Light attaches

A woman sitting in a window, silhouetted by a sunset.

Last week’s photo challenge was a really interesting one. We were asked to photograph a line from a song, and given extra credit if we used the first one the 52Frames line generator gave us.

I decided to go all out and try the generator. The line it gave me actually struck me, too: “All at once you look across a crowded room, to see the way that light attaches to a girl.” For those who don’t know it (like me, almost two weeks ago), it’s from A Long December, by The Counting Crows.

True, I couldn’t shoot the whole lyric. Crowded rooms are sort of outlawed right now. But that second half… that was something I could work with.

Unfortunately, it was going to mean another self-portrait. And as I told you in my first 52Frames post, self-portraits aren’t something I’m a fan of. My only saving grace with this one is that most of me of is in shadow.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the final image came out. It’s actually a combination of two pictures—one to get my silhouette and the highlights on my face and hair, and one to get the proper sunrise colours in the window. True, I messed up a little bit in combining them, but I still think it looks alright.

And, more importantly, it came out almost as well as I was picturing in my head.

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