fenced by LouJay

how brave is that?? 2 Self portraits in less than a week.
Must be my midlife rebirth or somesuch.

I don’t seem to look very happy.
Contrary to reality.

Layered, my own images.
Fujifilm finepix S1500 Auto
Gimpified layers.

I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 2 years ago

    you look very determined, brave lou (and a lot happier than I did in my last sp!)

  • Am getting braver as I get older. My brother does Tai Chi with a pile of older women, and he reckons they are getting more outrageous and gorgeous as they age (whilst their partners are getting quieter and more shy and retiring….)

    – LouJay

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachover 2 years ago

    Brave indeed. I take my hat off to you. And such a wonderful image. Here is a very basic question – how do you take sp’s? mirrors? aim and shoot at arm’s length? I have never quite got the hang of it, not to mention being pretty terrified.

  • This is a mirror job – aiming from arms length seems to usually make a terrible self portrait when I have tried! I also have a tripod and use timer – I used that method to create my avatar. It is interesting to tackle and it is getting a teeny bit easier each time. I still need a layer or a vegetable in front of me! Only very honest one is Here . Another mirror job. Even so….it would be one out of 200 that I might remotely consider posting- as mostly they show how lopsided and aging I really am! Still haven’t quite come to terms with that….I am sure it will come.

    – LouJay

  • Jan Timmons
    Jan Timmonsover 2 years ago

    Gimpified layers? Heh. You look like a lovely woman forcing herself to take a self portrait, and much different (in a beautiful way) than your creative avatar/bio pic. Well done, again!

  • Thank you sweet Jan. You are kind.

    – LouJay

  • Jan Timmons
    Jan Timmonsover 2 years ago

    Here’s a profound comment: I like your earrings. I assume you’re wearing them? Or are they part of a Gimpified layer?

  • Hehe, I am really wearing them! They are lovely shiny pink discs of shell that tinkle together… I only discovered that coral and salmon pink were some of my best colours maybe a year or two back. Funny colours I didn’t used to like wearing – and now I feel happy in them!

    – LouJay

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 2 years ago

    there you are… lovely self portrait.. you have a beautiful face ..keep showing it off girl….

  • Thank you sweetie!

    – LouJay

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