Without behaving like my old middle school students and responding that every picture is ugly and I should dye the grey in my hair already (I'm not going to) and stop squinting (I'm trying), if you had to pick one of the pictures below to use as a head shot, which one would you choose? With the exception of the sleeve issue in Choice 5 (what the hell was happening with my shirt?), I couldn't figure out which one said: hey, I'm Mel. I think I am tripped up by seeing myself with make-up*.
Please only vote for one...
*I can play with the contrast/lighting in the top three.
I just wanted to give people a sense of the fixed sleeve. I did this in two minutes so it's a bit sloppy, but here's the gist of the new picture. I realized that I can't crop it because I need the picture to remain a certain size.
Choice Six (which is Choice Five fixed):
The amusing side note of this story is that the reason the top three pictures are taken from that angle is that Josh was running out the door to work, but I had a television appearance early this morning so I had on this full face of make-up when I walked in as he was walking out. I asked him if he'd take the picture because I needed it this week and I hate wearing make-up (I washed it off the moment he left). He was wearing a suit, so he was trying to take the picture without kneeling down and getting dirty. And I didn't want to stand. So it left us in weird angle land. Though with the best smile on those shots.