SELFIE #2 ~ DEPRESSION ERA GYPSY

This is my second attempt at doing selfies. Someone had posted on my first attempt that I would be addicted since I got the first one under my belt and maybe they are right. There has been about two miles of empty train cars parked on the track down below my house and I decided to take the oppertunity to use them as a prop. I set everyting up on the opposite side of the our gravel road where no passerby's could see me, but along comes my neighbor and his three dogs...YES, I felt like an idiot. He is into photography as well, so I think / I hope that once I explained to him what I was doing, he didn't think I was a crazy lunatic!

PP 6/12/2012
Tom
Great composition and nice processing
posted June 13th, 2012  
I love it! You did a fantastic job with your selfie photo! I love your processing also!
posted June 13th, 2012  
It is worth being considered crazy for your art. It puts you in an elite group
posted June 13th, 2012  
Awesome
posted June 13th, 2012  
Always the way - someone comes along! I like your composition, Shirley Jess!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Nice set up. Came out well as well!! Well done.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Hi Hobo!! Great use of a handily parked million dollars worth of rolling stock!! I like it a lot
posted June 13th, 2012  
Great photo and composition and cool processing. I would have packed my dacks and bolted! The neighbour of all people.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Great concept and processing!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Wonderful--great selfie, love the processing.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Very artistic- a picture that tells a story. Wonderful stylized selfie! As for the neighbor- thankfully it was someone who can understand your passion. What if it hadn't been- that would have been embarrassing! This is great!
posted June 13th, 2012  
This is brilliant, well done. And great story to go with the photo.
posted June 13th, 2012  
great selfie shot!
posted June 13th, 2012  
this is super good!.. had to fav it
posted June 13th, 2012  
fav for me also!
posted June 13th, 2012  
great shot and story :-)
posted June 13th, 2012  
This is great Shirley! Great composition. Great costuming. Great post processing. Love the sepia. Fav!
posted June 13th, 2012  
This is excellent, looks like it was done in the 1930's. Outstanding self-portrait and I don't think your dumb at all for doing it, just the opposite. A Fav.
posted June 13th, 2012  
You are definitely a crazy lunatic!! Just kidding. I love your spirit and adventurous style! Way to go!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Great shot. Do you feel like you've turned a corner now that you have planned out a shoot.
posted June 13th, 2012  
That's a very cool shot. Nice work.
posted June 13th, 2012  
I like the way you present it. It looks like an archive photo. Great! I would leave a little more space in the direction of your eyes, not from the back. Of course, it depends. Thank you.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Nice work done....Jess.....I like this selfie................
posted June 13th, 2012  
haha......awesome back story. this is another great selfie - - love the concept
posted June 13th, 2012  
Great selfie, wonderful use of props and costume and fab edit!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Brilliant! Fav!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Big bravo! Love it
posted June 13th, 2012  
Women at work.....it's a great pose & super picture.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Very creative..great shot!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Terrific shot. Great pose and processing. The sepia gives it a strong impression of antiquity.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Super shot - a touch of steam punk, I'd say! Lot's of folks love it too - and all without bubbles :-D
posted June 13th, 2012  
Great job shooting and processing this - Fav!
posted June 13th, 2012  
@anden I would agree with you.. this was one of the last poses I did. I had the camera all set up and was funning back and forth up the incline to the tracks plopping my but down and i thought hey I will grab the rail...I forgot to reframe the camera, just left it inthe same spot for the whole shoot, then my neighbor and his dogs came along and busted me and i think he htought i was a little strange ;(
posted June 13th, 2012  
Well done, Shirley. You are brave. I always think people are ready to haul me off to a looney bin when I'm out all over the place with my camera. I love how you processed this with the rich sepia tones.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Great composition .... beautiful picture!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Shirley this is a great selfie..hope you enter it into the Trains and Track theme on the Home page.
posted June 13th, 2012  
A great photo, way past my "hold the cell phone at arm's length" to take a selfie. I think most of us suffer the "Is she crazy or what" worry when we roam around taking photos of things most people wouldn't waste their time on.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Not Crazy. Creative. And a wonderful memory.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Very nice you did a great job on this. Great processing and the vintage framing sets it off just right.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Such a cool shot and what a lot of effort you went to!!! So much fun explaining yourself isn't it!!!!!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Love it ... The Feel of this is just dead on ... As a total Package ... You Nailed this ... Explanation ... Free ... Woman ... And over 21 ... Nuff said ... Peace to you ...
posted June 13th, 2012  
Absolutely fantastic shot. The vintage look is perfect.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Super composition,nicely processed!!
posted June 13th, 2012  
@dakotakid35 Thanks ;) @pixiefsu50 Thanks;)@pandorasecho That is a great way to look at it,thanks for the inspiring comment!
posted June 13th, 2012  
@carolmw @mwarren365 @ruthmouch @hollandcrew @farfaraway Thanks for all your kind comments and =FAV's on my selfie Depression Era Gypsy.
posted June 13th, 2012  
@catwoman2 I Know what you mean, thanks for the support :0
posted June 13th, 2012  
@bruni Thanks, yes i did enter it on the train and track thread ;)
posted June 13th, 2012  
Very cool composition and style. I love the yesteryear feel. Fav.
posted June 13th, 2012  
@bardejov @bardjov, you warned me, about once the first one was out of the way beware the second and third are just around the corner... you were right,now I think I may be hooked!
posted June 13th, 2012  
@bankmann Thanks, and thanks for the FAV!
posted June 13th, 2012  
@agima, OK, you asked when the next one was...here it is, selfie #2 Depression era gypsy! I am still waiting for your ideas... bring em on!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Very creative!
posted June 13th, 2012  
Very cool shot :)
posted June 13th, 2012  
Terrific shot.....really enjoyed the narrative, lol.
posted June 13th, 2012  
Fabulous shot! Def fits the title and I loved reading the narrative! :)
posted June 13th, 2012  
Brilliant. Very fitting processing. Fav
posted June 13th, 2012  
Isnt that always the way! Great shot, super processing, well thought out.
posted June 13th, 2012  
great presentation; a fav
posted June 13th, 2012  
Fantastic selfie! Love/hate those awkward position photography moments!
posted June 14th, 2012  
Great work - so impressed! And I bet he got it ... at least sort of ... :)
posted June 14th, 2012  
Amazing selfie. Love your idea and result.
posted June 14th, 2012  
Great selfie and set up, it does have that old feel to it. Saw it on the pp. Nice work.
posted June 14th, 2012  
I loooove this! Fav
posted June 14th, 2012  
Beautiful light
posted June 14th, 2012  
Had to come over and favor this killer pic. Gonna' keep an eye on you darlin'!
posted June 14th, 2012  
Very nice selfieand great processing job to boot fav
posted June 14th, 2012  
@newbie @eyesofbetsie @hobgoblinwychwo Thanks for the lovely comments and the FAV ;)
posted June 14th, 2012  
SISTER, YOU MADE IT TO THE POPULAR PAGE WITH THIS KILLER PHOTOGRAPH!! (i did too!!)
posted June 14th, 2012  
Very creative really well done and perfect processing choices.
posted June 15th, 2012  
However it is a great shot.
posted June 22nd, 2012  
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