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Tender Touch

By EnigmaPhoto
This was a shot I did for my Brother and his new baby. Of course I did the family portraits too but I suggested doing this too. They thought it was an odd idea at the time.

They haven't seen it yet so I'm hoping they like it.

Thought I'd post it here to get some feedback and maybe improve it before they get there hands on it (and feet!)

Tags: White Black Hands Baby Feet Digitally manipulated Fingers Toes Wrinkles Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: caotiquemind, mattmatic, sut68 and 30 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


10 May 2007 11:26AM
Lovely shot. Like the tones and composition. Well done.
mattmatic 16 598
10 May 2007 11:27AM
I like the image, especially the texture of the skin.
However, there appears to be a slight pink cast left... but it's not all over - some parts of the baby's leg are grey, other parts are pink. (If you want it toned pink, then try this technique. I used a colour of #f6c1c1 and it made a nice warm image.

Hope that helps!
EnigmaPhoto 15 487 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 11:50AM
I wanted to leave a slight colour cast left in the image rather than a straight black and white. I got the inspiration of that from last weeks 'Photo of the week' which I thought was fantastic.
10 May 2007 11:51AM
nice PC work and itself photo too
like it a lot
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
10 May 2007 12:03PM

Quote:I like the image, especially the texture of the skin.

John_Horner 15 12 2 England
10 May 2007 12:05PM
I really do like this type of image so much. This is amongst that top tier. Great work and so well captured.
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 12:14PM
I'm sure they will love it, definitely one for the album. A super piece of photography.
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 12:46PM
An impressive image. What I love above all else is the contrast between the rough, worn skin of the hands and the soft, new skin of the legs and feet. Beautiful.
jamescoates 13 44 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 1:26PM
Super shot, conveys a lot of feeling. Great in b&w
rusmi 16 37 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 1:43PM
simply marvellous, wonderful capture!
Goofydog 14 6 England
10 May 2007 3:02PM
Wow! It's almost 3 dimensional. Great work! They will love it.
10 May 2007 3:28PM
Perfect! Nothing else to say about this...
10 May 2007 4:43PM
Agree with all of the above. Great shot.

mickp 14 9 7 United Kingdom
10 May 2007 6:49PM
Great theme.
JulieTinton 14 39 United Kingdom
11 May 2007 8:57AM
Lovely shot! They'll love it!

geniehawk 13 181 United Kingdom
11 May 2007 1:54PM
Love the way this has been produced, the hint of pink works for me as it gives a subtle touch of warmth and life. Hope the parents like it!

LenaP 13 United Kingdom
12 May 2007 11:39PM
I think this is incredible, beautiful shot with lots of emotion (if you can say there is emotion in hands and feet?). Well done, they will love it!
Firebaby 17 1.2k Faroe Islands
13 May 2007 2:07PM

Emotively graphic!
ESP 14 26 England
29 Aug 2007 6:09PM
A superb image that so deserves at least a RC better late than never Wink

4 Nov 2009 11:16AM
Great contrast between the skin textures. I really love this capture. Well done I'm sure your Brother would be quite honored to have a great pic for their family album or on their wall.

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