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14 Feb 2008 10:04AM
I love this image with the old man highlighted & the others in sahdow. Great shot!

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 10:26AM
'Dapper' is the word that used to be applied. You don't hear it often now, just as you don't see many gentlemen dressed like this, at least in the West. He's of a time and an age. Beautiful, quiet social observation.
robs 14 681 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 10:28AM
I like it - the unusual lighting of the old boy lit up perfectly with everything else going on in the shadows works really very well Wink
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
14 Feb 2008 10:30AM
Thanks, I'm using your comments for a new title Smile
14 Feb 2008 11:08AM
It's another winner Tommy. Love how he stands out, both because of the dof and the light on him. Almost as if you hazed the bg, allthough I don't think you did. The large version shows a delightfull sharpness and is certainly recommended. The man makes for an interesting enough subject, the setting makes for an interesting enough setting and the figures in the bg make for interesting enough figures in the bg.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
14 Feb 2008 11:19AM
Thanks. If I thought of darkening the bg seperately, I would still have been to lazy to actually do it. The whole image is darken a bit though, but the light was like this (+ it hit parts of the bag in the corner which I burned). His pose could have been more interesting though
14 Feb 2008 1:01PM
Far too many 'interestings' here! He does stand out though as looking very 'western' in an 'eastern' place. What I have to admit I find distracting are the bright flashes of light in the far background. A difficult one I agree, so many good things but I am just that tiny bit unsure too!
proz 13 205 United States
14 Feb 2008 4:22PM
superb candid
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Feb 2008 4:29PM
My first thought was "How much better than this can it get". The central figure stands out beautifully - the dof is superb, the background figures discretely there in the dark, just as an interesting bit of the scene.
I do agree the lights at the back draw the eye a bit, but what the ****do you do with those kind of strong highlights - I say just ignore them Smile Unless you feel pressed to play in PS, and that can be such a bore. It's real life, someone reminded me of that today. Does it all have to be fixed and air brushed. OK - I'm off my soapbox now.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
14 Feb 2008 5:55PM
Glad you like it Anne, thanks proz.
Thanks Lydia (good to have a critiquer now that Koen has gone soft and only has good things to say Wink)
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
14 Feb 2008 7:10PM
Stunning, beautifully caught, the highlights don't bother me at all. It's real life, brilliantly caught.
Pricey Plus
12 169 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 7:21PM
Great candid, love the way you have isolated the main subject using DOF.
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 10:14PM
congrats on the HC tommy...this really deserves it, but i'm a bit jealous of his threads...

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 10:18PM
fabulous shot Tommy!
congrats too Smile

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Feb 2008 10:21PM
Oh I'm "chuffed" for you - well deserved!
Slit 'an med helsen.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 11:02PM
Congratulations on the HC. ****** the bits in the background, this is a gem.
15 Feb 2008 1:58AM
about time these got some recognition
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
15 Feb 2008 4:12AM
That explains the 16 over-night clicks Smile Thank you Pete

Thanks everyone
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
15 Feb 2008 7:01AM
Fabulous candid image and love the light.
15 Feb 2008 8:30AM
Oh, ha ha! Koen goes all soft, I go a bit hard and Pete agrees with Koen. Well Pete seems sure enough of it for an HC, even if we were both a little unsure!
Many congrats. Smile
funkeldink 14 1.6k 1 Australia
15 Feb 2008 10:51AM
oh yessss..... quality
LesF 11 182 9
15 Feb 2008 12:17PM
Super candid

Les F
Geraint 11 715 34 Wales
15 Feb 2008 1:45PM
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
15 Feb 2008 3:50PM
real life...wonderful....congrats on the well deserved HC
clevercloggs 14 237 2 United Arab Emirates
15 Feb 2008 6:14PM
those light bits are a bit of a worry but as a whole a very pleasant photo with good dof.
Congrats on a well deserved HC
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2008 7:01PM
has a lovely reportage feel , he is so engrossed !

User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 10:12AM
well done on the HC, love all the detail and the emerging face in the background

User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
17 Feb 2008 4:26PM
essence of travel photography. Sometimes, normality is so beautiful. The earring is great. Bert
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Feb 2008 2:21PM
Fantastic shot
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
27 Oct 2009 3:44PM
this has long been one of my fave images of yours, and yet I've only just realised I have never commented on it... so, belatedly, I'll say these few words and stack back in awe


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