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enchanted sunshine
warms my soul and
stars dance across the sky

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Somewhere in northwestern New Mexico

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As much as I like taking pictures (and I really do), I have not embraced the available photographic technology with quite the same enthusiasm. In an ironic generational twist, my dad got a digital camera long before I did. It was yearsโ€”yearsโ€”after they came on the market, and numerous entreaties and promptings by my father, before I finally gave up the film and went digital.

And now the newest photographic fad is the selfie. Again, I have been reluctant to jump on the selfie bandwagon. I think because long before the term ‘selfie’ appeared, the popular method for taking a self-portrait with a camera involved standing in front of a mirror and taking a picture of the reflection. Thus ensuring that also included in the photograph was the inevitable cluttered bedroom or messy bathroom. Not aesthetically pleasing. At all.

But camera phones have, naturally, evolved with the times. Technology will scramble to keep up with consumer trends, after all. So now my iPhone includes a feature that makes it incredibly easy to turn your camera on yourself. And so…

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I probably won’t embrace this whole selfie fad. I much prefer taking pictures of far more interesting subjects than myself. But a nice benefit of this camera feature is that I can take pictures of me with one of my favourite people. And there are very few pictures of this composition since I’m always the one taking the picture. So even better than the photo above are these two…

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And something that gives me this kind of result can’t be all bad. Right?

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Inspiration is everywhere…are you looking?

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photo by Cate

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Love and Irony, digital photograph, 2011

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