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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!


stay well

Tags: Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: marcoz, tomcat, taggart and 43 more

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marcoz 11 71
29 Apr 2007 3:38PM
nice portrait the lighting is perfect great pose
cheers marc

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tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 4:14PM
He has tha appearance of a top ranking diplomat

tonymarq 12 1 United States
29 Apr 2007 4:15PM
Thanks guys and Adrian you're right as he does have that look about him!

stay well
taggart Plus
13 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!

AlanBW 12 20 England
29 Apr 2007 5:21PM
Powerful portrait, great title
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
29 Apr 2007 5:59PM
an excellent character portrait...well taken and converted to bnw!!!

very good

uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
29 Apr 2007 6:44PM
cracking candid bro, good to see you back...

Jasbe 12 116 England
29 Apr 2007 7:19PM
great B&W Tony, nice textures,
tull 14 181 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
Love to all mate.

Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 7:44PM
Excellent portrait Tony, lovely detail and clarity
Phoebecat 12 1 Italy
29 Apr 2007 7:50PM
I like it - good candid, but what does your uncle say? Wink

Take care
RoddBC 12 40 United States
29 Apr 2007 8:21PM
Hi Tony, good to see you posting again. Very good portrait.

KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 8:35PM
hi Tony, great to see you back, great tones here, he reminds me of Bob Hope !!!
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
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.
tonymarq 12 1 United States
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 12 1 United States
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
Mavis Plus
16 143 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 14 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.
A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
29 Apr 2007 11:01PM
Kissinger is is your Uncle. WOW

Why is he living in Canada?


thorn 13 124 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
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 11:31PM
I wouldnt cross him... i`m dizzzy from moving the screen up n down lol... brilliant candid shot
tonymarq 12 1 United States
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
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 11:39PM
Powerful bw shot.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
30 Apr 2007 2:38AM
Great looking portrait Tony! He reminds me of a newscaster from the early days of TV.

tonymarq 12 1 United States
30 Apr 2007 2:41AM
Thanks guys! Ty how are ya!!

stay well
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
30 Apr 2007 5:00AM
great capture Tony!... but that suit plays havoc with my auto focus!?!... Wink
Ken_fuji 12 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.

daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
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.

Maiwand 11 3 73 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!.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
30 Apr 2007 9:20AM
brilliant how the face fades into the darkness at the Maiwand says, there's much more to this man

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 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)

ShedMan 12 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!

DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
30 Apr 2007 4:34PM
Powerful portrait Tony - bw suits it perfectly. All the best. Bruce
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
30 Apr 2007 5:51PM
yes, powerful and great tonal qualities
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
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 14 12 Netherlands
30 Apr 2007 8:46PM
Hi Tony.
Excellent portrait. Superbly lighted, The BW is great.
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
30 Apr 2007 9:30PM
Excellent portrait, all has been taken and developed nicely.
Thank you for your comments.
colin 13 697 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.
1 May 2007 12:33AM
Now that is a stare Tony! Excellent portrait

pk_nz 13 New Zealand
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.
2 May 2007 12:34AM
this looks like something out of the 50's! Excellent candid
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
2 May 2007 9:17AM
great portrait, the toning is excellent

CLIX Smile
Pegon 12 78 1 England
3 May 2007 11:29PM
Well captured Tony, good light and tones.
firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
4 May 2007 8:21PM
great capture, beautiful lighting, tones and detail
sputnki 14 10 Canada
6 May 2007 1:25AM
Well of course us Canadians always wear the best optical illusions....


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