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  #145 Hands (revisited)
Entry 9 of 25
Finger of God       ©2014 Franz07
Panasonic DMC-LX3       8th place, 88 points
1/4s, f2, ISO 100, 24mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: straight out of the cam
only resizing for the web and a bit sharpening
      Extra Info: Inspired by "The Creation of Adam", a fresco painting by Michelangelo, forming part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling (1511).
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Jade O.
Jul 28, 2014
    So Franz is the other guy with the cheesy LED lighting! Actually, it does work well on hands and I used it, too. But I shot one hand at a time!!! Congrats on your double (no triple pun intended)! (BTW I laugh that we each referred to our image in the abstract when commenting on the other; but to answer your question, I shot a black background then each hand in turn lit by a white LED monitor, then the frame, then put the image together in layers.)
Edited on Jul 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014
    Franz: Having seen you in #128 I'm aware of your acrobatic tendencies so I have a funny vision of you twisting into a Pretzel on the floor to produce this. It still reminds me of ET go Home. :-)

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Jul 28, 2014
    Mepo, please belief me, it was so difficult to reach with both hands before the cam and keep them both calm, within the light beam and within the sharp area...
I was happy when the job was done.
If you knew my second entry (this was the third) you could see the improvement with the position of the left hand.
Edited on Jul 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014
    I would like to see the left hand lower (reaching up) also the base of that finger and thumb look false. That said I love the lighting and the basic idea very much. Eye catching!

Jul 28, 2014
    Hi all, thanks a lot for the feedback and the liking.
Yes, ...the light... there could be more warm surrounding light, I think. But when I tried that, the background became visible.
These are my hands. My LX3 on a tripod and me sitting behind it on the floor, trying to hold my hands in the right position - and very hard tying not to shake too much. It was difficult to get at least one or two sharp pictures... ;-)
The light source is a LED torch standing upright on the floor.

Jul 28, 2014
    This is an interesting and pleasing use of light.

Jul 27, 2014
    Well composed and a great idea for the challenge. I would have liked to see Adam's hand completely visible, even if it were more subdued than the creator's.

Jul 27, 2014
    Let there be light or at least a little more light.

Jul 27, 2014
    I love this photo! My favorite. If anything, maybe a tighter crop.

Jul 27, 2014
    Great idea and wonderfully lit.

Jul 27, 2014
    interesting picture - good homage to the Sistine Chapel! This must have been really difficult to light - and to hold for a 1/4s exposure. For my liking, a bit more light on the underside of the hands, and less contrast with the finger would have worked - I think the composition of the picture draws enough attention to the finger.
Edited on Jul 27, 2014

Jul 26, 2014
    I like the lighting and composition, and I get the reference. Still, whose finger is it really?

Jade O.
Jul 26, 2014
    The image achieves the obvious reference to an iconic image, one of the most famous in western art history. But the hands are a little stark which is a major failing of the other image similarly using hands in this Challenge.

Jul 25, 2014
    i like this one a lot and will take some beating
i first thought some cropping down but then it needs the space.

Jul 24, 2014
    This had me laughing out loud. thank-you. Good shot too.
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