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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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  • red is my colour..........

    Sawsengee Iíve come to the conclusion that you must engage your subjects in conversation or just small-talk to get them to gaze right into your lens as they do ?

    But, instead of just staring, or posing, there remains just enough of the interaction to reflect unique personality and character.....the golden rule of good portraiture.

    You must have developed a foolproof strategy or strategies that work almost every time ?.....I guess too that the light is always pretty uniform at your chosen spots ?

    I am sure that your unique record will be much valued one day......at least you have no shortage of subjects, plus many if your subjects have no objection to looking in to a camera lens for a few seconds.

    I am a keen street photographer here in the UK ......where persuading people to do the same isnít as easy with most subjects. .........I do occasionally strike gold.

    I follow your progress with great interest.

    • 8 Apr 2018 7:22AM
  • Join Our Parade

    A classic example of Street Photography....

    find your scene....then wait for people to walk into it.

    • 6 Apr 2018 7:48AM
  • play_ground #8

    That is an incredible ..Art-Deco...looking apartment block Leo.....your angles have given it a surreal story-book look that matches the playground faces..

    • 5 Apr 2018 8:39AM
  • Look into my eyes.........

    I canít help but give my award for this incredible portrait, from which the character of the subject reaches out to the viewer ......are those tears welling up in his eyes....or....are they just reflecting recent or long term sadness.

    Sawsengee you have done it once again.....

    • 3 Apr 2018 7:12AM
  • Stike a pose

    My kind of mono portrait.....love the processing.

    • 1 Apr 2018 4:49PM
  • Pensativa.

    A beautifully crafted portrait......I use the Kodak Tri X mono film filter from Nik Silver Efex too....it gives an arty-vintage look.....I think that you have used a similar filter ?

    My only little quibble is that I might have lightened the shadows on her face more......

    Love the expression and lighting.

    • 31 Mar 2018 5:16AM
  • Denisa in hat in black and white

    My kind of portrait.....I like the mono post processing.

    • 30 Mar 2018 3:15PM
  • Deep in Thought

    A first class portrait...

    • 30 Mar 2018 3:14PM
  • Ghost


    Made me think hard this one Martin .....First off that young chap looking very down and lost......I realise that homes have changed.....but are the young of today....REALLY...better off than we were in the 1950s?

    Back then ALL young males of 18 yrs were called up to serve two years National Service .....Iím not even attempting to suggest it be brought back as a military service ......but my point is, that back then there were no homeless, aimless youths......I detested army life, detested being told what to do, what to wear and forced to have hair-cuts....but....I returned to civilian life as a much better person, more rounded, able to get on with anyone, confident,straight backed with shiny footwear and smart clothes. I do realise that many didnít come out on the other side quite the same, but I bet very few ended up like your subject here.

    Perhaps a compulsory National Service doing community good here or abroad would work?

    The other thing I see in your telling shot..... is the state of that once impeccable wooden shelter....the kind usually built alongside seaside promenades as public shelters from poor weather or just for taking a rest from walking. Look at how well it is built, the seats might be old but are still serviceable and user friendly. In the past, cigarette ends would have been the worst of the rubbish....look at it now...it is a sheer disgrace, to the town it is situated in......and to the local community.

    Question ! Am I just an old whinger, or, is there something in what I imply? Discuss !

    Suggestion......compare Mikeís shot with a Googled pic of a similar shelter taken at any time pre-1965.

    • 30 Mar 2018 11:19AM
  • Cor blimey trousers !

    A fantastic capture of a very intelligent bird.....

    • 29 Mar 2018 4:43PM

    Quote:Sorry to nit-pick, but it's STEP not COME:-
    "Step inside love
    Let me find you a place
    Where the curse of the day
    Will be carried away
    By the smile on your face
    We are together now and forever
    Come my way
    Step inside love and stay
    Step inside love
    Step inside love
    Step inside love
    I want you to stay"


    A casualty of old age I think? 🤭

    What has made this shot even stranger/funnier, is that unbeknown to me the subject walking past the poster, turns out to be a close friend of a good friend of mine......howís that for a coincidence ?

    Of all the people in a busy City Centre it had to be him.....at that time, in that place....and this is one of four frames shot in the same place...

    I much appreciate all the positive feedback folks.

    • 29 Mar 2018 11:31AM
  • City Life L

    I enjoy looking at your Street Photography Mile.......there is something about City Life, that we donít get in small towns.

    • 28 Mar 2018 9:48AM
  • is my ring bigger than yours?..............

    Another incredible character study, that shines a light into the Soul of India..

    • 28 Mar 2018 8:14AM
  • AND SO TO BED...........with bike.

    Quote:A good impromptu shot
    Presume you went to CET building

    Thank you !

    Yes ! It was on the old..Coventry Evening Telegraph building....so sad to see it in that very sorry state.

    • 28 Mar 2018 5:55AM
  • Ho Chi Minh City market

    Hope that isnír Cheese by his cheesey looking feet ?

    Great pics!

    • 27 Mar 2018 10:13AM
  • Street lamp

    One of your best yet Littleflea .....

    • 27 Mar 2018 8:14AM
  • Portraits

    An excellent example of selective focussing nd use of DOF.

    • 27 Mar 2018 8:11AM
  • Street portrait

    Another fantastic example of the very best ....Street Portraiture.....

    • 27 Mar 2018 8:10AM
  • too much on your mind

    Must be a .....Credit Squeeze....Leo ?

    • 25 Mar 2018 9:31AM

    Mmmmmmm! Not sure about that train of thought Johnny.....I have seen many a dog fight.....and I donít think I want to go around sniffing unsavory places either 🤓

    • 24 Mar 2018 7:56AM
  • the shadow of your clip

    A creature of the Seas Leo..... representing perhaps the plastic monster humankind has released within the Oceans of the world.

    • 24 Mar 2018 7:41AM
  • morning has broken.........

    You have captured his strong features in a beautiful light there....

    • 23 Mar 2018 5:08AM
  • ouch

    Nipped in the bud !

    • 22 Mar 2018 7:32PM
  • Silver limbs

    I like this.....reminds me of my post of the other day......The Kiss...

    I am pleased that others can see things in....nature.

    • 22 Mar 2018 5:00PM
  • messenger

    I like this Leo......wonderful tones and texture plus an interesting subject.

    I have quite a large collection of tiny Chinese figures ....plus a few African tourist pieces....

    Perhaps I should taker much closer look at them ?

    • 22 Mar 2018 8:39AM
  • The markings of a saint, a sadhu or a salesman?..........

    Very creative face decoration there Sawsengee......the portrait opportunities that come your way seem to be endless.....I look forward to seeing every one. Inspirational !

    • 22 Mar 2018 7:05AM
  • I said move

    Just fantastic....... brilliant expression.

    • 21 Mar 2018 8:28PM
  • a ray of sunshine, a glimmer of hope.........


    This one is up among your best Sawsengee......the mono conversion has enhanced what the camera and you saw in colour.

    • 21 Mar 2018 6:28AM

    What do you put on to them Leo.......some folks here like to add cheese....or jam prior to placing the topside under the grill.

    • 20 Mar 2018 9:35AM
  • And.........TO CAP IT ALL....

    A wonderful response thank you all......

    Hi, Richard....

    I much appreciate your comments and can see what you envisage.......

    I chose my framing because it might make a viewer question how the third paling missed getting a cap of snow.....it just adds that bit of doubt.

    I must admit to not favouring borders on posted work, I would rather let the shot speak for itself.....

    Whereas when mounting and framing works for exhibition or sale a good mount is essential....unless....a large frameless Print.

    • 20 Mar 2018 8:44AM