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Palm Readers Delight
Palm Readers Delight
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: High Wycombe, UK
Date: Sep 4, 2005
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2005

The 'branching' of lines on a person's palm.

Many thanks to Ayesha for loan of her hands for the photo. ;)

Statistics
Place: 280 out of 432
Avg (all users): 4.8213
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 4.7286
Avg (non-participants): 4.9073
Views since voting: 559
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 291
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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09/20/2005 10:56:27 PM
Greetings from the Critique CLub
I very much like the composition of your image. The classic triangle shape is almost always a winner, and your image shows why. The viewer keeps within the picture, wandering back and forth. It might have helped if you could have avoided the slight distraction in the right top background. Or, add more interest in the background by repeating the softness in another area.

You have received comments from several respected members of the DPC community suggesting that the hands be in sharp focus. I agree. This is a great advertisement for "bracketing". Look at your image at a higher aperture and see if it's better. Another suggestion would be to try this very nicely composed image at a higher number aperture, with slightly more light on the hands - and if you have it, a tripod to help you get it sharp. If ripod, bracing the camera on something would work.

I'll look forward to seeing more of your work on DPC.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 12:33:02 PM
focus and work on getting the texture of the hands
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2005 05:19:53 AM
Great change of pace!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2005 09:27:36 PM
Ahhh ... a free thinker! Stay free.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2005 01:15:21 AM
Original shot. Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2005 11:35:44 AM
Underexposed, and doesn't focus on the lines of the palm without the title telling you what's going on.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2005 02:38:50 PM
Seems a tad out of focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2005 04:56:43 PM
Don't get it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2005 01:13:55 PM
needs to be sharper
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 10:10:08 PM
I like your concept of "branch". I find the object (shoe?) in the lower right a bit distracting, but otherwise well executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 09:36:42 PM
I think youre pushing it a bit to call fingers branches of the hand. I like thsoft focus and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 08:12:43 PM
Very original. I wonder if anyone else has a picture like this. I ike the black and white effect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 05:56:53 PM
The image begs us to concentrate on the lines and details of the hands, but unfortunately they are not in sharp enough focus for us to do so. It's a good composition, other than the slight distraction in the top right corner and I like the use of black and white. Great effort.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 04:36:40 PM
Needs more focus, but great idea.
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09/07/2005 03:53:32 PM
Picture is interesting but at first glance I would pass it by due to low contrast and softness. Fear you will get bad scores with the average voter. However, since the 'point' of the image is the lines in the hand it might be better if the image were a little more contrasty or less soft. Good comp, crop, DOF and POV. 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 12:22:51 AM
I like the idea of this very much, but it lacks the detail in the hand. Maybe zoom in a little more on a single hand and up the contrast and make sure the focus is ultra sharp.
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