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Last in series. A Christmas flower-arranging class...
I'm delighted by the response to these. Several people yesterday commented on the beauty and poignancy of old hands. I can report that the photos were very well received by the group, but several ladies said 'I didn't realise that my hands looked so old...'
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Lensbaby Composer/double glass optic/f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Nov 2012 - 5:11 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Haruspicy...
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Handiwork 3
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:20 Dec 2012 - 7:31 AM
Tags:Black & white, Community photography, Lensbaby composer, Photo journalism
Votes:61

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 7:40 AM

I think this is the best in this series, Moira. Carol

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 7:55 AM

What a wonderful use of the lens! This is superb, Moira. Conveys so well the loving care of the working hands, and it's beautiful.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:03 AM

Nezih, that was a very agreeable surprise, thank you so much for the UA! This is something that I've been wanting to photograph with the Lensbaby. And Carol, I can't decide between this one and yesterday's...
Dougie asked about colour yesterday. The dark greens are good, but the ladies were all wearing different colour jumpers, and that white plastic sheeting (top right... ) is much more evident in the colour versions. So these were always going to be mono.
I might try adding green toning though some time...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 20 Dec 2012 - 8:07 AM

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:07 AM

A wonderfully observed and crafted photograph, the Lensbaby certainly provides a wonderfully soft and flowing image Moira

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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paulknight
20 Dec 2012 - 8:50 AM

That speaks volumes. I find it very moving.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:54 AM

Think this works the best Moria, again good use of the LB
Regards Richard

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franken
franken e2 Member 113029 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:59 AM

Wonderful light and tones Moira - superb work!

Ken

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:39 AM

Great work............
Diane

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:56 AM

like the square format...only thing that separates them is the wedding band Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41025 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 9:59 AM

A very good version, will be interesting to see a 'toned' version.

Dave

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 10:15 AM

I think this is the best one of the series

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 10:24 AM

A superb study!
Carole

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 10:54 AM

I've just been playing with green toning, I'm not convinced... But I have found another picture from the afternoon that I shall upload tomorrow...
Cheers everyone,
Moira

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 11:34 AM

Again this is very effective Moira, I like it a lot and it is well deserving of the UA its been given, I have already given mine otherwise I would have been very tempted to give you two on the trotGrin

Best Matt

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 11:53 AM

Many thanks to Phillip for his GEA, an early Christmas present!
I'll catch up here later, I have to swim down to town for a meeting...
Moira

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 12:23 PM

It has been a great series Moira - the LB has made the images more focussed.
Ann

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Scottishlandscapes
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20 Dec 2012 - 12:27 PM

I recall many years ago sending photographer to get an image to illustrate the elderly and how they lived alone. He came back with one image which hit the spot which was a pair of hands holding onto a walking stick, it told a great story in it's simplicity, as does this Moira, fine work and the choice of lens just adds a little extra.

Dougie

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 3:56 PM

Very app in mono. Experienced floral arrangement by a beautiful hand.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 3:58 PM

Another fine mono capture in this series, Moira Wink
Hope you don't drown in all this nasty rain Sad
Trev Smile

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maggietear
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20 Dec 2012 - 4:40 PM

I love the hand Moira, reminds me of my mum's! A certain poignancy about these images.
Maggie

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 6:02 PM

Every so tenderly............

Award well deserved.

Anne

A wonderful Christmas season to you and Bill and your family.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 6:38 PM

A wonderful study, Moira. The mono works so well here -- creates a timeless, classic look.
-=\Walter

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20 Dec 2012 - 6:57 PM

Good follow up to Yesterdays image Moira.

John Smile

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20 Dec 2012 - 8:17 PM

I would personalty crop the o.o.f. hand in the top third so as to take the viewers eye straight to the very well taken main subject.

Rock

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2012 - 8:40 PM

Thanks again everyone. Rob, I hadn't thought of your idea, I've tried it out but I think I want the balance of the two hands.
I've worked on one further upload, which will appear tomorrow.
Moira

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 - 9:36 PM

An old hand doing great work still Moira, Peter..

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Dec 2012 - 3:30 PM

Nothing wrong with old hands Moira, funny I have them too, comes with age lol. like the detail very good, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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21 Dec 2012 - 6:39 PM

superb

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Glostopcat
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23 Dec 2012 - 9:47 PM

A fine finale to this excellent series Moira, good to see you handiwork being recognised by your peers on epz

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 - 11:30 PM

Magic hands, Moira!Smile
AniaWink

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