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Tender Hands

Suby In The House 

TENDER HANDS

"Dear hands, tender hands
'Touch my face with love
Thine to give, mine but to cherish
Warm eyes, softest eyes
'Brush my face with love
Thine to give, mine but to cherish 
Fain, I wish that I could thank thee more
For these two gifts I can but love thee more
Fain, I wish my heart was worthy more
Tender hands, softest eyes"

Noel Stookey, Tender Hands

To the artsy fartsy side of Suby we go (yes, there is one). I do tend to take shots like these that pander to the sof t side of Suby.

A little background to the shot, the bride was sat just after being made up and she was waiting to leave the house to go meet her future husband, obviously butterfly and all playing havoc in her tummy. As she was sat I thought this would be a nice opportunity to get such a serene and peaceful shot of the bride's hands. 

What is the essence of shots like these I hear some of you ask? Well individuallistic shots like these mean a lot to the couple/subject, one does not neccessary have to show the faces for one to know who they belong to. I am really glad how this shot turned out.

What say you?

Hope you all have a beautiful, fun & rest filled week.
 
Interpretation of Shhs Modes (Thanks to Beakerst)
GREEN - "I'm happy with it so please don't pick holes, just appreciate the aesthetic beauty that I put before you"
YELLOW - "I'm undecided, what do you think, could the crop be better, is the focus spot on?"
RED - "I think I'm a pro so cut me down with your critical evaluation"
 
Note to fellow Shutterchancers: I do take my time to visit & comment on as many blogs as I can each day. I leave my substantial comments for only those who RED Shhs. For green and  yellow shhss modes, You will only get a "cool shot" from the Subster.  
 
Current Read - " Photoshop CS2 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks by Lynette Kent".

Words and photography by Suby

Tender Hands

Suby In The House 

TENDER HANDS

"Dear hands, tender hands
'Touch my face with love
Thine to give, mine but to cherish
Warm eyes, softest eyes
'Brush my face with love
Thine to give, mine but to cherish 
Fain, I wish that I could thank thee more
For these two gifts I can but love thee more
Fain, I wish my heart was worthy more
Tender hands, softest eyes"

Noel Stookey, Tender Hands

To the artsy fartsy side of Suby we go (yes, there is one). I do tend to take shots like these that pander to the sof t side of Suby.

A little background to the shot, the bride was sat just after being made up and she was waiting to leave the house to go meet her future husband, obviously butterfly and all playing havoc in her tummy. As she was sat I thought this would be a nice opportunity to get such a serene and peaceful shot of the bride's hands. 

What is the essence of shots like these I hear some of you ask? Well individuallistic shots like these mean a lot to the couple/subject, one does not neccessary have to show the faces for one to know who they belong to. I am really glad how this shot turned out.

What say you?

Hope you all have a beautiful, fun & rest filled week.
 
Interpretation of Shhs Modes (Thanks to Beakerst)
GREEN - "I'm happy with it so please don't pick holes, just appreciate the aesthetic beauty that I put before you"
YELLOW - "I'm undecided, what do you think, could the crop be better, is the focus spot on?"
RED - "I think I'm a pro so cut me down with your critical evaluation"
 
Note to fellow Shutterchancers: I do take my time to visit & comment on as many blogs as I can each day. I leave my substantial comments for only those who RED Shhs. For green and  yellow shhss modes, You will only get a "cool shot" from the Subster.  
 
Current Read - " Photoshop CS2 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks by Lynette Kent".

Words and photography by Suby

comments (25)

Not a bad photo though I feel it would have worked better if you had a ring on her wedding finger! What do you think?
Suby & Sinem: Jide, Jide, Jide, as she was about to leave the house to go get married and she did not have a ring on her finger, what could I do, maybe next time I will pack a few rings in my arsenal of props smile
Suby
P.s
I did take another shot of her & him with rings but thats a shot for AFTER the wedding.
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jul 2006, 00:40
THis is so lovely. Skin tones are well done!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Deji, I actually did nothing to her skin tones, thats actually her real skin tones, she had such lovely skin to shoot tongue

SUby
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 10 Jul 2006, 02:51
I think the composition itself is very strong here. The background (dress?) gives a very delicate impression.

