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Life in my Fathers hands



my dads hands photographed with a young seedling

my dads hands photographed with a young seedling
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Contest Finalist in Monochrome Masters Project
Contest Finalist in Clash Of The Lites Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in B&W Masterpieces Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Battle Of Advanced Photo Contest
Runner Up in Hands Photo Contest
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Black And White Speed Series Photo ContestTop 20 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class week 1
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
We Love Our Dads Photo ContestTop 20 class
Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class
Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Black and White Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black and White Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
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MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 28, 2013
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Hands contest. I'ts a wonderful photo!
parthgupta
 
parthgupta June 28, 2013
I'm Just speechless , mate !
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 28, 2013
Congrats for being a finalist in the Hands Contest.
dthomasd
 
dthomasd June 29, 2013
Wonderful work
Snav
 
Snav June 29, 2013
Outstanding photo
bcawood
 
bcawood June 29, 2013
Brilliant!:)
anneschlueter PRO
 
anneschlueter July 01, 2013
Congratulations!
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio July 01, 2013
Superb ...
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 01, 2013
Superb mono shot with lovely lighting. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
adoptedone
 
adoptedone July 02, 2013
I love this. It's so beautiful. Congrats on runner up too!
Jo-AnnGallagher PRO+
 
Jo-AnnGallagher July 02, 2013
Love this shot. Congrats.
Prasen
 
Prasen July 02, 2013
superb.congrats
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes July 02, 2013
Outstanding work, congratulations!
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale July 02, 2013
Outstanding photograph! Great work.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 July 02, 2013
superb composition congratulations
rong792 PRO+
 
rong792 July 02, 2013
Strong capture. Great imagery.
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi July 03, 2013
Congrats, great work ;)
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan July 04, 2013
congrats wonderful hands
Marian PRO+
 
Marian July 04, 2013
Outstanding capture!!! Congrats on runner up!!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ July 04, 2013
Congrats!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke July 04, 2013
Congrats!
LauraRetyi
 
LauraRetyi July 05, 2013
Such Power, Such Tenderness, Such A Incredible Image! This would have been the only image needed in the contest, It says everything, that needed said
LauraRetyi
 
LauraRetyi July 05, 2013
Such Power, Such Tenderness, Such A Incredible Image! This would have been the only image needed in the contest, It says everything, that needed said
Jennifer-B-Photography
 
Jennifer-B-Photography July 07, 2013
congrats, what a beautiful shot.
Oksanabokatova
 
Oksanabokatova July 08, 2013
Wonderful work!
sherrymarie PRO+
 
sherrymarie July 08, 2013
Awesome shot! Congrats
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions July 09, 2013
congrats
cathygiron
 
cathygiron July 15, 2013
So creative! LOVE IT!!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar September 03, 2013
a very powerful photo!! Congrats
francescorusso
 
francescorusso November 06, 2013
Beautiful
EmmEeeElliiessessa
 
EmmEeeElliiessessa November 24, 2013
Magnificent.
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments August 09, 2015
Superbly done!
LindaHenslegers
 
LindaHenslegers August 12, 2015
Wow! Amazing ...
loveTime
 
loveTime August 14, 2015
brilliant
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More August 17, 2015
Wonderful love this !
annetteflottwell PRO+
 
annetteflottwell August 21, 2015
excellent, a rural classic
dominicanmerida
 
dominicanmerida September 11, 2015
I love this!
JohnWaldronImages PRO
 
JohnWaldronImages October 06, 2015
Wonderful use of capturing texture in black and white!
CPKphoto
 
CPKphoto October 14, 2015
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beabinka
 
beabinka October 25, 2015
Powerful image
manolodiaz
 
manolodiaz November 20, 2015
ESPECTACULAR!
vishnusekhar
 
vishnusekhar January 22, 2016
Brilliant :)
michaelmarshall_3204
 
michaelmarshall_3204 January 26, 2016
LOVE this photo! Great job.
DShewmaker
 
DShewmaker February 02, 2016
Very powerful image. Our can't help but evoke emotion!!
Anchor21
 
Anchor21 April 05, 2016
Outstanding!
hannahtooley
 
hannahtooley April 17, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous!
Imminent
 
Imminent May 28, 2016
Great capture!
CherylG
 
CherylG June 21, 2016
Congratulations! Such beautiful work!
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 June 28, 2016
Congratulations ! This is so universal!
roelraadsen
 
roelraadsen August 04, 2016
Excellent image, thought I think a touch of color can make it even better.
lalthuamkimakhawlhring
 
lalthuamkimakhawlhring August 05, 2016
wow...
highlander2016
 
highlander2016 August 23, 2016
So beautiful and deep. Congratulations
Dparmiter
 
Dparmiter August 24, 2016
Powerful. Nice work
JohnCookPhotography PRO+
 
JohnCookPhotography August 24, 2016
Great art work
oyayansa
 
oyayansa August 24, 2016
Precious EARTH !!!
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja August 25, 2016
Outstanding creativity, tell as a lot....
AAvila
 
AAvila December 19, 2017
I just love this!
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET October 14, 2019
that is the way to go plant, trees all over if we want to cool down the earth

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo outside in my garden.
Time
It was taken at 10.45 in the morning to catch the light as the sun came over the trees at the back of me
Lighting
The light on the day was fairly diffused by the clouds as i wanted to pick up every detail in post without blocking the blacks or blowing the highlights. I knew that i would be doing a lot of dodging and burning later in post so wanted as much useful information in the shot prior.
Equipment
The camera used was a Nikon D800 fitted with a Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 using only daylight as a light source.The only other thing used was some black material to cover my dads shirt and arms to give me a black background
Inspiration
Both my parents are very keen gardeners and I wanted to take an image for them to represent this. I later had it made into a print on aluminium 3 feet by 2 feet (approx) to hang on the wall. Of all the images that I have ever took and will ever take this is now my most precious image of all time, as at the end of March this year my dad sadly passed away, I only wish that he could see that it has won many competitions as he would have been so proud.
Editing
A lot of post processing was done to this image. Firstly i turned it into mono and made sure the full extent of the background was black. Then came hours and hours dodging and burning every crease of his skin to make a really gritty image
In my camera bag
Well thats a tricky one, I would like to class myself as an all rounder when it comes to photography. So my camera is always my Nikon D800, and just recently my D500 too. If i am out taking wildlife then it would be my Nikon 200-400 f4. In the studio shooting models then it would be Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and Nikon 70-200 f2.8. Out doing landscapes then it would be the 24-70 and Nikon 14-24 f2.8. If I am doing any macro work then it would be the Nikon 105 f2.8 with a couple of Nikon SB900 and SB910
Feedback
Not advice as such but as with all images pay attention to the minutest detail. What I would say is to try and make an image for each of your loved ones to the best standard that you can as one day they will be your most cherished

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