Extremities in B&W

Challenge #5 in the Rino Pizzi's Challenges series. Hosted by rpizzi.
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Photos of ONE PERSON's hands and/or feet. Hands holding something or by themselves, one hand only, feet walking, resting, standing. Only in B&W. Please no couples holding hands. The entries must be captivating images of just hands or feet or both of one subject only.
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Gardener Saves Snail
by pcassel
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Heavily PP to produce this effect. First it was a tight crop to 100% then enlarged a bit using CS 4. I converted to b&w upping green to make the hands look rougher. I then upped the contrast some. I used Focal Blade 1.05 with a light sharp but with high detail to make the hands look rough. I made a elliptical selection around the snail, feathered heavily and used an Adjustment layer to up the light there. Then I inverted the selection and used another Adjustment layer to darken the balance of
Submitted: Sunday, 24th May, 2009 13:55 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 23rd May, 2009
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F13
ISO: 2000
Views: 339
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