SP Racing With Hands Of Time

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© Andrea Petersen
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I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me...
Ecclesiastes 9:11-13
This is a self portrait that I did while in the process of painting the frame of the clock two days ago. I decided that I would convert this portrait into black and white and add it to the Zoom theme since you can see the rapid movement of my hand while painting with the brush. I used a very slow shutter speed without flash to try and achieve the motion of my blurred hand.

Manual Focus


Shutter speed 1/5 second

Focal length 32mm

I will do another self portrait for today as soon as I think of what to post:)) Not too much time left now of the 1/365 series photo diary....

I was asked by one of the members how I would interpret the bible verse I included for this page...I do not claim to have the answers in deciphering Bible verses but in my opinion I think it means when it is our time to leave this earth, it is God's decision and His plan...No matter what we as humans do to try to prolong life, the maker holds our destiny in His hands..but we have the choice to live the right life that is offered to us while we are alive, for our time on earth no matter how long or short is a gift.

16 responses

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    A wonderful imaginative SP, Andrea. You come up with something new each day, and it is always creative and wonderful.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    I really like this in B&W and your shutter setting worked well for you! Excellent work

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    This could be an image from 1910, one of the many reasons I like it.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    The is fantastic Andrea!! The B/W and the motion are super!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Very nice, Andrea. The lighting in the beautiful b/w is wonderful. I am so amazed each day by your creativity. You're a very good example to follow for many reasons!!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Excellent entry!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    love your decision to have this in b&w. Awesome result!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Jan 2010):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    A terrific entry Andrea! You do appear to be flying with that paintbrush!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Excellent entry! I like it in B&W, it is very creative : )

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Excellent creative shot, you planned it well and executed it perfectly!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    This is brilliant Andrea and well entered, love the B/W giving it an old world look..

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Andrea, I love your capture of motion in your hand! Very imaginative and creative!

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (20 Mar 2010):


  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (16 May 2011):

    Classic shot, you are beautiful!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 Feb 2017):

    Love this..

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