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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
27 Dec 2008 12:31PM
Superbly captured, Patricia, he looks like a local! Carol

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DOGSBODY 7 1.4k 30 England
27 Dec 2008 12:51PM
You have done a great job on the mono version. Andy
Patricia Fenn 11 614 56 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 3:05PM
OK, I'll crit it myself now I look at it with fresh eyes...
Should have blured that far arm a bit, doh! Apart from that it's a reasonable effort for a colourholic.

PS. can I have a good crit point for that, team?
LOL!
27 Dec 2008 3:20PM
I prefer the b&w version Pat. Would liked to have seen a little more of his cap, but otherwise great! You have captured his whole character and personality all in one. Nice one.

Fran
PeelNStick 11 4 United States
27 Dec 2008 5:18PM
I like the exposure in this pics. I would like to seen all of the subjects right hand.
HectorRivera 8 17 1 United States
27 Dec 2008 8:37PM
Strong image
NEWMANP Plus
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 9:14PM
see yesterdays comment, the difference with the reduced Dof and the conversion together with the slight tilt to the top left make an ordinary snap into a serious image, for me not quite as powerful as yesterdays but that was an exceptional composition, this is more conventional. its damn good though and much better for the mono.
Phil
27 Dec 2008 9:43PM
great shot pity you clipped top of hes head off well hes cap V2 for me
Dawn
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1784 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 11:24PM
Good work on that background, the sign was a big distraction. He looks like a real character. "Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words....."
Patricia Fenn 11 614 56 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 4:04AM
Thank you Phil, I'm not very confident in mono, but you've spurred me on.

Pamela, you've given me a grin this morning..
"Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words....."
That was exactly the moment!

Thanks everyone, really appreciate the comments, P, X
fatherpie 7 18 12 England
28 Dec 2008 8:38AM
Again you've turned an ordinary image into something really worth looking at. To my mind mono allows the viewer to concentrate on the shape and composition of a shot rather than be distracted by colour ... and you've achieved that in spades with the two busker shots you've posted recently.
Regards
Dave
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 9:28AM
I love what you have done here, the b+w makes the picture special and removal of the background has improved it heaps
excellent
Linda
Patricia Fenn 11 614 56 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 9:48AM
Thanks I'm so glad you mostly like it.
For me it brings the moment, 2 years ago, right back. A slightly shy guy with a lived in face, but he played that 12 string like it was part of his body and soul.
Hope I meet him again one daySmile
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
28 Dec 2008 2:37PM
like what you have achieved here.lesley
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
28 Dec 2008 4:35PM
Terrific Patricia - love the expression and angle of the shot!

Andy
thorn 11 124 2 Scotland
28 Dec 2008 4:57PM
Hi Pat,
Both versions are excellent,love the detailling,angle and expression.The b/w is my favourite image of the two,to me it's just that bit more special and he stands out more.Love it.take care,AnnSmile
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 4:31PM
The only moan I have is the head crop and arm/elbow out of the picture otherwise a nice portrait.
Patricia Fenn 11 614 56 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 4:53PM
thanks for that, now you mention it I can see what you mean.
Thanks each and everyone, P, X
PS have a great new year!!!!
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
1 Jan 2009 5:51PM
This image is much slighter than your previous upload and for me as a result doesn't take mono so well - indeed I feel it ends up looking just a little cliched. Unduly harsh but street performers done in B&W need a strong comp to carry them because they have been done so many times before.

I had better stop - I am rambling!

Best wishes for a peacful new year

Robert
Patricia Fenn 11 614 56 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 6:30PM
Robert, thanks so much for all the constructive critique. I see what you mean about searching for a stronger comp here, and I'll bear it in mind in the future.
Exactly the sort of pointer I was hoping for. Thanks again!

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