Portrait of my grandfather

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  1. er111a

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    thoughts :)
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    I am not really gettin' the whole bnw ish theme in this photo.
     
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    was your grandfather a member of the Blue Man Group?
     
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    I think there's a definite WB issue. The image has a very strong blue cast. This would be a really nice character study were it not for the bright areas behind the subject's head which draw the eye away.
     
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    haha no
     
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    i don't know if the whole bluish B&W tint really fits for this pic....
     
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    I think that if you are going to do a black and white picture, do it properly. I actually like this picture though, even if the crop could have been a tad wider. It looks to me like he is a wise old man, but with the folded arms I feel like he was a very hard worker in his younger years.

    Good stuff
     
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    I LOVE IT
     
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    vtf No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Looks like youre in trouble now!:lol:
    His expression can be a thousand different comments.
    I do like it, but would like to see other versions.
     
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    I like the angles of the background along with the slant of his head...
    Is there some portrait rule as to how to level your shot ?
    ...like shoulders should be level ?
     
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    Very interesting. But I agree w/ the rest about the bluish tint - no working for me.
     
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    The blue toning works for me.
    Too much space above his head.
    His face is too dark. The bright lighting in the background is overpowering.
     

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