I don’t take selfies, so this is as close as it gets!
A photo of me, taking photos of the waves…..taken by my husband.
There is something about taking a picture of myself which somehow doesn’t sit right within me. Recording moments of my life to show to others….why should that be any different to taking photos of what I see around me in those same moments? I think it’s the self focus which bothers me, I look out from my eyes into the world around me, not onto an image of myself within that world.
So isn’t it delightful when someone else takes a lovely shot of us when we don’t even notice. We see ourselves through their eyes for a moment, and within the world around us. As usual nature has transfixed me…..
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Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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Your husband surely did a great job on this one, all three of you look absolutely gorgeous! Such wonderful for legged companions you have! 🙂
Not a selfie, but a lovely picture 🙂 I like your coat, and your boots!!!
Don’t get all grand with your self. The husband was taking a picture of the dogs and you just happened to be in the background!
Haha….love this comment 🙂
However he will disagree, feeling it shows his wonderful composing talents!
Don’t get all grand with yourself. The husband was taking a picture of the dogs and you just happened to be in the background
It’s especially lovely when the person catches you doing something you love … standing in the water, taking photos … with dogs nearby. Love it!!!
You’ve hit the nail on the head…..me lost in my usual world 🙂
I hear you about selfies! This is a lovely, happy shot.
dogs, sunlight, reflections, and you in gumboots and a yellow jacket in the sea makes a stunning image!
Just perfect – and I like your jacket too 🙂
lovely photo 🙂
We see your lovely face in your Avatar so I like the style you show at the beach!
I share your sentiment about selfies as well, Seonaid. 🙂 I liked your take on this. Very apropos that you are out there with your camera focused on nature. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
How lovely to see you in a picture! Of course I feel the same about “selfies” and never do them. I agree on the others’ comments – you look great and its a nice shot too! And your pretty little ones not to forget…Have you got too much water and rain over at yours too? We hear about England and it sounds awful.
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I’m also not a fan of selfies, so I really like your take.
Lovely to meet like minded bloggers 🙂
My kind of selfie. 🙂
Thanks Judy 🙂
Beautiful words and photo, as always!
Very kind Amy, this time I can only take the credit for the words 🙂
As always, your words resonate with me!!
Kat it’s always lovely to meet others who think the same way 🙂
Agree with your own thoughts and greenmackenzie (earlier). That said it is a well composed shot.
I agree and will pass your compliment on to my husband 🙂
Most of Simon’s photos of me include a camera in front of my face! I’ve always enjoyed self portraiture but I think that comes from my years of painting. I like creating fantasy landscapes and using myself within them to tell a story. Love your dogs 🙂
I love what you describe here, that sounds like a wonderful reason for self portraiture…..you have sparked off all sorts of ideas Sarah thank you…..and thanks for giving me a new way to think of selfies 🙂
Good! I think with your sense of imagination and poetic mind you’d have a lot of fun with this sort of portraiture 🙂 It really is about using your photographs to paint with! Have a look at some sci-fi/fantasy artists like Michael Wheelan. I really want to recreate some of the pre-raphaelite images in this way like Ophelia and Flaming June 🙂
Absolutely nothing wrong with a second-hand selfie …. glad the dogs are in there too. Your coat is so bright … and the boots complete the ensemble. D
A secondhand selfie, that’s the perfect description David, thank you.
Those boots are great Wellington boots which are nice and tall, perfect for wading through rivers and waves in the wake of the dogs!
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He takes a good shot….:-)
Lovely capture, Seonaid. I think photos taken when the person is unaware, are far more interesting than posed portraits. Your dogs seem to be thoroughly enjoying the beach too. 🙂
That’s it exactly, unposed and unaware tells so much more. I think we’re more open when we don’t know someone is watching 🙂
The dogs always love the beach!
I agree with you. Love this one that your husband took.
Thanks Colline, he’s really quite good 🙂
Just looked at your post. There is nothing wrong taking pictures of yourself. Pictures tell a story.
That’s very true, I just don’t like too much attention on me 🙂
Thank you for responding. Besides I am not photogenic.
I, too, am not a fan of selfies…I completely concur with your discomfort with self centredness… Lovely image, great colour
Thank you, I’ll pass the compliment on to my hubby:-)
Wonderful, you seem to be caught up in the moment, while the pooches are onto the next thing.
Yes, and that’s a pattern which gets repeated often 🙂
They will come and bark at me if they think I’ve been taking to long finding a shot. Photography can be wonderfully grounding, bringing me into the moment and an acute awareness especially of transient light, but if I dwell too long behind the lens I’m no longer present to the world unfolding…a fine balance which the dogs keep an enthusiastic eye on for me!
Sounds like me and my pooches 🙂
I also love the framing pooches. You should have been waving like their tails and the sea. 🙂
If I had even been aware he was taking a shot I might have….or I might have run 🙂
Regardless, a vey nice photo. Love the brightness of your yellow coat.
Thank you, it always cheers me up to wear this coat 🙂
nice picture what a lovely place
Its a beautiful beach where we walk often with the dogs, but its moods are changeable 🙂
it’s a marvellous shot anyway with both composition and colour. Lovely to ‘see’ you and I empathise entirely about the discomfort with self-centredness
I suspect that its true of lots of us who like to be behind the lens 🙂
My husband did a great job with this shot, he has a good eye!
his subject was easy on the eye 😉
🙂 Aw shucks, I think I’m blushing 🙂