A Man of the Soil

© Mitch Spence

A Man of the Soil

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 5/28/2009 11:04:59 AM

Excellent portrait, Mitch. #1133941

Pat Gamwell 5/28/2009 11:28:43 AM

Terrific shot, Mitch! Portrays so much character...well done! #7572070

Stan Kwasniowski 5/28/2009 11:42:19 AM

Mitch, gorgeous, I like the way you framed the image #7572102

Mary A. Legler 5/28/2009 12:01:10 PM

Wonderful detail. #7572159

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/28/2009 1:06:53 PM

Super capture and love the B&W! #7572502

Leslie McLain 5/28/2009 1:59:56 PM

Beautiful portrait. Terrific face and the B&W works very well. #7572822

Carolyn M. Fletcher 5/28/2009 3:07:41 PM

Outstanding! #7573056

Julianne Bradford 5/28/2009 4:37:25 PM

Love the side POV, great in black and white. #7573364

David Phalen 5/28/2009 6:28:37 PM

That's a face that has done a lot of living!! Love the tones and textures!! #7573863

David Phalen 5/28/2009 6:28:54 PM

That's a face that has done a lot of living!! Love the tones and textures!! #7573864

Tammy Espino 5/28/2009 7:55:52 PM

Fantastic!!!! #7574169

Stefania Barbier 5/28/2009 11:38:31 PM

fantastic character and portrait Mitch! #7574624

Joy Rector 5/29/2009 5:18:11 AM

wonderful detail #7575762

Jane Holestine 5/29/2009 5:29:55 AM

Mitch,what a great job capturing the essence of this man. #7575812

Anne M. Young 5/29/2009 7:38:26 AM

Fantastic capture! love your work #7576224

Melissa Olsen 5/29/2009 8:23:22 AM

Mitch...everything about this portrait is wonderful! #7576348

Nikki McDonald 5/29/2009 9:12:53 AM

Another excellent portrait, Mitch -- these are so striking in black and white. Great tones and details and I love the off-center crop with the inclusion of the full hat brim on the right. Nicely composed. #7576501

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/30/2009 7:46:27 AM

Super, candid portrait Mitch, the b/w is perfect and love the pov

jo ann c. #7579232

Nikki McDonald 5/30/2009 8:57:35 AM

So glad! Congrats on the EP :) #7579372

Joannie Bertucci 5/30/2009 9:03:25 AM

Outstanding b&w portrait Mitch! His face has a lot of living on it and you've captured that spirit perfectly! Congrats on a fine EP! #7579392

Ken Smith 5/30/2009 12:13:39 PM

Nice textures in the face, Mitch. This turned out really great! #7579782

Anne McKinnell 6/1/2009 11:46:50 AM

Wow, that is an amazing portrait Mitch! Perfect lighting and I love the B&B. Congrats on your EP. #7585799

AEK 6/1/2009 1:39:37 PM

oh I hate when i'm offline and I miss these amazing shots. what a fabulous study of this man, mitch. outstanding. -a. #7586080

Marisol Pastor 6/1/2009 4:13:39 PM

Excellent portrait Mitch! #7586516

Stephen Zacker 6/2/2009 10:22:03 AM

Super character study. Like it in B & W #7589373

Mitch Spence 6/3/2009 11:13:11 AM

Philippe, Pat, Stan, Mary, Shelly, Leslie, Carolyn, Julianne, Dave, Tammy, Stefania, Joy, Jane, Anne, Melissa, Nikki, Jo Ann, Joannie, Ken, Anne, Arlene, Maarisol, and Stephen. I thank you very much. It was an interesting fact that someone told me in Guatemala that while women and children might be quite open in photographs, laughing and smiling and being quite themselves, men almost always, when facing a camera, wanted to present themselves quite formally, and so it was in the shots I took. #7593733

Jean B. Hall 6/16/2009 10:06:40 AM

Super portrait! #7636690

Mitch Spence 6/16/2009 12:19:10 PM

Hey, Jean, thank you.! #7637051

Tiia Vissak 6/19/2009 12:43:02 PM

Congratulations! #7648713

Nikki McDonald 6/19/2009 12:50:30 PM

Wonderful finalist, Mitch. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #7648775

Susan Fox 6/19/2009 1:07:10 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #7648912

Colleen Farrell 6/19/2009 1:37:01 PM

Wow, what a breathtakingly fabulous portrait, Mitch! I've just been looking at the "masters" of portrait photography this morning--Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Annie Liebovitz--and this portrait could stand right along with them, imho! I love the close crop, with his hat as a frame. And such tones! Big congrats on your finalist--my fingers are crossed that this one gets first place! #7649160

Phil Stith 6/19/2009 2:39:33 PM

Congratulations, Mitch. Very nice finalist! #7649615

Valentin M. Armianu 6/19/2009 2:41:40 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! Excellent portrait!! #7649647

Stefania Barbier 6/19/2009 2:46:16 PM

huge congrats Mitch! #7649715

A P 6/19/2009 3:09:23 PM

Congratulations Mitch on an Outstanding Finalist Best of luck in the next round. #7649985

Daniella Puente 6/19/2009 3:41:20 PM

Way to go Mitch! EXCELLENT portrait :))) #7650204

Renee Doyle 6/19/2009 4:06:57 PM

Superb portrait!! Congratulations Mitch!! #7650434

Gina Cormier 6/19/2009 4:32:15 PM

WOOOHOOOOOO!!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7650632

Jeana Clark 6/19/2009 5:31:35 PM

Fabulous Work Mitch!!!
Congratulations on
this fabulous finalist!!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!!

