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By AlleyCatz
Good evening to you Smile

Went to see some friends today and managed to get a few candids of Winston.

Thanks to those who just voted and commented....but Tony was right about that little thanks for that Smile

Converted and edited in PS

C&C Welcome

Thanks for stopping by Smile Smile


Thanks for all your comments and clicks ....and the EC Pete

Means alot to me as Winston and his wife (Mary) took me under their wing and really looked after me when I was new in the village.

We had lost touch over the last couple of years or so after I had moved to another village.....and it was really great to get together again literally over last weekend Smile

Tags: Man Black and white Window light Fag break Portraits and people Grubby nail

Voters: proberts, Nigel_95, ValSaxby and 86 more

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eraina 12 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 8:34PM
oh he looks like me dad!

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proberts 14 218 4 Wales
6 Jul 2010 8:34PM
Doh,still love it Wink
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 8:34PM
Glad to vote again!
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
6 Jul 2010 8:39PM
Thanks Rainy,Andrew and Nigel....appreciated Smile

I dont like to delete and re-load but it niggled me! Wink

W1ldside 8 29 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 8:42PM
Terrific Character portrayed here and the processing is superb...
Cheers Rick
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Jul 2010 8:42PM
Still like his mucky nails Wink
Sezz 13 617 15 England
6 Jul 2010 8:45PM
Superb conversion Alley, perfectly lit - love the smoke!

Sarah *
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
6 Jul 2010 8:46PM
Thanks Rick ,Janet....and Sezz Smile Smile Smile

Janet: When I asked to do a few shots ....he said "I need to scrub my nails they are dirty from weeding"
I said ............"oh no you dont....Janet will love em!" Wink

Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 9:00PM
Thats better but now i think i would like to remove the light on the strips of his left arm and darken the table a bit, then i would be totally happy with it.

As i said before it is a great image
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Jul 2010 9:01PM

Quote:oh no you dont....Janet will love em!"

you know me toooooo well Mrs Catz Wink
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
6 Jul 2010 9:11PM
Thanks for popping back Tony .....appreciated Smile

Janet: I know you sooooooooo very well Wink

6 Jul 2010 9:15PM
Great Portrait, Well Framed, I like this A lot, edgy, sad and hard.. well done..

digipix76 11 577 England
6 Jul 2010 9:36PM
Top shot Alley.

Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 9:40PM
Making me work hard eh!! - Great mono image Alison

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
6 Jul 2010 9:43PM
Thanks Terry,Ian and I.G .....appreciate your time Smile

I.G So..... pink robe? Wink

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
6 Jul 2010 9:59PM
Brill image,conveys a perception of his character in my head similar to my grandad ...happy memories Smile
LesF 11 182 9
6 Jul 2010 10:21PM
Wonderful capture Alley

polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 10:23PM
I aspire to quality like this - this is my idea of a perfect portrait in every way - mono, detail, expression, composition - Pauline
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
6 Jul 2010 11:36PM
Must be seen large ! superb Alley. Another stunner. Ron.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Jul 2010 1:55AM
Did go large and was in awe. Really like his little bit of a smile. He looks so relaxed. Aren't the elderly just the most wonderful to capture. He still has a boyishness about him when you look close. Excellent portrait............Sandy
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
7 Jul 2010 7:47AM
Thanks Chris,Les,Pauline,Ron and Sandy....appreciate you stopping by Smile

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
7 Jul 2010 8:19AM
Definitely needs large Alley, and the type of shot that BW was made for. Well lit, full of detail and a fine example of your craft.
twordley 12 360 England
8 Jul 2010 11:56AM

i trust u and wooly are ok?
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2010 7:04PM
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
8 Jul 2010 7:35PM
What DaveU said Wink
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
8 Jul 2010 8:12PM
Thanks Dave,Trev,Poochie and Ian...... appreciate you boys stopping by Smile

Thanks Pete for the EC Smile Smile Smile

stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
8 Jul 2010 8:40PM
You've caught the moment Alley


bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
8 Jul 2010 8:52PM
Cracking mono Alley - love the detail and the facial expression.
Nearly missed this one. Congrats on The EC.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
8 Jul 2010 10:30PM
Well done Ms Catz Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
8 Jul 2010 11:17PM
Thanks Bill and Brian.... Smile Smile
(Dave Smile )

oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 2:21AM
well done Alley Smile,lovely image that comes to life in mono,some great eye contact .
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
9 Jul 2010 10:14AM
Well done Mrs Catz....a nice sparkly badge Wink
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 1:30PM
superb portrait!
gritty reality, you can't beat it Smile
billydo Plus
14 79 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 1:57PM
Tremendous portrait, really well done.

davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 5:08PM
Engaging expression Alley and beautifully processed, Congrats on the EC.
9 Jul 2010 7:18PM
Congrats on the EC.Well done Alley.
Ps see you on sunday.
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 9:33PM
Brilliant...congrats on the EC alley!

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
10 Jul 2010 8:40AM
Thanks folks....appreciate your time Smile Smile

dandeakin 10 209 3 England
10 Jul 2010 2:07PM
Really Good. Like it alot.
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
10 Jul 2010 5:00PM
you are good at everything you do, Alley!

Many congratulations on the EC! Another POTW perharps??

Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 6:50PM
Congrats on the EC Alison - well deserved Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Jul 2010 5:00PM
Only just seen this in the EC gallery. I just shouts out Quality. Beautiful light on the face and hand. An excellent portrait. Well deserved EC and even higher if poss.
joseph 12 England
12 Jul 2010 6:37PM
wyatturp 12 2 England
13 Jul 2010 8:48PM
well done super in mono and the detail of the smoke looks super, well done youSmile
NickParry 12 1.0k 79 Wales
14 Jul 2010 12:46AM
Strong narrative image. Well processed and great tones.

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
14 Jul 2010 7:32AM
Thanks again for your time....appreciated Smile Smile

celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 10:04PM
Wonderful tonal work, great smoke, mood and texture!

Well done!

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
28 Jul 2010 10:05AM
LOVE this Smile

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