Selfie (with bronze-age village and purple hair)

It was only a few weeks ago I was reading about the origins of the word SELFIE, which has recently made it into the lexicons (or nearly) as an official word — meaning, of course, to take a picture of one’s self with one’s camera…

And now here we are with SELFIE as the theme for the weekly photo challenge. Fun!

At the risk of boring people with yet more snaps from last year’s trip to south-west England, I’m sharing the best selfie I’ve ever taken:

Selfie from the top of Hookney Tor on Dartmoor…

I like this photo because:

  • My hair is wild (and purple!)
  • I managed to capture the full circle of Grimspound (ancient bronze-age village) in the background
  • It captures perfectly my mood and the atmosphere of this awesome day on Dartmoor in Devon

I had climbed Hookney Tor on my own at this point, which is why I had to take a selfie. Having said that, taking selfies on this trip became a bit of a ‘thing’ and I have several of them in my collection from this trip…

For more on our wonderful day on Dartmoor — one of the highlights from my trip — check out this post.

One thing I didn’t know when I took this using the reverse camera on my iPhone 4S (so I could see the image I was capturing) is that the resolution of the reverse camera is less than 1 megapixel, unlike the forward camera, which is 8 megapixel… So selfies taken in this way are much poorer quality than normal photos. It’s worth remembering.

It’s also a pity I didn’t know this was the theme about 12 hours earlier, as I could have taken a selfie last night when I was allย glammed-upย for a beach wedding! Now that would have been fun!

15 thoughts on “Selfie (with bronze-age village and purple hair)

    1. Thanks, Janet – I guess another solution is to hold the iPhone the other way around and take pot luck with the framing! (Like one has to do with a normal camera…) I’ve never quite mastered the reflection selfie. Maybe I need to practise!


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