52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 52 Self-Portrait

Well, we made it. All 52 of the Smartphone Challenges. Although I was naturally reluctant to meet the final brief – a self-portrait “that shows us who others think you are”.

Anyway, Madame thinks that this is a nice picture of me and frankly hers is the only opinion that carries much weight.

Now, that was fun wasn’t it? But what am I going to do next year?

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 52 Self-Portrait



52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 1 – Self-portrait

Khurt Williams at islandinthenet.com is starting a new 52 Week Smartphone Photography, and with the best of intentions I’ve decided to give it a go.

The topic for the first week is the intriguing one of taking a self-portrait “that tells us who you are, without actually showing your face.’

This photo was taken with my iPhone 7 (as I expect most future ones will be) and I think pretty much defines me.

Certainly it reveals where I spend a probably disproportionate part of my time: at my (distressingly untidy) desk. All the key elements are here:

  • the iPad from which I have to be surgically removed
  • my Mac desktop – open at my WordPress photo library, of course
  • various Grateful Dead paraphernalia
  • a pair of Bluetooth earphones
  • and a poster of the greatest football team in the history of all known universes.

52 Week Smartphone Challenge 1

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

According to this reflection in a distorting mirror at Chateau de Maillant, I seem to have lost quite a bit of weight recently. And that is unusual.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

52 Weeks Photography Challenge: Week 3 – Self-Portrait

Week 3 of the 52 Weeks Photo Challenge being hosted by thegirlthatdreamsawake calls for a self-portrait.

Oh. This is not a topic I care for. At all.

In fact, I find it hard to think of anything worse, or anything I’m less interested in as a photographer. And don’t even get me started on selfie sticks, which I’ve railed against elsewhere.

However, since I like to see things through once I’ve started them, I’ll go along with it and hope for better things in Week 4.

So, courtesy of Apple’s Photo Booth app, here’s something:

52Week 3

Nothing to see here: move on.

52 Weeks Photography Challenge: Week 3