By the light of my mother's lamp

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© Andrea Petersen
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Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalms 119: 105

Throughout my early childhood my late mother used to dress me a lot in the color red as she claimed it looked best for my dark hair and eyes......I decided to do a self portrait next to her touch lamp this afternoon, (as one more attempt for the color red challenge.)

I thought about mother as I did this self portrait of how much she had and even after death has influenced my life...

15 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Your mother was right to dress you in red. It looks beautiful on you. This is a beautiful self portrait

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Regenia is always right. :-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    A most excellent entry.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Red is GREAT for you Andrea. love the lighting here too!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Very lovely.....nice profile with the hands

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Very special Andrea!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Beautifully captured! I just love that lamp and would love to see it in more detail.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Jan 2012):

    Thank you all for your comments...That sounds like a great idea Leslie...and
    I just might set up a still life with the lamp and will try to get more detail where
    the lamp is sharply focused in.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Red definitely looks fabulous on you. I like how the lighting makes your hair glow in the back. The lamp does look very interesting, it will be nice to see it featured in a photo sometime.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    I is definitely your color! What a gorgeous SP!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    I love this sp, Andrea...very much!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    Red is definitely your color. Love how you captured your profile and that gorgeous lamp.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    Classic composition and mood . . .

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Exceptional composition and light, both from the lamp and on the face! The composition breaks the rules but rules were made to be broken and this does it nicely.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (18 Jan 2015):

    Very well done.

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