Weekly Photo Challenge – Selfie

Now I didn’t want to hold my camera away from me and try snapping as it would be a bit too much of a close up for anyone’s comfort.

So I wheeled out the tripod and positioned the camera facing the mirror at a slight angle. When the light came through the patio doors and formed a pattern on the wall, the props came out, including the remote shutter release.

Daytime Reader
Daytime Reader

Of course it didn’t take long for The Hound to come sniffing along to find out what I was up to and remind me that it was almost time for a walk.

Reading Interrupted
Reading Interrupted

More selfies to come, but I hope you enjoy these.

102 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Selfie

      1. Likewise..I have been really busy doing more courses on photography and graphic design and with so many assignments I had little time to follow up posts and be interactive..
        I will start again soon after my upcoming exhibition next week..
        I’ll post something soon !
        What have you been doing with your time? Traveling or more courses !๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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      2. Course on web design and getting myself off the ground. Accountant on Thursday…..let me know of this exhibition – any links? No major travels but looking into Cuba for next year….๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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      3. I’m planing a major Asia trip in September ..Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo ..I’m so apprehensive ..but excited in the same time..I need a lot of research and planning..

        I’ll post a link to exhibition soon..I’m living exciting times !
        Shame you are not in London to come to my Private Viewing on The 16th of July !๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

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      4. Oh yes the exhibition is in London between the 13-18th of July and it would be great if you can make it !
        ..Asia trip is visiting only ..hopefully I can take my iPad to make some postings on my blog..otherwise ..the old fashion way..pen and paper..drawings and memoires !)))

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  1. Too cute! Haha! I have to say… it would have made my day to see one of you holding your camera at arm’s length with either the interior of your car or the bathroom shower curtain in the background. Oh, and you with ducklips! Haha! You know… really class it up. xx


      1. Well, I’m considering using a long canvas instead of a standard 16×20 or something similar. Still playing with it… Your composition is so great that it might be best to stay with those dimensions. Thoughts?


  2. Great shots and taking the image through a mirror was a great idea.

    I’ve used that one myself.

    I like the shadow and light in the B & W images you’ve shared – very creatively done. I would love to see some more ‘selfies’ too. I guess with your weather, it’s hard to get outdoors much anyway.


  3. There you are, MM! Would have missed this but had three minutes to sit down today and troll…..not that I’m calling you a troll…no, no, no, smiling with alter ego in hand and not even a wee bit of egg on my face!
    Superior Selfie-Shot…of both you and The Hound. Jots


  4. Finally, the face behind the camera! I have to confess, this is quite possibly the best selfie I’ve seen. Love the Irish cable cardigan and slippers…and a personal library to boot. A man after my own heart ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. I am a bit humbled by your outstanding composition of a selfie MM, as my own was just a random, imbalanced shot taken in a cafe by my selfie-obsessed teen!

    You and Hound look great (methinks Hound has a classic Grecian profile)

    (Technically tripods and selfies are an oxymoron) ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Loooove the slippers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome selfies. Never thought about a tripod. Who takes selfies with a bulky dslr camera anyway? Selfies were invented as soon as phones had cameras.


      1. I am not the most photogenic individual. It is probably best that I am always behind the camera…by a couple hundred yards. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Oh, wonderful self portraits – I really like the second one, a very cute smile. :))
    And I look forward to see more of your self portraits.


  8. I love these! What a great idea for selfies! Love the use of black and white too. Very well done! Maybe I will get brave enough to take a selfie one of these days – you have inspired me!


    1. There you are, I think it is way better using a tripod and getting a much better composition. Don’t have to be full on in the lens of the camera and can provide for more shadows etc.. So go on give it a try. MM ๐Ÿ€


  9. Neat idea to use a mirror in this way…….and at least it proves you’re not a Vampire! I especially like the second shot, because the angle of your face catches the light a little more…….oh yeah and there’s a dog in that one….:0).


  10. LOVE this! So nice to see your “mug” up close! (A nice mug, at that!)
    And I love how the light on the lamp makes a star on the one where you are smiling! (Like they do on videos..). A Lucky happenstance or well-calculated?
    Ya know, I get the exact same look from Zeke every morning!


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