********************** It's almost one in the morning and I'm still up. This is not a normal occurrence. I made the incredible mistake of taking a very short nap today after work, and I am now paying the price. I have no doubt, my early bird riser will be up again at the crack of dawn, and I'm being very generous by saying the crack of dawn. Because of this, I'm predicting a difficult day for myself tomorrow. I'm not one of those lucky people that can get a few hours of sleep and function normally the next day. I hate those people. You know who you are! Okay, hate's a bit strong, maybe jealous is the right word. Yes, jealous. VERY jealous. Not only do I not function, I also look like H, E, double chopsitcks, or hockey sticks as my husband would say. That's why you find me here, writing a blog at one in the morning. So, let me just get on with this so I can get myself to bed!
I HATE getting my photo taken. I like to have pictures of myself, but to get pictures of myself, I sort of have to get my photo taken. Its a bit of a conundrum. Nine times out of ten, I absolutely hate the photo too! As a photographer, you would think I would have all kinds of great photos of myself. I don't. I have very, very few to be honest. And even fewer of ones that I actually like. Sooooooooo, having said this, I decided to take some self portraits. The thought of it made me feel all uncomfortable and just plain icky, but I did it anyway. Yup, I'm tough like that. I didn't put too much thought into it. Held the camera at arms length and started snapping. I got a few that I sort of liked, or that I found at least a bit interesting. Used my good ole lensbaby, so some of them look weirdly out of focus, but I like that. Perfection is waaaaaay overrated sometimes, and a lot of times, just plain boring. Think I need to get my photo taken more often, because, the fact is, I need to know how it feels to be on the other side of the camera. I'm sure most people I photograph feel the same way I do and it's a good thing to feel their pain. The more I experience it for myself, hopefully the more I can ease the pain for them. :-) Time for bed.