My husband (Existing Light )

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© Andrea Petersen
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Thy light shall break forth as the morning and thine health shall spring forth speedily....Isaiah 58: 8

One of my favorite type of lighting in portraits is existing light for its naturalness...My husband was not aware that I was shooting his picture this morning and I was experimenting with the lighting to see what I could do without using flash.

He is a voracious reader and he was studying some recipes out of a low fat cookbook at the table...We are both into eating healthier and he is my inspiration as he keeps me motivated into not sliding back into bad habits.

One of the best DVD's on eating healthily that we looked at a few days ago entitled "Forks Over Knives" could save lives and reverse diseases. If you don't look at anything else this year, please check out that DVD....We requested it through our local library ...Believe me, It is an eye opener about the American Standard diet... it is promoted by doctors who have done a thorough research and have followed it their self for 25 years with good results on a whole foods plant- based diet. The DVD also features some of the patients who followed the diet religiously whose lives were turned around and their diseases were reversed.

Nikon D-40X
No Flash
Focal length 35mm
18-105 VR lens
F-Number F/6.3
Exposure time 1/25 sec.
ISO speed ISO 800
Exposure Program Manual
Exposure Compensation + 4 step

14 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    I'm a big fan of natural lighting too Andrea. I use it when i can. I love the amber tones that is produces.Great photo of your husband .

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    I love your foray into different lighting situations and the resulting photos, which are always very good! I also commend you on your continued fitness routine; I will have to check out that DVD!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Looking good, Dorsey!! Great portrait. Love that ambient light.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Naural light perfection, great portrait!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    wonderful portrait !!! great job

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Excellent candid of Dorsey! I to like existing light when I can use it.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    I like the look of concentration on your husband`s face.. it`s a great portrait, and the natural lighting is wonderful!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    WonderfuLight!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    A wonderful portrait in exquisite light!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    Andrea ~ Check out the 'Forks Over Knives' website. After viewing the video, I purchased the 'Transition Package' and we are now totally plant-based. Everyone should watch this. The most eye opening for me was that animal proteins cause widespread inflammation, particularly vascular. Great natural portrait.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (31 Jan 2013):

    Thank you all for the comments...Yes, Bailey I totally agree..One of the best DVD's we have seen in a long time . the doctors who have done the research are now in their 70's and have spent years in the study of the plant based diet. A really good book to read on the same subject is written by one of the doctors who promoted the DVD...it is entitled "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease." by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. MD..It has 150 Great Tasting recipes. Good luck and thank you for your comment. Try out Jeff's oatmeal in this book... Great tasting and I was very impressed! ...

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    It's like an Old Master. Rembrandt would approve.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    This is wonderful! the light and color give it a very timeless quality. Great job!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    great shot!!! if there was a quill and a bottle of ink it would certainly be the 18Th century

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