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Friday, March 5, 2010

photostory friday: the self-timer is NOT my BFF, but i'm still having fun

one of my favourite bloggers to visit is Nik of WhiMSy love.

don't ask me how i found her or how long i've bloggy known her, but it's been a while
(given that i've only been blogging for 2 years)

she's crafty
she's incredibly talented
she's funny
(and a little bit goofy too!)
she's got a gorgeous family and friends

and her signature is the 'jumpy' pic
recently she spilled the beans on the jumpy pic

she gave some handy hints, most of which i seem to have completely ignored:

tuck your legs under - it'll look like you got more air
(yeah she did!)

throw your arms up to make you look higher

it will take some time to master those self-timer skills

work on your jumping smile
(does looking like a crazy person count?)

yes, most of north america is buried under 10 feet of snow right now
there's no need to gloat with all that blue sky

(note, how i totally nailed the landing)

tuck your shirt in - ooops
(and no, i'm not wearing nipple covers!)

she said that your self-timer is your BFF


i'll let YOU be the judge...

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Kelli


nikki/WhiMSy love said...

LOVE. You are simply awesome!!!!

Anne said...

Those pictures are so fun!!

mandyb said...

can i have a jumping tutorial tomorrow night!!!!!

TheEclecticElement said...

I've done a few of those pictures and it's a complete b!&$% to time the picture just right, but it's TOTALLY worth it when they come out :D

Those are super fun picks!!

Cecily R said...

Sue, you're totally RAD.

Self timers never really work for me either. But your outtakes are AWESOME.

J9 said...

honestly they made me least you gave it a go and lets face it from the look in your face you had so much fun doing that shoot......

Jaina said...

Cute outfit! Looks like you're having a great time, I think the self timer is awesome.

cat said...

Oh that's fun. I agree - cute outfit. Love that skirt.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Yeah I'm no good at the self timer either and usually the camera focuses on something other than me! Looks like you had fun trying.

Krystyn said...

I think they are awesome! I might have to give some jumping a try!

Working Mum said...

Oh how you make me laugh! I can just imagine what the neighbours must be thinking.

Kendra said...

I need to make friends with my timer. No one around here has the slightest bit of interest in cameras and when I die, I'm pretty sure there will be no proof there was a mother in this family. lol!

Lluvia said...

My favorite was the one where there's leg showing. SExy! ;)


These are great pictures!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Love these pics! You are such a crack-up! I'd be jumping around too if the skies were blue and the sun was shining like that over here. So ready for spring!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...


Jealous of your warm winters!!!!!! It's starting to warm up here though. Did you know that there is going to be a Signal Post in Australia in the next year or two?? We are going to try for it after Italy!! We might be neighbors!!!

(At least I gave you some advance warning, lol!!)

theUngourmet said...

I just love Nikki and her jumping photos too! Yours are just awesome! They make me happy! :) I'm going to have to try making some of my own soon.

Heather said...

The best pics of me are taken with the timer. I am not sure why, but my smile is more relaxed, natural, etc than when I have someone else taking them! Strange, eh!