A self-portrait photo, usually taken with a cell phone held at arm's length, for the purpose of sharing on social media.
You may think selfies are a new thing. They really aren't.
According to Wikipedia:
Robert Cornelius took a picture of himself in 1839.
It is the oldest known existing photographic portrait in America.
You could say it was the first selfie.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II
(the famous Anastasia of the Russian royal family that was murdered in 1918),
took a photo of herself, using a mirror, and shared it with a friend via mail.
Anastasia was the first teen to share a selfie!
Although selfies existed long before, it was in 2012 that the term really became mainstream, with Time magazine naming it one of the "top 10 buzzwords" of that year.
I'm not really comfortable taking selfies, but I have taken them...usually with another person included. My favorite one so far is one I took while riding on the back of our Harley.
My husband and I were riding along the coast, one of our favorite scenic rides, and I saw the perfect opportunity for a unique selfie shot.
The sun was at our left and the landscape to our right was a sandy, rocky hill.
Our shadow was cast perfectly on it.
I pulled out my cell phone and captured our shadows riding along side us.
It's one of my favorite photos of us. A moment frozen in time.
Written for: ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest
Category: Real Life, Best Selfie