Impromptu signature images…Part 2 (Beach, Martha’s Vineyard, MA)

by heidistraubephotographer

Then I was in Martha’s Vineyard last summer, sitting on the beach, and wanting to capture the exquisite beauty I was seeing and feeling as I basked in the sun, heard the sound of the waves, and felt the joy of being at the beach and living the life I was living.

How could I share this visually with my friends?

Here was the next “Heidi’s feet self-portrait”…

"Dreaming at the beach"

I like this one a lot…every time I look at it I can feel the warmth of the sand, and the desire to be there right now (well, not right now, it’s still snowing there…this summer again?:)

Back to the  theme of impromptu signature images, however…

Since I love the beach, I started using this image for fun profile pictures, like Facebook etc…and it has hung in there for a long time. Once again, it reminds me of my playfulness and the fun times in my life…and how photographing doesn’t always have to be this big serious experience in order to give you pleasure.

I hadn’t really realized that it had become a signature image, however, until one of my fellow photographer friends one day sent me a picture of his feet where he was in Ecuador…and then the fun began.

What a great way to take travel pictures…personal self-portraits of our experience everywhere we go! (And much easier than trying to balance those Peeps marshmallow things for the fun National Geographic Easter photo competition last year.)