POTW-29-June-2016

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POTW-29-June-2016

Postby Matt. K on Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:31 pm

I chose this image by zafra52, (who surely must soon be 53), as POTW for the following reasons.
1. It is a sterling portrait with no distractions, well cropped and strong eye contact
2. On suggestions by other forum members he reprocessed the image into B&W. This enhanced the image further and made it even more powerful.

If I was to make a few minor criticisms I would suggest lightening and then adding more contrast to the eyes and cloning or darkening the beam behind the head would improve the image even further. also perhaps add some contrast to the whiskers....make them pop off the page. Another thing that could be very interesting is to add some film grain. But....well done zafra52. A fine portrait.

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Re: POTW-29-June-2016

Postby zafra52 on Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:50 pm

Wow! Thanks Matt.

...who surely must soon be 53


If only, 52 is the year I was introduced formally to my parents. And what a bundle of joy they had!

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Re: POTW-29-June-2016

Postby TonyT on Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:30 am

Congrats Zafra
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Re: POTW-29-June-2016

Postby zafra52 on Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:52 pm

Thank you very much, Tony.
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Re: POTW-29-June-2016

Postby ozimax on Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:16 pm

Great photo Zaffs.

As my recently departed neighbour and friend Geoff Lee always said, there's 7 billion people in the world. Each one has a story and a photo to give. He photographed Liz Taylor, Omar Sharif, Louie Armstrong etc, but every person has something to give this world. I wonder what story your subject would give if he had the chance?

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