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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Apr 2008 - 10:52 AM
Focal Length:80mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Flash
Title:Nicholas
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:4 Oct 2012 - 8:12 AM
Tags:Beard, Christmas, Down the Chimney., Male, Portraits / people, Presents
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Votes:45
Voters:Badgerfred · fentiger · paskinmj · G3 · mrswoolybill · gazlowe · Richsr · longhoss · RonnieAG · WhiteRose1 · Humblebee · woolybill1 · luckybry · NDODS · andy_AHG · surfinsurveyor · franken · mex · morpheus1955 · AnnChown · Lillian · EMJAYCEE · SlowSong · Scottishlandscapes · pascalg · Joline · MandyG · derekhansen · Big_Beavis · mikbee · johnriley1uk · Daisymaye · PhillipMinnis · CarolG · wrinkles · JohnChambersPhotography · Gerryrys · Silverzone · Philip_H · Nigel_95 · pluckyfilly · Tooth · saltireblue · phil99 · prabhusinha ·
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Oct 2012 - 8:17 AM

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

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 8:18 AM

The best so far Danny a really super portrait.

Albert

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 8:20 AM

Great character study.
Matt

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8772 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1263 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 8:43 AM

Perfectly named, he reminds me of St Nicholas, Europe's pre-Coca-Cola version of Father Christmas.
Moira

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 8:53 AM

Good portait work here Danny.
Regards Richard

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longhoss
longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 - 8:56 AM

Superb image Danny
Such great character
Glyn

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 8:58 AM

Love the thought and humour in the titles, Danny. And another excellent character study.

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 8:58 AM

Wonderful.
Ronnie.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  3 England
4 Oct 2012 - 9:05 AM

Oh where are you finding these fantastic characters? A beautiful portrait, Dan ... Carol Grin

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 9:08 AM

Tsar Nicholas, especially with the braided headgear.
Bill

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luckybry
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4 Oct 2012 - 9:11 AM

thought it was uncle Albert to start with grt image

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44300 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 9:20 AM

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

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surfinsurveyor
4 Oct 2012 - 10:07 AM

Wonderful b&w conversion and composition. The character and percieved wisdom of this gentleman is fantastic.

Keith

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franken
franken Plus Member 123583 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 10:10 AM

Brilliant mono portrait Dan.

Ken

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parob
parob Plus Member 4parob vcard France74 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 10:16 AM

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!

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 11:26 AM

Brilliant crop Danny
really a superbly shot portrait!
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
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4 Oct 2012 - 11:40 AM

Wonderful portrait and very suitable title.
Joan.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 12:15 PM

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

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pascalg
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4 Oct 2012 - 12:28 PM

excellent again

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 12:41 PM

Fantastic portrait.....I love the old Father Christmas. He is so much more believable. The texture in his beard is remarkable.

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MandyG
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4 Oct 2012 - 1:10 PM

Fab.

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derekhansen
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4 Oct 2012 - 1:12 PM

A perfect marriage of subject and processing Dan.
Derek

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Big_Beavis
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4 Oct 2012 - 1:27 PM

Great work Dan.

David

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 1:32 PM

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.

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Daisymaye
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4 Oct 2012 - 2:22 PM

Such an interesting face and a great portrait of him.......Sandy

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danbrann
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4 Oct 2012 - 2:36 PM


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.

Last Modified By danbrann at 4 Oct 2012 - 2:42 PM

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JohnChambersPhotography

Now that's a capture, what a portrait, good work again Danny.

John

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 6:08 PM

Fantastic Dan. Very impressed. Smile

Gerry

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Nigel_95
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4 Oct 2012 - 8:34 PM

Love the portrait, treatment, and the tags Smile

Nigel

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pluckyfilly
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4 Oct 2012 - 8:57 PM

Reminds me of the J K Rowlinson film and I can't remember the name! Great character shot

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saltireblue
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5 Oct 2012 - 7:53 AM

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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