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A family are united as one, with a show of hands.
Monotone, with a slight sepia tone, to enhance.

A family are united as one, with a show of hands.
Monotone, with a slight sepia tone, to enhance.
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Contest Finalist in Shooting Hands Photo Contest
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60 Comments | Report
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 05, 2013
Congrats!
goober20101
 
goober20101 August 05, 2013
congratulations on your feature
matthewburniston
 
matthewburniston August 05, 2013
Well done Sandi
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 05, 2013
Terrific mono image with lovely lighting & a great idea. Congratulations on being featured.
JessKeryl
 
JessKeryl August 05, 2013
Gorgeous!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates August 05, 2013
Lovely idea and well executed. Congrats!
shweta
 
shweta August 05, 2013
unique.....congrats
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne August 05, 2013
Oh My Gosh!

Thank you ALL so very very much for your fantastic support, and wonderful comments from you all..... I am very nicely surprised, and I do appreciate your support too. Thank you all ...... Sandra :) :)
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 05, 2013
Beautiful B&W.Congrats!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet August 05, 2013
great shot,congrats
bhaguchou
 
bhaguchou August 05, 2013
amazing!!
AK_Swathi
 
AK_Swathi August 05, 2013
Nice pic
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair August 05, 2013
Lovely work!
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne August 05, 2013
I am absolutely overwhelmed by the fantastic support, peer recognitions, your likes, and for ALL your awesome comments! I really am so surprised!
THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR INPUT AND AWESOME FEEDBACK!! XX
DawnAxcell PRO+
 
DawnAxcell August 05, 2013
Very well done! Love the colors. It's perfect!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud August 05, 2013
Very cool image! Congratulations on your Feature!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 05, 2013
Great b/w shot. Congrats. - Jake
Jeffrey_Marden
 
Jeffrey_Marden August 05, 2013
Congrats!
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery August 05, 2013
BEAUTIFUL image, congrats on your VB Homepage feature, Sandra, most deserving! :-)) Ell
ireneburdell Premium
 
ireneburdell August 05, 2013
Superb image Sandra , very different from you .
donyzac
 
donyzac August 05, 2013
Very cool pix, I was wondering why there were only 9 hands in this pix, then realized that the odd hand in there was yours! awesome job
Coomanator
 
Coomanator August 06, 2013
Love this shot. Very creatively set up and executed. Congratulations on the "Feature". Very well deserved.
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne August 07, 2013
I am still amazed at the fantastic response this image has achieved! Thank you ALL so very very much! :)
JacquiK
 
JacquiK August 08, 2013
I.m not surprised it has done so well Sandra. It sort of makes you want to go out and hold someones hand.
CoffeeBear
 
CoffeeBear August 08, 2013
So well done, concept to finish!
sheriminardi
 
sheriminardi August 09, 2013
Very moving....awesome! Congrats on being featured.
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne August 09, 2013
I am hugely surprised at all your smashing comments!!

Thank you so much for all your support everyone! THANK YOU!!

Regards Sandra :)
Scorpolous101
 
Scorpolous101 August 10, 2013
Very creative...
daphnepebbles
 
daphnepebbles August 12, 2013
This picture makes me feel a thousand pharases.
valzart
 
valzart August 19, 2013
Fabulous shot Sandra,how lovely to find you here from facebook :D
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne August 21, 2013
I truly am overwhelmed by all your fantastic support.....

Many, many thank you's :)
taffiedolson PRO
 
taffiedolson August 21, 2013
LOVE
illusionaryarts
 
illusionaryarts August 22, 2013
how do Sandi

your an amazing photographer and a very valued friend and inspiration. I always loved this shot because it tells a story and means something.

keep on doing what your doing.

bessy regs

Kenny
sandracockayne PRO+
sandracockayne August 22, 2013
Hi there Kenny!
So good to see you here!
Thank you so very much for your lovely comment hun, and I really do appreciate what you have said.
Due to the feature on the home page of this image, it has now gone viral! Good to know that one of my pieces of art/photography is getting me noticed!
Going to have a look-see at your stuff, presently....
Thanks hun,
Bessy regs to you too!
Sandi x
tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek August 27, 2013
Fantastic image, great story! Love it!!!
markwinterbourne
 
markwinterbourne September 10, 2013
very impressive
Bevlloydroberts
 
Bevlloydroberts October 03, 2013
Beautiful.
photosbival
 
photosbival October 11, 2013
Love it!!
seanforeman PRO
 
seanforeman October 12, 2013
Beautiful
MarelienJS
 
MarelienJS November 08, 2013
wow!!! amazing peace
pranab
 
pranab November 08, 2013
nice shot.
-Time-In-Memories- PRO
 
-Time-In-Memories- December 22, 2013
Brilliant creativity! I love it!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 December 27, 2013
outstanding
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 12, 2014
Absolutely LOOVE this one ! how creative :):):)
love the mono-sepia look here !
davidconnelly
 
davidconnelly June 22, 2014
great stuff
katiaplatonova
 
katiaplatonova August 28, 2014
This logo... oh... it spoils the picture.
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne December 06, 2014
Good grief!
Thank you VERY much everyone for all your great comments, interest, and peer recognitions with this picture. I truly appreciate every single one. THANK YOU ALL!
dmrehem
 
dmrehem December 22, 2014
Congrats
karenanderson_3996 Premium
 
karenanderson_3996 January 10, 2015
This is a stunning photo! I love it!
muscularchristian PRO+
 
muscularchristian January 21, 2015
interesting
tauragon
 
tauragon March 09, 2015
Superb!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 July 18, 2015
Love the warm tones of this B&W!
himel
 
himel December 14, 2015
beautyful..........
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson October 20, 2016
Congratulations. These hands tell so many different stories. Well done.
davidhollingworth PRO
 
davidhollingworth October 21, 2016
Congratulations on your award an excellent creative photograph
JPCollinsPhotography
 
JPCollinsPhotography November 04, 2016
Clever!
Windfalls
 
Windfalls November 05, 2016
Great concept, well executed.
AngelaGartlan
 
AngelaGartlan January 02, 2017
Love this great shot
Njjoc3 Premium
 
Njjoc3 February 15, 2017
Awesome everything, especially concept
pointboys
 
pointboys October 02, 2017
Great picture! I love this idea! Will have to try this sometime.
sandracockayne PRO+
 
sandracockayne October 26, 2018
Thank you ALL for all your messages of congrats for being a finalist... Thank you everyone xxxxxxx

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at my friend's home, in Bentham, Lancaster, where all the family were there, having a barbeque.
Time
It was taken around 3pm, when all the family had gathered round.
Lighting
I used natural lighting, and also fill-in flash, from the pop-up flash on the camera. Was quite pleased with the lighting here.
Equipment
The camera I used was the Canon 7D, and the lens was the 24-105 L series, zoomed in at 105mm.
Inspiration
I was looking to have a group photo done, where all the family would be gathered, but I was inspired by the closeness and bonding the family had, so I chose to do a fun filled hands shot, to show family bonding and unity.
Editing
Yes, I did some post-processing. I decided I wanted a grungey effect, so added a grain texture to the image, then brought out the dynamics of the image by processing with Adobe Camera Raw, bringing out the highlights and the shadows. Levels and curves were also used to clarify the exposure.
In my camera bag
A have a myriad of things in my camera bag, most of which I don't use! I have two cameras, a full frame and a crop sensored camera, both for using for different types of photography. Filters play a bit part of my camera life, so have a multitude of Cokin filters and the full Lee Filters system in my bag.
Feedback
I would suggest that you make the whole thing a fun thing, and you will get better results. Aim for something out of the box, and then it will all become clear....

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