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I play BOTH types of music, Country AND Western
2nd PlaceI play BOTH types of music, Country AND Western
MichaelC


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait of a Single Human (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Location: Shepparton, Victoria
Date: Oct 22, 2016
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2016

Vince is a wonderful guy and a good friend. We usually only meet up at our annual Caravan Club musters where he invariably puts on a great nights entertainment. I asked him if he could spare me a few minutes in between sets to pose for a few shots and he was only too pleased.

I found this little corner in the corridor outside the main hall but the light was crap so I set aperture to cut out much of the ambient and let my flash bounce off the ceiling and wall behind me. SOOC it was a little flat so got some shape back with some dodge & burn.

His first pose was playing the guitar but I knew the environment didn't lend itself to that but I definitely wanted the guitar in it. So I asked him to hold it as if he was adjusting the strings and a few other things but none were lighting me up. He must have sensed what I was trying to do 'cause all of a sudden he threw it over his shoulder and I went nuts on the shutter.

Here is the un-edited original for those interested:
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Thanks for all the comments & votes.

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Place: 2 out of 47
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Votes: 57
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11/13/2016 03:59:37 PM
A joyful photo and a well deserved red! Thanks for the story and I like your post of the original
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11/11/2016 02:37:40 PM
Congratulations!
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11/11/2016 07:38:55 AM
This was the most personable image, imo. One of my ribbon choices. Congrats!
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11/11/2016 01:33:22 AM
Well look at you, well not you but your picture...congrats!
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11/11/2016 12:29:31 AM
Oh!!

Nicely done!

Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2016 03:54:02 AM
Lots of joy in this. 8
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11/05/2016 12:57:03 PM
this is wonderful. his expression is infectious. you nailed it! 9
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11/04/2016 03:19:20 PM
This is a fun shot for sure. Wonderful portrayal of this challenge.
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11/04/2016 09:39:26 AM
Love the personality shining through.
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11/04/2016 12:53:04 AM
Nice hat :) Great portrait. A 7 from me
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