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What does the last photograph that you took tell others about your life?

Asked by Aethelwine (42961points) October 30th, 2009

Would we find out that you enjoy sunsets?
Your vehicle was damaged?
You went to a Green Day concert?
Aunt Edna is not afraid to pick a wedgie in front of the family?

Would it tell us much about you as a person or very little?

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delirium's avatar

That I have an absurd love of Halloween and enjoy body paint.

sweetteaindahouse's avatar

It says that I was at a Halloween party.

filmfann's avatar

The last picture I took was at my class reunion, of 4 people, only 2 of which I liked.
I guess that shows I don’t carry grudges, and that I try to get along with everyone.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

That I look odd in a clown costume. I am too tall and too thin to make a good round bodied clown. But it turned out to be a good picture.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra I’d love to see it since the Mr. and I missed the party.

SuperMouse's avatar

That the boys and I carved pumpkins this evening!

joshisradd's avatar

That I make a dang good Link!

J0E's avatar

That I just graduated from high school.

I haven’t taken one in a while…

tinyfaery's avatar

That I’m a crazy cat lady.

HGl3ee's avatar

That I’m trying to capture the last of our dog’s days. We love you Stryder <3

Aethelwine's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Go Broncos!

virtualist's avatar

I take what I call ‘oblique profiles’ using ~90–135mm lense with ceilingbounceflash to get a nice diffuse light….. while the subject is talking or emoting. It’s usually family but also colleagues at work as well. I find that this technique finds the subject NOT looking at the camera and in an extremely natural state….or several states as I continue shooting .

Darwin's avatar

The last picture I took would say that I like big dogs, especially goofy-looking ones.

chyna's avatar

That I have 5,792 pictures of my dog and that I need to find something else to take pictures of.

nxknxk's avatar

That I like fall foliage.

YARNLADY's avatar

I just spent the last two days of a road trip enjoying one of natures beautiful wonders, Yosemite National Park

casheroo's avatar

I’ll have to go with @tinyfaery

Last picture I took was today, of my one cats in his cow costume. He was not amused…and the costume has mysteriously disappeared.

Prior to that, are pictures from a family trip on a hayride ignore my grumpy husband. we had to wait in a long line. he’s such a grinch

d_felice's avatar

That I have two feet of snow in my backyard.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

that I’m a naughty girl, sent a friend some pics for his b-day

delirium's avatar

http://www.flickr.com/photos/delightedly/4059481017/?eOrig=4060218704

To note: this is post-costume-but-pre-facepaint-removal

Dog's avatar

That my littlest daughter was very ill in the hospital yesterday and wanted to see what she looked like with the mask she was made to wear while undergoing tests. (She is now recovering at home under my care.)

The photo before was of the U2 concert on Sunday which was very good times.

YARNLADY's avatar

@delirium thanks for the link – I loved it.

Aethelwine's avatar

I’m really enjoying all the pics everyone. This is fun. Thanks!

@hungryhungryhortence No need to share yours. ;)

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence Ignore @jonsblond, you can share!

For all you know it could be my birthday.

Aethelwine's avatar

haha…I knew someone would jump all over that!

filmfann's avatar

@delirium Very cool. Tell me you’re a furry!

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities: the friend has been on intimate terms with me, not all friends get such pics ;p

Supacase's avatar

That we went out to eat for my daughter’s birthday, which is close to Halloween.

Balloons, group of singing wait staff, sundae on the table, other tables and patrons in the background, she was in costume and the restaurant was decorated for Halloween. They would also probably think my daughter was turning four or five based on appearance. (She just turned four – I can’t believe it!!)

Dog's avatar

Here is the masked child.

And HERE is some U2 Video from my phone.

I hope the links work.

SpatzieLover's avatar

You’re looking at the last photo I took. I love that my kid gets such joy from dressing up!

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Dog I hope she feels better QUICK!

delirium's avatar

@filmfann Not a furry at all, sorry. Just an artist!

