Show "Yourself" self-portraits (selfies!)

RobD

Regular
Location
Leura - Blue Mountains Australia
Name
Robert Davidson
Taken by my wife a few years back while on holiday.
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John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
My other happy place, pedaling around the hills and riversView attachment 331905
Recovering from a broken hip, riding around on the mountain bike -you can see the crutch strapped to my back 😜 Any sort of breakdown and the wife would get a phonecall to come pick me up, not walking anywhere 🤣
OUCH!

How did you break your hip?

I've got osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and my lumbar spine is all buggered up - but that's from 75 years of life and occasionally abuse. Fortunately, I haven't broken any bones yet, but have to be careful ..,
 

Lumixdude

Regular
OUCH!

How did you break your hip?

I've got osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and my lumbar spine is all buggered up - but that's from 75 years of life and occasionally abuse. Fortunately, I haven't broken any bones yet, but have to be careful ..,
Got run over by a lady in a 4WD. Fiddling with her phone or the radio I think. Ironically, while out exercising to keep fit and active into my advancing years. Lol. That worked out well. Bulged discs in my back, and screwed up my knee. Have to keep active and moving or I'm screwed. Bit of a balancing act to not do too much, but still enough to keep mobile, flexible and strong.
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
Got run over by a lady in a 4WD. Fiddling with her phone or the radio I think. Ironically, while out exercising to keep fit and active into my advancing years. Lol. That worked out well. Bulged discs in my back, and screwed up my knee. Have to keep active and moving or I'm screwed. Bit of a balancing act to not do too much, but still enough to keep mobile, flexible and strong.
I understand your dilemma well. Exercise is good for my skeletal problems, but I've been exercise intolerant for about 20 years, since my mitral valve replacement. Since then, my heart has been good mechanically, but the electrics are really cooked. I've had two ablations plus a pacemaker since then. I get the distinct feeling that I'm just fighting a rear guard action ... I'm still here though ... ;) .

All the best with your recovery.
 

fredlong

Just this guy
I found an old self portrait. Probably 1984, maybe 1985.
Olympus OM-4, looks like it was probably the 24mm f/2.8 (maybe 35mm), Kodak Technical Pan film developed in Rodinal. Printed on my all time favorite paper, Agfa Portriga. It’s mounted on acid free foam core and looks exactly like the day I printed it. In fact it still needs spotting 😬

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What tragically-disfiguring injury? I should warn you not to trifle with the Dread Pirate Roberts.
Especially while he is recovering from a bicycle accident.
Will THIS guy be okay at the grocery store?
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Or would THIS guy attract less attention?
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Adulting has such hard choices!!
 
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John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
What tragically-disfiguring injury? I should warn you not to trifle with the Dread Pirate Roberts.
Especially while he is recovering from a bicycle accident.
Will THIS guy be okay at the grocery store?
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Or would THIS guy attract less attention?
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Adulting has such hard choices!!
Hey, Walter - time was my bank wouldn't let me in with a mask on; now they won't let me in unless I'm wearing one!

Go figure ...
 
Location
Switzerland
Name
Matt
What tragically-disfiguring injury? I should warn you not to trifle with the Dread Pirate Roberts.
Especially while he is recovering from a bicycle accident.
Will THIS guy be okay at the grocery store?
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Or would THIS guy attract less attention?
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Adulting has such hard choices!!
I think I'd take sympathy over odd looks ... No mask unless required (or sensible).

M.
 

Irene McC

All-Pro
What tragically-disfiguring injury? I should warn you not to trifle with the Dread Pirate Roberts.
Especially while he is recovering from a bicycle accident.
Will THIS guy be okay at the grocery store?
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Or would THIS guy attract less attention?
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Adulting has such hard choices!!
I do hope that you will recover fully and quickly
 

rayvonn

Hall of Famer
Location
London
I find it's commonplace for 'show yourself' threads in photography forums (and I'm as guilty as the next person) to not actually show a picture of yourself at all, but some implied silhouette or something. I much prefer what you've done here, notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances that led you here. Wishing you all the patience required to eventually mend @Walter Palmer .
 
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