My beef is with the depth of field. f/1.8? Wow, that's a bit to bold for my taste. Specifically, I find that the watch is a slight distraction because it is so blurry. Having said that, the same effect on the pearls is very nice, so I'm of two minds. Perhaps the blur could have been added in CS2 rather than with the shallow depth of field. That way you have a bit more control over the ammount of blur in each area. Wow, sorry, that came dangerously close to giving a PP tip to master Suby.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Timmy, one thing I tend not to do (you will be surprised) is depend on Photoshop for shots I take for me paying customers, I tend to try and get it right 1st time so this thing I always hear people go on about (addding blur to the shot after shot) always tends to baffle me. Me not think I really have the time to add blur to shots, adds more work for me, when i know I can acheive the aim I want with the camera, why not go for it? (shakes head in wonderment)

You know, if I had the chance to take this shot again, I would take it in exactly the same way. I DID take a shot with the pearls & watch in focus, but you know what, that is a totally different shot that packs not as much impact as this one, and the most important thing is why did I take this shot, or why was I attracted to this shot?

Cause of the details in her hand. It's unique to ONLY this bride tongue

Suby
Ah but Jide she was not yet married so therefore no ring. I'm with timmy on the DOF would like to have seen the pearls in sharp focus. Also where is her other pinky? Otherwise a great composition.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Matt, this shot I have to disagree about the DOF f1.8 I wanted as I really did want to blur the watch and the pearl. I actually took one with them in focus and it looked Naff smile )

Suby
I second with Jide on the ring thingy,would have come out better with it.Nice shot master.LOL....
Suby & Sinem: Ummm, should I b*tch slap you with my retort??? (The temptation is very high but will behave) tongue As my comment says this was BEFORE she got married. She was sat waiting to leave the house, maybe from now on I should carry rings with me just in case?
P.s
I DID get pictures after they where married of pictures with the "ring thingy" but THATS NOT THE ESSENCE of this shot (Place huge sigh here)

Suby
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 10 Jul 2006, 05:23
I'm thinking the creases on her fingers aren't the prettiest thing to focus on. I know they are unavoidable but it's the first thing that caught my attention. A ring or some sort of jewellery would be nice. Even if she isn't married yet, there should be an engagement ring? :p
Suby & Sinem: You know, the reverse is the case with me, what actually attracted me to this shot was the creases in the hands, I thought they showed a lot of detail and character that would be identifiable and unique only to her, so hence the shot. I did not want to take a picture of her hands and blur out shuch details, it could then belong to anyone, Needed to keep its inviduallity.

As for the ring (sigh) If bride not wearing ring, what can Suby do?
Suby
P.s
Maybe pack a couple of rings in my arsenal of props tongue
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jul 2006, 05:24
nah U don't always have to have a central focus (like having ring), this image is nice as it is showing the beautiful hands of the bride, very nice shot Suby. picki picki shutterchance people. this is probably before she even got married
Suby & Sinem: Aaahh another voice of reason today on Shutterchance (I was wondering what was going on) tongue

You see what I saw bro, and I do agree why must there always be a centre of focus of a ring in shots like this? As I pointed out this is before she got married, and I also have to point out SHE DID NOT WEAR an engagement ring, so is one saying that I should not have taken the shot, or asked her to find a ring to wear in order for me to take the shot?

Me thinks that was the last thing on her mind with all that was going on. You make the best of ANY situation one as a photographer is presented with. I for one love the emotions she was going through at this moment, waiting patiently for that ring to be placed on her finger. this image to me shows off her lovely fingers and shows patience in what was to come.
Thanks bro(voice of reason) tongue

Suby
  • Emr
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2006, 05:38
I just read about ShMood, i thinkn this one is red. so there you go:

Originality: average
Aesthetics: good
Lighting: average (arm in dark), colors are somewhat different, if it's b/c of lighting...
Opinion: sharp focus on hands. However blurred arm and watch (not bracelet) doesn't look good, if photographer's aim is to focus on fingers.
Composition: Zoom in. little finger. -- I like the V composition.

Cheers smile
(wow, please don't evaluate mine like this smile )
Suby & Sinem: Hugh sigh but here goes,
Lighting - I darkened the arm bit so VERY VERY intentional
Sharp focus on fingers VERY VERY intentional

Thanks for the comments bro, me like em, (Hey do them more often when you comment here okay)

Suby.
Every little detail of this shot is INTENTIONAL. Not a test shot or a lucky shot, but a planned shot to the last detail.
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2006, 09:13
I looked at this last night (very late) and liked it. I wasn't sure about the blurred jewlerry then but I am now. If the depth of field was significantly increased it would take away the soft, calm, expectant feeling I get from this shot. The last quiet moment before a very busy day, contemplating the change of life that a wedding means. If the jewlerry was sharp it would run the danger of looking like an advert for a jewellers and that would be a shame. I like it as it is. Beautiful hands and skin tone / texture too!
Suby & Sinem: I should get you to run a commentry on my shots everyday, Now you go this one spot on tongue (okay now, stop reading my mind).

