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Good morning all....

This is a shot of my brother "Budge" I took recently whilst on a family visit. Family are good to practise on just wish they lived nearer.

Thanks for stopping by Smile

Converted and edited inPS

C&C welcome


Hope your day goes good


~Alley~

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 50mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Budge
Username:AlleyCatz AlleyCatz
Uploaded:16 Sep 2008 - 8:48 AM
Tags:Black & white, Brother, Man, Portrait, Portraits / people
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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 8:58 AM

Superb work again Alley, bet your brother is well chuffed with this one!

Rgds
Paul

sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:02 AM

Not normally a great fan of a dark vignette myself, but it definitely works here and adds considerably to the shot. Cracking detail in here missus and well converted too. Like it.

Paul

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:05 AM

Funny this as the thumbnail looks flat and lacking in contrast, but the image just gets better the larger it's viewed. Large is a cracker ... plenty of contrast, loads of detail and well processed too. Not the kind of treatment you could get away with on a lady (apart from Dot) but it works well here.

Last Modified By DaveU at 16 Sep 2008 - 9:05 AM
AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:06 AM

Thanks Paul & Paul....and Dave...much apprecited.

I had no choice but to use a heavy vignette Paul. I had meant to take my black back drop when I went to visit my brother ....but forgot and left it at my sisters from doing "Mr Jacksons" portrait. It was too far away to go back ....and we could not find anything to use as a dark back drop Sad I wanted to use the image as I dont see my brother very often and really liked the overall portrait....so I tweaked into something I thought might look better...back ground wise if you get what I mean.

Thanks again for your comments Smile

Dave I think you like Dot Wink


~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 16 Sep 2008 - 9:08 AM
angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 - 9:10 AM

Lovely detail AlleySmile

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:10 AM

Lol .... she's in my age range these days Sad

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:14 AM


Quote: she's in my age range these days

I think she is still a little too young for you Dave....Dont want to be called a craddle snatcher now do we Wink


~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 16 Sep 2008 - 9:14 AM
Cormy
Cormy  6 England
16 Sep 2008 - 9:18 AM

Greast portrait Alley.
Cheers
Alan

sketch
sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 - 9:18 AM

Love this Alley, he also reminds me of one of the three muskateers, dont know why lol maybe the hair and goatee

sarah x

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:18 AM

What a horrible thing to say Ms Catz Sad

LesF
LesF e2 Member 7175 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:37 AM

A cracking shot shot Alley and a wonderful conversion too

LesF

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:39 AM

another fine portrait

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 9:40 AM


Quote: What a horrible thing to say Ms Catz

You would not stand a chance with her Dave....she likes her men with thier socks on!


Dave you are not old and so young at heart also Smile

(feel better now?)


Thanks for stopping by Les and Ollie Smile


~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 16 Sep 2008 - 9:41 AM
DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 10:01 AM

I am suitably placated Ms Catz. But I now have a rather awful mental image of Dot donned in leather garb leering at a naked man with his socks on.

Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 10:40 AM

yer big 'un is amazing Smile

Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 3:07 PM

What a fantastic portrait.
Bob

Ian_Sweet
Ian_Sweet  892 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 3:15 PM

The processing is superb, detail is amazing with a top notch B&W conversion, very well done.

Regards

Ian...

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 4:50 PM

Wonderful portrait. Great treatment.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 6:08 PM

Photogenic family Alison, great portrait. Ron.

MilanaG
MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
16 Sep 2008 - 6:22 PM

...wonderful and quality b&w work...like it ...
Milena

BigSausage
16 Sep 2008 - 7:26 PM

Great Photograph! Obviously Better Looking Than Yourself.

Big Sausage

chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 7:34 PM

I have this image of Dot & Dave firmly fixed in my head now thankyou very much Wink...I need some Paracetomol !
Good tones here Alison & a far away look in his eyes which you have captured well.

MediumSizeUnavailable

Good portrait. Budge has a bit of a Klingon forhead, doesn't he ?

Welcome to the site Big Sausage Wink

davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 8:06 PM

Nicely done Alley. Good range of tones and fine detail.
Dave

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 8:42 PM

Thanks all....appreciated Smile


Welcome to EPZ Little sausage Wink

Janet: Sorry about that thought...Dot has no teeth either!

Koen: Yes indeed Klingon....Opps must be careful what I say....as we are related...Lol.


~Alley~

wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
16 Sep 2008 - 9:33 PM

Eyes look good on this one, well done

DougSmile

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 10:21 PM

Super image.......Great bloke portrait.......!

backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2008 - 10:39 PM

needs to be opened large to appreciare the detail.....superb

phil

Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2008 - 12:05 AM

size matters, full of sharp detail, great portrait

Dianna

chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
17 Sep 2008 - 8:42 AM

Beautifully captured and the proccessing is bang on Smile

madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2008 - 7:04 PM

ace detail and lighting and eyes

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