I don't even know what happened. Was it the combination of the film's neutral colors and the soft light from the sun's setting that made the photos have that green hue? I can't figure it out. Either way, I'm happy with them, especially because my face isn't showing.

I did this shoot a while back.

beach coast giraffe mask pastel sea self-portrait sunset tower
Mamiya C330
Kodak Portra 160 NC
Laguna Beach, CA
United States
We are Animals


  1. dreamseller
    dreamseller ·

    great! great! great! i just love it!

  2. blanches_nickelodeon
    blanches_nickelodeon ·

    @dreamseller exactly what he said!

  3. feemail
    feemail ·

    Love the whole album! great setting!

  4. peropero
    peropero ·

    do you use the camera self timer? I love this kind of self-portraits but sometimes i'm just not 'fast enough' to run and 'strike a pose' after setting the timer hehehe

  5. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    @dreamseller @feemail thank you! <3 to you! @blanches_nickelodeon haha my friends and i say that all the time.

  6. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    @peropero i don't remember my mamiya having a self-timer, which sucks. i bring along my handy-dandy boyfriend with me when i go on shoots! so when i want to take self-portraits, i just frame it, set the exposure then position myself and strike a pose and tell him to click the shutter! haha

  7. peropero
    peropero ·

    HA! interesting! getting a boyfriend will be the solution, then! :)

  8. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    @peropero indeed! someone who is awfully patient even after you yell at them for putting their fingers in front of the lens as they click because they are not photographically inclined at all! haha

  9. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    hahaha, i do the same with my boyfriend (including the yelling part). great photo!

  10. simonesavo
    simonesavo ·


  11. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    @laurasulilly the yelling part makes any shoot really funny after... ;)

  12. 134340
    134340 ·

    great album!!

  13. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    @134340 thank you!

  14. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    Marvellous album!

  15. danbarry
    danbarry ·

    Stunning album. Great shots, great light, great idea.

  16. danbarry
    danbarry ·

    Stunning album. Great shots, great light, great idea.

  17. danbarry
    danbarry ·

    Stunning album. Great shots, great light, great idea.

  18. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    great shot! i do this with my girlfriend but she´s so impatient so it´s really hard. luckily i bought her a lc-a some years ago on a flea market and she used it quite often so she knows how to handle a camera. but the seagull and horizon are driving her crazy with the viewer.

  19. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    @bloomchen haha at least she's making an effort to do photography. my boyfriend is hopeless! he won't even join instagram! I mean come on, all you do is point and shoot... haha

  20. adash
    adash ·

    Creative framing.

  21. mariskaviska
    mariskaviska ·

    Love the castle in the background :p

  22. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    Congrats potd my friend (:

  23. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    Congrats potd my friend (:

  24. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    Congrats potd my friend (:

  25. marta1901
    marta1901 ·

    pic of the day! :) yay!!

  26. feelux
    feelux ·

    Congrats for PotD! :D

  27. sobetion
    sobetion ·

    Woooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooo!! Congrats to POTD dearrrrrrr <3<3<3

  28. ricoinbrooklyn
    ricoinbrooklyn ·


  29. kibs
    kibs ·

    Congrats on POTD! :)

  30. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Congratz on POTD!! Diogenette Giraffe?? Cool!!

  31. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Congrats for the POTD Michelle! :)

  32. coca
    coca ·


  33. paurizio
    paurizio ·

    Magical. Congrats for the POTD, I think yours are the best works around here!

  34. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·


  35. nia_ffm
    nia_ffm ·

    I love the pic and I want that mask!

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