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    I find that your subjects face is a wonderful expression of the man, and the
    stories of his life are told in every wrinkle, scar and expression he carries now.

    The black blob directly left of his face unfortunately makes it difficult for me
    to maintain attention on the man himself. With that blurred background I wonder
    if it can be cloned out?

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    Very nice image, a bit to sharp in detail against the blurred background (as Mike has commented), I wonder if a black back drop would work better.

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    Thanks for your comments, guys.

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Mike, John, thanks for the comments. I don't usually get comments and critiques like what you guys did on my photos at home and I felt I have plateaued. Your comments made me move forward again.

    Thanks a lot and regards from Manila

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Nice Portraits...........i also like taking portraits......below is one such strangers portrait.....
    [IMG]Portaits of strangers on the street[/IMG]

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Hi Mel, great pictures! Did you use the Dragan effect on the second picture (post number 4)?

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Quote Originally Posted by Squidgy View Post
    Hi Mel, great pictures! Did you use the Dragan effect on the second picture (post number 4)?
    Hi Squidgy. Yes, the Dragan but did a some modifications like added a texture layer for the background. Was very fortunate to be with Diego Verges (http://www.diegoverges.com/) when he was in Manila and was influenced by his work flow.
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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Quote Originally Posted by jeechu1970 View Post
    Nice Portraits...........i also like taking portraits......below is one such strangers portrait.....
    [IMG]Portaits of strangers on the street[/IMG]
    Ha ha ha. Nice photo, jeechu. I think we share the same passion to shoot strangers.

    See you around.

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Quote Originally Posted by meltimtiman View Post
    Thanks for your comments, guys.

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    Great composition Mel, very nice photo.

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    Groovy Lolo!

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

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    Groovy Lolo!
    Ha, ha. The truth is, Al, he sits on the sidewalk near my place everyday waiting for anybody to give him some food. I talked to him if I could take his picture. He told me that he is already very old and it would be a waste of my time. I should take the picture of the children playing across the street. I told him I love the shape of his face and wont leave until he allows me to. With a soft grin, he whispered, "Go ahead."

    A week after, I gave him a print of this photo and some lunch. He held my shoulder and whispered, "When I die, I want this picture on top of my coffin."

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Yes Mel.......Thanks

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Quote Originally Posted by meltimtiman View Post
    Hi Squidgy. Yes, the Dragan but did a some modifications like added a texture layer for the background. Was very fortunate to be with Diego Verges (http://www.diegoverges.com/) when he was in Manila and was influenced by his work flow.
    Hi Mel, I can see why you are influenced by Diego Verges. His pictures are wonderfull, thanks for the link.

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    Portaits of strangers on the street
    He has a resemblance to Hollywood actor (I won't mention the name hehe), can you guess? BTW the feast of the Black Nazarene is soon I bet your camera would be very happy to capture this event.

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

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    That is a superb image. You've got right into the soul of the subject.

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    Re: Portaits of strangers on the street

    Hi Mel

    Very nice work you did on these images. I'd like to take pictures of strangers, but I don't feel comfortable asking strangers to pose for me. How you do it? Did all of them agree to pose for you? The man on the first pictures looks like saying "don't you dare to come closer..."

    Also I find all your subjects to be similar... are there not young subjects in Manila?

    Toņo

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