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Mac

By marshfam19
Good Afternoon to you all.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my image.

This is a bit of a change from the normal for me. This is Mac, he is my son's Father in Law. I took the shot of him at the weekend while we were at our Grandson's 2nd birthday party. I changed it to mono then enhanced it a bit. Let me know what you think.

Thanks again.

Mary Grin

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: NDODS, barbarahirst, Cookie_Monster and 16 more


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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 2:30PM
A genuine portrait, the lighting providing a beautiful softness to the lived in exterior.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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TrevorH 9 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 2:32PM
It is a lovely sharp image that needs something more. He could do with a bit of light on the right side of his face to bring some detail out there. Also take his arm out with a crop as you cant see what he has in his hand. Could be a good picture. Get him back to that window.

Quote:It is a lovely sharp image that needs something more. He could do with a bit of light on the right side of his face to bring some detail out there. Also take his arm out with a crop as you cant see what he has in his hand. Could be a good picture. Get him back to that window.


The original image does have all of Mac's face showing as its colour but I was aiming for a softer image in mono.

Mary Grin
16 Apr 2014 3:07PM
Excellent candid portrait. Love the light on the right, wished there was just a little less dark shadow on the left side of the image (or right side of his face).
A beautiful portrait. The texture and lighting is perfect. I like this a lot.
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 3:15PM
All of the above comments reflect my own thoughts, if by chance he posed, light reflectors [purposely purchased or improvised] may have solved the problem of the lack of detail on the near side of his face. The colour version may still have illustrated more shadow even though it would have revealed more detail, but it may also have lost some of the wonderful character this image has................. This guy has a great face for portraiture.


Tish
Dear All

I have now taken on board what everyone has said so now have uploaded a lighter version for your comments.

Mary Wink
16 Apr 2014 7:38PM
I love the deep shadow Mary, I have done shots of Nicki like this with deep shadows it works for me, I love V1 GrinGrin
16 Apr 2014 11:33PM
Excellent portrait. I slightly prefer V1.
Effrossini
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
17 Apr 2014 9:49AM
Wonderful contrast, I like V1 but I know that many people would prefer V2, Mary.
17 Apr 2014 9:53AM
I think it's brilliant!
Just the type of portrait I like!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Apr 2014 3:37PM
I may be just an awkward s*d, but I'd go for a combination of V1 & V2! I mainly go for V1, but would like a see the right eye and cheek a bit brighter as in V2! Wink A very lovely portrait though, Mary Smile
Trev Smile

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