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barmymarny 8 1 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 8:45PM
Well done. Super candid!

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EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Mar 2011 8:48PM
Looks a very fine 1st portrait to me!

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Mar 2011 8:59PM
A very gritty mono conversion, excellent capture!


devlin 7 653 39 India
14 Mar 2011 9:13PM
A very evocative shot...Smile
xwang 9 56 8
14 Mar 2011 9:14PM
Excellent capture, beautiful light.Smile
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
14 Mar 2011 9:24PM
A strong and expressive characterization - wonderful!
14 Mar 2011 9:50PM
Great capture, super candid works well in mono.
14 Mar 2011 9:51PM
Life seen through well-lived eyes.....excellent candid, cracking shot, shortlisted.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 9:53PM
good evening saeid cracking detail and lght wonderful tones a beauty Wink
14 Mar 2011 10:05PM
superb first portrait

moiral 8 12 Scotland
14 Mar 2011 10:16PM
A great portrait Saied. Very well suited to mono. Moira
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13 47 13 United States
14 Mar 2011 10:30PM
The back lighting is exceptional, seem sto give him a halo-- a most interesting face-- More please!
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2011 10:37PM
Nice candid mono portrait Saeid, nice light and detail.. Peter
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
14 Mar 2011 10:40PM
He looks quite a charactor, a well spotted candid. - gary
Sasanach 8 9 1 Scotland
14 Mar 2011 10:50PM
Hello Saeid. What a lot of character in this old gentleman and accentuated by being in monochrome. - Richard
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
14 Mar 2011 11:54PM
Lovely portrait in mono , Saeid, of one who is obviously in tune with what is going on around himGrin Love the 'portrait' reflection in the bicycle lamp. Well spotted and very well captured Grin
Take care,
15 Mar 2011 12:52AM
Nice image well captured.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
15 Mar 2011 4:06AM
Well done Saeid, a great candid capture of what looks like quite a character, certainly very photogenic! The choice of B&W for presentation is perfect!
Rgds., Jim
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Mar 2011 5:21AM
Very well captured and presented, Saeid. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 6:35AM
An excellent candid shot.

Quote:Lovely portrait in mono , Saeid, of one who is obviously in tune with what is going on around himGrin Love the 'portrait' reflection in the bicycle lamp. Well spotted and very well captured Grin
Take care,

Agreed - well done.
Ray42 10 3 England
15 Mar 2011 7:44AM
An excellent candid
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 8:23AM
only too happy to take this to 30.
I remember a guy like that in Amsterdam... he used to be a teacher and had become disallusioned with life.But he was so entertaining to talk to.
Sadly he died of exposure ...... A great loss
Natzdad 9 29 2 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 8:46AM
brilliant mono conversion......Mick
15 Mar 2011 9:22AM
Great portrait with very expressive face Saeid!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 9:38AM
An amazing portrait - really well done!
15 Mar 2011 9:41AM
Nothing wrong with this Saeid, a super portrait, looks especially good in mono.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 10:48AM
1st class portrait, very well done.

DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 11:36AM
Very good - as long as you catch some details on the face of the old man - it`s perfect - superb lighting from the back - well done and keep going my friend

tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 1:35PM
Great Portrait Saeid!!!... Works well in Mono...
15 Mar 2011 2:00PM
Well done!!.....Kathy
15 Mar 2011 2:14PM
Well done Saeid.Super portrait.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 3:04PM
great mono portrait
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 3:37PM
A very well captured mono portrait................Martin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
15 Mar 2011 3:57PM
He looks an interesting character, good mono tone too.
Well seen
Regards Richard
15 Mar 2011 4:36PM
full of character wxcellent in mono Wink
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Mar 2011 7:08PM
A great capture

15 Mar 2011 8:57PM
hello dear saeid
mokhlesim saeid jan
agha lotf dari
bia iran dar khedmat bashim tatilato
sale noye shoma ham mobarak.
ma ke az karayae zibat hamishe lezzat mibarim
be vije landscape haye nafas giret

best regards
15 Mar 2011 8:59PM
You have done very well with your first portrait Saeid, lots of excellent detail.

Beladd 8 7 Ireland
16 Mar 2011 1:03AM
Nice capture Saeid of this interesting looking character. It makes me wonder what his life tale is. Nice use of Mono and rear light catching the brilliance of his white long hair. I would love to see a portrait crop of this without the invasion of bicycle in setting and a stronger blur /clone out of wire rail. Keep up the good work

Kind regards.............Paddy.
16 Mar 2011 5:32AM
superb capture , well done ... angie
Suehh 11 39 6 England
16 Mar 2011 10:16AM
He looks such an interesting character Saeid . and a lovely portrait from you - it works perfectly in B/W - Sue
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 1:20PM
I think this is really good, great how the old guy's expression is captured and the sun catching his grey hair.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
17 Mar 2011 12:17AM
Wonderful photo-op that you have captured, Saeid, of this pensive & fascinating older man. The expression photographed is truly unique & 'evokes many interpretations for the viewer.' The clarity & tonality is generally very good. There are, I feel, a few things that would make your photograph have more impact. First off, an easy fairly moderate 'crop from the top of the image frame,' downwards, would bring in the old man's face, more into a focus perspective. I would crop,...just to the top of the 'uppermost hairs.' There are two 'slight highlight distractions,' which distract my eye, which if 'excluded from the image frame,' and if cropped, would also give more 'straight focus into the details & facial expression of the man.' Cropping 4-5 cm, from the left, would 'exclude the bright highlight,' on top of the bench. A crop 'from the bottom of the frame, upwards(3-4 centimeters),' would exclude the bright 'highlights of his knee,' in the right lower corner of the image frame. Maybe, 'tad off your contrast setting,' would just tone down this highlights on both his shoulders, and be less distracting. I really like your excellent capture of this man, and offer these suggestions, with the intention of improving, 'an already artistic shot.'
LexEquine 12 19 United States
17 Mar 2011 3:32AM
I have slightly re-evaluated my critique. My modification,...would be to give slightly more room above the top of the old man's head, maybe 1.5 to 2 centimeters(from the tip of the highest hairs) of 'less of a crop,' from the top of the image frame. This I do, because, since I have not performed a modification(I don't think I can, because, I am not an e2 member), & have considered this, 're-assessment,' because of the concomitant crop from below, as mentioned previously, to omit the 'highlighted knee,' in the right lower corner of the image frame. I would "not do anything" to the 'right side of the image frame,' since inclusion of part of the bicycle gives the image some 'added interest & reference point.' Hope, that this helps, Saeid.

Ciao...Peter Smile
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
25 Mar 2011 10:37AM
Love this portrait shots on the street,
Nice job,might have cropped a little of the top,

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Mar 2011 11:31PM
An excellent candid Saeid, he looks a real character
31 Mar 2011 10:44AM
Absolutely beautiful light!...Love this very much!!
SecRATary 7 1 Wales
9 May 2011 6:00PM
Cracking mono / candid / portrait ... Excellent.
paulashby 9 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2011 5:51PM
A great capture, love to know what he's thinking.

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