Friday, 2 June 2017

Photo 1

The first photo of the year was a hard one to choose. It could have been any number of things to mark my 50th - birthday cards, balloons, banners, birthday breakfast or birthday lunch

It could have been a shot of my day at the van - blue skies, a walk along the lane behind us or a stroll along the front with the beach and sea as a backdrop. 


It could have been a photo of my birthday night out at the casino, but photos aren't allowed. 

In the end I chose to mark the beginning of my 50th year in the way I hope to continue it, by stepping out of my comfort zone every now and then. 


It is quite simply a photo of myself. In a world of selfies a lot of people would find my reluctance to plaster my mug all over the internet rather odd but I would rather be behind the camera than in front of it. 

At the ripe old age of 50 I am beyond pouting, tilting my head to hide double chins or looking coyly into a lens. I've also yet to master filters to make me look less wrinkled and I can only just multi-task by smiling and holding a camera at the same time. What you see is the real me.


It's actually a photo of a photo and the choppy bob hairstyle is still a work in progress but it's not too bad. I'll be happy when photo 2 is posted and this one moves down a few notches. 


Xxx


16 comments:

  1. it's a lovely photo. No filter needed. Know what you mean about selfies. I give them a go every now and then but I'm not keen. Violet and I went through my Gram last week to see how many selfies I had this year. I think it was 3 in total. We then went to another account of someone we know in real life, in the past six weeks or so, she had 35! Each to their own!!!
    xx

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    1. Thank you my friend :) Forgetting the laptop worked out fine as this only stayed at the top of the page for a few minutes haha.

      Having tried to take a couple of selfies while out and about I have a certain admiration for people who feel comfortable enough to stand in the middle of a crowd posing. I tried a couple with the beach as a backdrop but people were there and I was so self conscious I looked like somebody had stuck a poker up my bum. For some reason I find it hard to smile and click at the same time as well.

      Best left to the young 'uns I think. xx

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    1. Thank you thrift deluxe. There are hardly any photos of me so I thought I'd better start adding a few - just in case! xx

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  3. You look lovely; no filters needed!

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    1. Thank you Bless that's a lovely thing to say. If I could alter anything it would be the crease on my nose - what's all that about haha. The crows feet around the eyes don't bother me - it shows I've laughed a lot! xx

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  4. I'm 60 and there are very few photos of me. I know what you mean. You do look good and doing things that make you come out of your comfort zone is a great idea.

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    1. Thank you Tania, that's a lovely thing to say. Its the same here with photos, very few of me and hardly any recent ones. Oh, I didn't like coming out of my comfort zone with this at all. Not sure I'll be doing it again in a hurry. xx

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  5. Very nice! Love the hair!

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    1. Thank you Janice. I'm aiming for a choppy bob. Not sure exactly what stage it's at at the moment though! xx

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  6. Ya look gorgeous missus.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thank you my friend. I was glad I was playing catch up with this photo project and my mug wasn't up there for very long :) Hope all is well with you and the family. xx

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  7. You look lovely Suzanne. No need for any filters. I'm another who would much prefer to be behind the lense than in front. I do wish I had a bit more confidence that way. X

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    1. Thank you Jules. Oh yes, I would definitely rather take the photo than be in it. I much prefer being quietly confident without feeling the need to plaster my face all over the place but I do think the children should have at least a few photos to remember me by - just in case haha. xx

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  8. Well I just think you look lovely on the photo. I think my daughter might shrivel up and spontaneously combust if she doesn't take 15 selfies a day!!

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    1. Why thank you my friend :) I think selfies are just a way of life now aren't they. Was watching the One Love concert last night and it tickled me the amount of phones being held up. If I'm taking a photo of little video of something at school I always feel like I've missed out on the real thing. xx

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