It's been around for a while.Holding the camera out at arm's length and clicking is fun and quick. But with a bit more effort the self portrait can be taken up a notch ...
Galen Rowell's work was always on an impressively high level (so to speak). For more, see mountainlight.com.
To bring us down to earth, here's the author enjoying a few favorite pursuits (cool-weather hiking, photography, and eating), all caught in one shot: