By woolybill1
The Doyen of our U3A photography group during our last outing to Beamish Museum.

Edit: I have just looked at the exif.: can't believe I deliberately chose that approach!

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Mar 2013 8:38AM
Fantastic and great image,

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Mar 2013 8:58AM
A dark and gritty finish that befits the venerable gentleman. Wouldn't you be tempted to put an SLR in the hands of the portrait painting gent! TongueGrin

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:02AM
That dosent half look like my DadSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:07AM
This works, great image.SmileSmileSmileSmile

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Mar 2013 9:43AM
The seated gentleman looking on benevolently Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Mar 2013 10:18AM
Rather like a gentleman's club Bill.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
13 Mar 2013 10:25AM
A great mono Bill, I like the way the bottom of the image mysteriously fades in to shadow. - gary
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
13 Mar 2013 10:31AM
Really striking candid Bill, with those two ways of making images portrayed and the "doyen" as a kind of link between them.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 10:38AM
Thank you all.
I forgot to mention that this was inside the (reconstructed) 19th-century Masonic Hall, very dimly lit and frankly spooky. I admit to having encouraged the gloom somewhat in processing, though it has ended up much as my eyes saw it initially.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
13 Mar 2013 12:10PM
The paneling and bench puts me in mind of an old pub, Bill. Very irreverent of me, I know!
Makes mine a half.Wink
The darkness certainly matches the mood of the paintings.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Mar 2013 12:22PM
Yes, Bill, you could have opened up more and not had to steel yourself to shoot at 1/8, with btw is rather impressive at our age Wink

Another excellent candid. I do like these kinds of images - as you probably know from my PF.

13 Mar 2013 1:00PM
This really appeals to me Bill, very well taken and presened.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 1:47PM
Wonderful candid Bill.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Mar 2013 2:29PM
Great candid, Bill, and the processing really suits the setting Wink
Trev Smile
Well processed Bill dark yes effective O yes very much so, good comp and so well spotted well done sir lol

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 4:03PM
The processing has worked a treat Bill - super composition with those portraits looming over Marcus.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 4:49PM
Glad to be your 30th vote on an excellent image.
13 Mar 2013 5:22PM
Ha ha, a good opportunity not missed here Bill. Very app't with the processing.

John Smile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
13 Mar 2013 5:33PM
The pictures and reflected pictures all make for an interesting setting of this photographer.
Nice processing here as well, Bill.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
13 Mar 2013 6:01PM
Great mono work.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 6:55PM
'Doyen' a wonderful and somewhat archaic word which suits this prominent character so very well.

Regards Nathan Grin
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 8:13PM
Looks like Marcus is also having trouble with his camera settingsWink!
13 Mar 2013 9:36PM
Masonic lodge? A strange and somewhat creepy place.

Nice work

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Mar 2013 1:46PM
Very nicely composed and well taken image in mono, I especially like the vignetting, Bill.
xwang 9 56 8
19 Mar 2013 9:04AM
Nice shot, I like this one.

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