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Had a great weekend on the "Anglesey in Autumn meet".....although the weather was naughty.....we had a great time and lots to photograph in the slate museum. This chap just happened to be a tourist there...and I asked if I could do his portrait....So thanks again John.

I do have a colour version Alarm Bell Dave Tongue but thought I would give the mono an airing first.

Edited and converted in PS.

C&C welcome..

Thanks for stopping by.. Smile

Llarge has Llots and Llots of Llovely,Llovely detail

~Alley~

P.S Thanks Goggz for being on reflector duty Smile

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Title:John
Username:AlleyCatz AlleyCatz
Uploaded:13 Oct 2009 - 10:59 AM
Tags:Black & white, Portraits / people
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:05 AM

This man goes so well with the environment..a look back in time.Terrific portrait Alley.This is shortlisted you do these so well.
Tom.

Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:06 AM

Looks great to me Alison.

Alan X

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:07 AM

Colour could work well, too, but this is excellent in black and white. Good, strong eye contact, pin sharp and lots of great textures and shapes in the background. Handsome chap, too. I bet he gets the girl at the end of the movie.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:07 AM

Thanks Tom,Wooly and David..... Smile


~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 13 Oct 2009 - 11:08 AM
davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:10 AM

Excellent processing and a very appropriate model. Are you sure that he wasn't provided by the Tourist Board and you just misheard him ?
Dave

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:13 AM

he fits in sooo well, a cracker. i love the slate museum and look forward to seeing more from there.lesley

Last Modified By cassiecat at 13 Oct 2009 - 11:13 AM
AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:14 AM

Thanks Dave and Lesley appreciated Smile

Dave....I could hardly believe my luck when he took his jacket off and had those braces on....he even said he felt like he belonged there....and he did really look the part.



~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 13 Oct 2009 - 11:15 AM
cider
cider  10 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 - 11:16 AM

Briliant mono

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:20 AM

You are right large is briliant.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:21 AM

Thanks for stopping by Cider & Prabhusinha Smile


~Alley~

davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:22 AM

Pity you didn't give him your red umbrella to hold though.

Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:23 AM

Has a real period feeling to it as if it were taken years ago. Wonderful tones and the detail is excellent as is the conversion

Glyn

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:28 AM


Quote: Pity you didn't give him your red umbrella to hold though

I had left it at home.....but I would of had a shot of DaveU holding it if I had taken it Wink

Thanks for your time Glynn Smile


~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 13 Oct 2009 - 11:28 AM
owp
owp  9168 forum posts
13 Oct 2009 - 11:31 AM

. . .I like the processing here . . looks like HDR in feel, but very good tones an details . . did you use any flash or is this outside?

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for stopping by owp...Not a hdr...and was taken inside (because of the Lloverly rainy weather) and use of a reflector Smile



~Alley~

Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:36 AM

Perfect backdrop and processing Alison great portrait

Brian..................................................

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:37 AM

Thanks Brian.....you missed a great meet....and not many beers and vino's were harmed! Wink


~Alley~

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 11:50 AM

Blimey but I can see why you chased after him now, you brazen hussey.

Superlatives are required here, and even my colour besotted eyes think this looks smashing in BW. Top-notch PP work Alley.

So this was tripod mounted, just window light and Goggz on reflector? No fill in flash or anything. And 50mm rather than 18-200 ... is that just for the low light?

Cormy
Cormy  7 England
13 Oct 2009 - 11:55 AM

What a great model,lucky sod.Great pic.
Cheers
Alan

LesF
LesF e2 Member 8177 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 12:14 PM

Excellent Alley mono really suits it, thought you were looking after Mr U alarm bells what next.

LesF

TheWanderer
13 Oct 2009 - 12:42 PM

Large is definitely worth the look.

Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  6200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 1:37 PM

great work and deserves all the comments.

Ian

mudge
mudge e2 Member 1250 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 2:30 PM

Full of detail and character
Fabulous image

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 3:09 PM

Thanks Gang...appreciate you stopping by Smile

Les: I wish I had been there....when he got caught red handed, it would of been a ROTFPMSL moment! Wink


~Alley~

SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 3:16 PM

Cracking image Alley.... great detail and texture

Jon

RogBrown
RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 4:18 PM

Wow Ms Catz! We all laughed when you shot out of the cafe like a rat up a drainpipe, but my God, your eagle eyes had spotted a winner. This guy just looks so natural in the surroundings, ( He's almost as handsome as I was at his age!) & those braces are a real bonus. I'm not normally a great fan of mono but here it suits the shot perfectly.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 4:34 PM

Most excellent!

