It’s been submitted, it’s up there, I’m happy to be among those who participated. Check out the full gallery here.
The exposure was around 23 seconds, my instructor Carol pulled the trigger for me, but I was the one who came up with the idea, pose, the 2-tone background, and called the shots for exposure, so I’d say this counts as a true self-portrait, and I like it quite a bit! If I ever wrote a book, this is the image I’d stick on the back cover.
I paid a bit closer attention to the lens this time, just to have the information. It says: J.H. Dallmeyer, London. U.S. Patent 1868. I suppose going off the serial number would tell me exactly when it was made, but I’d guess sometime before 1890.