My sister-in-law called me this morning to ask me to text her photos of my hair so that a friend could get a similar haircut. I get lots of compliments on my haircut and am lucky that I inherited the Erickson hair, not the Agnew hair, so it is thick and does what I want it to do. I always keep it the same and get it trimmed every four weeks. Linda, my long time hair dresser, always does a great job. When I got home this evening after meeting a friend for lunch in Auburn and spending the afternoon with her, I remembered Sue’s request and since I hadn’t taken any photos yet today, I thought I’d try some selfies. The Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year for 2013 is “selfie,” which is a term for a photographic self portrait, generally taken with a cell phone. I took mine with my Nikon D800, my 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, a shutter release cable, my SB 910 Speed Light, and my tripod, a slightly more complex set up than using a cell phone.
I didn’t really think about the background which is just the plain wall by the garage entry door so it is rather bland and uninteresting. I set the focal length of the lens to 62mm, the aperture to f/3.2, the shutter speed to 1/320, and ISO at 200. What pleased me with the shot is that the cable release automatically focused the lens on me. Hallelujah. Other “selfies” I’ve tried were an agonizing trial and error to get the focus correct.
So, here is my hair, featuring my hair cut which is technically (I think) a stacked bob.