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I took this shot of my husband Rab in a friend's living room. It was taken a few years ago, I think he was playing the guitar at the time, although you can't see it in the shot. There was only limited light coming in from a side window, so the background ended up in darkness and gave some nice shadows I thought. A slightly higher iso was used. Converted to black and white in PS.

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-135mm Sigma
Title:thoughtful
Username:mellyleth mellyleth
Uploaded:20 Oct 2006 - 6:35 PM
Tags:Black & white, Portraits / people
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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1123442 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 6:44 PM

Thought he looked young....

....you can tell he's playing guitar by the flared nostrils.
Wink

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starliz
starliz e2 Member 101594 forum postsstarliz vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 7:05 PM

do like the light just catches his hair nicely he seems to have a very thoughful expression looks really good,beautifully captured.


must look at my sons nostrils next time he`s playing lol

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Boyd
Boyd e2 Member 1111213 forum postsBoyd vcard Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 7:06 PM

Aah, those curly locks, the furrowed brow, the nose sniffing the air for unfamiliar scents...

..I do believe he came second in the Cocker Spaniel section at Crufts.
;o)

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JuliaB
JuliaB e2 Member 9109 forum postsJuliaB vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 7:34 PM

do the nostrils flare in time with the rhythm or is it a breathing thing? I know breathing is usually key when playing musical instruments... is that also true of guitar? ;o)

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 - 7:39 PM

Lol, thanks folks. Hadn't noticed the flared nostrils - that's nothin', he can flare 'em much more than that Smile

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shortski
shortski e2 Member 8shortski vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 8:13 PM

great portrait, real concentration in those nostrils!........jojo

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Westers
Westers e2 Member 103905 forum postsWesters vcard Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 8:20 PM

Lol @ Boyd & Keith.

Cracking shot, especially after reading how it was taken.

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aftertherain
20 Oct 2006 - 8:31 PM

That little scar - perfect.

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 - 9:29 PM

Cheers folks. I like that scar too Smile

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magicbox
magicbox e2 Member 8magicbox vcard United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 - 9:47 PM

Great lighting, maybe would crop just a little more from the the left side, right to the cheek bone works really well.
Great work
Tina

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Skatershrew
Skatershrew e2 Member 1052 forum postsSkatershrew vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 9:58 PM

Brilliant lighting, wouldn't go for a crop in my opinion, works well like this.
Think I might have cloned out that small area at the bottom of what looks like a fleece or something.
Great work though!

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User_Removed
20 Oct 2006 - 9:59 PM

the image speaks for its self. it makes you think whatis he thinking ?

di

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Sus
Sus e2 Member 103183 forum postsSus vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 10:47 PM

absolutely love this type of look at the moemnt (b&w, hard, directional light, pores and everything). Great.

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 - 11:15 PM

Thanks folks - didn't think the crop would be to everyone's taste and I thought about cropping out the fleece but decided against it Smile

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Sus
Sus e2 Member 103183 forum postsSus vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2006 - 7:04 AM

Ah, the ubiquitous fleece. I've started feeling a wave of disappointment when dinner guests (aka unwitting portrait subjects) turn up wearing fleece and tshirts - wondering if I can ask them to change into something with a bit more glamerous neckline...I think I'll just get some fabric to swathe round their shoulders.

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sugarbird
sugarbird e2 Member 10223 forum postssugarbird vcard South Africa
21 Oct 2006 - 4:56 PM

I think this is excellent Mel...
regards
Jill

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 1010877 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2006 - 11:20 AM

Really good portrait, Mel!

Conrad

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 - 3:13 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

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steve neil
steve neil e2 Member 10597 forum postssteve neil vcard Australia
9 Nov 2006 - 8:49 AM

Hi Mel - hope you are good. Its a good shot - well done Smile

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Nov 2006 - 3:09 PM

Thanks Steve. I'm well and hope you are too. It's nice to hear from you Smile

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Atlas
Atlas e2 Member 11621 forum postsAtlas vcard United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 - 7:01 AM

It's pretty decent portrait Mel ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 - 10:20 PM

Thanks Rob Smile

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