Photo Contest: Hands

Photography Posted by Staaan

Take a photograph of hand(s). Other objects can be present, but the main focus should be on the hand(s).

The hands can be doing something, showing emotion, helping, or giving a message of some kind.

For inspiration at the winner of the 'hands 4' contest 4 years ago:

Won by rturnbow
— Won by rturnbow —

Here you can see all the entries that were submitted:

Hands 4 Photography Contest on Pxleyes

Your photo can include any props you may wish, but the only part of the body visible should be the hands.

Be creative and let your hands speak through your photography.

Good luck!

ENTRIES
Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Rank: 1 out of 23 | 25 points

Unspecified specimen created by Zizounai

9 reactions
Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

The Blob - Nikon D5200

kyricom avatarLevel 13
kyricom

Congratulations! Great shot. (what is that green stuff?)

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to kyricom :

It is called slime... disgusting isn't it? kids love it!!!

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Nice first place, congratulations

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thank you!

colorpicker avatarLevel 9
colorpicker

Congrats!!!

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to colorpicker :

thanks!

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Slightly disturbing ☺️ Good shot with hands appearing out of darkness

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

Great visual impact with that neon green coming at us out of the darkness!

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 2 out of 23 | 24 points

Entry without name created by kyricom

Tactile Taken on a Pentax K-3

7 reactions
IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Good job with 2nd and 3rd place! 🥳🥳🥳

kyricom avatarLevel 13
kyricom replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thank you

colorpicker avatarLevel 9
colorpicker

Congrats!!!

kyricom avatarLevel 13
kyricom replied to colorpicker :

Thank you

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

This could be used for an equality ad

Gorgeous

kyricom avatarLevel 13
kyricom replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thanks. They were a couple of my students who were dating.

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

Cliche but well done.

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 3 out of 23 | 21 points

Nameless picture created by kyricom

Sparkles! - Taken on a Pentax K-3

3 reactions
colorpicker avatarLevel 9
colorpicker

Congrats!!!

kyricom avatarLevel 13
kyricom replied to colorpicker :

Thank you

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

I love those little reflection sparks on the fingers

Wayne-Cheah avatarLevel 11
Rank: 4 out of 23 | 16 points

Entry without name created by Wayne-Cheah

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 5 out of 23 | 16 points

Unspecified specimen created by Teecee


Fancy Schmancy - 80D Sigma 18/250

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 6 out of 23 | 16 points

Unspecified specimen created by kyricom

Working Hands = Taken on a Pentax K-3

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 7 out of 23 | 14 points

Unspecified specimen created by Teecee


Hands holding a little bundle of joy. Notice the matching shirts LOL
Canon T2i Sigma 18/250

4 reactions
Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee

Bit of both thanks for looking

Olga.L avatarLevel 16Best Photo Review award
Olga.L replied to Teecee :

Looks like the Heimlech manouver, with love. The contrast of REALLY strong and large hands juxtaposed against the fragility of the little one in protective mode creates a lovely story ....and colour coordinated...ahhh how cool.

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Teecee replied to Olga.L :

Thank you very much for that :)

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Like father like son.

Really big hands or really tiny baby!

Teecee avatarLevel 12
Rank: 8 out of 23 | 16 points

Entry without name created by Teecee


Showing some love to his favourite animal
Canon 80D Sigma 18/250

diogenesjunior avatarLevel 14
Rank: 9 out of 23 | 14 points

Unspecified specimen created by diogenesjunior

2 reactions
IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Bit small, you have a bigger version?

Of the photo I mean

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to IEatRawEggs :

I do not know what I am looking at.......a mystery.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Rank: 10 out of 23 | 15 points

Nameless picture created by Zizounai

5 reactions
Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

What instrument is this? It is a mystery.

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs replied to Olga.L :

Looks like an accordeon

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to IEatRawEggs :

Hmmm if it is it is an ancient one. We will wait for the author's response.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Olga and Eggs, this is a traditional accordion, it is often used in my country to play celtic music. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatonic_button_accordion

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Accordion - Nikon D5200

Wayne-Cheah avatarLevel 11
Rank: 11 out of 23 | 14 points

Nameless picture created by Wayne-Cheah

1 reaction
IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

I see 5 hands and 2 people, so confused :d

zerocool avatarLevel 17
Rank: 12 out of 23 | 14 points

Entry without name created by zerocool

Wayne-Cheah avatarLevel 11
Rank: 13 out of 23 | 11 points

Nameless picture created by Wayne-Cheah

colorpicker avatarLevel 9
Rank: 14 out of 23 | 11 points

Nameless picture created by colorpicker


One of my feathered friends captured in a public park using Casio EX-FH20

6 reactions
IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Look at him, fearless little fellah :)

colorpicker avatarLevel 9
colorpicker replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thanks a lot for your kind comment!

