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© Karen Ilagan
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 11, 2008
TakenDecember 4, 2007
Exposure1/125 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length41 mm
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I took this photo when my son turned two years old - he's just growing up so fast!

These are the hands of my husband, my own, and my son's.

He's truly a handful (please excuse the unintended pun), but I thank God everyday for blessing us with him!

87 responses

  • Brian Slawson

    Brian Slawson said (11 Aug 2008):

    I wish I was married and had kids. This pic rocks!

  • Jacob Rumsey

    Jacob Rumsey gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    Amazing photo. Well done

  • sally abdelmageed

    sally abdelmageed gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    beyond words!

  • Jack Storey

    Jack Storey (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    Thats an epic photo. One of the best I have seen in ages.

  • Angela Lance

    Angela Lance gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    I love this photo.... very touching, even without your words... :o)

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    Wow-great idea-fantastic shot!

  • Tee Nicholas

    Tee Nicholas (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    What a brilliant picture. Top stuff.

  • Karen Ilagan

    Karen Ilagan said (11 Aug 2008):

    Thank you so much everyone :-D

  • Julie Schemrich

    Julie Schemrich said (11 Aug 2008):


  • Dizdog

    Dizdog gave props (11 Aug 2008):


  • Mercedes Morgan

    Mercedes Morgan gave props (13 Aug 2008): always :)

  • Karen Mades

    Karen Mades gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    This photo is so beautiful!

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2008):

    Nice idea!

  • Ron Mandsager

    Ron Mandsager   gave props (29 Aug 2008):

    great concept - and execution! lovely!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Sep 2008):

    great idea and composition, Karen.

  • William Banks

    William Banks gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    I got goose bumps when I saw this.

  • Ulitete Noris

    Ulitete Noris gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    yeahhhhhhhhhh it rocks!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    Precious! This has to be a winner!

  • Anna Chipman

    Anna Chipman gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    I agree with the first comment! Beautiful image that I would love to have one just like it when I have kids!!

  • Ali Almossawi

    Ali Almossawi gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    A beautiful photo of a wonderful concept. It's realy a fantastic shot! I'm guessing each pair of hands was a seperate exposure, is that right?

  • Stephanie Hammer

    Stephanie Hammer (Deleted) gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    beautiful in its simplicity

  • Z M

    Z M said (11 Oct 2008):

    This is proof that a picture is worth a 1000 words
    You have my vote :)

  • Kate Marshall

    Kate Marshall gave props (11 Oct 2008):

    wow. this is excellent

  • Supreet Sethi

    Supreet Sethi said (13 Oct 2008):

    its among the most expressive shots, I have seen in long time

  • Starr Smith

    Starr Smith gave props (15 Oct 2008):


  • Ryan Nosbush

    Ryan Nosbush gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    great shot!! got my vote!

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Wonderfully done!

  • Olivia Rose

    Olivia Rose said (19 Oct 2008):

    this is amazing.
    simple. and beautiful.

  • Kenrick Rampial

    Kenrick Rampial gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Good composition!

  • *  Tracey Boutote *

    * Tracey Boutote * (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Love it!! get's my vote.

  • sonia pascual

    sonia pascual gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    i love the picture! fantastic, truly touching

  • Marcia Klue

    Marcia Klue gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Great! The composition is superb, and the lighting provides nice detail against the black background. Excellent!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Really cool shot!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Awesome shot! Voted for it!

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic story.

  • Lakshmi Prabhala

    Lakshmi Prabhala gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Excellent shot..and a personal document as well. My vote!

  • Tin G

    Tin G gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    this is absolutely fantastic :)

  • Nina Huettmann

    Nina Huettmann gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    excellent shot, my vote! would love to know what you think about my submission

  • Mark Rosenbaum

    Mark Rosenbaum   said (27 Oct 2008):

    THis is fantastic

  • E. Rosas

    E. Rosas gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    this is a beautiful love poem...congrats

  • April Love

    April Love said (29 Oct 2008):

    This is absolutely precious!

  • Victoria Laquindanum

    Victoria Laquindanum said (30 Oct 2008):

    great concept! i love it!!! :D

  • Tenzing Passang

    Tenzing Passang said (30 Oct 2008):

    Great capture with great bonding. God bless and here comes my vote. Cheers !

