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Hands of the Trade
Hands of the Trade

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Body Parts II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX DG Aspherical HSM for Nikon
Location: Home Studio
Date: Apr 4, 2008
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2008

A great photo that I saw awhile back that I desperately wanted to recreate and see what everyone on this site would think about it.

Basic editing here:
Warm Tone,
and Resized.

Nothing to it really. I really like the golden hue to it, regardless of what comments I may recieve. It made the hands look very dirty and hard working. I really do hope that at least some of you enjoy this photo. Kind of reminds me of the Art in Art icon.

Place: 73 out of 156
Avg (all users): 5.6289
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5469
Avg (non-participants): 5.6692
Views since voting: 918
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 194
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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04/14/2008 01:20:20 PM
Nice shot Lars, kinda looks like my hands the day before I got married, everyone was worried I could not get them clean in time, not sure why they all worried so much.
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04/14/2008 02:15:10 AM
nice glow, almost looks like a duotone. expressive pose and the dof is perfect!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2008 10:53:17 AM
The justaposition of the hardened hands displayed in a soft manner is interesting, however, for me, I lose the story. Don't stop attempting these shots, because I am only one person.
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04/10/2008 08:41:13 PM
It seems that everybody has dirty hands these days. No wonder we catch so many colds.
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04/09/2008 11:12:56 PM
Nice image - Like the composition
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04/07/2008 10:21:16 AM
I like the contrast on the hands. Very good!
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04/07/2008 12:05:33 AM
great tones, love the depth of field and the hand at the back out of focus, as well as the black 8
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