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One hand cannot applaud

One hand cannot applaud
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Copyright: Leon Trippaers (letr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-03-01
Categories: Daily Life, Experimental
Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000, 37-370 mm zoom, UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Hands, reflection of a beautiful mind [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-01 14:54
Viewed: 3015
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 61
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One hand cannot applaud,this is my contribution for the SH "Proverbs". Took a shot of Kirsten's hand with a black background, used a black fleece jacket , did some burning on the lines of the hand and increased the contrast to give it more attention ..resized to 800 and saved ..I know it's a hand , maybe this could be an, inspiration for the hands challlenge :-)) but I've got more were this came from :-))

P.s posted the same picture with less contrast and more color on the hand, also made the hand a little bigger, let me know wich wone do you prefer and why ??



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Instant fav!

Great image!
There is some Japanese poem. A short one... about the sound of one hand applauding ... i don't remember the lines excactly, but that's the idea..
Very beautiful and strong, thanks for sharing and have a nice evening, Karina:)

This is great, almost 3D but at the same time a tad scary!
Superb. Thanks for posting.

Omg chill! Sick photo, sooooo intense and attention grabbing (hehe) Interesting how the nails match the background and look like holes. (I have to try a workshop with this, I'll brb in a day or so!)

Wow, impact photo!
Really catches my attention. On closer look I wonder if you've missed some of the fingers in your selection of them. But excellent effort.

Fabulous this hand coming from nowhere. I do like it, well done !


I really like the interactivity of your composition! All is perfect, the light, the position of the hand...
I'm surprised to see your shot, i tried to shot some hands yesterday! So I post, we can create a theme!

Hi Leon, this is superb and so dramatic! Great work! Great lines, and black nail polish :)

Cheers, Yan

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 99 N: 93] (3502)
  • [2006-03-01 16:29]
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Great minimalism! :-) Very expressive view, and your title have philosophical sense. It remind me Japanese poetry with three rows. "...to hear the sound of one hand's applause..." Dzen-buddhism...
Nice work, TFS and best wishes,

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  • talikf (517)
  • [2006-03-01 16:53]

Good job! I like the workshop version better because the hand is sharper and for some reason it looks more dramatic.

Nice....I like the creativity here. the B&W does it justice. I like the contrast and the composition. the dark nail polish adds a lot to this image.
Nice work!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2006-03-01 17:19]

Mr. Tippaers!!!
How's it going my Belgian Friend.?
I thought for sure that was your hand, had to read the note. ;)
Really, super work and well done on the composition and conversion. Nicely done.


Intriguing image, Leon! I find this very creative, and very well realised. Love the black nails! Great work!

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-03-01 20:10]

Indeed! & i agree! Good photo & good concept!


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  • Dee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 1 N: 7] (435)
  • [2006-03-01 21:19]

Great shot!
very artistic and imaginative

I like the dark theme.

One hand can't applaud but can invite to... it work to make nails very black too! I like the game of shadow... Applaude the mysterious atmosphere... Or perhaps.. Spooky :) Need Help :) Hope? Question of focussing on! I like that!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-03-01 23:01]

Nice composition! That picture has a great visual impact ! Very well done! Michel

I like this new version Leon. I looked at the workshop version, and still prefer the black and white one. I hope one day you will upload the 'eye' again, as that is terrific.

It surely cannot applaud ... it seems as if it wants to grab something. Image with a spooky side. Great work!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-03-02 19:53]

Hi Leon

Superb graphism & tonal range. The black fingernails are an interesting touch. Well done!

Ooo...pretty creepy looking...a disembodied hand floating in space. Very well done, I like the idea. I like the workshop version better because I like the colour of the hand contrasted against the black, it is so nice.
Oh boy, we all need to think about this Hand subject for the challenge. Haven't a clue at the moment.
Cheers Joan
Thanks for visitng my photo.

Hello. Lovely composition. Strong image, nice Black and White shot. Well done. :O)

Superb shot, it is very creative and artistic. You have played with light and shadow in a masterful way. Very well done!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-03-07 15:43]

Excellent work Leon, the light is perfect as is the composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Wow! One fine creative work i must say. Love the light work here. So well thought of.

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  • bebeM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 0 N: 57] (605)
  • [2006-03-13 6:04]

Very expressive hand

Really eye catching shot - definately grabbed my attention when I first saw it. Lovel composition.
Thanks for sharing

very great work leon.
it is very artistically.
i like the very black space aroud the hand.

TFS it

very well done. congrats

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  • Aldor Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 12 W: 31 N: 0] (8)
  • [2007-01-18 13:09]

Excellent shot. bravo!


Perfect work !
The hand is very well centered and it works well with fingers that give dynamism, mysterious and beautiful, the title is excellent too.
Superb lighting.

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