Self-expression

by Stefan Fletcher August. 09, 2009 4048 views

Tired of using words such as ‘last’ and ‘final’, as in ‘the last full moon I’ll see in Greece’, ‘the final drink with my Greek friends’. There is no consolation in saying ‘never say never’, because we, ahem, never know. Best not to think about it.

But I wanted to take pictures of me as the ‘final’ testimonial to 14 years’ living in Greece. It would have been nice to post images of when I first came, but they’re packed in boxes that are slowing wending their way to Marseille. By the same stroke of excessive forward thinking, all my useful photographic gear (reflectors, timer/cable release) is also in boxes, so these were a bit of a hit-and-miss affair.

Using the timer and manual focus means I’ve caught myself too early on the point of smiling, which explains the sucking-on-lemons / are-you-looking-at-me expression in No. 1. No. 2’s extremely narrow depth of field (was on manual and forgot to change the settings) has made my chin recede to English aristocracy proportions, whilst helpfully highlighting my greying hair and worry lines. The other attempts were worse, far worse, but these are the ‘final’ pictures of me in Greece.

I won’t be posting anything until early September at the earliest because of all the things I’ll be doing until then (a surprise court hearing, travelling, no internet, a holiday, moving in, painting, and then some more). I wish you all a happy and relaxing time until I have the pleasure of your posts again.

Take care,

Stéfan

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Tomie Poodle 10 years, 7 months ago

Salut l'ami!!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Alexandra Pechabaden 10 years, 7 months ago

I hope the moving 's going well! Take care Stephan xx

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Fredch 10 years, 7 months ago

Wellcome (back ?) in France !!!
Le plus beau pays du monde :D

J'ai hate de retrouver tes posts. Telle une série télé, le dernier épisode de la saison est plein de promesses...

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 7 months ago

Are we not yet in the middle of September? ;o)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Carole Gledhill 10 years, 7 months ago

Hurry back....
will that be Revenant Revenant?

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea Kennard 10 years, 7 months ago

First one is marvelous!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Illicite Abumdance 10 years, 7 months ago

Ah Stephan! Bonne continuation pour le demenagement!
De tout coeur avec toi!
J'espere que ta nouvelle maison te souhaitera la bienvenue avec bougie et plein de joie!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 10 years, 7 months ago

I wish you the best of everything, dear Stéfan! =)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Monika 10 years, 7 months ago

part of my first reaction you`ve described yourself (made some thoughts about you focusing on your worry lines;-). I`m pretty convinced you`ll leave not only empty walls (wow, impressed how you fill that wall with your presence) behind in greece (I believe we always leave a piece of ourselves at places we loved for whatever reason)... and as much as you try to play cool;-) I feel your struggle leaving exactly because of the above reason. but that empty space you leave behind is actually full... of memories, a part of your life. best wishes.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Riyaz 10 years, 7 months ago

Wishing you all the best Stefan!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennye 10 years, 7 months ago

We'll be waiting!!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 7 months ago

Take care, you will be missed her.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dorothe 10 years, 7 months ago

Best wishes! ..and keep well and fit during this busy time of your life!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 7 months ago

Sounds like you'll be busy....enjoy your days!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 10 years, 7 months ago

We'll be here when you get back. Safe travels and best of luck to ya.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 10 years, 7 months ago

Until September. Smooth sailing and a happy new home.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Soulcurry 10 years, 7 months ago

Au revoir. Happy trails. Happy setling into new environs.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Alice 10 years, 7 months ago

Lovely self-portraits, well done and good luck. See you when you get back (we'll be here waiting!) and just remember it's never the end :)
καλή τύχη ;)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Brian 10 years, 7 months ago

And no big red heart was needed for any of these:) Take care in your travels and we'll be here right where you left us.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynda 10 years, 7 months ago

Au revoir. Merci pour tous les photographes et tous les bon mots! Or in the words of Douglas Adams should that be 'so long and thanks for all the fish!'

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Doris 10 years, 7 months ago

So then: Until early September!
Since my youth for me the "New Year" always begins with September, the month of the most beautiful warm light!
Take care - bon voyage - have a good "goodbye" in Athens and a fine welcome in France!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kate 10 years, 7 months ago

Bon voyage ...and actually first one looks more of 'whatever' pose of teenager asked to do some mundane task but that may be because it is familiarty for me. Look forward to seeing you posting again.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
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