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Good Evening Everyone



Many thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback on my last upload(GOGOGO10)very much appreciated, it's my first portrait shot, I'm not good at but I try to learn,


Here is an image taken yesterday
Hope you like it.
All your comments and criticisms are welcome Thank you.
Saeid

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:SIGMA 300MM
Recording media:TIFF (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jan 1601 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:ROOOOOK
Username:saeidNL saeidNL
Uploaded:14 Mar 2011 - 8:24 PM
Tags:Portraits / people, Street
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barmymarny
14 Mar 2011 - 8:45 PM

Well done. Super candid!

Marilyn x

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 8:48 PM

Looks a very fine 1st portrait to me!

Ann

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achieverswales
14 Mar 2011 - 8:59 PM

A very gritty mono conversion, excellent capture!

Regards

Trev.

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:13 PM

A very evocative shot...Smile

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:14 PM

Excellent capture, beautiful light.Smile

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:24 PM

A strong and expressive characterization - wonderful!
Christina

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Vince52
Vince52  4 Wales
14 Mar 2011 - 9:50 PM

Great capture, super candid works well in mono.
Vince

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HobbitDave
14 Mar 2011 - 9:51 PM

Life seen through well-lived eyes.....excellent candid, cracking shot, shortlisted.
Dave.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 9:53 PM

good evening saeid cracking detail and lght wonderful tones a beauty Wink
andy

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Jodyw17
Jodyw17 e2 Member 4Jodyw17 vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 - 10:05 PM

superb first portrait

Jody

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
14 Mar 2011 - 10:16 PM

A great portrait Saied. Very well suited to mono. Moira

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 10:30 PM

The back lighting is exceptional, seem sto give him a halo-- a most interesting face-- More please!

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 - 10:37 PM

Nice candid mono portrait Saeid, nice light and detail.. Peter

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 10:40 PM

He looks quite a charactor, a well spotted candid. - gary

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Sasanach
Sasanach  4 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 10:50 PM

Hello Saeid. What a lot of character in this old gentleman and accentuated by being in monochrome. - Richard

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2011 - 11:54 PM

Lovely portrait in mono , Saeid, of one who is obviously in tune with what is going on around himGrin Love the 'portrait' reflection in the bicycle lamp. Well spotted and very well captured Grin
Take care,
Pauline

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
15 Mar 2011 - 12:52 AM

Nice image well captured.
Allen,

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 4:06 AM

Well done Saeid, a great candid capture of what looks like quite a character, certainly very photogenic! The choice of B&W for presentation is perfect!
Rgds., Jim

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 5:21 AM

Very well captured and presented, Saeid. Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 6:35 AM

An excellent candid shot.


Quote: Lovely portrait in mono , Saeid, of one who is obviously in tune with what is going on around himGrin Love the 'portrait' reflection in the bicycle lamp. Well spotted and very well captured Grin
Take care,
Pauline

Agreed - well done.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 7:44 AM

An excellent candid

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 8:23 AM

only too happy to take this to 30.
I remember a guy like that in Amsterdam... he used to be a teacher and had become disallusioned with life.But he was so entertaining to talk to.
Sadly he died of exposure ...... A great loss

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Natzdad
Natzdad  529 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 8:46 AM

brilliant mono conversion......Mick

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gabriel_flr
15 Mar 2011 - 9:22 AM

Great portrait with very expressive face Saeid!
Gabriel

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gingerdelight
15 Mar 2011 - 9:38 AM

An amazing portrait - really well done!
Carol

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
15 Mar 2011 - 9:41 AM

Nothing wrong with this Saeid, a super portrait, looks especially good in mono.

Len

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 10:48 AM

1st class portrait, very well done.

Hugh

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 11:36 AM

Very good - as long as you catch some details on the face of the old man - it`s perfect - superb lighting from the back - well done and keep going my friend

Daniel

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 3tommyld vcard United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 - 1:35 PM

Great Portrait Saeid!!!... Works well in Mono...

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kathyg15
kathyg15  4 United States
15 Mar 2011 - 2:00 PM

Well done!!.....Kathy

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 2:14 PM

Well done Saeid.Super portrait.

