Just Me Framed in an old wooden Door.

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© Andrea Petersen

Photo license: © All rights reserved

He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust..Psalms 103: 14

I was experimenting with texture in overcast lighting on June 17th, before another storm hit.
(We woke up to yet another loud electrical storm this morning at 5:00 AM that jarred us out of bed..)

I took a notion to stand by this old wooden door, on Sunday ..I am not used to seeing myself with hardly any makeup, in a portrait, but this is who I am.. It was just a practice shot and decided to keep it..

In a strange way, the simplicity, void of pretense, reminded me of the Dust Bowl era, only without the drought:)

20 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2012):

    Andrea: i love this work

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (19 Jun 2012):

    You look beautiful Andrea! The red and eyelet outfit is gorgeous against the weathered background.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (19 Jun 2012):

    I love it! You've captured the essence of simpler times.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Jun 2012):

    love, love, love it.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    I love it!! That door is such a beautiful background and you are beautiful with our without makeup. Such wonderful lighting.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Very good!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    You look beautiful Andrea.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    This is one of your most beautiful portraits, Andrea!! I honestly love it. You have clearly shown you do not need makeup, and I feel you look even younger with minimal makeup! A gorgeous photo of you in front of that weathered door. Bravo!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    I agree, this is a very lovely portrait, Andrea! I love the rustic red tones and the natural feel of this image.. very well done!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    One of your very finest!! I agree with everything said here.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (20 Jun 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words...I am somewhat behind with my commenting due to the many electrical storms we've been getting plus my computer is still acting buggy after it crashed even with the new operating system...but eventually hope to get it straightened out.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    I agree with everyone above, you do look younger with minimal makeup but you are beautiful with makeup also. This is an excellent photo!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (21 Jun 2012):

    My favorite self-portrait to date! WONDERFUL & U look very young!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    Love the color and texture of the door. Perfect backdrop. And you look lovely; far younger than your age. Definitely among your best SPs. Love it!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    this is a wonderful sp, andrea!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful portrait Andrea. I really like your relaxed expression. The color and textures are great.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (23 Jun 2012):

    SP wonderful

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (23 Jun 2012):

    SP wonderful

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    You look beautiful Andrea

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (28 Aug 2013):

    One of my favorites.

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