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debu 10 India
9 Apr 2012 12:39PM
Excellent mono portrait.
debu
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
9 Apr 2012 12:41PM
A great detailed Portrait ,look's great in B+W
Netta
GBauer 9 Venezuela
9 Apr 2012 12:43PM
Retrato impresionante, bien logrado.
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
9 Apr 2012 12:53PM
fabulous detail and character. shortlisted.lesley
9 Apr 2012 12:54PM
Just great!
DonMc 12 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 1:05PM
Super character study, well achieved
DonMc
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
9 Apr 2012 2:23PM
A superb portrait, the detail is excellent. Love his self assured stare. The only tiny thing that bothers me from perfection is the right side of his hat is missing. It's funny the top doesn't bother me at all, so I have no idea why the side does. Just silly me probably.............Sandy
Andrew_Hurley 14 71 73 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 2:39PM

Quote:A superb portrait, the detail is excellent. Love his self assured stare. The only tiny thing that bothers me from perfection is the right side of his hat is missing. It's funny the top doesn't bother me at all, so I have no idea why the side does. Just silly me probably.............Sandy


Sandy you're, right, the right of his hat should be showing and I think Phil, you could've been braver and as you have cropped the top of his hat off, you could've taken even more off and that would have bought his eyes nearer to the top third, at the moment they are just above the halfway point. Despite my minor niggles this is mono portrait photography at its very best - he wouldn't look out of place in a Lord of the Rings Movie - he has a slight Gandalf (Ian McKellan) look about him!

Best of luck with it.

Andrew.
Anna_W 8 1 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 2:49PM
A really fabulous portrait and very well suited to the mono conversion. The tones, textures and details (especially in his beard and skin) are excellent and his eye contact really draws the viewer in. Have to agree with Sandy about the missing bit of hat at the right side but it's still a very classy image.
Kind regards,
Anna
Phil_Morgan 14 182 1 Wales
9 Apr 2012 3:13PM
Thanks for the award Andrew, much appreciated. Interesting to see peoples views on the composition, and I will give it a try. Personally though it works for me as it is GrinGrin
chase Plus
15 1.8k 454 England
9 Apr 2012 3:30PM
Great mono portrait study...tbh it works for me as it is too.
The detail in his facial hair is fab,love the stare.
LesF 14 182 9
9 Apr 2012 4:02PM
Good one, leave it alone


LesF
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 4:42PM
Unbelievably fantastically detailed portraitTongue
ge22y 12 115 12 Wales
9 Apr 2012 7:40PM
Agree with LesF mate leave it alone, if you included the whole brim of the hat it would look wrong! I remember a judge commenting on a portrait once saying if the top and bottom of the shot is cropped then a third side needs to be cropped as well.
Andrew_Hurley 14 71 73 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 1:41PM
If you are happy with the image Phil, then don't change it. It has so many possibilities, sepia toning, cropping, increase in contrast, leaving it in colour! You could mess about with it for hours. But if you are happy with the current version then that's all that matters.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Andrew.
DonMc 12 4 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 1:09PM
This image stands up as it is, superb work and great model!

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