Dog's avatar

@SpatzieLover Thanks- she is finally on the mend.Sadly though she will not be able to participate in tomorrow nights festivities.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@Darwin that was my nickname for my Great Dane/Catahoula leopard dog mix, Big Goof. His real name was Spyder, but he had a goofy personality. we got along very well for some reason. =)

Darwin's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra – Miss Scarlett is also known as “You Goof,” especially when she lies on her back on the couch with her head hanging off the side and her legs dangling every which way.

valdasta's avatar

That I am a family man = lots of pics of the kids. Last one was taken at a cider mill.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

That I just finished renovating my bedroom :)

rooeytoo's avatar

Here is my last one, it is a bone log and the bloke who painted it. Nice ginga (croc) painting on it. Old time aboriginal people cremate their dead and then put the ashes in a hollowed out log such as this.

I never did a link before, hope this works link

Darwin's avatar

That is a nice ginga. And a nice link.

rooeytoo's avatar

heheheh, thank you.

See, you can teach an old bitch dog new tricks!

DominicX's avatar

It shows that I like taking pictures of my friends because if I’m the one in charge of photo-taking, then I don’t have to worry about embarrassing pictures of me. :)

But my system doesn’t always work. In fact, it rarely works because there are always others taking pictures. Here’s the last picture of me my boyfriend took. What the hell was he thinking? :P

I’d show the last one I took, but I’d feel a tad weird posting it here because it’s kind of an embarrassing photo of my friend and her boyfriend…lol

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@Darwin aren’t big dogs fun?

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@DominicX obviously he is enamoured of your long masculine nose. =)

whatthefluther's avatar

That carefully carved stone can be a fitting and functional legacy.
See ya…..Gary/wtf

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@rooeytoo that’s a great picture and a good looking guy, too.

DominicX's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra

But that’s why I hate the picture; it makes my already huge nose look even huger…oh well… :P

holden's avatar

I think @DominicX has a cute nose.

My last picture is a road signing Hooker’s Bridge or something like that in Arcata, CA. It shows that I have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy.

DominicX's avatar

@holden Awww…thanks. ^_^

And I must have the same sense of humor because I took a picture of a California license plate that had the three letters “VAG” in a row. :P

Clair's avatar

I second the cute @DominicX‘s nose comment.
And I will post pics later after I upload them…

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@DominicX is just a cute guy all around, I just want to grab his cheek and give it a pinch, like an old granny might do. =)

holden's avatar

@DominicX haha! ‘cause it starts to spell vaGINA!

DominicX's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra You guys are making me blush; seriously… :)

rooeytoo's avatar

I want to know how @jonsblond keeps coming up with these really great questions. They are fun and get you involved and interested.

Good on ya @jonsblond!

And yes I agree with the zebra, @DominicX does make you want to pinch his cheeks. I don’t believe he is 18 and in college, I think more like 12 and in junior high!

DominicX's avatar

@rooeytoo

You’re not the first person to say that, that’s for sure… :P I think my boyfriend thinks so too; I’ve been mistaken for younger before. It’s going to make buying cigarettes interesting…

YARNLADY's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra I hope I never get that old

rooeytoo's avatar

@DominicX – I always had the same problem. Last time I was carded trying to get into a club, I was over 40!

It is a good thing to look young when you are 65 though, I can tell you that for sure!

shego's avatar

The last picture I took, would show that I love a beautiful snowy background, and it would also show, that the snow loved my camera.

Rozee's avatar

Pictures I took today were of a Japanese garden outside of a deli and surrounded by the glass walls of a high rise building and near the peforming arts center with three coworkers after a fantastice lunch before heading back to work. It was beautiful day in the neighborhood. Then I got stuck in interviews all afternoon and missed the costume judging and the pumpkin carving awards…no pictures, but there were plenty of goodies to gather.

cookieman's avatar

That my daughter was recently in hospital and is still fighting off the flu (eight days and counting) – and despite that, still looks adorable.

excuse me while I go bite her

gemiwing's avatar

That I like my cats with a side of hand-written note.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

That I have a great fascination with my partner Jenn’s ass.

janbb's avatar

That I love being in Paris with my grandbaby Jake.

Facade's avatar

That I can put a huge, convincing smile on my face after balling my eyes out, and have it be one of the best pictures of myself. Damn, I’m talented~

wildflower's avatar

That a cute little brown and black cat appears to have adopted me.

BraveWarrior's avatar

The importance of family to me. My last photo was with my hubby & in-laws visiting them out of state. We only see them once or twice a year and the photo is even more precious now that my dear mother-in-law has been diagnosed with cancer.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

The last pictures I took were of my grandson’s football game at homecoming. Most of my pix are of family.

