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By hobbo
My lovely wife was once a beauty queen, a real in her early 80s she is very reluctant to have her portrait taken.
But this evening whilst I was testing what one of my vintage lenses could do, she agreed that I could photograph her hands.

Time can be cruel, and the camera all too honest.... this is what it saw.... a pair of once beautifully soft young hands now ravaged by hard work and age.

The lens ?

A Meyer Optik Gorlitz Lydith. F3.5-70mm

It has done a remarkable, all too honest job.


Tags: Hands Black and white VINTAGE LENSES

Voters: suvarc, AlfieK, iNKFIEND and 26 more

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AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 7:51PM
I think “ravaged” is the wrong word - they are hands that have history, they have worked, cared, loved, played, the list goes on. A beautiful photograph.
SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
27 Jun 2020 8:05PM
They're obviously very delicate, elegant and expressive hands. What a wonderful picture.
bluesandtwos 11 525 1 England
27 Jun 2020 8:16PM
Hands that have experienced a life. I, too, think ravaged may not be the best word! Smile

'Take kindly to the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth'

A great picture, one to be proud of.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
27 Jun 2020 8:29PM
One model told me that she earned every crease in her face with a smile.

Hands are so expressive: and while the looks may not be perfect, the delicacy and sensitivity are still there, and the skill. There is a beauty in a life well-lived, and in being the person with the experience and the memories.
LauraBeans 15 32 Scotland
27 Jun 2020 9:36PM
This is such a touching image. Very beautiful.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
27 Jun 2020 9:46PM
Expressive indeed !!!!
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
28 Jun 2020 12:13AM
A beautiful picture of still elegant hands, with a lifetime's stories to tell.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Jun 2020 9:51AM
Must be all that washing up!!!...long, sinuous, delicate hands... beautiful 😁
hobbo Plus
10 1.7k 4 England
30 Jun 2020 3:28AM
A HUGE Thank You for the awards and very positive response to this post.... all very much appreciated.


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