The Hand


“The Hand” has made its appearance here before…

It seems to do a lot of things around here.

Thank you, hand, for all your efforts.


This is Ilford Delta 3200 shot at 1600 ISO.  Strange stuff–not having to worry about shooting indoors.

“High ISO” isn’t just for digital…


7 thoughts on “The Hand

  1. Photographs by Peter says:

    I remember using that film and thinking the same. Still, I was surprised to see the native ISO was 1600, given the name.

    On a more important note, the second image is quite impressive. A very tender moment perfectly composed. Excellent work.

    • mewanchuk says:

      Sorry…I wasn’t clear: Yes–the native ISO is 1600, which I considered to be “high enough” to shoot indoors, and not worry about adequate light.

      It could certainly be pushed, but I’m sure it would be VERY grainy.

      In any case, thanks for the compliment; I actually thought people would prefer the first image, and actually debated not posting the second due to its slightly OOF quality…guess that shows what I know!



        • mewanchuk says:

          …and to add to the mystery…it even has development times for 3200, 6400, and 12500 INSIDE the box!


          It is a misnomer…I will grant you that; but it turns out we were BOTH fooled:

          The native ISO is actually rated at 1000.

          (But nowhere on the box does it actually SAY that).

          I feel a class action coming on…

  2. Karim D. Ghantous (@kdghantous) says:

    I love this one, too. And of course what’s photographic appreciation without a technical observation? I need to geek out at least a few times a day, you know. Anyway, the point of focus seems to be her hair, right behind her left ear. And judging the geometry very roughly, the plane of focus just missed her right eye. Just!

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