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Tania Palermo

Manchester, United States

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March 15, 2011 Thank you!!!

Other SP’s I’ve forced myself to do:

41 ; pre-game sp ; sp take two

Though I no longer beat myself up over these – I do still find them torture to do.

As I promised myself, I followed through with the ‘birthday self portrait’ commitment I started last year. It is my tradition to go to the beach every year on my birthday. No matter how long it takes or how much effort I have to put in to get there. This year was the easiest yet as my winter rental is a minute walk from the ocean. I got all done up – put on a white dress and funky brown boots, curled my hair and put on a bit of makeup. I tromped myself down to the water only to take two pics and turn right back around. It was FREEZING…the wind blowing up my dress was not a bit friendly. Once home I set up the tripod and tried to be all ‘glamoury’. I put on extra lipstick and made pouty faces into the lens. After about 20 minutes I was bored and laughing at myself and changed into the clothes I wanted to wear out tonight – some pants, a t-shirt, and the funky brown boots. When I looked in the mirror I felt myself relax. That was the real me. I messed about with a few more images and couldn’t quite get the right angle. I took this one last – more for myself – to remember that the message of the postcard I have hanging on my bathroom mirror, “I love you”, needs to come from me – to me – first and always. Then I decided this was it – the real me at 42. Pensive and reflective, hair messy…comfy clothes on, with my chin in my hand – a stance I often take as I ponder life.

Nikon d90
Nikkor VR 18-105mm
f/5.6
1/100 sec
ISO 2500
85mm
03.01.11

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