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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Gallery Fifty Eight: Man and nature -- expressing our relationship with the environment > The Hand of Man, Yosemite National Park, California, 2008
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The Hand of Man, Yosemite National Park, California, 2008
14-MAY-2008

The Hand of Man, Yosemite National Park, California, 2008

The skillful fingers of this photographer cradle a tiny camera as he quietly stalks a chattering squirrel just outside of Yosemite’s famed Ahwahnee Hotel. Together, fingers and camera repeat the arc of a fragile sprig of greenery emerging from the tree – a tree that abstracts the image by hiding the photographer from us. The photographer, of course, is not aware of this symbiotic natural relationship. But the viewer will be.

Leica V-Lux 1
1/400s f/8.0 at 33.0mm iso100 full exif

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Phil Douglis27-May-2008 18:28
There is passion in these fingers -- the photographer plays the camera like a musician plays an instrument. He holds it so lightly -it is an extension of his soul. You can see the hand of experience here -- no fumbling, just assurance. Thanks for seeing the concentration and gentleness, too. And thanks, too, for noting the enthusiastic support of the little sprig, too, Tim.
Tim May27-May-2008 17:15
There is such a sense of concentration in this image. It is, I think, conveyed by the gentle gesture of the hands. Also, it seems as if the sprig is looking on in appreciation.
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