By AlleyCatz
Good morning all....

This is a shot of my brother "Budge" I took recently whilst on a family visit. Family are good to practise on just wish they lived nearer.

Thanks for stopping by Smile

Converted and edited inPS

C&C welcome

Hope your day goes good


Tags: Portrait Man Black and white Brother Portraits and people

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pmorgan Plus
10 217 13 England
16 Sep 2008 8:58AM
Superb work again Alley, bet your brother is well chuffed with this one!


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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
16 Sep 2008 9:02AM
Not normally a great fan of a dark vignette myself, but it definitely works here and adds considerably to the shot. Cracking detail in here missus and well converted too. Like it.

DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 124 England
16 Sep 2008 9:05AM
Funny this as the thumbnail looks flat and lacking in contrast, but the image just gets better the larger it's viewed. Large is a cracker ... plenty of contrast, loads of detail and well processed too. Not the kind of treatment you could get away with on a lady (apart from Dot) but it works well here.
AlleyCatz Plus
10 274 6 England
16 Sep 2008 9:06AM
Thanks Paul & Paul....and Dave...much apprecited.

I had no choice but to use a heavy vignette Paul. I had meant to take my black back drop when I went to visit my brother ....but forgot and left it at my sisters from doing "Mr Jacksons" portrait. It was too far away to go back ....and we could not find anything to use as a dark back drop Sad I wanted to use the image as I dont see my brother very often and really liked the overall portrait....so I tweaked into something I thought might look better...back ground wise if you get what I mean.

Thanks again for your comments Smile

Dave I think you like Dot Wink

angej Plus
12 477 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 9:10AM
Lovely detail AlleySmile
DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 124 England
16 Sep 2008 9:10AM
Lol .... she's in my age range these days Sad
AlleyCatz Plus
10 274 6 England
16 Sep 2008 9:14AM

Quote: she's in my age range these days

I think she is still a little too young for you Dave....Dont want to be called a craddle snatcher now do we Wink

16 Sep 2008 9:18AM
Greast portrait Alley.
sketch 9 1.5k United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 9:18AM
Love this Alley, he also reminds me of one of the three muskateers, dont know why lol maybe the hair and goatee

sarah x
DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 124 England
16 Sep 2008 9:18AM
What a horrible thing to say Ms Catz Sad
LesF Plus
10 182 9
16 Sep 2008 9:37AM
A cracking shot shot Alley and a wonderful conversion too

bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
16 Sep 2008 9:39AM
another fine portrait
AlleyCatz Plus
10 274 6 England
16 Sep 2008 9:40AM

Quote: What a horrible thing to say Ms Catz

You would not stand a chance with her Dave....she likes her men with thier socks on!

Dave you are not old and so young at heart also Smile

(feel better now?)

Thanks for stopping by Les and Ollie Smile

DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 124 England
16 Sep 2008 10:01AM
I am suitably placated Ms Catz. But I now have a rather awful mental image of Dot donned in leather garb leering at a naked man with his socks on.
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
16 Sep 2008 10:40AM
yer big 'un is amazing Smile
Bob_V Plus
9 1 2 United States
16 Sep 2008 3:07PM
What a fantastic portrait.
Ian_Sweet Plus
11 92 1 England
16 Sep 2008 3:15PM
The processing is superb, detail is amazing with a top notch B&W conversion, very well done.


16 Sep 2008 4:50PM
Wonderful portrait. Great treatment.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
16 Sep 2008 6:08PM
Photogenic family Alison, great portrait. Ron.
16 Sep 2008 6:22PM
...wonderful and quality b&w work...like it ...
Great Photograph! Obviously Better Looking Than Yourself.

Big Sausage
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
16 Sep 2008 7:34PM
I have this image of Dot & Dave firmly fixed in my head now thankyou very much Wink...I need some Paracetomol !
Good tones here Alison & a far away look in his eyes which you have captured well.
Good portrait. Budge has a bit of a Klingon forhead, doesn't he ?

Welcome to the site Big Sausage Wink
davidhu Plus
11 19 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 8:06PM
Nicely done Alley. Good range of tones and fine detail.
AlleyCatz Plus
10 274 6 England
16 Sep 2008 8:42PM
Thanks all....appreciated Smile

Welcome to EPZ Little sausage Wink

Janet: Sorry about that thought...Dot has no teeth either!

Koen: Yes indeed Klingon....Opps must be careful what I say....as we are related...Lol.

16 Sep 2008 9:33PM
Eyes look good on this one, well done

cameracat Plus
13 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
16 Sep 2008 10:21PM
Super image.......Great bloke portrait.......!
backbeat Plus
11 134 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 10:39PM
needs to be opened large to appreciare the detail.....superb

Diana Plus
10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Sep 2008 12:05AM
size matters, full of sharp detail, great portrait

chris-p Plus
11 65 England
17 Sep 2008 8:42AM
Beautifully captured and the proccessing is bang on Smile
17 Sep 2008 7:04PM
ace detail and lighting and eyes

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