Comment added on Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Thank you Margaret! Yes I definitely wanted to leave the head and most of the body out of the shot to focus on the connection with the hands.
I have another shot without the leg but I find it makes the image too flat. I could try to dial it down a bit though as I agree it might be a little too bright. Thank you
Comment added on Saturday, 04 September 2021
Another quite wonderful image of how central her hands are to the act of music making. There is dynamism here with the hands being separated and the bow too adds to this sense of movement. The outline of the leg diagonally down to the bottom right could perhaps be removed but it has less light on it so it works as it is. There is no connection with the head in this image, and that being so, keeps the emphasis off her as a person and more on her as a violoncelliste.