Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Study of Hands

I don't know if the proper term for the appendages on the ends of the arms of Apes is "Hands" but to me they are hands and very interesting at that.

Two things that truly amaze me when I observe apes...their eyes and their hands. I often feel I am looking back through time at myself. The hands reflect a life ...weathered and cracked...of hard , determined work. Much like my hands with the five digits but yet so different. My hands tell of a sheltered life compared to these.

Hands can tell one so much about their owner.



...... Bobbi said...

I love the study of hands, Dan! I've missed visiting you blog so much, but since Momma died in May, my life has been turned upside down. I'm slowing going back to read the archieves of my favorite blog (you have been my first).

Because your photos strike my muse into high gear, I'm hopeing it will help. Most of my writing over the past two months and has been very drk nd not wort posting. I'm getting better and I'm looking to you for inspiration.

Also, here is the link to one of my dad's old trcks:

China said...

Before I read your prose, the first thought that entered my head upon seeing the hands was "ancient farmer".

Sunny said...

What a wonderful study of hands. They look like they have had a hard life and could use a little 'Corn Husker's Lotion'.
Your pictures are really amazing.
☼ Sunny

Dan Felstead said...

Bobbi...I am glad I can inspire you...that is a real honor for me to do so! I need to catch up on your blog as well...I don't know where this summer went!

Hopefully now you can begin to put the death and the fire behind just takes time!

By the way I am reading (actually audible) a great book...such descriptive language..."Folly"...I think you would enjoy it.


Dan Felstead said... a way you are correct! Very insightful. Thanks for visiting!


Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny...yes corn huskers lotion is definitely in order here!


Mersad said...

I love these shots. They remind me of the BBC Series "Life". In the last episode they showed Primates and the way they craft and work. It's truly fascinating.

Dan Felstead said...

Mersad...I saw that series and I was fascinating and the photography was gorgeous.