The Pirate


The Pirate

Tommy E. Burgess September 19, 2008

Wonderful capture Roland! I really like the lighting here. Excellent work. #1001126

maria Warren September 19, 2008

very nice photo with awesome light I like it :) #6473903

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic September 19, 2008

Fantastic portrait, Rolan. You've captured the character so well. Super lighting and details. A winner in my book. #6473904

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 19, 2008


KARU. #6473907

Tiia Vissak September 19, 2008

great tones, light, angle & mood! #6473928

Nadya Johnson September 19, 2008

Outstanding portrait! #6474030

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 19, 2008

Great portrait here, Rolan.

Dominick #6474095

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 19, 2008

Cool mood and capture, Rolan! #6474144

Michelle Alton September 19, 2008

It's wonderful, Rolan. What a model! #6474326

Mary L. Graham September 19, 2008

Excellent work Rolan!! =) #6474482

Kaye Burazin September 19, 2008

well done, very dramatic mood. #6475115

Debra R. Harder September 19, 2008

WONDERFUL portrait, Rolan! Great lighting, tones, and details! BEAUTIFUL WORK! Deb #6475425

Bonnie C. Lackey September 19, 2008

Talk about putting a subject in his time period thru lighing! Great job, Rolan! #6475480

Michael Hynes September 19, 2008

Wonderful lighting and tones Rolan #6475486

Cary Rogers September 19, 2008

Great soft lighting and dark BG, Rolan! ....reminiscent of a painted portrait by a Dutch master. #6476684

Judi Morrissey September 19, 2008

wonderful image! #6476817

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 19, 2008

Awesome portrait, Rolan!!!!! ♫ k #6476939

Stan Kwasniowski September 19, 2008

Rolan, excellent #6477460

Susie Peek-Swint September 19, 2008

Great capture and effect Rolan ~ cool portrait! #6477587

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 19, 2008

Cool lighting and great portrait! Evokes a wonderful mood. #6477862

ROLAN NARMAN September 19, 2008

Thank you so much to each and everyone of you for your kind words and nice comments! It is very much appreciated! #6478166

Ellen L. Zaslaw September 19, 2008

A beauty of a portrait ! #6478513

ROLAN NARMAN September 20, 2008

Thanks Ellen! #6479967

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 20, 2008

Terrific portrait with lovely lighting, colors and super details. #6480565

Robyn A. Terrell September 20, 2008

Wow, awesome capture and presentation!!! #6481229

ROLAN NARMAN September 20, 2008

Thanks a lot Vladan and Robyn! #6482320

Dennis Gay September 21, 2008

G'day Rolan,

Arrrrr there me hearty!!!!!
Why this has not been awarded at least an EP is beyond me!
You have obviously put a lot of work into this image with an end result in mind and I feel you have done exceptionally well.

A great subject who seems to be thoroughly enjoying himself in his role, wearing great props and in a classic pirate pose with a twinkle in his eye.

Your original exposure had to be very good for you to use as a foundation for the wonderful "old masters" treatment you have given this.

You aperture, focal distance and sharp focus have ensured lovely detail and the colours are wonderfully rich to match the theme.

Truly great work that man!

Dennis #6483010

ROLAN NARMAN September 21, 2008

Thank you so much Dennis for taking the time to comment in-depth about this portrait! Very nice of you! #6486369

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic September 21, 2008

Truly amazing! Outstanding portrait, I love it! #6486434

ROLAN NARMAN September 22, 2008

Thanks a lot Carrie! #6487932

Deb Koskovich September 22, 2008

Outstanding work on this very well done portrait, Rolan! #6487959

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Amazing portrait! LOVE this - so much expression! #6488002

Sandy Powers September 22, 2008

It looks like a painting. Such beautiful rich tones. I bet he would love to have a copy of this!


Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe September 22, 2008

This is an awesome portrait shot, Nolan! I think it looks avsolutely "professional" - The composition, his pose, your treatment postprocessing...just wonderful! #6488109

Debbie E. Payne September 22, 2008

What a treat this photo is, Rolan. The lighting is just perfect for the subject and this has the look of something we would see in a museum of Dutch paintings. And you obviously had a good rapport with your subject because he looks so natural - as if you weren't even there. #6488230

ROLAN NARMAN September 22, 2008

Thank you very much Deb, Debbra, Sandy, Becky, and Debbie for your wonderful comments! #6488301

Renata Gusciora September 23, 2008

Fabulous portrait,Rolan!! #6498187

ROLAN NARMAN September 23, 2008

Thanks Renata! #6498301

Sheila D. Robertson September 23, 2008

Beautiful....some of your best work to date. #6500734

Aggie Villanueva September 23, 2008

Rolan, this is a superb portrait. A wonderful balance of light and dark, and use of negative space. Well done! #6502170

ROLAN NARMAN September 23, 2008

Thanks so much Sheila and Aggie for your nice comments! #6502407

Sandra K. StJohn level-deluxe September 24, 2008

This is an outstanding image Rolan. #6506077

Lynn Haack September 24, 2008

Love this dramatic pirate portrait! Beautiful lighting and just the right expression and pose. Lynn #6507003

ROLAN NARMAN September 24, 2008

Thanks Sandra and Lynn for your nice comments! #6508105

Teresa Norris September 25, 2008

Rolan, I don't know what I can add to the discussion here except WOW!!!! I LOVE this. Perfection. #6511685

ROLAN NARMAN September 25, 2008

That is very kind of you Theresa! Thank You! #6512985

David Innes September 27, 2008

Awesome shot Rolan caught my eye as soon as I came into your gallery!


