I happened to spot this photo of Elisa the other day and noticed that it was a part of a photo pool called "The Arm's Length Self Portrait Experience" (I'm pretty sure there should be hyphens in there, but let's not be picky).
I tend to take a whole hell of a lot of these types of pictures of myself. I seem to be under the impression that if I take enough pictures some day one of them will turn out OK.
The phrase "arm's length" made me think: "You know, no one ever takes a picture at leg's length. I wonder what it would look like if I were to hold the camera with my feet and take a picture. Now that I think about it, I can't remember ever seeing a picture taken from that particular angle..."
The fact that I had stumbled onto the idea of doing something that I can't remember* anyone else doing meant, of course, that I had to do it. So, I lay down on the floor and held the camera between my feet -- you can see a bit of my foot to the left. The pained expression on my face is testament to the fact that getting this shot was a lot trickier than I had thought. I'm not exactly the most flexible guy, so it was difficult for me to sit there with my legs in the air, keeping the camera steady.** And in order for me to get the shot right, I had to roll back on my shoulder blades.
I do have monkey toes, but, to answer Elisa's question, I am not so dextrous that I was able to hit the button with my feet -- the camera was on timer.
In an ideal world, other people would now go about the task of taking pictures of themselves with their feet. But it is kind of a bothersome task, lying on the ground and trying to hold a camera with one's feet. If you do take a picture like this, however, send me the file or a link -- I'll put it on my blog.
*Note that I say "remember." I am sure someone else has thought of this, and perhaps I've even seen the results; I just don't remember seeing them.
**That sentence out of context seems like one that would be better suited for Isabella Snow's blog.