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The Bookmaker

By chase
Taken at the Robin Hood Pageant held at Nottingham Castle last weekend.
I was in good company & not a 'shroom in sight Wink
Thanks for a good day Alison & Alan.

A little out of my comfort zone with portraiture but the folk at the Pageant were great & allowed us to snap away.
I like the mix of texture & colour here, his beard was the icing on the cake.
I know there is no eye contact but I didn't think this image needed it as he was hard at work putting together & binding his books.
Taken in harsh daylight,handheld.

F4 manual mode
1/500th sec handheld
ISO 200
Pattern metering
W/B cloudy
Raw file converted in C1
Tweaked & curves adjusted in Photoshop.

Thankyou for taking the time to look,your comments/crit would be gratefully received.
Janet xx

Tags: General Portraits and people

Voters: mrswoolybill, Phil_Restan, VIKI and 85 more

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VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 7:44AM
Thia is superb!!!!!!!

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baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 7:48AM
A timeless image which could have been taken centuries ago. (Yes I know cameras weren't around then, but you know what I mean!) Lovely lighting well captured, super portrait.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 7:51AM
Amazing detail and textures captured Janet, looks as good as a carefully planned and lit studio shoot.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
27 Oct 2009 7:55AM
Thanks guys.
Gill he was working in in a rather dark tent..despite the sunshine on the day.
Janet xx
mudge Plus
15 1.0k 75 England
27 Oct 2009 7:55AM
Great candid portrait
He looks so natural, and unposed
27 Oct 2009 7:57AM
Wonderful Janet.. lovely work with the light and the details are fab... I really like the comp

BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 7:58AM
Fantastic image.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:00AM
Brilliant A true winner here
TrevW 8 118 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:08AM
I love it! Great composition!
Wooly 12 112 4 England
27 Oct 2009 8:09AM
You've done a cracking job with this Janet, that light was very difficult to deal with.

Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:22AM
Super detail and great comp Janet. Like the light
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
27 Oct 2009 8:34AM
Hey Janet.....I agree with Wooly's comment.
Very difficult conditions....but you have done an excllent job.

I have a great shot of a tog in the stocks for uploading! Tongue

fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 8:35AM
A very high quality portrait and, as others have said, difficult to age.
27 Oct 2009 8:36AM
Fabulous Portrait. I love everything about it.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Oct 2009 8:55AM
Excellent portrait capture - lovely details and tones.
Well captured.
Regards Richard.
akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:17AM
Excellent image. Love the lighting and textures.
Arty 15 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:30AM
A fantastic shot! Well taken and presented.
The perfect picture to dress any wall
Excellent work.
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 10:05AM
A magnificent image - enough said!
27 Oct 2009 10:19AM
What a wonderful image - superb !!!

Artangel 8 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 10:23AM
Just wonderful, love it. Romney
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
27 Oct 2009 11:17AM
The lighting really makes this image for me Janet......Awesome work mate....

LesF 11 182 9
27 Oct 2009 11:20AM
It has all been said and I echo there comments too, wonderful

iansnowdon 8 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 11:28AM
Stunning capture... Brilliant control.
Kind Regards
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
27 Oct 2009 11:37AM
well controlled capture
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
27 Oct 2009 12:33PM
Brilliant Janet the light and processing are superb

Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
27 Oct 2009 12:54PM
Stunning image...the light is fantastic.
MrsKett 8 3 England
27 Oct 2009 2:29PM
Great shot Janet, he's my first upload from the weekend too!

love the colour, and beard looks amazing large!
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 2:49PM
very special this one - added to my favourites
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 3:23PM
Wonderful study.
HUMIE 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 5:24PM
Absolutely superb portrait !!

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
27 Oct 2009 5:27PM
Wow a great response from everyone,thankyou.
Special thanks to Stephen for the UA,much appreciated.
Phil...a lovely compliment,thankyou.
The mod is appreciated Nick,thankyou.I had thought of trying a conversion but the colours were just too 'right down my street' to remove.

Quote:I have a great shot of a tog in the stocks for uploading!
..Hmmmmm,dead woman walking Tongue

Janet xx
DannoM 9 58 England
27 Oct 2009 5:38PM
lovely detail here, nice one
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
27 Oct 2009 5:57PM
A treat to study this fine image Janet..
PLCimagery 11 77 1 England
27 Oct 2009 6:51PM
This is superb Janet
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 7:26PM
Better without the eye contact IMHO.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
27 Oct 2009 8:14PM

Quote:Hmmmmm,dead woman walking

Yeah....... but you gotta catch me first! Tongue

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
28 Oct 2009 11:12AM
Thankyou all.
Thanks for the mod Ian,much appreciated.

I got my running shoes on Alison & my knee is feeling much very afraid Tongue

Janet xx
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
28 Oct 2009 8:37PM
the depth of colour is excellent Janet
Artangel 8 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 7:14AM
I forgot to say the other day, thank you so much for the tech detail on how you captured this fantastic shot, it really helps people like me learning. Will try this approach in difficult lighting. Brilliant. So glad so many people recognised this great capture. Romney
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
30 Oct 2009 1:33PM
I like the way he just sort of grows out of the background darkness. Beautifully lit too.
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2009 6:23PM
I agree with Dave!

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