Dahlia Diptych & Myself Turned Around

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© Andrea Petersen
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...And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border....turn thou me and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord thy God...
Jeremiah 31:17-18

This is another experiment with two different self-portraits, shot at the same spot. My self portrait on the right you can see by itself below this image that I used for my daily diary series, however, I turned it around to fit in with my self portrait on the left.. Interesting technique and it gives a whole new perspective to the frozen dahlia.

16 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    Your outfit matches the background Very well done!!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    An Andrea kaleidoscope!! Cool.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    Wow, this is great! I agree with Donald about it being an Andrea kaleidoscope : )

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    Fifty years ago, we called this "trick photography" (one size fits all)

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Wonderful. This is what you call being in the same place at the same time.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Fantastic Andrea!! This is soooo cool!! I like it alot!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Twins. I love it!! That trick is cool for photos that just seem to be backwards. Here, you have created a very cool SP.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Did you always want a twin sister? Excellent work, Andrea; and beautiful shots. Great diptych.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (12 Oct 2009):

    Thanks to all for comments...Judy you asked did I always want a twin sister? No, actually I am blessed that I have one sister who just turned 69 years old yesterday..Two of our brothers passed away at young ages...One was 5 years old who died after our families house burned down in January of 1951...He was two years younger than me...The other brother died in 1972 at age 35 as a result of choking to death on a piece of meat..He was autistic and had been in mental institutions from the time he was five years old...Life has its tragedies but we have to count the blessings!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    This is very well done Andrea.

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    two beautiful ladies - with one lovely soul.... Really beautiful photo Andrea

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    very cool! well done!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (13 Oct 2009):

    Very artistic. The two of you beautifully frame the fascinating frozen dahlia.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (14 Oct 2009):

    LOVE this Andrea, fantastic..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Oct 2009):


  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    and this is just way toooo coool!!

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