Portrait of a stranger

© Andreas G. Karelias

Portrait of a stranger

Chastity Abbott 12/4/2006 10:45:39 PM

Wonderful expression to go with your amazing light!!!! Great full frame capture!!!!!! #567303

Bunny Snow 12/4/2006 11:06:44 PM

I agree. The side lighting and the way he turned his head away from the light has created wonderful texture light. The nose shadow does not cross the nose, which is good portrait lighting. It's wire sharp and has wonderful detail.

Since your were shooting at 1/125 of a second and your focal length was 200mm, you must have been on a sturdy tripod. Please share with me which tripod you were using at the time you photographed "A stranger."


~Bunny #3667358

Janine Russell 12/4/2006 11:10:51 PM

Andreas, great lighting and textures. #3667360

Andreas G. Karelias 12/4/2006 11:31:08 PM

Thank you very much Chastity, Bunny and Janine.
Bunny, actually this particular one was shot handheld, believe it or not. I was also very surprised it came out so good, since my handholding technique really sucks. I usually use a Gitzo tripod or a Manfrotto tripod, both with a Manfrotto 410 geared head, which I have found to be very good for subtle adjustments. Thanks again. Regards - Andreas

Bunny Snow 12/4/2006 11:46:03 PM

You must have very steady hands. Of course, age helps.

I've been checking out Gitzo's online and will be looking at them in person when we go north to Boston this month for Christmas. Which Gitzo and which Manfrotto do you generally use?

Your Manfrotto geared head looks similar to my Manfrotto 3047 head, except yours is more compact. Mine is heavy because I wanted a spirit level.

However, now I need a light weight but secure carbon fiber tripod for travel, but I still need one free from vibrations to achieve the quality that my lenses are capable of giving.

I look forward to your answer, and thanks for sharing this amazing portrait with us.

Michelle Black 12/5/2006 7:23:28 AM

amazing details in this one #3668656

Melissa G. Meiselman 1/24/2007 9:51:48 PM

Congratulations, Andreas on this striking finalist!!!! #3865063

Shawn Jennings 1/25/2007 6:15:24 AM

Great lighting and detail on this image Andreas! Congratulations on your finalist! #3866993

Margie Hurwich 1/25/2007 6:29:06 AM

Wonderful portrait, Andreas! The lighting if fantastic. Congratulations on another well deserved finalist! #3867104

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 8:28:09 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3868155

Cyn Valentine 1/25/2007 8:28:51 AM

Congratulations Andreas!! #3868165

Janine Russell 1/25/2007 10:05:34 AM

Andreas, congratulations on your finalist. #3868859

Julie Monacella 1/28/2007 1:25:56 PM

Excellent lighting and clarity! Congrats! #3883405

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Lens: Nikon 70-200 mm @ 200mm f/5.6 1/125 sec

Uploaded on 12/4/2006 9:58:24 PM

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Camera: Nikon D2X Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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