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.

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17 Comments:

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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