I did a quick search and couldn't find a thread on this. There are a lot of avatars here that aren't self-explanatory (at least to me). So, if you don't mind, could you describe what your avatar is and more importantly, why it represents you? For those with self-portraits, why did you choose that particular image of yourself as your avatar? I'll start: mine is a heavily-cropped image taken by a friend while we were shooting our daughters' gymnastics competition. He sent it to me around the time I was looking for an avatar for this forum and that was that. Pretty simple (and boring) story for me. But I'm sure there are some interesting stories behind a lot of avatars here so let's hear 'em! Cheers!