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Self Portrait

Pictures of me, taken by myself. I tend to go with the official (365 Days) definition of a self portrait: “A self portrait is a photo of yourself taken by you – it is not a photo of you taken by someone else and it is not a photo of something you hold near and dear to your heart.” … “The main thing is that you are both the photographer and the subject. Any photo which you took that contains any part of your body counts.” … “shots of your shadow, impressions left in sand or snow, and reflections on surfaces such as a faucet or even a mirror are acceptable forms of self portraits.” Note. Some posts will be tagged as self-portraits because just one of the images is a selfie.

At the Cab – A quick selfie with the cab as I start the final lap of my trip. [1 picture]

About to start part two of my ‘Four Days, Three Nights, Two Wildernesses’ hike. [1 picture]

One down and one to go – This isn’t an ordinary trip. I wanted to get a few more miles under my belt, so I came up with the idea for my ‘Four Days, Three Nights, Two Wildernesses’ hike. Here I am back at the trailhead at the end of the first part. [2 pictures]

A Tad Chilly – I stayed in bed waiting for things to warm up before venturing out. I don’t have an insulated hood, so I improvised with my shemagh. Very elegant, very old lady. I’m also looking a bit chubby around the chops too. [1 picture]

Gary Allman in a Dutchware Gear Chameleon Hammock with winter cover.

Waking Up in the Wilderness. Gary in the hammock with the winter cover on. [1 picture]

Gary Allman, self protrait by table rock lake, January 2019.

Down by the Lake – Gary by Table Rock Lake. [1 picture]

Gary Allman on the Pees Hollow trail at Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Dressed for chilly weather, and looking a bit chubby too. [1 picture]

Boiling water on a Trangia alcohol stove. Titanium wind screen, and Toaks 850ml cook pot.

Lunch – Making a hot drink on the trail. [2 pictures]

Self and Sky. Resting in the wilderness. [1 picture]

Saturday Morning – Packing up Camp [5 pictures]

Self portrait of Gary Allman at the junction of the Pilots and Pole Hollow trails, Hercules Glades Wilderness. November 2018.

Hercules Glades Backpacking in November. Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. [53 pictures, lots of words and one short video]

A black and white photograph of Gary Allman, Springfield Missouri

Gary Allman, August 26, 2018. I saw a tired person peering back at me from the bathroom mirror this morning, and I thought I’d get a picture of what I saw. [4 pictures]

Color photograph of Gary Allman enjoying the Sunset at Table Rock Missouri (Piney Creek Wilderness).

R&R – Rest and Recuperation. Gary looks out over the Piney Creek Arm of Table Rock Lake. [2 pictures]

Photograph of the Piney Creek Arm of Table Rock Lake, Piney Creek Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest

Three Days Summer Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness. I decided to take on my aversion to summer backpacking, face the heat, and see if I could get some wilderness rest and recuperation. [49 pictures and a short video]

Another Trip To Hercules Glades – Testing my new tarp and underquilt. [40 pictures and many words]

At The End Of The Hike – The temperature was in the 80s, and I had just finished my hike with 920′ of elevation gain, so I’m allowed to look a little sweaty. [4 pictures]

Solo Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness — After a busy week, I made a snap decision to go backpacking. [35 Pictures and lots of words]

Photograph of Gary Allman on the hiking trails at Kanuga -- Near Hendersonville, North Carolina

Kanuga Hiking Selfies. [3 pictures]

Pees Hollow Backpacking Trip – My new Hammock arrived last week and I couldn’t wait any longer to try it out. [54 pictures and lots of words]

Gary Modestly Posing at Brushy Creek. [2 Pictures]

Overlooking Woods Fork. At the top of the ridge of the Yellow/Silver trail I’ve noticed a side-trail. [4 pictures]

Black and white photograph of Gary Allman (Springfield Missouri) with Sprinky, a Maine Coon cat

Black and white photograph of Gary with Sprinky. [1 picture]

Gary & Ginger on the Silver Trail at Busiek. [8 pictures]

Can’t Wait for Friday … The forecast says it’ll be 59°.

Busiek Silver Trail – A short Hike, and some musings on being unfit [4 pictures]

Black and white photograph of Gary Allman posing with a Fujifilm X-E3 camera

A deliberate grainy look. Shot in quite dark conditions as I didn’t turn the room light on. I’m having a bit of a nostalgic selfie binge at the moment. I’ll get over it.

Reviewing the year. [5 pictures]

Ten Years On: Happy To Be Here. I’ve just indulged in a couple of ‘retro’ self-portrait sessions. [6 pictures]

Merry Christmas! A brief rundown on Christmas and pictures of some of the gifts I received. [5 pictures]

Black and white photograph of Gary Allman standing at his desk

At My Desk – B&W. Working from home has its advantages … [5 pictures]

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