Father's Day Tribute...Portraits of Jerry

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  1. NJMAN

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    I wanted to go for a bit of realism in this set. Jerry is a guy who has spent his whole life farming the land that he grew up on, and is one of the hardest working fellows I have ever known. To top that off, he is also one of the nicest and most generous people I have ever known. I wanted these portraits to show his true hard-working character and sense of integrity. He has certainly earned every single line and crease in his face over the last 60 years of his life. C&C Welcome Please. Thanks for looking! :D

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    Thanks for looking! :D

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    #3 is the winner for me!!! Love how he is gazing off. Its really a natural "non posed" portrait.

    Are you going to give him a printed copy?
     
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    Thanks oldnavy! I appreciate the comments as always. :) Yes, without a doubt, he will get a print of whatever he wants. ;)

    BTW, awesome new avatar you have there! :thumbup:

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    They are noce enough shots for portraits but I think they a little bright and colorful to convey what you are trying to show.
     
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    You're right JIP. I was thinking that too, and didn't did it a step further like I should have. I made some B&W's as well, which I am posting now. This may fit a little better with his character. Thanks for pointing that out! :)

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    I think you did a great job on all 3, but the third one is my favorite!
     
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    Thank you sbranam. Very nice of you to comment! :)

    NJ
     
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    My vote is for #3 as well. #2 would have been great if he had lost the glasses for just that shot. The glasses in #1 look fine. Nice work NJ, you certainly showed his creases, indicating a hard life.
     
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    Thanks Peniole! Your comments are appreciated. :)

    NJ
     
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    I like them, but I really like his pose in #3. I've always liked looking into the horizon pics.
     
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    Thank you oCyrus for stopping by and commenting! Glad you like them. :)

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    Any time NJ, now come check out my post! :)
     

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