My Mother's Hat

Posted by Elaine Hancock (Rockville, United States) on 29 September 2016 in People & Portrait.

When my sister and I were cleaning out my parent's house in 2013, we found this old suitcase filled with hats that my mother used to wear. My sister was trying them on and I took this picture. She would kill me if she knew I posted it here!

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2016 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un superbe " bibi " !........
Ce chapeau lui va très bien, joli portrait. )
J'espère que toi tu vas bien ? Amitiés. )

29 Sep 2016 5:50am

Frances from Boston, United States

I have to say Elaine, that I really like this portrait in B/W. I, think that the hat is wonderful and reminds me of hats my mother wore. Superb image.

29 Sep 2016 8:05am

@Frances: My sister reminds me of my mother in that hat!

jean pierre a from France

chouette "galure"!! amitiés

29 Sep 2016 10:41am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely hat..
No Elaine..I don't think your sister has any homicidal tendencies :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

29 Sep 2016 11:48am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It's a lovely portrait Elaine.... I love the partial smile and the mood she portrays. It works well in b/w also. Very nice!

29 Sep 2016 2:13pm

@Carol: In this picture my sister reminds me a lot of my mother.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

It must have been a good time for you and your sister to see all of these hats and reminisce about the years gone by. A great smile captured of your sister!!

29 Sep 2016 4:35pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely portrait!

29 Sep 2016 5:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I see the resemblance between you and your sister. I think this is a lovely portrait!

29 Sep 2016 6:00pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

nice photo

29 Sep 2016 8:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


30 Sep 2016 12:22am


Nikon COOLPIX S8200
1/6 second
ISO 200
78 mm (35mm equiv.)


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