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Hands of Time



A person's hands can tell the world a lot about the life they've lived. Their hands tell their own stories. Like the rest of our body, hands change wi...
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A person's hands can tell the world a lot about the life they've lived. Their hands tell their own stories. Like the rest of our body, hands change with time. With each passing day, the stories they tell become more detailed, more nuanced to personal experiences. They become the physical manifestation of an individual's strength and achievements. Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked, "Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." We must not forget our older adults & we must ensure there is proper care for them when it is needed. Inclusion at any age is a must for they have wisdom and experience to share with all who are willing to listen.


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Bre13x8 November 18, 2016
Absolutely beautiful shot! Gave me butterflies!
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fotogurl350 November 18, 2016
Thank you so much - exactly the response I'd hope for!
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angeladignasbravin December 06, 2016
This is such a powerful, dramatic shot! Congratulations on your win, you really deserved it!
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fotogurl350 December 06, 2016
Thank you so much - greatly appreciated!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture, with permission, in a long term care facility during a discussion about life and aging.
Time
I took this image during the morning while having a discussion with folks about aging.
Lighting
I wish I had some wisdom here but I just took the shot with room lighting as I wanted to capture this as the moment presented itself.
Equipment
this was shot with a Canon 60D using the 50 mm kit lens - nothing else was used.
Inspiration
This may well be one of my most dramatic images - I took it while having a discussion with a senior group. I noticed, as we discussed aging and what it meant, that this one individual had been looking at her hands during the chat and when I got to ask her what aging meant to her, she folded them as you see in this photo, put a big smile on her face and talked about her life, the hard times, happy times and it struck me how her hands told the same story but without the words.
Editing
I boosted the contrast a bit and then reduced the coloring to bring out the character of the hands slightly.
In my camera bag
Oh boy....in my camera bag I generally carry my favourite lens which is the telephoto 100-400mm - since I purchased it, it seems to be my 'go to' lens for most things unless I am shooting people. I also hand a macro and wide angle lens to go with the original kit lens of 50mm. Oddly, although I do have a tripod, I find I rarely use it which may or may not be a detriment to my photography.
Feedback
I am a hobbyist photographer so with every shot I learn something new - all I can suggest is practise, practise, practise and have fun with it! It is my favourite thing to do when not at work or when I have spare time - I just wish I could take my camera with me everywhere I go! I only wish I had more wisdom to share here. On the otherhand, that is why I am on this site....to learn from those with more experience than I.

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