Hope by Hena Tayeb

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This was a fun picture to take and I took several pictures before I got this one perfect, where the flame was infact a flame and not a blur or a streak, where the fingers were visible, where the surrounding balck was as black as it could be. Now I didn’t want the house to catch on fire so we set this shot up in the bathroom sans towels. My brother sat with a box of matches and I with my camera, he would strike a match and hold it steady while i took the shot. Match after match was stu=ruck, some burned to fast making him drop it while others hardly burned at all. But often it’s the time you put into a shot that makes it all the more important to you. It was a shot I shared with my brother that makes it all the more special.


close, dark, fingers, fire, hand, light, match, nail, sepia


  • franzi
    franziover 6 years ago

    love this! very touching, well done:)

  • thank you so much

    – Hena Tayeb

  • pjm123
    pjm123over 6 years ago

    nice work, like the message

  • Boban
    Bobanabout 6 years ago

    Excellent ………………….. B.

  • thanks

    – Hena Tayeb

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearcealmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Hena Tayeb

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 6 years ago

    Beautifully captured; nice contrast!

  • thanks and thanks for the favoriting

    – Hena Tayeb

  • bchrisdesigns
    bchrisdesignsalmost 6 years ago

    this reminds me of the story of the little match girl. great treatment!!!!

  • thank you

    – Hena Tayeb

  • sendhu
    sendhuover 5 years ago

    Inspiring. I would surely try different versions of it. But I would dedicate it to my inspiring tutor. Great head.

  • thank you very much. it reminds me of just how wonderfully patient my brother was/is for doing this for me..

    – Hena Tayeb

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 25th Sept., 2012……Shirley

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