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    How about this ?

    This picture is part of a project I will explain later on. Meanwhile I would like your opinion on it.
    It is not in a studio but in a dark room with a window on the left (with a flash against the black wall) and a flash on his head.

    How about this ?

    How about this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    Meanwhile I would like your opinion on it.
    Superb. Beautifully lit.

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    Antonio - all I can do is echo Donald - superb.

    That is an image that I could neither envisage nor make.

    Dave

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    Very nice, clean shadows and sparkling whites.

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    The gentleman is very well lit, but I'd try burning the edge of the folder on his knee. It's leading my eye away. Other than that, contrast and sharpness are great, the background's clean, and the details very fine. Well done.

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    Very fine portraiture.

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    Ditto Lex. Then claim victory and frame.

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    It's well done but I feel a friend of mine who used to take 100s and 100s of portraits on film wouldn't be happy with that degree of high light on the hair on the right. I feel sure he would tone it down. He used to criticise my work for me when I was very active in photo clubs. Lighting people can be a challenge. Maybe all of the hair needs toning down.

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    Stunningly beautiful and an inspiration for photographers...

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    Antonio, I can only echo Donald and Christinas' comments.

    For me you have set a subtle emotional conundrum. I want to know more about this person, why he is apparently so pensive? Is he sad or is he simply deep in thought?

    For me there are no technical issues with the image to explore because it's immediate impact transcends such inspection. I am drawn into a story that I want to explore further.

    I could live with this image in front of me for a very long time.

    Thank you for sharing, and I will await the project explanation with interest. James

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    Awesome image, Antonio. I like your choice of B&W.

    Exquisitely captured and thought provoking to say the least.

    Sergio

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    I like it very much. I would agree with Lex and John regarding their suggestions

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    I think that this image works exceptionally well. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James G View Post
    Antonio, I can only echo Donald and Christinas' comments.
    For me you have set a subtle emotional conundrum. I want to know more about this person, why he is apparently so pensive? Is he sad or is he simply deep in thought? For me there are no technical issues with the image to explore because it's immediate impact transcends such inspection. I am drawn into a story that I want to explore further. I could live with this image in front of me for a very long time. Thank you for sharing, and I will await the project explanation with interest. James
    Thank you everyone for the comments.
    Indeed for me this is a good image. I know when I make bad pictures but I also know that this is not the case.

    What is important for me - and mainly because it will inserted in a project - it is the way he is looking, very pensive.

    Too much light in the hair or on the papers are not important matters as far as those areas are not blown out and that is what happens.

    I always like to read other people's comments. Thank you again.

    This project is a long run. It will not end until I end myself How dramatic !

    In this project I am going to photograph the Notable Citizens of Setúbal. On my site there is a description of it but only in Portuguese for the time being. The translation will come soon.

    You understand now the context of this image.
    Some people are already there, some will follow.

    Well, just a work in progress...

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    Excellent project, Antonio. And five very good images already on your site. I look forward to seeing more as the project grows and develops.

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    Antonio,
    your project is very challenging! You have set yourself an interesting target and having looked at the other images I cannot wait to see what you will be producing next.

    From a purely selfish perspective.... " may you live long and prosper", in your endeavour....


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    Quote Originally Posted by James G View Post
    Antonio,
    your project is very challenging! You have set yourself an interesting target and having looked at the other images I cannot wait to see what you will be producing next.

    From a purely selfish perspective.... " may you live long and prosper", in your endeavour....

    James Edward, Donald... others, what about if you do the same thing in your own town ?

    Let's get together and make an international project ! We will be able to publish a book on line and ... oh what else ?

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    Re: How about this ?

    I "Collect" all the links.
    have a look here
    and here please

    Use Google translator please for now...

    MOD EDIT - At request of Antonio, links have been removed as images in them seem to have disappeared from Antonio's blog.
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    Re: How about this ?

    Just as "rustbelt raw" has written, the very bright papers are distracting. You could darken that area which would help a lot.

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    Re: How about this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Designer View Post
    Just as "rustbelt raw" has written, the very bright papers are distracting. You could darken that area which would help a lot.

    Thank you Jim for your excellent and quick critique ! I like that !

    Perhaps the "rusted belt raw" is not the best expression for help. As you can see I am not native English speaker and - even after Googling - I am rather lost in the "belt".

    Can you be more specific please ?

    Perhaps you mean it a trivial, common image ?! Don't you think that the papers may have - they surely do - some kind of connection/link with the guy ? Something to do with his work / value ?
    Hide those papers with your hand. Don't you think that their horizontal line balances with the vertical line of his shirt ? I agree that not so bright is perhaps a better option, however !

    How about this ? - How about this ?

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