May 26, 2010

are you up for a challenge ?

i want to see you
now that you're seeing me
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it doesn't have to be a self portrait. hand your camera over to your spouse. or one of your kids. or your neighbor. or your sister
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i don't want to see your feet. or your hand holding your favorite coffee cup. i want to see you. your eyes. your smile. your laugh.
be brave
be bold
be fun
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you don't have to be a dork like me standing on your porch. show me you. dancing. or writing. or eating. or whatever it is you do.
and
don't make it blurry
~unless you give your 3 year old the camera, then blurry is adorable~
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love yourself and share you with me and the rest of the blogging loves
who will get to see you. and appreciate you for you.
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come on
if i can do it
you can do it
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so
today
go ahead
get on the other side of your camera
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you just might surprise yourself and like it there
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be sure to let me know if you take my challenge
so i can come visit you
and
my best attempt at "aperture explained" will be posted tomorrow

36 comments:

  1. Funny you challenge us today to do this. I just had a horrible day trying to find cute clothes, arty clothes to fit a body I don't recognize and that I don't think I like very much as the temps. are going up and my long sleeved t-shirts and jeans ain't gonna cut it...may take me awhile to feel like shoot anything other than my face and smile anyway...I have an appointment for a hair cut tomorrow - maybe after that.

    Here's to loving who we are or finding the courage to change...
    Big Love to you, Gorgeous Dork !

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  2. what lovely pictures you had taken of you. i think this is a great challenge for your readers. hope all is well.

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  3. here's lookin' at you kid....go to my "One Photo A Day" Blog and scroll down to May 19th!

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  4. So true. I have an old picture with a coffee cup in my hand. lol. sad. very sad. BEAUTIFUL pictures, btw and it reminds me that this task does need to be done. But why is it so much harder as we get older?

    I'll be around to learn about aperture. much needed. :)

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  5. Your always so darn beautiful, and your not a dork on the porch. I will post one tomorrow before I leave, thanks for always visiting me Beth. your gorgeous inside and out, with the biggest heart in the world, and no I am not blowing smoke. I am putting up my flag today. Maybe I will take a picture of me with that.

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  6. Oh you gorgeous girl ;) You how I love the self portraits!!! It's so important to do this...accept and love what you see in yourself. xoxo

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  7. i always love your photos - especially the ones of yourself.

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  8. these are beautiful and you are so cute.
    i will try your challenge - handing the camera over to my daughter. I'll try to be brave.

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  9. Count me in....I am always posting shots of myself, and have actually been wanting to write about it lately, so I will jump back on over to WHAT I AM DOING and do something fun or silly or random...I love a challenge! and you are precious...front and backside...sexy!

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  10. Maybe....ummm not loving my look right now....thinking about it! You on the other hand "rock" you are gorgeous!

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  11. Great pictures of you...I will have to give it a try.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. You remind me of one of my daughters. Same build and she would wear the same things you wear. You do have a good supply of good ideas that you continue to share.

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  13. Oh, you are so pretty!!! And elegant! I do so like your style!!! Actually, I love it!!! I'm posting a video of myself this coming Saturday... how's that? Will that work instead? ;-) Love, Janine XO

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  14. I love these, they're so fun! I've been wanting to do some self portraits lately, just for fun. You've definitely inspired me to do so. I can't wait to read your aperture lesson! :)

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  15. http://bonkersycarax.blogspot.com/2010/01/home-remedy-for-cabin-fever.html

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  16. sniffles and smiles said it best! I will take the challenge and see you at my blog tomorrow... love your pictures... :)

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  17. Well, my dear -- I sort of did that at http://unconventional-beauties.blogspot.com, so if you haven't been by, c'mon over!

    And please -- consider cross posting this over there!

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  18. You look so pretty and artsy..I do not know if I am up to the challenge. I will let you know.
    Wonderful photos as always.
    Take care.
    Katelen

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  19. I'm up for the challenge. Just let me organize a post.
    I love these photos of you. I doubt mine will be as good or artistic but you will get to see me.

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  20. Oh, you have found my weak spot. But I am feeling courageous lately, so perhaps I will take you up on it. And your photos? gorgeous, just like you...

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  21. you are just so gosh darn cute.. love your style!!

    xxo, kim

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  22. I am not as cute, but I do happen to have a photo posted! Occasionally, I like for people to actually "see" me - I like when other bloggers do the same.

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  23. hmmmm ... that's probably more of a challenge than you realize ...

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  24. hey beautiful! i will have to work on this.
    xo

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  25. you are beautiful. I adore you!

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  26. Whoops, I miss pictures of me today...and I have posted many in the past but I'll do some soon and let you know!

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  27. Goodness woman! That's easy for you to say you are the damned definition of TOO CUTE! Ok, maybe. Well maybe not. I'll let you know if I take your challenge and what an awesome aperture post. Will need to study that one closely. XOXOXO

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  28. you are so beautiful Beth ~
    inside and out.

    I'll try....

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  29. i think this is just glorious..your photos are showing you relaxed and so special beth...I;ll let you know

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  30. Love this!!! And I so want your sweet adorable top! xoxo

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  31. Though my picture isn't as beautiful as yours, it is up now on Delights of the Heart. You know, it is hard to pass up a challenge.

    I love your picture and what a very cut top.

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  32. oh wow, i am so not good at this ... but i LOVE your images and just so agree with everyone ~ gorgeous!
    but ok ... i'll think about this and try to find that 'right' side ... ;)
    peace,
    pg

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  33. oh wow, i am so not good at this ... but i LOVE your images and just so agree with everyone ~ gorgeous!
    but ok ... i'll think about this and try to find that 'right' side ... ;)
    peace,
    pg

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  34. for oh so many reasons - your challenge came at a perfect time this week, beth. here's mine...
    http://www.sperlygirl.com/sperlygirl/2010/05/a-portrait-of-motherhood.html
    grazie, amica. xx s

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  35. Gorgeous picture -- you seem graceful & at ease, perfectly complemented by the beautiful flowers and all that lovely green.

    And the challenge was just what I needed to hear... just posted my own response at Not Your Usual Model. Thanks!

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  36. you are so adorable and so stinking skinny tiny. I have missed visiting here.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth