Taking a Break

© James R. Hardy

Taking a Break

Michael Umbreit level-classic 9/23/2011 7:32:35 PM

Nice light! I dig this image! #1410237

Linda L. Ruiz 10/18/2011 7:10:35 PM


The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 10/19/2011 9:42:31 AM

I really like his expression, as well as the dramatic side-lighting! #9747401

Sandi L. Olson 10/19/2011 5:44:06 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, this is a Fantastic picture. I love the lighting and how it emphasizes his muscles and the energy that this person just expended. Beautiful! Gorgeous
Sandi #9749014

Cheryl Winn 10/20/2011 12:27:10 AM

So moody! Congratulations, James #9749545

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/20/2011 2:49:17 AM

C O N G R A T Z .....!!!

UB. #9749673

Merna L. Nobile 10/22/2011 7:35:46 PM

May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!

Mary K. Robison 11/13/2011 3:22:11 AM

Congratulations on your well earned POTD, James!
Great composition and silvery tones in this portrait. #9801231

Patti Coblentz level-classic 11/13/2011 3:51:46 AM

Love the dramatic lighting...fantastic comp and portrait, James! Congratulations on your POTD! #9801276

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 11/13/2011 3:54:55 AM

Congratulations on POTD! #9801286

Shelia Earl level-classic 11/13/2011 4:17:25 AM

This is great lighting. Such a dramatic and emotional photograph.

Shelia #9801328

Katarina Mansson 11/13/2011 4:38:56 AM

Congratulations on your powerful POTD James! #9801355

Joy Rector 11/13/2011 5:28:27 AM

congrats on the POTD #9801421

Sara B Coffey level-classic 11/13/2011 5:46:05 AM

I agree w/ everyone too! This photo is powerful, dramatic & real. I would like to know if you used window light & what your settings were. This is the kind of photo that really speaks to me:)
Congratulations on your Finalist & POTD.
Sara #9801463

Susan D. Royce level-classic 11/13/2011 6:07:53 AM

Congratulations, James! Nice lighting and tonal range. #9801513

Susan Jane Allen level-classic 11/13/2011 6:11:31 AM

Wow, definitely a winner. Not only is the lighting first class, the expression that was caught is one in a million--like Sara above said, very, very real. #9801518

John D. Roach level-classic 11/13/2011 6:20:56 AM

Congratulation. I like the idea of this image, however, for my taste, I think it too dark and that some detail was lost that would have given it more pop. #9801536

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/13/2011 8:08:30 AM

Good to see this again, James. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

UB. #9801663

Erica Murphy level-classic 11/13/2011 12:47:46 PM

A beautiful portrait and POTD!! Congrats on your POTD and finalist! #9802033

Cindy Bendush level-classic 11/13/2011 3:16:37 PM

Dramatic lighting and expression. Congrats on your finalist and POTD! #9802262

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/13/2011 5:33:09 PM

Huge congrats on your finalist and POTD, James!! #9802477

Richard D. Love 11/16/2011 10:53:21 AM

Congratulations, James. Beautiful b&w. Wonderful tones and shadows. Well done!!

Rick #9808112

James R. Hardy 11/18/2011 5:12:22 AM

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. I greatly appreciate it. #9816168

Marisol Pastor 11/19/2011 9:58:48 AM

Great BW and light. Congratulations on the awards! #9818886

Carmen GUTIERREZ level-classic 11/19/2011 12:14:47 PM

Very beautiful image ! I am impressed. Congratulations and I put it in my favourites too.

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Taking shots of my son while he is hitting the punching bag. This was while he was taking a breather.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 140.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 9/23/2011 7:19:33 PM

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