National Selfie Day

Today has been National Selfie Day, and although I haven’t taken a selfie today I decided to share some of the selfies that I have used in my blog over time.

Early Digital Pictures, Sony Floppy Disk Camera, SelfieHere is one from quite some time ago and perhaps doesn’t quite qualify as a selfie since it was taken with a timer function instead of holding the camera away from myself.

I used this picture in a post titled Early Digital Days. The post featured pictures that I had taken with my first digital camera. The camera was a Sony that used diskettes to store the pictures.

Jerusalem Model, Israel Museum, JerusalemYou may be wondering what this picture has to do with selfies. I kept thinking about it as I didn’t notice that I had captured someone using a selfie stick at the Jerusalem model until after I used the picture in my post Friday in Israel. It illustrates why people sometimes take selfies. They want to show that they have been to a particular place.

Missouri River Boat Race, MR 340, Bridge, SelfieThis selfie was not taken by me, but is a good example of taking a selfie to show where you were. This is my brother and the other crew members of his boat when he was Paddling across Missouri in the MR340.

Galilee Selfie, Sea of Galilee, Boat RideThe picture that my brother took reminded me of this picture I took while in Israel. In my post Along the Galilee Shore I shared some pictures of us that were taken while we were on a boat ride in the Sea of Galilee. Near the end of the trip the captain of the boat took a selfie with all of us in the background. It was interesting to see him trying to position the camera and himself to get the picture. I was hoping to find the picture he took, but it was not taken with my phone.

Temple Steps, South of the Temple excavationsHere is a selfie that I took last week while in Jerusalem. We are at the steps going up into the Temple Mount. See: Thursday Morning in Jerusalem

Stop and smell the roses, yellow rose, fragrant rosesHere is unique selfie that I took earlier this year. I used it in my post Stop and Smell the Roses.

Lachish, Fourth Expedition, Selfie, BeardHere is one more selfie. I took this one last year while on my way to Israel for the dig. It is one of my favorite selfies.

Did you take any selfies today?

Steven

 

 

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