Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

This is an image from our recent trip to the States that I liked before I even took the shot.

I don’t know who the woman is, but there was something that spoke to me about the way she was standing up against the cord barrier, with her hand on the wall.


  1. Rick Diffley · May 22, 2012

    Nice image. So, what was she holding in her left hand? I may have cropped the image more on the right side to show less wall. It may have made your subject matter stand out a little more.


    • David Bennett · May 23, 2012

      Yes, you could be right. It crossed my mind to crop the image, but I felt I needed as much space around her as possible, so that included the wall. I often try to shoot with the subject off-center, but here I wasn’t sure what I wanted to lose, so I centred her.


  2. Imelda · May 22, 2012

    This is a beautiful and emotional photo.


  3. Marion Driessen · May 22, 2012

    Like she was searching for an anchor, to feel grounded. Nice photo.


  4. reb · May 22, 2012

    Yes! That image certainly speaks volumes..


  5. The Retiring Sort · May 22, 2012

    Great capture… there could be so many stories behind this.


  6. holdlifestill365 · May 25, 2012

    i actually really like the crop because it shows her vulnerability. she’s tiny compared to those windows…great feeling with the image


  7. MyBurntOrange · May 28, 2012

    Connecting… that what she looks like, really feeling and connecting


  8. Maria · October 25, 2012

    Studying the tile in the sunlight? Shadows outside the frame? Contemplating passing beyond the velvet rope? I could spend much time studying her, studying whatever. Kudos David, it’s a great shot.


    • David Bennett · October 25, 2012

      She seems to invoke a strong connection – I guess it’s a sign that we all know what it is like to be where she is standing.

      Thanks for the comment about the photo, Maria.


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