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Old Jun 28, 2012, 4:52 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Just finished working on these two images.

I met the subject whilst outshooting in the city. He had an interesting look about him so I went over and made conversation. Much of the discussion centred on the fact that prison is too easy nowadays compared to when he spent time inside (thirty years ago).

Having never been detained at Her Majesty's pleasure I just agreed. He is probably right though!






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Old Jun 28, 2012, 8:06 AM   #2
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this is good work. I should say these are good examples of using HDR creatively..
His look is kinda intense and you have captured that perfectly.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 9:09 AM   #3
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Hi mainak, thanks for the comment and feedback - much appreciated. Regarding HDR, if you mean tonemapping, such a process has not been applied.

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Well done. An expressive life testifying to a seemingly hard life. I prefer the color version.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 5:50 PM   #5
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Both pictures are compelling to me. I'm torn which one I prefer They both express the image of one whose lead a tough life. I particularly like the depth of the eyes in th color version.
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oh !! then you .. Mind sharing your secret here
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You are probably the only photographer that can take straight on portrait shots and give the subject such great dimension.
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Since I can see you in his eyes, it looks like it was shot outdoors with natural light. Was the background something you carry around with you? Its a great shot. I like the color version but the B&W reminds me of Karsch's style so I like that as well. On looking at it closer it seems you dropped the background in after the shot.

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Calicajun - thanks for the comment.
Bynx - very good spot, that is indeed me reflected in the eye. These types of shot use ambient light and your quite right, the background is dropped in during post processing.

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The B&W works for me. Awesome work.
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