Day 253/365 SP Existing Light In The Mirror

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedOctober 1, 2009
TakenOctober 1, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5.5999999046326
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven...
St. Matthew 5:16

For the last two days it has been cold and rainy so did not do my self portrait outside. I am experimenting with using existing light in the mirror over our sink in the kitchen. I used manual focus opening to an Aperture of F.5.6 with a shutter speed of 1/30. This is a very natural portrait with very little lighting. I did not do any adjusting in photo shop.. this is right from the camera. When I shot this picture I had no idea how it would turn out , hand holding. I had thought of using a tripod later in the case of camera shake...I was amazed at the results of this portrait and decided to use it.
(*If you notice "Nikon" the letters on my camera is turned backwards indicating that I shot this in the mirror reflecting my image back.) .The lighting that was used on this is from the ceiling light 7 feet away from where I am standing and a small uncovered tungsten bulb light above the a little assistant illuminator/self timer lamp/red eye reduction lamp on my camera that kicks in when the light is dim.

21 responses

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    You're a true photographer b/c this is one shot we can't resist it!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    I love it! Beautiful warm ambient light.


    JOE FAILK gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    Can't even tell it's a reflection Great shot!

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    Joe's right. This doesn't look like a reflection. It is so razor sharp. The only thing telling you this is a reflection is the NIKON captured backwards. Great photo!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    Andrea, you always have a beautiful SP!! Excellent!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    The light is shining and I like the look very much.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    very sharp! well done!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    This is a great SP Andrea, well done!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    doesn't look like a reflection shot.Beautiful warm SP

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    This is an awesome SP bravo!!!!!!!!!

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman   gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    I like the natural colors too. Nikon rules!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    You must have very steady hands!!! A great shot and exposure. The wide aperture gave you the perfect DOF. Excellent SP.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful SP! I love to use only existing light in so many shots! Great work!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful use of existing light and a beautiful SP.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    What a wonderful shot!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    very nice shot Andrea,,,love the soft lighting

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    What an awesome SP...... I have one of these "mirror" shots of myself too...

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (5 Oct 2009):


  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (5 Oct 2009):

    This is so good Andrea, well done..

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (10 Oct 2009):

    cool shot!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Nov 2010):


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