Re: DominicX, yes, he IS a cutie. Fer shur, fer shur. And his personality goes right along with his looks. :-)

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@jbfletcherfan if I could afford it, I might consider adopting @DominicX , I could use a house boy around here.=)

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra Aww…he deserves a higher status than house boy!!!

IBERnineD's avatar

That I am an exhausted angel =I

gailcalled's avatar

One of Milo who is staring malevolently at mouse #44, who ceased to be interesting as soon as he had his heart attack. (Last week.)

RedPowerLady's avatar

The last photo I took was at a potluck last night. I was with two friends and hubby. The friends are twice my age. We put on face masks and took our pictures with the face mask as we were carving a pumpkin. I guess it shows I know how to have fun even without booze and partying, hehe. I’d post the pic but my friend still has to upload it to her computer.

delirium's avatar

MILO HAD A HEART ATTACK?!?

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

That the only real wild life I have is with…well….wildlife.

:)

gailcalled's avatar

@delirium: Ducks, check out the antecedent of the pronoun “he and his.” Milo is A(live) and W(ell) and resting quietly after his latest romp in my upper field. But he does appreciate your concern.

delirium's avatar

@gailcalled Ohthankgoodness.

YARNLADY's avatar

@gailcalled antecedent now that’s a word I haven’t seen in a long time. I almost forgot it existed

Jeruba's avatar

I use it on average 1.33 times a week.

DominicX's avatar

@jbfletcherfan Why thank you. :) I haven’t gotten this many compliments in one thread since that time I posted those studio photos of me on wis.dm… :P

Darwin's avatar

@gailcalled – If Milo would like a vacation, there is now a mouse in my daughter’s room. He has to promise not to make a mess, though I am not certain how she could tell if he did.

gailcalled's avatar

@Darwin: Milo here; My life here is a never-ending vacation, thankyouverymuch. But I appreciate the invitation. I insist that Gail neaten things up; I am a particularly tidy and well-groomed cat. (If anyone tried to put a costume on me, it might be the last thing he attempted.)

Please tell Miss Scarlett that she doesn’t seem to have an 18” waist but still, not bad for a dog.

Molly lets Chyna dress her up in humiliating ways, unfortunately.

chyna's avatar

Hey, I resent that remark! ^^

gailcalled's avatar

@chyna: What are Molly’s views on this? xox Milo

chyna's avatar

Molly said that if I dress her up next halloween she will bite me and then run away. She thinks Milo is lucky that he doesn’t have to go through such humiliation. Ungrateful little…ahem.

Dr_C's avatar

I enjoy drunk karaoke

chyna's avatar

@Dr_C We will need pictures to show this.

figbash's avatar

That I never quite know what he is going to do, and I think that’s awesome.

Dr_C's avatar

@chyna… it happened last night.. i will try to get the pics by monday :)

chyna's avatar

@Dr_C Will wait patiently…

gailcalled's avatar

MIlo here: I personally am waiting for pics of Molly in her feather boa.

chyna's avatar

@gailcalled Pics to be posted tomorrow. She looked fine!

nebule's avatar

I came late…

It was yesterday… the end of a walk up Rivington (a local hill) and was a picture of a silhouetted tree with cows in the foreground and lots of fields in the background.

The mood of the picture was misty and heavy and would show that (apart from the fact that I like the countryside and walking)...I’m a moody, pensive, nature loving wanderer whose favourite time of the day is dusk particularly in Autumn.

janbb's avatar

@Jeruba Which part of “antecedent” do you use .33 times a week; “ante,” “ce,” or “dent?”

dpworkin's avatar

Aww, @janbb, I wanted to ask about that exchange! Now you have rendered me supernumerary. (Say! I wonder how often @Jeruba says “supernumerary”, and how often @YARNLADY hears it.)

Beta_Orionis's avatar

That I enjoy stacking our shiny, steel wedding bands.

wundayatta's avatar

It tells you I have a son who is sorting and counting his Halloween loot, while wearing his pajamas.

chyna's avatar

@daloon You helping him eat his loot?

wundayatta's avatar

@chyna No. I don’t really like the kind of candy people hand out at their door. Artisanal chocolates are my preferred sin. So that stuff has little appeal for me.

chyna's avatar

@gailcalled Here it is, if I can link it. Pretty much the same pic that was my avatar, but with additional feather boa.
boa
See how happy she looks?

