As the Flowers Bloom

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© Andrea Petersen
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In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3: 6

I decided to continue on with my flowers series ...So far the regular flowers in our yard are taking their time to bloom and it may take awhile before I complete this series. At 8:00 tonight I did some practice shots with the flowering Black Locust Trees where all the big black bugs were crawling on the blossoms)...When I got in the house I discovered they were crawling all over me too. Yikes! A few times I got jabbed in the face with the sharp twigs when I was trying to hold them up so I could stand underneath in the time limit I gave myself of 10 seconds to get in the picture. This was not as easy as it looks ...I set the tripod on the driveway which stands higher than the level of the ditch bank.. where I stepped down into some tall weeds. I got
my exercise running up and down the ditch bank to try the best angle. We have had several
garter snakes that we've seen lately that like to slither around in tall weeds but fortunately didn't step on any otherwise the camera might have caught a much different expression.

In the As the flowers bloom photo essay.

16 responses

  • ellie huntress

    ellie huntress gave props (17 Jun 2013):


  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (17 Jun 2013):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Jun 2013):


  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (18 Jun 2013):

    Love this one too!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (18 Jun 2013):

    LOVE that wry look on your face. I do know how hard self portraits can be and the lengths that we go to to get it right. I wish that more people would do the whole 1/365 series like it is stated in the description to do a self portrait every day, not just one photo of a sunset or some other photo to get it in the challenge. You and I agree about how much we learned about ourselves and our cameras doing that series of self portraits. I am so glad that I did it : )

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (18 Jun 2013):

    Thank you so much everyone for the comments...You are so right Ann about self portraits....
    I also think that everyone should do the 1/365 series...Ironically, I am more self conscious when someone else shoots my picture than when I do a self timer especially if they want you to pose a certain way or smile upon command....That's not my idea of a natural portrait...
    I think a portrait should be judged upon technical ability as well and I am still working on it.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (18 Jun 2013):

    Wonderful SP, Andrea! I love the effect of your enwreathed visage. It is original, and as always, very attractive.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (18 Jun 2013):

    Wonderful sassy shot! Perhaps you've done something a bit naughty?

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Jun 2013):

    Love your expression and pose here.. what a great shot!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (19 Jun 2013):

    Beautiful series! I like this one best.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (19 Jun 2013):

    Thank you all for your nice comments...This will definitely be one of the images I'll use for
    my photo essay when I get it together ...The next one is just an example of what can go
    wrong sometimes in a self portrait and not one that I will add to the essay...I have all summer
    to work on it until my 70th birthday in September...It is meant to be a commemoration of
    of life leaving the age of 69 and what better time to do it before it is passed. I am thrilled that
    my flowering rhubarb made it to the hot rating which is another one to add to my series.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2013):

    I love the expression on your face in this one!

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (21 Jun 2013):

    I am your Number 1 Fan of your Self Portraits ( & i am quite sure that you have 100's of number 1 Fans..Excellent shot, very well done!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (2 Jul 2013):

    Great it!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (6 Jul 2013):


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