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For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light shall we see light. Psalms 36:9
I wanted to capture...
Just the light of a sun ray.
Instead I caught the rapture
Of a lovely autumn day..
To my eyes!
Poetry by me, AJP
This morning I was experimenting on self- portraits in the attempts to catch the rays in honor of my sister's birthday tomorrow. I am happy at least that my efforts caught the sunlight and the warm autumn tones. Many leaves are on the ground now from a wind storm we had a few days ago.
(I did not notice that my head was framed inside the steering wheel of the tractor until afterward when looking at the picture...It was not planned beforehand. ) Sometimes what is not planned works best.
Thank you so much Ann Reece for the spotlight...It means a lot to me!
Thank you also Deborah Downes for your spotlight...It is so appreciated!
* Two days after I captured this self portrait my beloved mother broke her femur bone as a result of a fall...God took her to her final home on October 26th at the age of 102...When we saw her in the hospital on the 14th, she asked me why she could not go home...she was confused about what happened because of having dementia in the last year of her life...when it was determined for her to go to the rest home in 2010. When I see this picture I think of my mother and how she is now living in peace with the Lord in paradise.
Thank you JPG for spotlighting this picture and for the honor of story of week 8 in 2011...Thank you all for the wonderful comments and votes that got me there!
Thank you JPG staff also for the wonderful honor of member of the week 12/12/2016 and for featuring this photo on JPG Live Stories and on the email newsletters...I am delighted and at the same time humbled for the acknowledgment! I have shot many pictures, but Autumn Light has always been my favorite portrait that I have ever done in my life time. It was like seeing heaven on earth as the light was so brilliant I had to close my eyes when I faced the rays.
In the Early Morning Light Series photo essay.
Also by Andrea Petersen
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