Self portrait with auto

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 15 November 2014 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Bought a new car yesterday. Replaced my 16 year old Ford Contour with this Mazda 3. I scouted the location, parked the car, took the shot without me, then I showed my wife the back of the camera and had her click this one with me in it. Does that count as a self-portrait?

Oh, yeah, and I like the fall colors.

SAMSUNG WB650 / VLUU WB650 / WB660 1/125 second F/3.8 ISO 80 50 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You got y'self a fine set of flowing lines there, Harry . . she'd race thru a wind-tunnel in a flash ! Nice one.

15 Nov 2014 8:37am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Very good. New car?

15 Nov 2014 1:03pm

@beach: 10 miles on it when I drove it away.

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

I like your choice of cars (and its color) and I think it's a great portrait. Your picture does have a very appealing setting too. I trust you will enjoy your new wheels.

15 Nov 2014 2:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the way the fall colors frame you and your new wheels!

15 Nov 2014 6:14pm

John Maslowski from United States

Fabulous shot Harry. Great self portrait. BTW On the image on my blog, looks like the Showboat sign was cut off by wordpress. If you can click on the image for the full view, you will see that the sign was not cutoff. Sorry about that. Thanks for pointing it out. Not sure how I can correct it though.

15 Nov 2014 10:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful portrait and a nice car!

16 Nov 2014 12:54am

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Nice ride, Harry. Looks like a whole lot of fun!

16 Nov 2014 1:11am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice portrait with that shiny piece of machinery.

16 Nov 2014 1:49am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel look et belle voiture superbe compo et image.

16 Nov 2014 2:53am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Oh magnifique

16 Nov 2014 9:12am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Dear Harry - excellent portrait !! I love the car and what a super color !! I hope you two get some wonderful scenic miles and some new images !! Superb !!

17 Nov 2014 2:10am

franz from Baden, Austria

well done ! have fun and drive safely ... this looks like a very good ride indeed !

17 Nov 2014 3:38pm