One of the Youtubers that I watch regularly is travel photographer Brendan van Son and I always find it fascinating some of the selfies that he get's while on his travels. He has explained it a few times and it does add some elements to a scene to give it scale, human touch and just another variable in getting an image to match your vision that will draw people in.
Over the past week I started doing some experimenting with getting my typical monument shots but with a twist in that I am working to add myself into them so I can have a long exposure selfie at each of the monuments I shoot regularly. I have learned that it is not quite as simple as just set the camera on timer and stand really still, thought that is a part of it, but more so that you have to think of where you fit in the scene, where light is falling, how you will stand out in the scene, and of course all of the normal thoughts of exposure, dof, etc.
So here are a few examples of my shots and I am still working on refining what I want to get out of them but it's still pretty fun.
Wake Up Early. Drink Coffee. Never stop chasing the light and always get out there and shoot.