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here: Dear Molly, How could you? I hope that you give chyna the cold shoulder for at least a week. Or make her wear the net around her rump. I can see despair behind that fake smile.

chyna's avatar

Molly here: Have you seen Chyna’s rump? That net would never fit.
And I didn’t even win a prize for looking that stupid.

rooeytoo's avatar

I will whisper because this is so far off topic, I had a bouvier who loved to dress up in costumes. I know sounds weird, but I owned a kennel and was always looking for cheap advertising. In this town there was an annual Halloween parade with free entry. It generated a lot of interest if I put my collection of dogs and some friends and their dogs into the parade. My bouv loved this, when we would start planning and she could see costumes coming out she would truly get very excited. Anyhow there was always a Miss Halloween elected and she rode in a convertible in a gown. So one year we dressed this bouv up in a strapless sequined gown with a tiara and a veil and a wrist corsage and of course a feathered boa around her throat. We decorated a corvair convertible and she sat up on the deck in the back. It was hysterical, she sat so still and regally. It was a big hit.

Forgive me, the feathered boa reference just brought that memory rushing to the front of my brain. I wish I had pictures. It was a sight to behold!

Jeruba's avatar

I use the whole word, of course. About 4 times in 3 weeks; that’s an average of 1.33 times per week. You’d be amazed at how many words have lost their antecedents or don’t agree with their antecedents or have some other problem with their antecedents, and some of those do have to be talked about.

The frequency will probably go down a little while I’m not working, but I would still expect to use it maybe once in three weeks for the time being, which would be an average of 0.33 times per week.

“Supernumerary” probably doesn’t come up as often as once in ten visits to the opera. However, to compensate, I do get to use “sesquipedalian” about once a year. It isn’t one of the words I ration, though. There are some words I don’t permit myself to use more than three times a year; that would simply be too tastelessly ostentatious.

delirium's avatar

You just used up a month’s worth!!

delirium's avatar

Good three times a year word: defenestration.

dpworkin's avatar

Just curious: do you check them off on a list, so you know how often you’ve used each? And may we please have an example of a tastelessly ostentatious word?

Aethelwine's avatar

I love fluther. Thank you everyone for sharing a part of your life!

Jeruba's avatar

I have a mental list, @pdworkin. I never write them down. One of those quota words is inchoate. Another is chthonic (how can anyone not love that word?). I haven’t used inchoate yet in 2009 (but it’s NaNoWriMo month!); however, I used up chthonic while we were reading His Dark Materials. (The word itself is not at fault; it’s the overuse that I consider tasteless. But all this is entirely arbitrary judgment, which is my favorite kind.)

I wouldn’t use any form of defenestrate more than once a year, if that; I think I last used it in 1979.

[Edit: Points should be deducted from this response for excessive use of semicolons.]

dpworkin's avatar

Chthonic! Nice!

janbb's avatar

@Jeruba Points duly deducted. :-)

Now can anyone tell me how to pronounce “chthonic”? I want to use it three times so it’s mine.

dpworkin's avatar

/ ϴanIk /

janbb's avatar

Save it for the exam, pd, that doesn’t help me, but I’ll look it up.

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here; Gail’s most recent photo was taken last night. It shows me leaping from a kitchen counter to the refrigerator top several feet away. She should have snapped it while I was planning and thinking. Typically, she waited until I was airborne and got only a graceful blur.

@janbb: It is the Greek symbol theta and no one knows how the Greeks pronounced it. Today it becomes thah nik (as in say “ah.” Similar in pronunciation is “phthisic.”

I have never, until now, found a way of using phthistic, but C.P. Snow in The Masters, (the best novel of the series_Strangers and Brothers_ ).,threw it around with abandon.

@rooeytoo: Beautiful bouviers in full formal evening regalia is exactly on-topic. I thought that the corsage was a nice touch.

oratio's avatar

@Jeruba Do you use those words when you speak or only in writing?

aprilsimnel's avatar

The last photo I myself took tells others that I went to a party on Saturday night.

