Sax Man!

Jean E. Hildebrant 1/11/2011 9:00:35 AM

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! #1343263

Jeff Robinson 1/11/2011 4:07:19 PM

Outstanding pose, lighting and tones - Great job Martn! Jeff #9157104

Hendrik Storme 1/12/2011 9:27:38 AM

Wonderful light and composition,great in B&W!!!
About your question,i used Nik software,the tonal contrast filter. #9158573

Patrick Rouzes 1/12/2011 5:17:43 PM

Superb clarity, tones, contrasts, pose, b/g & lighting here, Martin! WTG, indeed! #9159204

Allen Hughes 1/12/2011 11:59:06 PM

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!! #9159541

Claudia Kuhn 1/14/2011 3:30:28 PM

Love this one Martin, the tones and lighting are excellent, great comp! #9163203

Dianna Murphy 1/15/2011 2:31:18 PM

Very nice B/W! Hope we see it again. #9164970

Mitch Spence 1/16/2011 10:18:48 AM

This is such a strong, dramatic portrait, Martin. The pose is inspired and the depth of field and lighting are great. #9166241

Datha Y. Thompson 1/16/2011 7:36:33 PM

PERFECTION!!! Love it Martin :) #9166909

Candice C. Calhoun 1/16/2011 8:07:46 PM

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 #9166926

Dr Silly 1/17/2011 5:28:17 AM

Awesome B&W portrait. :O) #9167651

Jill Odice 1/18/2011 9:59:53 AM

What a wonderful portrait of a good looking guy! Bet he loved this, it would make an awesome CD cover! #9170231

Mike F. Anderson 1/20/2011 7:44:36 PM

Very strong B/W portrait and composition. Well done! #9182073

Christopher Budny 1/22/2011 7:42:20 PM

That is a great capture/portrait, Martin... love the black clothes, black background to isolate him and his sax. #9186231

Kara L. Hendricks 1/25/2011 9:20:35 AM

Wonderful pose and lighting Martin!!

Love this!! #9192989

Christopher Budny 2/3/2011 3:26:23 AM

Martin! Congratulations...! I told you we'd see this again! What a treat to come home to--hope you had safe travels! #9209545

Mary K. Robison 2/3/2011 3:42:08 AM

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

Joy Rector 2/3/2011 4:02:40 AM

congrats on the POTD #9209616

Nikki McDonald 2/3/2011 4:06:57 AM

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. #9209632

Steve Miller 2/3/2011 4:12:41 AM

Martin, great photo and congrats on the POTD ! #9209647

Katarina Mansson 2/3/2011 4:32:35 AM

Excellent and powerful portrait. Congratulations Martin on your POTD! #9209695

Tammy Espino 2/3/2011 4:52:16 AM

Congrats on your outstanding potd :) #9209729

Dr Silly 2/3/2011 4:53:19 AM

Congratulations Martin on your POTD for this wonderful B&W. :O) #9209732

Claudia Kuhn 2/3/2011 5:26:24 AM

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! #9209815

Hendrik Storme 2/3/2011 5:30:06 AM

Big congrats!I loved the first time I saw it!!! #9209823

Nancyj E. Hovey 2/3/2011 5:48:25 AM

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9209869

Mark S. Cox 2/3/2011 6:06:04 AM

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. #9209909

Bunny Snow 2/3/2011 6:25:31 AM

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. #9209937

Usman M. Bajwa 2/3/2011 6:29:02 AM

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

UB. #9209943

Kara L. Hendricks 2/3/2011 6:37:31 AM

Wonderful choice for POTD Martin... Congratulations!! #9209952

Datha Y. Thompson 2/3/2011 7:41:38 AM

COMGRATULATIONS Martin!! Excellent POTD :) #9210079

Michele Peterson 2/3/2011 7:50:33 AM

Congratulations Martin!! Love the b&w and the light on this great portrait. Congratulations on this great POTD!! #9210095

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/3/2011 8:09:17 AM

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! #9210121

Mitch Spence 2/3/2011 8:37:46 AM

Ah, Martin, I'm not a bit surprised to see this as the POTD. Congratulations to you. #9210160

Amanda D. Austwick 2/3/2011 11:16:58 AM

Love the composition and this outstanding B&W portrait. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #9210413

Debra R. Harder 2/3/2011 12:24:20 PM

Huge congratulations, Martin, on this OUTSTANDING POTD!! Love this image!! Deb #9210600

Patricia A. Casey 2/3/2011 3:36:58 PM

Beautiful portrait! Congratulations on the POTD.....well deserved....Cheers! #9210912

Richard D. Love 2/3/2011 4:57:12 PM

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

Rick #9211035

Michael Umbreit 2/3/2011 5:58:02 PM

Martin - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike #9211129

Patti Coblentz 2/3/2011 6:19:51 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Martin!! #9211185

