Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Show Your Best Side - Blog Challenge


Pink Hair Girl handed out a blog challenge lately and it really struck a cord with me.  I love taking photos, I take my camera wherever I go and I have thousands of pictures of my family and friends and other random shite.  Now, because I'm usually the one behind the Canon taking the photos, I don't have as many shots of  me than my precious peeps.

And.... many of us hate photos of ourselves.  I know certainly do.  I almost always end up deleting half of them or photoshop the mole on my face out because I hate it so much.  I normally point out how many wrinkles you can see and the fact that my face is so assemetrical.  I see many flaws that no one else seems to care about.

The challenge is to blog 5 pictures of yourself that you really like, and say 5 things you like about yourself. Then nominate 5 other bloggers to dig into their photo collection and lets share our better side. It can be so hard to appreciate ourselves but I think it is health to find things we like about ourselves.

I did this photoshoot as a present to my hubby 
before I lost 8kg and even still I was still happy with the results.
I thoroughly enjoyed this shoot and I felt very sexy that day.

This is my favourite photo of my Boerewors and me 
(even though I'm not wearing a stitch of make up and 
my eyes were scrunched up from looking into the sun)
We were sitting outside enjoying the sunshine and Megan pointed the camera at us,
My Boerewors put his arm around me and I was content and happy.
You can feel the love in this shot.


I love my girls and pictures with them are so special
If I can cuddle them both at the same time and capture that moment on a photo, I'm happy!

 

This picture was taken by Megan who was probably about 3½ at the time.
I love it for two reasons - because Megan took it and 
it was one of those call-yer-name-and-you-turn-around surprise snaps

This is also one of my favourites because it includes my precious mum and sister. 
I love them both very dearly and this picture shows how much I love them.


The five things I like about me:

1.  I like my sense of humour and my ability to make others laugh and feel good about themselves.
2.  I like my long eyelashes and blue eyes.
3.  I consider myself a strong woman with an unwavering point of view
4.  I am resiliant and resouceful.  I make it happen and I have a plan.
5.  I am unique.

I now pass this Photo Blog Challenge on to five others to do the same.  I can't wait to see your favourite five pictures. I nominate:


18 comments:

Matty said...

Just a wonderful looking family. Really nice, cheery smiles and full of love.

Katherine said...

Lovely photos Gillian! There is a lot of love in these photos!

Brian Miller said...

uh oh i am alleric to the camera....you on the other hand take some brilliant pics...

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. These are all such lovely pics. You look really happy with your kids. I liked that picture very much!

Have a good day...:)

Mimi and Tilly said...

Gorgeous pictures, and I love the idea of this challenge. Good for you! x

Marcelle said...

Such great memories via photography...thanks for sharing....

cat said...

I love that photoshoot one and I love how the others all relate to those you love most.

Jessie said...

beautiful shots -- i can see the love in all of them.

G-Man said...

You are a natural beauty and need no make-up. Getting Brian and Monkey Man to take 5 self-portraits? Now THATS a challenge!

blueviolet said...

You are a beautiful girl, and you were sexy in that shot. Great present for your hubs!

Monkey Man said...

Love this post. You are quite photogenic in spite of what you might think.
However, Monkey Man Exposed??? Yikes. Not so sure we want to go there.

Gillian said...

thats why its called a Challenge, G-Man...

...i hope they rise up or at least get creative...

thats why I chose them.

WhisperingWriter said...

Beautiful photos.

You do have pretty eyes!

Steffi said...

Lovely photo´s.Your girls are so sweet!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I really am working on this one. I have one more award to get through first.

Thanks for the tag and I'll let you know when my post is up.

This one will be hard for me. I hate pictures of myself. You are so beautiful and all of your pictures are gorgeous!

Hugs!!

Kim Ayres said...

Wonderful photos, Gillian, and a great blog challenge idea.

I won't be able to join in just at the moment as there's a bit too much else going on to give it the proper amount of attention. However, I may well squirrel this one away for when things are a bit quieter :)

Alet said...

I love the one with you and hubby - special memories is what make our favourite photos - I love that!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

My post is up. I'm sorry it's bitter/sweet.

Hugs and love,
T

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