It's been a very long time since I've taken anything other than a smartphone selfie. Therefore, today I forced myself to at least photograph myself in front of the mirror for five minutes with a real camera.

"Forced? Girls love taking photos of themselves!"

That they do. Except ladies, who are also photographers, tend to be perfectionists. So, where a simple selfie would do, a real portrait may not.

But this little experiment turned out fairly well. Whereas it's obviously not advisable to have strange shadows on one's face when capturing a head shot, sometimes the said shadows may lend to worthwhile artistic affects.

As is it case here. At least I hope so.

In the very least, my eyes look their hazel best, not brown as they often appear. And that's enough for this perfectionist.

For now.