A Christmas Back In Time, 1995

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© Andrea Petersen
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And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...
St. Luke 2:10

This is a portrait with my parents that I did, using self timer (camera on tripod) on December 24, 1995 ...It was Dad and Mom's 60th wedding Anniversary that Christmas Eve day. I wanted the pictures that I shot of them to be extra special and remember spending part of an afternoon thumb tacking a gray cloth on my folk's dining room wall at the home place, for the background. ..It was a tedious job!:) I was disappointed afterward that the background looked so wrinkled after I had the pictures developed at the photo lab.....This was before digital and photo shop of course..My husband and I spent every Christmas with both of my
folk's up until Dad passed away...Then with Mom who missed him terribly. We
also were invited through the years to a wonderful Aunt and Uncle's place for a Christmas meal. They are both gone now but their hospitality and love to us will be remembered always...

Today I found a snowflake background from my Print master Gold card shop and changed the previous background...It is still; gray, same color, but now with flakes, instead of wrinkles:) I shot other pictures that day, but this portrait was Mom and Dad's favorite. Dad passed away Dec. 21. 2003, from complications of a stroke.. This year mother who turned 101 is at a Nursing Home and if the weather cooperates my husband and I plan to make a trip to see her sometime this month.. So far this has been a very cold month with more snow in the forecast....10 to 16 inches of snow by tomorrow night with 10 to 15 below zero for the next three days.

16 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    A family photo to cherish! We are expecting 1" of snow on Sunday, the locals are putting away 40-lb. sacks of grain and 10-gallon jerry cans of milk. LOL

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    Very nice Andrea! Such a great memory!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    A beautiful portrait, one to be treasured! I also love the background you put in.. it's just the perfect contrast. We are finally getting snow too.. you've already gotten a lot of it.. brrrr!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    What a treasure! It is the time of year to think of those that have left us and those that might be leaving us soon. I wrinkle my backdrops on purpose since one wrinkle is a lot more noticible that many. You can also move your subjects away from the backdrop and and use a small aperture to blur it. I like this trick since it means less time in photoshop.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    A wonderful keepsake...Merry Christmas to you,Andrea

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    Wonderful, wonderful!! Great memories to cherish.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Dec 2010):

    Thank you everyone for your kind words...Merry Christmas!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    Wonderful entry.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    Lovely Portrait

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    A delightful family shot Andrea...

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    Great !

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (13 Dec 2010):

    yes beautiful shot!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Dec 2010):

    What a beautiful family portrait, something to cherish always!!! I love the snowflakes you added to cover the wrinkles : )

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (13 Dec 2010):

    beautiful portrait Andrea!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (15 Dec 2010):

    Very creative, my friend, and such a sweet shot of all of you.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (20 Dec 2010):

    What a great portrait, Andrea! I know this one means the world to you. I love your added snowflakes.

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