Monday, January 15, 2007

At leg's length

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).

FloorI 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.


mo** said...

you could try while sitting on a chair ...perhaps it would help with the dexterity issues?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that every time I pop in here, something strange is going on?!?

Chris Cope said...

I'd like to tell you that it's because there's always something strange going on, but it's probably just your luck.

Curly said...

That picture reminds me of a site I found which people send in pictures of their faces as they orgasm - I would try and find it again but googling "Orgasm face pictures" wouldn't go down to well in work.

Wierdo said...

I would, I really would take a foot picture. But i've just broken my camera (even if you dont speak welsh I think yould understand most of this blog;

Next week I'll hopefully have a new camera, and I'll take one then if I remember.

Oh, of all the days to break my camera. I dont want to have to miss such a silly experience!

Anonymous said...

We could start out own 'at legs length' group.

Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact, just the other day.. hmm, maybe I will blog about that later in the week.