2005-03-14: This is my second attempt at photographing John and I'm much happier with this portrait.
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very human and untrendy photo (i wonder if untrendy is the word... i mean something that is not so fashionable). i like the positive feeling in this.
one of the photobloggies contest series is 'Best photoblog from the British Isles and Europe (including Scandinavia and Iceland)' ....
british isles and skandinavia don't belong to europe anymore ; -))) ??
Another wonderful portrait. What a fantastic face.
I skipped back to compare the two shots.
His expression and eyes seem more vulnerable, lighter and emotionally available in this one. And because the edge of his beard is blown out by backlighting in the present shot, he doesn't seem as intense and guarded as in the former. Well done.
Just lovely, Miles. There’s something so earnest about his face.
I'll second what Henning said and say there's something very Hemmingway about his face. You really do take fantastic portraits (amongst other things as well).
this one is much better indeed, great...
Dude, this is so good. Your portraits are right on the money.
This is wonderful and it is much better than the previous one, not only in terms of a sharper image but also in the framing. There is a lot of really wonderful emotion in his eyes and you captured it beautifully! Nicely done Miles :)
There's something both ominous and friendly about this man's face.
Excellent tones, man. Your black and white work is really outstanding.
Thanks all, this is my favourite portrait so far :)
Yes, I think this shot is much nicer - he looks sharper and less grumpy - I think his eyes are more "happy" in this shot. He's beautiful!
Wonderful photograph. Lots of character to it. I would also try deeper depth of field to get detail on all his hair. But that's not to say this isn't an excellent photo!
outstanding, once again. your shots are an inspiration to me.
Great shot! His eyes are so expressive... there is so much history in them.
I'm sorry, but I think it would have been better if you had let us see more of the hat, rather than the coat.
FAVORITE!!!WOW - again!~thanks
Wonderful portrait. His eyes are his strongest feature, they're the only thing I can look at, and ultimately, they're what you captured best.
This guy must have lots of stories to tell. Another excellent portrait shot.
what a great shot. i love that eyebrow hair that's curving up over his hat!
such a lot of character in that face - excellent portrait well done :)
he looks like an old sailor. nicely done.
Another stunner Miles. I wish I was half as good as you at portraits. This really is superb.
The great detail and lack of detail in the blown out whites of his beard all make this a great shot.
Very strong portrait !
excellent shot. perfect values and details.
Yes, I like this one very much. The highlights in the beard are blown, but the eyes are so well captured that make this photo one of my favorites.
great character in this face
The clarity of this shot is quite impressive. This shot absolutely works with these tones. I hope his patience didn't wear thin with you taking these pictures of him. =)
Hey Miles, found your site through low resolution and am just about to blogroll you, hope that's OK. Love this most from what I've seen so far, you are good at doing wrinkles! And is that comment further up actually from your mum? ;) Good to meet you.
Wonderful portrait Miles, absolutely stunning!
I'm (mostly) a black and white person. This is one of the best B&W portraits I have seen.
This is a great shot. Excellent focus on his right eye. Well done!
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