Sunday, July 26, 2009
I've wanted to do this photo of my grandmothers hands for about two years and hadn't done so on previous trips to NJ ...so while I was there earlier this month I finally shot some photos of her 94 year old hands. It was the day I was leaving and went over to say bye to her, and not knowing how they would come out before I started, I was getting some ok shots with the natural light coming thru the doors from what I could see on my cameras LCD screen. You don't always know until you load the images on the computer and start working with them, but sometimes you can get an idea if you got something to work with. My main concern was light and would it come out good enough to work with in Aperture. (I don't do a lot with my images as far as post production and I only have Aperture on my Apple Laptop. If I need something done more than I'm capable of and Photoshopped, then I send them to this really good Graphic Designer I use from time to time.) So this photo came out well when I converted it to black and white and I'm pretty happy with the result. It came out just as good as I envisioned it so I might be able to leave this shot alone and not revisit it. If you know me, if I shoot a photo I really want, and it doesn't come out how I wanted or is lacking something, I'll shoot it again, and again, until I get it right. I don't think I can do anything more with this shot other than be happy with the result. Anyway, I hope you like it.