Hands of Time

© Tony M. Chambers

Hands of Time

Uploaded: April 22, 2009


This photo was made at my Mom's (2nd from right) request. New photo was taken at her 90th Birthday. This is her and her sisters. She wanted them in birth order so I had to move two people in newer photo and exchange heads on two in the older image. Done quickly so image is not perfect but I liked the effect.

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 8.80 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot S2 IS


Linda Proctor April 22, 2009

What a wonderful image Tony! They must be thrilled with this #1117339

Joanne E. Bohenstengel April 22, 2009

What a lovely memory maker this is! How wonderful they could all be together. Joanne #7435403

Naomi Weiser April 23, 2009

the effect is great, hope they loved it! #7437901

Tony M. Chambers April 23, 2009

Thanks for the nice comments, Linda, Joanne and Naomi. The later photo here was made about three years ago. Mom is 93 now and in a nursing home but all of the sisters are still alive. The oldest, Nell, on the far right is about to turn 95. They all are over 80 now. Their mother was almost 102 when she died. Again, many thanks! #7438586

Michelle Alton April 23, 2009

A wonderful creation, Tony. Actually, I'm sitting here shaking because your mother is the precise, exact, identical twin to my grandmother...who lived to a ripe old age in California.
If you're interested, I'll find a photo tonight and send it to you...just send me an email address via the contact link. It is so uncanny! #7439556

David M. Montero April 24, 2009

What a cool idea Tony! A beautiful memory to have. #7445147

Tony M. Chambers April 25, 2009

Many thanks, Michelle and Dave! #7447847

Sharon Sawyer April 26, 2009

Absolutley beautiful, Tony!!! I'm sure your Mom & aunts are all thrilled with this. Very touching. #7450673

Tony M. Chambers April 26, 2009

Thanks for the nice comment, Sharon. I really appreciate it! #7452586

Lana Arcemont level-classic December 24, 2009

Wonderful effect and a lovely memory to have! Merry Christmas! #8245014

Karen Kessler September 28, 2010

Very well done, Tony! Excellent idea & photo (your Mom looks great for 90, too!) #8935820

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