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Hello friend !!

Hello friend !!
Photo Information
Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-12
Categories: Daily Life, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Holland encounter
Theme(s): TL LowLands meet - September 2007, SIlver Tulip Award II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-22 6:53
Viewed: 3040
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Meet Jose AKA Pepe...bro-in-law of JohnT from France.

At our Germany (Koln) trip I shot this photo....
After we went to the Dome...this is the place everybody was waiting for each other and resting....

I wanted to do some portrait shot and I found Pepe sitting there and waiting for us.

I found very interesting expressions on his face.

Pepe...very nice and humble person....
Calm in nature and not aggressive...
Even though he was not able to speak English...somehow he managed very well to converse with all of us. Also JohnT was there as an translator to build that bridge.

It was really nice meeting him. His knowledge of CS2 is tremendous, and the quality of his photos is very high.

TL, hope you'll enjoy meeting Pepe.
BTW...he do not know I took his photo.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
-- Aristotle

Urfaust, Silke, JohnTulip, Tomek, chrisJ, Viking, Jens, milas, cezar62, XOTAELE, Josine, boomcat, Dpbours, Hendrika, cunejo200, Fortuna, Dingo, Refugee has marked this note useful
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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-11-22 7:05]

Hi Vandana
What a very fair photo.
Gr Jos

nice portrait.. nice capture.. of course i dont know pepe.. but in this image he looks as ur description... i hope maybe one day.. u could take a portrait of me like this.. ;)) well done!
ciao Marco

Excellent protrait

Hi Vandana,
A masterpiece, good portrait. Face expression of model is impressive and natural.
Selahattin E

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-11-22 8:47]

very nice shot ..PP end his canon!!

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2007-11-22 9:17]

This is really a very good portrait.You presnt him very nicely.
Regards Rose

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-11-22 9:29]

Hi Vandana,
Excellent portait shot! The light, colors and details are great. Great composition.

Vandana..You know Jose has just seen this photo.. we called you .. I think you have not posted my brother in law, but an excellent portrait.
The nice working details in sharp.. mastering the light very well.. Concluding: A great job (next time I would blurr the back ground a little)
Jose & John

Hi Vandana,
Very nice portrait.Good POV, colours, light and sharpness.TFS.


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2007-11-22 14:14]


So this is a surprise for PEpe!! I tink he´s gonna like it!!! I liked!


Hi Vandana
Nice portrait of a nice guy. I also love the expression on his face.
Good work

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-11-22 19:45]

Hey Vandana!!!
This is great portrait and perfect light!
Really good work:)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-11-22 19:49]

Hi Vandana

Fantastic portrait of the man, with good dof & sharpness. Excellent shadow detail on the face. Tfs!

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-11-22 23:49]

Hey girl, WOW
Great shot of John's brother in Law.
Jose is very well portaited here.

Compliments and have a great weekend

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-11-23 0:47]

Hello Vandana,
Nice portrait, I'm proud to meet Pepe in your picture. Great colors and composition. Congrats!

Hallo Vandana...
Waww! Gute POV und...auch eine wunderschones Odee von Dich..

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-23 1:28]

A superb character portrait! Excellent composition and super fine details
P.S. Thanks for your kind words on my "Christmas Clowns"

Hi Vandana,

You did great capturing this moment . . his expression of waiting with uncertainty and wondering . .
Very well composed . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Just for you .

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-11-23 2:39]

Hi Vandana
A nice photo - great light - a very good focus, well presented as well. Compliments.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-23 6:57]

merhaba myfriend Dear VANDANA....
verynice portrait and shot...superb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar

Hi Vandana!
Good portrait,well composed with nice light.

Buen retrato, espontáneo.
Muy buenos detalles.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Vandana
Beautifull and nice portrait.
regards Frans

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-11-23 22:55]

Hi Vanny
A very nice portrait and I like the very friendly face. Nice expression and very good color. Smiles from Holland

great potrait shot of JT's brother in law, Vandana.. finally we see his face as you always mentioned in your photographs while in Holland..

Hope you have a good weekend.

tfs and greeting, terry

Hi Vandana,

A nice portrait with a creamy background blur and a touching story on how people don't need language to transfer emotion and feeling. He managed, reading your note, very well in touching you with his presence in intself. :-)


Hi Vandana..>
Great shot with this moment..>Very well focus and great fine colors..>


You not only have an excellent capture here, but you managed to capture his caracter - his being. Very much appreciated,
Thanks Vandana.
Have a nice WE
Ad and Els

Hello Vandana,
Nice to see a handsome fellow TL member. Good portrait. Regards, Danilo

Hi Vandana,
An excellent portrait of this nice man! Really sharp. Agree with John, a more blurred BG would give Pepe a more deserved focus :-) Nontheless a superb picture.

:) Later...

Hello Vandana,

It's a great portrait with excellent sharp and focus.

:) later

(*) I did a WS but is impossible to post it.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-11-25 10:04]

A beautiful capture of Peep, Vandana. You show him as I remember him ;o)). I agree with the others about F8 being a bit too small an aperture for portraiture... f4 or larger would render a shallower dof. But on the other hand, it's not really disturbing here because Peep is razor-sharp. And besides, with a simple selection you can apply some Gaussian blur to the backdrop to simulate a shallow DoF anyway.
A beauty. TFS!

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-11-26 8:25]

Hi Vandana ,
Excellent portrait with good light. Colour and details are great.

-:) Yes Vandana, you meet interesting people and for sure you have great times around the world, it is nice.
A very nice and very clear portrait.

Excellent Vandana, he seems lost in his thoughts. Very well composed with good focus and colour. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Thank You’

Hello Vandana,
this is a great portrait! The color and sharpness is perfect and I like the close up and the deep thought he appears to be in. Very nice!

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