Challenge! Cameraderie Challenge #64 - Hands - Closed

Hendrik

Regular
Location
Massachusetts
Well, attendance was not great, but most of the cool kids showed up, anyway. Please excuse my attempts at titles...

@Irene McC: Together, At Last - The well manicured hands of the bride and groom on their wedding day –– Promises made. Side by side they face the future. We use hands to make connections with others in all sorts of ways.

@MiguelATF: Muddy Hands, Seen Clearly - At first glance it could be read as being about the mud but, if you think about it, it deals with the major part hands play in satisfying our curiosity. Idle hands, and all that.

@ricks: Concern - The hands are center stage and do most of the heavy lifting but there’s a lot of context teasing the viewer. The use of (presumably) a paint filter, the seemingly stretched perspective and the low point of view help to compound the mystery and give the image a cinematic, dynamic edginess.

@Simonix: Infant’s Grasp - No parent can ever forget the flood of tenderness released when grasped by an infant thus. Ah, memories!

@donlaw: Hands - A visual pun on two meanings of hand - the appendage vs. the “hand” to which two are typically appended. All hands on deck, many hands make light work.

@Herbert Hound: Dislocated - you feel the pain, we cringe in sympathy. Never doubt the capacity of inanimate objects to hate. It’s pretty certain that most of us will at some time of our lives be forced to go without the full use of one of our hands for (hopefully) short periods.

@pictogramax: Running Out - monochrome portrait possibly not of tenacity –– I WILL get it all! –– but of languor. What preoccupation keeps him from taking a drag? My father’s cigarettes would develop equally long ashes but untended, in the ash tray, while he worked. Or is this an idiosyncratic skill? Running out - with all deliberate speed.

@HenryBH: 54th Anniversary - They’re facing each other, perhaps wondering together at the passage of time, “Look what we did!” The years have taken their toll but –– Promises kept. A fitting bookend to @Irene McC’s entry.

I loved them all but the one that I kept seeing in my mind's eye, away from the monitor, was ricks' Concerned. I invite @ricks to run the next challenge. If this is not possible then my second most favored is @pictogramax's Running Out.
 
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JensM

All-Pro
Blast, I noted the challenge when it was put up, found it interesting and then swiftly forgot about the whole thing.

High quality on the work entered, all around. Congrats to ricks.
 
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ricks

Veteran
Thank you so much Hendrik for the challenge, and the unexpected honor of winning. The day after i posted I was hit on my bike by fleeing felons eluding traffic and pursuing police by using the bike lane. I was side swiped at 70mph and ended up with a broken femur. I am getting better, but don't feel up to running the next challenge. I would greatly appreciate if pictogramax is able to take on the responsibility. Thanks.
 

Irene McC

Hall of Famer
Thank you so much Hendrik for the challenge, and the unexpected honor of winning. The day after i posted I was hit on my bike by fleeing felons eluding traffic and pursuing police by using the bike lane. I was side swiped at 70mph and ended up with a broken femur. I am getting better, but don't feel up to running the next challenge. I would greatly appreciate if pictogramax is able to take on the responsibility. Thanks.
Congratulations on your winning entry @ricks and gosh, what an awful thing to happen. I do hope you will recover quickly
 

Hendrik

Regular
Location
Massachusetts
Thank you so much Hendrik for the challenge, and the unexpected honor of winning. The day after i posted I was hit on my bike by fleeing felons eluding traffic and pursuing police by using the bike lane. I was side swiped at 70mph and ended up with a broken femur. I am getting better, but don't feel up to running the next challenge. I would greatly appreciate if pictogramax is able to take on the responsibility. Thanks.
Dreadful! Get better & be well!!
 
Location
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Name
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Amazing entries, one and all...! And a thoughtful and illuminating judging and commentary by Hendrik...thank you for your words, and for a compelling Challenge subject! @ricks, my kudos and congratulations to you on a worthy - and rather marvelous - photo (and photographic interpretation)! And my sympathies for what happened, along with my wishes for a speedy and trouble-free recovery! And congrats to @pictogramax for a seriously marvelous photograph as well.
 

donlaw

Legend
Location
Texas
Name
Don
Thank you so much Hendrik for the challenge, and the unexpected honor of winning. The day after i posted I was hit on my bike by fleeing felons eluding traffic and pursuing police by using the bike lane. I was side swiped at 70mph and ended up with a broken femur. I am getting better, but don't feel up to running the next challenge. I would greatly appreciate if pictogramax is able to take on the responsibility. Thanks.
So sorry to hear that. Sounds like you were lucky not to be hurt even more. I had a cycling accident this year too. Resulting in a broken clavicle! Hope you have a quick recovery!
 
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donlaw

Legend
Location
Texas
Name
Don
Thank you so much Hendrik for the challenge, and the unexpected honor of winning. The day after i posted I was hit on my bike by fleeing felons eluding traffic and pursuing police by using the bike lane. I was side swiped at 70mph and ended up with a broken femur. I am getting better, but don't feel up to running the next challenge. I would greatly appreciate if pictogramax is able to take on the responsibility. Thanks.
@pictogramax looks like you are up since @ricks is on the mend.
 
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