BSM: An Exercise In Vanity

Is it disgustingly self-centered to pick a photo of myself for my Best Shot Monday?

It's okay - you can tell me if it is.


I've been playing with the "smudge" effect lately. So far, I've been using it very conservatively, mostly as an alternative to soft focus. I think it gives better texture than soft focus, which I think helps to bring out the subject more strikingly.

What do you think?

Comments

Hanlie said…
I think you're one of the most interesting people I know and I love that picture. It looks very professional and the image really stands out from the background.
HipMomma said…
I think I love that hat! And not self-centered at all, it's a great shot.
Kyla said…
You're so cute! Great shot.
Jill B said…
Good shot, and I LOVE that hat.
Maya said…
What a great shot. I am in love with that hat!
Golightly said…
Very nice shot, I love the hat and the whole composition gives it a 20's flapper feel.

Very nice.
tali said…
Don't know anything about "smudge" but I love that hat!! It looks super-cute on you =)
Sarah-Ji said…
I envy people who can wear hats and look good! Hey, it's your BSM, so I think you can post whatever you want. And that is a great self-portrait, BTW.
Christina said…
That's a gret shot! I too love the hat. It's always such a good feeling to get a picture of yourself that you actually LIKE - so post away!
Lara said…
since the hat seems to be the star of the picture, a little info: it's a 1920's style cloche hat, made of brown felt, bought at a small independent boutique in SF. :)
susiej said…
No, No... never is that vanity. We should take more pictures of ourselves. Great shot.
Maggie said…
I think it's a great shot, not self-centered in the least. I'm actually totally envious that you take self portraits, because that is something that I NEVER do!
Phyllis Sommer said…
we should *always* take pictures of ourselves too! (how did you take this picture so nicely of yourself?) i like the effect...
Bonnie said…
Nah, I post photos of myself sometimes too !! You should especially post it if it's as good as this one ! Well done ... I'll have to play around with the smudge effect too !
Lara said…
phyllis - this shot was done with a tripod, a mirror, and a self-timer. :)
LaLa said…
You give good hat! That is a gem of a photo.

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