a wrinkle in time.

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© Ashley Parsons
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 28, 2008
TakenJuly 25, 2008
Exposure1/200 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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These are the hands of my great grandmother. 96 years of working, being a mother of 2, and being the most independent women that you will ever meet comes to this. I have never seen hands so experienced, and she is truly an inspiration.

43 responses

  • meredith hanafi

    meredith hanafi gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    amazing capture -this is such a moving photo!

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Teriffic image!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    A beautiful photo, one that should be passed along to each generation as well as widely publicized.

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Fantastic image!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    What an amazing entry.

  • Ken McElroy

    Ken McElroy gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Both perfect for the category and extremely well executed and powerful. Great image.

  • Jason Malouf

    Jason Malouf said (27 Jul 2008):

    This is so beautiful!
    The tones are perfect, and the lines are so captivating.
    Great job!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2008):


  • Stavrositu Iulia

    Stavrositu Iulia said (27 Jul 2008):

    Great photo! I like the way u captured the texture. Good lightening.

  • Dom Ioele

    Dom Ioele said (27 Jul 2008):


  • Michael Jarraß

    Michael Jarraß said (27 Jul 2008):

    The texture is very great. Every single wrinkle seems to stand for one year. Great!

  • Maria Gonzalez

    Maria Gonzalez gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    This is a fantastic photo!! love it!!!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    Hands tell such a story about a person's life - just beautiful!

  • Melissa Ott

    Melissa Ott said (28 Jul 2008):

    incredible focus. my great-grandmother lived to 106, so I have seen hands a bit older than this. :) nonetheless, incredible shot!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful story-beautiful shot...

  • Thomas Penny

    Thomas Penny gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    unbelievable, her hands definatly tell tales..

  • Tyler Sharp

    Tyler Sharp gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    The detail and contrast is Amazing!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    Wow! This is great!

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (29 Jul 2008):

    Absolutely a great photo!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    beautiful image, story and thought

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Perfect capture, I feel the smoothness of her hands.

  • hilbert go

    hilbert go gave props (4 Aug 2008):


  • Karen England

    Karen England gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Wonderful. Imagine the stories those hands could tell.

  • Nora Kubach

    Nora Kubach (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    this is so beautiful, fantastic work here!

  • Brian Slawson

    Brian Slawson gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    I wish I knew someone with this wrinkly of hands.

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    Wonderful capture.

  • Eduardo Tajes

    Eduardo Tajes gave props (14 Aug 2008):


  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful black and white

  • Alex Vazquez

    Alex Vazquez gave props (29 Aug 2008):

    Love it!! Thank you for posting this...

  • Kala Lampard

    Kala Lampard said (2 Sep 2008):

    Wow this picture is fantastic!!!

  • Keith Skinner

    Keith Skinner gave props (8 Sep 2008):

    Superb B&W image - great work!

  • Ben Collins

    Ben Collins gave props (11 Sep 2008):

    GREAT shot.

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    Striking photo, perfect for the theme. The contrast in the child socks and the working hands, great work!!

  • Marylou Malicdem

    Marylou Malicdem said (7 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful Image

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    awesome image

  • F. Robert Openshaw

    F. Robert Openshaw gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    An extraordinary photo! Wonderful capture.

  • Emily Maggard

    Emily Maggard said (16 Jun 2009):

    Perfection. Hands say so much about a person.

  • Alice X

    Alice X gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    I love the way the veins draw attention across your photo. Excellent!

  • Don Brogan

    Don Brogan said (2 Jul 2010):

    This would be great for the hands theme!

  • Antonio McCall

    Antonio McCall gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    YES YES wish it had more contrast a bright white would really make this pop !! beautiful image

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    well done, excellent.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (23 Sep 2011):


  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (16 Jun 2015):

    Shows so much respect for the human who worked, created and touched the world. Enotional photo!

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