Ringo - growing old gracefully

© David Wilkinson

Ringo - growing old gracefully

Sherri Conley 6/13/2004 2:40:37 AM

And what an interesting "character" indeed! This is one of those photos that you find yourself "studying" so to speak...well done, Dave! #137414

David Wilkinson 6/13/2004 3:02:44 AM

Hi Sherri,
Many thanks and look you have now seen one of my photo's!

Take care

Dave #591173

Sherri Conley 6/13/2004 3:06:04 AM

Ha! And I've not just see this one! (I have my ways...hehe) I am at the moment writing you an email...more to come shortly :) #591176

Bonnie C. Lackey 6/13/2004 3:10:42 AM

That's a face not soon to be forgotten! Nice job... #591181

David Wilkinson 6/13/2004 3:10:53 AM

Oh ho! So now you know - my secret is out gulp!

Dave #591182

Gail Vitikacs 6/13/2004 3:20:49 AM

David, this is incredible! Love the subject and you had him pose in a manner that allows us to see him at all angles. Guess the old saying, "Ask and you will receive" was rather acurate for this prize catch! #591201

Donna W. Neal 6/13/2004 6:39:51 AM

OUCH! is the first thing that came to mind on this one Dave. Nice capture! #591609

David Wilkinson 6/13/2004 8:15:58 AM

Thanks Gail,
Yes a big lesson learnt. People who stand out appear to want to stand out - and being noticed and photographed is all part of this. There is a picture of another characher coming tomorrow. After this incident I asked and the next chap was simlarly delighted. Model forms all signed and in the bag and a copy photo on the way to them. That simple!

Dave #591748

David Wilkinson 6/13/2004 8:19:04 AM

Thank you for the knid words Donna,
I think I'll stick to doing charity parachute jumps when I get to retirement - this just looks too painful!

Take care
Dave #591754

David Wilkinson 6/13/2004 8:28:56 AM

In case you were wondering a knid word is like a kind word only kinder! #591778

Piper Lehman 7/7/2004 9:57:54 AM

I always wonder how these chaps manage to blow their noses when needed...Nice story to go along with a great portrait. I have too been mortified after being caught trying to be inconspicuous. Sometimes it's best to be bold; however, this embarrasses my husband no end... :) #635766

David Wilkinson 7/7/2004 10:08:02 AM

Hi Piper,
Thanks for the response and nice feedback. I suppose going anywhere near a strong magnetic field could be quite painful as well.
I have become quite brazen now and almost always get a positive result. My problem is model releases. On a good day out I get through them at an alarming rate. My photography is fast becomming an administrators dream - not mine!

David #635772

Piper Lehman 7/7/2004 10:57:19 AM

The airport security line comes to mind....what a pain! #635856

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I learnt a lesson in street photography yesterday. I was in Oxford yesterday and this character was walking along the street. I tried to take a photograph covertly but he saw me. I was horrified when he came up to me. He simply said if I wanted a photograph he would pose. I then used this later with another 'character', I asked and got a yes. I have realised that 'characters' like their photos taken so ask - it works!

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