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Hear Me

By AlleyCatz
Took this shot whilst at Pickering traction engine rally.As the light was fading and could not get near to what I wanted to photograph I noticed this chap sat on the grass covered from head to toe in amazing colourful tattoo's and piercings.I went over to talk to him and asked to take his photograph.He had differnt kind of piercings in each ear.I took various close-ups of him.This was the first time I used my new flash as it was getting dark.Thought that this would suit colour selection to help show of the colours of his tattoos.Hope you all have a good weekend.

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Tags: Ear Digitally manipulated Tattoo Piercings Portraits and people

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15 Sep 2006 12:14PM
Great work the mono with the selective colour works incredibly well with this kind of image. Photographic art of body art well done.


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bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
15 Sep 2006 1:00PM the selective colour and the presentation!
great titel also....

very good!

have a great weekend

Carri 11 5 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 2:00PM
Brilliant shot! - love it

tarara 11
15 Sep 2006 3:22PM
Good selection from your photos of this kind gentleman. The title is probably appropriate for the whole collection. Very nice photo. Yvonne
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 3:47PM
Nice one, Alley. Works really well going in close and isolating a small part.
POOCHIE 11 21 6 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 4:29PM
I think this deserves a H.C at least its a super image .

JohnDyer 12 67 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 4:41PM
really interesting capture
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 4:44PM
the presentation works on a unusual subject

Paree 13 616 3
15 Sep 2006 4:53PM
you have taken a wonderful original and interesting photo,and I love what you have done with the colour,
and a interesting write up, very well done
AnnaBanana 11 119 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 5:49PM
Great use of selective colouring, and the composition is super.

Anna Smile
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2006 6:42PM
all i can think of is 'OUCH!'

what a great image and crop...agree with Pooch, should be an award winner

RoddBC 12 40 United States
15 Sep 2006 8:15PM
Great story and great capture Alley! I like the selective colouring.

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
16 Sep 2006 12:27AM
Ear Ear I say, a good composition.
AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
16 Sep 2006 7:56AM
Thanks so much for your comments they are really appreciated.This chap was really nice and really under the circumstances he was kind to let me photograph him.I put him in the spot light as lots of people were looking and wondering what I was doing I suppose.I asked him if he felt uncomfortable but he said he had, had a beer so felt aok about it and happy that some one was interested in his tattoos and piercings. He also was telling me it was a nice change to meet a stranger and converse nicely and how rude and blatant people have been with their comments towards him when in the street etc.Such a shame that some people judge others in that way,I was always taught "you dont judge a book by its cover" and from my conversation and time with him I found him very nice,quietly spoken and a real family man.Thanks once again to you all.

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2006 11:13AM
A fascinating study and an excellent shot.
Good one.
Wooly 12 112 4 England
17 Sep 2006 7:38AM
Excellent Alley, very well treated, both the image and the situation.

paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
17 Sep 2006 7:32PM
Hi Alison, very unique shot this. Well taken and presented. Paul
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
18 Sep 2006 9:05PM
A unique shot..
Leanne_photo 11 158
26 Sep 2006 6:46PM
Like this shot a lot, did you send him a copy? works really well with selective colour..
Crazylegs 11 4
2 Oct 2006 3:06PM
Nice work!
korni 11
23 Oct 2006 5:51PM
Fascinating work! Very impressive!

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