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Self Portrait


Once a year –actually the past two years-==I’ve had to do a self portrait as the assignment for the photography class I’m taking with Ricky Tims and a huge crew of very talented photographers. I do not like self portraits–and I discovered that most of the others didn’t either. So—

I set up the tripod in our bedroom. To be sure I had it aimed correctly I asked my husband to sit on the couch. He obliged with one of his intellectual poses.

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So now it was all ready. All I had to do was push the timer and rush to be seated. But he decided I needed some props–the coffee cup was already there–and Dora was on the floor next to his computer. Dora laid down on his pillow behind me and sniffed at my neck.

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it is very tickly as you might imagine. Perhaps Toby might be convinced to pose.

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nope–too much clutter in the background. Time to move the angle of the camera.

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a bit of cropping and this is what I submitted. I am still in my nightgown and that is my second cup of coffee.

Tomorrow–the self portrait I did in fiber.

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