Day 83/365 SP Face To Face

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© Andrea Petersen
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For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face....
I Corinthians 13: 12

Rainy day again so I did another SP experiment in the dressing table mirror. This one was not as simple as it looks, especially in trying to get my face to show in the mirror from the angle of the camera on tripod .I again used existing light with just the lamps and window lighting. I remember on rainy days I used to like to dress up in my mother's clothes when I was a child and this SP reminds me of those younger years.

When growing up
I should mention
I rarely played
With toys or dolls...
More attention
foremost of all
Was paid...
To the family pup.

I am still a child
I presume,
At heart...
Now bid my dolls,
To decorate
The room
Whilst I play
Dress up
On a rainy day!
Poetry by me AJP

In the Self Portraits photo essay.

29 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (24 Mar 2009):

    This is so beautiful!! My most favorite so far.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (24 Mar 2009):

    Love everything about this. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (24 Mar 2009):

    Quite beautiful and vulnerable! Reminds me of Blanch in Streetcar.......

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (24 Mar 2009):

    I really like your light combination! Is that your Easter Bonnet?

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (24 Mar 2009):

    Donald, It is one of my hats I have had for a number of years and thought it would be a good one to use on this SP to prevent my hair from blending in with the darkness of the background. Thank you all for your kind words!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (24 Mar 2009):

    just perfect Andrea! love this one!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (24 Mar 2009):

    Very beautiful Andrea! You got an excellent shot with the existing lighting and I know that isn't easy to do. I love your hat!!!

  • Photo Gothic

    Photo Gothic said (25 Mar 2009):

    excellent. Love the waterfall vanity.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    VERY beautiful, Andrea... you hit this one out of the ballpark!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    I agree w/Rob about hitting it out of the ballpark!!! Excellent SP!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    Very nice. So many nice antiques AND old dolls. Your outfit fits right into it all.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    Nice composition and colours! Well done.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (25 Mar 2009):

    Thank you everyone for your comments. Gloria, I don't collect old dolls...The only dolls I own in that size are the three I have in my photograph..Two of the dolls in the image are reproductions and the doll dressed in red is one from my childhood. The dressing table I paid less than $20 for at a thrift shop...I am the only antique in the picture, outside of the old room at the age of 65 pretending to be a child again! LOL

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    Great sp, Andrea! you are a very feminine lady. I never remember playing with dolls when I was a kid. I played rubber bands, lol!

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    Oh Andrea this is the best SP ever...Wow! And you are such a girly girl.....adorably so, it show in all your photos, but this one the most!

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    Bonnie Hoffman said (25 Mar 2009):

    I love those colors you are wearing and the style too that goes nicely with your surroundings and shows up nicely with your reflection in the mirror. Your poetry goes well with the theme! Blessings from Bonnie


    JOE FAILK gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    This shot is so cool love the room, dolls and outfit. Excellent

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (26 Mar 2009):

    WOW super SP Andrea I do think you were born in the wrong era, you look so pretty just "The Lady of The Manor"..

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2009):

    This should be published with the one before! As I stated before, it is so creative, unique, and clever. Congratulations on the difficult lighting. I love these!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (26 Mar 2009):

    This is stunning. So creative. Love the pic and the poem.

  • elfriede fulda

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  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (27 Mar 2009):

    Andrea, This picture really reminds me of my younger days even though I live in Australia and you are in America...the time is the same, it bought me back to a different time and place and I love it. It's very well taken. I too love your poem, you are so good at telling a story which ever way you do it. Love & Blessings, Sarina

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2009):

    Beautiful shot, love the lighting.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2009):

    You and I have the exact same dresser! Everything is perfect. The lighting, dolls, reflection....

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Love this.....!!! What a creative set up Andrea, & your poem is a great addition.

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (16 Oct 2009):


  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (31 Oct 2009):

    Lovely lighting and composition

  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (30 Dec 2009):

    really like this photo.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful composition and lighting, and the ambience is really magical!

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