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2005-03-16: If you're in Toronto check out the PUBLICity Exhibition of work by local photobloggers. Details here: www.spacing.ca/gallery/

I dropped in this afternoon and though some work still had to be hung it's great to see in print images you've only seen on

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  • bob

    Love the detail in this image --- really nice work, Miles...

    2005-03-16

  • BigA

    Fantastic shot. There's a strange combination of intrigue and even a slight bit of menace about this shot. Perhaps it's just that whole "Smoking Man" X-Files thing ;)

    2005-03-16

  • Andrew

    I love the detail you've been getting out of that 50mm lens of yours. I like the subtle details like the wrinkles in his earlobes. Nice job.

    2005-03-16

  • jonne

    Great photo. Nice details.

    2005-03-16

  • Susan B.

    This man has the greatest ears I've ever seen.
    Another classic photo.
    Curious-- which camera and lens did you use? I'm astounded by the quality you're getting from this 35mm.

    Keep these beauties coming!

    2005-03-16

  • flygirl

    Very nice angle. Love the detail of him blowing out the smoke of his cigarette...

    2005-03-17

  • Zishaan

    Simply amazing. I love how you get the detail, Miles! Is the 50mm that good? :)

    2005-03-17

  • Kathleen

    Miles - what kind fo film are you using here? The detail and quality of the smoke is blowing my mind. The whole image is gorgeous.

    2005-03-17

  • Daniel Kinderschoon

    nother fine shot. a wonderful irish ear if ever I saw one! sort of guy you see round racing-stables.
    followed yr link to the gallery site - some oke pix but hey withotu muterigent how can they say they have toronto's finest?????!!

    2005-03-17

  • miles

    Thanks all, the camera is a Canon 20d with the 50mm f1.8 lens. It's a great lens optically but lacks decent build or focusing speed so I use it on manual focus most of the time and try not to drop it :)

    2005-03-17

  • megaszu

    simply a masterpiece.

    2005-03-17

  • Jeremie

    Wow this photo is amazing. I really need to try more photos of people. Im defiently gonna browse through your site more. Also thanks alot for the kind comments on my Cold and Lonley Bench photos much appreciated. Especially coming from someone with such talent as yourself!

    2005-03-17

  • mot

    I love how you composed and framed this picture !! his ear is huge :-) and the position of his hand and that smoke, marvelous !!

    2005-03-17

  • miles

    Thanks!

    Jeremie, this shot is still one of my all-time favourites, http://www.jeremieroberts.com/gallery/index.php?showimage=27

    2005-03-17

  • Smoove D

    Excellent. Great composition with the angle, and fantastic DOF. I really like this one!

    2005-03-17

  • Jordan

    This guy has ... interesting ... ears. This reminds me of 50s cinematography. Really well done.

    2005-03-17

  • Crash

    good composition ... his oversized ears and the smoke are two nice subtle elements ..

    2005-03-17

  • JYOSEPH!

    Dude, you are hereby crowned the portrait master. Wicked shot here, wow.

    2005-03-17

  • pierre

    Holy cow, this is a fantastic portrait.
    That's perfect mate, well done.

    2005-03-18

  • mydepiction

    fine shot ... my favorite part about this shot is how you were able to capture the puff of smoke coming out of his mouth.

    2005-03-18

  • Andy (SensorChip)

    I can never be bothered to read all the comments when there is as many as you get, so forgive me If I repeat anyone else.

    This is just lovely. One of my favourites of yours.

    I really like the detail on his hand, his expression, that fact that he's looking away from the camera, the smoke from his mouth, the DoF is just stunning, the black and white tones are perfect. To sum up, you are god.

    2005-03-18

  • Michael Czeiszperger

    What an incredible B&W shot. What aperature did you use on that 50mm?

    2005-03-19

  • Michael Czeiszperger

    Oh, and I forgot to ask how you did the B&W conversion...

    2005-03-19

  • miles

    Hey Michael this was taken at f4. The conversion was done using the channel mixer. I had been trying a plugin BW converter but wasn't satisfied with the results.

    2005-03-19

  • JamesK

    Great capture - his expression, the smoke & his hand - so much detail!!

    2005-03-20

  • btezra

    ~xlnt street portait, from a very interesting POV you took~

    2005-03-21

  • Ilish Dickson

    This is an amazing photo! Just so happens to be my hero... my Da. You have a good eye for this! thanks Ilish

    2007-02-19

  • Christine Vey

    How amazing this picture is..especially to me as this happens to be someone I love like a father...thank you for making him as beautiful to others as he is to me!

    2007-02-23

  • Patricia

    Miles, I can't express how wonderful a feeling I had when running into this picture on the internet. I love this man, my Da and your image captured of much of him. You have an amazing eye and talent. Fair play to ya.
    Cheers

    2007-02-23