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Copyright: Mushtaq Hussain (mushtaqhussain) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 62 N: 3007] (13921)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-12-01
Categories: Nature, Friends/Family, Experimental, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma AF-28~200 mm 1:4~5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-17 1:24
Viewed: 1363
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks.

Hareer my nephew younger brother of Haseeb whose pic is already shared with respected community.

I shot in JPEG converted into B&W...added linear gradient...adjusted contrast and unsharp mask.

Thank you for visiting and useful feedback.
My Best Wishes for ALL !

chrisJ, werdir, vanda, tanburi, parasbhalla, Beger, mvdisco has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To werdir: Natural shadowmushtaqhussain 1 01-17 09:51
To chrisJ: No Flash usedmushtaqhussain 1 01-17 09:48
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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-01-17 2:01]

Hi Mushtaq,
Another splendid portrait carrying your signature!
Great clarity and sharpness. I want also to congratulate your family that are really good models for photography...all in the family leaded by a marvelous photographer!
The presentation is neat and diffused lighting is rendering even exposure all over..the gray tones are dominating!
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Mushtaq

Not sure about the flash shadow, but dof, tonal range, sharpness & composition are all superb. Tfs.

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-01-17 3:25]

bom dia Mushtaq
Good b/w ...I like very much the blur and the patern ofthe bg. Your nephew has a good pose against the texture of tree. He has a handsome face to make close .up...
The sharpness, the contrast of tis portrait is good.
um abraço

Hello Mushtaq

Now here is a keeper. Wonderful POV and use of the DOF. The lighting is awesome. Nice work


Fabulous play of light and shadows with the B&W tones adding that timeless feel to this superb portrait. The natural light setting is well executed and the shallow Dof works beautifully here with the tree bark adding a lovely textured Bg. Awesome work and TFS!



Hi Mushtaq,

A nice, natural portrait of your nephew. Although I don't think the shadows are from flash as Chris mentioned, I think it may be better to try to avoid them. I'm not a portrait photographer, but perhaps an off-camera flash or reflector could be used for this.

Best regards,

Salam Mushtaq bahi,

Very beautiful B&W photo of Haseeb, really he is smart and has confident with good style, excellent highlight and natural use of light, Good DOF.

Best Regards,

Nicely done portrait of this young boy especially that it is in B&W. Great pov and dof with good contrast. Good framing. Well done, tfs.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-01-17 10:03]


Quelle compo NB superbe et quel portrait, ce beau jeune homme appluyé sur le tonc, avec le rendu sur l'écorce, les chevex noir, super.

Bravo et amitié


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2011-01-17 10:21]

Salaam Mushtaq!
Very beautiful portrait! Fine details of the subject. I especially like the play of liths and shadows: great! Excellent contrast between the tree and the blurred BG: it makes a 3D effect.
Congratulations Mushtaq: very well done.
Have a nice week.
Ciao! vanda

Hello Mushtaq,
Stunning portrait with clear focusing of eyes. Tree trunk behind of your handsome model serves a nice BG . I loved how did you use light effectively
Selahattin E

A nice natural portrait from your nephew, Mushtaq!

He keeps great expressions and a strong emotions on his face.
I like the blurry BG which isolates him well in this shot.
The inclusion of shadow is not that promising but overall a good work.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-01-17 17:09]

dear Mushtaq,
this gray tone without high light white portion is beautiful here,
it makes this image very settled though your model Hareer looks vigor and young boy,
a beautiful B&W portrait picture in well composed blurred space,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hi Mushtaq..this is a nice shot. The light is very good and your tones and focus are well done.


Nice portrait Mushtaq - the positioning is perfect, the aperture gives ideal DOF, the BG visible (just) to give a setting and B&W a good choice.

Nice work.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-01-18 6:30]

The B&W is very good . It rendered nice contrast and a good range of tones between intense black and white. The depth created by the blured background is so good, too! Almost a 3 D image. Bravo! Annie

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-01-18 8:41]

Hi Mushtaq,
EXCELLENT portrait of your nephew. Hareer is very handsome :-)
Nice B&W choice, the shadows and lighting is perfect ! TFS Julie

Salaam, Mushtaq. A very expressive portrait of this handsome young man who seems to enjoy the attention. The textured bark of the tree contrasts with the nice soft skin of Hareer. Excellent exposure and clarity. Cheers.

Very imaginative balance in this shot with the lovely portrait and interesting bg provided by the tree trunk and the pleasant out of focus on the other. Nice sidelighting adding depth. Good creative work.

Salam Mushtaq jan,
Harika bir S/B portre çalışması olmuş.
Işık-gölge süper derinlik katmış.


Hi Mushtaq,
Nice portrait of your nephew in Black & White,
Excellent pose and good contrast,
picture sharp and clear with an excellent position of the sujet,

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