Welcome back to another holiday story.
This one is a little different.
Wherever we went on holiday I was sure to have both my big SLR and my iphone with me. I liked the fact that I had the choice of what camera to take photos with.
A lot of the time when we visited a location, the boy and I would go exploring one way and his parents the other. We would then meet up for a coffee and an icecream in an hour or so. It was sweet of them to give us the time together and it gave the boy and I a lot of time to have long talks about the future, about hopes, about uni and often about what was for lunch!
The only downside to this plan was that we were left alone with two cameras and no one to take photos of us together. I don't think the boy was overly concerned about this (seeing as he is super keen about cameras anyway) but you know me. I wanted pictures of the two of us on holiday. At the very least for project life.
I like the idea that you can see the photo you are taking but it is so hard when the two of you are very different heights. The boy would squat, I would stand on tiptoes and we would both get in the frame, providing my arms were feeling long enough that day to hold the camera far enough out in front.
The result is a handful of funny spontaneous pictures or "selfies" if you will.
Towards the end of the holiday the boy became used to me whipping the phone out and soon pulled silly faces.
I'm sure in a few years I will find these photos hilarious but I want to remember that right now in 2013, we all loved the front camera on the phone and the selfie was definitely fun!
Do you take "selfies"?