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Such a beautiful shot and a forever keepsake.

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (31 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful... a keepsake for sure... love it!

  • Pierre Francoz

    Pierre Francoz gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    gorgeous shot :P

  • Karen Ilagan

    Karen Ilagan said (1 Nov 2008):

    Thank you, everyone - i truly appreciate it!

  • Kaia Riane Calhoun

    Kaia Riane Calhoun said (3 Nov 2008):


  • Clare Wise de Wet

    Clare Wise de Wet gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    What a lovely photo! B&W suits it perfectly.

  • Tammy Rice

    Tammy Rice gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    amazing photo!

  • Karen Ilagan

    Karen Ilagan said (5 Nov 2008):

    thank you so much everyone :-)

  • Alan Valek

    Alan Valek said (6 Nov 2008):

    Man, that is a great, great photo. Really nice.

  • Teri Martin

    Teri Martin said (6 Nov 2008):


  • Marylou Malicdem

    Marylou Malicdem gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    exquisite X )

  • Marylou Malicdem

    Marylou Malicdem gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    exquisite X )

  • Wiktor Figiel

    Wiktor Figiel (Deleted) said (8 Nov 2008):

    what can I add more... simple fantastic

  • Clavzbelle

    Clavzbelle (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Nice.This photo rocks!

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    so precious! I love the idea!

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Superb!! What a glorious moment and image! Bravo!!

  • gachassin olivier

    gachassin olivier gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    I love it. Superb!

  • Stephanie Lister

    Stephanie Lister said (28 Nov 2008):

    not very original... seen this before with child's hands in adults hands with same black and white quality...

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful, I have Not seen this photo before! Great lighting and composition.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    What a beautiful entry and such the precious capture! + vote

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Hands over hands over hands. You got my vote!

  • hrvoje busic

    hrvoje busic gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    voted, great shot

  • Jason Stern

    Jason Stern gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    great idea and shot!

  • Tijana Cvjetićanin

    Tijana Cvjetićanin said (14 Dec 2008):

    what an excellent idea, and such a perfect image!

  • Karen Ilagan

    Karen Ilagan said (18 Dec 2008):

    Thank you so much, everyone :-) I really appreciate your feedback. This photo means a lot to me and it was inspired by my family.

  • cstarr

    cstarr (Deleted) said (22 Dec 2008):

    people are always taking shots of little hands in big hands, but ive never seen it done with 3 sets of hands...and done nicely at that. great work. A+

  • Aaron Taves

    Aaron Taves said (28 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful use of scale and symetry in this shot

  • Markus Jentes

    Markus Jentes (Deleted) gave props (5 Jan 2009):

    Powerful! Just brilliant!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (19 Jan 2009):


  • Bethany Crawford

    Bethany Crawford said (26 Jan 2009):

    I am in awe. This is beautiful!!

  • Chelsea Striemer

    Chelsea Striemer (Deleted) said (19 Feb 2009):

    the way you captured this shot...
    leaves me feeling satisfied.
    usually with 'hand pictures', i am disappointed and uninterested...
    this is phenomenal.

  • Mark Dimalanta

    Mark Dimalanta said (30 Mar 2009):

    very original! love it.

  • Lauren Whitney

    Lauren Whitney gave props (15 May 2009):

    Stunning! I LOVE it!

  • Marek Glinka

    Marek Glinka gave props (30 Jun 2009):


  • Patricio Fontes

    Patricio Fontes (Deleted) said (17 Jul 2009):


  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    Realy great shot.

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (11 Aug 2009):

    Very good!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (5 Sep 2009):


  • Janos Nezo

    Janos Nezo gave props (10 Sep 2009):


  • Alissa Binder

    Alissa Binder said (9 Oct 2009):

    beautiful image and concept.

  • rey oraa

    rey oraa said (11 Oct 2009):

    wow! very nice photo!

  • Olive dela Victoria

    Olive dela Victoria gave props (16 Sep 2010):


  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    Incredibly beautiful!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Nov 2013):

    Congrats on inspiring JPG's With These Two Hands photo challenge!

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