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Tue Apr 14, 2015, 06:06 AM

The Photographer: Self Portrait

I thought it might be fun to see who is behind the camera most of the time
by turning the camera around and pointing it at ourselves.

I'll start with a shot I took while returning from our weekend trip to DC to see the cherry blossoms.
We rode the train--which was fun!--and it was a real challenge to get a shot without a blurred
background (shot was taken while moving) and lighting that felt right.

How about the rest of you? Care to share a selfie?!?


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Reply The Photographer: Self Portrait (Original post)
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 OP
trusty elf Apr 2015 #1
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #2
trusty elf Apr 2015 #3
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #4
Mira Apr 2015 #13
Binkie The Clown Apr 2015 #5
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #6
Binkie The Clown Apr 2015 #7
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #8
alfredo Apr 2015 #9
alfredo Apr 2015 #10
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #11
alfredo Apr 2015 #22
Mira Apr 2015 #12
alfredo Apr 2015 #23
Mira Apr 2015 #24
alfredo Apr 2015 #27
alfredo Apr 2015 #31
Mira Apr 2015 #32
alfredo Apr 2015 #33
Mira Apr 2015 #34
alfredo Apr 2015 #40
elleng Apr 2015 #28
alfredo Apr 2015 #30
Mira Apr 2015 #14
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #17
Mira Apr 2015 #18
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #19
Mira Apr 2015 #15
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #16
Solly Mack Apr 2015 #20
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #37
Solly Mack Apr 2015 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #21
Mira Apr 2015 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #26
elleng Apr 2015 #29
bluesbassman Apr 2015 #35
mnhtnbb Apr 2015 #36
bluedigger Apr 2015 #39
Mz Pip Apr 2015 #41

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 06:24 AM

1. Very nice self-portrait!

I'll rummage around and see if I can find a selfie. I'll be hard pressed to find one as good as this, though.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 06:30 AM

2. I'd love to see yours!

This was a fun little project to keep myself entertained while my husband was taking a nap and I didn't feel like
reading. It was pure serendipity that the outside landscape corresponded to a decent interior shot while moving.


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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 07:15 AM

3. Here's one...



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Response to trusty elf (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 09:12 AM

4. I love it!

Who's accompanying whom?!?

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:14 PM

13. YUP

that's you alright!!!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 12:48 PM

5. I can't risk breaking the camera!

As it is, I have to sneak up on mirrors to keep from cracking them with my horrifying visage.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 12:58 PM

6. I don't believe it.

C'mon. Reveal the artist!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:12 PM

7. You asked for it!



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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:34 PM

8. I still don't believe it.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:37 PM

9. Paradise is missing one of its 72 virgins

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:44 PM

10. This is not a self portrait. My wife took this photo. At my 70th birthday dinner.



She made me put on my hat. My bald pate was creating a glare.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:47 PM

11. I like it!

Did you hand her the camera? Or compose the shot in any way? Or does she
enjoy playing with cameras, too?!?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 09:49 PM

22. I handed the camera to her at her request. She made me put on my hat

and strike that pose. I did the conversion to B&W in post.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:14 PM

12. Awesome -

both that we get to see your handsome self, and that you posted it

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Response to Mira (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 09:55 PM

23. This is the first image of myself I've posted online. There's some baby pictures, but nothing

contemporary. This is the first one I've liked.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 10:35 PM

24. Honestly,

I thought there had been a visual of your present self at some time. I knew from that you had a beard. But I could have been dreaming.
You are handsome indeed, and the photo is stellar. Pass on my compliments if you wish.

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Response to Mira (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 10:41 PM

27. Thank you. I will tell her.

I think I did post some image, possibly a partially obscured self portrait. I think I used one as my avatar.

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Response to Mira (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 12:46 PM

31. Just heard that my sister's hunger ad is up for an ADDY.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 08:32 PM

32. Is that she at the piano?

I hope she wins!!! it's a great ad that conveys lots of feeling.

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Response to Mira (Reply #32)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 09:19 PM

33. Yes, that is her. The ad is a long shot, so she doesn't want to get expectations up.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #33)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 10:35 PM

34. Crossing my fingers

We'll anticipate a celebration

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Response to Mira (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 11:25 PM

40. She doesn't care, she's just having fun.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 12:36 AM

28. LOVE IT, alfredo!

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Response to elleng (Reply #28)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 12:44 PM

30. Thank you.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:15 PM

14. Beautiful and calm.

That's how you look.

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Response to Mira (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:34 PM

17. Calm is the operative word!

We decided to upgrade to a 'roomette' on the trip back. They are tiny, tiny,
private cabins to accommodate two people. There was an upper berth--which the attendant
put down--where my husband was napping. That meant I had the two reclining seats-- which
faced each other--to my self. We sat in coach seats on the way up and were surrounded
by a family with 4 kids--all well behaved--but one young enough to need constant attention
and supervision. And the cell phones! On planes you can't use cell phones, but on the train
everyone was having a conversation! So, you nailed it: it was worth the extra $$ both for my
husband to nap and me not to listen to constant chatter! We still ended up paying less than it would
have cost to fly. DC was SO crowded--awful traffic--that driving would have been a nightmare. We took
the train and used the Metro. Piece of cake.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:53 PM

18. Love the train. Wish it were better.

I take it out of High Point.
It's calling me already....

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Response to Mira (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 04:54 PM

19. I wish we had a fast train from Durham to DC connecting to a fast train to NY and

more trains everywhere! I also love riding the train.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:16 PM

15. Here's mine.

April 1 / NOLA / City Bus rear view mirror

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Response to Mira (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:27 PM

16. That is a fun one--very mysterious--behind the dark glasses!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 07:24 PM

20. Very nice!

Uh...No. (for my selfie)

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 07:00 AM

37. Have you moved, yet, Solly?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #37)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:26 AM

38. Not yet. Which sucks since I did all that pre-packing.

Going to remain with my current doctors until the end of summer at least.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 08:37 PM

21. I don't have any recent selfies either--my husband took this one on my 70th birthday:



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 10:36 PM

25. You look happy and integrated.

Just how you present yourself!
Thank you for this, Peggy, and some day, I hope we will sit down for tea.

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Response to Mira (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 10:41 PM

26. Wouldn't that be fun, my dear Mira!

I hope we can do that too.

Thanks for your kind words...

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 12:37 AM

29. Such a nice picture, bb!

Love the traveling part too!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 01:53 AM

35. Nice photo bb! Love the shadows and contrast!

Don't have any that I've done myself, but I kinda like this one that my guitarist's brother took of me engaged in my other passion.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #35)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 06:59 AM

36. Nice to see you

playing!



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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 12:56 PM

39. Don't really have any good selfies.

But this was taken with my camera up on Imogene Pass a few years ago.
By a Professional (food) Photographer, too, I might add! Keep your snarky comments to yourselves.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:33 AM

41. Not a selfie

But I did make a few adjustments.

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