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thoughtful

By mellyleth  
I took this shot of my husband Rab in a friend's living room. It was taken a few years ago, I think he was playing the guitar at the time, although you can't see it in the shot. There was only limited light coming in from a side window, so the background ended up in darkness and gave some nice shadows I thought. A slightly higher iso was used. Converted to black and white in PS.

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

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keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Oct 2006 6:44PM
Thought he looked young....

....you can tell he's playing guitar by the flared nostrils.
Wink

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starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
20 Oct 2006 7:05PM
do like the light just catches his hair nicely he seems to have a very thoughful expression looks really good,beautifully captured.


must look at my sons nostrils next time he`s playing lol
Boyd 12 11.2k 11 Wales
20 Oct 2006 7:06PM
Aah, those curly locks, the furrowed brow, the nose sniffing the air for unfamiliar scents...

..I do believe he came second in the Cocker Spaniel section at Crufts.
;o)
JuliaB 11 109 2 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 7:34PM
do the nostrils flare in time with the rhythm or is it a breathing thing? I know breathing is usually key when playing musical instruments... is that also true of guitar? ;o)
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 7:39PM
Lol, thanks folks. Hadn't noticed the flared nostrils - that's nothin', he can flare 'em much more than that Smile
shortski 10 3 1 England
20 Oct 2006 8:13PM
great portrait, real concentration in those nostrils!........jojo
Westers 11 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
20 Oct 2006 8:20PM
Lol @ Boyd & Keith.

Cracking shot, especially after reading how it was taken.
aftertherain 11 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 8:31PM
That little scar - perfect.
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 9:29PM
Cheers folks. I like that scar too Smile
magicbox 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 9:47PM
Great lighting, maybe would crop just a little more from the the left side, right to the cheek bone works really well.
Great work
Tina
Skatershrew 11 52 1 England
20 Oct 2006 9:58PM
Brilliant lighting, wouldn't go for a crop in my opinion, works well like this.
Think I might have cloned out that small area at the bottom of what looks like a fleece or something.
Great work though!
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 9:59PM
the image speaks for its self. it makes you think whatis he thinking ?

di
Sus 11 3.2k 9 England
20 Oct 2006 10:47PM
absolutely love this type of look at the moemnt (b&w, hard, directional light, pores and everything). Great.
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 11:15PM
Thanks folks - didn't think the crop would be to everyone's taste and I thought about cropping out the fleece but decided against it Smile
Sus 11 3.2k 9 England
21 Oct 2006 7:04AM
Ah, the ubiquitous fleece. I've started feeling a wave of disappointment when dinner guests (aka unwitting portrait subjects) turn up wearing fleece and tshirts - wondering if I can ask them to change into something with a bit more glamerous neckline...I think I'll just get some fabric to swathe round their shoulders.
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
21 Oct 2006 4:56PM
I think this is excellent Mel...
regards
Jill
conrad 12 10.9k 116
22 Oct 2006 11:20AM
Really good portrait, Mel!

Conrad
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 3:13PM
Thanks everyone Smile
steve neil 12 597 Australia
9 Nov 2006 8:49AM
Hi Mel - hope you are good. Its a good shot - well done Smile
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2006 3:09PM
Thanks Steve. I'm well and hope you are too. It's nice to hear from you Smile
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 7:01AM
It's pretty decent portrait Mel ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 10:20PM
Thanks Rob Smile

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