52 Weeks Photo Challenge, Week 3-Self Portrait

By: sonofabeach96

Aug 26 2016

Category: Uncategorized


Focal Length:2.65mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:iPhone 6

This is Week 3 of the 52 Weeks Photo Challenge from The Girl That Dreams Awake.

The topic for this week is:


I’ll preface this by saying I’m NOT a selfie taker.  In fact, the word itself is, for some reason, irritating to me.  Additionally, I’m much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.  That said, however, I have been involved in a few self-portraits over the years, with the…encouragement of my wife and boys.

As a side note, the first three were taken when a selfie stick was called a tripod.

Here’s my reluctant take on this one:

One from a looonnnnnggggg time ago.  Note the now-antiquated, and extinct, pay phone in the back:


One from the day before our wedding:


One from our honeymoon:


Love this one, with Papa photo bombing us:


But this one, although not the best photo technically speaking, may be one of my favorites…ever:



My songs of the day are:

“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

“Everybody Be Yoself” by Keb’ Mo’

“Family Man” by Fleetwood Mac

“Got To Get You Into My Life” by The Beatles

“Pretty Pimpin'” by Kurt Vile

“A Pirate Looks At Forty” by Jimmy Buffett

“Find Myself” by Eric Clapton

“I Got Love If You Want It” by Slim Harpo


38 comments on “52 Weeks Photo Challenge, Week 3-Self Portrait”

  1. Aw, you cute young pups! Nice photos, all of them. You got a good head of hair, Beach! 😀

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  2. Awesome selfies! :p very sweet

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  3. The man behind the camera! Great photos my friend. 🙂

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  4. How nice to see you! I also am much more comfortable behind the camera. They are all great pictures.

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  5. Fun stuff! Great photo’s as usual. Love that ‘Pop’ photo bombed your pic. He looks so happy!

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  6. Sweet pictures! Gosh, such a cute couple and now an adorable family!

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  7. The best part of your photos is how happy everyone looks!! Happy Friday 😊

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  8. Lovely photos and I totally understand the behind the camera wish! I like that place better too. It has nothing with looks to do. I just like it better stepping aside from the focus 🙂

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  9. Love ’em!!!! 😄😄

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  10. Oh wow, these pictures are really something. Loved the hot tub one, you look like you are having a whale of a time.

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