August Theme Day: Self Portrait


Today is Daily Photo theme day and it’s also my 100th post on Picturing Washington, D.C.

The theme is a self-portrait in a favorite place. As a child in England, I collected epitaphs and spent a lot of time, therefore, in cemeteries. I still like visiting cemeteries to read the epitaphs and take photographs, so I suppose you could say that cemeteries, oddly enough, are among my favorite places. So here I am in a local cemetery, photographing myself photographing a gravestone.

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22 Responses to August Theme Day: Self Portrait

  1. MarieMcC says:

    I was looking mostly at the shadow on the tombstone when you took it, now I get to see the rest of what you saw through the lens. I like the way it turned out! Congratulations on your 100th post! A milestone and a tombstone, all on the same day!

  2. MarieMcC says:

    P.S., I really like the way your header turned out! I vote for keeping the magnolias!

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  4. edwin says:

    Excellent Judith! And congratulations on your 100th!

  5. Kirk says:

    Wonderful meditation on “passing through.”

  6. nuno says:

    Nice curves Judith!

  7. Denton says:

    Very un-usual favorite place. Very original photo. I have been impressed with how original the self-portraits have been … Also, I predict you will be very happy with your move to Word Press. I know that I have been.

  8. alice-d56 says:

    Very nice! I didn’t know about this theme and -can you imagine?- I posted this morning…a photo of my tomatoes!

  9. B says:

    I participated.

  10. transall says:


    “Very sexy” (si, si…)



  11. Elisabeth says:

    What a great photo! I absolutely love it!

  12. passante says:

    Marie — Thanks for the vote of confidence. The magnolias stay!

    Trier — I do the rounds regularly. And I liked your self-portrait, by the way.

    Edwin — Thank you. Hope I make it to 200.

    Kirk — You are perceptive, as always.

    Nuno — Remember that the angle makes for distortion. But hey, I’ll take whatever compliments come my way!

    Denton — Thank you. And yes, I am already seeing the benefits of WordPress.

    Alice — N’importe. Yours is a beautiful picture of your equally beautiful tomatoes.

    B — Coincidence! And thanks for stopping by.

    Didier — Vous plaisantez! Et vous allez au devant de mon “non, non”! (On dit ça? Je connais des phrases mais pas toujours comment les utiliser.)

    Elisabeth — Très gentille, merci.

  13. B says:

    Wlecome. I try to stop by all the time. I’ll have to hook you up with my real ‘picture’ website

  14. Kim says:

    Marie’s comment made me laugh! This is a wonderful shot, and very meaningful. I got up at 6 this morning and took a couple photos of my shadow but didn’t end up liking them all that much. Casting a shadow is a powerful image!

  15. Kala says:

    ahhhh I thought about doing that with the shadow shot but you did a wonderful job for me – I know some people who like to go to cemetaries but it kinda freaks me out – u are brave

  16. MoonSoleil says:

    Very nice picture and a great idea. I like cemetaries, too. They are always so peaceful and calm.
    I love the ones in Paris, they still have very old gravestones that I love to look at.
    Hope to see more of you in some of the next posts (more than a shadow, anyway =)

  17. transall says:


    Your french is perfect… and your “non, non…” absolutely correct but, but, but… are you sure that “si, si…” isn’t exact?

    Ah ces français, jamais sérieux… mais qui sait ?



  18. passante says:


    “Si, si” — ouais, j’en suis sùr. Il faut que nous nous retrouvions pour une tasse de café ou une verre de vin la prochaine fois que je visite Paris!



  19. chris.h. says:

    Very clever–nice way of doing it.

  20. transall says:


    Pas de problème pour se rencontrer autour d’une tasse de thé (eh oui… honte à moi, je ne bois pas de vin, ce qui est une totale hérésie pour un Français, n’est ce pas?) lors de votre prochain passage dans notre capitale.



  21. Eric says:

    Shame on me, I am the last one to congratulate you on your 100th post. And I love the self-portrait that you made (not that I wouldn’t have liked to see your real figure but from a photographic point of view, of course!)

    I wish you all the best for your next 100 photos!

    Un grand merci de Paris.

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