The Grand Opening:) SP

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© Andrea Petersen
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The opening of my lips shall be of right things...Proverbs 8: 6


I am facing the camera and the tripod because I wanted this to look like an element of surprise to express to the camera and not to the mirror behind me where it might come across as looking contrived. I think what surprised me after I shot the self timer was when I saw the back of my hand reflected in the dressing table mirror which was not intended.

Thank you so much Sonia Adam Murray for the spotlight.

36 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    Andrea, this is fantastic!! Well done. It is certainly a "noir" effect.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    What a delight Andrea.....great way to present the new challenge ~ !!! :)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    Thank you for the comments and a special thanks to Donald for Nominating this photo:)

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    Fun photo,nice work!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (1 Apr 2011):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    This is so well done.. terrific shot!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    Love it!!! Looks like a dramatic scene in a silent movie.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most surprisingly).

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Deborah is absolutely right....I immediately thought of a silent movie! Great theme entry!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Ditto Deborah, love it :o)

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2011):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Leave it to you to really surprise us..FANTASTIC Andrea !

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    superb shot !!!!!!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Excellent entry!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    A great SP, Andrea! Perfect for the theme! Very nicely done!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    Has that caught in the act appearance, surprise for sure....

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    Fantastic entry

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    This is so wonderful Andrea!! It looks so natural and that hand reflection fits the theme. Great entry!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    You did so well to capture your own surprise shot Andrea and your hand adds to it! Great work & entry.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (4 Apr 2011):

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (4 Apr 2011):

    cool. you nailed it.............

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (5 Apr 2011):

    Good One!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Apr 2011):

    Perfect, Bravo Andrea!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2011):

    Superb capture of you showing extreme surprise!!! Very well done, Andrea, and perfect photo for this theme!!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (5 Apr 2011):

    Fantastic entry!!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (8 Apr 2011):

    you did a great job on this now timeless photo. so creative.

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (9 Apr 2011):


  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (11 Apr 2011):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    You know how to attract JPG.... Great dramatic action!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (24 Apr 2011):

    this is cool! nice shot!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (12 Jun 2011):

    So theatrical, I love the shot, you are beautiful!

  • damir ceric

    damir ceric gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    excellent photo, top klasse

  • Kevin Schumacher

    Kevin Schumacher gave props (31 Mar 2016):

    LOVE this image!!!

  • amsha amash

    amsha amash gave props (1 Apr 2016):

    magnificent shot ...............

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (1 Apr 2016):

    LOVE IT!

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