A self portrait from almost 30 years ago. Actually I think it was 28 years ago and I was 16. I set it all up and demanded my mother to oblige by clicking the shutter. Setting the timer, running back tho the tree, getting up it and kicking away the stool was a bit challenging…..
The oak tree is still there, and is indeed the reason my parents bought that particular property and extended the teensy house on it. And the reason they have trouble whenever they contemplate downsizing or moving somewhere right on the coast…..a magnificent oak tree.
Part of playing with the whole touchy area of self portraits now has caused me to go back and also look at the past with different eyes. A lovely wander and I feel so blessed, with then and now.
Canon AE1, couldn’t tell you settings
I haven’t digitally retouched or cleaned this up as I quite like the splotches and purple smudges….