The Last Cowboy of Meeteetse
- wolfke74 (914)
- [2006-10-11 7:57]
Very good b/w, very sharp and very interesting story
like the advertisment of budweiser behind his head, makes it very cool
- SunToucher (8380)
- [2006-10-11 8:01]
Great portrait and a great idea to convert it into B/W. Guess how these people felt when I showed up in the small Montana towns?
You captured the cowboy perfectly, with a great expression and wearing is dirty jacket. Funny to see the sign behind his head the the rifle in the back.
- cstathoulis (13325)
- [2006-10-11 8:02]
Good to see you back!!! I hope you had a great time. :)
Great B&W portrait! A pure cow boy!! :))
Very nice contrast and lighting, as it enhances his wrinkles and facial characteristics!
Very well done!
- laine (885)
- [2006-10-11 8:04]
oh, i bet he had quite a life!
beautiful b&w portrait. probably much better than it would be in colour mode.
- iso (29412)
- [2006-10-11 8:04]
Bonjour Pierre, heureux de ton retour. Ici la magie de la photo voilà imprimer à jamais ou presque un beau souvenir, je te lisais et j'espérais rencontrer John comme toi. Merci de nous offrir ce souvenir d'un autre temps.
J'aime beaucoup le rendu du visage et le n&b est un bon choix pour moi.
- EvaOlga (534)
- [2006-10-11 8:18]
cool image, perect details and i like budweiser poster at background
great black and white
- babett (72)
- [2006-10-11 8:29]
ideaL sharpness, and its good that you choose the b&w color.. the portrait is very well has sth like "soul" i can't explain that( dirty jacket, long moustaches, the hat). end the entertaiment beside, lots of wrinkles. the real cowboy!!!!
- TonyFoto (3825)
- [2006-10-11 10:32]
Excellent portrait. I love this kind of life portrait, which presented a real life of human being. When you look at the man in the photo, it seems that you are communicating with him.
A superb portrait, Pierre, the tones are spot on, maybe one tiny thing ( very personal) hands are very important I feel, but it is all or nothing... they're either in or out.
Love the way he looks into the lens, I can feel his confidence, well done et bon retour, M, (*_*)
- Juliet (22323)
- [2006-10-11 13:32]
This is a wonderful shot. B&W was the right choice for this. Very sharp with perfect tones. TFS Julie
- fumaretue (4)
- [2006-10-11 13:43]
Très beau portrait... excellent choix du n&b....
Un portrait de réelle qualité
De la Grande photographie à mon humble avis...
Seul bémol, je crois pas que le cadre est nécessaire ici : )
Un beau portrait mais je le trouve trop centré, la compo est un peu classique.
J'aurais aimé un cadrage plus serré. Tu aurais pu te rapprocher de lui.
- maleentjeh (92)
- [2006-10-11 15:47]
Magnifique, Pierre ! Il etait sans doute tres confortable devant ton appareil.
- Mrlittle (5699)
- [2006-10-11 15:56]
very good and nice portrait.
- pozaru (21386)
- [2006-10-12 3:40]
What a great face !
Glad to see you again Pierre.
ps>I'll come back with the points
- joebatista (5447)
- [2006-10-12 3:41]
Excellent shot Pierre
I love the look and detail on his face
your choice to use Black/White in this photo is perfect, sharpness and presentation is terrific.
Great job and welcome back ;)
A truly superb character shot (and a lovely re-entry to TL). The texture of his face is really wonderful and the comp is excellent as always -- see! you CAN do people pics!
- erdna (5437)
- [2006-10-12 11:42]
Been to Wyoming, but not Meeteeste. Wyoming is a good place for photography.
Your photo is so sharp that as I lok at it it seems the whiskers are moving! You presented him very nicely against the "bud" poster.
- mortcdz (53)
- [2006-10-12 15:31]
Great b&w portrait - thats a face thats seen some things! I love the background details used to offset this guy - the beer poster and the gun in the back left. Definately a picture with a story to tell.
Thanks for sharing
Imagine the stories he has to tell, by the fire, in the prairie, sipping coffee from old tin cups. Speaking slowly, chewing tobacco.
You know, it always puzzles why people in small towns are much more willing to be photographed, compared to those in big cities. And I detest the usual explanation that 'this is the rare opportunity to be famous' … And always, once you take the shot, you can talk to them and set a story in the background of the pic.
I don't know if you kept the sign of Bud intentionally or not, but it does help the portrait in a sense of identifying the environment and circumstances. A side addition to the portrait itself.
Very warm and respectful portraying!
- ZorroII (0)
- [2006-10-12 17:55]
Good capture and well usage of BW.
- Sarah171 (4165)
- [2006-10-12 18:34]
Very interesting portrait Pierre. The lines in his face tell much about this man. The black and white works very well especially with the white/gray in his moustache.
- paul_indigo (6786)
- [2006-10-14 18:41]
Marvellous portrait. The low angle you chose and the way he is looking straight down the lens as well as the little details like the Bud poster, all combine to make this an exceptional image.
- zokakelt (1397)
- [2006-10-15 6:59]
Very nice B&W portrait, great light, contrast. I like lines on his face.
Very well done.
- dada (6560)
- [2006-10-16 1:54]
Hi Pierre! this is an amaizing portrait, I like it so much! the tones, the background, and of course his expression... he seems a good actor in a very good movie. I love everything here, even his dirty tshirt:) this could be a winning picture at a contest:) me, I won the firswt prize with my "Romanian Cowboy":)
Wyoming is fantastic, isnt it..
I like this portrait a lot.. the b and w..
I like the rifle in the bg
averall well done.
A proud look...a very proud look(maybe ecouraged with some wisky...:)))but, good work here...