Jeruba's avatar

@oratio, mostly but not exclusively in writing. In speech, it depends on who I’m talking to and the level of the conversation. The word has to fit in smoothly or it shouldn’t be used. It would never be “Hey, you know, that was, like, really inchoate, dude. Defenestrate me if I’m not totally chthonic about it.”

@gailcalled, I think it is indecent to use a showy word such as phthistic more than once in an entire book unless it is a key to a story element such as setting, plot, or character (“ox-eyed Hera,” “the wine-dark sea”) or it is bonded to your thought process (e.g., blasphemous, for Lovecraft). For any word that stands out and calls attention to itself, twice is too much and maybe even once is too much. If it sounds like you’re reaching for it, the strain will show. Naturalness is essential. One who does this beautifully is Michael Chabon.

My apologies to the OP; we have strayed terribly.

DominicX's avatar

@Jeruba Is it just me or are those the types of words (phthistic for exmaple) where you would never automatically use it and you have to think about it first and plan it out?

Darwin's avatar

@Molly – I am surprised you didn’t bite @chyna for that outfit. I would have!

Miss_Scarlett

nebule's avatar

I’m still struggling with ‘ontology’ in certain contexts – can’t get my head around that one!

Jeruba's avatar

Some of them, @DominicX, but not all. When I get on a rip, I think a Special Words hatch must open in my brain and they just pour out like fish from a net. Unfortunately these days I often find myself groping for simple words like quantify and intelligible. So my “normal” experience is less predictable all the time.

gailcalled's avatar

@Jeruba: Tell that (about phthistic) to C P Snow. I kept having to look it up in the dictionary.

Festina lente is a phrase I haul out for very special occasions.

@lynneblundell: Ontogeny precedes ontology.

Jeruba's avatar

@gailcalled, I’ll tell him he needs a physic, shall I?

Darwin's avatar

And ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.

gailcalled's avatar

@Darwin: That’s it. I knew I was close. Thx.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Jeruba No apologies needed. I feel like a bad OP for not participating as much as I should, but I’m trying to limit my computer usage. note: trying :)

chyna's avatar

@Darwin Miss Scarlett is beautiful. What great coloring. Molly wants her to be her friend.

Darwin's avatar

As soon as Miss Scarlett sets up her own Facebook page she’ll send an invite Molly’s way. The lack of thumbs has hindered her somewhat. Also the computer is upstairs in cat land and she isn’t allowed up there.

As long as no bones are involved like most bulldogs she does not share well, Miss Scarlett loves the company of other dogs, especially if they like to chew on her head and let her do the same to them. We got her a Pit Bull to play with because they both like that sort of entertainment.

gailcalled's avatar

@Darwin: Milo here: I manage quite well without thumbs…I just hypnotize Gail and then cast a memory-erasing spell. It’s pretty simple, for a cat, that is. MIss Scarlett and Molly look fairly decent, for dogs, that is.

Darwin's avatar

@Milo “It’s pretty simple, for a cat”

That is precisely the problem. They are not cats. :-)

Jude's avatar

Wow. Boy did I miss out on this thread.

I took this photo in August. I was at my girlfriend’s (she lives along the beach – St. Clair River). It was first thing in the morn, the warm sun was beating down on my face, a bit of a cool breeze traveled on by, and I sat there with eyes closed for a moment, listening to the waves softly breaking on the shore whilst drinking a cup o’ hot joe. I opened my eyes and grabbed my camera. This is the shot that I got. My life at that time? Serene.

YARNLADY's avatar

@jmah very nice, thank you for sharing

Kraigmo's avatar

That I must either live in Amsterdam or California, and that I like cats.

chyna's avatar

I took a beautiful picture of a sunset outside my front door. It was really breathtaking.

nebule's avatar

that I was stood outside watching chinese lanterns flying across the sky

valdasta's avatar

That I have divorced myself from public opinion [self-pic wearing a crazy pirate-bird hat].

Aethelwine's avatar

I’m a die hard Denver Broncos fan. I took a picture of a glass football figurine with the Broncos logo etched onto it. It was a house warming gift from a friend.

Thanks for reviving this question!

rojo's avatar

That it is fun to dress in costume at RenFaire!

rooeytoo's avatar

That the scent of spring is in the air!

Aethelwine's avatar

You just got an “aww” out of me @rooeytoo =)

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