|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was to capture images of hands. Each of
the images here tells a unique story - either the one the photographer
intended or the one we choose to see.
We want to congratulate both the winners and all those
who participated. Thanks to our sponsor, FujiFilm, the winner receives 20
rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice. The runners-up
receive 10 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice.
Winners are notified by email.
Winner, Potters Hands by Ken Wiedemann
"We were at a farmer's market in town and this potter was
demonstrating her techniques. She was kind enough to let me take
several shots of her clay caked hands"
Ken got the shot using
his Nikon F3 HP and Nikon 135mm lens using Kodak Tri X (rated at ISO
200). The resulting image was scanned using an HP Photosmart
scanner. The only manipulation was to crop the final image.
Hands, Mark Anderson
Mark created the original black and white image on Kodak Tri-X
Pro 320 using his Mamiya M645 and Mamiya 80mm lens. It was scanned
into PhotoShop using an Agfa T1200 scanner. Mark then used the
diffusion filter and toned the image before printing it to an Epson
Hand, Beck Nelson
Who says you can't get great images with a 50mm lens! "Some
people have asked if I went to a coal mine someplace to get this,
but it was actually at my own dinner table, my dad had just come in
from working on his car, and the contrast between the blackened hand
and the delicate china cup struck me."
He used a Pentax K-1000 with a Pentax 50mm lens to
capture this image on Kodak 400 film. The resulting negative was
scanned with a Visioneer OneTouch 8100. The only alterations were to
correct the color from the scan.
Dirty Hands, D R Kronschnabel
"This was taken late afternoon when my four year old daughter was playing in the sandbox. She was so focused on her play that she didn't even notice me taking the picture. I was trying out the lens and taking a lot of pictures that day. I have always found hands interesting. I like this photo because it shows the busy, dirty, playing four year
The new lens that D. R. was trying out was a Nikon 105mm
f2.8 lens on his Nikon N80. The image was captured onto Kodak 200 color
film and scanned with an HP Scanjet 5370c. The final image was
cropped and some dust marks were removed using Adobe Photodeluxe.
Grandson, Diane Miller
The story behind the image "My Brother got his first grandchild
this year, a boy named after him! Lanell (senior) was so excited, he
couldn't hold his own camera steady so I got the job of recording
everything about little Lanell during his first visit. Even though
my brother raised his two children alone, he was just bowled over by
these tiny beautiful fingers grasping his own".
Diane captured the moment with her Nikon N90S and Tamron AF
28-200mm lens onto Fujicolor Superia 100. The scanning was done by
Wolf camera when the film was developed. Diane says she always gets
a copy of her film on CD. Finally she cropped the image and added
the soft frame. Congratulations Pop Pop and congratulations Diane.
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