Posted by Luis A. De Jesus R. (Mexico City, Mexico) on 26 May 2008 in People & Portrait.
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Looks like they have a lot to say! Excellent!
26 May 2008 7:43am
@Baz: Yes, Baz, I would have to agree. Happy you liked it. Cheers!
its a great well-processed shot with lively colors and great texture.
26 May 2008 8:08am
@MahGol: Thank you, Mahgol.
it seems like he is a workaholic!! you can tell from his fingers. i just love this picture. very well done!!
26 May 2008 9:03am
@Ekaputra Tupamahu: Believe me friend, the hands are of a gentleman that had no choice but to work hard. He is still at it today. Here in Mexico it is safe to say that if you don't work, you simply don't eat. Thanks for the comment and your visit.
Y seguro que no hablan precisamente de tomar pastas con te. Un saludo.
26 May 2008 9:57am
@kaneli: De hecho, hablan de mucho mas tal como insinuas. Una vida dura de trabajo y mucho dolor. Gracias por la visita.
It is a very good image, Luis! These hands are worth a shot. But regarding the processing... it feels like there is just a drop too much black... It kind of takes away from the character of the hands itself. it works great for the trousers but overpowering for the skin.
Well, you see, there I go...
26 May 2008 2:50pm
@Nataly: Thank you, Nataly for the food for thought. I see where you are coming from. I guess I can always try it another way in the future. The intention of the processing was to communicate the tension in history in arms and hands. I wanted it to look somewhat ominous to convey the struggle for a better life lived out by the man to whom these limbs belong. I admit that at first I had concerns about how I had processed it, but the image grew on me.
Nonetheless, your constructive observation is worth digesting and musing upon. As soon as I get the opportunity I will experiment with your suggestion. Unfortunately, time is a resource I have very little of.
Excelente textura y composición. El blog completo tiene muy buenas fotos. Felicitaciones.
26 May 2008 3:05pm
@Maricusa: Muy agradecido de que se tomara el tiempo para ver todo el blog. Muchas gracias y un gran saludo!
Great picture! It remind me Anton Corbin!
26 May 2008 3:33pm
@Meve: Meve, flattering for sure. I wish I could possess .1 per cent of this man's talent.
Hight contrast processing well adapt to subject, these hands who are symbol of a long and hard life of work. A strong picture.
26 May 2008 4:10pm
@Evelyne Dubos: Evelyne, thanks for the visit and the thought shared.
Oh yes, and they speak well, a life of work in 10 fingers. Splendidly textured and very well processed image.
26 May 2008 6:10pm
@zOOm: Thank you zOOM. When I met the gentlemen and started to speak with him it was this that most got my attention. It's peculiar how even the nails themselves say volumes.
The high contrast and saturation settings fit perfectly for this theme.Great shot.
26 May 2008 6:29pm
@bruno: Thank you, Bruno! A choice of processing can be difficult. I hope it was the right one.
Great ! They speak as well as a face ! Agree with the Bruno's comment on the post process. Bravo.
26 May 2008 8:55pm
@pierre: Thanks, Pierre! Yes funny what hands can say about a person.
Ah, the hands of my father! Great shot and the toning and contrast is perfect.
26 May 2008 9:40pm
@Henry: Henry, thanks. Really appreciate the time to visit as well.
excellent processing here! great tones and textures.
27 May 2008 6:52pm
@danthro: Thanks, danthro!
Excelente fotografia. Tan poderosa (mira cuantos comentarios!) La fuerza de los colores, la intensidad de la toma, el angulo de la foto y del "modelo"..captura, inspira, provoca.
La tierra es de quien la trabaja con sus manos - Emiliano Zapata, si fuera cierto este hombre, estas manos, tendrian otro futuro :(
28 May 2008 2:44am
ma come fai? spiegami come fai a fare uscire dei contrasti cosi belli sulle mani...è bellissima.
trasmette subito la fatica del lavoro contadino...
28 May 2008 9:56am
Is that a knife or a belt buckle?
28 May 2008 5:58pm
@johnnyanne: The man was holding a magazine, that is all. No knife or belt.
Excellent images and post-processing! My father was an auto mechanic. As a young boy I remember seeing his hands covered with grease and oil. Thank you for triggering those memories.
17 Jun 2008 4:31pm
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