Day 127/365 SP Kneeling by Lilacs

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© Andrea Petersen
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But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee, and the
birds of the air, and they shall tell thee...Or speak to the
earth, and it shall teach thee...Job 11:7-8

As you probably have been observing I have been doing most
of my self portraits outside next to nature which I feel close to...
One of the members wrote to me last night and wondered if I shot my own self-portrait..I would just like to make it clear in case anyone else is curious, Yes indeed I shoot my own self portraits...I would not put anyone else through the paces I put myself through to get a decent portrait . Many of my self portraits I delete and start over again. Oddly as this sounds I am actually more comfortable with taking my own self portraits than I am with someone else behind the camera shooting the picture of me. I compare this to learning from my own mistakes and teaching myself to do the best I can with the abilities that I have. I am still learning how to get in place in 10 seconds and compose myself before the self timer goes off...though not easy it is getting better with practice. Consistence and persistence is the key and this is where I am at this point in my life.

19 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (21 May 2009):

    You do and excellent job with the self-portraits!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2009):

    Your portraits are beautiful Andrea!! This one is no exception!

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    Bonnie Hoffman said (21 May 2009):

    Andrea, the lilacs you are holding match your beautiful floral skirt and blouse. The colors are so vivid of both the green grass and the floral which makes such a pretty picture like a painting. Blessings from Bonnie

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2009):

    You have perfected your art, Andrea. This is an elegant portrait of a lovely "victorian" lady. (Deep breath) I can smell those beautiful lilacs!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (21 May 2009):

    All your hard work is worth it! This is lovely!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (21 May 2009):

    The most beautifully composed SP yet! You look like a Queen and I'm sure you are Queen of your yard!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2009):

    This is my fave so far,,,very well composed,,,and the colors are awesome..

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (21 May 2009):

    The colors and composition are just lovely, Andrea! Wish my lilacs were that mature..mine are just babies.

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (21 May 2009):

    Outstanding SP as usual....beautiful pose today, you look lovely!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (21 May 2009):

    Andrea, this is just beautiful!!! Your clothes compliment this photo very well. Lilacs are one thing that I miss living so far south.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (22 May 2009):

    Beautiful as usual Andrea, you are queen of the sp's..

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (22 May 2009):

    One of your best.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (22 May 2009):

    agree with Eithne, queen of SP!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (23 May 2009):

    Another lovely SP, Andrea. I crown thee queen of nature SPs. You're a natural at them. I'm sure all who comment regularly on your work never doubted you're taking your own SPs. BTW, I use a Nikon D40X, too. Love it.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    AWEsome, Andrea!! ...Beautiful outfit!!! ...eye-catching color, natural splendor and Victorian charm-- all in onel!!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2009):

    You and nature are so beautifully coordinated! Another gorgeous SP!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2009):

    They smell so divine!

  • William Chu

    William Chu said (24 May 2009):

    I am very impressed with how well you pose yourself and how good the composition you achieve. To me, this seems very difficult without being behind the camera yourself. I will have to give it a try.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2009):

    I can't find the words to describe how lovely this is.

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