I had several names for this one, but as ever a senior moment ripped them from my mind. Enjoy!

Featured in “Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends” group 1st June 2011

Featured in “The Adicted Photographer” 1st June 2011

Canon 450D 18-55mm lens @ 55mm & 43mm
1/125 sec f/10 ISO 800 with polariser and ND grad for the train
1/100 sec f/8 ISO 200 no filters for the hands

Inspired by my dad in visual arts and music from a very early age. He mentored me in photography, film processing and printing when I was 7 or 8 years old. He wouldn’t teach me to play guitar though so I had to teach myself, and played bass in a group while I was at University for pocket money. I took early retirement in 2009 and rekindled my passion for photography. My art is eclectic. I’ll photograph anything and everything. The world is full of images just waiting to be captured.

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  • April Jarocka
    April Jarockaover 3 years ago

    Now that’s b***** clever Harry! 10/10 for imagination. :-)

  • Is the word you’re looking for “Blooming” by any chance?

    Thanks April, I’m grateful for your comments.

    – Harry Purves

  • Wow, thanks for the Fav April, great!

    – Harry Purves

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 3 years ago

    This is great, Harry!!! what a wonderful idea… can’t wait to see what you come up with next!!

  • After seeing it after bringing my wife home from work I may update this image slightly and replace it. But the concept will remain, and I may remember the other potential names for it too.

    Thanks for your great comment Barbara, I have another idea or two, but maybe I should write them down before I forget them. :o)

    – Harry Purves

  • By the way, they are my hands too, maybe I could get a job as a hand model, whadoya think?

    – Harry Purves

  • April Jarocka
    April Jarockaover 3 years ago

    You put me to shame with those nails. Mine have a permanent gesso/charcoal manicure. :-D

  • To quote a humorous tale: “You know you’re an artist when <everything is covered in Gesso/charcoal/oils etc.”

    I just keep them reasonably short on the left hand and slightly longer on my right, and I have trained myself not to bite them any more too.

    Great comment April, really enjoyed it!

    – Harry Purves

    BLYTHARTover 3 years ago

    You seem to have a natural gift for producing these little Photoshop masterpieces; I am impressed!

    I worked as a call-handler for the railway. It would have been great to say, “Sorry your train was delayed; I’ll just squeeze out another one for you sir”.

    Is that Cramlington church in the background?

    One more thing – I was amused that April is admiring your finger nails; maybe you can swap manicuring tips with her :-)

  • Hi Dave. I really appreciate your comments, you’re very complimentary, thank you. Great comment for you as a call handler, very funny :)

    The background is Lumely Castle I believe. I was in Plawsworth when I took the train photo.

    Yes, I’m still thinking of a fun reply – but I’m getting there, give me another moment it’s late you know.

    – Harry Purves

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    So fun and creative!!! I love your playfulness and cleverness!!!

  • Thank you so much Cee, I’m just a playful type I guess.

    – Harry Purves

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group

  • Wow! I’m so pleased! Thanks so very much.

    – Harry Purves

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarover 3 years ago

    This is a fun one Harry!

  • I’m happy to be fun, its such a cool feeling. Thank you for your kind words Chris!

    – Harry Purves

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    This is really a fantastic creation!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!!! Bill

  • I’m very you pleased you like it Bill. Thanks for your comments.

    – Harry Purves

  • JoeDavisPhoto
    JoeDavisPhotoover 3 years ago

    Great Image!

  • Thanks for your comment Joe. Images like this are a safe photographic pastime compared to yours my friend! I wish you all the best with that. Have you really been a part of “Storm Chasers” on TV? If you have I may have seen you!

    – Harry Purves

  • April Jarocka
    April Jarockaover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks April.

    – Harry Purves

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