Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

A Weekly Photo Themed Blog

Week 19 – #38 Selfie

on December 6, 2014

38 - Selfie-1

38 - Selfie-2

Well, you really didn’t think that you would get me to do a selfie did you?

Now walking a wire is one thing, but he makes it look easy – so much so that he stopped to do this.   At Nik Wallenda’s walk over the grand opening of Sarasota Ford, he managed to stop and take a selfie.  If you look closely at the cropped shot you will just about see a face with a white boundary above the face (that is the reflection of the dealership).

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32 responses to “Week 19 – #38 Selfie

  1. elifamily2 says:

    Amazing shots, so neat you can see his picture on his phone!

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thank you – I used my 400 mm lens but still it was cropped in. I had not thought to bring the 1.4 extender. As it was I had way too much lens for a number of things there.

  2. tnwaltz says:

    When I read about this in the newspaper, I knew you would be there doing your “selfie.”

  3. judymarina says:

    Originally awesome…well done!

  4. shelby1120 says:

    With the tripod, lens and your good eye, you got a great one! Especially when zoomed in to see what is really on the phone!

  5. gwong1 says:

    I am struggling with the Selfie topic as well, perhaps I can be as clever as you. Gary

  6. Julie Z says:

    Great photo and clever idea! I would love to see all of Nik’s “selfies” on his phone!

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thank you. I would be afraid to take my phone up on a wire like that. I jump when my phone rings. The other thing would be I might drop it. And when I drop things I tend to reach for them to try to catch them….doesn’t sound like a good idea for him.

  7. Bobbi says:

    Love it…great shot !!!

  8. Your images of Wallenda at the dealership are excellent. I knew I could count on you to document the event and I wouldn’t have to fight the crowd and parking to see him. lol

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thank you. You are too funny. If it wasn’t for Diane I might not have gone. The crowd was not too bad and parking was easy. The key was to go early as they had other performers to see and free food and drink. We walked around and then sat down inside the dealership until it got close to the time. We walked outside and found a spot to stand. I had a longer lens so I stayed back and Diane went up closer. She got to see a couple of performers that we in the back could only see their feet when they stood on their hands. Lol

  9. hydragirl818 says:

    When you are really good at something, part of the reason is being resourceful. Obviously, you are both.

  10. Sue Karski says:

    well thank you very much.

  11. stacywhite47 says:

    great image! Perfect fit for this theme!

  12. preed913 says:

    clever!! – wish I’d thought of it

  13. George says:

    Awesome shot Sue. Well done.

  14. Quick thinking. Spectacular selfie.

  15. Great shot. Your photos show that you work hard and enjoy every minute of what you shoot.

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