My late mother at the altar September 1995

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© Andrea Petersen
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To God every knee shall bow...
Isaiah 45: 23

This is a scanned print that I shot of the United Methodist Church in my hometown with my Canon T. 60 film camera... I used the existing light in the room without flash.

I wanted to shoot the interior of the little church that fall, to be made in a Christmas Card
and went with the caption Silent Night.. Since my mother was the organist there for many
years she had the key to open the door on a day when there was no church service..
.I asked her if she would kneel at the altar as I wished to show life and not just an empty church..
My mother passed away in October of last year but this is a picture I will treasure always...
(I have been going through some of my older pictures and found this one tonight in an album.)
I decided to use it for the Interior theme.

16 responses

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (25 Sep 2012):

    Your mother kneeling at the altar adds a very special quality to this beautiful capture and entry, Andrea!! I love the pov, the pews are very striking and so beautifully crafted!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Sep 2012):

    Andres, agree with JanElle, Wonderful Tribute

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    A beautiful capture....I can see why you would treasure this one. It shows not only the beautiful interior of the church, but also captures your mom in a poignant moment.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture GREAT FOR THE THEME and a nice tribute to your mother

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    A very personal and poignant tribute. So nice!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (26 Sep 2012):

    Thank you for the comments..My mother's health was still good at that time when she
    was 86 years old and she was able to kneel on those steps without problem...It brings back
    good memories when she was active and enjoyed life.

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    Lovely tribute to your mother

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (26 Sep 2012):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (26 Sep 2012):

    A beautiful, warm and ever embracing image. Mothers are very special.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (27 Sep 2012):

    This is such a beautiful keepsake of your mother.

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (27 Sep 2012):


  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (27 Sep 2012):

    how precious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! priceless. great entry.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Sep 2012):

    poignant and peaceful!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Sep 2012):

    Rockin' the Qi in JPG's Feng Shui.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (28 Sep 2012):

    Perfect for the theme, I can see how this is a treasure of a photo of your late mother kneeling in the chapel that she loved so much.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (2 Oct 2012):

    A very touching and eloquent capture of your mother. There is something about her prayerful attitude in the empty church that is beautiful.

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