Handiwork 3

By mrswoolybill
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,

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Dec 2012 7:40AM
I think this is the best in this series, Moira. Carol

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
20 Dec 2012 7:55AM
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.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:03AM
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...
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:07AM
A wonderfully observed and crafted photograph, the Lensbaby certainly provides a wonderfully soft and flowing image Moira

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
20 Dec 2012 8:50AM
That speaks volumes. I find it very moving.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Dec 2012 8:54AM
Think this works the best Moria, again good use of the LB
Regards Richard
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:59AM
Wonderful light and tones Moira - superb work!

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 9:39AM
Great work............
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
20 Dec 2012 9:56AM
like the square format...only thing that separates them is the wedding band Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Dec 2012 9:59AM
A very good version, will be interesting to see a 'toned' version.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
20 Dec 2012 10:15AM
I think this is the best one of the series
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 10:24AM
A superb study!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 10:54AM
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,
Herge88 11 40 4 England
20 Dec 2012 11:34AM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 11:53AM
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...
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 12:23PM
It has been a great series Moira - the LB has made the images more focussed.
20 Dec 2012 12:27PM
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.

20 Dec 2012 3:56PM
Very app in mono. Experienced floral arrangement by a beautiful hand.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Dec 2012 3:58PM
Another fine mono capture in this series, Moira Wink
Hope you don't drown in all this nasty rain Sad
Trev Smile
20 Dec 2012 4:40PM
I love the hand Moira, reminds me of my mum's! A certain poignancy about these images.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
20 Dec 2012 6:02PM
Every so tenderly............

Award well deserved.


A wonderful Christmas season to you and Bill and your family.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
20 Dec 2012 6:38PM
A wonderful study, Moira. The mono works so well here -- creates a timeless, classic look.
20 Dec 2012 6:57PM
Good follow up to Yesterdays image Moira.

John Smile
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
20 Dec 2012 8:17PM
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.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 8:40PM
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.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 9:36PM
An old hand doing great work still Moira, Peter..
Tibetan 6 3 England
21 Dec 2012 3:30PM
Nothing wrong with old hands Moira, funny I have them too, comes with age lol. like the detail very good, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
21 Dec 2012 6:39PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Dec 2012 9:47PM
A fine finale to this excellent series Moira, good to see you handiwork being recognised by your peers on epz
23 Dec 2012 11:30PM
Magic hands, Moira!Smile

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