Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SPC - Blue 2

The theme for this month's Self Portrait Challenge is "Blue".

My favorite coffee mugs are a set of 3 cobalt blue ones that I have. I like that they're big enough to pour a generous-sized cup into, and I just really love the color. It's a very rich blue.

To see that others are doing with blue, click here to visit the SPC website.



Blogger Jeremy Stockwell said...

Nice use of flash. The blown out features and dark background really make the blue mug the focus.

2/12/2008 8:54 AM  
Blogger Red said...

I love this picture. The mug is so blue and what it does to your eyes is cool.

2/12/2008 1:39 PM  
Blogger Vedrana M. said...

looks cool! :)

2/12/2008 3:35 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

i agree with red. the mug really compliments your eyes...

2/12/2008 5:33 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

So do you turn into Satan when you drink from these mugs? I'm just asking.

2/13/2008 11:17 AM  
Blogger hollibobolli said...

I love this picture too... and the mug. After all my mug making - I left every big mug in OKC, so I can't have a big mug of cocoa.. it's really sucked!! I've been drinking big hot glasses!!

2/13/2008 2:16 PM  
Blogger m. heart said...

this is really striking!

2/13/2008 5:33 PM  
Blogger Vesper said...

what a great photo!

2/13/2008 7:54 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I agree with Jeremy. I'm not a fan of flash but this really works. The mug, your eyes and the stripes on your shirt just pop.

2/13/2008 8:08 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

That's a fabulous mug! Love the color and that it's oversize. Great pic!

PS...I'm still reading at least a few blogs, including yours, but not commenting as often as I'd like because of a sheer lack of time!!

2/13/2008 9:30 PM  
Blogger luzie said...

love that blue mug! :)

2/14/2008 7:59 AM  
Blogger kristen said...

great photo JC. i love the contrast of your mug with your eyes...the check is in the mail.

2/14/2008 8:12 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

great photo. great blue!
i like a generous cuppa myself. in fact i'm having one right now.

2/14/2008 4:34 PM  
Blogger REENblack said...

I really like the contrast in this!!!

2/16/2008 9:32 AM  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

everybody needs a blue mug!

2/16/2008 4:22 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

wow!!! great job on capturing such a striking photo!

2/17/2008 7:09 PM  
Blogger JC said...

Thanks everyone! I'm really blown away by the response to this.

I don't use flash much, but I knew I wanted to for this. I had envisioned a kind of Arbus-like image (not in quality, but in style) with my ugly mug lit up by the flash, but I chickened out on that kind of honesty and upped the contrast to smooth things out a little.

2/17/2008 11:27 PM  

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