Week 4 was “Self Portrait”. Lots of things came to mind for me for this week’s challenge I thought about setting up my camera on a tripod and getting creative with lighting, etc. But then I thought, I need to show “me” as I see myself.
So here’s my “selfie” for the challenge. I love exploring interesting, picturesque places…and most especially in the southwest. The varied landscapes and wide vistas can’t be beat in New Mexico. And while exploring and photographing my adventures, I like to look my best. And that means doing my hair and wearing red lipstick. 🙂
This photo was taken at White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico. I had a great time exploring the dunes. It was 20 degrees outside but I didn’t seem to notice since the sun was shining so nicely. I haven’t been t0 White Sands since about 1976 when I was a young girl. While there I thought of all the fun my family had picnicking in the dunes.
Scarlett obviously couldn’t take her own selfie. Now she’s a smart girl and could probably figure it out, but I didn’t have the time to show her LOL! So I took her picture for her. She loved running up and down the dunes as fast as she could go. You can see she was having a great time.
8 thoughts on “52-Week Photo Challenge – Week 4 “Self Portrait””
Awesome selfie! Red lipstick, beautiful hair and sand dunes are a winning combination. And clearly, Scarlett is really good at being in photos too. Glad you both enjoyed a beautiful day and thanks for sharing this place. I’ve never been there but maybe some day… 🙂
Thank you so much Myriam! White Sands is a fabulous place to visit but only in the cooler months. Otherwise it’s HOT! 🙂
Two beautiful subjects captured in two beautiful photos!
Awwww….thank you Stephanie!
Awesome selfie, Kelly! Love Miss Scarlett’s too! The scenery is gorgeous, I’d love to visit there some day.
Thanks Donna! Scarlett says thank you too! It is beautiful there. Someday hopefully you can visit the beautiful state of New Mexico
After driving for four days straight from Maryland, we stopped for an overnight in Tucumcari, then four nights in Gallup, enroute to the Grand Canyon last summer to take a ‘break’. We spent a day visiting Canyon de Chelly. It was our first WOW of our mid-west summer adventure! We spent another day at El Morro. (I did posts on both if you want to check them out, look down my categories list for each.) 🙂 Then we continued to Arizona. We definitely want to revisit NM again to see more, it is a beautiful state you live in!
Wow! You hit some great spots!! I saw Canyon de Chelly for the first time last fall. It was a WOW moment for us too! Sounds like a fabulous trip!