Agreed, those aren't selfies.
If that word makes it into Webster (very possible) it will require the user to have their camera in their own hand at the time of the picture. Those are timer delayed self portraits.
you guys think they're heavily Photoshopped? I dunno.. I am no expert when it comes to that stuff. but I do think they're beautiful.
kind of sucks that we never know if an image online has been manipulated or not nowadays...
i must say, stirs the imagination. and a hard post to follow, but...
nothing wrong with taking pics of oneself and posting them. it's just the term itself, especially if a male uses it in that vernacular (as a self pic)imo! in that case, it's kind of pussy-whipped! like letting your wife, girlfriend, or significant other call you poopsie in public, "Here's a selfie of me, Poopsie, and friends during a group hug." ...just saying.
edit: what's happening to ST? i can't imagine Harding, Rowell, Frost (or whomever) captioning a photo, "a selfie of me and the boy's". sheesh
as far as emasculation goes, it's a subtle, insidious spiral. and amurica is well on its way. frankly, i don't really give a sh#t what amurica (ain't no flag waver) or anyone for that matter, chooses to do or say. so, feel free to wear a miniskirt, or a pink cowboy hat, etc (from another ST thread) at home and in public for that matter.
edit: and as far as "christianity" goes. like i said. "imo"(in my opinion)! ...reading comprehension, perhaps?
frankly, i just think it's a lame term. no matter who, male or female, uses it...period. stretching it a bit as far as it being PW, perhaps. but, lets just face it, sum of ya guys are well on yer way down the road to being PW!
ok, comparing the term 'selfie' to being PW was a rather bad analogy. i think a better one would be (imo) it being a rather childish sounding term (except if your referring to 'giving' yourself a selfie, that is). childish as in, "Oh look at the selfie i took, mommy and daddy!"
alright, i think i'm/we're way to over analyzing the damn term. like it or leave it, it's here to stay. i just couldn't pass up the opportunity to tweak some of ya's male machismo...seems to have worked.
edit: btw, if ya do happen to have a pink cowboy hat that's laying around in yer closet somewhere, try one of the male enhancements to offset PW effects ya may be feeling.
Wearing pink hat because she said it looked cute on him.
Lemmy says, "WTF are you looking at? Are YOU man enough to wear jorts?
blue-jeans short-shorts (jorts), pink cowboy hats, miniskirts, selfies...it's all good.
in fact, i think i'm gonna wear a pink thong when i crush SB and take a selfie (simply to rub it in every ones face). defiance (bold & defiant)...doesn't have anything to do with being PW. but then, there are those who are simply PW. yada, yada...
But, welcome to ST thread drift. So, one last post...
ST (sum of ya) have become so predictable. This thread, for instance. The OP initiates a great thread, and on topic in fact (mountain photography which incorporates self into the photo) and it immediately morphs into thread drift whining about, not only the OP's choice of one simple word, but numerous others (BITD, etc). Cudda' been a good and challenging thread (improving ones own pics by becoming more creative then displaying them).
I clicked on this thread after the first couple of posts. It looked like it had potential. Then checked back some 40 posts later and found 80% of them whining about a damn word...typical!
So I played along (in an attempt to make a point). I went with absurd assumptions, and a bunch of dumb, neither here nor there, statements. "Selfie" is pussy-whipped. Males shouldn't use it. It's childish, etc! Some of you peeps are very gullible, btw!
It's a simple internet abbreviation that has slowly become mainstream. It has immediate recognition as to what one is referring to. That can be beneficial. Don't use it if ya don't like it. Who cares if someone else chooses to. Why make an issue of it? Have some respect for what the OP took the time to present to us. Start another thread about why your drawers are all up in a bunch over a simple word instead of trashing this one...give it a chance. Happens to thread after thread on this site.
edit: I do think 'selfie' is kind of a lame term. We all have our opinions. But so what.
I don't consider myself to cower much when facing scary things....but that Lemmy dude, squicky big time PUCKER factor for me. I can smell the stale English Leather, old cigarette smoke and lack-of-shower standing in Mississippi humidity every time I see that pic.
It's a scratch and sniff gone way wrong.
