Interacting with nature.

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© Andrea Petersen
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Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands...Psalms 102:25

I very much love nature and just getting out and doing a self portrait certainly requires active involvement ...I set the timer for 10 seconds and I run into place...I am just delighted I can still do this at my age of 67 years old without falling flat on my face...LOL.. It is good exercise.

This is a picture of our flowering crab apple tree on our property, Yesterday we had a rain and wind storm that blew some of the blossoms off the tree. There were tornadoes very close to us.... Before I even knew about this theme, I wanted to do a self portrait with the tree this morning before our next wind storm. It was overcast lighting which I think is the best kind of lighting for self portraits and nature shots.

Thank you Donald Garrett for the spotlight.

27 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (23 May 2011):

    The lighting is wonderful! It gets rid of shadows and makes colors pop. This is a beautiful Self portrait and entry. SPs do give you quiet the workout.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 May 2011):

    and doing so beautifully.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 May 2011):

    I admit I had to chuckle as I pictured you dashing about to get your SP. You succeeded most admirably! Stay safe from those storms!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2011):

    Very lovely s/p and portrait, Andrea!!

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2011):

    Beautiful self portrait. Love the way your tshirt matches the flowers...

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (23 May 2011):

    Yeah, I just interacting with nature... great entry!!!!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 May 2011):

    Lovely colors and such a beautiful self portrait!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (23 May 2011):

    I think the best part if the beautiful color coordination!! Well done, Andrea

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (23 May 2011):

    Awesome!! Beautiful.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (24 May 2011):

    Quite lovely..

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2011):

    absolutely beautiful shot!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (24 May 2011):

    Beautiful Activity Andrea!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (24 May 2011):

    love the matching colors. Very nice!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (25 May 2011):

    Beauty and nature, priceless!!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2011):

    Nothing like getting out with nature,,,, you must live in a very beautiful spot

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (25 May 2011):

    great portrait

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (25 May 2011):

    What a beautiful entry for this theme! I love how your outfit matches so well with the blossoms, too..

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (26 May 2011):

    All those radiant crimson colours from what you are wearing and the lovely Crab Apple blossom, complement each other beautifully Andrea. Very nice SP.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (26 May 2011):

    Lovely entry, nothing like being one with nature Andrea

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 May 2011):

    great shot!!! agree with Elf..........

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 May 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (in a most active way).

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (28 May 2011):

    Wonderful.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (28 May 2011):

    A lovely sp Andrea!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (29 May 2011):

    Simply a beautifully coordinated scene, and wonderful take on the theme.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 May 2011):

    Excellent shot and perfect for the theme!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (31 May 2011):

    The lighting is perfect, as is this image!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Jun 2011):

    love the matching colour--I can't believe 67

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