Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands (Photos from the “Children of the Waves” Series)

“Double Strength” (Holding Back the Wave) – Copyright Anne M. Freeman, from the “Children of the Waves” Series (paintography).

HANDS have strength.  They help us hold back, hold up, hold on.  Hands give us the power to try against all odds.  Hands have strength.

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“Ballerina” – Copyright Anne M. Freeman, from the “Children of the Waves” Series (paintography).

HANDS have grace.  They point, lead, draw, paint, press, write, express.  Hands help us rise above the chaos and bring order, rhyme and reason to life.  Hands have grace.

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“Consultation” – Copyright Anne M. Freeman, from the “Children of the Waves” Series (paintography).

HANDS are industrious.  They help us dig, build, drive, fly, text, post, ride, work, and recreate.  They help us create communities and countries.  Hands are industrious.

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“Victory” – Copyright Anne M. Freeman, from the “Children of the Waves” Series (paintography).

HANDS are competitive.  They help us climb, reach, stretch, pull, push, paddle, sail, swing, celebrate, and try again.  They help us reach for and meet our goals.  Hands are competitive.

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“Pops” – Copyright Anne M. Freeman, from the “Children of the Waves” Series (paintography).

HANDS are loving.  They help us touch, stroke, tease, tickle, hold, lift, lay, wash, rub, and sometimes bleed.  They help us create families, pairs, friends, and faith.  Hands are loving.

HANDS are many things.   They help make us human.

~Anne

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Some other takes on Hands:

http://rightinfrontofme.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/wordpress-photo-challenge-hands/

http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com/

http://crazytennismom.com/2012/05/21/weekly-photo-challenge-hands/

 

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36 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands (Photos from the “Children of the Waves” Series)

    • It is one digital darkroom technique that would fall under the umbrella of paintography, which really just means using digital darkroom techniques to alter the photo to make it look more like paintings or drawings or other artistic techniques.

      Thanks!

      ~Anne

    • Paintography is a general term from digital manipulations that make the photos look more like paintings. I like the word – descriptive. Thanks, I glad you enjoyed the photos.

      ~Anne

  1. It is nice to see others who like to experiment, especially with good results… Great pictures, and thank you for your comments on my site.. always welcome..

  2. Anne,
    The paintography is a cool look. I really like the first photo for the topic the way the boys have their hands out as if they could stop the waves…:-)

  3. They all are very lovely pictures and I love your creative works to the pictures. I like the first and the last one the most. 🙂

      • The tale says that King Canute put his throne by the sea shore and commanded the tide to halt. Needless to say, it did not work.
        The arms of the children reminded me of the King’s attempt to command the sea.
        It’s an old tale that I had forgotten, so thanks for bringing back the memory.

  4. I love the very first image – I remember being that age and trying to hold back the waves… then shouting with glee when they tossed us around and we bobbed in the surf. Great memories!

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