Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie – Reflection or Shadow

When I saw this week’s prompt, selfie, I wondered if I should feature a reflection me or a shadow me, or just me.

I am no longer embarrassed by my fascination with my own image. I started taking self portraits when I was in college. I set the camera on a tripod and used the timer.


Self portrait circa 1976. Timer and tripod and B&W film.

I have a record of birthday selfies going back about 10 years.

Selfie taken with an iPhone 3, on the occasion of my 55th birthday.

Selfie taken with an iPhone 3, on my 55th birthday.

Photographic self-portraiture is a legitimate art form, and ‘selfies’ only the newest form. Granted, self-portraiture (whether photographic or any other medium) conjures up thoughts of famous artists, and selfies are any man’s province now with iPhones and other portable devices. But I like that the art form is now so accessible to everyone. Creative self-expression (and reflection 😉 ) is liberating and just plain fun.

Shadows and reflections fascinate me, and I have a few selfies incorporating them. Past posts here and here are mirror play, so I’ll show you my favorite shadow selves here…

As I was writing this post my husband chimed in and told me which of my selfies he loves, so I’ll leave you with the one from last Halloween.

Halloween 2013, dressed as a citizen of the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz

Halloween 2013, bathroom mirror reflection.

I’m looking forward to seeing my fellow bloggers’ selfies, be they reflection, shadow or just goofy iPhone shots in the bathroom mirror! As always I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog.



25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie – Reflection or Shadow

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  3. Meghan Post author

    Thanks! It really surprised me to find out that my hubby had printed it out the Halloween one and pinned it up at his desk. funny bunny.

  4. Meghan Post author

    Mara you have endeared yourself to me with that lovely compliment. 😉 The selfie on my side bar was this last birthday… 57. We can thank my genes, both my folks are in their 80s and look great.

  5. Mara Eastern

    I love all of these! But you say the bright and happy one was taken on your 55th birthday? That’s a mistake, right? You look 40 at most? In any case, I love your creativity with the selfies!

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  8. Lisa K

    What a fun entry for this challenge. 🙂 I wish I’d thought of selfies on birthdays because now, 30+ doesn’t seem that bad… Love your Halloween shot!

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