Self-portrait sitting on a garden bench

(Image Reference: 20140120A-G01082)

Today is apparently “Blue Monday” – it is the day we are allegedly feeling at our lowest. Caused by the lack of daylight, post-Christmas blue, and post-Christmas bills. And it’s a Monday.

Try to find the opportunity to take some time out, breath deeply and slowly. Sit or walk in the garden for a while. Or take a photograph or two.

This is a simple ‘selfie’…. sorry… that’s so 2013. This is a simple self-portrait, processed heavily in Lightroom to give a very gritty feel to it. With the blue Monday theme, I adjusted the colour balance to make the image a little bluer.

Settings: 1/10s, f/7.1, ISO 200. Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @24 mm.

You can see the other images from this shoot here: http://photos.imb.biz/other/bluemonday1401

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