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Today’s picture of the week comes from regular contributor Steve George. We were thinking of using it for a front cover, but decided it was a bit too Gothic and grim. “That’s what I was going for when I took it,” says Steve. “It’s a close up of the hand of one of the statues on the lower part of the War Memorial, after a rain shower. I used a very shallow depth of field to make the fingers stand out. I took it on a Canon 5B digital camera, but I black-and-whited it on Photoshop to make it look like a traditional film picture.” We like the shudders it sends down our spine, the chiaroscuro contrast, and the fact that it obscures and changes the mood of one of our everyday sights.

Angel hand, by Steve George