Selfie

I’m not a selfie aficionado, but sometimes it’s hard to avoid being caught in a reflection.

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Camper Hotel,  Barcelona,  August 2018

At other times, I feel it important to grab a selfie to display my bravery!

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Wandering with wild elephants,  Barcelona,  August 2018

It turns out that selfies, can actually be severely addictive

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La Défense,  Paris,  July 2018

and even I succumb

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La Défense,  Paris,  July 2018

But beware, they can be dangerous too (similar to trusting your satnav when it gives you a shortcut down a pier!)

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Gamcheon Culture Village, South Korea, April 2018

 

Of course, taking a selfie is not actually a new phenomenon, it has just become more frequent and public. And relaxing.

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Regent’s Park,  London,  May 2017

The older technology seems easier to resist.

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Berlin,  June 2017

Whereas new technology often tracks us

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Snapchat at Regent’s Park, London, July 2018

For some people, selfies allow you to capture your own self-importance.

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Arles,  August 2017

Now over to all of you to join the challenge with your own selfie post, be it of you or someone else, or a wider interpretation.

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Big thanks go to all who joined the chimney theme last week.  If you didn’t have chance to check them out, the links are below.

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April as Bob’s Wife

Artworks from Jesh StG
Cee’s Photography
Chateaux des Fleurs
Eklastic at Pictures Imperfect
Hadd Hai Yaar
Jackie at JunkBoat Travels

Janet at Sustainabilitea

Jason at Proscenium
Photo Robert’s Blog
Ron at Progressing into Solitude

Sue at Words Visual
Yvette at Priorhouse Blog

Next week’s theme will be routine (it was going to be daily life but then I realised it was 2 words!!).
Other forthcoming themes are listed here, and to see previous weeks of this challenge, click here

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 12 August 2018

Posted as part of  One Word Sunday

57 thoughts on “Selfie

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  3. The guy in the photo booth- well that sure grabbed the ways times change! All photos really explored this theme with a fun take.
    I love how you said selfies have always been done – there is just now a trendy word for it (that will likely wane) and I like your images – always nice to see the blogger – well when they rarely share it is even more special – and I guess this is what Instagram is for – lots of selfies – be back later with mine
    🎥📷

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      1. oh wow – that is interesting tidbits.
        and did you know that some argue that MOna Lisa might be Leonardo musing as to what he might like as a woman – a tyoe of self-portrait
        ;0)
        anyhow, I am sharing a selfie I took with my momma – posting soon – peace

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  4. Wow, I came expecting one shot and instead found a plethora of interesting a/o amusing selfies. 🙂 Fun. I think selfies are indicative of the preoccupation with self that appears so prevalent today. Selfie sticks make me slightly crazy, as does seeing people taking selfies when surrounded by beauty, looking at beauty only as a background for themselves and not really even looking at it. Interestingly, following up on David’s remarks, I usually take selfies in a mirror, unless they’re inadvertent reflections in a window or door. They seem more real to me, but maybe my arm just isn’t long enough to get far enough away from my face!! 🙂

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    janet

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  5. Teehee….love you on Safari!!! A diverse set of Selfies, but I frequently find our narcissistic selfie-takers very irritating, and a friend and I were only talking about this yesterday…..

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    1. I often criticise them too! Did you here about the selfie at a rail station (can’t remember where) Someone had fallen / jumped under a train a guy on the platform decided to take a selfie with that in the background!

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  6. Here in the UK there was a Famous and Acclaimed Photographer, he specialised in Society Portraits (and was rather good at getting the best out of his subjects). He would always reverse the images on printing ‘left to right’. It took time for the penny to drop as his results were always given great praise. His explanation was that you and I only regularly see ourselves in the mirror so it was a natural view you got when looking at the prints. His so called secret came out when asked for a portrait of himself and his camera, for some Camera publicity shots….so he shot the reflection of himself in a mirror…said nothing but the penny dropped for the Camera Company when the name on his camera was seen to be backwards forwards. True and whilst the company had the name reversed the shot was always used as his signature image. 🙂

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