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Challenge: Hands (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Tele-Macro for Canon
Location: Florida
Date: Mar 17, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2006

crop; b/w conversion; gamma adjustment; despeckle; clarified; bordered; neat imaged; resize

I was going to do the Low Key Challenge instead, but I just KNEW there would be all kinds of delicious statuesque buildings and such, and I just couldn't compete with that. Not with basic editing anyway. I took a shot of the court house and a memorial, but they all came out wrong. I forgot my tripod, and it was just a mess of distractions and blur. So it came to be where I entered this candid shot. I love the details. Hope you like it as well.

Place: 15 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.2027
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.0256
Avg (non-participants): 6.2986
Views since voting: 1469
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 222
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/11/2006 04:21:24 PM
Wonderful. I keep staring at his beautiful face with so much expression on it.
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03/31/2006 12:23:45 PM
Thank you graphicfunk! As always, you are a peach for recognizing how far I have come since being here! Fifteenth place is a very happy place for me to be with so many entries. I am very proud! Thanks!!
03/31/2006 12:50:45 AM
the areas in shade are too dark. The fingers in the lighter area appear to be over-sharpened. While you did capture expression, making this a nice emotive study, it could have been improved with better contrast too.
03/29/2006 01:35:39 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this nice character study.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2006 10:12:43 PM
Great composition, love the B&W.
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03/28/2006 01:31:41 AM
very nice textures, the slackening of skin in both hands and face is well rendered here. I don't think the title helps you because I see less fretting than deliberation in his face, and your title tells me something I don't see. Great DOF and the slide of tones across the frame really centers the eye on the facial features and the hamds. Is this John's? It has his quality, ought to ribbon.
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03/27/2006 01:20:00 AM
You have captured the emotion and feelings of this gentleman...Well done.....
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03/24/2006 02:18:20 PM
Nice capture full of character. Nice duotone choice, but overall image feels too dark - please consider adjustment to brighter levels.
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03/23/2006 07:16:39 PM
looks like my gpa
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03/22/2006 08:09:43 PM
great shot! 10
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03/22/2006 07:13:13 PM
AWESOME! Really a piece of art. I am incredibly moved by the texture and composition of this photo. The borders add to the photo and make it a print worth hanging on the wall. GREAT JOB!!
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03/22/2006 06:03:52 PM
Beautiful composition
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03/22/2006 05:38:29 PM
hands of history
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03/22/2006 03:02:18 PM
Very nice shot. Good choice to go b&W. Nice DOF.
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03/22/2006 01:03:24 PM
Beautiful shot! Love the look and B&W ! 9
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03/22/2006 06:42:38 AM
beautiful face... the hands are a little dark perhaps?
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03/22/2006 12:30:59 AM
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