Saturday, August 01, 2009

Handy Shadows


While on vacation last week we visited this place...an art gallery? No, actually we were at The Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the most amazing shadow that I took {and believe me, I took a LOT of shadow pictures!}

These were casts of astronaut's hands. Each astronaut gets a full body cast, to form their suits to them. The hands are the most important cast, as the gloves are made specifically to fit each hand.

I couldn't help but hum that folk song...."Put Your Hand in the Hand" ~ was it from the 70's? Anyway, it was in my mind all day then!!


Enough said {or sung!}, let's give Tracy from Hey Harriet a great big HAND for hosting our favorite meme: Shadow Shot Sunday! Come on along and visit to see what kind of shadows are around this week....!

27 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

You girls did it this week! I absolutely love this shot! I wanted to thank you for getting me hooked on SSS, I enjoy it sooo much!
Marcela

whizkid said...

wow! fantastic shot. the background story makes it so much more interesting!

Tom Hilton said...

Great shot--strange and kind of spooky.

MyMaracas said...

Great find!

I once found in a junk shop a whole set of hand models of various sizes, meant for making rubber gloves. I still regret not buying those, though I haven't a clue what I would have done with them.

Sylvia K said...

Amazing, terrific shot! Different and very interesting I have to say!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

What a very interesting post! And a great shadow shot!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a great shadow shot and very interesting too. Thanks for sharing.
Happy SSS.

Ackworth born said...

ah the shadows that shouldn't have been on the moon

b. said...

love the story!

Blondie's Journal said...

What an incredible photo!! And I never knew about the body casts...how cool to learn something so totally new from a blog!! Thank you both!!

xoxo
Jane

Hot Fudge said...

If you had said these were sculptures which had taken months to make, I would have believed you. It's a stunning shot - and you have taught us a little more about what goes into making up the life of an astronaut!

Sweet Repose said...

How interesting, you can almost read their ages from the look of their hands.

Love the bed below, the good ol' days!

Hey Harriet said...

How cool is that shot!?! A great big hand to you for capturing it. Such an awesome shadowy image. Thanks also for including the background info. I'd be totally clueless otherwise and would never have guessed what it was all about. You sure visit some interesting places :)

Shannon said...

very nice... and clever title to your post as well! I ADORE creative titles!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The star-sailors hold
universes in their hands
gently but firmly.

My Shadow Shots

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a historical shot, ladies? I really can hear the sounds of clapping.

Am trying to stamp my feet and try to shake my booty *LOL

hugs to you both on a sunny Sunday.
xoxo

Chris said...

Very nice SSS. We're giving you "a hand" of applause! (lol)

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh wow what interesting sculptures with such interesting shadow effects too! Thanks for sharign the background too!

Dianne said...

art and science meet in beauty
I love this!!

DaviMack said...

Awesome! I want gloves made to fit MY hands - the pinkie finger and thumb is always too long, tempting me to attempt some tailoring. ;)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Cool beans...love that shot! And the back story!!

Jacqui said...

Very interesting shot - and now I will be singing that song for ages. Ah well - it was a goody.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

That is a really cool shot! I'm not sure when that song came out. Hope you had lots of fun on your vacation:D

Catherine said...

Now that is cool!

Ms. Tee said...

That is so neat that the do the hand/body casts! What a cool photo, too. :)

Ali said...

lovely shadows on the hands, and such an interesting explanation - thank you! :)

A Vintage Mood said...

Very cool!

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