Reading With Hollyhocks

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedSeptember 11, 2014
TakenJuly 25, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/500 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length25 mm
ISO160
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..Words were written... and they were printed in a book...Job 19: 23

It is easy to become smitten
By the words that are written
With hollyhocks as they look
Behind in their finest glory...
To read each old time story
In the chapters of this book....
Poetry by me AJP

This past July our Hollyhocks were looking their best and did a self portrait by them to read a book my sister gave me last Christmas...The name of it is "Going To Grandma's House" by the Good old Days...It has a variety of interesting true short stories... Since the book is written of the olden days I thought it needed an old fashioned background setting to go with it for my self portrait:) I shot this portrait after it had been raining and the colors of the flowers looked more saturated. Most of the hollyhocks are gone now except for a few that are still hanging on yet on fragile stems.

22 responses

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    beautiful pose, setting, and great color and sharpness

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    Hope the hollyhocks are enjoying the story!! LOL This is such a classy pose and capture! Well done

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    what a wonderful, peaceful place. love it.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Sep 2014):

    Thank you for the comments...Yes, Donald I am sure the hollyhocks enjoyed the stories as much as I did:)

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    What a delightful SP of you reading!! You should have included the crowd that had gathered to listen in your photo!!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    Mindful of an impressionist painting, can't remember which. Pose, color, detail nicely done

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    Nice "Wellies"! L.L. Bean?

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Sep 2014):

    Rockin' JPG's Story Time!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 Sep 2014):

    Nice shot, Andrea..... you are beautiful and have creativity of your own....Perfect shot!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (12 Sep 2014):

    Thank you all for your comments...Richard my "wellies" are not boots manufactured by LL Bean but they are comfortable soft leather Dr. Scholl's shoes ... they got soaked from all of the rain we had earlier that morning....I shot the self portrait at 1:30 in the afternoon but it was still wet on the ground... if you notice my shoes are wet by the toes....After rain is when the flowers look their best but it doesn't do the same for soft leather shoes that are not water proof:)

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (12 Sep 2014):

    Another pretty SP and perfect for the theme...you always look so pretty and feminine....

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (12 Sep 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (12 Sep 2014):

    beautiful work

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (12 Sep 2014):

    What a beautiful composition! You look so beautiful!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (12 Sep 2014):

    fantastic shot!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (13 Sep 2014):

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL CAPTURE GREAT ENTRY ANDREA

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (13 Sep 2014):

    So creative and beautifully done.. a absolutely delightful image and theme entry!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2014):

    Love the beautiful surroundings for your s.p.

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (14 Sep 2014):

    As Don says, The hollies do all seem to be listening :) Lovely portrait, Andrea.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (14 Sep 2014):

    What a beautiful setting, this is an outstanding capture and perfect for the theme!!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (18 Sep 2014):

    Beautiful!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (4 Oct 2014):

    I like each little detail of this beautiful image!

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