A Battered Angel

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© Andrea Petersen
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Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares... Hebrew 13: 2

I bought this very used angel light stand at a thrift store yesterday.. and she is giving me good practice on shooting with existing light. Her wings, face and hair are missing a bit of paint and she might be considered trash because she is worn with age, but she still brightens a room.. I will keep her as she is...a battered angel to treasure in a shattered world...

Camera Model Nikon D7000
Focal length 42mm
F-Number F/4.8
Exposure Time 1/6 sec.
ISO Speed ISO-100
Light Source Tungsten
Exposure Program Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation + 2.3 step
No Flash
Date picture taken 12/15/2012 10:46 PM

Thank you so much JanElle (Heather) for nominating this picture to be voted on. I appreciate it.
Thank you also to the JPG Staff for the courtesy of the spotlight...I am very touched!

21 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    A treasure...Beautifully photographed!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    Really beautiful...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    beautifully captured and said, Andrea!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    The perfect image for the theme! Your words and capture are so fitting for what has been happening in this world!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    Couldn't be any more perfect for this theme! Some family got a lot of year's use and joy out of this little angel. No you carry on the tradition!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    I love this angel! She casts such a beautiful light on her world.. a magical capture and entry!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    So perfect for the theme! I think it is a beautiful lamp even if it is a bit battered.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    lovely shot and beautiful capture!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    Rockin' JPG's Treasure Trove!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    I like it.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    Great title and entry!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Dec 2012):


  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    Very beautiful image, Andrea!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful composition, Andrea! The light is simply great. Happy Holidays!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (20 Dec 2012):

    My thanks to all for your kind response and to the JPG Staff for the courtesy of the spotlight.
    I am treasuring this lighted angel and have her standing next to our Christmas tree in remembrance of the innocent angels who lost their lives in the Conn. school shootings...

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    So beautiful, my friend. Congrats on the JPG spotlight and the nomination. Wish you and your husband a very Merry Christmas.

  • Patty Gross

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

    I love this angel, Andrea! And the scripture verse you chose is one of my favorites. We have it posted on our kitchen wall. Very, very special angel. I read the book by Dale Evans called "Angel Unaware" when I was a little girl. Wonderful true story!!! Fabulous photo!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Congratulations on the JPG spotlight, Andrea! I am so pleased for you. This is indeed a very special angel, and you captured that so very beautifully.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Great shot, compliment !

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (21 Dec 2012):

    The image is exactly what I need right now having just received Scott's prognosis.

    Six years ago my grandson Matthew nearly died of a septic hip. He was 7 years old. A few weeks before I took my daughter Amy (Matt's mom) to an Alabama concert... an early Christmas present she had requested. One of their songs, 'Angels Among Us' is her favorite. The song carried her through some very dark days. There are, truly, angels among us.

    Thank you for renewing these moments and for the tears that tell me it's real.


  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (21 Dec 2012):

    beautiful shot and sentiment

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