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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: My kitchen in Lansing, Mi.
Date: Jan 3, 2006
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Black and White, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

Basic concept shot. I'm hoping people see that the hands are framing the card in a shape of a spade. It seems obvious to me, but we shall see with the voters :-) I thought it a cool idea.

I am kind of frustrated with the shadow on the card, but I think it gives a little more depth than other versions I shot. Used a black pillow case for the background, my 2 clamp lights, and shop lights bounced off of white foam boards, my typical mickey mouse set up :-P Shooting was a pain! Those are my hands, and I was set up on my kitchen floor. Because I had the camera on the tripod pointing straight down, I had to lay on the floor quickly and place my hands while the timer was ticking. With the tripod legs so close, and in the corner (to support the foam boards) and the shop light legs and light cords all over, this was tricky to quickly get up and down. It took a LOT of shots to get my hands right. So I definitely got my exercise this morning! :-P It was like doing a bunch of squat thrusts or something, hehehe

In ps- cropped, auto levels adj, usm, tritone, levels adj, curves adj, resized and added border.

Thanks for checking out my pic :-)

Statistics
Place: 190 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.2155
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.0621
Avg (non-participants): 5.3768
Views since voting: 585
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 283
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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01/10/2006 09:19:07 PM
The part of your hand in the foreground seems to be a little fuzzy, but this is an original idea. Good use of b&w.
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01/08/2006 10:54:16 PM
love the way the handsmake a "spade". nice idea. color looks a little flat to me.
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01/08/2006 07:03:03 PM
It took me a second look to realize the hands are mimicking the spade shape. The hands are just off center to the card (to be nit picky), but bumping up a point after my second, longer look.
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01/07/2006 01:45:16 PM
Interesting concept. the exposure of the card is dark and the hands are maybe a tad to light. Especially the left. I like it.
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01/05/2006 05:18:11 PM
niiice idea
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01/05/2006 01:45:28 PM
Nice echoing of the shape. Clever and interesting idea.
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01/04/2006 02:58:11 PM
I like the idea. but where are lights, intrigue and dramatic shadows? 6 instead of 9
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01/04/2006 10:38:05 AM
Pretty darn clever. 9 for you.
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01/04/2006 07:10:09 AM
nice!
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