As The Flowers Bloom

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 2, 2013
TakenJuly 2, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/11
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length28 mm
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Give her of the fruit of her hands: and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Ecclesiastes 31: 31

This is the first flower portrait I have done in black and white of my series. It is different and the most difficult one yet that I did of my self portraits for getting the right composition; considering I squeezed on the other side of a big trash can (setting on a cement block) filled with ashes from burning wood last winter and I couldn't move it aside. Plus lifting a sprinkling can of water over my head and getting in place within the 10 seconds I allow myself. I made do with what I had to work with but that's how you learn, and I am not through learning by a long shot.

Thank you so much JanElle for the courtesy of the spotlight..Very appreciated!!!

In the As the flowers bloom photo essay.

12 responses

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (2 Jul 2013):

    Love this and the B&W gives it a special effect too!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (2 Jul 2013):

    You captured great detail in b/w and the pansies seem to be smiling down on you, too. This image adds an interesting element to the essay, love it!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (2 Jul 2013):

    I can see how this self portrait would be difficult, but you did a great job on it : ). The B&W does add interest to your series.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (2 Jul 2013):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Jul 2013):

    Well done!! Doing in B&W puts the emphasis on you and the task at hand rather than the lovely colors.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (3 Jul 2013):

    You are getting the job done Andrea. Nice S.P. !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (3 Jul 2013):

    it is very hard to set up the camera then rush into shooting range and act perfectly relaxed, but i'd say you nailed it on this one!

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (4 Jul 2013):

    Hey my friend, I thought I'd lost contact with you. Love you photos, your doing very well. Love Sarina from Australia xx

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Jul 2013):

    Oh it is so good to hear from you, Sarina...How have you been? Thank you so much for
    your response...I was just thinking about you the other day.. am still here on JPG and have been busy doing photography on this site since 2008.. it really beats the old home pages that I started out with when we first got our computer in 1998.. I remember back then how those earlier sites had little band width and were down all the time...JPG is a huge improvement and am satisfied with the easy layout here.

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (4 Jul 2013):

    Oh Andrea am so very happy for you and your work is going so very well. We had a computer crash and I lost email addresses and everything. Since then we have another email address but don't know how to give it to you. This is too public to do it here. Would love to have email contact with you again just don't know how without it being for all to see.

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (4 Jul 2013):

    By the way, Happy 4th July to you and your family :)

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (7 Jul 2013):

    Its nice to see your activiry through JPG. Great B&W Shot

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