portrait of my grandpa

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  1. ognistik

    ognistik TPF Noob!

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    haven't posted in a while. Actually, I haven't been taking as many photos as I used to... due to lack of inspiration to do anything. But today I felt like carrying my camera again and I had the chance to take a photo of my grandfather. I liked the result. It may not be perfect, but it really portrays so much of him in his -usual- expression... ​

    Anyways, it would be good to hear some feedback.​
     
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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, how on earth did you light his eyes!?!?!?! Just window light? This is cool!
     
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    he was outside... under a shade, but the light of the day was hitting the right angle to reflect on him, just a magic moment haha.

    I've heard that the light in the eyes shows life, and I totally agree with that
     
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    Very nice. The crop might be a bit tight but the lighting and the expression are great.

    Dani
     
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    Wow The detail on his face is cool.It really was a magic moment as the lighting is near perfect.
     
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    This is a great shot. I think it shows spirit, character, and texture. Very good use of natural light.
     
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    There's lots of character in that shot and the natural light is just perfect. Black and white with this type of facial detail and texture is a great choice.
     
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    I agree that its a bit tight (I would like to see just a little more space on the left side of the picture) but it's a very nice photograph. The texture is great, and his eyes are spectacular.

    However - and since no one mentioned this it might be just me - it seems a little on the soft side. Maybe slightly sharpening it would help?
     

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