WTF are you looking at? Are YOU bold enough to wear a DD hat?
not sure how to post it upright (i'm a selfie posting n00b).
btw, "bold & defiant" - actually, i bought that hat at WALLMART (lol) before all the controversial hoopla broke out. i have a camo' Ducks Unlimited (world leader in wetlands & waterfowl conservation & identification, etc/plus, i like their duck paintings & carvings) hat that I'm rather fond of but can't seem to find. i happened to notice this one and bought it as a replacement a while back when i was in there to pick up a smartphone I had ordered online (been in the store maybe a dozen times over the past 20+ years/NTTAWT, imo). i've only watched part of a DD episode once when I stumbled upon it channel surfing (it was about teaching his daughter how to drive) i'm not a duck hunter & i wasn't aware that they were X'ians until all the hoopla hit. and (although i'm a believer) i don't agree with all of what the 'top duck' had to say (regarding blacks nor how he presented the gay sin issue) and so forth. so i'm not sure if i'll wear the hat anymore for those specific reasons. maybe to the next face lift, just to piss a few peeps off. ;)
Always stuff for the boat. This summer after HAwaii, over to Tahiti then down the Chilean Channel to the Southern Ocean. I'll be looking an awful lot like you in that second pic!!! When you're ready to jump the desert for the ocean be sure to let us know!
Jus dont turn me into PETC (people for the ethical treatment of cameras)..
I must admit selfies of women are far better than dooods. And Locker and i banter quite a bit about the "family".. Cragman said that right off when we met at Brassy and Crimpies get together. "you look just like Locker"...
that one's pretty easy:
go for 3 weeks, sin shampoo.
everyday subject do to sap, dirt and sweat.
on the 21st day,
assume an inverted position
and brush out hair with very fine bristles.
people in holliwood pay stiff fees
for the salon rendition of the above referenced process.
I clearly have a lot to learn about how to do a selfie. Most folks would probably say, "don't bother". Some of you have it dialed in to a beautiful art form.
Riding with my homies today…Team Santa Cruz
^ exactly. pounded nails in the sub zeros in carson city, markleevile and mammoth. and the one hundred and sixteens in vegas, big pine and los banos. bunk weed was a mainstay. chasing the dragon and riding the choo choo temporarily comforted others. winters can be hell. summers a friggin bitch. getting through sum days were hairier than nailing an A5 pitch.
edit: 'riding the choo choo'- construction on the eastside was slow one summer. word had it that the westside (fresno, shaver lake, etc) was expanding. so i headed over and got a job in fresno with this framing crew doing condos from the slab up. we would meet the superintendent at a 7/11 on the outskirts of town at four in the morning. then b-line it for los banos. get there about an hour or so later and work until sunset. the crew was primarily made up of bikers and they worked non stop like bats outta hell. they passed on mid-morning break. then, when it looked like they weren't gonna stop for lunch (they didn't) i asked one guy what was going on. he says, "drink some water." i had a two gallon water jug and said i had been. he says, "drink some of our water." so i did. in about half an hour i was going mach ten like an amtrak train. i think i lasted about a week before i decided i had to bail from that job. crazy 1%'ers. crazy times.
speelyei, that bear pic made me snort and laugh! I see your kiddie camping pic and raise with an excellent color ensemble:
Anita, air them puppies out a little! Maybe if I climbed harder than 5.9/5.10 I'd have a different story, but I always go for comfortable footwear because I can't push worth a dern if my feet hurt. And I wear socks. Bonus, no stink!
I haven't evolved to the point of being able to post pictures' so I'll just comment on observing yours;
drijefe, we could use you and your beard to clean first ascents.
moosedrool, please lower the bar back down.
Savage is so savage.
Lollie is actually Lolli and happy that she is.
Ron is in outer-space and in your bathroom.
Keep your Mom far from Larry.
Ghost hid the bomb in the main course.
I want to climb Hobbit Book too!
Queen Leggs gets blue messing with shutter speeds.
happiegrrl is trying to usurp Leggs as queen.
SCseagoat is trained in the use of dangerous tools.
Ron A. makes Donaid Sutherland look like one of the good guys.
Anita hasn't shown us what the other guys face looked like.
Norwegian has created a line of fine jewelry for Yeti.
Nita has some very shady friends.
Dr. Lefttoe wa implicated in the disappearance of an aspiring ballet artist.
MisterE spends quality time with his daughter and may be hiding on top of your refer. Look up.
Tahr got screwed and is still upset over it.
Norwegian and drijefe both pucker up nicely with their partners.
Mr Bean is the authority on "it tastes like chicken".
Check the pool if Craig Morris is missing.
Vitality is so hot.
Norton and Pyro are in the bar trying new pick-up lines on pretty girls.
Russ,BRB....there is so much more but lets keep "this just in" out of it