Early Morning Light Series # 8

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© Andrea Petersen
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And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:4

Catching the rays..
To let it shine through.
Would be nice to do
On e'en gloomy days.
The sun brings paradise
Before my eyes..
Poetry by me, AJP

It froze a little bit last night here, and it was very cold this morning when I did this
self portrait for my early morning light series..This self portrait was especially challenging and a difficult exposure but I tried my best to capture the rays. This has been very good experience for me and I am not sorry I started this series...

Focal length 45mm
F-Number F/10
Exposure time 1/100 sec.
ISO speed- 320
Exposure program Manual
Tripod... 10 sec.self timer
Date taken September 15, 2011
Time 8:17 AM

Thank you so much Richard Knight for the spotlight and Happy birthday to
you on September,16th...

Thank you JPG for the spotlight and for the honor of story of the week..

In the Early Morning Light Series photo essay.

25 responses

  • Jan Sluimer

    Jan Sluimer (Deleted) gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    wonderful scene

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    excellent, Andrea!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    Words fail me. When I see that light, I'll be ready.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    That splash of warm golden light should have warmed you up instantly! Beautifully done. (BTW...it was 68 when I got up this morning)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (15 Sep 2011):

    Thank you all for your kind words. Donald, it was in the 30's last night and probably not much warmer than that when I got up to take pictures. The tripod which was leaning against the house outside felt as cold as ice to my hands.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    I see beams of light, but I can't capture them...this one is one of my favs

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    I absolutely love this!! That golden light is incredible!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    Glorious capture of the morning sunrays, Angela. I love the way you were able to position yourself in them before the camera went off! This photo is very stunning, and all your morning light series are marvelous!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    This is a very beautiful series, and the golden rays in this image are truly spectacular.. such a glorious image!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    Brava!!! I'm feeling the warmth of those gorgeous rays. Outstanding work, my friend. Please continue this series.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    the best one yet Andrea. heavenly light.......the best kind!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    I came back for a second look. Did you notice that the placement of the tractor behind you creates the illusion that you are bearing a cross? What a moving image.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Sep 2011):

    Thank you so much everyone for your comments...What an interesting concept,
    Richard...I never thought of the placement of the tractor in those terms ...Thank
    you for the thought...and I am glad you saw this...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    This is absolutely beautiful!!!!! You captured the rays perfectly and I love the golden look to this glorious morning : )

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    Paradise is the perfect theme for this one. Your capture is my favorite!!!! What a glorious shot!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Sep 2011):

    Spectacular Andrea...

  • Yulia Y

    Yulia Y gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    This is a great shot. I should work on my sleeping pattern too! :)

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (22 Sep 2011):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (25 Sep 2011):

    Andrea, this is absolutely stunning! Wonderful composition, light, mood, and poetry. First class work all the way...

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (20 Feb 2012):


  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    This is beautiful ~ I love the rays of sunshine!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Feb 2012):


  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    Breathtaking and dramatic!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (21 Aug 2013):

    Beyond words..one of your best


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (27 Aug 2015):

    I agree with David! WOW!

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