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Painting thoughts & feelings + B&W

By Drummerdelight
I took some portrait photo's of my friend Gilbert when I popped in for a chat.
As Gilbert hardly get's out and about for photography he has wisely decided to take up painting again, like he used to do in his younger days together with analogue photography.
As usual I experimented with a B&W conversion.

Thank you for looking,
PS - Starting to regret selling this lens (recently) to get myself the 90mm as I also have the 23mm 2.0 wich is compacter, faster and just as sharp - but less glorious bokeh

Tags: Portrait Artist Painter Portraits and people Gilbert Hoste

Voters: bliba, woolybill1, philtaylorphoto and 46 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2019 8:15AM
I'm torn between the two. B&W is calmer, cooler; colour is warmer, more humane.
I like the very composed feel, he's in control.

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franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2019 8:30AM
The mono for me but only just.

saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
10 Jan 2019 10:22AM
Having gone back and forth between the two many times, I find myself preferring the colour version.
I feel the setting and the subject matter - an artist using colours - lends itself more to the complementary colours version. The warmth reflects the warmth and love the artist has for the creation forming in front of him.

10 Jan 2019 10:44AM
Concentration...two great shots Guy, for me the image doesn't need colour, so v1 my fav. Pam
10 Jan 2019 11:25AM
maybe the colour original, after some clicking and hesitation
10 Jan 2019 12:27PM
I agree with saltireblue, I think the colour version lends itself to the subject more Smile
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
10 Jan 2019 1:30PM
It has to be color for me. It shows him in a much more artistic pun intended....
He looks so focused and calm.
10 Jan 2019 2:10PM
Stunning image, Guy.
Superbly crafted & presented.
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
10 Jan 2019 2:23PM
Excellent work Guy, happy to make the RC.

10 Jan 2019 2:48PM
Great image Guy, the colour version for me, the colour seems to give the shot the feeling of being there with him.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
10 Jan 2019 3:31PM
Male has said what I was thinking-- both work well, but the color tells more about the painter and his activity!
viscostatic 13 45 7 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2019 3:47PM
Both excellent but I prefer the mono one.

gill_f Plus
16 122 England
10 Jan 2019 5:11PM
Another vote for the colour version. Lovely, calm image.
10 Jan 2019 7:25PM
Both work well for me though on balance I'd say colour - feels more as if I'm watching the artist at work.
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1642 England
10 Jan 2019 7:27PM
Colour for me - that's what he's using. AS Moira says, he's in control.
11 Jan 2019 9:15AM
Excellent shot
banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4123 Canada
11 Jan 2019 12:48PM
So hes still not moved on from the analogue painting I notice...Wink
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Jan 2019 10:59AM
Hello Guy, I also found the choice very difficult. In the end I chose the black and white because that version makes the cone of illumination from the light behind Gilbert more prominent. The result is a kind of internal vignette within the blurred bottom and left of the picture. Hope that makes sense! More generally, I like the picture very much. Cheers, Bob
16 Jan 2019 12:40PM
Beautifully framed/composed. I like the drape or curtain down the left hand side and the out of focus foreground which seems to intensify the sense that we are in the room. Both images work superbly but for me the colour has a vitality and richness which is captivating. SmileSmileSmile

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