Anne

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 5:12 PM

Thanks Jon,Rog and Anne.

Rog: Rat or no rat....I was not going to let a portrait opportunity pass me by...braces and all Smile

~Alley~


P.S A.B.D: Yes tripod mounted,50mm lens,window light and a reflector held by the Goggz.That 50mm lens was an excellent buy....about £79 squids I think,Its a 1.8 so good for low light Smile

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 13 Oct 2009 - 5:17 PM
WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 5:18 PM

Oh MY!!!!!

Lee Smile

chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 5:37 PM

He looks as if he just grew there Alison,trust you to talk someone into having their picture taken Wink
Works well in mono,good PP,lovin' the textures.

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 5:45 PM

Great portrait and story. A

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 5:58 PM

Lee:You can close your mouth now Wink


Quote: trust you to talk someone into having their picture taken

Moi.....miss an excellent opportunity of a portrait and especially in the slate museums surroundings...with braces and all.....I dont think so comes to mind Wink

Thanks for stopping by Lee & Janet Smile


~Alley~

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 6:06 PM

Excellent mono, great work. Pleasure to be #30

Jouİo
Jouİo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouİo vcard Finland
13 Oct 2009 - 6:09 PM

superb work, Alley!

Jouko

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 6:15 PM

Thanks Kaleena & Jouko....appreciate your time Smile


~Alley~

Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 6:34 PM

Thats damn fine p.p Alleycat , super photojournalism with the matches !

MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 6:48 PM

Looks great Alley - - pity we didn't get chance to say Hi Smile

F x

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 6:54 PM

Thanks Dave and Fran Smile

Fran: T'was a pity....but DaveU & Rog drank the bar dry....so would of been a sober meeting! Wink


~Alley~

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 7:07 PM

Hic .....

wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
13 Oct 2009 - 7:09 PM

If you do not ask you sometimes do not get, you did with this picture , well doneSmile

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 9:27 PM

Llovely llooking textures in the b/g Alley - the guy llooks llike he should be in the movies.
You must be a silver tongued devil getting all these guys to pose for you.Wink
Brian.

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 9:37 PM


Quote: You must be a silver tongued devil getting all these guys to pose for you

"Pray tell sir....what ever is your meaning?" Wink

Thanks for stopping by Doug & Brian Smile

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 9:55 PM

brilliant, brilliant, brilliant...

phil

rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 10:09 PM

Hee hee, wonder what his teacher said afterwards!

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 10:16 PM

Superb mono Alley - the young man in question certainly suits the scene - well done you Smile

Sarah *

Imagephotographics

Superb work indeed !

Chris

Nick_Hilton
14 Oct 2009 - 2:20 PM

Well done for hunting the poor young man down!!!!

youngwooly
14 Oct 2009 - 4:52 PM

Great work Alison

Mark

Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 6:14 PM


Quote: Well done for hunting the poor young man down!!!!

He was quite willing Nick, a charming and gentlemanly chap, as was his friend Paul.

Well... I have to say you've excelled yourself here Alison! This is really outstanding PP and a fine image.

Makes me glad I held the reflector Smile

Cheers, Goggz

AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:58 PM

Thanks folks..... Smile


...and thanks again Goggz Smile Smile


~Alley~

Last Modified By AlleyCatz at 14 Oct 2009 - 9:58 PM
alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 8:57 AM

Wow,

What a stunning image. I assume this is the American you rushed off to chase Smile You can have my user award with pleasure.
It was great to meet you at the weekend.

Alan

Last Modified By alansnap at 15 Oct 2009 - 8:58 AM
AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 6:20 PM

Thanks Alan.....and thanks very much for UA means alot and very pleased to get it. It was great to meet you also Smile


~Alley~

SGIBBONS
SGIBBONS  556 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2009 - 9:56 AM

Wow Alison this guy looks like he stepped back in time...wat a find Smile. Someone said he looked like Orlando Bloom and they were right...were was I at this time...oh yes photographing the slate quarry...bummer :-(. Nice processing with this shot Alison and well composed !

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