Sunday, May 6, 2007
Me And Ol' Blue
This is a self-portrait I did in around 1983. That would make me 20 years old in this photo.
I had been out for an afternoon of photographing things when I decided to put the camera on a picnic table and take a picture of myself. I didn't have a tripod with me. Looking back, I'm glad I did. This is the best picture of Ol' Blue that I have.
Ol' Blue was my Dad's truck and got passed on to me when he upgraded to a new vehicle. It was a 1975 Ford F-100 Custom. Ol' Blue was finally traded in years after this photo, when it had 165,000 miles on it. It felt like we took a beloved family pet to the vet to be put to sleep.
This is a slight crop from the original 35mm slide. I usually post most photos full-frame, but there was some dead space in the photo, behind me in the right of the image. I cropped that out.
The old me; I'd sure like to have that 20 year old body back again.
It's Sunday, and that means I've also posted photos on my other blog, if you care to see them.