OUT OF THIS WORLD
This was a selfie I took in Tortola, the most “out of this world” place I’ve been to. It’s so quiet and calm and slow, so untouched and tropical. This was such a nice little island that they didn’t need to introduce traffic lights until 2001. Josiah’s Bay was by far our favorite, with us being the only two people on the whole beach. Needless to say we took a million selfies there. This was one of them. I had this image in my head before we even arrived on the island. I knew about this particular beach from the research I had done and I wanted this exact shot. With so many things that usually go wrong with most plans, it was amazing to actually make it happen.
I thought long and hard about what image I could use for sprinkles. See, I have NEVER had ice cream with sprinkles, and therefore never took a picture of any. I’m not really a sweet tooth kind of girl ( at least not any more), so when I have ice cream, I find that it’s already way too sweet and never opt for any toppings ( at least when it comes to American ice cream. European ice cream is much better in that sense). So after a few minutes of thinking about what could use as sprinkles photo, I remembered the awesome set we took around Christmastime with my Italian/Russian bestie, Elena, in Celebration, Orlando.
As you can see, it was warm, as it normally is in Florida, and one of the biggest traditions the town of Celebration (and Disney itself) has is pouring fake snow set to music on the main streets in November and December. You should have seen us, we danced and twirled and laughed like mad women. I have a video of that and I watch it periodically to get a load of positive emotions. Maybe when I’m feeling super confident and don’t mind our embarrassing theatrics, I’ll post it here once day- with the bad focus ( hubby CANNOT manual focus the camera in video mode- it’s a disability :)), classical music and our crazy swan dance.
These shots were taken in Barbados. The left one was a self-portrait, right one taken by hubby. I think hubs was getting tired of picture taking, hence the funny face
A piano bar on a cruise ship
Antiguan beaches- clear, long and wide, with perfect sand and perfect waves. Antigua is known for its 365 beaches- one for each day of the year.
Also, I’d like to mention that next week’s Selfie Saturday’s theme is BACKYARD. That simple! No need to be creative if you don’t want to be. Just show us yourself as you’d be commonly found in the backyard. It has to be a self-portrait – that’s the only rule!
Do you guys know how when you need something it’s never there and when you don’t, there seems to be plenty of it?
Well, yesterday I was all set to do the light self-portraits. I had the location in my mind: the family room that gets AMAZING golden light during sunset. I spent the whole day waiting for it, I had make up one, hair done – and sure enough, this was the day when the sunset light was non-existant.
Disappointed, I decided to wake up the next day and do a photo for my baby book on the side of the couch that get streaming morning light through the blinds, that’ll work, I thought. I woke up at 7 am and spent two hours waiting for “the light”- nothing! It was there every morning but not today. So I decided to wing it with whatever I had available. And here it is:
Another attempt at rescuing a reject:
And finally, I did end up taking the doppler picture. And while it doesn’t fit the theme: light, per se, it IS a self-portrait and it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself, considering my camera remote broke yesterday and I had to shoot all these on a timer (and got pretty frustrated with it-ugh!). As far as my pregnancy is concerned, if you don’t read my pregnancy blog, I am currently in my 14th week and still feeling sort of blah. Looking forward to feeling like a human again.
I have some really yummy photos ready to be posted this week for Scavenger Hunt and other posts – some of color and tropics. So see you then.
For now, Link up your LIGHT selfies: