Subhash Sapru, APSA, PPSA  

Open Hand by Subhash Sapru, APSA, PPSA

June 2021 - Open Hand

About the Image(s)

Camera Nikon D80, Lens Tamron 10-24 f/3.5-4.5, ISO 100 Aperture f/8, exposure time 1/250 shot at 16 mm.

Open hand is symbol of Chandigarh, one of the modern cities of India conceived by our late Prime Minister Mr Jawaharlal Nehru. It signifies open to accept new ideas. This open hand is made of different metals and rotates on a windy day.

The image was shot some years ago in the early morning light as I was testing my new lens. I downloaded the image, increased some contrast and vibrance after removing some noise in Topaz DeNoise. In fact I had made a number of shots at different settings, but I like this one the most.

4 comments posted

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
I like the hand, and its story and significance. You have just enough shadow detail to show the base. The yellow-orange clouds contrast with the blue sky and conveniently merge behind the sculpture. Is there a halo around the hand or is it my eyes?   Posted: 06/17/2021 11:59:04
Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
Thanks for your observations. No there is no halo around the hand. Its made of different metals and is so light that it rotates with the wind.   Posted: 06/17/2021 12:38:23

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
I really like the composition. I even thought the hand might represent a bird as well with its possible symbolism. The sunset sky is phenomenal running the full color spectrum emphasizing nature's grandeur. Beautiful!   Posted: 06/17/2021 12:48:33

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
The sky is stunning and accents the hand beautifully. I agree the yellow and orange accent the sky. The trees in the background add nice depth.   Posted: 06/18/2021 14:19:02


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