The photo was taken by a fellow Boxster driver at the Blue Ridge Boster Summit III, 8 June 2001.
I've been shaving my head since 1963, when 'Big Hair' and 'Afros' were all the rage. In that year, April 1963 to be exact, I purchased my first Nikon, an F with a 50mm f1.4, for about $350.00. That would now be about $1850.00 in 2002 dollars.
This is the image I use for web based self portrait requests. It was cropped out of a shot taken of several ex-food store employees at a 1 year anniversary of the liver transplant of one of the group. We all were in high school when we worked together and now ... well lets just leave it there. Done on a cheap tripod with my N70 and 35-80 4-5.6D lens.
This is a silly as it gets. The wallpaper was replaced this past fall.
The only hat I own has one of those propeller things on top, my camera refused to fire while I was wearing it.
It's really nice to see what you all look like, and to attach a face with a name, it's like seeing an old friend that has been away for a long time. It would be nice if everyone would post a photo of themselves, even if you don't have a hat like Larry's.
Mark, we already know what your camera looks like, If I were you I wouldn't wait for Larry to post a photo of you.
No, this isn't me in war torn Israel or Afghanistan dodging bullets.
This was snapped by a fellow photojournalist when I was my normal clumsy self and stumbled off of a wall ladder on the top of a building. We were in downtown Toronto to get an aerial view on the day that it was announced that we lost out on the 2008 Olympic bid. Naturally, he snapped the pic, then asked if I was ok.
The 5 foot fall managed to snap my SB28 clean off my F100 and loosen the internal focus inside my camera. An expensive fall to say the least. To top it all off, I had a friend's 300mm 2.8 lens around my neck to shoot the Indy races later in the day. That only suffered a cracked lens hood(whew). My F90X and 80-200 came out unscathed.
The things we go through to get a different angle. But now I have a funny story to accompany this photo of me face first into the rocks with my ass in the air.
LOL. Actually, I was shooting the rocks beneath, trying to get a feeling of height...with the cliff wall close in the shot. But it was windy as HELL up there too! No fear of heights...fear of plunging to my death! Cheers!
Chris (Lefty) Taylor "You're only as good as your last shot!
(Lefty)color="white"] Taylor You're only as good as your last shot!
Heres a before and after pic set. I cut my hair as a rememberance to my stepson that passed from cancer at age 13 in '99. I donated it to "Locks for Love". They make wigs for kids with cancer. I miss my long hair something terrible. Sorry for the bad scan on the second one. Sometimes it does that when I change it to a JPEG file.
I honestly try to take a pic of myself now and then, but always with sometiing interesting going on. This is a slow exposure, I am spinning a glowstick around in a circle for 2 seconds. There was minimum light in the room, but it looks like daytime
I have countless more like this, and with other subjects, ideas. This might be my favorite kind of photography. More to come, I hafta print them first
I'm from Toronto. Your from Philadelphia right? (Unless your profile is lying). Heh, the 76ers just lost to Orlando! (I'm really bored right now). Oh yeah, nice glow sticking photo by the way. How old are you?
That is Rolleicord V with a Carl Zeiss Xenar 75mm f/3.5 carried with its hand grip and shutter release cord. The photo was taken by my father with his Nikon FTN ....... some years back. I liked it because he took it.
Thanks for watching Paul (and please thank your mum). In fact my Rolleicord V had a Heidosmat 75mm f/3.2 view lens and a Schneider Xenar 75mm f/3.5 taking lens. My father's Rolleiflex had a Carl Zeiss Tessar 75mm f/3.5, hence my mistake.
Thanks, I was beginng to get sore from the kicking and it is an image of me.
I'm glad you like the web site. I love Dreamweaver 4.
He was frozen to death. I happened on him just before the police arrived and I was quickly asked to "Go on, get outta here". As it turned out, I didn't know he was dead when I took the picture. Someone else must have called it in.
None of my shots are posed. People digging through the garbage, etc., are doing just that.
Well, it's not a self portrait nor was it taken with a Nikon...but I don't have a lot of pictures of me. This was taken last year while going to the homecoming game of my Alma mater...The University of Georgia (1995)
Here's two photos of me, with my first love, TRAINS!
