I recently started reading the blog of my friend Kristy’s friend, Sarah. Did you catch that? In other words, Kristy is my friend, and Sarah is Kristy’s friend, and now I have Sarah’s blog in the Stalking folder of my Google Reader (but Kristy is in my Friend folder because she’s a real life friend). Sarah, like Kristy, is an ex-pat living in Oxford, so her blog is full of fun English adventures that make me a
little lot jealous. Of course, it helps that she has a knack for storytelling and a way with the camera. She has been taking self-portraits as a way to make sure she has photos of herself and recently started a link-up where we can all play along. (These link-ups are new to me, but I love them because it’s a great way to find out about awesome blogs. One thing that I love about the Internet is how one blog leads to another and that leads to another and so on.)
Since I’m usually behind the camera, too, I decided to give it a try. I attempted to take a self-timer picture of my afternoon activity (which is folding laundry – exciting!!) but my autofocus just would not cooperate. Apparently, my camera thought it was boring. Then my sis called to talk paint colors. While we were chatting, I noticed my reflection in the mirror on my desk and decided to use that instead. So here I am doing one of my favorite things – chatting with my sister.
Of course, I had to take a few shots before I got one that actually had me in focus and showed a majority of my face. Here’s a bonus out-take showing one of my favorite framed photos – my grandpa and granny, so young and in love.
If you’re interested, head on over to Sarah’s blog and check out some of the other self-portraits.