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By rajeveb  
Shutter speed : 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture : f/5.6
Focal length : 300 mm
ISO : 200
Exposure Program : Manual
White Balance : Auto
Sharpness : Normal

Please provide me critique about the composition, colour tone and the added noise.

Tags: Misery Portraits and people

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
5 Feb 2013 1:56AM
However you did this, the skin tones are spectacular!

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5 Feb 2013 2:12AM
Truly magnificent work+++++
5 Feb 2013 2:15AM

Quote:However you did this, the skin tones are spectacular!
Thanks.. I have not edited the skin tone, it was originally there..those beggars use black shoe polish in their skins to make themselves look horrible..
Merbert 8 5 1 Australia
5 Feb 2013 3:27AM
Love this one!!! Tells the story of his live.
If you had it enabled, it would get my user award.
Well done and thanks for sharing.

5 Feb 2013 4:27AM

Quote:Love this one!!! Tells the story of his live.
If you had it enabled, it would get my user award.
Well done and thanks for sharing.


Thanks for the complement !!! I don't know how voting get disabled and how to enable it? Please anybody help me...
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 5:53AM
I think it's in the settings at upload, maybe you just need to make sure it's unchecked next upload. Great character portrait with loads of crisp detail making the most of all his weathered face and attire have to offer.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
5 Feb 2013 6:46AM
I think this is a superb portrait, everything is spot on apart from one tiny little thing. I wish I could see the bottom of his beard, I don't know why but it draws my eye to the bottom of the image. Other than that it is brilliant.

brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 6:49AM
very powerful imagery
5 Feb 2013 7:13AM
Can I enable the voting now? or I have to upload the same image again?

anyway thanks all for all those comments Smile
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
5 Feb 2013 8:08AM
Don't know if you can enable voting now, if not its a pity because this is a cracking portrait and I'm sure that it would attract quite a few votes.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
5 Feb 2013 9:03AM
Good details and tones in the face and light the use of mono for the background.
Regards Richard
Mike43 7 18 21 England
5 Feb 2013 10:39AM
All that needs to be said has been said above, great shot.
As for Voting not sure if you are allowed but delete and the upload again.
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 12:24PM

Quote:Can I enable the voting now? or I have to upload the same image again?

No voting is permitted within this gallery. You need to be in the General one for votes but they don't always help as pals vote for pals etc. This is the best gallery to be in as there is plenty of good advice available to you. You of course headed this pic with a request for critique, you should not get critique in the general gallery just praise.

This is a nice portrait and I presume that you used a tripod even though you have not mentioned it. I presume because otherwise I would have expected to see a shutter speed of minimum 1/300sec and actually nearer to 1/450sec to be comensurate with your focal length. I understand that this guy has rubbed in black shoe polish into his skin to give you the odd, but pleasing effect. Overall a nice picture.

5 Feb 2013 1:21PM
Thanks Mr Frank for the compliment...
I should mention that this is a pure hand held shot, actually where I was standing was a big crowd, no chance to use any tripod. I took 10-12 shots and this one came out best. What ever you have said that I should have used 1/300 to get a sharp image was absolutely correct, but as you can see this was shot in misty Jan morning (7:30am) here in west bengal. I was not intended to raise the ISO any more to get a fast shutter. But I should confess that I do not have a very steady hand, but this one and some other bird snaps came acceptable at this shutter speed.

If I want voting, may I upload a fresh image tomorrow? in that case do I need to delete this image?

Thanks again to all for all these complements....
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
5 Feb 2013 1:48PM
A really first rate portrait. The noise is insignificant. I would suggest NOT to remove colour from any of the shot. Reload it tomorrow, and click the Allow Voting and Awards box, and not the Critique box.

5 Feb 2013 3:41PM
Thanks critique team .. Thanks Mr Willie..
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 5:27PM
By uploading to the Critique Gallery, voting is automatically disabled.
In the Photography Gallery you can receive votes, but you don't necessarily receive critique.
If you upload this into the Photography Gallery, you don't have to delete it from the Critique Gallery. Of course, the decision is yours, but you will lose all the valuable comments that you have received here.
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:27AM
Very very good indeed. A superb well composed image.

What bothers me, once more, here, are all the comments. Why don't some of you bother to comment on other images that need help? It seems dozens of people are willing to say, excellent, and so they should, but are not prepared to give a constructive comment on images where that comment might help the author improve.

Getting a lot of praise is nice, but please, give some comment on other images too.

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
6 Feb 2013 1:45PM
Well said Paul.

zeri 12
19 Feb 2013 6:09PM
well captured!

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