In the Autumn Digital Image Competition – images with a theme of ‘”Hands” were entered with two entries per member. As per the previous season’s similar competitions, certificates were awarded for 1st place (Gold), 2nd place (Silver), 3rd place (Bronze), Highly Commended and Commended images.
The hand that paints
In the covered market in Saint John New Brunswick this lady was watching her stall and painting at the same time.
… Another hand doing something , I think that this sort of adds a little bit more to the image
… I like the fact that you’ve only included part of the lady , that doesn’t matter and we can see that there is enough there to know what she is doing , the hand is coming into the central area to put paint on her brush , there is some interesting writing on the image
… I think for me I find this image just a little bit cluttered and I did wonder whether if it was cropped jut to home in a little bit more on the brush and the hand, just to give the hand a little bit more impact
.. I don’t mind the fact that she is cut off – that doesn’t bother me
… it is quite interesting that some of these things stood out on my computer screen but it doesn’t stand out on the screen
… for me it is just a little bit cluttered , I would have cropped it down a bit to put more emphasis on the hand
The hand that rocks
As Sky Princess returned to Southampton one of the evening concerts was from ex-ELO lead singer Neil Lockwood. This was another opportunity for me to shoot with my 85mm lens on my R5.
… composition wise I like the way in which you’ve captured the musician and the angle particularly of the guitar , plus you have a nice black background and with the lights there this makes a lovely triangle which give the image a nice balance
… [about] the hands, I probably would have liked to have seen them a little bit bigger in the image, whether cropping slightly differently maybe would have made them slightly bigger
… I would have liked to have seen a little bit more emphasis on the hands
… but otherwise it is another good image, and I love the expression on the musician’s face and the lighting particularly on his face and head scarf thing that he is wearing , that works well
The original images
“The hand rocks”:
Due to time pressures just like my other entry this image received very little processing. The original image came off my backup CFExpress card which I use to save small JPG images. The camera was set to save JPGs as in-camera mono.
ISO 100 f/2.8 -2.7 stop 85mm 1/100 sec
“The hand that paints”:
ISO 100 f/1.8 -0.3 stop 50 mm 1/125 sec