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Mr. Hand
Mr. Hand

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 700
Location: Assateague Island MD
Date: Jul 15, 2002
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2002


Place: 88 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.3702
Avg (commenters): 6.1481
Avg (participants): 5.3185
Avg (non-participants): 5.4476
Views since voting: 1081
Votes: 262
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/29/2002 12:48:00 AM
Another overlooked photo. This was my favorite of this challenge. It's very artistic and very nicely done.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 10:04:00 PM
i love this shot. there's nothing i would change about it. it's got a great feel to it. good work.
07/28/2002 02:44:00 PM
Takes the ordinary and meets the challenge. Good points. Would like to see the entire hand in view and more dof. But I like it.
07/27/2002 10:57:00 AM
Interesting, the lighting works. I find the focus on the fingers distracting. 5
07/26/2002 11:21:00 PM
I'd have shot this against an all-dark background so as to not "lose" the thumb on the left.
07/26/2002 09:08:00 PM
Needs more depth of field.
07/26/2002 06:18:00 PM
very nice texture... i think a little deeper depth of field to bring the whole hand in focus against the blurred background would be really nice :) = 7 - jmsetzler
07/26/2002 04:41:00 PM
this is a good idea, and while i'm torn whether i like the out of focus fingers or not, i'm starting to like them. what i find distracting in this shot is the background. specifically the white area above the thumb and the black area between the ring and small finger. if you could have taken this in front of a plain background (even just holding some cardboard behind the hand) you would've gotten a few more points from me. creative idea though. -- gr8photos (5)
07/26/2002 03:02:00 PM
A very sandy handy! Black and white is definately the way to go for texture shots.
07/26/2002 12:08:00 PM
Only my opinions, but the cut off thumb is a little distaracting as is the bright space immediately behind the thumb.
07/26/2002 12:07:00 PM
This would have been great if you could have achieved the black and white hand while still maintaining a color background. DOF effect is nice. 7 nards656
07/26/2002 12:04:00 PM
6 but stop with the b&w please
07/26/2002 10:52:00 AM
I liked this the minute I saw the thumbnail. Your focus could of been better this is just not sharp. Still like I said I find it attractive and interesting. KEE
07/25/2002 07:30:00 PM
Distracting background
07/25/2002 03:11:00 PM
Cool Picture dude..Shake it up!!!
07/24/2002 04:32:00 PM
Interesting use of DOF though I'm not sure if you want the centre of focus to be the palm or the fingers. If it's the fingers then they should have been in focus
07/24/2002 03:24:00 PM
ah the beach. i like the way you've done the focus. works as a cool black and white too
07/24/2002 02:46:00 PM

Technical Aspects5
Meets Challenge7
Total Score7

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07/24/2002 10:35:00 AM
cool shot, though i wish the middle finger wasn't out of focus. a little more dof maybe?
07/23/2002 07:20:00 PM
This is fun. This is the texture of childhood. Get your hands into everything just to FEEL the different textures.
07/23/2002 09:31:00 AM
07/23/2002 03:18:00 AM
a great way to texture a hand! good lighting and contrast too.
07/23/2002 12:42:00 AM
A kind of unfocused
07/22/2002 12:59:00 PM
soft depth of field really gives this piece some prescence, the contrast on the foreground to the background is interesting also.
07/22/2002 11:33:00 AM
I really like the concept but it seems to bright, eespecially on the middle finger which is out of focus
07/22/2002 06:50:00 AM
wow excelent texture!! eerie!!!!!!
07/22/2002 05:17:00 AM
07/22/2002 01:44:00 AM
i really like this. the white light/thingy on the left of the thumb is distracting, as is the black spot, but overall the composition is strong. good texture. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...8

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