Candid street portrait - critiques?

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  1. syphlix

    syphlix TPF Noob!

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    Hey there -

    this morn looked out my window to see the sky full of smoke. ran downstairs to take a cpl photos, but this is the one i liked the best.

    any comments? critiques?

    it's all natural light... subject was in open shade... i like the background... and even luckily got highlights in the eyes (not intentional, but i'll take it!).

    shot in aperture priority - F/2.0, 1/500s, iso200 on a 50mm/1.4

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  2. Buckster

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    I think that's a really great portrait, and would also make a great stock photo. Maybe you could track him down and get him to sign a release in exchange for a nice print.
     
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    That is on hell of a shot. I hope to be that good someday.

    However, something about that hose bugs me. Not sure what it is, doesn't detract from the quality of the picture, just nags at me.
     
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    Nice shot.
    if you'll decide, I might be helpful with locating the house where they are coming out of.

    if he lowers the hose a bit lower... ;)
     
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    what a great shot, congrat
     
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    Great shot! :thumbup:
     
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    well done!
     
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    excellent shot, great suggestion Buckster, perhaps the whole station could give Syphlix the commission for portraits if the approach is made.
     
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    I'm just curious how you got that close of a closeup "candid" with a 50mm? That's an amazing shot, are you sure he didn't pose for you? ;)
     
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    That's awesome, so sharp and clear.
     
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    I'm not good at people pictures, so I can't offer anything more constructive than... I like this picture.
     
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    love it. It's what one shoots for (pun unintentional) in street candids. But I agree about the hose. Distracts from the expression on the face. Would have been kinda hard to ask him to put it down in the middle of a fire emergency for you to take a pic, I presume... :)
     

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