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Your personal favourite portrait?

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    I don't 'do' portraits so I just grabbed this. This is the "What is my dog doing down there in the water?" pose. It was a long time ago............

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  2. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    This is one I like; taken in Sitges, Portugal a few years ago. Four of us had stopped in the town for a look-see and were sitting at a cafe table enjoying a drink when this gentleman just joined us at our table. He didn't speak English but was clearly a friendly local. We bought him a drink and did our best to communicate with him in a mixture of languages.
  3. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Nice portrait of a characterful face, Mike
  4. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Also a nice portrait, Lynn. Did you take this, or was it your dog in the water...?! :eek: :)
  5. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    My finger on the trigger.....her dog.

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  6. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Loving these shots so far :)
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  7. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I usually hate tattoos, but this one works.
    What's wrong with size 16?
  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    There's nothing wrong with any size, but then, we've spent years telling people they shouldn't be happy about how they look.
  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Nothing other than she would benefit from being smaller. It's not a vanity thing, it's all about managing and minimising pain and discomfort.
  10. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Neighbour Ann:

    [​IMG]Neighbour Ann by Steve Ashton, on Flickr

    Biological illustrator, marine science technician, childrens' book writer, gardener, supplier of tea and listener to problems.

    We've known each other for about forty years.

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  11. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Being just a grandparent does not preclude greatness
  12. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    This Gent came to me (an Actor) wanting to look 'Russian' so I hope I made him look like a KGB agent ! It did very well in Exhibitions and Camera Club Print Comps -- loads of awards ! I did a 20x16" Darkroom Print on Kentmere paper -- here is a scan from a 10x8" print . I used Canon FTbn + 100mm f2.8 SSC Canon lens, Ilford Pan F developed in ID11 1+1

    [​IMG]KGB-Comrade by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
  13. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member


    Not me: I would prefer them to be be interesting and civil.
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  14. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    My wife has endured my attempts to photograph her for over 40 years, and approved of very few of the results. The attached is one of these that I have been allowed to get printed at 40 x 50 cm and framed. It was taken on a beach in the Gower in Wales mid-morning in May, and the colour temperature was 'daylight'. Although I have cropped the image from a landscape shot, the details on the print are sharp. The 1000 pixel resized image appears soft, probably because I have not applied any additional sharpening. I have adjusted the levels before printing, but not the colour balance. It looks like a tinted monochrome shot, but there is some colour.

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  15. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Ok. I found another I like.

  16. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Where is the monocle?
  17. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    You can't go tossing out the RULES like that man!
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  18. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I've got another I found too! I dunno. I guess I'm just indecisive! :oops:
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  19. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Go for it. Don't be bullied Craig.;)
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  20. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    You're kidding. That fella SixBitTina has got his eye on me angry.gif
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