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life on the street

By linda5
photo of someone living on the streets.

Tags: Photo journalism Man Black and white Portraits and people

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Brilliant.....fantastic detail,expression is great....nice work

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AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
10 Nov 2008 8:21PM
Well timed; superb tones, features and detail - he oozes character
Leightonhs Plus
10 155 1
10 Nov 2008 8:23PM
Great picture. A little more space between the top and side of the head is all that's needed here that I can see.

cassiecat Plus
8 39 46 England
10 Nov 2008 8:26PM
great detail just right for me.lesley
Robert51 Plus
8 7 33 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 9:00PM
Everything you want in a picture great subject, wonderful detail and look even better in b&w. Great work...
10 Nov 2008 9:07PM
Great shot. Tracy
dianah Plus
10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 9:10PM
A superb portrait, especially in mono. So much detail in every aspect. I agree with Leighton about the space at the top of the head especially.
NatalieKinnear 9 280 8
10 Nov 2008 9:28PM
An amazing portrait.
Good choice of subject, great black and white tones, good to see right into his eyes.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3586 Canada
10 Nov 2008 9:58PM
Hi Linda and welcome to EPZ.

This is a terrific shot, - full of character that any pro would be proud to have shot.

It can benefit by adding some space to the left for a more balanced appearance, but the basics are all excellent, - the pose, eyes contact and cigarette.

It works well in this toned monotone, - it accentuates the grittiness of the character.

I have loaded a couple of mods, - the last one has the space added for comparison, - easily done in Photoshop.

All I have done is added some more contrast using curves, and sharpened a little, The second and third mods have a different toning that you might like also.

Lovely work, - hope this critique is useful,


8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 10:46PM
a stunning bit of portaiture, great pose, good eye contact and the mono conversion suits the subject. you obviously managed to get him to position, its a shame you didnt ask his name, it makes it so much more worthwhile and somehow tells more of a story.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
11 Nov 2008 7:17PM
Absolutely superb well composed capture. To give it that bit more impact and to emphasise the wrinkles in the face and hands I would have gone for a really high contrast image ~ see my mod.

12 Nov 2008 10:32AM
thanks all for the helpful critique, most appreciated and all tips taken note of. this is why i think i will love this site because i can see i am going to learn from you all.
13 Nov 2008 4:16PM
Superb shot. In my book, worth a hundred 'votes'.
Well done. Love the mood, the look in his eyes.
26 Nov 2008 6:03AM
Great portrait Linda with loads of character and detail.Brilliant!!!!

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