This week’s photo challenge is “Selfie.”
I don’t ever take pics of myself (I like being *behind* the camera, thank you very much), but I have two photos I took that did manage to capture me … one on purpose, one by accident.
First, the accident:
“Hello Cindi! Watch your balance!”
June 2006 – my first visit to Norway, and we were on the newly made tourist bridge/overlook, Stegastein, overlooking Aurlandsfjorden, a very small arm of Sognesfjorden, the world’s largest, longest and deepest fjord. I was so focused on looking through the glass and down to Aurland and the fjord, and feeling a little apprehensive about it, that I didn’t notice until I uploaded my images that I was in the shot too.
Next, the one on purpose:
“Hello, Jan and Cindi! Keep those hats on to protect yourselves from that strong NZ summer sun!”
December 2011 on the South Island in Queenstown, New Zealand.
From Wikipedia: A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networking. They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer or the photographer and as many people as can be in focus. Selfies taken that involve multiple people are known as “group selfies”. In August 2013 the Guardian produced a film series titled Thinkfluencer exploring selfie exposure in the UK. Denoting a pathological condition: Selfieism.