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Once again many many thanks for the comments and advice on my upload from yesterday. I have learnt so much which I know will only benefit me. Thankyou for your kindness as you help me along, and just think one day when I am famous it will be because of your help and advice! hee hee!

I'm off to a bug farm with my granddaughter and her class today, so I will have to catch up later. Mmmmm.....Yep of course I'll take my camera along!

This is Paul, he is a body builder and has only been training for 2 years!!! He is the mean guy that trains me a gym. Yes, he is mean...I am hammered by him and by the time he has finished with me, I feel as if my body is disconnected from my head!!! haha
He asked me to take a few shots of him for a competition that he is entering. These were taken at my house, indoors using only the available window light. Converted to mono. AV f5.6, ISO 1000

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 17-85mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Paul
Username:challicew challicew
Uploaded:28 Aug 2008 - 7:15 AM
Tags:Black & white, Body builder, Mono, People, Portraits / people, Sports / action
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MDaniel
MDaniel  8 Ghana3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 7:22 AM

great study of the male

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MRSbiscuit60
28 Aug 2008 - 7:33 AM

Great six pack and well done with the light available. Hope he does well in his comp. Trish

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 7:34 AM

actually his face looks so childlike and very unlike a body builder Smile

commendable lighting Challice. you have done well here.

good one, upperbody muscles could be given a shine? I am no expert in this, but Arnold's and Rambo's pictures always have shiny muscles ... Wink may be olive oil!!!

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 7:43 AM


Quote: Actually his face looks so childlike and very unlike a body builder

commendable lighting Challice. you have done well here.

good one, upperbody muscles could be given a shine? I am no expert in this, but Arnold's and Rambo's pictures always have shiny muscles ... may be olive oil!!!

Hahaha. He did use oil, but it was his first ever photo shoot and I think he was a bit shy, so most of the oil went onto that left elbow of his...hahaha

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 - 7:45 AM

I thought that i was looking in a mirror for a second LOL
great work here Challice he looks awesome and all in two years

marc

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 8:34 AM

great tones and excellent portrait

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
28 Aug 2008 - 8:34 AM

It must be so hard for you to take a hammering from Paul.I have a feeling Mrswoolybill could be in touch Challice.
Cheers
Alan

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joetcat
joetcat  7 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 - 9:03 AM

love your last 4 down load. missed out big time!!!!


nice
joe

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 9:05 AM


Quote: most of the oil went onto that left elbow of his

At least that lets us out of offering technical suggestions as to how to remove the shine - you can't manipulate a digital photograph with a towel Smile
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1077 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 9:28 AM

(Thinks to herself - Why do I never get anyone like this to pose for me at my house...???)
Note to self - be serious. This is superb, well composed plus very well exposed, not an easy job.
Plus - this is a delightful portrait, as Rad says he has such a sweet, open, boyish face.
Moira

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 9:34 AM

A well photographed figure study. Very good use of the available light.

Albert

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101637 forum postsexposure vcard England
28 Aug 2008 - 10:45 AM

A Brilliant portrait and effect and light Challice a lovely exposure pose and composition
Pauline.

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 - 10:50 AM

Oh dear, that left elbow did get most of the oil... lol.
A very well captured shot and, as already said, his boyish and open expression makes an interesting contrast to the muscular pose.
Jean

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
28 Aug 2008 - 10:56 AM

impressive muscles !

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 11:18 AM

These are hilarious comments, and just think there are more images to come!!!!

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 11:18 AM

Must be a treat to work with Challice ! Ron.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 1:08 PM

Good male study

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 1:15 PM

Excellent pose Challice, maybe if he looked a bit more serious then the whole mood would change? do you think? Not a crit just a suggestion to experiment with different expressions..

Bernie

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
28 Aug 2008 - 2:01 PM

excellent shot ... best of luck to him..

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 2:09 PM

Lean and mean... A beautiful study of male body. He's giving you such a look !
Anne

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 2:16 PM


Quote: Excellent pose Challice, maybe if he looked a bit more serious then the whole mood would change? do you think? Not a crit just a suggestion to experiment with different expressions..

Bernie

Thanks for the suggestion, but they have to smile when they are competing., which is really hard to do when you have to pump up those muscles, so he was only doing what would add points in a comp.

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whiteswan01
28 Aug 2008 - 2:55 PM

wow yummy good tones love hes smile
Dawn

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 4:09 PM

mmm, not sure whichone of you is actually getting my vote Smile

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
28 Aug 2008 - 4:17 PM

Excellent capture well done regards
Mike

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 7:01 PM

A super male study Challice. Good mono shot with good lighting.
Pete.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2008 - 7:41 PM

Nicely toned - the photo and the body Ina

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hellsbells8868
29 Aug 2008 - 3:26 PM

Fabulous image and that is a fantastic body...

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