I have started up a new blogging account with Google's blogger. I've already moved many of my previous xanga entries over there.
If any followers could subscribe to the RSS feed there, that would be lovely. (And for those a little behind on the tech curve, this is my guide to RSS feeds.)
THE NEW BLOG
Today I leave for Spain for a 4 month study abroad trip. Hopefully that means more frequent updates for this blog.
I'm reminded of Juanes' song "Hoy Me Voy" (Today I Leave) even if only the title itself is indicative of what I'm about to do. I think the self portrait below is fitting as well. I have calmly been waiting since freshman year to step into this new and beautiful Spanish world - and now I'm finally doing it.
Variations on the window portrait below the jump
I took a host of self-portraits on my last day at NU this year. I've been meaning to do some for awhile, but always found myself too tired or busy. But on the last day of school I found myself in a room which almost everything packed, most of my friends gone, and virtually nothing to do. So I spent a good few hours taking self-portraits, and it was certainly harder than I thought it would be! I had to take several shots of the same pose because every single time I'd notice something minor that I wanted to tweak, and also because I wanted to experiment with different exposure settings. In the end I got some shots I'm very happy with.
Here's the first of my new self-portraits!
I can be incredibly indecisive when it comes to editing and what I want my final product to look like.
Below are some edits I considered. The first two are different and the third is the picture from above for comparison.