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By dusfim
Photographed at the Malta Aviation War Museum.2019

Tags: General Black and white Portraits and people

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dusfim 9 Malta
10 Nov 2019 12:26PM
Hi all fellow photographers,

Long time not uploading on this site, hope all in good health.

Mario Mifsud Dusfim

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Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
10 Nov 2019 1:07PM
Hi Mario
Really like the image and perfect mono if I had to find any fault it would be the right hand side as you look at it I find a little distracting and probably a little blurring would help, but have to say Iím nit picking. Nice work
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4049 Canada
10 Nov 2019 2:26PM
Welcome back Mario. How are you doing?

This is a good shot, excellent when we see that youve shot at 1/13th sec! Tripod or no tripod?

I would brighten the face a little, crop to 10 X 8 for eye placement, and darken that right side. Ive also sharpened the eyes. If you exposed more for the face your speed would have been even slower, or ISO higher.

Hope you like the mod.



dudler Plus
16 977 1536 England
10 Nov 2019 4:17PM
And welcome back from me, too, Mario. I hope that you're well.

As Willie says, a little more light in the eyes is good, as is his tighter crop. The intensity of a fighting man's gaze when he's at work...

I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures here regularly again.

Best wishes,


Robert51 11 7 92 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2019 5:12PM
A very strong and powerful image.

I have used a black layer with a changed blend to hard mix, then reduced the fill to 8%. Opened a layer mask on this layer and use applied image for the mask. Repeat on another layer for white but this time inverse the mask. I made this an action so it's just a one click.
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2019 7:59PM
Just added my mod along the lines of the others.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2019 8:17PM
Hello, Mario, it's good to see you back here in the Critique Gallery.

This looks good to me. I wish your logo wasn't covering up some of the detail at the bottom, and would prefer it to be less prominent, but I know you do like to have your logo on your images.

The round things on the wall, on the left side, are distracting and spoil the outline of your subject's head, so I have done a modification where I simply made it plain on that side, having first cropped.
I detect a little bit of cloning top right, above the pilot's head, so tidied that bit up.

dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 599 England
11 Nov 2019 9:32PM
Good to see you back Mario.

Those round things are RAF insignia, so theyare part of the story, though cropping them out does focus attention on the airman.

chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
12 Nov 2019 9:31AM
I really like this, a good ,solid conversion.\The only thing distracting for me is your logo, perhaps it could be a little smaller if you really want it there.
Maybe a touch of camera shake visible around his helmet, easily corrected.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
12 Nov 2019 9:53AM
In the mod, I used the clone tool on a separate layer, set to darken and removed some of the ghosting and bright halos.
Used levels to brighten his face and added a touch of contrast.
Converted to sRGB for use on the site and on the web generally.
dusfim 9 Malta
13 Nov 2019 3:13PM
Thanks to all for welcoming me back on this site.

I totally agree about the distracting lines on the right side. Those round things on the left are RAF insignia, That's why I left them there as dark_lord Keith said.

Regarding the logo also I agree with your comments and hope that for the coming New year I will change it. All mods are showing sufficient change from original photo which helps me to see how by giving some more attention while editing my photos.

Thanks to all for sharing your knowledge to help me improve my work.

Mario Dusfim
dudler Plus
16 977 1536 England
15 Nov 2019 11:45PM
And thank you for responding so fully, Mario!

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