My Mama's Necklace

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© Kristina Gale
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 28, 2009
TakenJanuary 1, 2008
MakeEastman Kodak Company
ModelKODAK EASYSHARE Z1012 IS Digital Camera
Exposure1/50 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.8 mm
ISO80
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Q: double Exposure portrait

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I shot this photo as one of my first attempts at self portaiture.

I have always held a deep fascination and curiosity for old, abandoned, run down buildings.

I brought several different outfit changes including a long black skirt, lacy, soft dresses, and several pieces of my Mama's favorite jewelry thinking that I would love to get a ghostly, other worldly feel at this shoot. (My Mama passed away 4 years ago so using her jewelry in the shoot made it extra special)

I took about 300 photos with me in various outfits and in different places around and inside this old house.

At the end of the day I changed back into my regular clothes but forgot I still had my Mama's sparkly necklace on. I decided on one more shot just for fun before packing up my yellow chair and heading home.

Of all the photos I got that day, even though several are quite good, this one speaks to me. The necklace just seems to pop out and dazzle against the broken down and forgotten house and my jeans and tank top.

It reminds me that my Mama is always with me and her spirit is shining through me every day.

28 responses

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    i dig it :]

  • brett garwood

    brett garwood gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    Wow! Nice one.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    Excellent -- quite a stunner -- YES

  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    Great composition, you have my vote.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    very nice ... my vote !

  • Jim Nasium

    Jim Nasium gave props (5 Oct 2009):

    You are an artist, young lady.

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    Great SP and good fpr the theme as well! :) my vote!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    This is a fantastic SP!! Perfect for the theme!! My vote.

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    Gets my vote, great light and comp!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    FANTASTIC

  • chika aryani

    chika aryani gave props (20 Oct 2009):

    great composition, great shot..

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (21 Oct 2009):

    Very attractive shot, Kristina

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    Great Photo For This Theme...Gorgeous Capture...Voted!!!

  • Christopher Griesé

    Christopher Griesé gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Nice SP & I LOVE the location! :)

  • Christopher Griesé

    Christopher Griesé said (27 Oct 2009):

    PS: Voted +

  • Ronin Gregory

    Ronin Gregory gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    Perfect!

  • Nick Fox

    Nick Fox said (4 Nov 2009):

    Great scene! got my vote.

  • Ali Sarcheshmeh

    Ali Sarcheshmeh said (7 Nov 2009):

    It's really good photo for the Decay them.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (10 Nov 2009):

    What they all said!

  • Tom Hall

    Tom Hall said (14 Nov 2009):

    Awesome!

  • Gerhard Mössner

    Gerhard Mössner gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    awesome and original, like the contrasts! beautiful in detail! :)

  • Magda Spurek

    Magda Spurek said (16 Nov 2009):

    This is GREAT!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Excellent!

  • Norman Baade C.

    Norman Baade C. said (7 Dec 2009):

    Nice fhoto, my vote.!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    Great shot and story. So sorry to hear about your mom. Isn't it like that a lot of the time i.e. 300 shots and the last is the best. Smile.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2010):

    This is a great image, nicely done.

  • JamieDean Films

    JamieDean Films (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2011):

    It's wonderful !!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (26 May 2013):

    F A N T A S T I Q U E n t r y !

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