Gimme A Hand

I don’t know what it is but I seem to have this thing for hands. No, not some weird fetish. Just busy hands; playing chess, plucking a guitar string, shuffling a deck of cards, or handing-off a cup of coffee as in the case of this scene. I like not knowing the identity of the people, too. I believe the mystery makes what the hands are doing interesting. This would have a totally different mood if we saw their faces.


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  • Mister Blur in the City of Light PRO 5y

    i believe that hands are the mirror of the soul
    yes, without the identity of the "bearer" of hands, the shots are perfect
  • Elena Omelchenko PRO 5y

    Wonderful eye, great capture!
  • Kevin Reilly 5y

    Reminds me that I need to get some more hand sanitizer at the store tomorrow. I think there's actually a special name for the germs that are passed along on coffee cups -- javajerms. Well, the word didn't actually exist until just now. I wonder if I should copyright it?

    I think I've mentioned your facination with hands a bit ago. You usually focus on the hards of artists. This is the first I've seen of plain old ordinary hands doing everyday stuff. And oddly, it has pretty much the same impact. Hands are just cool. Thanks for pointing that out.

    This is a cool scene, and I agree with you leaving out the faces makes it interesting. They're probably talking about the big game, or tax cuts or something else that you've heard so much of, you're about to puke. But, the hands are brand new.
  • idashum PRO 5y

    Hey Kurt! Love the hands from this everyday scene. Really expressive on their own with the identities shielded. Hope you had a great break!
  • Henk de Boer (copyright all photos) PRO 5y

    Impressive composition and scenery!!
  • snowleopard* 5y

    I agree with you Kurt: the mystery makes things interesting and your shot proves well the point!
  • Petter Sandell PRO 5y

    You are right about that, maybe i have some of the same for feet ... :-) Looking at your image today I immediately sensed a feel of warm community between the two - hey, it's cold outside but have this warm cup of coffee and it will be all right.
  • Michael King PRO 5y

    They are passing the caffeinated torch! Great shot Kurt, creates some mystery there without the faces.
  • Dale 5y

    That's a interesting shot!
  • Blanchi.© Off..!!! 5y

    A beautiful and very intimate photo ...
    Yes that's right hands and gestures say a lot about a person ... and this tells me that it was very cold ... and that makes it even more appetizing the coffee ...

    I think here you have joined two recurrent motifs in you .

    Hands and coffee ...;-)

    Anyway I love ...;-)

    Have a lovely day...,-)
  • David Lipscomb 5y

    This is oddly beautiful. Odd because of the intimacy of this banal moment. Obviously, this is just the exchange of coffee at a fast-food drive through, but then this little scene takes on a certain magic because of the way their fingers are touching and the gorgeous way you framed this (the lines, the thirds, the DOF, it's all working).
  • Kevin English 5y

    You definitely have a skill at capturing some of the subtleties within everyday life. Nice work!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Andrea Rock 5y

    incredible shots...always!!!
  • altamons PRO 5y

    It is a great shot for sure!!!
  • Christopoulos (off again) PRO 5y

    Great, Ian -- and I love that you included your icon(ic) cat claw shot in the hands set! ;-P
  • Marcellina. 5y

    I've never paid much attention to hands, but I agree with what you're saying. I feel the same, except I like to focus on nonhuman "hands." ^_^

    I sooooooooo hate it whenever a stranger passes something to me and his hand accidentally touches mine. Ewwww! Gross!! HAHAH!
  • William Cho PRO 5y

    Lovely touch! Nice bokeh!
  • JC Shamrock 5y

    You got a good eye for hands, indeed.
    Nicely done, great for stock too.
  • seddeg PRO 5y

    I don't think I could say it any better than "David Lipscoomb" did! Except to say, "Love it!!"
    By the way, looks like you took the backseat to all the ladies that day! =)) And about the "mystery"....if I had to guess, I would say that Alex is getting some coffee!???)
  • jjs08 PRO 5y

    I've gotta hand it to ya, you know how to HANDle these hand shots, great work!!! :)
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