Day 218/365 SP Hands On Camera

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© Andrea Petersen
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Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore... Psalms 16:11

Photography is one of my joys of life and decided to do a self portrait of my hands on my Nikon 40DX SLR camera on the tripod. I shot this SP with my old Kodak Easyshare DX7590 using the self timer feature and set it on another tripod.

Do I need more
gadgets galore
Than my hands
on the camera
And a tripod
To take pictures
Worthy of God?
Fingers to immortalize
Earth's good pleasures
Shall ne'er be deprived
Of endless treasures
To value and prize
In images with class
Behind a smooth glass,
Along life's rocky path..
Poetry by me AJP

45 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    This is fabulous!!!! Great Idea and a great shot! Mono was the perfect choice too.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic SP Andrea!! Very nice!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Great idea for an SP Andrea!!! I know that you are very happy to have your Nikon back in your hands : )

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Thank you for your kind words...I don't know why I didn't think of doing a self portrait like this earlier. Hands are such an integral part of our body and in expressing ourselves in photography.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    I'm gonna risk getting booooo'd outta here and say I like your "hands-on approach"!

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    I'll have to have a groan at Rob's comment first and then just say that this is very nice B&W work.An impressive SP!!!

  • Donna Weston

    Donna Weston gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    This is a great shot, can't do without those Nikon's can we?

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    What a great idea!! Not only was this a new angle to the theme, but very well executed. Love the B&W too.


    JOE FAILK gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Very well done !

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    Nice composition and tones!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    Yeah! Nikon! nice composition

  • Judy Wanamaker

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

    You have beautiful hands. We take our hands for granted, but without the use of them, we would have to make some very difficult changes. Nice camera too. I love the quality your Kodak got here.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Andrea.... you never cease to amaze me..... your SP's are SO creative and never boring...... I love keeping up with you through your photos!!! And to have your poetry included is an added bonus. This is one of my favorites!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Absolutely brilliant Andrea, well done you got a great shot, I love photos of hands they are very at Rob's comment..

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Excellent, Andrea, and a great entry. You do have beautiful hands and they clearly express how you feel about your Nikon.

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Beautifully shot....lovely hands too....

  • Joel MacPherson

    Joel MacPherson gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    love this!!! and love NIKON!!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    This is excellent, Andrea! Love the close up of your hands & Nikon (my camera of choice also). What's especially nice is that it was a 365 shot and also perfect for the "gadgets" theme. Wonderful job!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    Killer entry.

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (5 Oct 2009):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (9 Sep 2013):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Cool shot...voted

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Excellent!! Voted!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (9 Sep 2013):


  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2013):


  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    My Vote!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Sep 2013):

    Back to vote : )

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Sep 2013):

    back to vote!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (14 Sep 2013):

    Definitely gets my vote!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Sep 2013):

    awesome theme entry, andrea! voted!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (15 Sep 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (16 Sep 2013):

    Love this theme entry.. creative and so well presented! Voted!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (24 Sep 2013):

    Beautifully detailed and words are always so appropriate..I love that this is BW! voted.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (24 Sep 2013):

    Well done Andrea! voted!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (25 Sep 2013):

    Wonderful entry, love your (?) hands! Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (25 Sep 2013):

    Thank you all for your comments and votes...You have a (?) Michele and yes they are my hands.
    I shot this photo for the daily diary series that I was doing back then.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (29 Sep 2013):

    Great entry, Andrea. Voted.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (29 Sep 2013):

    Back to vote!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (4 Oct 2013):

    Way RAD !

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (12 Oct 2013):


  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (18 Oct 2013):

    Very nice

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (22 Oct 2013):

    You have my vote!

  • Sharon Sikes

    Sharon Sikes gave props (14 Nov 2013):

    Got my vote!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    Cool!! Voted!

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