Day 359/365 SP With My Reflection At Night

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© Andrea Petersen
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If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me...

Psalms 139:11

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I had a different SP posted earlier but I deleted it as I preferred this experiment over the other one.

The window glass behind our sink is rolled glass and it is old. I worked with dim lighting this evening with just a light over the sink and two candles...I used manual focus, without flash and a very slow shutter speed to achieve this effect of my reflection in the window looking back at me...It was not an easy experiment but photography is trial and error... It also is rewarding.

F/7.1

Exposure 1/3 sec.

Focal length 66 mm

In the Self Portraits photo essay.

25 responses

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (29 Jan 2010):

    Great job of capturing your image in the window, Andrea! You look apprehensive of the night!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful SP today. dp

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    And with LOVELY results! I like the pink color tones resulting.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    I love this!!!! All your hard work more than paid off!! It feels great to get that shot!! Beautiful work Andrea! An instant fav.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Great shot!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful SP! You look like you're not sure what the reflective you is thinking! Fabulous lighting.

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Awesome idea......wonderful shot.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Very creative shot with such a fantastic reflection! You are a very pretty woman, Andrea!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    You do look apprehensive in this shot and it is a great photo, very well done!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Six shots to go and you are still coming up with original ideas. Nicely done.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    This works so well! Glad you never stop experimenting and inspiring the rest of us.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Love this Andrea, very well done..your reflected self looks a bit wary of the real you...

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    I love this one!! Fantastic SP!! You are so creative!!

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful, I like the tones of this shot, it gives it an "Olde World" look

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    love the personality in this one. I look at myself with that face alot lol

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    This is fabulous, Andrea! It looks as if the reflection is talking to you. Beautifiul work. Very creative.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    Great entry for this theme,,

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    What a great job you are doing on your SP's and your lighting.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    This is one of my favorites. I love the way you used the light. Great one and very creative.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    What a GREAT shot... your expression and the reflection are simply TOP NOTCH!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    So....lovely.

  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    Great shot! I love the lighting and the mood you captured.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    What's going on out there?

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    So nice capture!

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (11 Mar 2013):

    Oh my goodness this is an excellent photo of you,i so wish i had your confidence when it came to self portraits...I have done many in the past, But your confidence's drips off you..and i love how you look so different and very pretty in all you sp's

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