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Challenge: Bones (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Aug 13, 2018
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2018

Both of my hands... after I painted. Used a timed shutter since no one was here to push the button or model with the paintbrush.

Could not see the viewfinder or the focus until I went back to the camera after the shots.

I have a pretty manicure on the other side that I didn't want to mess up... hence the oddness which I find kinda fun. :D

Plus, my palm doesn't look as incredibly old as the top of my hand. *sigh*

I had the idea of painting the bones, since all of mine are currently covered with a large layer of fat, a couple of muscles, and some skin.

So, I googled the layout and painted it onto my hand... thinking that I'd figure out what to do after that.

Well, I could have at LEAST set up the tripod and camera before I painted, right?!


*sigh again*

Anyway, I had painted the bones, set up the camera and tripod (*sigh yet one more time*), and then... nothing.


Nothing came to me.


I stuck my bony ("boney"??) hand underneath my camera so many times... in so many ways... and nothing.

Nothing was anything even a tiny bit interesting.

Then, I thought how creepy, cool, and weird it would be with jewelry on... backwards.

So... shot that a billion times.

Still... nothing.

So I added the paintbrush and my other hand.

I like it okay.

I wish I'd been spilling pills, or candy, or something into my bony hand... but here we are, and I'm entered.

Oh wait! I just (HOURS later) rotated it to vertical instead of horizontal as I shot it. I love it now!


I can't wait to see what you came up with for a "Bones" challenge! Should be fun!

P.S. All of you people who know stuff about how the body looks under skin... don't you EVEN start with me. Ha!

I stipulate that I know nothing about it. I see now that the long bones should have been shorter and the next bones on the fingers should have been longer. Darnsies.


And... Yes. My index finger does sway a bit.

The other one does it even more.

*sigh... yet one more time*


Place: 3 out of 34
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08/25/2018 06:30:57 PM
Nice photo, congrats on the yellow. And pretty cool back story behind the photo. I always love reading the back stories and details of someone's photo.
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08/23/2018 10:54:04 PM
Go Captain!!! You are SO clever.
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08/23/2018 03:42:17 PM
Love your work, Lydia.
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08/22/2018 02:12:19 PM
Congrats Roz on your Yellow. What a brilliant idea and well done.
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08/22/2018 10:50:45 AM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon very well done and excellent idea.
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08/22/2018 02:04:38 AM
Congratulations on 3rd, Lydia! Very creative and well done.
ps: That looks nothing like a hand with the skin peeled away. I'll show you pics if you want...
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08/22/2018 12:21:12 AM
Nicely done, Lydia. Excellent idea well executed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2018 08:17:24 PM
Very creative and well done. Top 3.
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08/17/2018 07:00:15 PM
In my top 2.
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08/17/2018 12:57:31 AM
Fabulous take on this challenge,. Love that you actually got different colours in the bones and shade of shadows/light/darkness. Very creative!
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