This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has had me on the run. This is what Cherie over at the WordPress Daily Post says:
‘…whether you love it or hate it, selfie-portraiture is indeed a thing, and an expression of our ever-evolving culture in our digital age.’
Very true, but I don’t make a habit of taking photographs of myself! I know that others taking part in this challenge will be much more creative and cleverer than I, suggestions of silhouettes and shadows abound in this Challenge post.
Then it came to me. A photograph I took when on holiday in France in 2012. I remembered a day when I was upstairs in the bedroom of the farmhouse where Hubby and I were staying. I was faffing about with my camera because I was having problems with a couple of its settings.
There was a full length mirror in the room and at last, having fixed the problem, I remember looking up and noticing I was standing in front of it. For some unaccountable reason, I decided to test my camera, using the flash, by taking a photo of myself standing in front of the mirror to see what would happen, what it would look like. I liked the way the flash ‘bounced’ off the glass of the mirror.
Who knew that I would be using that very photograph for a blog post sometime in the not too distant future…
Problem solved then! Here is the end result, my selfie, after some heavy editing of brightness, contrast and cropping which I did for the purposes of this post.