Motivated by opposition...

... not usually my strong suit, motivation by an opponent, I mean...

 

This is my entry for the Flickr64 Challenge.

 

When I saw that I was up against www.flickr.com/photos/pam_ela/ I went to study her stream. (ok... we all do that right?) I saw she does a lot of amazing self portraits. Amazing because she's young and beautiful but, also because she's a fantastic photographer!

 

Coincidentally... a friend had recommended I do a selfie for the last round and I thought NO WAY... I don't do selfies unless they are silly or for FGR or I'm being an idiot and I usually cop out and use my iMac webcam. For a real selfie, I'd have to get out the remote and tripod and look at them when I'm done and pick myself apart and think about the laws of gravity and aging and GAH!!!! It was too much!

 

So, thank you pam.ela for the inspiration! I actually didn't die from doing a selfie, had fun rolling around, trying to stay in the focal point, and keep the remote out of the photo... and then gimping while in the most uncomfortable postions on the floor.

Then the editing... converting, cropping, framing, laughing, stressing... oh so fun!!

 

Honestly - now I have a tremendous respect for the 365ers who do daily artistic shots! WOW! Bravo to you!

 

AND - I do try to laugh everyday, but in my house that's not too hard to do!

I have a funny familly!

 

 

 

 

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Taken on May 17, 2009