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the weather is beautiful,the living also (partII )REWORK

By bliba  
''my wife is five years older then me....and she is the boss Wink ''

continuation of the weather is beautiful,the living also (part I)

thanks for looking LARGE


With apologies to everyone who commented on the previous version of this shot, but something that Bert (HenriAntoine) said about it and I'm agree with him

Quote:The detail in the man is wonderful, the dof looks good in the small version, in the large one however there is a strange whitish cast in the bokeh that I have never seen using that wonderful little lens and a Nikon DSLR. I don't know what happened, but it's not as good as I am used to from you

Thanks for that Bert

the previous version you can find in the modifications

Tags: Blur Photo journalism Black and white Bnw Potrait photography Portraits and people

Voters: svatos, mrswoolybill, jaspernina and 53 more

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svatos 13 Czech Republic
19 Aug 2007 7:56PM
good work, nice duoportrait
jaspernina 13 1.0k Wales
19 Aug 2007 7:59PM
Great portrait, well done.
kitsch 15 439 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 7:59PM
i liked the original version but this is great too & maybe more sympathetic on your subject :-0)

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 8:00PM
Click again, comments as before. For me this is about emotional closeness between very distinct and different personalities. That shines through.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
19 Aug 2007 8:04PM
didn't notice it from the first upload myself; note to self use your eyes more!
User_Removed 14 51
19 Aug 2007 8:10PM
Fine image again Ollie.

imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 8:14PM
well done,didn't spot that either,but still a lovely image
Soom 15 1 England
19 Aug 2007 8:21PM
Excellent portrait, lovely commposition.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
19 Aug 2007 8:25PM
An excellent character study
User_Removed 15 7 8 Netherlands
19 Aug 2007 8:57PM
Good Ollie, I like this one much better. It seems the crowd had not seen it. I have a lot of fast lenses and am very sensitive to what works with shallow dof and what does not. It's a thing of the photographic equipment I work with: your basic film-based gear used to be much faster than the lenses people now get with their DSLR's. A 50mm f/1.8 has been the standard lens for decades with 35mm cameras (f/2.8 for medium format), for professionals it still is. Nowadays, however, an f/3.5 or f/4 zoom is considered a standard lens. I often think people are not critical enough of shallow dof effect. You read it on epz all the time: great dof, love the dof, stunning dof, or the best of all: it's different! (brrr). But what that all means I don't know. Good shallow dof one judges not just in light of what is in focus but at least as much in light of what is not in focus. There you see the quality of the lens and there photography with shallow dof can really get poetic.

Anyhow, thanks. It's a great pic. What did you do to it, by the way? Cheers, Bert
ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 9:24PM
The woman behind the man, great shot.
field 14 Wales
19 Aug 2007 9:35PM
Excellent portraiture Ollie. Very well done.
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
19 Aug 2007 10:30PM
Thoughtful and excellent work Ollie. Age is immaterial ... the woman is always the boss.
trissie 14 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 10:51PM
Wonderful Ollie, a very strong image of a lovely couple who have had many happy years together,

Trish x
John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
19 Aug 2007 10:58PM
My wife is the boss too. I think it's universal. John
19 Aug 2007 11:13PM
top notch ollie, off for a catch up.
accystan 16 132 6 Canada
20 Aug 2007 12:10AM
Hubert (HenriAntoine) is right on wrt his comments on "old lenses" and the limited dof they provided. I assume it's because of the fact that 'kit' lenses are always zoom (and how can we live without that?) and the more popular 'non-kit' lenses are often zoom also.

I also much prefer this shot to the previous upload. You've got the degree of 'out-of-focusness' just right here. He, by contrast, is wonderfully crisp. I think that a lot of the art of photography is connected to the various forms of contrast; sharp vs blurred in this case.

Well done,

Dave D
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
20 Aug 2007 3:10AM
I didn't see the previous one but I love this Ollie.
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 5:28AM
what else can one say after Henri !! brilliant
imagio 14 12 1 England
20 Aug 2007 7:27AM
Great shot Ollie,

User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 8:24AM
you manage to get the expressions.... ollie.

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 10:20AM
Another excellent and moving image.

rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
20 Aug 2007 10:29AM
Glad to be r/c ollie, another beautiful comment on life and love. Ron.
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
20 Aug 2007 11:48AM
Your portraiture is amazing. How in the world do you capture them in such natural expressions with the camera pointed at them is beyond me. Beautiful.
20 Aug 2007 12:02PM
She's still in control and isn't even in focus... Love the study Ollie. helen x
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 1:41PM
Excellent work, Ollie.
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
20 Aug 2007 8:31PM
Great composition and very effective contrast between the focus on both faces.
backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 10:50PM
could only be yours ollie...superb

kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
21 Aug 2007 5:56PM
a good profile
JuliaB 15 110 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 9:42PM
She looks in control!
AlanBW 14 20 England
22 Aug 2007 3:47PM
Brilliant image Ollie
ovi 16 11 1 Romania
24 Aug 2007 8:08PM
Different approach in this shot;although the lady's face is blured I still feel the empathy feelling within this gorgeous couple.Well done.
MDaniel 14 3 3 Ghana
25 Aug 2007 9:32AM
lovely delicate image
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
26 Aug 2007 2:32PM
Hi Ollie,
I like this one much better,there is a proudness in both there faces and the good lady in the background looks better to me as they always say behind a good man is a b/w,detail,blur,just absolutely stunning composition.Take care.AnnSmile
shortski 14 3 1 England
26 Aug 2007 11:30PM
a stunning pic and i am with henri antoine after having seen what a 1.4 can do.....jojo
Paree 15 616 3
31 Aug 2007 2:07PM
how wonderful
I would love to produce this kind of portrait
peg 13 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 12:52AM
A wonderful image. I also think that HA is entitled to a vote. This is a very friendly website, but sometimes people are no critical enough. Honest comments make us all better photgraphers. Regards Edmund
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 5:58AM
as always excellence image and so evocative

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