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stuart1963 11 272 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 10:28AM
life through rose tinted glassesSmile
canonfan 12 7 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 10:35AM
I love this colour version Gareth
12 6.1k 130 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 11:07AM
After sitting back and admiring both the monochromatic version and this quite remarkable colour photograph. I must say I am rather drawn towards the colour. The colour itself certainly enhances the rather port faced complexion, and the wispy silver hair brilliantly. Certainly a piece to be extremely proud of.

Regards Nathan
netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
9 Sep 2012 11:14AM
Yes I go with the colour one as well,great portrait,He's not had much sun or how on earth can he survive the heat with that long hair
widtink 10 406 2 Scotland
9 Sep 2012 11:17AM
Love it he looks like a real character. Rock onSmile

UrbaneMagick 11 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 11:48AM
Thankyou folks, much appreciated.
It was pointed out (rightfully so) that in the mono, he was a little lost in the backround, so Iv'e burnt & burnt the background as much as possible to bring him to the fore a little.

I send my favourite takes to my dad by email.......he liked the mono with the colour pop, but really wasn;t keen on this version..which I rather I put it on here with a little thankyou Smile
morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 12:02PM
Superb portrait Gareth, I actually can't decide between them Smile, extremely well captured ad presented.

fazzer 14 54 7 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 12:11PM
Hi Gareth i'm with your dad i prefer the mono with the feather colour popSmile
Tibetan 10 3 England
9 Sep 2012 12:49PM
Well Gareth what can I say! well for a start I think by doing this you have made the right choice! as he stands out nicely from the background which you have reduce very nicely with a slight blue tint, and the colours help him to come right forward so it's just what you wanted to do, well done like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Wonderful use of colour, wicked shot.
Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
9 Sep 2012 2:55PM
Like this colour version, excellent close up,
carper123 11 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 4:38PM
A fantastic Portrait, Gareth, thought your selective colour image was good but this is excellent, a real character well captured.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Ps, Thanks for all your recent comments and most welcome words of encouragement, much appreciated, Gareth.Wink
jdinne 20 16 England
9 Sep 2012 4:54PM
Like this one Gareth, excellent.

UrbaneMagick 11 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 5:32PM
Thankyou for all the great comments folks............. I love the character of the guy, so was hoping it would do ok.

No more uploads in the offing of any type, shape or form, but on the look out for more random characters Smile

Lorna is working tonight, and then off for nine days, so I'll catch up on asll of your photos this evening, and then randonmly until she returns.
ginz04 19 281 20 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 6:04PM
great character portrait.
yultony 11 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 7:58PM
Very good Character portrait

fificat100 12 5 2 Scotland
9 Sep 2012 9:22PM
Yup, I got to agree this colour version really stands out. Grin

stevesloan 13 9 Scotland
10 Sep 2012 9:44AM
What an amazing character shotp- kind of him to have an liking for the odd drink and such photogenic grey hair! The ruddy complexion and the hair really set it off along with the colour in the hat and the DoF. I usualy prefer B+W portraits but this one really works well in colour. Steve
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
10 Sep 2012 2:28PM
Now there is a face that has stared at the bottom of a few empty tankards Gareth!!!!! Superb detail.
1881 11 India
10 Sep 2012 6:10PM

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10 Sep 2012 6:21PM
I bet he can down a few Gareth,great shot..Lin
UrbaneMagick 11 172 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 6:50PM
Hey, thankyou folks......... personally, I'm alway very happy to get twenty votes.... this has got thirty-one & therfore the readers choice.............big thankyou ..and of course..a thankyou to the portraitee(if their is such a word) Merv aka The Crow Man!! whoop thankyou Smile

saeidNL 13 3 Netherlands
10 Sep 2012 9:34PM
Fantastic and great work,
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
10 Sep 2012 10:01PM
Well I just compared them all again... and I think this one is my favourite.. Having said that the b/w is magic, too but in lacks that .. sunburn Wink
clintQB 11 51 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 8:20PM
Awesome portrait....quite like this funny looking fellow lol
UrbaneMagick 11 172 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 8:50PM
cheers Clint.............. me too..... got to like lifes characters Haven;t you!!
bill33 12 53 1 Scotland
14 Sep 2012 2:57PM
He looks" LIST AND BROKE " Gareth, LOL,another fine image, Bill.
Humblebee 10 1 England
16 Sep 2012 2:20PM
I like them both, the mono makes you use your imagination, and the colour shows it as it is - certainly a face full of great character ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 11 172 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 3:27PM
thanks I;ve ever done with a photo..39 fact almost double what I;ve done with any other!!!!


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