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susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 7:02AM
This is a great portrait! It looks as if you caught him be surprise and he is not posing but looks surprised and anoyed by your intrusion


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24 Apr 2012 7:06AM
A fine portrait
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 7:12AM
He does look rather annoyed but your conversion is spot on ....Phil
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Apr 2012 7:24AM
Is that his 'serious' face Grin. Certainly doesn't look hopeless to me. A good pose, surrounded by all his paraphernalia, and well-suited to the mono conversion.

RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 7:37AM
Terrific lighting here.
Great shot and well processedGrin
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 7:49AM
Great character study.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Apr 2012 8:52AM
A good portrait capture Lesley, for me the colour version works best but only just
Regards Richard
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 9:00AM
v2 for me cracking portrait.
cheers phil.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 9:18AM
A great portrait of the highest quality, my vote goes to the colours version simply because my eye wants to roam deeper.

Regards Nathan
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
24 Apr 2012 9:28AM
Like them both Lesley nothing wrong with your conversion

Cor 9 Belgium
24 Apr 2012 9:49AM
V2 on top. Very well taken SmileSmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Apr 2012 9:54AM
This is top notch Lesley. Really nicely done. I think I like the colour version best as we can see more detail but the colours are muted so don't intrude.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Apr 2012 12:24PM

Quote:This is a great portrait! It looks as if you caught him be surprise and he is not posing but looks surprised and anoyed by your intrusion


I totally agree with this, Ccat. The expression captured is so natural and unposed.

I have to say I prefer the colour version here 'cos I love the 'old' colour of those prints hanging behind him Smile

The white of the mug looks a bit bright but that's minor.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Apr 2012 12:41PM
He looks a bit mean! But it's an excellent portrait, Lesley, and I wouldn't want to try to modify it Wink Think both versions work well, but V2 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Apr 2012 3:38PM
A great portrait Lesley. Very natural............Sandy
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 3:49PM
Going for the mono Lesley a beautifully portrayed Portrait shot
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 5:19PM
I prefer the colour - probably because there isn't too much colour, if that makes sense!! I think it's a great portrait.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
24 Apr 2012 6:51PM
Prefer the colour version Lesley, seems to have abit more about it

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
24 Apr 2012 8:10PM
Looks like you caught him on a bad day, judging by the serious expression, Lesley!
I've done a mod to try to bring out a litle more facial detail and the sleeve and mug seemed blown. Not sure if it works, though. It has a slight blue tint that didn't show up on my screen before I uploaded itSad
The original in colour is very good though, with the colour of his face matching the paper bags behind him!

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
25 Apr 2012 4:53PM
thanks for the mod malc, yours has more detail in it than mine.lesley Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
26 Apr 2012 8:45AM
You & me both, but I think you've done well with this, especially converting it to mono....

debu 8 India
26 Apr 2012 10:32AM
A couple of good captures.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 5:40PM
I'm joining with those who are for the colour version, whether that's due to a difference in quality or just my personal preference, I couldn't say. I do like the expression you've caught.

26 Apr 2012 6:36PM
I like both versions Lesley, well done.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 9:15PM
Nearly missed this Lesley. A very fine portrait and I particularly like the mono. The framing/comp is excellent and the sitter is totally engaging the viwer,
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
2 May 2012 2:28PM
I don't do them either but if I did I would be happy with this. Tongue
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 May 2012 5:36PM
Think I'm out on a limb here, Lesley, as I much prefer the B and W version: a very natural pose and surprised expression.
I am no use at portraiture so would not dare offer any further comment or suggestion other than to say I think you have done a pretty fine job of this shot.
12 12 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 5:51PM
A strong looking mono Lesley.

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