Kara Stewart has sent us this close in, black and white study of hands at work.
Kara shot this at f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO 640, 80 mm focal length on her Nikon D300 with available light. Here’s her commentary on the shot:
This is my Hibachi black and white shot, that was taken at my son’s graduation dinner. The chef was very flashy with his cooking techniques and I wanted to capture some of that showmanship. I dithered back and forth between a color version of that shot and the black and white one. I really liked the flame color and some of the surrounding color in the color version, but finally decided on the black and white as the one to put into my food images gallery and use as a ‘finished’ product. I bumped up the contrast and played with the levels a bit until it seemed to ‘gel’ or ‘pop’ enough for my taste.
I then put that finished version in my Foods gallery on my website. Black and white photography is a particular love of mine. My Food gallery is here: http://www.kdstewart.net/PeoplePetsFood-Homes/Food/11236981_XQVLp
Well done Kara (no pun intended!). You can feel the intensity of the flame and we can almost see his hands moving.
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