One is of me setting up for a shot in Deshler, Ohio, and it was taken by another railfan friend. The other shot of me is about three years old and it was taken by my mom when we were on the Amtrak Cardinal somewhere in West Virginia (I'm guessing Charleston).
Being that I am a new member as of last evening and this challenge seems to be still moving foward, I thought I would add my first image to this site here. Nikon really does need to do something with its flash system though. This is just completely out of hand :0)! I call the self portrait "fried".
Hi, everyone! The portrait session with a friend was just winding down, when she suddenly grabbed my F4, pushed my into the light and fired away. I really don´t like being photographed, but, whoa, she was persuasive. At last I later found the unused reflector, so I had something to hide under.
(Please forgive the bad quality, I´m still yearning for that lovely Coolscan IV.)
I still haven't gotten around to taking a self-portrait, but here's a picture of myself my wife took with her Minolta point and shoot.
The location is the Mickelson Bike Trail in South Dakota (we were on vacation in Sept/Oct of 2001) about 5 miles or so from the Crazy Horse monumnet. For someone who normally bikes at sea level (I live about 25 miles from the Cheasapeake Bay), biking at 6000+ feet was really neat.
This is a photo taken with a borrowed Mamiya 6x6 with a polaroid back and some Fuji FP100c in Co. Wicklow in Ireland late in January this year. It was at the end of a long walk from Dublin to Roundwood (Approx. 47km) which had taken from 6am 'til 5:30pm to complete. I was knackered after that but I think the satisfaction/relief shows! I'm on the left by the way, my friend (another Paul) is on the right.
Hey Paul, I drove right past/through Roundwood 2 years ago, from Powerscourt on my way to Glendalough on R755. We got a flat tire in Enniskerry, not three hours after arriving in Ireland! I quickly learned to have no fear while driving on the opposite side of the road.
Here's me at Blarney Castle, sitting where the second floor used to be.
Cheers, Chris (Lefty) Taylor You're only as good as your last shot!
I take it you kissed the Blarney stone while you were there? That's bound to give you a headache anyway! For those unfamiliar with the stone, it's set in the exterior wall below the parapets about 18 inches below floor level if memory serves me right. To "kiss" it, you lie on your back on the stone roof floor and lean backwards into the cavity with the help of an attendant.
From the "official" Blarney castle website:
Kissing the Blarney stone
The world famous Blarney Stone is situated high up in the battlements of the castle. Follow one of the several long, stone spiral staircases up to the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the lush green Irish countryside, Blarney House and The Village of Blarney.
The stone is believed to be half of the Stone of Scone which originally belonged to Scotland. Scottish Kings were crowned over the stone, because it was believed to have special powers.
The stone was given to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in return for his support in the Battle of Bannockburn.
Queen Elizabeth I wanted Irish chiefs to agree to occupy their own lands under title from her. Cormac Teige McCarthy, the Lord of Blarney, handled every Royal request with subtle diplomacy, promising loyalty to the Queen without "giving in". Elizabeth proclaimed that McCarthy was giving her "a lot of Blarney", thus giving rise to the legend.
You too can acquire the gift of eloquence by kissing the stone!
Better late than never...this is an on-going thing anyway. Thanks Larry for this brilliant idea. Now I have a face to go with the names and/or pseudonyms.
This is what I do when I am not out shooting pics, a 74kg (roughly 165 lbs) yellowfin tuna!
This was taken by my fishing buddy down southern Philippines. Quite recently, this place hit the international scene/news ("Abu Sayaf" rings a bell???) Such a pity beacause this may very well be considered as the "last frontier" of Philippine nature and wildlife.
SB-600 on my left at about 18 inches with an 8x10 DIY softbox TTL. Another SB-600 perched on top of the door bouncing off the ceiling - Manual full power. AutoFP and 1/250th exposure keeps the on-camera flash out of the picture.
This is me flying doors open on a UH-60 from Bagram to Kabul last summer (Afghanistan). I handed my D200 to the crew chief, a 20 year old that was intimidated by the Nikon. In October that little gold leaf was upgraded to a silver one!