Sunday, June 01, 2008
Photo Hunt: Self
We were to take photos of some part of ourselves this week for the Photo Hunt. I've always avoided posting photos of myself, preferring to be known by my words and pictures. Besides, there really aren't any parts of me that make for great viewing, so I wasn't planning to play this time.
Then I ran across this shot while clearing out my photo files. I considered it a failure because, among other things, I had accidentally caught myself in the reflection. I was going for that hawk in the sky, as seen in the rear view mirror of the car. The hawk looked a lot bigger in reality, and I thought the warning on the mirror would make for a funny caption.
Anyway. As I looked at it again, finger poised on the Delete button, I thought about this week's photo hunt. This picture may not be flattering, and it won't win any awards, but it does capture the eccentric part of me that notices things like that hawk. It captures me there in the background, slightly unreal, watching, seeing, trying to stop time. And I thought, Yeah ... that part of me I like. I can share that little bit.
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