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Harbury Mill by Lord_Raglan

Harbury Mill

Hi, Lord Raglan,

Your excellent study of this fine old Windmill, stirred my memory banks......just a couple of years ago, I rephotographed over 100 Glass Negatives .......photographs taken at the turn of the 19th Century by a local medical man keen on photography.

One is a very similar view of the same Harbury Windmill......if I could post it in a reply I would, .......should you want it I could email it to you.......just PM me.

I am off for a shoot at an old Wheelwright shop just now, back later....

Hobbo

By: Lord_Raglan

Poolside Curve by SteveBaz

Poolside Curve

Very well seen and executed ........ One for a Gallery I think?

Print it large, and ENJOY!

Hobbo

By: SteveBaz

Hairdresser by tanmoy_d

Hairdresser

A wonderful study of character and action.........beautifully processed.

Hobbo

By: tanmoy_d

Arlington Row in Bibury. by brandish

Arlington Row in Bibury.

A great shot, that brings happy memories.


I used to run workshops in the Watermill nearby, during Bank Holiday weekends I stayed in my old VW camper there.......a walk around the village during summer was one if my regular pleasures, the teeming Trout stream alongside the road.............the Mill, the Pub, and Arlington Row combined into a wonderful whole.

It's sad the yellow car is so intrusive.

Hobbo

By: brandish

CRAFTY by hobbo

CRAFTY

Thank You

Tanya

By: hobbo

Sandelion by Morpyre

Sandelion

Beautifully seen and taken.

Hobbo

By: Morpyre

Seed Pod by civitas

Seed Pod

Love it!

Hobbo

By: civitas

PORTRAITS ON A SHOESTRING by hobbo

PORTRAITS ON A SHOESTRING


Quote: Great portrait and what a wonderful face. Where was it taken?

Hi, Anna,

It is one of my almost instant.....Street Portraits.......simply stop a person in the street.....request a portrait.....and, if they agree .....SHOOT!

Yes, in the street in cloudy conditions, because of the dimple lens, full manual focus was required, this is the best of three attempts, my subject was very patient.

Thank you, and to all others who have commented and given the User Award.

Hobbo

By: hobbo

A WEB OF INTRIGUE by hobbo

A WEB OF INTRIGUE

I know you did Dan......I gave them a favourable comments.......Love old tools, especially if dusty and rusty Wink

Hobbo

By: hobbo

Tooled up by danbrann

Tooled up

Love this kind of shot.......because the shapes, textures and tones, need to be processed just enough to make a difference ......this, to my eyes is perfect.

I was taking similar studies of a box of Drill and Reamers the other day ......looking at this again, I can only admire the skills of the Toolmakers who created each one.

Hobbo

By: danbrann

In Unison by AndrewAlbert

In Unison

I wonder what they were singing? Tongue

Hobbo

By: AndrewAlbert

Dreaming" by msnapz

Dreaming"

Beautifully rendered .........I bet family are delighted?

Hobbo

By: msnapz

First sight of Ocean by peterbakonyi

First sight of Ocean

Love this......it's one of the best photographs I've seen recently..........the colours, composition and light are perfect....

It reminds me of many famous paintings, especially those painted in Cornwall.

Hobbo

By: peterbakonyi

99 pENCE SHOP PORTRAIT Summer 2014 by hobbo

99 pENCE SHOP PORTRAIT Summer 2014

Very many thanks for the votes, comments and the Award.........they are very encouraging and confirm that I must be getting things right.

This journey into re-creating a Karsh style has emphasised the difference between just......Taking a photograph.......compared with Making a Photograph.

Karsh used film cameras, had access to studio and lighting never mind a continuous stream of beautiful or important models........He MADE his mono photographs in the viewfinder, with a twiddle or three in the Darkroom afterwards.

In my case here, I TOOK this Portrait in my local 99 pence shop, in my Street Photography role, no studio, just normal shop lighting......I MADE this Karsh-Like version, using Photoshop and Topaz Filters...from a colour RAW file.

We are so lucky today, in being able to use the same original to develop many styles.....all great fun to learn and practice.

Hobbo

By: hobbo

FAITH by fellwalker61

FAITH

A cracking child portrait.....well lit.

Hobbo

By: fellwalker61

apple and pear by binder1

apple and pear

A beautifully rendered Still Life,mI like the processing.

Hobbo

By: binder1

Selfie 2 by AlanJ

Selfie 2

A great Mono study.....

Hobbo

By: AlanJ

Together at the sea apart by Drummerdelight

Together at the sea apart

A well composed study..............a big thumbs up from me.

Hobbo

By: Drummerdelight

JUST PASSING THROUGH by hobbo

JUST PASSING THROUGH

A very huge Thank You, to those who gave User Awards.....and for a all the votes too.

This is one of my favourite portraits too.

Hobbo

By: hobbo

Street portrait by EddieDaisy

Street portrait

A fantastic image, that looks as if it was done in a studio, you must have been very fortunate with your location and background, the lighting is very subtle and really works. Did you need to manouvre him into that light?

As a huge fan and practitioner of Street Portraiture I know, just how difficult it is to make the best of available light and background, especially when requesting a portrait from a complete stranger.

London, must be a treasure house of portrait opportunity, at the other end of the scale to my, small town, location?

Hobbo

By: EddieDaisy

Friends by Craftysnapper

Friends

Great capture.....with a very touching back story.


I thought I recognised this, when I saw the thumbnail Wink

Hobbo. ..........(AKA. FUJI)

By: Craftysnapper

From Darkness Light by Rorymac

From Darkness Light

This reminds me of a painting by ....JWM TURNER.....a well executed abstract.

Hobbo

By: Rorymac

Apples n Pears. by revilo

Apples n Pears.

Beautifully done......just-washed fruit can be so rewarding if photographed and framed as well as this.

I gave taken many similar shots.......they work very well if you are using vintage lenses too.

Hobbo

By: revilo

Fashion Beauty Studio Lighting Portoflio Workshop by photoion

Fashion Beauty Studio Lighting Portoflio Workshop

WOW!

A beautifully executed Portrait, lighting, focus and colours all perfect.....a real winner.

Hobbo

By: photoion

Kai02 homage a la Rembrandt by DouglasMorley

Kai02 homage a la Rembrandt

A well considered portrait of a beautiful lady......two comments come to mind as I view it.....

The Rembrant touch would be better if you cloned out the nose jewel....

You have processed The portrait as if covered with ageing yellow varnish......In a freshly painted or newly cleaned canvas the portrait would look more natural.......but I can see where you were coming from.

Hobbo

By: DouglasMorley

DRAMA LINES by hobbo

DRAMA LINES

Thank you all.....

I have processed a mono version, it does work, but I'm still not 100% happy with it.

Hobbo

By: hobbo

The Last One? by kaybee

The Last One?

Hooray!

Someone else who notices the little things in life......so easy to pass them by?

I often take very similar shots, they can be very rewarding, even if just on a personal level.

More please.

Hobbo

By: kaybee

Winter Whites by Gp350

Winter Whites

A first rate portrait.

Hobbo

By: Gp350

Sunset on the Dry Dock by Rende

Sunset on the Dry Dock

Photographic perfection.

Hobbo

By: Rende

THE DAFODIL WEARER by hobbo

THE DAFODIL WEARER

Thank you for the Award and for all the motivational comments, they are much appreciated.

Hobbo

By: hobbo