Camera Shake Self Portrait

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© Andrea Petersen
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And she said...I will go out and shake myself..Judges 16:20

I shot this SP two years ago in February and as you can see there is a definite camera shake with too slow of shutter speed from low lighting. I couldn't tell you how many mistakes I have made in doing self portraits and many of them I deleted but I kept this one as I sort of liked the sparkly effect in the earrings & the squiggly lines in the eyes and the mouth...I don't think it is the most flattering self portrait I have ever taken but I didn't delete it because it is different.

38 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    A perfect example for the theme!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    I agree with Joe.... this really is a cool shot!!! Great mistake!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Most excellent entry for this theme!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Great for the theme..............

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Your mistake turned out to be quite beautiful! Very lovely photo, even with the blur, Andrea! Perfect entry for this theme!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    A gorgeous mistake! So glad you kept it.....perfect for this theme.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    You're the prettiest blur I know!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Lovely, Andrea! I love the soft sensation of motion.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Perfect for the theme!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    I'm glad you keep it. excellent theme entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    No mistake about it...great entry.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    A terrific entry!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    Great for theme.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    Good entry to the theme. I am glad that you kept it, just for the reasons that you said : )

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    It is gorgeous, what a terrific mistake!

  • alan john p

    alan john p (Deleted) said (28 Mar 2010):

    Andrea, it is good regardless. :)

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    Love the comp with the camera, the earing is great and love the floppy hat..

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (28 Mar 2010):

    Great Entry

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Very cool. I really love those squiggly lines, including the ones on your mouth.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    I think it conveys emotion. It is very nice.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Very creative! Well done.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    like it!!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    The camera shake adds a very special effect here. The light is perfect. You could have got away with this without the mention of "mistake", but it still is a fantastic entry for this theme.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Excellent theme entry!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    This "mistake" is fantastic, Andrea! I'm so glad you kept it and entered it this theme!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (17 Apr 2010):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (26 Jun 2010):

    Excellent entry for the theme!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (5 Oct 2015):

    a great theme image! voted!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Oct 2015):

    love this shot.. my vote

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (6 Oct 2015):

    Great for the theme! GMV

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (7 Oct 2015):

    The Biblical quote in this image is just perfect, beautiful!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (8 Oct 2015):

    a great entry andrea

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (11 Oct 2015):

    Back to vote on this excellent entry to the theme !!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (13 Oct 2015):

    Original! Well done. Got my vote.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 Oct 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (22 Oct 2015):

    Masterly !!!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (31 Oct 2015):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (31 Oct 2015):

    Yes, voted!

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