Day 296/365 SP Polishing my Fingernails

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 14, 2009
TakenNovember 14, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/25 sec at f/5
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length55 mm
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...I shall see in His hands the print of the nails and put my finger into the print of the nails...
St. John 20: 25

I bought Lacura Nail Polish, "Crystal Glow" at Aldi's Grocery Store and I am trying it out here on my SP..I am a klutz when it comes to polishing my nails and this was not an easy picture to capture:) The nail polish bottle tipped over once but it didn't
spill, wonders of wonders. It says on the box the bottle came in that this was brilliant color for perfect nails. My nails are far from perfect and some of them are broken off:) One other difficulty I noticed in shooting this self portrait of my hands is that my rings kept sliding around on my fingers. Since I lost 12 pounds the rings are getting loose which is why I am holding my ring finger up on my left hand at an awkward angle:)

Manual Focus
Aperture F/5
Shutter 1/25 sec.
Focal length 82mm
ISO 400

20 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Is this a photo of you getting ready for your next photo :) :)

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    Love this. It's very creative and you surprised me with this one.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    This is very nice, Andrea! Great idea for your SP! Good job!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    You and Regenia are getting really creative with your SPs!! I like this! Congrats on losing 12 lbs. Even 5 lbs will make you rings loose.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    A great idea and a successful shot!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    A very different sp from you today Andrea, I love it..

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Cool sp, Andrea. Another side of you that we have not seen yet.

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Look at you trying to get ready for that next close up :) Like this different pov SP shot.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful, elegant hands. Excellent SP, Andrea.

  • ~Tizy ~

    ~Tizy ~ gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    Very nice ! fav.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    The hands of a Pro!! Wonderful SP Andrea!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    Very creative! Were you trying to lose 12 lbs.?

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    Great job Andrea. On the picture and the weight. You seem to be the kind of person that gets things done when you decide to do them. I love that. My nails are horrible too. Three years in braces broke my nasty nail biting habit. I noticed that I don't get as many colds as I did.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    A different SP yet so well done! I second Don's comment, congrats on losing 12lbs:)

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    Another Great SP Andrea.... congrats on the weight lose.... I need to do what YOU are doing :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Nov 2009):

    Thank you everyone...Yes, Joy, I decided to lose when my clothes started getting tight. I knew it was time to lose a few pounds. The way that I lost weight is to eat 2 good meals a day (healthy low fat foods) and skip the third which is lunch..I get up late in the mornings so I am not hungry for lunch anyway but have a very good breakfast that tides me over until supper. Thank you Debrah for your congratulating me to be featured on Rob's cover...That was such a nice surprise...He does excellent work and he makes us all feel so good...I smiled over his embellishment.....I would be on easy street if it were all true of me what he wrote...I am just a simple and private lady who enjoys photography.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2009):

    This is so wonderful, Andrea! You did a superb job in this most difficult capture!! What a classy, fantastic woman you are. A great example of dignity, humility, and respectability for all women to follow. I salute you on your weight loss. I am trying, but it seems difficult the more we age. With God's help, I will lose the amount I need to lose. Magnficant shot, Andrea!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2009):

    What a great idea for you SP! You are doing well with your lighting!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    I love the lighting in this shot...

  • Olga Bakalova

    Olga Bakalova said (21 Mar 2010):

    looks very beautiful!

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