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Copyright: Edwin OWO (OWO) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-14
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 8:27
Viewed: 1839
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During a coffe stop I saw this old man doing crossword puzzles in a news paper while sipping his coffee and smoking an occasional sigarette. Was intriqued by his face, his glare and his eyes. Took the shot of this man while he was just looking into the lens with this result.

Shot in RAW
Converted in DPP. Saved as TIFF after sharpening
Opened in PS CS3: increased clarity, saturation.
Cropped slightly
Resized and framed.
Sharpened a little bit more
Converted to JPEG

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very interesting face :)

Hoi Edwin,
Like the pose, the face is nicely sharp, but I'm not sure about the cup in the foreground, for me it's a bit disturbing. Nevertheless the overall impresion is a quite nice portrait with a fine pose of this gentleman!

Heel mooie blik gevangen Edwin!


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-14 4:09]

Very fine capture!
The eye contact is marvellous; the details are crisp and the composition works well

Fabulous candid portrait Edwin,
you captured a unique expression and moment,
The DOF is excellent as is the focus.
Great one.
- Vincent

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-04-14 10:35]
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Ha gelukkig weer een foto Van Edwin,en weer even op een totaal andere boeg,sterk portret!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-04-15 1:32]
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What a great portrait !!!

congrats and thanks,
ps.Sorry, I've switched off the points system

Hello Edwin,

Impressive portrait, very good expression you captured, beautiful colors. TFS

A nice composition that suits the title and your note very well.


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-04-21 0:27]

Hi Edwin ;)
Original portrait and expression, TFS
J ;)

Hello Edwin
Very nice capture of a precious moment. the gesture of the main subject is amazing and his attitude is interesting.The composition is perfect and well framed.

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