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Saturday Photo Hunt: HAND

October 16th, 2012 (07:00 pm)

current mood: nostalgic

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I'm so out of date! I have neglected the Saturday Photo Hunt for ages. I should be posting for this week's theme, "Empty." But I'm still trying to decide what to use for that one. So I'm looking back at last week's Photo Hunt theme, which was "Hand." I'd been waiting for a chance to post this photo.

For "Hand," I'm going to post four photographs. Normally I would limit myself to one, but these work as a series. You may not see why they work for "Hand" until you examine the last photo closely.

sequence - 02&04

sequence - 05&06

I took these a few years ago, a few weeks before my son's second birthday. We were at my cousin's house for Christmas, and my little boy was fascinated by a very narrow cabinet in her kitchen. He always loved squeezing himself into small, enclosed spaces, and he saw this impossibly cramped space as a great challenge.

I have more of these photos, to document the step-by-step process in more detail, but these four are enough to tell the story. First he inspects the space to determine if it's possible. Then he tries several ways of inserting himself into the space, until he manages to fit himself in. In the final photo, the cabinet door is closed, and all you see is one little hand sneaking around the edge of it, to prove he's in there. Success!

He was so proud of himself.