The Silence Of Nature

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 14, 2011
TakenAugust 14, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/100 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length85 mm
ISO560

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Commit thy works unto the Lord and thy thoughts shall be established.
Proverbs 16:3

I love these graceful Zinnia flowers growing by our road grader.....I did this self timer portrait tonight with natural lighting, and it is not photo shop edited. Sometime it feels good just to turn ones back to the camera and take time to simply listen to the silence of nature.

85 mm focal length
F-number F/10
Exposure time 1/100 sec.
ISO 560
Exposure program..Manual
Tripod... self-timer

10 responses

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (14 Aug 2011):

    A captivating self portrait, Andrea. I also like images that are taken from a this perspective.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Aug 2011):

    Fabulous self portrait!!! I love to listen to the quiet myself, it is so relaxing.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (14 Aug 2011):

    This is really great!! Well done, Andrea.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Aug 2011):

    lovely and different!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Aug 2011):

    Lovely color in this SP Andrea. Your hair is so so pretty. My neighbor has lots of Zinnias and said I can come get as many seeds as I like. I may go do that today.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (15 Aug 2011):

    Thank you everyone for your kind words...and also for liking my long hair, Regenia. I have worn it short for most of my life but decided now that I am older I wanted to see what it would be like to have long hair. Some of my older friends who have short hair remind me that it is getting long and I say yes, I know it is, but at least it is not hanging in my face: You would really love the Zinnias, Regenia...the flowers are beautiful. Yes, Ann the quiet of nature is very peaceful and relaxing....I would hate to live in a place where I could not get outside without living next to nature and hearing the birds sing.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Aug 2011):

    I like this photo as much as any you have posted. It looks like a book cover from the 1920s. Excellent.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   said (18 Aug 2011):

    I love this beautiful image, the colours are vibrant and beautiful.. and one can sense the quiet sounds of nature. We have been spending time at a quiet little lake lately, listening to the loons call to one another and the other soft sounds of the lake. It is so refreshing and calming. It brings peace to the soul...

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (19 Aug 2011):

    Zinnia is one of my favorites, because of the joyful colors! This is lovely, Andrea! A very creative pose.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (20 Aug 2011):

    All about beauty and grace. Stunning SP.

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