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DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
23 Feb 2010 3:28PM
This has a very moody feel to it created in most part by the processing. The very tight framing of the face creates a strong image with the reflections in the goggles adding a mysterious undertone.

I always try to avoid looking at the photographer's name before I decide to vote/comment so I was surprised when I saw whose it was - perhaps I shouldn't have been. This is the first of your images that I have come across since joining the site and I hope that it is not the last.

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DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 3:31PM
Really needs to be seen large to fully appreciate all that's going on. Great tonal quality and I like the playful reflections.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
23 Feb 2010 3:38PM
This is very nice Pete, love the comp, the mystery created by the juxtaposition of unlikely elements and the ps/toning is fab. I hope this gets picked up by the guest editor.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
23 Feb 2010 3:50PM
Intriguing title and a suitably intriguing image to go with it Pete. And it suits the rather mystical quality of the music too. The reflection in the left spectacle lens looks a teensy bit light to my eyes, maybe run a grad across it to darken towards the edge of the image? All in all though this is a very good looking pic.
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
23 Feb 2010 4:03PM
very powerful image, has a real futuristic feel to it
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
23 Feb 2010 4:11PM
A portrait with a difference, nice work. - gary
jools59 9 4 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 4:19PM
Good image with the subtle processing...Jools
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
23 Feb 2010 4:30PM
The viewing of the portrait in large whilst the music plays in the bg is worth the time and effort. Can you award yourself an HC Wink Deserves it Colin
Pegon 12 78 1 England
23 Feb 2010 4:41PM
Excellent work, I like the lighting.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
23 Feb 2010 4:46PM
Awesome work.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 4:46PM
Quality tune. Works so well with the image. Really like the processing and the reflections in his goggles. Very powerful viewed large.

Quote: I hope this gets picked up by the guest editor.

Is this a first? Not the reason, just think it's a fabulous piece of work.
23 Feb 2010 4:53PM
A stunning capture, it caught my eye from the DP< WOW!
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
23 Feb 2010 5:17PM
nice one Pete, like your use of layers and textures, wish i could do something like this

andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
23 Feb 2010 5:45PM
A good gritty appearance to this Pete! Like it!

Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 5:48PM
This is so in harmony , relaxed tones and ambient thought. Dreamstate! Great work.
youngwooly 10 1 England
23 Feb 2010 6:18PM
Great work Pete and really thought provoking

23 Feb 2010 6:31PM
Very beautiful work
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 7:05PM
Lips and skin tone are fabulous,
Will it get an H.C too???
Cormy 10 3 England
23 Feb 2010 7:08PM
Looks like a cert for an EC to me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
23 Feb 2010 9:04PM
I agree this is a great image and a good idea. It opens up all sorts of concepts for reflections in the goggles.

Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
23 Feb 2010 9:32PM
Blimey that was a good response. Thanks for all your really thoughtful comments...they lift me... like the music.
Also big thanks to DaveU a useful suggestion. I did a flat opacity blend...a gradient would indeed be an improvement.

Blimey and my first award...thanks very much Smile
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 10:42PM

Quote:It opens up all sorts of concepts for reflections in the goggles.

just what i was thinking...
although that's not to take away from the image as is!
love the subtlety & mood you have created!
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 10:47PM
like it!

23 Feb 2010 11:18PM
nice shot like the reflections in the goggles.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
23 Feb 2010 11:42PM
the reflections offer a great intensity to the mood of this image (and so does the tune of course)

Like this very much

LukeParkinson 8 30 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 8:43AM
Love this one. Excellent reflections
24 Feb 2010 1:14PM
excellent work
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
24 Feb 2010 5:01PM
Lovely work Pete, re the track, it's amazing what atmosphere can be created with just 3 notes, sounds like G, Bb G Eb Wink, never heard the track, thanks for the link,
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
26 Feb 2010 4:19PM
Excellent work Pete.
TheWanderer 8 20 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2010 9:21AM
Very clever.
alyismad 12 9 Wales
27 Feb 2010 12:04PM
Pete this is a stunning shot I love the processing .congrats on your first award

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
2 Mar 2010 6:02AM
love the toning, an intriguing portrait
2 Mar 2010 10:48PM
Reminds me of a character from the film Dune.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
3 Mar 2010 10:45AM
Like the reflections in the glasses and moody textures too.
Regards Richard

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