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4 Oct 2012 8:17AM
Thought Christmas had come early when I saw the thumbnail Dan, super close up, excellent detail captured,

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
4 Oct 2012 8:18AM
The best so far Danny a really super portrait.

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:20AM
Great character study.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:43AM
Perfectly named, he reminds me of St Nicholas , Europe's pre-Coca-Cola version of Father Christmas.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Oct 2012 8:53AM
Good portait work here Danny.
Regards Richard
Superb image Danny
Such great character
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Oct 2012 8:58AM
Love the thought and humour in the titles, Danny. And another excellent character study.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 8:58AM
Humblebee 5 1 England
4 Oct 2012 9:05AM
Oh where are you finding these fantastic characters? A beautiful portrait, Dan ... Carol Grin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:08AM
Tsar Nicholas, especially with the braided headgear.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 9:11AM
thought it was uncle Albert to start with grt image
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:20AM
A portrait which is not only so very wonderfully captured, but seems to radiate not only a presence but a rather friendly and welcoming aura.

Regards Nathan
surfinsurveyor 10 697 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:07AM
Wonderful b&w conversion and composition. The character and percieved wisdom of this gentleman is fantastic.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:10AM
Brilliant mono portrait Dan.

parob 7 3 74 France
4 Oct 2012 10:16AM
From a technical point of view, this portrait has a great deal to offer by hinging itself on background and foreground. The mass of hair is counterbalanced by the richness of the background while the focus on the eyes yields an almost surreal atmosphere to the portrait. Time at a standstill. Well done!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 11:26AM
Brilliant crop Danny
really a superbly shot portrait!
9 10 10 England
4 Oct 2012 11:40AM
Wonderful portrait and very suitable title.
Tremendous character study Danny, a face to launch a thousand Christmas Cards.


BTW love what you've done here, keep trying new things my friend.Wink
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
4 Oct 2012 12:28PM
excellent again
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
4 Oct 2012 12:41PM
Fantastic portrait.....I love the old Father Christmas. He is so much more believable. The texture in his beard is remarkable.
MandyG 6 2 England
4 Oct 2012 1:10PM
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 1:12PM
A perfect marriage of subject and processing Dan.
4 Oct 2012 1:27PM
Great work Dan.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 1:32PM
You wont need your chimney swept for a while Danny,
when he comes down it with that beard !!
More hairs here than that burst mattress I saw at the docks recently !!
Good shot.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Oct 2012 2:22PM
Such an interesting face and a great portrait of him.......Sandy
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
4 Oct 2012 2:36PM

Quote:You wont need your chimney swept for a while Danny,
when he comes down it with that beard !!
More hairs here than that burst mattress I saw at the docks recently !!
Good shot.

It didn't stop you lying prostrate on it with Big Aggie.
Now that's a capture, what a portrait, good work again Danny.

Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 6:08PM
Fantastic Dan. Very impressed. Smile

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:34PM
Love the portrait, treatment, and the tags Smile

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:57PM
Reminds me of the J K Rowlinson film and I can't remember the name! Great character shot
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
5 Oct 2012 7:53AM
Ah, what a magical face to be privileged to photograph, Dan. This is superb.

I do find myself wondering how many birds are nesting hidden away in that tangled beard, though.Wink
Keep up the experiments on new things, they are so far working extremely well for you.


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