Canon EOS 20D
1/80s f/2.5 at 50.0mm iso800
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elle est magique cette photo... !
So nice, just coming out of the dark...
nice work as well .
Angel Gonzalez Molero
Perfect light treatment
George - Omiros Christakos
Awesome photo Chris. Superb light treatment. GMV.
Fabulous. Terrific image.
I m a non smoker but this is hot:-) vote
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte
EXCELLENT......great shadow play...........
dramatic shot here. It tells a story...
Keep posting..your hand expressions is like a movie to watch for
Very imposing image. The lighting is particularly amiable.
Extraordinary! Love the lighting and the treatment! Vote.
A masterpiece ! V
(here in holland they sell this stuff in "coffee shops" )
I think I got nothing more to add to the long list of wonderful comments you've already received. A true masterpiece... Hope you don't mind a vote from me :-)
"Don't Bogart that joint my friend...
...pass it over to me"
- late sixties song
Great b/w Chris !!!
Great shot, Chris.
Detail is so good here.. as well as the POV. The fingers drifting off to blur are just perfect. Amazing mind you have..
George - Omiros Christakos
despite the fact that I hate cigarettes.... this is a brilliant shot Chris. Vote.
Une magnifique composition pour un geste si souvent accomplit
De nouveau un chef-d'oeuvre de pureté.
unhealthy but great :o)
another magical moment caught! almost like PWL. love the contrast and lighting.
excellent use of black! voted
An attractive and impressive B&W shot. Voted.
don in maine!
Powerful and dramatic. Full of temptation. K
Ana Carloto O'Shea
Great!! Just the way you know how to do. Congratulations Chris!!!
I love it too! V.
Chris it's all been said..I love this image..v
master piece "Sofropoulos", a masterly study about light and shadows
True art. This would look great on a wall, printed BIG.
What an amazing picture.. v!
Nektario Moment Photo
Ah, the master. I have seen nothing close. I would wholeheartedly recommend you check out www.dpchallenge.com as this week they have the weekly theme is "hands" and if you post, I am certain this would place in the top 10. You'd certainly get highest marks from me. Let me know if you do post - it's an open challenge so anyone can enter. Oh, love this shots btw :). Vote
Kelly Clark Moncure
very elegant with such a normally unglamourous smoke-
Quite elegant, Chris. I love how you capture skin and it's tones & textures.
Wow. Very, very well-done. Big vote.
wow, this one too is excellently done, wonderful exposure and treatment, love the lighting.V
wow wow wow! out of the dark....so well done!
This is beautiful! Nice one Chris!
Perfect, emotional shot. GMV
Superb, brilliant, exquisite!GMV
Très beau travail, comme d'habitude...
Wonderful...! I love the way the hand fades away, like dying embers... (V)
Very very good. Light, DOF, processing, idea... A great one Chris! v
Fantastic hand expression!
So strong and so well done! Vote!
Excellent shot! Very good detail, lighting and composition.
One of your best 'hands', Chris.
I like a lot an "appearance" from the dark, well taken and executed.
wonderful, love all the blackness around the hand! v>
Just superb - absolutely love the way you use light in this series. Voted
This has to be one of my favs! V
J. Scott Coile
Out of the void... Magnificent! VOTE!
An hand, another hand in your hand´s saga.Hand of a man, hand of one who use his hand for his work.Smoking a cheap cigarette, he must try hard ...
Great picture, food for thought...
outstanding image v!
Another winner, Chris.
What a GREAT shot! It looks like it was taken decades ago. B&W is key here, I think.
I'm still sitting patiently. Come on; don't bogart. ;)
Fantastic shot Chris. Are you passing it to me or just admiring your chunky roll? ;)
So beautiful in it`s simplicity Chris! Three fingers sharp and the other two in blur, holding a self made burning (!) cigarette - so much tension and expression in this picture! Fantastic add to this famous gallery again!
You know that your treatment here is awesome, don't you?
Simply beautiful, Chris. I think you have a gift of "taming" light in such a way, you are a reference in this piece of art.