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Taking Pride II

By sherlob
This is Cyril. He has had, by most peoples standards, what you would refer to as a hard life. He lives alone and remains in a home that has been his since it was built. He has many health problems, but refuses to give up his independance. Change is not something Cyril likes, and Cyril knows his own mind.

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chase 12 1.1k 246 England
1 Mar 2010 5:50PM
A face that could tell a million stories,each one different & oh so interesting.
Great fella & you have portrayed him well here Adam.

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andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
1 Mar 2010 6:07PM
A great portrait!

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2010 7:13PM
Like a film character , great study.
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
13 Mar 2010 4:46PM
I looked at his and was impressed the first time I saw it for many reasons and I've been back many times since.
Partly because I think you've done a good job with it technically, in other words the composition, exposure and focus etc. are as I think they should be but more importantly because of the way in which the image portrays Cyril's character.
You can see the intensity of the emotion in his expression.
If you hadn't pointed out how independent he is, I would have guessed it from just looking at this shot. As a character study, it's excellent. The slightly grubby jumper and fraying collar become insignificant by comparison to the strength in his expression.
For some reason the shot hasn't garnered a lot of votes, which to be honest, doesn't surprise me, however, it does get mine and my Member's Award.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Mar 2010 7:17PM
Think you have done a great job in this capture, the details and lighting and tones all work well.
Deserves more attention but not always the case some times.
Regards Richard
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 10:30PM
Jester: I have just noticed your kind comment and your award. I thank you.

Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
24 Mar 2010 11:03AM
Excellent portrait, love the pathos and the enduring character about this image.

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