Tag Archive | Photography

HANDS AND THEIR STORIES – PHOTO THEME CHALLENGE

H for Hands

It is said that one’s hands can tell tales about the owner, from details of their background to character, health, relationship bliss, future, and fortune. Therefore, it’s no wonder that hands are fascinating appendages of human structure that’s worth admiring and photographing.

For the H letter of the photo theme challenge, it was a tussle between doing photos for History or Hands. I love history and I am one of those who haunts museums and soaks up stories of long past history, but I settled for Hands in this case.

Close-up portraits of body parts can be magnificent. They can also have a meaning and send a strong message. Such photographic portraits imply which sex the part belongs to, the possible age of the owner, their social condition, and a lot of other things. Our body parts portraits reveal many details than one would be tempted to believe.

Photographing The Hands

While photographing these hands, my main interest is to tell the person’s story. For example, the first photo is the cobbler that I pass by occasionally. His hands were always busy repairing shoes and I wanted to take shots of them whilst he worked.

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The second photo is a perfumer at work. She makes fragrance from natural ingredients and always had some henna painting on her hands. I wanted to capture her painted hands as she worked and filled the bottles.

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Tips & Recommendations for photographing hands: read more…

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Entwining – Mundane Monday Challenge

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

Entwining, Flower, Photograph

Curl around me, my sweetheart and wrap your tendrils around my torso.

Let the bright blossoms of your bloom and the honeysuckle of your breath

refresh my sturdy stance.

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Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Through The Glass…

Perspective is what transforms a photo that would otherwise look ordinary, to an image interesting enough to spare several looks.

Sometimes, it’s just playing around with angles and lighting that does the trick.

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For little tips on photography, you can check out my blog, The Art of Beautiful Expressions. 

The Beauty of Illumination…

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

Lamp sheds, Light, Night, Illuminated

Lighting sets the mood of the room and this photo says different things to me

Its ambiance speaks of soft jazz, hushed tones and quiet laughter, of romance and dark shadows, of hidden secrets and open discovery.

In the darkness of the deep, little illuminations of light show the rich beauty of your soul – Jacqueline

Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links.

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‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Do step in and show some love.

Enough! Take off the gloves. The conclusion of this post says a lot:

We must stand up for America and allow our system of laws and governance to work as intended or our nation will perish.

Sometimes when we are fighting amongst ourselves, do we fight objectively or subjectively?

Breakfast joy Give me a blueberry muffin, toss in a cup of hot chocolate any day and I’ll be your ears 🙂

Wonderfully made A simple, sweet post and here’s my thought below:

I think in our human eye’s we try to limit God and his capabilities, which is where we fall woefully short. Even before I was born, he knew me – every atom of me 🙂

Fraud alert Feeling like a fraud is an emotion that I know too well.

Dead Sea Galilee If you are in Suze’s position, how would you answer Steven’s question that prompted this post?

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

Comments are disabled here to keep the loop tidy. Any comments or link you want to send can be added through the link in the post.

Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.

Jacqueline

Life in the Baguettes…



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It’s the start of the weekend here and I just grabbed a fresh batch of baguettes.

My love for fresh baguettes grew from younger days of living in France.

There’s something simply mouth-watering about the fresh smell of baked baguettes/bread floating out of the windows of the local boulangerie.

Some say it’s the bewitching magic of yeast.

I also believe that my people-watching days started from this time back in the days when I would sit and nurse a cup of hot cocoa and a fresh sandwich of choice.

I am feeling nostalgic.

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