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

A heart warming photo. His eye is blurred giving movement to the photo. chirp chirp chirp

colorpicker avatarLevel 9
colorpicker replied to Olga.L :

Thank you so much for your kind words, Olga. Yes, heart warming moments for me. I need more and more frequently this kind of positive input especially in these days of horrifying news from all over the world.
BTW: this photo does not have the quality I'm normally trying to achieve, because I could not use both hands :-)

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to colorpicker :

You are NOT alone with this feeling of angst. As the great philospher Plato said "be kind for everyone you meet is fighting their own personal battle."....very true in these times. But know this.......it will pass. At least nature and her beauty provides us with a balm for our troubled souls. Chirp chirp

colorpicker avatarLevel 9
colorpicker replied to Olga.L :

Thanks a lot, Olga, for sharing your personal thoughts. It's always calming to know that there are others feeling the same way. Stay safe and healthy! Chirp chirp chirp

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Rank: 15 out of 23 | 13 points

Entry without name created by Olga.L

3 reactions
Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

Negombo, Sri Lanka taken with Sony @6300

colorpicker avatarLevel 9
colorpicker replied to Olga.L :

Very impressive! The excellent editing levels up the great impact!

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to colorpicker :

Thank you so much for stopping by and giving insight into this image......please feel free to critique my photos.....including the not so good ones by sharing on how you think they could be improved. Again thank you.

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Rank: 16 out of 23 | 10 points

Unspecified specimen created by Olga.L

3 reactions
Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

Colombo, Sri Lanka taken with [email protected]

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Love the color contrasts

And I love peppers

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to IEatRawEggs :

Awww thank you...and I love Sri Lanka and the food there...YUM. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Rank: 17 out of 23 | 8 points

Unspecified specimen created by Zizounai

3 reactions
Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Scissor hand - Nikon D5200

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

Nice in monochrome, sharp :-)

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

This works great in B&W

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Rank: 18 out of 23 | 8 points

Entry without name created by Olga.L

3 reactions
IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Maybe a little too much HDR, but nice nonetheless

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thank you for saying so....I do overdo it oftentimes and need to be reminded to step back a bit. I appreciate you taking the time to critique.

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

My Lai, Vietnam taken with [email protected]

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 19 out of 23 | 6 points

Unspecified specimen created by Diamite


Sony Alpa Q200

3 reactions
Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

I like how this has been posted with the hand coming into the frame from up above.....very unique. A tighter crop with eliminating that shadow on the left would have a geater impact.

Reginafalangi avatarLevel 5
Reginafalangi replied to Olga.L :

Agree with Olga........

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Diamite replied to Olga.L :

I'll bare this in mind, Thank you

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 20 out of 23 | 6 points

Nameless picture created by Diamite

2 reactions
Reginafalangi avatarLevel 5
Reginafalangi

Try center the stream

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Diamite replied to Reginafalangi :

I was pouring water, one handed, and taking the shot with other. Better planing for next time. Thank you

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Rank: 21 out of 23 | 6 points

Nameless picture created by Staaan

4 reactions
thelostworld avatarLevel 10
thelostworld

Is that a tag game?

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan replied to thelostworld :

Tagception!

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

Taken with my Galaxy Note 10. Sorry for crappy quality.

Reginafalangi avatarLevel 5
Reginafalangi

WHat is this

Marleen avatarLevel 12
Rank: 22 out of 23 | 4 points

Unspecified specimen created by Marleen

2 reactions
IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

You have a higher resolution version of this?

Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L replied to IEatRawEggs :

The submission is blurred and more negative space is needed as there is a nip on the last finger.

Marleen avatarLevel 12
Rank: 23 out of 23 | 4 points

Nameless picture created by Marleen

1 reaction
Olga.L avatarLevel 16
Olga.L

The amputation of this hand's thumb I find disturbing and am wondering why you cut the photo at this thumb joint. The image is very blurry and out of focus as well, however, the contest is hands and the hand is there and nothing else to interfere.

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