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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sallyacious said...

That? Is an awesome photo. And a fantastic explanation. What a great approach to the theme.

JC said...

Neat shot! You have to pay attention to get a glimps of you... well done!

Carly said...

Hi Vicki :)

I like taking photos like that one as well. I am having a difficult time seeing it clearly, sometimes pictures have a slightly jumbled look to them, but anyway, I have come to know you as such a sweet and kind friend, that in my mind you are beauty personified. :) Yep. :)

Janet said...

I love pictures like this...kind of an "I spy" thing :-)

Kiva said...

Yes, that's a really good self-portrait! You are more than what you look like.