Sabrina Ryan 2/3/2011 6:28:05 PM

Fantastic portrait, Martin! Congrats on the POTD! #9211208

Martin Cregg 2/4/2011 2:54:06 AM

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. #9211686

Vicki Gilbreath 2/4/2011 6:45:09 AM

Martin, Everyone has said it - I'll just add that this photo is Stunning!! Congratulations on a great capture. #9212371

Steve Miller 2/4/2011 6:54:01 AM


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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/6/2011 12:53:11 PM

Outstanding work Martin, congratulations!! #9216888

Renata Gusciora 2/9/2011 3:20:06 AM

Awesome portrait,Martin!Big Congratulations on your POTD!!!:-) #9222288

Christopher Budny 2/10/2011 10:49:44 AM

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! #9225215

Mitch Spence 2/10/2011 10:59:14 AM

Congratulations, again, Martin. Well-deserved it is. #9225289

Steve Miller 2/10/2011 12:41:51 PM

Martin, again CONGRATULATIONS for being a "Finalist".

I will post again soon when it's a winner. #9226253

Patrick Rouzes 2/10/2011 12:44:59 PM

Congratulatiions on your Double Award for this exceptional image, Martin! WTG, indeed! Good luck in the next round! #9226278

Merna L. Nobile 2/10/2011 2:32:37 PM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9227083

Nikki McDonald 2/10/2011 3:13:39 PM

Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Martin. I, too, expect to see this in the winner's circle. #9227391

Patti Coblentz 2/10/2011 4:55:27 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Martin! Best of luck in the next round :) #9228262

Michele Peterson 2/10/2011 9:38:38 PM

Congratulations once again on this amazing portrait!! #9229933

Usman M. Bajwa 2/10/2011 10:58:25 PM

CONGRATZ again, Martin!!!

UB. #9230108

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/11/2011 7:56:17 PM

Wow, Martin! I'm so excited for you!!! You really start out with a bang! :) Congrat's it is a great portrait!!! #9233807

Patti Coblentz 2/11/2011 8:09:55 PM

Congratulations on your amazing winner, Martin! #9233870

Michele Peterson 2/11/2011 9:37:25 PM

Wow, not bad for a newbie!! :-) Congratulations on your win on this one, Martin, your gallery is already starting to shine!!! #9234138

Monika Sapek 2/11/2011 10:44:52 PM

Many congratulations on your Winner, Martin! Superb tones and clarity! #9234239

Steve Miller 2/12/2011 5:16:58 AM

Told ya you'd win gold. Congrats Martin! #9234842

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/12/2011 6:30:37 AM

Huge congrats, Martin on this impressive winner!! Dazzling composition!! #9235084

Jessica L. Amplo-Atkinson 2/12/2011 8:05:27 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner!
It didn't take you long to get a gold medal. #9235442

Mitch Spence 2/12/2011 8:21:59 AM

Congratulations again, Martin, on this terrific shot and on your winner. #9235499

Claudia Kuhn 2/12/2011 8:44:00 AM

Hi Martin, I was logged on here under my stepdaughter, (Jessica Amplo-Atkinson)Glad to see this one get a gold medal #9235581

Michael Umbreit 2/12/2011 9:05:59 AM

Martin - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #9235661

Karen Celella 2/12/2011 1:00:25 PM

Congratulations on your excellent winner, Martin. #9236171

Christopher Budny 2/12/2011 4:09:38 PM

Martin, you know how happy I am to see this win gold, on top of the POTD gold! Congratulations! #9236482

Raymond Pauly 2/12/2011 5:16:50 PM

Hey Martin! So good to see this one among the winners!! Fantastic shot! WTG! Big congratulations! #9236576

Patrick Rouzes 2/12/2011 6:31:11 PM

Congratulations on this amazing Winner, Martin! WTG! #9236734

Angie M. Davis 2/12/2011 6:36:52 PM

Congratulations, Martin! This is wonderful in every way! #9236767

Patricia A. Casey 2/13/2011 6:41:12 AM happy to see this one take a win! Cheers, Martin..continued success... #9237623

Usman M. Bajwa 2/14/2011 6:16:27 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on the Double Gold. WTG!!

UB. #9239683

Martin Cregg 2/15/2011 4:00:02 AM

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. To get a POTD and a gold in my first month is really great. #9241568

Datha Y. Thompson 2/18/2011 8:32:33 PM

OH YES it is Martin and so very well deserved!!! Im so Happy to see this GOLDEN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG :) #9249316

Marisol Pastor 2/27/2011 1:59:28 AM

An excellent BW portrait! Congratulations! #9263899

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Soprano sax. f8, 1/125, 30mm. Studio lighting.

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