|I started seriously lifting weights at age 16, once I reached my 30's I found that I didn't have enough time to do serious body building anymore. My lifting became sporadic, but luckily I have a body type that responds well to any weightlifting I find time to do. Perhaps someday I'll devote more time to it again. One of the things that I miss most about lifting is that it helped increase my mental discipline and focus. There is something neat about being in a gym, ignoring everything and everybody around me, and totally focusing on a physical task--trying to acheive maximum contraction from each muscle. I haven't come across anything that creates quite the same sense of well being.|
I am in my mid 40's. No I am not narcissistic. I love
photography and am studying lighting. My family doesn't always
cooperate with me when I want to practice with my camera so that leaves
me with . . . me as a subject. I was kind of surprised how this
photo exercise worked out. I had light from a setting sun shining
through a window and I bounced some of it off of a white foam
board sitting opposite my shadowed side. At the particular time
when this photo was taken I had not been lifting weights for many
months. I wasn't in good shape, but the residual mass and
definition I had acquired in my youth and creative lighting that
emphasized contours yielded an interesting photo of a middle aged guy.
I'll post more photos as the years accumulate.
I am doing another lighting experiment two year after the above
picture. This page seems to be turning into more of a
commentary about my photography than my bodybuilding.|
I positioned a flash unit behind me and bounced it off of a reflector positioned firectly overhead. Pretty neat effect!