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Old Aug 1, 2007, 3:21 PM   #1
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Sigma 10-20 portraits (My 1st try)

I am still trying to get used to this lens so I had a friend pose for a portrait shot. My first try at this kind of photo. I was trying to get a Bandito look.

I bought the lens for landscape background photos for the wildlife shots. I decided OH Well instead of landscapes or wild animals it was time to try a living breathing people.








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Old Aug 1, 2007, 3:40 PM   #2
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Nice shot! Did you take it from 2 inches away from his face because I know you can do that at 10mm!
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I have that same lens but I never thought about using it for portraits. Excellent lens by the way.
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Old Aug 1, 2007, 4:10 PM   #3
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Nice, unususal use of an ultra-wide. The sepia version works best for me. I'm not sure who had the most fun, you or the model?

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Old Aug 1, 2007, 4:52 PM   #4
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Roger....nice :| . Your friend looks like one tough Southwestern Hombre. You can now add portraits to your list of accomplishments with the K10D.
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Old Aug 1, 2007, 8:10 PM   #5
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Hey Roger

Really like the color shot!!

What's your friend holding in his left hand??..

A cut-down H & R Topper in .410, perhaps??..

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Old Aug 1, 2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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Good work from both you and the lens Roger. My preference is the color version but the sepia works really well for the subject.

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Old Aug 1, 2007, 11:25 PM   #7
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Hi Roger,

I really like this shot! Thinking outside the box is always good -- thanks for illustrating this for me. . . I would have never thought to shoot this with a very wide angle FL.

The sepia is my favorite, but even that doesn't give it the atmosphere I think it deserves

Hope you don't mind my playing a little -- but this is the way I envisioned this portrait when I first saw it:



(if you don't like it, just say the word and I'll delete it. . . but I couldn't help myself. . .:-))

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Very nice, you did good for your 1st.
Scott did a good job.
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Roger

great result from a wideangel I wouldn't have expected it from.

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Thinking outside the box is always good
really like the color version, the b&w is for me a bit on the light side.

Would have gone more for something like the below version.

(only nitpicking) Great shot - Ronny

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rhermans wrote:
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Would have gone more for something like the below version.

(only nitpicking) Great shot - Ronny
Yeah I agree the hat brim shadow was a bit distracting..., but might have gone fore cloning the background vs turning it black.... more nit picking

But also agree a great shot Roger
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