~J~ #7651223

Pat Gamwell 6/19/2009 7:34:52 PM

WTG, girl! Big congrats on this wonderful finalist! #7652288

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/19/2009 8:08:44 PM

Excellent Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist!! #7652514

Susan M. Hembree 6/19/2009 9:12:50 PM

The details in this are awesome, Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist! #7652863

Eugenio Diaz 6/19/2009 9:44:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this AMAZING finalist, Well done. #7653096

Nadya Johnson 6/20/2009 2:36:10 AM

Terrific portrait, Mitch! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7654057

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/20/2009 3:40:45 AM

Excellent Mitch, Congratulations!! #7654268

Jeff Robinson 6/20/2009 5:38:14 AM

Congrats Mitch on this fantastic Finalist! Jeff #7654805

Teresa A. Burnett 6/20/2009 7:17:07 AM

Huge congrats on this magnificent finalist Mitch!! An outstanding portrait!! #7655392

Terry Cervi 6/20/2009 7:33:36 AM

Congrats on your awesome finalist, Mitch! #7655534

Michelle Alton 6/20/2009 7:44:35 AM

Congratulations on this amazing FINALIST, Mitch. Somehow makes me think of Woody Guthrie. #7655632

Jeana Clark 6/20/2009 8:45:52 AM

Wonderful Protrait Mitch!!
Excellent in B&W!!


~J~ #7656117

Bojan Bencic 6/20/2009 12:40:29 PM

Congratulations, Mitch. #7657308

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/20/2009 1:40:06 PM

Awesome Mitch, congratulations, bet we see this again!

jo ann c. #7657642

Debra R. Harder 6/20/2009 2:20:59 PM

WOW, Mitch! What an outstanding portrait! The black/white tones and lighting...and the comp...SUPERB! Congratulations on your excellent finalist! Deb #7657843

Laurie Daily 6/20/2009 2:45:34 PM

A fabulous portrait, Mitch...congrats to you! #7657966

Mary Beth Aiello 6/20/2009 2:50:29 PM

Outstanding portrait, Mitch. Huge congrats on this fabulous finalist. #7657995

Stephen Zacker 6/20/2009 4:30:56 PM

Fantastic character study. Congratulations #7658493

Datha Y. Thompson 6/20/2009 7:22:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Mitch!!! WTG :0) #7658976

Sherran Andersen 6/20/2009 9:45:35 PM

Congrats Mitch. Sherran #7659297

Leland N. Saunders 6/21/2009 2:24:04 PM

Great photo ... well done, Mitch ... Congrats ... !!

Lee #7661730

Donna R. Wageman 6/21/2009 4:05:07 PM

Perfecto Mitch - Congratulations! #7661963

Cassie L. Woodlee 6/21/2009 5:12:53 PM

Congratulations!!! #7662139

Daniella Puente 6/22/2009 12:31:53 PM

BIG CONGRATS on your excellent winner Mitch!!! #7665467

Nikki McDonald 6/22/2009 12:37:08 PM

I think I'm happier to see your 2nd place win on this great portrait than I am to see my own -- well, at least just as happy :) Wonderfully captured and presented -- my kind of portrait/people shot. Now where have I heard that before . . . #7665481

Tiia Vissak 6/22/2009 12:45:40 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #7665525

Bojan Bencic 6/22/2009 1:11:30 PM

Great shot, Mitch. Congratulations! #7665685

Phil Stith 6/22/2009 1:23:19 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Mitch! #7665743

Agnes Fegan 6/22/2009 1:29:14 PM

Congratulations Mitch! #7665773

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/22/2009 1:50:58 PM

WTG on this awesome win, Mitch!!! :-) k #7665873

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/22/2009 2:03:28 PM

Awesome Mitch! CONGRATULATIONS!! #7665947

Laurie Daily 6/22/2009 2:09:46 PM

Congratulations, Mitch, on your great winner!!! #7665977

David Phalen 6/22/2009 2:22:06 PM

WTG Mitch!! BIG Congrats on a terrific Winner!! Celebratory drink on me the next time we cross paths. #7666047

Pat Gamwell 6/22/2009 2:36:29 PM

Well deserved, Girl! WTG!!!! #7666104

Mike Clime 6/22/2009 3:00:40 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #7666226

