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  Mini#26 Best of 2014, So Far ...
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At Peace       ©2014 RolandB
NIKON D5100       4th place, 149 points
1/59s, f5.6, ISO 800, 195mm, Shutter Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Converted from RAW. Minor cloning. NIK Color Efex Pro. Cropped. Resized. Sharpened. Dodging/Burning.       Extra Info: This was an available light portrait and a real lucky capture.
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Jade O.
Jul 15, 2014
    Portraits are tough and to end up this high is a tribute to the image you've created.

Jul 15, 2014
    Thank you to everyone who voted and left comments. It really is appreciated.

Jul 15, 2014
    Congratulations Roland!

Jul 14, 2014
    Congrats - super shot. No matter what you say I'm suggesting more experience than luck :-)

Jul 14, 2014
    Congratulations! masterfully done!

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Jul 14, 2014
    Beautifully done portrait. Perhaps even better without the writing on the shirt and with an all black background. The eyes take this to a whole new level for me - Kudos!

Jul 14, 2014
    Indeed. Very effecting portrait. There's a convention in portraiture going back to the Renaissance of placing an eye on the center line which enhances the sense of serenity or of strength, which may or may not have been more effective here. As it it, I feel a sense of movement to the left that adds a bit of instability, perhaps reflecting some internal conflict in the subject? Very well executed facial details without harshness.

Jul 14, 2014
    This is such a beautiful portrait. You captured soft lighting that was so becoming of the aged features allowing the subject character to come through to the viewer. The expression is timeless and inviting. Awesome photo.

Jul 14, 2014
    What a fantastic portrait.You have captured expression and tone beautifully.

Jul 13, 2014
    Very peaceful and contemplative expression. Well done.

Jul 13, 2014
    A nice effect and a good portrait.

Jul 12, 2014
    Amazing portrait - the expression is so natural, and technically it is just superb!

Jul 12, 2014
    A beautiful portrait of a fine looking gentleman. I think you captured his personality perfectly and that makes this a great portrait, although it is great technically too.

Adirondack Gal
Jul 12, 2014
    Beautiful portrait captured in available light. Very, very nice! Good Luck!

Jul 12, 2014
    you had everything going for this one and yes a great capture

Jul 11, 2014
    Jade O.: As frequently happens, after looking at the photo about a 1000 times I never saw the light strip! Of course, at 1001 there it is :).

And yes, this was a candid! So thanks for the doubles!

Jul 11, 2014
    Beautifully done. It is so serene. Congratulations on a winning image.

Jade O.
Jul 11, 2014
    Nicely done. If this was candid, then double kudos. (Get rid of the printing on the shirt and darken that light strip in the background (an easy clone out) and you take this to a whole new level.)
Edited on Jul 11, 2014

Jul 10, 2014
    fantastic portrait!! you should both be very pleased with it.
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