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Legs Again

By cattyal  
Another session that didn't turn out as planned. It wasn't until I'd got changed back into my comfortable clothes and looked at the pics that I realised I'd made a wrong choice of underwear. Something more Bridget Jones like might be appropriate to cover my backside Smile

Hey ho - the front view wasn't too bad though....... a bit more light on the right hand would be good but again I didn't realise that until I looked at the images. I'll add that I was perched on top of a small table to enable me to get a decent angle with the camera so just took loads precariously balanced and am not inclined to try again this evening Smile

It's all useful experience though......

Tags: Self portrait Legs Digitally manipulated Sp Portraits and people

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14 Jul 2011 8:34PM
Great Pins, nothing wrong with the underwear, just a good shot gets my vote.
Regards Roy
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 8:59PM
Can't fault your audacity AliTongue

In Chelters a fortnight tomorrow & the Saturday tooWink

SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
14 Jul 2011 9:18PM
Fabulous. Smile
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
14 Jul 2011 10:35PM
Thanks everyone Smile

The knickers were fine this way round - the rear view left an awful lot to be desired - and not in a good way Smile Happily, for some strange reason, the pins always look ok - they don't look like that in the mirror!

Blimey Adrian - you're venturing down here? Take it easy Smile
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 10:13AM
Alison, wow, light is exellent, and i really like the way your hands add to to and frame the skirt. The pin sharp shoes are great with the focus slowely drifting of up the legs.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 12:07PM
Looks good from here.

tmann 16 4 2 United States
15 Jul 2011 2:35PM
undies are just fine,
plus the legs create the draw anyway
light and presentation are great
This works for me
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 4:18PM
Now that's one hell of a CLASSY shot !......super quality, & love the 'desaturated' colours allied to the textured b/g....& all so beautifully crisp....1st class piece of work !!

10/10 for the pic !......12/10 for the legs !!

I could never look this good in a ballet tu-tu ????.GrinGrinGrin
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
15 Jul 2011 6:35PM
I think you should insure those legs Wink
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
15 Jul 2011 8:35PM
Thanks again everyone and thank you Pete for the HC Smile

I've just looked through the other shots and I think this was the best of the bunch - I won't bore you with any more!

That said, I'm thinking about white net next time?
wyatturp 15 2 England
15 Jul 2011 9:28PM
Super picture but please be careful...

cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
15 Jul 2011 10:27PM
Thanks Doug - happily the ceiling is low enough that I can 'hold' on to that when I moved about - I have no plans to fall off the table - there is no-one to pick me up Smile
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
16 Jul 2011 12:03PM
This is so unusual and tastefully done that I'm not at all surprised at all the positive response. I really like the toning of the legs and also the way the body flares up to the top fringe like a delicate flower.
You certainly take self portraits to a whole other level.
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
16 Jul 2011 1:56PM
Thanks again everyone and thank you Joline Smile I'm about to try a white version - if I can find the white gloves Smile I only have tacky gold shoes in the same style as those on here - they'll do I think - a tacky gold handbag would be natty accessory too - I'll add that to my shopping list!
bfgstew 14 668 105 England
16 Jul 2011 4:58PM
Very classy Alison, elegantly taken.

White would be nice but without the tacky stuff, maybe just a simple pair of ballet shoes?

Congrats on the HC.
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
16 Jul 2011 5:07PM
Thanks Stewart Smile The white attempt today didn't really work too well- there are one or two that might be ok but the black definitely comes out better.

The only ballet shoes I have are black pointe shoes - maybe I'll see if I can track down some cheap standard satin ones (they sadly don't come cheap and my dancing en pointe days are very long gone!)
paulashby 12 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 9:52AM
A great shot, great legs, great comp and great colour.
17 Jul 2011 11:12AM
very creative image, really like it
the colouring works very nicely

cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
17 Jul 2011 11:51AM
Thanks again everyone Smile I picked up some rather nice black gloves in town this morning (reduced from 5 to 75p - I do like a bargain). I might see what I can come up with later on today......
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
18 Jul 2011 1:19AM

Quote:5 to 75p - I do like a bargain

So do I, I`m always browsing around charity shops looking for props, could be anything from woman`s shoes to hand bags, christ knows what other customers and shop assistants are thinking, not that I care Smile

Very good is this.
kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
7 Aug 2011 11:00AM
Once again I come back to this shot...........

And I see my comment appears to have disappeared (or did I not post it here?).
I LOVE this picture and although I have studied it quite a bit, I can't work out why it hits the mark so well with me.
The only thing that would make it better is being able to see it large hanging on the wall.

Unfortunately, as I am no longer an e2 member I can't give you my award.

cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
7 Aug 2011 12:15PM
Ah - I presume you didn't comment before Roy - all the others are still there - or maybe it's just personal Smile

Glad you, and everyone else, like/s it though. I plan to sort out some prints later today so might try a modest sized version and see how it comes out. Meanwhile I've got a gas mask to clean up a bit and try out Smile
Sean_Dillon 12 2 2 England
15 Jan 2012 7:32PM
This is probably one of my favourite images on the site, stunning in every way.
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
15 Jan 2012 8:13PM
Thanks John - sadly those stockings now have ruddy great ladders down them - maybe I'll just rip them up a bit more and go for a more grungy look next time Smile

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