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Bad Day

By ade_mcfade      
A few bottles of wine makes portrait photography more amusing, as we found out last night!

This is Chris, not looking quite as much like Paul Merton as in the last set I did with him months and months ago. I was tring to get some movement on the blade for ages, but gave up and just used a wider aperture to blur it instead.

Got lots, but the Chris's expression in this one was the most convincing by a long shot.

Obvious candidate for a mono conversion - make him look like Sweeny Todd on a bad day

Tags: Black and white Butcher Angry Blue channel Portraits and people Flash and lighting Meat cleaver

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Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 5:44PM
Great tones and lighting, great work.

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Excellent. =)
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 5:48PM
Wow Ade - not feeling too good Eh!!!!!. Great image and superb tones sir. Like the effect ceated by blurring the weapon and concentrating on the face, cool.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 6:01PM
EEEk.... scary.. heeh!l!
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 7:53PM
Cool shot, very sinister

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
5 Jun 2008 7:58PM
Its like a still from a horror movie!

Wine + Creativity = Excellence.

dazzaman 11 631 England
5 Jun 2008 10:32PM
love the strong contrast ade.
ya done good here fella.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
5 Jun 2008 11:32PM
Cheers folks

first shoot in a while - was gettting fed up of oil seed rape fields so here's something a little different.

ta for the HC Pete, hopefully it'll give the shot a wider audience and inspire people to play with meat cleavers themselves, a very under-rated prop
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 12:42AM
he still looks a bit like paul wouldn't order a couple of pork chops off him though...

spot on focus and conversion...congrats on the HC

TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
6 Jun 2008 5:42AM
Cracker...terrific expression lol
Could be a poster for a mad freddie movie, great work Ade.

6 Jun 2008 10:20AM
Would you buy a used car from this man????

Bit concerned because of the knife crime problems in this day and age....

'Frightening' mono conversion....

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
6 Jun 2008 10:25AM
ya can't stab anyone with that beast of a cleaver Keith. chop fingers off, slash and cut, but getting a deep wound which affects the vital organs would be very hard to do....

so kids shold be carrying cleavers, not kitchen knives Smile
juldon 15 78 England
6 Jun 2008 11:48AM
Well done on the HC Ade a very scary shot, should have done this in the cem near your house would have made it all the more scary. Might have got you arrested though.

Anyway have the RC on me Smile

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
6 Jun 2008 1:17PM
And you lived to tell the tail
6 Jun 2008 1:43PM
Haven't you seen on the news recently, some of the young scrotes are carrying this type of cleaver. Still wouldn't particularly like to meet one, even with my training!!!!

Still 'like' the picture though....


PS. The other worry is of course Chris in public with his chopper in his hand!!!!
wyatturp 12 2 England
6 Jun 2008 2:00PM
Run run---- nice work well done on the HC

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
6 Jun 2008 2:13PM
he's in my living room keith - not in public.... a drunk chris with a meat cleaver in Morley... not worth the risk Smile

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