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    Old Man

    Here's another one from the bush, this old gentleman is a known artist and keeper of ceremonies in the remote islands of Arnhem Land. Djali enjoys just relaxing and meeting his cultural obligations in his old age. This was taken on our first meeting so I didn't ask him to pose, no real need to when he is such a picture just doing nothing. I just ask him if I could take his picture and he quietly nodded his approval. C&C appreciated.Old Man

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    Re: Old Man

    Nice shot Wayne great subject, nice background, well posed, or not, as the case may be, a tad darker for me though i love lots of contrast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    Nice shot Wayne great subject, nice background, well posed, or not, as the case may be, a tad darker for me though i love lots of contrast!
    Thanks Mark, definitely a good subject. i too like more contrast but in this instant I couldn't see his eye so backed it off a bit. He never opened his right eye so I assumed there was a reason, but I prefer to capture the eyes.

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    Hi Wayne,

    Again you have captured the wisdom and essence of a very special man. I am fast becoming a fan of your work with the Aboriginals. You have a natural connection with them that tells a powerful story through your photos.

    Well done.

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    Wayne,
    I too would prefer a bit more contrast; but I like what you doing and looking forward to seeing more.
    Well done.
    John

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    Really nice, Wayne. Very tricky exposure situation with that backlighting, and I think you pulled it off very well. Have you tried a version in which you removed the loose hair strand that crosses his left eye? I'm not sure if it would really improve anything, but I'd probably try and compare.

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    Thanks for the feedback, I have removed the hair as best I can and added a little more contrast. Let m know what you think.
    Old Man

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    I think you've done well on both accounts. Really nice image

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    I think you've done well on both accounts. Really nice image
    Thanks Kevin, always a pleasure to photograph an elder.

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