Feet up in front of the fire, reading my favourite book – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts. Unfortunately this photo is totally staged… I never sit down, have a beer and read a book. I never have time! I normally only read when I’m travelling or in bed! But the Hitchhiker’s Guide books are my favourites – along with the Dirk Gently books, also written by Douglas Adams.
Why all the self-portraits recently? I joined the Limerick Camera Club earlier in the year – they have a competition night once a month and the challenge subject for December is “Self-portrait”.
I honestly didn’t think there would be so much effort involved in taking a self portrait. But in the process, I’ve found myself needing longing for some new equipment to make the job a little easier. The downside – there are a few more self portraits to come over the next week or so.
I think that’s my longest post ever!
Yet another attempt at a self portrait… this time the goal was to capture me where I’m happiest – Driving. Driving up O’Connell St. in Limerick in the five. Heater turned up to the last because the back passenger side window was wide open to accommodate the superclamp I used to mount the camera. Again, I really enjoyed taking this shot. I’ll have to invest in a 10-22mm Lens really really soon.
This shot gives away exactly how far behind I am on my 365 blog. I will catch up!
Another shoddy attempt at a self portrait. I actually didn’t realise I was staring across the Shannon (in flood) at what’s left of the floating Christmas tree. It crashed into the “New” bridge after breaking loose while it was being towed out to it’s mooring.
Setup the camera while I was working (9-5) late one evening. I think I can strike “Hand Model” off my list of potential future careers.
Today, I attempted to take a photo of myself for the “About” page. My first time attempting a self portrait. To be honest, it was brutal. I tried smiling, laughing, frowning, looking out the window (thoughtfully), screaming, wearing a helmet (don’t ask)… they were all awful. This is the best of a bad lot – the very last shot I took and I was getting annoyed with the whole idea at the time (I think you could figure this out from my expression). I didn’t get anything worth keeping for all my effort, so you’re stuck with a photo of a very fed up me!
I discovered a number of things today:
– My head is the shape of a bean, regardless of the position of the camera.
– I still hate having my photo taken – even when I’m the one taking the photo.
I just feel sorry for Síofra – she’s stuck with me all the time! 😉