Here’s the same detail from yesterday’s photo, but set on the horizontal — where it begins to make more sense. As a detail, I like it better oriented vertically. I also think it would be more striking in black and white.
Here is the original photo.
I was surprised by the suggestion in comments that the detail had an O’Keefe quality to it because what I saw was not se*ual in nature at all, but spiritual. I saw praying hands that seemed to be embraced by the reflection of something almost invisible, yet clearly in the likeness of the petitioner –something felt, but not quite seen.
And that is the nature of art and the eye of the beholder.
Little stories are hidden in the details of nearly every photograph — stories that are often missed because we tend to take in the image not in detail, but in whole. As well, there are little stories in the details of your life, hidden within the larger context of your life. If you will just look.
I challenge you to take some time this week to look for the stories hiding in the details of your photos and your life.