Just south of Melbourne Beach on the east coast of Florida is Bonsteel Park. We had never been there so a quick stop was in order when passing by. There was one particular sight that was so out of the norm for being at the ocean that well… how can this scene be described?

There was this pretty Marilyn Monroe type of lady walking to and fro in the parking lot. You had to look. She wasn’t wearing anything beach related at all. She carried a tripod to her car, then back to the board walk. Then back to the car returning to the boardwalk with 2 martini glasses and some bubbly. That’s when I couldn’t restrain myself for another minute, I had to get her picture. When she heard the shutter of my camera the look on her face said it all, she was concerned that I may be some sort of weirdo. That’s I asked if she was cool with my taking pics from behind. She agreed and I got an unplanned SELF PORTRAIT because that is what she was doing. After setting up her shot she crossed the boardwalk and perched upon it with her glass raised in a toast!

Since I agreed not to take and photo’s of her facing my camera this is the view I have to offer. I think this is more interesting and intriguing leaving the mind to make it’s own story. You never know when something out of the ordinary is going to take place. Never leave home without a camera.


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30 thoughts on “This is my SELF PORTRAIT

  1. I love this….very unique and it makes one wonder what her story is! Fabulous capture!

  2. ok, as far as I can see, you captured a very good looking lady and you have done a very good picture! Did you ask her where she might have been looking?

  3. Love your take on the theme . . . makes one wonder why she was there taking her self portrait . . . a photography class could be a possibility or maybe for a special friend . . .

    • Glad you stopped by and double glad you enjoyed the shot! I think this view is much better than any she got, if I say so myself.

  4. Now that is different, and fun. Glad I read all the text because as I skimmed over the title “This is my Self Portrait” I thought, “Huh, PCPhoto is a bit different, but that’s cool!” You sure this isn’t you?

  5. Fascinating photo and background info. There is a surreal urban fantasy quality to it all.

  6. Once again….camera at the ready and it’s astounding what you can capture.
    One tip I can offer….unfortunately back in the old SLR days ( I owned a Topcon ‘R’ ) you couldn’t turn off the shutter… you can…and it’s a great idea in ‘sensitive’ photo areas.

  7. Great take on the self-portrait theme but does this mean you won’t be doing a literal selfie?? I really like these back stories that are so intriguing and make one wish to know the whole story…even tho many times the imagination makes it better than reality.

    • DH can confirm my IMAGINATION, lol. Haven’t decided yet whether there will be a ‘literal selfi’, where would the mystique be if I did… time will tell

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