- Juliet (22323)
- [2013-09-12 9:47]
You've chosen the right format for B&W... it offers us a emotional view. Well composed, good tones- and nice clarity.. Thanks for the tips and for sharing ... Hope you are well. Julie
- fransx (41704)
- [2013-09-12 10:28]
That's good work in B&W.
Perfect sharpness and details. Excellent light and a glorious bokeh BG.
Boa tarde Roger,
Fine as usual, BW "comme il fault" and amazing use of BW when all requested a color photo...
Few use the BW with your ease.
- RSK (14753)
- [2013-09-12 10:55]
This could also be a great fit for this weeks theme "camouflage" Roger. It definitely tells the viewer a story,& I am sure a different one for different viewers,he looks also, as though he would fit in well, at that anual outing of artists in the desert,where you took some interesting shots.
B&W a perfect choice for the drama of this image.
- jimmyjimmy (127)
- [2013-09-12 11:51]
A sign of the times, skulls, tattoos to the extreme, piercings, and of course beliefs. Your image surely shows the troubled times that are ahead.......to the extreme I feel. Nice work on this misled young man. Maybe a little more contrast to separate the tones. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.
- suzley (23928)
- [2013-09-12 12:13]
So graphical and yes, a tad frightening.
The eyes have you staring back.
you have it in colors too? the two must be interesting but yes in BW that give a real drama atmosphere... cann't understand such a work on the skin (because it's tatoo and not just make up ? sure?)
the fact you choice no DOF give a real presence from this young unrealistic man just in front of us... seems he had something to said but without words...
Great... and just cynical too!
As bizarre as this young man may be, you have captured a wonderful photo. Your comment about having a 3D look is spot on. Scary, but powerful photo.
Your B&W portrait is awesome..For the subject all I can say is...
You can't judge a book by it's cover.....BUT...
Sometimes a good, photogenic subject such as this can hide poor photography. But that isn't the case here, you have done the subject proud. The choice of black and white is excellent, what you have included in the photo (and maybe what you left out) is also very good. To me he looks menacing but has an air of vulnerability. Despite those eyes which I can't help looking at.
If I had one minor criticism, it would be that the background is slightly too bright, and, possibly, a slight vignette would benefit. But I'm ni-picking. An excellent shot. I just may add this to my list of favourites.
- jean11-3 (16374)
- [2013-09-13 13:24]
Hello Roger, a compelling portrait with a 3 dimensional quality.
Excellent sharp focus; the choice of b/w was a master stroke.I like the blurred bg, as it separates him from what may be going on behind him, which would distract our eyes.
We look at him and wonder what he is thinking!