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Comfort Zone....

By Gary_Macleod  
....that is I'm completely out of my comfort zone here. this is an image of my good friend and Neighbour who was willing to let me take his photograph, which is a huge thing for him to do, so i could test out my new 50mm 1.8 lens.

I don't do portraits so this will probably bomb....any advice is more than welcome


Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: Vince52, woodlark, pmorgan and 23 more

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3 Feb 2011 8:27PM
Great portrait, works well in mono.

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woodlark 14 542 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 8:29PM

Quote:....that is I'm completely out of my comfort zone here

Not sure why its a quality mono !!
wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 8:43PM
Like the tones on this one, really brings out the details of the subject, nice one!
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
3 Feb 2011 10:30PM
tnx allGrin
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 3:28AM
Like the shallow DOF, and mono worked well.
Lots of character Gary, he was obviously comfortabel allowing you to grab his image, a natural shot to be proud of.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
4 Feb 2011 11:31AM
great how the hair is flying Smile
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
4 Feb 2011 11:51AM
thanks Yung,Dougie and Jeff

Yea Jeff it was a breezy day ...but not as breezy as last the wind was strong
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 12:21PM
His face is full of character - just perfect for photography. Like you, I'm totally out of my comfort zone when taking photos of people and would be so pleased if I'd taken this.

Sue Smile
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
4 Feb 2011 1:22PM
tnx Sue,
edwood 10 3 Scotland
5 Feb 2011 11:34AM
Wonderful shot.
5 Feb 2011 11:42AM
very good portraiture. the very narrow dof combined with that windy feeling give this a lot of mood. him smiling works very well in this portrait. nice post processing, although it did leave some traces in the area along the horizon
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
5 Feb 2011 4:49PM
cheers Ed And Kopi

Kopi . the traces in the BG are just what is thrown up by the small aperture and resizing.
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
6 Feb 2011 12:45PM
Congrats on the HC gary, well deserved.
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
6 Feb 2011 6:43PM
wow...really surprised...and DELIGHTED...thanks to everyone and Pete
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
6 Feb 2011 6:44PM
cheers Phil
katmac 7
8 Feb 2011 6:13PM
Lovely shot.
edwood 10 3 Scotland
9 Feb 2011 9:31PM
Congrats on hc, keep coming back to this shot gary. Everything about this is just right. Think this is one of your best.
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
9 Feb 2011 10:20PM
cheers Kat and Ed

appreciate Ed, yea i was pleased with this one too
DaveGu 11 1 1 England
12 Mar 2011 9:00PM
cracking shot and a well deserved HC

quinny 13 167 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 2:36PM
Wow I love the texture in this man's face. I'm not sure it would have had as much impact in colour. Love it!!!
do not know what you are on about......................excellent image, my caledonian friend!! it has soul, and technique.........what more is there? Grin

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