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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Just Dave on June 24, 2010, 11:08:25 PM

Title: Angler portrait
Post by: Just Dave on June 24, 2010, 11:08:25 PM
Hi

Went out today and met this fellow, grabbed a few portrait shots of him "Del Boy" Un-Cropped

One of my friends just said it makes him look like a drunk, which he wasnt, "does it" or "not" he? be interested in other peoples thoughts

He was just passionately talking about fishing,

I not a fan of dismembered hands but in this case I think it works, with it being bang on 3rds, and directly sending my eye to his face, with the 90* angle of his thumb and fore finger, but should I have tried a bit less DOF? and get it a bit OOF,

I want to learn more portrait as its something I do little of but, have a passion for.

Any help appreciated

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1317/4730684197_bf7a5785e8_b.jpg)

Dave
Title: Re: Angler portrait
Post by: picsfor on June 25, 2010, 06:31:15 AM
don't see a problem with it Dave.

I think it's a great portrait showing plenty of character and tells a story in itself. I suppose if you titled the picture something like "The Modest Angler" it would point people in the general direction of the story...
Title: Re: Angler portrait
Post by: ABERS on June 25, 2010, 07:15:22 AM
Great portait Dave. Hand is not a problem, I think it adds to the picture. (Just think how long that fish was! ;))

Perhaps the background coul be taken down a bit, especially in the top left hand corner.
Title: Re: Angler portrait
Post by: Just Dave on June 25, 2010, 08:48:41 PM
Thanks Andrew and Abers, yeah maybe should have thought more about the title, Abers it was this big  :tup:...... ;)........ :tup:  :)

Thanks again for your input  :tup:
Title: Re: Angler portrait
Post by: Oldboy on June 25, 2010, 09:44:49 PM
But was it this big?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/4733416747_d2e5c62cb5_b.jpg  :2funny:
Title: Re: Angler portrait
Post by: Just Dave on June 26, 2010, 09:38:34 AM
LOL OB, thats a tiddler it was miles bigger than that  :2funny: