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A prayer to the sun...

Selfportrait taken with camera on tripod with vaseline on a warm-up filter

A prayer to the sun...

Selfportrait taken with camera on tripod with vaseline on a warm-up filter

comments (17)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 00:13
Cool stuff Petra, love it, but will mal ever forgive you for the use of a petroleum jelly? smile
Petra: Thanks V, glad you like it! Don't worry about my own pot of jelly smile
Wonderful image in every way!
Petra: Thank yuo very much Dave, much apreciated!
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2008, 01:49
just fantastic, you have a great eye for detail and for the chance of an image that many would miss, I love this. mal
Petra: People do weird things when they are bored
Fantastic. I love creative shots like this. I am praying to the sun too....and have a happy dance just like this.
Petra: Did you take a photo of it Mary?? wink
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2008, 02:39
You are standing, relaxed, waiting for the 10sec timer to count down...some large dog saunters past, sees the virgin legs of the tripod, and seizes the opportunity to brand it as his territory...suddenly you are no longer relaxed as you dash to your camera, arms flailing like a scarecrow's in a high wind...

Gorgeous image, Petra...all the better for its colours, and its lubricant.
Petra: lol Ray, told you this before but i love how you make your own version of my story! Should think of another title now sad lol
  • Kathryn
  • in my beloved south
  • 1 Jul 2008, 03:31
did the sun answer your prayers?

beautifully done
Petra: Yes it did Kathryn...3 weeks of beautiful weather smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2008, 04:36
I love the light, the colors, the movement and the capture Petra.
Petra: Happy you like it Kay smile
  • Stan
  • 1 Jul 2008, 05:49
I I agree with Mal. Not something I'd have tried...but then I don't use filterssmile
Petra: Experimenting is so much fun Stan...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2008, 12:01
It is a beautifully, experimentically done photo indeed, but the motive is (sorry, for me) a bit cliché, like 'religion as wellness' or 'wellness as religion', reminding me of pictures from India or Far East- despite the manner of alienation.
Petra: Guess you are right Philine...but the photo was staged and the title does give it a bit of a cliche tough.
Thank you very much for your inspiring words!
  • monika
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2008, 15:49
Great idea, I like the final effect!
Petra: Thank you very much Monika.
  • Ginnie
  • at a WiFi hotspot in Atl without dial tone at home
  • 1 Jul 2008, 16:51
FABULOUS, Petra. You and Mal both on the same day almost took my breath away! grin
Petra: lol Ginnie, i am glad you like both of them then wink
Its about time to visit you in Amsterdam..we have some serious cathing up to do!!
  • sam
  • France
  • 1 Jul 2008, 18:02
Hi there Miss Petra. Excellent job again. I can see that cafeine is indeed good for you smile

Hugs from Rouen
Petra: Bonjour Sam! Yes i defenatly need the cafeine for this lol
Big hugs back to Rouen smile
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 1 Jul 2008, 18:14
simply fantastic Petrasmile
Petra: Thank you very much Tim! Much apreciated...
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 1 Jul 2008, 22:18
Great colours in this one, very creative selfportrait, must have been fun.
Ray always has his own story... tongue
Cool in every way. I both want to lean closer and lean back to take it all in and try and decipher the scene. Love the pinky sky.
Darn, should have gone to specs savers grin

Lovely tongue
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2008, 23:33
An excellent creation. You are confirmed as my likey blog smile

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