I know this forum is for SELF PICS only, and the first one actually is (sort of). If this is the wrong place, then I trust one of our Marvelous Mods will be kind enough to move it to a more appropriate spot.
Skipping a LONG story, one of my friends, I'll call him "Santino", is staying with me for a while. It's simply a coincidence that I think he's Gorgeous. I could easily enjoy just looking at him for hours.
As all of you know, I like looking at pictures (Who of us doesn't?), know what I like to see, and have often wondered what it would be like to have someone let me "shoot" them solely for the purpose of seeing what I can do with my outdated camera.
I happened to mention that to "Santino", and he said, "Sure!" I nearly fainted on the spot!
He also knows I'm posting them here in order to share my unbelievable good fortune, with you, my cherished fellow JUBbers, and also get your thoughts, and comments. And, YES!, I have his full permission to do so.
The only "touching up" that I'll be doing is some exposure adjustments, cropping, rotating, sharpening, etc. All the rest is pure HIM.
As an example, this first picture is not only to verify that it's us, and he knows what's going on, but also to show you an example of what I just said above.
For those that don't already know ... I'm the Old Dude with the camera.
I'm hoping to go for the more "Artsy" at a later time. For now, though, I'd like to introduce you to "Santino".
Who knows? Maybe one of these days I can talk him into signing up to JUB, too.
Don't forget, though, he can still follow this thread ...
O.K.! I'll finally shut up! And, I promise I won't be in most of the pictures, since I'll be the one taking them. So ... You can relax!