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The Embrace Of Wolves

By MediumSizeUnavailable
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Another one of Sweety and Gaby, a bit different this time.
Had some crop issues here (was thinking about cropping a big part of the top until just above his eyes), but decided to leave it like this. Hope you like it.

exposure time : 1/200 sec
aperture : F/3.2
photo taken at 16h10 (cloudy, rainy)
Location : Pattaya, Thailand

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Tags: Biker Thailand Tattoo Siam Pattaya Portraits and people

Voters: johncharlton, noseprints, melbrackstone and 21 more


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Comments


francisg 12 705 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:03AM
A lovely double portrait, and I like the position of the subjects. Although the Black and White is working well enough I would like to have seen the Colour Version with all those tattoos.

Frank

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15 Feb 2006 3:06AM
Oh God... if views vs click means anything, then this is getting slaughtered.
15 Feb 2006 3:06AM
I'd like to see the colour too, but this works well as it is. Well done.
Ghostdog 10 55
15 Feb 2006 3:14AM
Nice one mate, this image works on many levels. The subject matter is awesome it's intimate and at the same time very open. Keep on keepin on.
Ghostdog
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Feb 2006 3:17AM
Loved yesterdays....like this, but his hands are just crushing the poor girls eyelids, making her expression a bit pained.
15 Feb 2006 3:23AM
Nah... he held her really tender... but having said that, I was a bit afraid - me knowing them but others not - that his tender hug might actually look frightening/treathening to some.
ljesmith 12 1.1k United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:24AM
Now this is great, just excellent.
bacchus180 12 141
15 Feb 2006 3:31AM
looks like he's about to snap her neck....
bacchus180 12 141
15 Feb 2006 3:32AM
love those tattos... and is remarkable.. you would never know its in thailand..
15 Feb 2006 3:41AM

Quote:you would never know its in thailand

lol... do I sense a bit of irony here
weirdism 12 10 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:43AM
I like the humour in this shot. Very good all round. Smile
stix 11 924 87 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 3:45AM
I have to agree with Bacchus, its a very uncomfortable, almost disturbing pose.I dont like it. Her eyelid is being streched, which judging by her expression she obviously dosnt like,a cross between a smile and a cry for help! If your intention was to create something tender for valentines, you have failed spectaculary! Smile
Martin
15 Feb 2006 3:54AM
Ah... a controversy :o) Of course that was my intention (opportunistic grin). Am I succeeding in trying to lie my way out of this ? ;o)
ljesmith 12 1.1k United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 4:35AM
A photographer can't help what people do in a shot, uncomfortable doesn't bother me at all, try looking ar Avedon's In The American West for uncomfortable portraiture.
stix 11 924 87 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 5:50AM
Nothing wrong with pictures which disturb or make one feel uncomfortable, or cause any other emotion. However I assumed from the title, and the fact that the author is a friend of this couple, that his intention was not to produce 'uncomfortable portraiture'. If that was his intention then he succecced.
'A photographer cant help what people do in a shot', I agree but if it spoils the shot or the look, thats what the delete button is for.
This isnt photo journalism.
Martin
malum 12 622 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 6:27AM
I like this apart from the fact that they blend into the greyness of the wall, with a different background it would be a winner
Paul Morgan 15 18.3k 6 England
15 Feb 2006 7:43AM
Well Koen your very good at getting great shots, think this ones another cracker, might be worth darkening the wall in the background a little just to bring out those skin tones and tattoos. Really do love this one.
Paul
Paul Morgan 15 18.3k 6 England
15 Feb 2006 9:01AM
Back again Koen, as I could not resist the modification option. Had a little play with this one as I just love it.
Paul
tonymarq 11 1 United States
15 Feb 2006 4:27PM
Koen great subject for b&w!

tonymarq
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
16 Feb 2006 12:28AM
superb !!!
16 Feb 2006 2:23AM
Thanks for the mod Paul. Had a lot of alternative crops myself allthough I never went as far as to crop through his arms (left/right/bottom). To be honest, I prefer them in the picture. With just the forhead cropped, I think it still gives enough of that cocoon feel you mentioned. For tomorrow's (Friday's that is) upload (another photo) I did some work on the bg and tattoos on his shoulders that always seem a little burned out (allthough I'm beginning to think it's rather his tattoos having faded... have to check that when I see him)... Just little changes though... curious to see if it helps.
Thanks again
ZenTog 14 7.9k 1 England
16 Feb 2006 3:24AM
great shot love the contrast between the guys huge forearms and her small head, the tats are well recorded as well
Paul Morgan 15 18.3k 6 England
16 Feb 2006 12:05PM
Yeh sorry for the tight crop Koen, I`d also just realised that the upload was the unfinished version. Now corrected
Paul
deviant 12 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 1:41AM
Very very good.
D
bwil9297 9 2 Scotland
1 Dec 2006 4:54PM
The tension in this image is almost overwhelming. She clearly trusts him but his size and the positioning of his hands give the impression of only being seconds from death by broken neck! His smile transmits trust too, but if that truse were broken...
bwil9297 9 2 Scotland
1 Dec 2006 4:54PM
The tension in this image is almost overwhelming. She clearly trusts him but his size and the positioning of his hands give the impression of only being seconds from death by broken neck! His smile transmits trust too, but if that trust were broken...
1 Dec 2006 5:06PM
thanks. the menacing in the photo was a bit coincidental (or rather accidental), as on the spot it just looked very sweet and tender. But on the photo it indeed turned out different due to the reasons you mention. But he would indeed snap anybody's neck if his trust were broken

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