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samtrundle


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Pentax
Location: Brisbane
Date: Aug 27, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2005

My grandfather is a bit of a character. 85 years old and hasn't lost an ounce of his sense of humour.

Needless to say they are my sunglasses.

Thanks for the votes, comments, and my highest score on DPC.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 200
Avg (all users): 7.1024
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.8276
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 3329
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 254
Comments: 54
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/11/2006 07:12:23 PM
great portrait. the contrast here is perfect.
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09/06/2005 04:27:09 AM
I gave this a ten, I was sure it would be one of the winners...his expression has so much impact, great portrait..
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09/05/2005 02:27:36 PM
Thought you'd retired :) Ah well, look forward to seeing you fill up the Ds page, if anyone deserves to, you do.

Happy DPCing.
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09/05/2005 09:16:04 AM
Wow..he really is present in this shot..great work!
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09/05/2005 08:39:07 AM
Gave this a 10, must be the best b&w portrait on DPC.
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09/05/2005 01:23:49 AM
This was my favorite in the challenge. Awesome & Congrats.
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09/05/2005 01:00:36 AM
Another masterful character study exploiting the power of b/w. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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09/05/2005 12:27:05 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish - great shot!
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09/05/2005 12:15:13 AM
Thought this would ribbon, Anders. I really want to thank you for wonderful comment. Congrats on your top ten finish!
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09/05/2005 12:07:04 AM
Had this one picked to ribbon, Sam. Great shot!
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09/05/2005 12:04:21 AM
Hurray for your grandfather! Love this shot. Congrats!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:50:42 PM
Wonderful portrait. Could also have been title Dots and Lines!
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09/04/2005 11:43:01 PM
great black and white portrait shot. 10
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09/04/2005 11:19:35 PM
I just love shots like this. One of my top picks. Good luck!
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09/04/2005 10:59:41 PM
very nice 9
edit: last minute bump to 10
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09/04/2005 10:30:42 PM
Very good capture and I like the black and white. 10
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09/04/2005 09:09:17 PM
Tremendous image. You have captured very well the emotional payload this man carries. Lit perfectly to capture the character of his face.
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09/04/2005 08:55:25 PM
I wish I looked this good with my bolles (or the REVOs). Incredible texture and lighting. A masterful job! 10.
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09/04/2005 08:53:52 PM
What an expressive face! Nicely lit andl photographed!
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09/04/2005 07:47:24 PM
A penetrating character study with great use of b/w to enhance the mood. 8
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09/04/2005 07:36:13 PM
Cool old dude! Great character study....love the frown and the great lines of his face and, especially, his forhead! Great detail and lighting. Good luck!
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09/04/2005 02:01:25 PM
great expression and everything, one of my favorites (I hope people wont care too much about missing "&"). The sporty sunglasses seem a bit inappropriate, but in the same time they make it more interesting, 9
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09/02/2005 06:35:54 PM
Great capture. I love the contrast and the expression. I've been a stickler for the rules on this one so point off for no "&" or "and" in title. - 8
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09/02/2005 03:58:46 PM
Nice candid.............8
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09/02/2005 12:38:03 PM
Handsome. Nice Job. You should ty selling this to Bolle.
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09/02/2005 11:29:18 AM
Dramatic textures & tones. No way those are his glasses, they just don't fit him, but some how it still works. Good work.
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09/01/2005 10:55:18 PM
Black & White was a good choice here. I like the expression. Very crisp. 7
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09/01/2005 05:17:40 PM
I really like this picture. The negative space echoes the lenses well. The detail of wrinkles is great as well as his frown. A tiny bit overexposed on his forehead/scalp. Don't worry, I didn't knock you for not having an '&'. 8.
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09/01/2005 09:36:07 AM
I love this shot. The man is older yet he has bolle sunglasses which makes me think he is kinda cool. I love his expression. Nice Sharp contrast. 9
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08/31/2005 07:45:14 PM
yessir. I like it, like it, like it. the composition, quality, expression, subject matter, etc. etc. etc. very nice. okay, the expression and glasses are the best of the qualities.
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08/30/2005 04:27:42 PM
Wow, amazing. Great expression. Good use of BW. Very good indeed.
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08/30/2005 01:39:50 PM
What a great image. Classy old man. I hope you do very well and don't get penalized because you don't have the little ampersand in the title. BOL
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08/30/2005 12:21:21 PM
on of the best in this challenge, amazing one, i really like it
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08/30/2005 09:43:08 AM
very good B&W. way to capture the lines in the face.-9-
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08/30/2005 01:44:29 AM
Love the detail.
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08/30/2005 12:14:28 AM
Boy, you had your choice of titles for this one... Dark Lenses, Deep Lines, Dour Look, I could go on and on. Excellent photo by the way. I love the sharpness (but not over-sharpness), the contrast and tones, the composition and especially your subject. 10
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08/29/2005 11:41:44 PM
Great capture here, expression is classic and brings a smile to your face. This picture seems to have a good story attached to it. Lighting is good and detail is amazing. Really, really like this shot.
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08/29/2005 07:49:39 PM
Beautiful image. The disparity between the smooth, ultramodern glasses and the aged skin is great. The echo of the blacks in the background and the lenses works very well. the crop composition POV DOF and toning are excellent. I must give you a 10.
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08/29/2005 07:12:44 PM
great details here, nice composition too
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08/29/2005 05:35:16 PM
This dude rocks.
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08/29/2005 05:28:24 PM
I like this portrait a lot, great lighting and expression.
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08/29/2005 05:01:05 PM
I love the contrast between the old humble looking man and the new brand name glasses.
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08/29/2005 04:40:30 PM
Awsume portrait.
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08/29/2005 03:28:20 PM
Great shot! This piece reminds me of the style of a DPCer in Romania or Turkey (I can't remember which) whose portfolio I reviewed recently. Her work (as is this) was outstanding. Very nice job - it has so much captured character. 9
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08/29/2005 03:09:03 PM
This is an excellent shot and you captured the challenge well. 9
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08/29/2005 12:16:51 PM
The lens on the glasses looks too matte like you painted the black in rather than just darkened the lens and kept the reflective qualities of the glass I still like the mans face tho.
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08/29/2005 12:13:00 PM
Those lines in the guys face are just wonderful!
one of very few great photos in the challenge! 10
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08/29/2005 11:02:59 AM
I'm almost certain you'll get comments that say this doesn't have the '&' in between *rolling my eyes* it's unfortunate...but I really like this photo. Especially in BW
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08/29/2005 08:10:31 AM
great photo!
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08/29/2005 06:47:46 AM
Nice contrast on this. The shot looks good.
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08/29/2005 06:18:13 AM
Great capture!!!
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08/29/2005 01:15:53 AM
great portrait 8 - maybe a nine
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08/29/2005 01:11:39 AM
Just love this. His facial detail is excellent. Great placement of the figure in the shot. Nice capture for sure!
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08/29/2005 12:31:25 AM
Wow. This is just incredible. That expression and those shades....Art.
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