Renee Doyle 6/22/2009 3:11:00 PM

Big congratulations to you Mitch!! #7666292

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/22/2009 4:04:16 PM


Very well deserved win, I'm so proud for you!

jo ann c. #7666529

Stan Kwasniowski 6/22/2009 4:14:50 PM

Mitch, congratulatons, excellent #7666608

Debra R. Harder 6/22/2009 4:21:43 PM

I knew it!!!! WTG, Mitch!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding GOLD WINNER!!! Deb #7666647

Teresa A. Burnett 6/22/2009 4:49:36 PM

ALL RIGHT!!!!! WTG Mitch!! Huge congrats on this marvelous winner!! #7666836

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/22/2009 5:16:06 PM

Congratulations on your win!!!! Awesome Mitch! #7666991

Gord MacEachern 6/22/2009 5:19:46 PM

Fantastic win here Mitch!! #7667018

Patricia A. Stalter 6/22/2009 5:51:36 PM

I hope you know how to do the "smarty pants dance"! Good on you! #7667172

Michelle Alton 6/22/2009 5:53:54 PM

A brilliant winner, Mitch. My congratulations! #7667182

Tammy M. Anderson 6/22/2009 6:02:09 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Mitch. #7667226

Steve M. Harrington 6/22/2009 6:59:11 PM

Good on you, Mitch! :)
Steve #7667496

Kara L. Hendricks 6/22/2009 7:56:00 PM

Congratulations to you Mitch!!! #7667647

Stefania Barbier 6/22/2009 11:26:36 PM

HUGE congrats Mitch! #7667984

Stephanie Frey 6/23/2009 2:53:17 AM

Big congratulations on a wonderful win, Mitch! #7668593

Ken Smith 6/23/2009 5:18:03 AM

Excellent, Mitch. Congrats to you! #7669216

Eugenio Diaz 6/23/2009 5:19:40 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Great Winner!!!
Well done! #7669235

Sam Britt 6/23/2009 7:50:39 AM

Big congrats on your second place win, Mitch! #7669986

Sabrina Ryan 6/23/2009 7:53:56 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome winning photo Mitch! #7670011

Katarina Mansson 6/23/2009 9:11:00 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic portrait rendering a second prize badge Mitch! #7670307

Dr Silly 6/23/2009 12:51:18 PM

Awesome B&W portrait Mitch. Congratulations on your Gold. :O)

Cindy Bendush 6/23/2009 10:27:25 PM

Super character study Mitch -- congratulations on your win! #7671906

Datha Y. Thompson 6/23/2009 11:08:35 PM

CONGRATULATIOS on The GOLD Mitch!!! :0) #7671968

Linda Blair 6/24/2009 6:26:12 AM

Congratulations on your win!!!!!!! #7673292

Marisol Pastor 6/24/2009 9:39:01 AM

An excellent winner! Congratulations! #7673963

Colleen Farrell 6/24/2009 10:12:20 AM

WOOHOO! I was SO happy to see this among the winners! WTG, Mitch--so well-deserved! #7674036

Gail Sullivan 6/24/2009 11:24:44 AM

Hi Mitch...can't get much better than this...congrats on your win!! #7674270

Anne McKinnell 6/24/2009 8:48:58 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win Mitch! Definately one of my favourite portraits!! #7675681

ALLEN O. HOWARD 6/25/2009 10:08:36 AM

Outstanding, Mitch! Congratulations! #7677293

A P 6/25/2009 3:58:52 PM

Congratz on your wonderful winner Mitch #7678214

Mary Beth Aiello 6/26/2009 11:43:17 AM

Outstanding, Mitch. Huge congrats on this beautiful winner. #7681071

Mitch Spence 6/27/2009 9:09:10 AM

Thank you to everyone for your most gracious comments and congrats. They are appreciated! #7683860

Patrick Rouzes 6/28/2009 6:20:42 AM

Mitch, this is one incredible capture!!! CONGRATULATIONS on the well-deserved WINNER!!! #7686135

Mitch Spence 7/1/2009 1:43:59 PM

Patrick, thank you so much. :) #7698162

Paula Showen 7/1/2009 7:28:39 PM

Congratulations. This is a well deserved win!!! #7699025

Mitch Spence 7/4/2009 9:27:35 AM

Thank you very much, Paula. #7703705

Carol Teal 7/15/2009 1:03:34 AM

What a great portrait and so full of character! Wonderful in B&W and so glad to see the gold! WTG Mitch! #7740561

Mitch Spence 7/18/2009 8:16:52 AM

Thank you very much, Carol. :) #7752552

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/19/2009 5:06:40 AM

Congratulations Mitch on your Win!!!

Dominick #7866756

Mitch Spence 9/2/2009 9:37:07 AM

Thank you, Dominick. #7909634

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A garden worker on the grounds of a Guatemalan hotel.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 86.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 5/28/2009 10:36:30 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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