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© Regenia Brabham
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UploadedJanuary 13, 2012
TakenNovember 6, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length125 mm
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We went to see a cattle roping event in Arizona. I had fun watching, shooting and figuring out the scoring. I also got lots of great action shots but this shot is my favorite. This was an older gentleman and I loved his hands. I have always had a fascination with hands from babies on up to old people. With babies, you can't help but wonder the task those hands have a head of them and with the old, you can't help but wonder what task they have done. How many babies they have rocked, how many loved ones they have buried, what they built and what they will leave behind? Did those hands work to love and help others or did they spend their life doing harm? What can my hands do to make a difference and what will they leave behind?

Thanks so much for the spotlight Sonia!!

33 responses

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    Great, classic shot. Would love to see it in b/w.

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (13 Jan 2012):

    Nice capture. Reminds me, I have several 'hands' photos that I need to sort and put into one file.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    great detail!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    Great shot ... It certainly leads the mind to story.

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    Well done, reminds me of several fellows I know.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    This is absolutely one of your best, the hands say it all. BRAVO!!!!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    I'm loving it that you are writing caption on your images.It is so nice to know what is in your mind and you really express it very well. So very nice knowing and meeting you, Reg!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (13 Jan 2012):

    Thank you so much everyone and it is so nice to know you too Litz. I love the way you speak with an accent but you don't sing with one. LOL.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    Most excellent!! I always like your attention to the slightest detail.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    Hands are so interesting, I like what you wrote about them and this photo is of the cowboy's hands is excellent!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (13 Jan 2012):

    Great perspective!

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    this is wonderful. I especially love your narrative

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    I know I like this.. I have several so similar just different hands :-)

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    i love how you got right in on this! very, very cool.

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    Love this shot and the narrative!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    Excellant observation, and capture!! Upon close inspection, it appears these hands once sported a wedding band, and now doesn't. So either divorced, or widowed. Many stories here!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    I love hands also and and what a beautiful portrayal of this gentleman's hands...

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    A sense of home and heartland

  • Otilia Sonderson

    Otilia Sonderson said (15 Jan 2012):

    I love a working Man hands, love your picture Regenia!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    Cowboy hands! Love it!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    A wonderfully introspective image.. and I love your narrative, it adds special meaning to this great shot!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    very beautifully captured, hands are fascinating, love your caption as well !

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (15 Jan 2012):

    love the comp... His hands look so nice and his nails looked well groomed. I work at my barn and ride and my hands look like poop!!! get the name of the lotion he uses.. lol... kidding aside love the message along with this post..... well done.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    wonderful photo Regenia. These hands can for sure tell a story. Very nice !

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    I agree with Donna, your comp is spot on in telling a story

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Hands are difficult to shoot and show their story, you have done it so well.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (18 Jan 2012):

    Thanks so much everyone!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    Beautiful and good quality and composition.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (20 Jan 2012):

    great photo!!like it

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (23 Jan 2012):

    Very nice!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    I love the philosophical essay with this! His hands look like they have performed lifelong hard work. Excellent capture.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Excellent shot!!!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    hea klõps

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