To be honest I much prefer being behind the lens to being in front of it. Having a camera pointed at me makes me uncomfortable and awkward. But every now and then I decide to try a self-portrait. The two shots below were both taken on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, the first one yesterday and the second in 2008. Both are single long-exposure photographs with no photoshop work (except for sharpening & brightness/contrast type adjustments). Self-portrait with lakeshore (© 2010 Jeremy Atherton) A Haunting (© 2008 Jeremy Atherton)