Focusing on Life 52 photos-self protrait

I am participating in Sally Russick's Focusing on Life 52 photos. It is an exciting challenge and will help me better use the new digital camera I bought last year. Sally gives us a prompt each week and we snap a photo...so excited to get the prompt on Jan 1, but oh no a self portrait are you kidding me!!!

I am not very photogenic and prefer a natural shot when I am not paying attention.  So, I snapped a few photos with my phone New Year's morning, I will share one later.

Next, I decided to try a few shots in a mirror and learned how to use the self timer on my camera and the pictures were not in focus. The first one one I took in front of the  mirror picture I selected.

It is the most natural shot and it sums up the challenge, as I will be behind my camera this year taking my 52 weeks of photos. So after dreading my first assignment I am happy with my result.

Photo 1 focusing on life 52 photos

 

 

 

Thanks Sally for challenging me and I look forward to 51 more photos.

And just for fun taken with my iPhone,  the runner up taken New Years morning!

 

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