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dmhuynh72
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15 Mar 2011 - 3:04 PM

great mono portrait
regards
Yung

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acousticmist
15 Mar 2011 - 3:37 PM

A very well captured mono portrait................Martin

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 3:57 PM

He looks an interesting character, good mono tone too.
Well seen
Regards Richard

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digital_boi
15 Mar 2011 - 4:36 PM

full of character wxcellent in mono Wink

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Mar 2011 - 7:08 PM

A great capture

Peter

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aminnadi
aminnadi  4 Iran, Islamic Republic of
15 Mar 2011 - 8:57 PM

hello dear saeid
mokhlesim saeid jan
agha lotf dari
bia iran dar khedmat bashim tatilato
sale noye shoma ham mobarak.
ma ke az karayae zibat hamishe lezzat mibarim
be vije landscape haye nafas giret

best regards

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
15 Mar 2011 - 8:59 PM

You have done very well with your first portrait Saeid, lots of excellent detail.

Ruth

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Beladd
Beladd  4 Ireland7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2011 - 1:03 AM

Nice capture Saeid of this interesting looking character. It makes me wonder what his life tale is. Nice use of Mono and rear light catching the brilliance of his white long hair. I would love to see a portrait crop of this without the invasion of bicycle in setting and a stronger blur /clone out of wire rail. Keep up the good work

Kind regards.............Paddy.

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angie44
angie44  5
16 Mar 2011 - 5:32 AM

superb capture , well done ... angie

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2011 - 10:16 AM

He looks such an interesting character Saeid . and a lovely portrait from you - it works perfectly in B/W - Sue

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2011 - 1:20 PM

I think this is really good, great how the old guy's expression is captured and the sun catching his grey hair.
Shellio

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2011 - 12:17 AM

Wonderful photo-op that you have captured, Saeid, of this pensive & fascinating older man. The expression photographed is truly unique & 'evokes many interpretations for the viewer.' The clarity & tonality is generally very good. There are, I feel, a few things that would make your photograph have more impact. First off, an easy fairly moderate 'crop from the top of the image frame,' downwards, would bring in the old man's face, more into a focus perspective. I would crop,...just to the top of the 'uppermost hairs.' There are two 'slight highlight distractions,' which distract my eye, which if 'excluded from the image frame,' and if cropped, would also give more 'straight focus into the details & facial expression of the man.' Cropping 4-5 cm, from the left, would 'exclude the bright highlight,' on top of the bench. A crop 'from the bottom of the frame, upwards(3-4 centimeters),' would exclude the bright 'highlights of his knee,' in the right lower corner of the image frame. Maybe, 'tad off your contrast setting,' would just tone down this highlights on both his shoulders, and be less distracting. I really like your excellent capture of this man, and offer these suggestions, with the intention of improving, 'an already artistic shot.'
Regards...Peter

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2011 - 3:32 AM

I have slightly re-evaluated my critique. My modification,...would be to give slightly more room above the top of the old man's head, maybe 1.5 to 2 centimeters(from the tip of the highest hairs) of 'less of a crop,' from the top of the image frame. This I do, because, since I have not performed a modification(I don't think I can, because, I am not an e2 member), & have considered this, 're-assessment,' because of the concomitant crop from below, as mentioned previously, to omit the 'highlighted knee,' in the right lower corner of the image frame. I would "not do anything" to the 'right side of the image frame,' since inclusion of part of the bicycle gives the image some 'added interest & reference point.' Hope, that this helps, Saeid.

Ciao...Peter Smile

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 10:37 AM

Love this portrait shots on the street,
Nice job,might have cropped a little of the top,

Aidan,,

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Glostopcat
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26 Mar 2011 - 11:31 PM

An excellent candid Saeid, he looks a real character

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grannyshot
31 Mar 2011 - 10:44 AM

Absolutely beautiful light!...Love this very much!!

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SecRATary
SecRATary  3 Wales
9 May 2011 - 6:00 PM

Cracking mono / candid / portrait ... Excellent.

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paulashby
paulashby  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2011 - 5:51 PM

A great capture, love to know what he's thinking.

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