Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Retirement Home Bingo!


Today one of my former photography students, Shelly Shook, has graciously offered to be my guest photographer. Shelly took this great shot while watching her mom and friends play a "cutthroat" game of Bingo! Everyone in the class agreed that this was one of Shelly's best photographs.

Today I am pleased to be a guest photographer as well. Richard Nahem asked me to be his guest on his Eye Prefer Paris blog. Have a look!

I will be offering another series of "From Snapshots to Photographs" , a five week photography course for amateur photographers, beginning September 13th from
6-8 pm. Contact me for more information.

25 comments:

Petrea said...

Great shot, Shelly!.

Now hang on, I was just over at Eye Prefer Paris. I'll go back and see if I see you.

Petrea said...

Perhaps I'm too early.

TheChieftess said...

Very nice shot Shelly!!! Love the hands...

I couldn't link to Eye Prefer Paris...doesn't seem to be working...

Olivier said...

BINGO !!!!!!! Yes j'ai gagné...cela rappelle les soirées dans mon village du lot, certains samedi soir à la salle des fêtes.

jb said...

That'd be you at the top...?

Bibi said...

Bravo, bravo to Shelly for this superb shot that says so much.

Jim Klenke said...

That looks like fun. I have a grandma who plays at her retirement complex. They win things like pot holders and cookbooks.

B SQUARED said...

I used to have a pet, and Bingo was his name.

Rob said...

BINGO! Excellent photo, Shelly.

Daryl said...

Well done, Shelly! And thanks for the memory jolt .. my mom and her pals played bingo every so often it was more of a socializing evening than a cut throat one ..

Halcyon said...

I think Bingo is one of the most mindless games ever invented. :)

But this is a nice shot. I love the colors and the hands. Very nice shot Shelly!

JM said...
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JM said...

The hands are what I most like here. Wonderfully composed shot!

Thérèse said...

A great shot Shelly and I love how you captured the details of the neat manicured nails!

Leif Hagen said...

What a great photo! I guess Estelle, Gloria, Francine and Mavis are having a fun time!

Ken Mac said...

hands

Virginia said...

KM.
Exactly. That's what this is all about isn't it. Well that and about the lives these lovely ladies have led.
I knew you'd get it.
V

Ken Mac said...

my mom has these same hands, so I surely get it. :( That's life. Thanks V

Virginia said...

I knew that and I thank you for your comments and friendship KM. I hope she's doing well.
V

Randy said...

Amazing photo! I love that it's just focused on the cards.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Can't help but love those painted nails.

Judy - So California said...

Oh my gosh! I've got to change my color. Love that photo - great job Shelly. V - loved you photos on Richard's site as well.

claudine said...

Belle photo avec de belles couleurs pour ces joueurs de loto!

Paula said...

B2, you're a card.

V, this is great, I'll bet you can a lot about someone from the way they play bingo.

Nathalie said...

Oh those hands, they have worked and hugged and lived - there would be so many stories to tell I'm sure!

Also a very technically satisfying photo, well done !