Monday, February 14, 2011

Hands

Many of you know I often roam my neighborhood at night, camera in hand.  Sometimes I'm tired of taking shots of the buildings, and seek some small detail I may not have noticed.  Other times I head home without having fired off a single shot, or, as in this case, with a couple of "dumb" shots: ones which I know will end up being deleted for their lack of aesthetic or documentary value, or stored on hard drives, never to be opened again.

The "dumb" shots in this case were a couple of hands of some wooden mannequins in a lit up shop window on Wooster St.  But when I got home,  I decided to make a challenge of it.  What, I asked myself, could I do to make something so boring look interesting?  Here are the results (starting with an original, plain ole file...)

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10 comments:

LiPeony said...

oo totally love the black and white version of the picture... it's like a sci-fi thing of two loving robots =D ... like a movie poster

Frannie said...

Love the black and white photos and the second to last photo the best.
Great challenge.

sMacThoughts said...

LiPeony .... I love your description!!
Frannie .... Thank you, I am very interested in hearing which strike each of you as your favorites. :)

Richard said...

The fourth black and white appeals to me most; the fingers seem to be twitching, just hanging there, also I like the lines running through the image. In the next to last color (oranges) Image, the hand seems to have given up, allowing itself to be consumed by the flames........

Galit said...

I second LiPeony! That was the first thing I was thinking. Sci-fi or an horror movie... I can see those hands waking up and start doing crazy things!!!
I'm loving he black and white ones, especially the 5th (with the added stars)
Very quirky photographs :)

sMacThoughts said...

Richard, when you said the fingers appear to be twitching, it suddenly made me think of the Brothers Quay!

Galit .... thank you!

jdavissquared said...

I love the pink and yellow ones! pretty, yet kinda creepy at the same time! {that's a good thing!}

sMacThoughts said...

Oh, I agree!!

red-handed said...

Boy, you *really* squeezed and experimented.

sMacThoughts said...

Hahaha, well, for me this is something I 'do' for hours on end. It's a sort of artistic brainstorming which I can get quite lost in.