Hands of Time

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© Andrea Petersen
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To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born and a time to die... Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2

I am holding a vintage photo of my late grandmother, Bessie (on my mother's side) when she was a baby... She lived with our family in her older years until she passed away when she was 78 years old.

I have always wished that I were into photography when my grandmother was living...and that I had shot pictures of her hands...She liked to do water paintings as a hobby when she was young... she loved to plant flowers and she was a nature lover...She taught school before she married...My grandmother was left handed when she wrote letters.

Thank you so much Geoff Plant for the courtesy of the spotlight.

30 responses

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole said (21 Nov 2013):

    Well composed and great entry.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (21 Nov 2013):

    I love this story of your Grandmother..I esp. like the vintage photo of her. Beautiful entry for this theme.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (21 Nov 2013):

    Excellent, Andrea!!! Love the story of your Grandmother also and the aged vintage photo of her.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    I've got to hand it to you...this is a great entry!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    Such a wonderful and personal entry for this theme! I like the addition of the candle, adding a bit more drama to the warm light.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth   said (22 Nov 2013):

    What a sweet tribute Andrea. Beautiful photo.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    Beautiful hand pose! Great evocative image, Andrea! Have a FAB weekend!

  • Sharon Sikes

    Sharon Sikes gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    Great!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    So touching!! Its a beautiful tribute.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    lovely

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    this is an excellent theme entry, Andrea.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL CAPTURE ANDREA AND A BEAUTIFUL ENTRY

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    What a beautiful memento of someone so precious in your life! wonderful shot.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (22 Nov 2013):

    Thank you all for your comments on this portrait...I really worked on this to get the right angle
    of my hands and lighting for the tiny baby picture of my grandmother to show up clearly...It
    had faded through the years and was among my late mother's keepsakes when she died.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    Wonderful sentiment and photo Andrea. Pretty entry!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    wonderful capture.... Awasome....perfect Andrea!!! You produce great image!!!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (22 Nov 2013):

    Touching entry!

  • Rebecca Danieli

    Rebecca Danieli   gave props (23 Nov 2013):

    Beautifully captured

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (23 Nov 2013):

    Good choice.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (23 Nov 2013):

    A poignant post.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (23 Nov 2013):

    So beautifully composed, plus a moving story about your grandmother. Like you with her, I wish I'd been into photography when my grandmother Clara was alive.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 Nov 2013):

    I know just how you feel.....there's no way to recapture those lost moments. But at least you do have the photos. This is a wonderful shot and entry.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (23 Nov 2013):

    A very touching tribute to your Grandmother! I love the setting with the candle and photo surrounded by your hands.. beautifully done!!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (23 Nov 2013):

    Beautiful close-up...well done

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2013):

    What an interesting and exceptionally lovely photo, Andrea!! Perfect for this theme.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (24 Nov 2013):

    A lovely entry!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (24 Nov 2013):

    Oh such a loving composition and such a special remembrance of a moment in time

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (25 Nov 2013):

    I completely missed this Andrea, until now. I like the image and the narrative. What a nice composition.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (26 Nov 2013):

    Lovely entry

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (28 Nov 2013):

    A W E S O M E!!!!!

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