Hands are a subject I have been shooting for years, hands at work, hands at play and hands at rest but only recently have I become acutely aware of how my hands can make me sick or keep me healthy! Thanks for the lesson Corona. You can go now!
It was in Jodhpur, India, at an antique furniture restoration company where I came upon four of the workers enjoying an afternoon break, all seated on a wooden bench, which was under the large outstretched ‘arms’ of a giant tree, a tree that offered up some welcomed shade on this very hot Tuesday afternoon. Following a few quick portraits of several of these women, my eyes caught sight of one woman’s hands, hands that felt rich yet humbled, hands crossed, sitting calmly in her lap, and as the breeze would blow through the branches of the large tree, small, narrow, cavern like pockets of light would break through the branches, seeming to dance upon her hands and her purple dress, yes, purple, a color symbolic of royalty, a perfect compliment to these hands that also felt elegant and wise.
Nikon D810, 24-120mm, F/[email protected]/200 sec. 200 ISO, Daylight/Sunny WB