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Thought Christmas had come early when I saw the thumbnail Dan, super close up, excellent detail captured,
Fred.

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
4 Oct 2012 8:18AM
The best so far Danny a really super portrait.

Albert
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:20AM
Great character study.
Matt
mrswoolybill Plus
9 971 1494 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:43AM
Perfectly named, he reminds me of St Nicholas , Europe's pre-Coca-Cola version of Father Christmas.
Moira
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
4 Oct 2012 8:53AM
Good portait work here Danny.
Regards Richard
Superb image Danny
Such great character
Glyn
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Oct 2012 8:58AM
Love the thought and humour in the titles, Danny. And another excellent character study.

Dave
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 8:58AM
Wonderful.
Ronnie.
Humblebee 4 1 England
4 Oct 2012 9:05AM
Oh where are you finding these fantastic characters? A beautiful portrait, Dan ... Carol Grin
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:08AM
Tsar Nicholas, especially with the braided headgear.
Bill
luckybry 6 3 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 9:11AM
thought it was uncle Albert to start with grt image
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:20AM
A portrait which is not only so very wonderfully captured, but seems to radiate not only a presence but a rather friendly and welcoming aura.

Regards Nathan
surfinsurveyor 8 697 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:07AM
Wonderful b&w conversion and composition. The character and percieved wisdom of this gentleman is fantastic.

Keith
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
4 Oct 2012 10:10AM
Brilliant mono portrait Dan.

Ken
parob 5 3 74 France
4 Oct 2012 10:16AM
From a technical point of view, this portrait has a great deal to offer by hinging itself on background and foreground. The mass of hair is counterbalanced by the richness of the background while the focus on the eyes yields an almost surreal atmosphere to the portrait. Time at a standstill. Well done!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 11:26AM
Brilliant crop Danny
really a superbly shot portrait!
Lillian
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
4 Oct 2012 11:40AM
Wonderful portrait and very suitable title.
Joan.
Tremendous character study Danny, a face to launch a thousand Christmas Cards.

Dougie

BTW love what you've done here, keep trying new things my friend.Wink
4 Oct 2012 12:28PM
excellent again
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
4 Oct 2012 12:41PM
Fantastic portrait.....I love the old Father Christmas. He is so much more believable. The texture in his beard is remarkable.
MandyG 4 2 England
4 Oct 2012 1:10PM
Fab.
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 1:12PM
A perfect marriage of subject and processing Dan.
Derek
4 Oct 2012 1:27PM
Great work Dan.

David
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
4 Oct 2012 1:32PM
You wont need your chimney swept for a while Danny,
when he comes down it with that beard !!
More hairs here than that burst mattress I saw at the docks recently !!
Good shot.
Mick.
4 Oct 2012 2:22PM
Such an interesting face and a great portrait of him.......Sandy
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
4 Oct 2012 2:36PM

Quote:You wont need your chimney swept for a while Danny,
when he comes down it with that beard !!
More hairs here than that burst mattress I saw at the docks recently !!
Good shot.
Mick.



It didn't stop you lying prostrate on it with Big Aggie.
Now that's a capture, what a portrait, good work again Danny.

John
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 6:08PM
Fantastic Dan. Very impressed. Smile

Gerry
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:34PM
Love the portrait, treatment, and the tags Smile

Nigel
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 8:57PM
Reminds me of the J K Rowlinson film and I can't remember the name! Great character shot
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
5 Oct 2012 7:53AM
Ah, what a magical face to be privileged to photograph, Dan. This is superb.

I do find myself wondering how many birds are nesting hidden away in that tangled beard, though.Wink
Keep up the experiments on new things, they are so far working extremely well for you.

Malc

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