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this was taken at tutbury castle on one of there renacter weekends, i just thought this guy would make a good portrait, his face say it all for me ,iv just darkened the backgroud down a bit

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Oct 2012 - 10:23 AM
Focal Length:95mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:THE ELDER STATESMAN
Username:brian7d brian7d
Uploaded:21 Oct 2013 - 2:28 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma e2 Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 2:31 PM

Outstanding portrait showing great character.Tongue

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 2:53 PM

That's a strong gaze, the camera doesn't intimidate him. Good to have him looking over his glasses.
I'm assuming that you used a tripod (if not you have a very steady hand at that focal length!), but there's some softness - I would expect f8 to give a bit more precision in the beard? It may be subject movement or it may come from the processing, do you use Silver Efex Pro?
Good work with the background, but watch out for pattern repeats when cloning! There's just a wee bit of a light halo in places around the subject - particularly around the brim of the hat and down his right (left to us) side. That's fairly easily sorted.
I'm also wondering if you strayed over the edge of his face on the left, there's an odd patch where his ear should be. I can't quite work it out...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 21 Oct 2013 - 2:57 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 3:24 PM

Shutter speed is way too slow for the focal length. Image needs to be sharper as a result. Theres a lot more than background darkening done in this shot, and, as above, much of it not done well.

You can do better than this.


regards


Willie

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 4:09 PM

I had to go out unexpectedly, I've now uploaded a Mod. Here's what I did:
Reinstated his missing ear (by flipping the image and cloning in from the other side of the face); got rid of the halo round the hat and shoulders; got rid of the cloning pattern repeats in the background and blurred an area that was sharper than the rest; did some dodging and burning on the eyes to give an impression of greater sharpness; added a bit of Unsharp mask.
If you fiddle with pictures you have to remember - the devil's in the detail!
Moira

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DalesLass
DalesLass e2 Member 32187 forum postsDalesLass vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM

What a great face!

Jude

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