Sunday, March 8, 2009

sunday stills - self portraits

This week's Sunday Stills Challenge was self-portraits. I, like most of my Sunday Stills challenge friends, prefer to be on the other side of the camera....however, for Ed we seem to be willing to make an exception. These were taken with my tripod. I had to include Sophie because when I think of the word "self" the definition is not complete without her.

Dancing with my girl....



I know this last one is too blurry to be a good photo....but I am including because I wish SO much that it had turned out better as it would be my favorite picture of Sophie and I. When I look at it, I can really see us.



51 comments:

Shirley said...

Lovely pictures, love the brown/black tone.

Mildred said...

Heart-warming photos of you and your best friend. The joy is so evident. Have a wonderful day.

CTG Ponies said...

Very nice pics. They really show your relationship with Sophie.

The Wife said...

Love them! Great job. Glad you included your love.

threecollie said...

Very nice pics! It is fun to get to put a face on all the names

Pete said...

Nice. I know the two of you are like one.
The first one is very nice, and I love the sepia tone.

Jan said...

You can feel the love between you two.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Fabulous...you have a great face. And the one of you and Sophie dancing - you can see the love in her face!

Ron Centeno said...

Absolutely beautiful self portraits. I like the one where you were playing with him. A stolen shot that shows the relationship of best friends. :-)

Mason Dixie said...

what great photos.

Joanne said...

Just from how we've gotten to know you and Sophie through your blog, something would've been missing without Sophie in the photos, an essence completing your "self" portrait.

Ed said...

Very nice, we finally have a face to go with the excellent posts..:-)

gtyyup said...

Oh Andrea...they are all great photos...love dancing with dogs...Sophie is just in heaven!

Maria said...

I also hate to be on that side of the camera, but isn't it nice to have these now that you've done it?

Sharon said...

Cute photos...I'm like you...I'm very camera shy. It's like I don't know what to do if someone points a camera at me. I always look so un-natural.

yolanda said...

aww :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You have captured the real "you", and the real "Sophie", a great job.

Jen

Paula said...

Sweet sweet Pictures! I love that Sophie is in them with you. Perfect!

Janice said...

Nice pics.It's nice to see other people "crazy" about their dogs.

The OP Pack said...

"when I think of the word "self" the definition is not complete without her" - what a beautiful sentiment - so beautifully expressed both in words and in image.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Jen Mo said...

Oh wow, I really like the first one! Beautiful!

gigi said...

Love them! Love the black and white too.

gigi said...

Thank you for always inspiring me! I left you an award on my site. Have a great day.

Pam said...

I like the dancing one!

Tatersmama said...

They're all beautiful, but I think I like "the dance" the best!
And I have to admit I got a lump in my throat when I read:
"when I think of the word "self" the definition is not complete without her"

You're an amazing woman and you and Sophie are so lucky to have one another!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are beautiful! Not only on the outside but on the inside too.. I love that you included Sophie! The one of you two dancing is great! I had a photo to share but my computer crashed..I am stuck on Far Guys computer for the moment. Hopefully in a few days I will be back to normal:)

Tony McQueen said...

Cool black and whites.

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos. It's nice to see you in them too,
for a change. You're a very pretty lady. Even the blurry one is great.

Natashya said...

The look beautiful! My favourite pic of Bella and I is fuzzy too. :)

Rising Rainbow said...

These are great shots! Sophie looks like a happy dog.

prairierunner said...

Great pictures, I love the last one even if it is a little blurry.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Wonderful photo's. You both have fabulous smiles!!!

Barry said...

I don't mind the photo being blurry. Since 90% of my are that way it just feels normal.

And despite the blur, it clearly best conveys the love between the two of you.

Thanks for including it.

~ Sara ~ said...

Truly awesome pictures.

dw said...

Beautiful.

Patches said...

So cute! Love the pics with Sophie!

From the sounds of the comments I think I may need to spend some more time reading your blog too!

septembermom said...

Sweet pictures! Your love for Sophie is so evident :)

Emma Rose said...

Dogs and their women are always beautiful. It's the love. So beautiful....

Robynn's Ravings said...

Just beautiful.....both of you girls....mmmm....sweet.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

These are just beautiful! It's great to put a face to someone too....though I am not brave enough to do this...haha!
Gorgeous pics though, the first is my favourite :o)

Regular Guy said...

Very nice photos, your friend looks content too.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh Andrea, the self portraits came out great! I especially like the first one.

Carolina said...

If I'd look that good on photos I would be only posting selfportraits! They really are heartwarming ;-)

Claire said...

i'm with you - sometimes i have a hard time letting photos go because they're too blurry....and other times they end up working even if they are blurry.

sophie is such a pretty girl!! it's so true that dogs and their owners tend to look like they belong together.

Sabrina said...

These are so absolutely wonderful! They tell a story about you two with no words at all! And I do like the blur in the third one as it "says" something, too. . .

SassyDog said...

How nice the two of you together. Best buddies! Your love comes shining through the photos!

MariesImages said...

I just love the top photo...lovely!
Marie

The Write Girl said...

Hey Andrea,

I love the photo of you and Sophie dancing. They are lovely. You two are so cute together. : )

Selba said...

Wow... very lovely pictures! I really like it!

Country Girl said...

Great pictures, I never thought to take with my dogs. Good idea!

Country Girl said...

Your dog is beautiful. Mine says hello.