Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day 326: Give Me Hand

Another rerun from January. Last January, though, there was snow on the ground. And this time, I used a tripod. Amazing how much more sharpness you can get when you use a tripod! I noticed that behind this hand are some Christmas lights. . . I may have to head back to this area when the lights are on, although it may creep me out a bit to be in this alley in the dark. Just to the right of the photo is a sign which proclaims this to be the "alley of love."



Tonight in my book club, we're discussing one of the most disturbing books I've ever read: A Long Way Gone:Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah. This is the true story of Ishmael, a boy caught in the civil war of Sierra Leone at the age of 12. He becomes an involuntary soldier in the army and recounts details of his desperation, hunger, and violence in the war.

6 comments:

Reds said...

That is such an awesome sculpture!!

Margaret said...

That hand is awesome!

That sounds like a very intense book your book club is reading.

Carol said...

I love the close-up of the hand, it really draws the eyes in.

I actually started reading again after your tag. Onto my second book now.

Mandy said...

What a great sculpture Angela. I am a civil war buff and have read so much about the young kids in the camps during the war. Its so scary...makes me thankful that we live in the times we do.

pat said...

Love that hand! I can see me getting in to get abstract detail shots... How cool! That book sounds interesting, and unsettling. I'll have to look for it.

Bobbi said...

Wow that is a cool shot! I know what you are saying about the tripod...I am just too lazy to carry one around ;)