Taken at a nearby festival. This is the hand of a wood carver. He carves small pieces of wood into bird wings. His hands indicate that he has been at this for quite sometime.
This is another in the series of photographs on hands. It shows one of the people in the Peters Valley Craft Center’s blacksmith shop class grinding a blade.
Here is the color photograph that I took of the pizza chef that worked at the location where my wife Jane Ingram Allen had a month long residency. He was so used to my taking his picture that he began to ignore me. That is exactly what I wanted.
This is the second color photo that I transitioned to black and white. To get a strong black and reduce the blue I increased yellow to +40 and orange to +40 in the grey scale window in Photoshop CS6. I also increased the black and contrast in the RAW window. This seemed to work but others may have other suggestions.
This photo was taken in Arusha, Tanzania. It was out side a church after one of the children were baptized.
Jane Ingram Allen taught paper making at the Santa Rosa Junior College. There were some very committed students. One had wonderful hands that had sparkly red paint.