I’ve run out of time. I couldn’t choose a picture so I’ll go with the first.
That’s a big problem with self-portraits. You end up taking a lot – because you never know which one might have the right ‘look’, often you end up with a lot of similar poses, and not a lot to choose between them. At this time I was using a 10-second self-timer, with a broom or something similar to ensure the camera was properly focused. Then I just had to press the button, rush into position, remove the broom or whatever, and try and not look too concerned…
By the way, the book is “The Crow Road” by one of my favorite authors, Iain Banks – who died in 2013.
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