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Mom's Hands
Mom's Hands

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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD110
Location: Kenosha, WI
Date: Oct 10, 2004
Aperture: NA
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 0.13 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004

Shot this today just in time to enter. My mom isn’t crazy about her hands. She doesn’t like the spots and the signs of aging. I see them more emotionally… the love, the caring, the tenderness as I was growing up. They’re what I think of first when I think of my mom. For me, they’re her defining feature.

Technical details:
Shot with studio lights
Slow/synchro flash mode
Photo cropped
Converted to BW
Adjusted Brightness/Contrast
Used Dodge tool to lighten portion of shadow on face
Corrected minor facial imperfections with Clone tool
Unsharpen mask applied

Place: 62 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.2732
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2118
Avg (non-participants): 5.3167
Views since voting: 740
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 205
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 02:24:51 PM
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A very nice and tender feel. i would have used a more advantageous position for the left hand. Bumping up on composition and soft lighting.
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10/17/2004 08:07:41 AM
I like the pose you and your model struck here -- it really is a portrait of her hands with her other features much in the background. .. good eye
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10/12/2004 08:03:09 AM
Nice, but it seems slightly oof and a little too dark.
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10/12/2004 02:08:50 AM
sweet, bet shes a great mom.
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