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Selfless “Selfies” Around the World

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is an interesting one: “Selfies”. I must be honest, I absolutely detest selfies. I find them to be slightly narcissistic and I have secretly blocked some people off my Facebook account after getting overly annoyed by their over-abundance of selfies. But since this is the challenge this week and you can be as creative as you like with your own, unique definition of a selfie, I thought I could pull together a few fun photos I’ve taken in different places.

To technically be a selfie, you normally take the picture yourself however I really have hardly any pure selfies. Thus I’m including some plan old pictures of my”self” for the “selfies” as well to show you a little bit more of me and my quirky personality. Hope you enjoy!

Pure Selfies:

My Indian Feet

My Indian Feet. Delhi.

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Belize

Holding a beer in Belize

My Mountain Feet

My Mountain Feet

Me in my ski helmut...

Me in my ski helmut…

My shadow and I

My shadow and I

My skis

My skis

Attempt number 2 down the big bowl

Attempt number 2 down the big bowl

My shadow and I again

My shadow and I again

One last one..I seem to like taking photos of my shadow!

Shadow in Vanoise National Park, France

Shadow in Vanoise National Park, France

Here are some non-selfies but pictures of myself taken by others. I don’t have many as I find much more interesting subject matter than myself but these are some of my favorites.

Ok….although I have many more pictures from other places I’ve had enough “selfies” for one day!!!! What about you? What do you think about selfies? Do you hope the culture of them will disappear?

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfies. To see more entries, click here.

58 comments

  1. A tick for your shadow and you on the chairlift, Nicole 🙂 My reaction to the fad is totally negative but I’ve been wondering why and suspect it’s generational and bears an uncomfortable similarity to one generation’s reaction to Elvis and his gyrating blue suede shoes! Needless to say, I wish it away with the weary vehemence of one who knows it’s out of her hands and knows it’s here to stay. 🙁

    • I love the shadow ones! Shadows are so fun as they really distort you and are very interesting. Yes, I think selfies are a fad for kids, teens and young adults. My little 7 year old Sophia loves taking them on my phone and they always are silly they make me laugh. But she is just a child, not a grown up taking and posting pics of themselves which is just a little bit weird. 🙂

  2. I hate selfie culture too! Totally have de-friended some people who get carried away. I want an about me pic on my blog but I can’t bring myself to do it! I think it’s totally narcissistic and seems like I assume people care about what I look like, which they probably don’t.

    • Completely agreed! I did put a pic of myself on my blog as I’ve actually now met lots of fellow bloggers in person and I must admit, it helps them locate me! 🙂 I find selfies only cute for my kids but they are just 7 and 9, not grown up adults! 🙂

    • Thanks. Felt weird putting a bunch of pics of myself up but I tried to make it fun. I’m definitely not into selfies one bit. In fact I tried to take one for the challenge, and had to instantly delete it! It was awful. 🙂

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    • Yes this fade is so so strange. I think it is many young people who do it but I do see a lot of people my age- in their 40s – do them too which seems very weird. It is cute when my little girl does them as they are always silly but grown adults, hmmmmm. 🙂

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  5. I don’t like selfless either and never do them of myself. I also tend to hide when people try to take photos of me. I would much rather be the one holding the camera. Having said all of that, your selfies are truly lovely, all of them.

    • Thanks Debra! The older I get, the less and less pics I have taken of myself. I’m purely not the interesting topic!!! I like taking pics of the beautiful things I see through my eyes. 🙂

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  8. I know what you mean about selfies Nicole. We have had to sit our granddaughter down and talk to her about her selfies on FB. The more she posted them, the more concerned we became. Lovely photos of you Nicole! 🙂

    • Ha! how old is your granddaughter? My kids are still too young to be using FB thank goodness. I am not yet prepared for all the social media stuff once they start because I know they will!

      • Our granddaughter is 13 and just now beginning to notice boys – oh boy! Terry’s youngest son has his hands full I think! 🙂

      • Yes he does!!!! I remember being 13 and it was a hard time for my parents. It was my difficult stage and yes I liked boys then too! I don’t know what I’ll do in five years when my little girl is 12. Will be a wake up call!

      • For some reason we weren’t expecting this yet from our granddaughter, and it doesn’t help that she looks more like 16! 😉

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  10. We’re on the same wave length about this selfies thing. I too see it as narcissistic and wonder about it all. You at least rose to this week’s challenge….I decline to go on this one….bah, humbug!

    • I was going to decline it too Angeline but had to take a stab at the funny ones. It did feel strange having so many pictures of myself on one post though. Arghhhh

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