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Squint and Smoke

Squint and Smoke
Photo Information
Copyright: Aloha Lavina (alohal) (50)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-12
Camera: Nikon D3, 24-70 2.8
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-27 7:26
Viewed: 4075
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This man was smoking on the front porch of his shop in Kathmandu, Nepal. The lines on his face and the sharp worry in his eyes did not hide a slight smile, for the camera.
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To bri: thanksalohal 1 10-28 07:33
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  • Great 
  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-10-27 7:29]
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good capture! nice focus on the face... the smoke added to the photo... low key treatment worked well... TFS

  • Great 
  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-10-27 8:25]
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Nice portrait


Fantastically sharp and timeless portrait! A-CLASS!



  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-10-27 10:55]
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It looks almost like HDR Aloha,a very strong portrait and typical Nepal face,with the sighns of a hard working life...


  • Great 
  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-10-27 13:59]
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Hi Aloha,
Fantastic portrait of daily life, beautifully sharp and great colours. TFS

Hi Aloha...very dramatic shot..excellent tones and composition.


  • Good 
  • melik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 12 N: 16] (254)
  • [2009-10-30 1:50]

Hi Aloha,

Very dramatic effect. To get the attention to the person you can crop the picture a little bit.



wow he seems to be surprize in other way hahha! very nice PP technique also...



I like these desaturated tones, they give such a strong impact to the image. My compliments and welcome on TL

nice! very sharp. i love these kind of photos. shows great expressions. a smaller aperture would work better to bring the hands in sharp focus. and nice smoke too! thanks for sharing


  • Good 
  • davejb (70)
  • [2015-12-13 8:16]

Great shot, but do we need anything other than his face, hand and smoke. Do a tight crop.

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