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henna hands
henna hands
Alicia


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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM II
Location: Phoenix AZ
Date: Jan 19, 2008
Galleries: Traditional Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2008

Viewed: 14570
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

These are my hands painted with henna. This is done to mark a transition and for healing. In India, brides have their hands and soles of feet painted with henna for their wedding.

I have a friend who is a henna tattoo artist. He has done my hands before.

Let me tell you this - it's a real trip to take a photo of your hands. There are focus issues and framing issues. I took about 20 photos where my fingertips were cut off.

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05/01/2008 08:56:01 PM
Just gorgeous!!!!! Love the tonal range, the composition, the subject, everything! :)
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04/07/2008 08:29:40 PM
Beautiful, the sepia tones work well for this.
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01/27/2008 12:44:29 PM
Great art work.
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01/27/2008 12:31:27 PM
The more I sit and look at this, the more the design seems to be floating above the skin. I really like that effect.
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01/27/2008 09:56:28 AM
I've heard of this, but I've never seen it "up close and personal". The bracelets go well with your hands, too. Thanks for sharing.
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01/27/2008 02:56:24 AM
Wow this is strikingly beautiful!! The detail of your bracelets blends right into the gorgeous henna tattooing!! This is awesome and very cool!!!
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01/26/2008 07:12:52 PM
OMG-Alicia, I want to transition & be healed , I'll be right over !!!
Very up-lifting image...
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01/26/2008 04:56:14 PM
Very nice indeed!! and the composition is very good after all your effort.
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01/26/2008 04:09:33 PM
Lovely! I find that really interesting.
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01/26/2008 12:06:06 PM
At first I thought they were really cool gardening gloves! Great job, I bet it is hard taking a picture of your own hands!
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01/26/2008 09:42:39 AM
Henna body art is so interesting. The color processing fits it perfectly I think.
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01/25/2008 11:46:59 PM
I am happy to see that you have reattached your finger tips. Beautiful henna tattoos. Beautiful shot with the fabric and textures as well. That's quite the armor on your wrists as well. Looks great!
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01/25/2008 08:29:22 PM
that's really cool. i've always wanted to have that done. you did a good job taking the photo hands free. it looks in focus to me.
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01/25/2008 07:54:51 PM
Definitely need the fingertips to show off the full quality of the artwork. Really intricate stuff. Your friend is talented, and you did just fine with the photography (we would never have known about you cutting off your fingertips if you hadn't told us!).
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01/25/2008 07:48:47 PM
I think the intricate work is beautiful.
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