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 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 and 8 more people faved this
  • Leaca 6y

    LOVE this!!!!!
  • ::cyndi:: 6y

    Thank you you so much, ladies!
    It really was kind of fun and horrible all at the same time! :-)
  • cat klein 6y

    you are too cute!!
  • suz or sooze 6y

    sweet! and i love that word of yours "blarsty" . gonna have to start using that more ;)
  • chimphappyhour 6y

    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!
  • Ali U 6y

    This is so cute, Cyndi!!
  • Kim Smith-Miller 6y

    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!
  • Mae 6y

    As always, too cute :-)
  • Blacksheep of Omaha 6y

    This is sweet! Love it!
  • Jeannette E. Spaghetti 6y

    You're so beautiful! Don't think any differently of yourself, mmmmkay!
  • Meg 6y

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

    Good luck in round 3!
  • K_wren 6y

    This is completely brilliant. Totally love it - makes me smile, too :-)
  • Infinite Monkeys 6y

    Have I mentioned :>) or that you and your family are my fave?
  • jrpm12s 6y

    Cyndi, Cyndi, Cyndi. Thinking outside the box. The discomfort only lasts until you realize the amazing feeling of freedom. Adorable smile.
  • casualbrewery 6y

    Great message about laughing everyday.
  • Amy McGibbon Lang 6y

    congrats! and just so you know, I'm not the kind of person who'd say 'i told ya so!' ;P
  • debbie T 6y

    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!!!!
    Seen in a discussion of the group "Flickr 64 Challenge - Game 3 , Round 4" (?)
  • Camille Sauvager 6y

    How'd I miss this, sis? Of course I love it. It's full of wonderful.
  • M.Ali Bhatti 6y

    nice focus! beautiful b&w shot...........
  • Anniestarshine 6y

    its soo lovely and I like your humour
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