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Sax Man!
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Sax Man!
Sax Man!
Soprano sax. f8, 1/125, 30mm. Studio lighting.
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Jean E. Hildebrant
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    This is a great portrait, Martin! I really like it in b&w and the strong diagonal of the saxaphone opposes the vertical lines of the figure. Well done!

1/11/2011 9:00:35 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding pose, lighting and tones - Great job Martn! Jeff

1/11/2011 4:07:19 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wonderful light and composition,great in B&W!!!
About your question,i used Nik software,the tonal contrast filter.

1/12/2011 9:27:38 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Superb clarity, tones, contrasts, pose, b/g & lighting here, Martin! WTG, indeed!

1/12/2011 5:17:43 PM

 
Allen Hughes
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Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!

1/12/2011 11:59:06 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Love this one Martin, the tones and lighting are excellent, great comp!

1/14/2011 3:30:28 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Very nice B/W! Hope we see it again.

1/15/2011 2:31:18 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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This is such a strong, dramatic portrait, Martin. The pose is inspired and the depth of field and lighting are great.

1/16/2011 10:18:48 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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PERFECTION!!! Love it Martin :)

1/16/2011 7:36:33 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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WOWEEE! Awesome portrait, Martin! Welcome to bp, I sure hope you enjoy the community as much as we will appreciate your work!

LOVE your choice of bw for this photo, very compelling work!

ccc

1/16/2011 8:07:46 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Awesome B&W portrait. :O)

1/17/2011 5:28:17 AM

 
Jill Odice
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What a wonderful portrait of a good looking guy! Bet he loved this, it would make an awesome CD cover!

1/18/2011 9:59:53 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Very strong B/W portrait and composition. Well done!

1/20/2011 7:44:36 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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That is a great capture/portrait, Martin... love the black clothes, black background to isolate him and his sax.

1/22/2011 7:42:20 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Wonderful pose and lighting Martin!!

Love this!!

1/25/2011 9:20:35 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Martin! Congratulations...! I told you we'd see this again! What a treat to come home to--hope you had safe travels!

2/3/2011 3:26:23 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Classy portrait, Martin.
Congratulations on its well earned selection as POTD!

2/3/2011 3:42:08 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

2/3/2011 4:02:40 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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As everyone has said -- perfect! The lighting, the pose, the focus, the composition, the expression and the tones are all working together in this terrific portrait, Martin. Congratulations on the POTD.

2/3/2011 4:06:57 AM

 
Steve Miller
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Martin, great photo and congrats on the POTD !

2/3/2011 4:12:41 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Excellent and powerful portrait. Congratulations Martin on your POTD!

2/3/2011 4:32:35 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your outstanding potd :)

2/3/2011 4:52:16 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Martin on your POTD for this wonderful B&W. :O)

2/3/2011 4:53:19 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Hey Martin, big congratulations on your photo of the day! That's hard to come by... looking for the next medal on this in a week or two. Way to go!

2/3/2011 5:26:24 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats!I loved the first time I saw it!!!

2/3/2011 5:30:06 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving POTD! 8o)

2/3/2011 5:48:25 AM

 
Mark S. Cox
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Great P.R. shot. Too often, photographers take shots of musicians with unnatural poses (I get this complaint from my colleagues all the time). This actually looks quite natural. Hard to do with a sop. sax. Congrats.
And congrats on the POTD.

2/3/2011 6:06:04 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Pure perfection! The perfect portrait and low key lighting, the pose and depth of field, the angle of the sax creating wonderful composition. This is a winner on all counts. Your envisioning of this creation is awesome and you carried this out perfectly.

Congratulations on your POTD!!! Hope to see this in the winner's circle.

2/3/2011 6:25:31 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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What to say .... all of the above, Martin. CONGRATZ on your First of many to come POTD's!!!

UB.

2/3/2011 6:29:02 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Wonderful choice for POTD Martin... Congratulations!!

2/3/2011 6:37:31 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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COMGRATULATIONS Martin!! Excellent POTD :)

2/3/2011 7:41:38 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations Martin!! Love the b&w and the light on this great portrait. Congratulations on this great POTD!!

2/3/2011 7:50:33 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wow! I'm so pleased to see this as the POTD, Martin! It's a great portrait with dramatic lighting and strong values and well composed! Congratulations! Well deserved!

2/3/2011 8:09:17 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Ah, Martin, I'm not a bit surprised to see this as the POTD. Congratulations to you.

