Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Compromise

I can scare the life out of my friends -- all I have to do is lift my camera and take their picture. Really. Somehow, and certainly without trying, I seem to find the worst light, angle, pose. What can I say -- it's a gift. I've horrified five people this past month alone.

Here are some photos from last week's meet-up with Virginia, Katie, Kathy, Tash, Petrea, Ron, and Judy. But just so these lovely people will speak to me again in this lifetime, I won't say who is who.




26 comments:

  1. (((((GRIN)))))! Great job! I'm sure you all had great fun together.

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  2. That's how I feel EVERY time my photo is taken. The lighting or angel doesn't matter, my true beauty just doesn't seem to come out in photos...

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  3. Maybe your gift is failing you, because these people look very attractive.

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  4. Have I mentioned that I'm glad I don't live near you?

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  5. More! (he said safely from 2,000 miles away).

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  6. i have a similar talent of making everyone - myself included as ugly as possible.

    it's nice though, because then the reality of me is so much less painful to view than the 2 dimensional version which appears to be having a stroke.

    xxa

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  7. Something to be said for that, Amy. It's my goal to do damage to all of you one day.

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  8. I don't live so near you & here I am. At least I can thank you for the upper/front shot only! I look as happy as I was to be with such a fun group.

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  9. And I caught YOU looking like a fashion model and this is the thanks I get. Geeessshhhh.
    I love you!
    V

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  10. Karin: I usually hate pictures of me, but you seem to take good ones. As you know, you took my Patch picture at a blogger picnic, and this one is not bad either! Karin Bugge. Official photographer to Mr. Earl.

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  11. I have no complaints. I'm just glad I've been pumping iron since you mostly captured my upper arm. I think everyone looks pretty good in your photos, although this is the only time all weekend I didn't see Virginia smiling!

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  12. At least they didn't hide their faces behind their hands or run away (like some of my subjects do). And actually I don't think they look "unattractive" at all. Looks like you had a good time.

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  13. When viewing my portraits, you can increase the person's attractiveness by some exponential degree.

    From this gathering, I have a photo of Kevin of jimsonweed.blogspot.com, but it was too blurry even for my blog. Too bad, because it was in other ways really nice. No, really, it was.

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  14. It looks like fun, despite the fear you instilled in your subjects. Lovely photos of lovely people.

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  15. I don't care who they are, I love them all.

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  16. You got my boobs and my hands, which are--okay, well, not my worst features. I will always be grateful to you for not posting the most awful picture ever taken of me.

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  17. Looks it was a great meeting.
    Nice photos of nice people.
    Thanks for the links, I will visit them soon.

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  18. And yet somehow they always forgive you. It's a gift you have.

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  19. If you visit Virg's blog at http://birminghamalabamadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

    you'll see how these people really look, and the favor she did for me.

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  20. You captured the frivolity of the evening though, Hiker!!!

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  21. Well, I think I recognize Bogart...although it seems you've even managed to give him a clown nose... *smile*

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  22. I've also found lifting my camera is a great way to scare off people who otherwise won't leave you alone.

    Nice pics of your ladies blogger meeting!

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  23. Did you get MY boobs? Geesh, they are the only things I still have working for me. But for the record, I was a happy camper the ENTIRE time I was in So Ca. What's not to like about being with some of the greatest blog/friends in the world?
    V

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