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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 10:14AM
Excellent portrait Ann.


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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 10:14AM
He has a look of Clint Eastwood about him. A fantastic portrait, very well contrived Ann

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
22 Jul 2013 10:14AM
Super close up Ann, great expression,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
22 Jul 2013 10:15AM
At first I thought it was David Beckham looking smart.............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
22 Jul 2013 10:15AM
Given the lighting I think it's as good as it can be, think I'd do a mono version just to see if it worked any better though Ann......Good shot all the same.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 10:18AM
Thanks Ade - just had a quick conversion to b&w and I think it'll work - I'll upload it later in the week perhaps. Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jul 2013 10:24AM

Quote:At first I thought it was David Beckham looking smart.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

The same opinion as me Grin Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
22 Jul 2013 10:29AM

Quote:At first I thought it was David Beckham looking smart.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

Seems a few of us thought the same...
A superb portrait Ann, well captured
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 10:30AM
Very nicely captured Ann, the light really makes this image... superb!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
22 Jul 2013 10:48AM
He certainly looks authentic....those rugged good looks certainly caught my eye!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
22 Jul 2013 11:00AM
Stunning Portrait!! You have captured (played) a blinder AnnWink!!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 11:08AM
You've made the difficult light the story, in a way. Like Ade, I wondered about b&w. The eyes could be tricky - you've lightened the shadows there, if you try a b&w you'll need to be careful about the area across the bridge of his nose where I think you'll get banding. The eyes work here because of the cooler greenish tone reflected from his hat over his brows. That tone is important, in the hat and the jacket, it balances the skin tones. Will be interested to see a b&w in due course.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 11:25AM
I think this is an excellent low key portrait Ann.
You isolated him from the dark b/g and the neutral colours work well.
With males you can get away with harsher shadows than in a female portrait.
Moira makes some interesting points, so I'll be curious to see the mono too.
Hope a few portrait photographers give an opinion.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 11:26AM
like the textures in this image
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 11:38AM
An excellent character portrait, very well captured. The harsh light makes the image, it explains his screwed up eyes and fully reveals (less than kindly) the texture of his skin and stubble. Nobody will be surprised to hear that I wouldn't go for black & white as I think the khaki uniform colour is important the the event. Instead I would go for a sepia tine that echoed that khaki.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 11:44AM
Great shot....
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
22 Jul 2013 12:14PM
Simply, another SUPERB image. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 12:16PM
Thanks everyone for your interest - and I've enabled mods, so if you can be bothered, be bothered!! Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Jul 2013 12:25PM
A great capture in such bright light. Think it's superb just as is. I think it would be interesting to see in b/w but feel colour will win over......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jul 2013 12:29PM
What can I add to what has already been said: a fine shot and I agree with a;; the comments above, Ann.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 12:47PM
Superb portrait Ann, I like this a lot

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
22 Jul 2013 12:52PM
I like this colour version. I think we need to see the difference between the khaki of his clothes and the red of his face. It puts him into context. I like the grey in the whiskers too. The harsh light suits him perfectly and his backward gaze is the perfect pose. The unlit roll-up is the final piece of this impressive jigsaw of a portrait.
Nice one Ann.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 1:21PM
Excellent work, a fabulous capture
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Jul 2013 1:22PM
Could be Clint Eastwood, excellent portrait Ann.
hobbo Plus
7 1.2k 2 England
22 Jul 2013 1:29PM
A topnotch portrait that just oozes Character.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Jul 2013 1:45PM
Wonder light Ann.
Well coloured and detailed.
Super shot.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 1:55PM
Thanks for the mods Lynne - my favourite is v3. Smile
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3878 Canada
22 Jul 2013 2:21PM
Very nice Ann. One thing that comes with harsh light and beards is sharpness with increased contrast. So need to sharpen just a little. I reduced harshness and sharpness in the mod.


CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 4:46PM
Great portrait, excellent light and have to agree that a sepia toned version might be worth a try.
22 Jul 2013 4:53PM
An excellent image, Ann!

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 6:19PM
A excellent portrait AnnSmile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jul 2013 6:32PM
You have caught the essence of having too much bright sun on ones face! Well done!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 7:10PM
wonderful detail and light ann a stunner top shot Wink
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Jul 2013 7:22PM
Good cropping and negative space Ann and it's good that you have gone for landscape format.Going to mono would change the whole concept and feeling that this image has. You end up with a hoodlum. possibly a sepia but I would leave it exactly as it is.
22 Jul 2013 7:36PM
Excellent portrait Ann, fabulous image.

John Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Jul 2013 7:41PM
I detect a touch of topaz, and that touch works well, Ann. It's been dissected above but I like what you have produced... and very Beckhamesque.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Jul 2013 7:48PM
Agree with Lynne = you don't want to loose the military touch.. the light is very well taken. My suggestion would be a slight desaturation in the face.. !
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Jul 2013 8:49PM
Excellent portrait Ann - colour works for me - can't see this being effective in mono.
Looks like Beckham !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! some peoples monitors must be really naff - perhaps it's his dad though.Grin
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 9:51PM
excellent shot Ann
Superb gritty Eastwoodesque image.. Works for me Wink
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 12:52PM
A face full of character and the light is just superb Ann. The thumbnail looks like an oil painting.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Jul 2013 3:30PM
Gosh...I can't fault ANYTHING about the light, Ann. You've handled it so well! What a marvellous portrait.


Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Jul 2013 8:29PM
Well worked in the harsh light Ann
Regards Richard
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 12:59PM
I think you've made good use of the strong light Ann and produced a shot full of character. paul
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 10:10PM
What a terrific expression! Great stuff Ann
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Aug 2013 7:03PM

Quote:He has a look of Clint Eastwood about him. A fantastic portrait, very well contrived Ann

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

I don't think so Nathan, my uncle Adie the Tomcat looks more like him, this fella isn't weatherbeaten and grizzled enough! A terrific portrait Ann, you've handled the difficult light perfectly

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