2/3/2011 8:37:46 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Love the composition and this outstanding B&W portrait. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!

2/3/2011 11:16:58 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Huge congratulations, Martin, on this OUTSTANDING POTD!! Love this image!! Deb

2/3/2011 12:24:20 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Beautiful portrait! Congratulations on the POTD.....well deserved....Cheers!

2/3/2011 3:36:58 PM

 
Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Martin. Just a beautiful portrait. Wonderful composition and tones. Well done.

Rick

2/3/2011 4:57:12 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Martin - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike

2/3/2011 5:58:02 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Martin!!

2/3/2011 6:19:51 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Fantastic portrait, Martin! Congrats on the POTD!

2/3/2011 6:28:05 PM

 
Martin Cregg
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Wow! I can't believe that I received this award. I feel I am still very much a beginner and am in awe of the stuff you guys produce. Thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement.

2/4/2011 2:54:06 AM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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Martin, Everyone has said it - I'll just add that this photo is Stunning!! Congratulations on a great capture.

2/4/2011 6:45:09 AM

 
Steve Miller
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Martin,

You deserve the accolades, and I am sure this is a spring-board moment for you. Well done!

2/4/2011 6:54:01 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding work Martin, congratulations!!

2/6/2011 12:53:11 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Awesome portrait,Martin!Big Congratulations on your POTD!!!:-)

2/9/2011 3:20:06 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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A double-badge! Congratulations on adding the Finalist to the gleaming collection of medals beneath this great portrait! Hope the silver turns gold with the winners!

2/10/2011 10:49:44 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, again, Martin. Well-deserved it is.

2/10/2011 10:59:14 AM

 
Steve Miller
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Martin, again CONGRATULATIONS for being a "Finalist".

I will post again soon when it's a winner.

2/10/2011 12:41:51 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulatiions on your Double Award for this exceptional image, Martin! WTG, indeed! Good luck in the next round!

2/10/2011 12:44:59 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

2/10/2011 2:32:37 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Martin. I, too, expect to see this in the winner's circle.

2/10/2011 3:13:39 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your finalist, Martin! Best of luck in the next round :)

2/10/2011 4:55:27 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations once again on this amazing portrait!!

2/10/2011 9:38:38 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ again, Martin!!!

UB.

2/10/2011 10:58:25 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wow, Martin! I'm so excited for you!!! You really start out with a bang! :) Congrat's it is a great portrait!!!

2/11/2011 7:56:17 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your amazing winner, Martin!

2/11/2011 8:09:55 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wow, not bad for a newbie!! :-) Congratulations on your win on this one, Martin, your gallery is already starting to shine!!!

2/11/2011 9:37:25 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your Winner, Martin! Superb tones and clarity!

2/11/2011 10:44:52 PM

 
Steve Miller
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Told ya you'd win gold. Congrats Martin!

2/12/2011 5:16:58 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Huge congrats, Martin on this impressive winner!! Dazzling composition!!

2/12/2011 6:30:37 AM

 
Jessica L. Amplo-Atkinson

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Congratulations on your wonderful winner!
It didn't take you long to get a gold medal.

2/12/2011 8:05:27 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations again, Martin, on this terrific shot and on your winner.

2/12/2011 8:21:59 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Hi Martin, I was logged on here under my stepdaughter, (Jessica Amplo-Atkinson)Glad to see this one get a gold medal

2/12/2011 8:44:00 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Martin - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike

2/12/2011 9:05:59 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your excellent winner, Martin.

2/12/2011 1:00:25 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Martin, you know how happy I am to see this win gold, on top of the POTD gold! Congratulations!

2/12/2011 4:09:38 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Hey Martin! So good to see this one among the winners!! Fantastic shot! WTG! Big congratulations!

2/12/2011 5:16:50 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this amazing Winner, Martin! WTG!

2/12/2011 6:31:11 PM

 
Angie M. Davis
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Congratulations, Martin! This is wonderful in every way!

2/12/2011 6:36:52 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Congraulations....so happy to see this one take a win! Cheers, Martin..continued success...

2/13/2011 6:41:12 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on the Double Gold. WTG!!

UB.

2/14/2011 6:16:27 AM

 
Martin Cregg
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Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. To get a POTD and a gold in my first month is really great.

2/15/2011 4:00:02 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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OH YES it is Martin and so very well deserved!!! Im so Happy to see this GOLDEN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG :)

2/18/2011 8:32:33 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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An excellent BW portrait! Congratulations!

2/27/2011 1:59:28 AM

 
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