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The Stare

By tonymarq
Hi everyone and it's been a couple weeks since i've been on. Still getting use to the new epz plus pc problems! Was at my cousin Di's wedding this weekend in N.J. so tried my hand at some candids. This is my Uncle from Canada who was down with his wife and boys for the weekend and he is always a willing participant and has that certain look about him oh yeau and a very cool uncle to boot with a great family so hope he doesn't mind the post! Family functions to me are a great enviorment for candids which was fun to experiment! Cropped and converted to b&w! will catch up tonight! while viewing hold scroll w/mouse and move up and down slightly and watch what happens to the jacket, a little optical illusion for the eyes because of the material!

Enjoy!

stay well
tonymarq

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: marcoz, tomcat, taggart and 43 more

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Comments


marcoz Plus
10 71
29 Apr 2007 3:38PM
nice portrait the lighting is perfect great pose
cheers marc

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tomcat Plus
11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 4:14PM
He has tha appearance of a top ranking diplomat

Adrian
29 Apr 2007 4:15PM
Thanks guys and Adrian you're right as he does have that look about him!

stay well
tonymarq
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
29 Apr 2007 5:13PM
Oh, Yes! he could be tough to deal with if necessary-- a great candid, Tony--- Nice to see a psot from you again!

Jennnnnnn
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
29 Apr 2007 5:21PM
Powerful portrait, great title
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
29 Apr 2007 5:59PM
an excellent character portrait...well taken and converted to bnw!!!

very good


ollie
uggyy Plus
11 2.1k 9 Scotland
29 Apr 2007 6:44PM
cracking candid bro, good to see you back...

Tommy
Jasbe Plus
11 116 England
29 Apr 2007 7:19PM
great B&W Tony, nice textures,
jason
tull Plus
13 181 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 7:31PM
Hi Tony, Fantastic portrait or what? Cracking detail and tones and that jacket-well I'm gonna have to lay down in a darkened room for a while until my eye's can focus.lol
Love to all mate.

Mark.
Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 7:44PM
Excellent portrait Tony, lovely detail and clarity
C
29 Apr 2007 7:50PM
I like it - good candid, but what does your uncle say? Wink

Take care
Matt
RoddBC Plus
11 40 United States
29 Apr 2007 8:21PM
Hi Tony, good to see you posting again. Very good portrait.


Rodd
KBan Plus
11 495 4 England
29 Apr 2007 8:35PM
hi Tony, great to see you back, great tones here, he reminds me of Bob Hope !!!
keith
29 Apr 2007 8:36PM
Hi Tony...Sounds as if you had a great time at the wedding.
A fantastic candid shot of your uncle, definately got that certain stare about him.
No one is going to upset him are theyWink
The optical illusion off the jacket is awesome, & I love that little bit of whisker on his chin.
A great shot.
HilatySmile
29 Apr 2007 8:37PM
Thanks guys for all the great comments! Keith lol as i can't wait till he sees this and your comment!!!!

stay well all!

tonymarq
29 Apr 2007 8:39PM
Hilary how are ya! Hill he has a great sense of humor and is alot of fun to hang around with! Tuff when your uncle looks younger then you as he keeps him self in great shape!


stay well
tonymarq
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
29 Apr 2007 8:47PM
One cool Uncle Tonymarq. I now need to go to the Optician after looking at his jacket LOL . Wonderful detail , love the stare and B/W is the topps xxx
foggytwo Plus
13 36 1 Scotland
29 Apr 2007 8:53PM
Great expression and lighting in this one Tony,black and white works so well with this type of shot.
Pete.
29 Apr 2007 11:01PM
Kissinger is is your Uncle. WOW

Why is he living in Canada?

