Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let's post some embarrassing self-portraits, shall we?

It was Tuesday afternoon around 3:00. A big ole thunderstorm blew on through and, of course, the power went out at the 7MSN. Instead of getting all stressed out about the work I couldn't do and the e-mails I couldn't answer, I said to hell with it and went outside to hang out with Lucy and the boys. It was too nasty to take the good camera, so I took the new point-and-shoot – the one with all the silly pre-programmed modes I thought I would never use.

Me: Hey, Lucy. Here's a setting called self-portrait – "lets you take a picture of yourself while holding the camera" it says. Let's try it.

 Lucy: Stupid camera. It cut off my ears. Send it back.
Me: Don't be so quick to judge. I think it captured your smile quite nicely.
Let's keep trying.


And try we did. I have a bazillion pictures of my animals, but almost none of my animals and me together. 
I was determined to get one self-portrait with each of my equines where we both had our eyes open and that was in focus.



Next time I try this I should probably think about combing my hair, losing the baseball cap and not wearing a muddy raincoat. 
At least nobody stuck their tongue out this time.


Self portrait, September 2006

33 comments:

  1. I love the direction of Lucy's whiskers, but she is correct, here ears are a must for a self portrait.

    ...and raincoat and hat can't hide your beautiful baby blues!

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  2. Love 'em!! No worries about the hat and coat. In my opinion it's all about the smile and yours is a megawatt one!

    (on the last one:You know, in our family we always take one silly face picture, too. It's always out favorite)

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  3. I love the photo of you and Lucy, WITH the ball cap, messy hair, and muddy raincoat ... it's REAL, and Lucy is beautiful. This one is a keeper!

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  4. You know, I never paid attention to the baseball cap, nor your hair, nor the raincoat, until you mentioned them............

    All I saw was your critters and your smile. (love that first one with Lucy's whiskers!)

    :-)

    The kids take pics of themselves and each other, this way, all the time.

    I've only done it a few times.

    I hardly ever think to tip my head down so I don't take the shot right up my nose. Not one of my better angles...........

    :-) :-)

    Aren't cameras one of the best toys ever? :-)

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  5. Everyone is saying "cheese"! Looks like lots of rainy day fun at your house.

    Did you have to get down on the ground with Wynonna?

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  6. You and George, so cute! This is such an interesting glimpse into rural pastimes, 7MSN-style.

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  7. These are the best pics and you look great no matter what you are wearing. Very fun pics - Happy Thursday to you :D

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  8. I think by the look on Hank's face he was wishing he had stuck out his tongue, hee hee!!!

    Loved the pic's!!!

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  9. Oh yea, George is so loving the "rabbit ear" photo. :)
    Perfectly fun way to enjoy the lack of electricity. I'm waiting on shots of you and the females in your family (cats, pig, Smooch).

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  10. HAH!!! great shots. But lucy honey, you do need to pluck eh ;-)

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  11. Carson, you and Lucy just made coffee shoot out of my nose all over my keyboard. At work. I enjoy all of your posts but this one is the tops.

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  12. Does George know he got another pair of "ears" in his photo?!?! BIG GRIN!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  13. And now I have a big smile on my face!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  14. Could be fodder for a new header gallery! Love them, messy hair and muddy coat and all! After all, it wouldn't be the MSN if it weren't au natural.

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  15. LOVE the rabbit ears! =o)

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  16. Love that first photo. Lucy's whiskers are fantastic and her nose is just so... strokable!

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  17. My favorite is the one with the tongue hanging out. We have miniature donkeys so I would have to get down on my knees to get a shot. I am going to try it though.

    I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me.
    Have a wonderful day!!

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  18. Great--love them!! Always experiment Lucy!!

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  19. What fun! I love them all.

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  20. Great photos!! Love the first close up of Lucy's snoot. Makes me just want to kiss the screen knowing how soft those donkey noses are. :)

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  21. Love it! Baseball cap, muddy raincoat and all.

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  22. Nancy in NC9/15/11, 9:39 AM

    I agree w/what Breathe said - it's all about the smile! That's a good little point & shoot.

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  23. You're so stinking crazy! Love every one of these photos.

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  24. Posing with donks looks like fun, but Hank is just sooo handsome, I wouldn't want MY picture taken with him unless I was wearing a party dress and had my hair done. Nice fun for a rainy day, since your buddies - smart as they are - don't play card games or Monopoly.

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  25. Oh Carson you crack me up!!! I bet this one made your folks laugh!!! LOL LOL LOL

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  26. Self portraits are so much fun, and I had a lot of fun looking at yours! Thank you.

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  27. Don't you change a thing! You and your animals are beautiful!

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  28. GREAT!
    'Specially the last one!
    ERK!

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  29. Hey, thanks for checking out my blog...and where can I get a 7msn cap for myself?? I don't see a store tab at the top of the blog...

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  30. I think the self portrait photos with the family was a great idea - muddy raincoat and all. What a hoot. I feel the need to get one with my cat, now.

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  31. Fantastic! Of course I particularly like the last one. Hank is such a gentleman :P.

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