Daily Photo: Kara Stewart’s “hot hands”

Kara Stewart has sent us this close in, black and white study of hands at work.

Hibachi chef cooking in bw by Kara Stewart

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.

If you are interested in seeing more of Kara’s work, please visit her website: www.kdstewart.net and her commerce site: www.zazzle.com/artinphotography*

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5 Responses to Daily Photo: Kara Stewart’s “hot hands”

  1. Mark says:

    The character of the hands and their proximity to the flames make this a keeper and kinda makes me hungry…

  2. claire says:

    This picture has so much life! Well done!

  3. I’m fascinated by his hands and the flames as if I was sitting right there. I would have had my camera out too.

  4. Rodney says:

    Nice photo Kara. Of course you make me want to see the color version too! But I love black and whites, so the color version will have to remain in my imagination.

  5. Kara says:

    Thanks, all! Sorry such a delay on the responses, but I need to explore around Ed’s blog more! If you want to see the color version, it is here: http://www.kdstewart.net/Whats-New/2011/15273048_JZ5Zm#1340773039_WSzvnbs Thanks again for the lovely comments!

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