Motivated by opposition...

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    ... 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!

    Lauren Eliza, Leaca's Philosophy, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ::cyndi:: 60 months ago | reply

      Thank you you so much, ladies!
      It really was kind of fun and horrible all at the same time! :-)

    2. catklein 60 months ago | reply

      you are too cute!!

    3. suz or sooze 60 months ago | reply

      sweet! and i love that word of yours "blarsty" . gonna have to start using that more ;)

    4. chimphappyhour 60 months ago | reply

      Great selfie! They're always good if you have a good smile and you have a good smile. (Mine never look right. :P )

      E.T.A.- I have to agree with you on the people who come up with really great selfies for their 365's. No idea how they do it, absolutely amazing!

    5. alibubba 60 months ago | reply

      This is so cute, Cyndi!!

    6. Kim Smith-Miller 60 months ago | reply

      Awww. This is WAY cute! And it definitely almost always works for me, too! Laughter really IS the best medicine... It's a cliche for a reason!

    7. maebeitsme 60 months ago | reply

      As always, too cute :-)

    8. Blacksheep of Omaha 60 months ago | reply

      This is sweet! Love it!

    9. Jeannette E. Spaghetti 60 months ago | reply

      You're so beautiful! Don't think any differently of yourself, mmmmkay!

    10. Meg.M 60 months ago | reply

      This is too cute! You look like you're having a good time taking the selfie.

      Good luck in round 3!

    11. K_wren [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      This is completely brilliant. Totally love it - makes me smile, too :-)

    12. Infinite Monkeys 60 months ago | reply

      Have I mentioned :>) or that you and your family are my fave?
      Fave

    13. jrpm12s 60 months ago | reply

      Cyndi, Cyndi, Cyndi. Thinking outside the box. The discomfort only lasts until you realize the amazing feeling of freedom. Adorable smile.

    14. casualbrewery 60 months ago | reply

      Great message about laughing everyday.

    15. Amy McGibbon Lang 60 months ago | reply

      congrats! and just so you know, I'm not the kind of person who'd say 'i told ya so!' ;P

    16. .debbie T 60 months ago | reply

      Oh I love this. I missed voting this round. I get so sidetracked. I am sorry that I couldn't vote, I would have voted for you....but glad you won anyway!!!!
      congrats!!!!
      --
      Seen in a discussion of the group "Flickr 64 Challenge - Game 3 , Round 4" (?)

    17. camillesau 60 months ago | reply

      How'd I miss this, sis? Of course I love it. It's full of wonderful.

    18. M.Ali Bhatti {trying to catch up with flickr} 60 months ago | reply

      nice focus! beautiful b&w shot...........

    19. Anniestarshine [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      its soo lovely and I like your humour

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