This week's project 52 theme is self-portrait.
Yep, that's my self-portrait - a tornado. I decided to try and see if I could create motion blur and I think I got quite the blur in this picture. :) I'm at the new outdoor rink that opened up near our house this winter. In the mornings it often looks like this with no one there. On this day it was very cloudy and snow-raining (very fine, wet snow). I think it made my spinning blur/tornado have the perfect stormy sky backdrop.
I was in this layback position in the picture.
I haven't figure skated in years, but it was a very big part of my life for a long time. That old back wasn't quite bending as it used too, but the turn out on my free leg is not as bad as I thought it might be. :)
I took my photos above using my dad's tripod and used the self-timer for the first time. I had to pull out that oh-so-fascinating camera manual. :)
Little Pilot came down to the rink as well and went for a couple of spins with his mommy. He was very serious during all of it, but when we got home he was practicing his spinning and lifting his leg up just like mommy. Don't worry Pappa, I think he still likes planes more than figure skating. :)
Outdoor skating is one of our winter fun list items. We have done this skating with mommy thing a couple of times now and I think we can sort of check off that item. Hopefully we can still find him some sort of skates so he can try a glide for himself. :)