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Welcome to my Portfolio, as you can see, I like capturing a broad range of subjects .......ENJOY!
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  • London Tube

    My kind of mono shot.......Lots of interest.....great tonal range.....good composition...

    • 25 May 2018 1:05PM
  • Man of peaceful existence........

    He is giving you and your camera a very meaningful look, not threatening but soft and welcoming.......we all have so much to learn from each other...

    • 23 May 2018 7:10AM

    Thank you all for your observations and comments...

    I gave discovered that many tattoo, covered folk are quite keen to be noticed and donít mind requests for portraits......

    Iím sure that if they didnít want to attract attention, they wouldnít get tattooed ?

    • 22 May 2018 8:11AM
  • ***

    A great mono portrait.....my kind of photography...

    • 22 May 2018 7:54AM
  • this is hard work!!!!!

    A great action shot....

    .....At least he has soft mud to land in....

    • 21 May 2018 2:16PM
  • Pilgrim in Haridwar Har-ki-Pauri

    Completely bowled over once again Sawsengee......Iím sure that you possess, then, sprinkle a little....Magic-Dust....to ensure wonderful light, pose and presentation, every time.

    • 21 May 2018 11:06AM

    Thank you every one.....comments and observations much appreciated.

    • 21 May 2018 7:05AM
  • Lone tree

    There must be millions and millions of tripod holes surrounding that particular tree by now ?

    • 21 May 2018 5:18AM
  • melon and vegetables

    A superb example of how to light and photograph a ......Still-Life Study....of vegetables and fruit...

    .You must take great care in the setting up of this series ?

    You must have a beautifully lit corner of a room or studio....or....a great set of lights to bring out the very best in colours, tones and textures ?

    • 21 May 2018 5:15AM
  • Peter, I need a caption

    Workshop Hints........... and......


    • 20 May 2018 5:23PM
  • just fruit.

    A masterful study in Still Life..

    • 20 May 2018 12:20PM
  • Girl in a Hat

    A good one Johnny......Love it.

    • 20 May 2018 9:05AM
  • Once upon a time in Haridwar.........

    Sawsengee.....I have run out of words to describe how your portraits affect me.......you have a knack of spotting amazing character from whatever community or region your are visiting at the time.

    Then you work some kind of magic by persuading them to move into the most amazing light, whilst maintaining a totally....none-posed appearance..

    A winning formulae that works every time, on your finished studies.

    .....Followed by the teasing out of the original file, using fairly basic software to display them at their very best....you are an Artist with the camera.

    You have influenced both my portrait photography and my approaches to portrait painting......Thank You !

    If it hasnít happened yet ....you really do deserve some kind of National or even International recognition, as a Photographer of National Character....I really hope that your work is exhibited and published one day.....I would buy your book.


    One of your biggest fans...
    • 18 May 2018 8:07AM

    Quote:a fine capture
    did you use the High Contrast Mono setting on your RX100 for this shot, i wonder

    Hi, Leo,

    Thank you for your query...

    No, I always shoot my pics in colour using the highest RAW setting....I convert to mono using a combination of Photoshop CS6 and Nik Silver Efex.....

    This means that I have full control of all of my processing whether in colour, or mono....Iím not big a fan of....in-camera settings.

    I always use a method I learned called....Contrast Grading ....using a soft brush in Curves on layers in selected areas and at various opacities....I finish by using targeted sharpening....

    • 17 May 2018 12:14PM
  • The Heart Collectors.

    Lovely light on this....

    • 17 May 2018 6:05AM
  • Milky Way

    Must be summer....Leo is back in the shrubbery 🤓

    Another beautifully rendered mono study....love the tiny white flowers...

    • 17 May 2018 6:03AM
  • We're Going Over There

    An example of perfect Street Photography....the juxtaposition of elements coming together to create a whole...

    • 15 May 2018 8:53AM
  • Rook

    This B.I.F. is one of the best Iíve seen in a long time.....why ?

    Because it is of a bird we donít usually get close to.....a bird that usually lives in a flock ....and you have produced a pin-sharp result....

    Some, may say a little blurring if the wings might aid the illusion of flight rather than, the frozen in mid-air look....but that can be done in photoshop if required.....I prefer it, as taken.

    Wish I had taken it.

    • 15 May 2018 8:51AM
  • ***

    A fantastic mono portrait in every way......more please.

    • 15 May 2018 6:10AM
  • Street portrait

    An excellent character study Eddie.........it takes a special kind of photographer to approach, and then request a portrait from those who look rather intimidating at first...

    But, like you, and through experience most are gentle giants, only too willing to show of their tattoos and or piercings....

    I have a very similar Street Portrait, in my collection.

    I enjoy comparing all those wonderful portraits from India by EPZ member Sawsengee with your collection, you both share the same passion, but through very different eyes.

    I look forward to seeing new posts from both of you.

    • 14 May 2018 7:07AM
  • yoga class

    This has the look of an....Impressionist....Painting Leo......get you paints and brushes out. 🤓

    • 14 May 2018 5:20AM
  • Moment like this..........

    Sawsengee you have an amazing back of moving your subjects into just the right light.....always to great effect.....a kind of.....Rembrant Light.

    • 6 May 2018 8:30AM
  • morning has broken.........

    Sawsengee.....this is one of your best....the light is more than perfect, as is his intense expression.

    • 4 May 2018 8:02AM
  • Falmouth

    Well seen and presented.

    • 29 Apr 2018 7:40AM
  • the old, the grey & the forgotten........

    A very intense study Sawsengee......perfect natural light.....you always use this to best effect.

    • 27 Apr 2018 8:57AM
  • Croxdale

    An amazing mono study with so much to look at and to unravel.....Nature at its very best....

    This silvery looking shot reminds me so much of many of the 100 year old half-Plate prints I have made from my large collection of glass plate negatives.....

    • 26 Apr 2018 7:18AM
  • caught in the web


    Not what I expected from you Sawsengee...but what an eye you have for pattern and shape...this really works from many points....the electric blue against the night sky....the the lines radiating get out of the central ...Space-Rocket-Like...central support....then the strong counterbalance of the forward leaning grey support splaying as an inverted V in the opposite way..

    • 26 Apr 2018 7:14AM
  • Petra

    A beautifully rendered mono portrait ...

    • 25 Apr 2018 4:35PM
  • Another one with natural sunshades........

    I too have sunshades just like that Sawsengee.....I refuse to let any barber touch them...

    • 24 Apr 2018 7:26AM
  • Face in the Crowd

    This is what....Street Portraiture is all about......Serendipidy takes a major part.....the rest is having your camera set just right to catch that fleeting moment.

    Well done!

    • 23 Apr 2018 7:19AM