Thanks for the comments.
Suby
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2006, 10:39
A good creative addition to the wedding album...
my only question/gripe..would be that thing on her little finger. a bit blurred, so I can't tell if it's one of those decorative things put on nails (not my thing...but there you go)
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Babara, but me a man, If I started answering questions on what women put on their nails, I would start to wonder about the Susbter tongue I was only their to take the shots.

Thanks Girl.
Suby
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 10 Jul 2006, 10:50
What creases? Are there any fingers without lines in the skin or am I missing something here? and I like that theres no ring, it shows that she's waiting to get married...like the calm before the storm lol.
Suby & Sinem: He he he he, you just cracked me up, don't think some people took the TIME to read my comments, I did say she was waiting to leave the house to go get married didn't I? And it was literally the calm before a very joyous and happy day. I think this is a moment/picture the bride will cherish for ever.

Suby
  • micki
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2006, 10:59
Hey, you're on to the next book already!

I love this shot and it would definitely be one that I would purchase if I were the bride and groom. I think your crop and dof were spont on with this one. Lovin' it, Suby!!
Suby & Sinem: Yup, I brease through them, no I just pick out chapeters work slowly through them, this learning Photoshop CS2 thing is not as easy as I thought smile

Glad you like this shot, All I actually did was add a little bit of vignette and lower the exposure in RAW and bingo, thats all. I thought of this shot a lot(all of 10secs smile ) before I snapped. Really pleased how it turned out smile

Suby
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 10 Jul 2006, 11:04
GREAT GREAT SHOT!! No like thing on finger.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro, me no know what thingy on fingernail is, me not woman smile

Suby
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2006, 12:22
I think the bride will be very happy with this photo!!!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Girl, I really think she is, she hasn't commented on this post yet, but since I know she wants this shot in her album, sorta tells me she likes it smile

Suby
  • chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2006, 13:05
Love is in the air.
Suby & Sinem: "Everytime I turn around" tongue

Love that song. Yep it certainly was in the air. Lovely lovely bride and groom, soo in love smile
Suby
lovely. perfect composition and textural contrast between the nails, soft focus jewellery, satin and skin. great shot subester.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 10 Jul 2006, 14:05
very tender i must say.... grin
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Incubus.

Suby
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 10 Jul 2006, 16:09
Vey beautiuful and simple.
Suby & Sinem: Yep just the way shots like these should be taken.

Thanks for the comments
Suby
Lovely study of hands but I think I would have tightened up on the wrist with the watch because I feel the short dof draws my eye to quickly. Nice shot Suby otherwise. Good imagination on picking a subject like this. Most wouldn't give it a second tumble opting for the more dramatic.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Neil, I try to think of shots from the ordinary no matter who or what I am shooting, I have to say it it difficult but something with a little bit of imagination and flare, anyone of us can achieve. I hope I have done that here. Thanks for the comments, Pls do come back for the 2nd part of this shot due tomorrow & let me know your honest opinion, only from comments like these do I know if I get it right or wrong smile

Suby
very fine shot!
Suby & Sinem: The man of very few words, thanks smile

One day I will get your name smile

SUby
  • Craig
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2006, 20:06
Very nice shot, good lighting and focus.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Craig, the second shot that accompanies this is a little different, please visit my blog tomorrow and let me know what you think. Thaks for taking the time to visit smile

Suby
Nice hands. I love the colors and the DOF.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Karl, then maybe you will love the feet shot for tomorrow tongue

Suby
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2006, 22:09
What a nice manicure. I like how you illuminated her hands.
nice composition...did you tell her to take her engagement ring off? I can still see the ring mark on her finger. Despite that, a very interesting shot I am still trying to psycho analyse it.
  • marc
  • south africa
  • 1 Aug 2006, 15:14
very nice pic, personally i would have gone for a dash more DoF but that's more a persnal thing , it doesn't take away anything from the pic. really nice

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