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When I asked if I could take his picture as he was sitting relaxed in the sun, this gentleman stood to attention, replaced his shoes, and fastened his collar. Of course the moment was lost but I just had to photograph him.
What a lovely man.
nice i love b&w photography
sometimes that 'self representation', fastening the button etc says more about the person than an informal candid could, this seems a case in point, and the contrast between the formal/informal gives the image an extra touch of tension.
Your tag says it all
Very good photo!
There was a new moment with its own powerful expression. A
Still an excellent image Mavis.Lovely toning.
It shows he has some self respect....a commodity in short supply it seems lately!
Yes Mavis, he must be a gentleman.Some would have told you to get lost !! The poor chap sitting here for a quiet bit of reflection.Shoes off,cursing his wife for buying them a size too small.
Rubbing his aching corns and bunions,and you come along and ask for a pic !! I hope you at least gave him a foot massage afterwards,to relieve his pain and suffering ? A face here that could tell a thousand stories.Well, a thousand and one now,after meeting you !!
A wonderful image captured well and indeed speaks volumes about the self respect this gentle man has for himself and the respect he wishes to show others thanks for sharing Colin
Excellent work.Enjoyed this one.
What a superb portrait Mavis, works well in mono.
Superb capture. Love the mood in this. What a wonderful man and great b/g. Just love everything about it............Sandy
A good conversion to mono. I think you have cracked it now.
Yes a great one.
A great shot and processing well worth the two awards - Nice one
A face full of character Mavis - top pic...Bill
beautifully photographed and composed and it works so well in mono.
A picture of a real gentleman - who wanted to be presented in a respectable way. I love this and your explanation makes it very poignant.
Great Mono Portrait
So well captured Mavis - that face tells a lot of stories and how wonderful that he wish to present himself as best as he could for this photo oppertunity - Ina
Great mono, really well composed image.
I am so excited to receive your guest editors award Katy. Thank you very much indeed.
Congratulations Mavis - super image
Well done Mavis, congratulations on the GEA, monochrome suits this image perfectly
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