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Let Me Give You a Hand
Let Me Give You a Hand

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Challenge: Puzzled (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Pentax
Date: Feb 24, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec.
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2009

Gimmick entry.

Well, I'm pleasantly surprised with the finish on this one. It's now a new top 5 on my profile, and is up there among my personal favorites.

Some notes:

This was a very last minute entry. I literally drew it and shot it within an hour, only hours before the challenge closed (and only a half-hour before I had to leave the house to go look after a friend's kids). So for it to do well despite that is cool.

I also wish I could have done more with it. I wish I had someone else's hand as a model. I wish I'd have had a proper background. I wish I'd have spent some time making puzzle pieces that I could have pasted on some glass behind my hand to make it look like those pieces were flying off the puzzle on the hand. I wish I had better lighting.

I wish, I wish, I wish.

It is what it is however, and I'm happy with it for what it is.

Place: 22 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.8789
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 5.4615
Avg (non-participants): 6.0960
Views since voting: 1307
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 190
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/04/2009 09:12:36 PM
i voted it a 7. have you seen my 'demented puppeteering clan' entry ?

congrats !

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03/04/2009 01:58:12 AM
Pretty darn clever and nice art skills! You can always go back and make it the way you want, you know. Completely outside of anything for a DPC challenge. Yes, perhaps even just for you! :-) Kinda hope you went wandering about with that on your hand for a few days. Probably got you some puzzled glances.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2009 12:02:15 AM
Creative. Hopefully you didn't use permanent marker.
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03/02/2009 10:05:39 PM
Love your work here. Excellent job.
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03/01/2009 01:18:37 PM
An extra point awarded for the time you will spend scrubbing that off.
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02/27/2009 09:24:58 AM
Wow, that must have taken a long time! Such dedication. I likethe way the final product turned out as well, for the most part. The light bit on the wrist is a little distracting from the overall product.
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02/26/2009 02:26:15 AM
Will that wash off? very unique idea
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02/25/2009 09:27:49 PM
wonderful job! love it.....IMHO I would have crop just a little bit off the bottom of the hand or colored it a bit more.......still a 10 from me!
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02/25/2009 04:15:10 PM
good idea that looks like it needed a lot of patience
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02/25/2009 01:10:07 PM
very creative - love the idea
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02/25/2009 08:00:19 AM
Interesting to say the least...
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02/25/2009 01:08:38 AM
Oh man, what an incredible amount of work. Most intense execution. Top 10, even though I think the thumb area could have used a TINY bit more light, just to define the edges. Great job.
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