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bird in hand series

Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:31 am

through the cracks in time,
we dream of tomorrow,
and yesterday fades away,
Now is calling.

we are strong, we are fragile,
we live, we fly.
And one day...

but until that day,
I love my friends,
and my furry walking companion,

I am Now
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I Am Now

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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:23 pm

Fabulous....

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Post by minniev » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:46 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:31 am
through the cracks in time,
we dream of tomorrow,
and yesterday fades away,
Now is calling.

we are strong, we are fragile,
we live, we fly.
And one day...

but until that day,
I love my friends,
and my furry walking companion,

I am Now

IAmNow.jpg

I love the poem.

Of course I've already loved the bird. I am not sure I like the hard cut of the disembodiment of the hand on a personal level but I suspect that is the meaning and purpose. It is remarkable in its execution. And timely in its creation. Thank you for sharing it.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:58 pm

thank you Frank and Min - yeah, my hand didn't look too good and I worked this image very quickly, so I went with the idea of Jarring next to Cute - I wanted to emphasize the wonder of life and contrast it to how fleeting and temporary it is..

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Post by minniev » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:58 pm
thank you Frank and Min - yeah, my hand didn't look too good and I worked this image very quickly, so I went with the idea of Jarring next to Cute - I wanted to emphasize the wonder of life and contrast it to how fleeting and temporary it is..
And you did that very well.

But at the same time you made me want to resurrect my images of the wild birds that ate from my hands in Canada and see what I can do with them in light of what I've learned in PS since then.
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:45 pm

minniev wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm

But at the same time you made me want to resurrect my images of the wild birds that ate from my hands in Canada and see what I can do with them in light of what I've learned in PS since then.
Yep - I want to see that. On my end I will be taking more pictures of my hands in different positions and hopefully with light direction to match birds, and then I am going to find bird on stick shots and transform them. I will try to hold my hands in positions that match the branches that the bird is sitting on and see how it goes.

and later, if my drawing skills get better, I might take some of those hand shots and see if the hand can be drawn.

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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 pm

Fun stuff.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:32 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Fun stuff.
Hi Ernst, the idea and doing the processing is fun... but taking pictures of my hand is a Pain! Stretching one hand in front while the other has to hold the camera and push the shutter and I have to use the viewfinder to see/compose the shot.

I am thinking I need to be less Lazy and use my android app to control the camera and have the camera sitting on a tripod... If I could train my toes to work the app, then I could even take a picture of Both Hands!!! (I guess separate shots is no big deal truthfully).. Anyway, Hands are Tough.

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Post by Psjunkie » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:19 pm

maybe feet would be easier than hands.......oooops, bad idea, forget it pleeeaase!!

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Post by minniev » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:05 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Fun stuff.
Hi Ernst, the idea and doing the processing is fun... but taking pictures of my hand is a Pain! Stretching one hand in front while the other has to hold the camera and push the shutter and I have to use the viewfinder to see/compose the shot.

I am thinking I need to be less Lazy and use my android app to control the camera and have the camera sitting on a tripod... If I could train my toes to work the app, then I could even take a picture of Both Hands!!! (I guess separate shots is no big deal truthfully).. Anyway, Hands are Tough.
Yes, use the phone to get the shot, unless you're real sure where to sit and how you want to hold your hand, and can beat the timer.

Have you tried to get the birds to land in your hands?
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