Wink

Allan
thorn Plus
12 124 2 Scotland
29 Apr 2007 11:05PM
Hi Tony,
I agree with acharr,he does look like Kissinger,cool photography,love the stare,turn of the shoulder,the camera loves him.Stunning family composition.
Lots of hugs to all of you across the puddle from Anson and myselfxxx
Great having you back on again.
Take care.AnnSmile
29 Apr 2007 11:31PM
I wouldnt cross him... i`m dizzzy from moving the screen up n down lol... brilliant candid shot
bunSmile
29 Apr 2007 11:38PM
You guys are to much as i fell off the chair laughing at the Kissinger comment! Yep Al, Kissenger lives up there with you guys!! Ann he has always been very photogenic and incourages the camera all the time,lol! Bun stumbled on that trick by acceident and almost made myself sick as well!lol!

Thanks Guys as i missed being away as well but am always happy when i get back! Tough when things get in the way but such is life.

stay well
tonymarq
ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 11:39PM
Powerful bw shot.
TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
30 Apr 2007 2:38AM
Great looking portrait Tony! He reminds me of a newscaster from the early days of TV.

Ty
30 Apr 2007 2:41AM
Thanks guys! Ty how are ya!!

stay well
tonymarq
User_Removed 12 825 Lithuania
30 Apr 2007 5:00AM
great capture Tony!... but that suit plays havoc with my auto focus!?!... Wink
Ken_fuji Plus
10 26 1 Scotland
30 Apr 2007 5:07AM
Thanks for the comment Tony.

This is an excellent portrait - very expressive. When I saw the thumbnail view, I thought he looked like a Russian Classical Composer for some reason. There is a slight similarity with Dmitri Shostakovich I think.

Candid shots are always difficult, but you've captured so much in this superb image. A quality shot.

KJ
30 Apr 2007 8:12AM
A great portrait of your Uncle, Tony. Nice work, and I shan't say anything about the jacket 'cos my eyes have gone fuzzy lol.

Fran
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
30 Apr 2007 9:03AM
A fine portrait Tony. A serious stare but I am sure that beneath it all he is a lovely man!.
Ron
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
30 Apr 2007 9:20AM
brilliant Tony...like how the face fades into the darkness at the edges..as Maiwand says, there's much more to this man

jeff
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
30 Apr 2007 9:39AM
Good to see you back Tony.This is a brilliant portrait- a great look you have captured.
I am sure I saw him in 'The Sopranos' (don't tell him though)

ATB
Brian.
ShedMan Plus
11 3 2 South Africa
30 Apr 2007 9:40AM
Superb portrait Tony and converting to b&w has worked really well, adds to the atmosphere. Cool optical illusion too!

ΤΏΤ
DP_Imagery Plus
12 24 6 Wales
30 Apr 2007 4:34PM
Powerful portrait Tony - bw suits it perfectly. All the best. Bruce
riprap007 Plus
12 1.6k 37 England
30 Apr 2007 5:51PM
yes, powerful and great tonal qualities
30 Apr 2007 7:00PM
A very high quality B&W Tony. There is a lot of great detail in this super image.
jan 1 Plus
12 12 Netherlands
30 Apr 2007 8:46PM
Hi Tony.
Excellent portrait. Superbly lighted, The BW is great.
Jan
30 Apr 2007 9:30PM
Tony,
Excellent portrait, all has been taken and developed nicely.
Thank you for your comments.
George
colin Plus
12 697 5 Scotland
30 Apr 2007 10:55PM
Hi Tony, you're uncle certainly looks a bit of dude! Fantastic detail - suits the B&W treatment.
Colin
Now that is a stare Tony! Excellent portrait


Colin
1 May 2007 10:30AM
hiya Tony - liking the natural feel to this one, and that's a good spot with the optical illusion thing - kinda funny actually, I was just looking at optical illusions this weekend with my nephews and there were several that did that same thing.

nice one.
Tony,
this looks like something out of the 50's! Excellent candid
Andrew
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
2 May 2007 9:17AM
great portrait, the toning is excellent

CLIX Smile
Pegon Plus
11 78 1 England
3 May 2007 11:29PM
Well captured Tony, good light and tones.
Pete.
4 May 2007 8:21PM
great capture, beautiful lighting, tones and detail
sputnki Plus
12 10 Canada
6 May 2007 1:25AM
Well of course us Canadians always wear the best optical illusions....

Doug

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