A pure hand needs no glove

What a hectic day at work! Oh well, one more day until the weekend and, more importantly, the World Cup begins tomorrow! Again I've not had much time to think about what to shoot, but I think it's important when you hit a creative lull to just pick up your camera and snap away, as sometimes inspiration smacks you right in the face.

For this photo, fairly low light conditions meant I had to use a slow shutter speed and crank up the ISO to get a relatively sharp hand in focus for the shot, whilst keeping the face out of focus. I then massively increased the contrast and made the blacks darker and whites lighter, much like I did for yesterday's picture, except I kept this one in colour.

I might take a World Cup-related photo tomorrow. I think it'll be particularly apt. Right now though I don't have a clue about what the image could be, so I better buy that note pad I said I would on day nine and start scribbling down some ideas!

Canon EOS 450D, f/1.8, 1/13, ISO-800
I love this!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Nice colors, focus and composition...
Great shot!!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Nice photo/framing of this
posted June 10th, 2010  
Like this - good shot... would be ideal for an ASB leaflet I'm putting together in work. Might steal your idea if you don't mind :-)...
posted June 10th, 2010  
Of course not! Plagiarism is a requisite of photography! What's ASB though?
posted June 10th, 2010  
Ha Ha... true... thanks anyway...ASB is Anti Social Behaviour, plenty of that about in East London...
posted June 10th, 2010  
thats awesome
posted June 10th, 2010  
Neat! I like this shot!
posted June 11th, 2010  
great lighting and detail :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
ali
i love the light and mood here. cool shot.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Very dramatic, I love this one
posted June 11th, 2010  
Very nice photograph!
posted June 11th, 2010  
nice composition
posted June 11th, 2010  
I love this shot!
posted June 11th, 2010  
cool shot, love the highlights around the hand
posted June 11th, 2010  
fantastic image! really like everything about it!
posted June 11th, 2010  
i love this!!
posted June 12th, 2010  
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