ROLAN NARMAN September 27, 2008

Thanks a lot David! I appreciate it! #6520483

Judy A. Lawhon September 27, 2008

Oh, I've always been partial to pirates. Terrific light and detail, Rolan!! #6521694

ROLAN NARMAN September 27, 2008

Thanks so much Judy! #6521891

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 28, 2008

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your EFP. I love it. 8o) #6525649

ROLAN NARMAN September 29, 2008

Thanks so much Nancyj! #6527803

Dianna Murphy September 29, 2008

Great portrait, with wonderful light and color. #6528186

ROLAN NARMAN September 29, 2008

Thanks a lot Dianna! #6530841

Janet L. Rogal October 11, 2008

This is a great portrait. The colors are fantastic and the light illumination is gorgeous. You are doing great work!
Janet #6586166

Wm Nosal October 14, 2008

Arrrrrrrrr, Rolan you must have been a
pirate in a past life
Great Shot! #6599633

ROLAN NARMAN October 14, 2008

Thanks a lot Janet and Wm! #6600020

Bambi L. Dingman October 16, 2008

Gorgeous! Made even stronger by your use of effects. Very nice! #6608608

ROLAN NARMAN October 16, 2008

Thanks a lot Bambi! #6608796

Tammy Espino October 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6639541

Sirsendu Gayen October 22, 2008

Congratulations on all of your beautiful finalist. #6639740

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 22, 2008

Fantastic finalist! Congratulations, Rolan! #6639783

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 22, 2008

Congratulations Rolan!!! #6639955

Amber J. Skene October 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist!!! #6640005

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 22, 2008

A beautiful piece, Rolan! Congratualtions on your finalist! #6640407

Stan Kwasniowski October 22, 2008

Rolan, congratulations #6640652

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe October 22, 2008

Congratulations Rolan on this awesome finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6640911

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 22, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS and best of luck in the next round! #6641216

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist on this Rolan! It is a definite favorite of mine!! #6641518

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008


Bojan Bencic level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations, Rolan! #6641683

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 23, 2008

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your FINALIST AWARD! 8o) #6642753

Stephanie Frey October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist! #6643844

M.Christine Duncan October 23, 2008

Rolan, awesome portrait!!! Congrats on it's finalist win! I hope it continues into the winner's circle! #6644032

Connie J. Bagot October 23, 2008

Congratulations Rolan---what a magnificent portrait! #6644367

Eivor Kuchta October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Rolan! #6644446

ROLAN NARMAN October 23, 2008

Thank you so much to all my BP friends for all your lovely comments regarding this image. I greatly appreciate your kindness! #6644797

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Rolan, on your BRILLIANT finalist!! Deb #6645081

Teresa Norris October 23, 2008 of my very favorites!!! Congratulations on this AWESOME finalist, Rolan!! #6645159

Manuel Barrera October 23, 2008

excellent portrait and effects #6645947

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congratulations on ths fantastic finalist, Rolan. #6647195

Amy M. Wilson October 23, 2008

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist, Rolan! #6648385

Judi Bailey October 23, 2008

Hi Roland !! Big congrats on a wonderful portrait. Love the use of light and shadow..and what a great subject !!! #6649167

Kathy L. Clark October 24, 2008

Congratulations again Roland. A really cool image. #6652369

Patricia Ronan October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist with this beautiful image Roland:) #6655228

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 24, 2008


ROLAN NARMAN October 24, 2008

Thank you so much to all of you my BP friends! I appreciate your wonderful comments and your kindness! #6656441

Lynn Haack October 25, 2008

WTG!!! A BIG Congrats on this wonderful finalist! Lynn #6657162

Sandy Hawkins October 26, 2008

This is such a well deserved finalist, Rolan....many congrats on a job so well done! #6664128

Susan Heath October 26, 2008

Stunning portrait! The perspective and lighting are magnificent! This is a favorite for sure. #6664317

ROLAN NARMAN October 27, 2008

Thanks so much Lynn, Sandy, and Susan for your lovely comments! #6665036

Sharon Sawyer October 28, 2008

Rolan, congratulations on your stunning finalist. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !!! #6676211

ROLAN NARMAN October 28, 2008

Thank you very much Sharon! #6676310

Kerry Hill October 29, 2008

Fantastic portrait, wonderful lighting and details! Congratulations on you finalist, Rolan!! #6676352

ROLAN NARMAN October 29, 2008

Thanks a lot Kerry! #6676457

Sherry McClead August 17, 2009

Awesome ROLAND... Thats at least 3...

Sherrybear #7857613

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 17, 2009

I love this one Rolan! Congratulations! #7857845

Carol L. Fowler August 17, 2009

Love the lighting- great Finalist!! #7858023

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 17, 2009

Rolan -- The lighting on this is absolutely amazing. So well done. Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist. #7858472

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 17, 2009

on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858485

Julianne Bradford August 17, 2009

Awesome Rolan! Congrats!! #7859223

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe August 17, 2009

And yet again!! I love this one, Rolan! Huge congratulations!! Hope this wears gold soon! #7859419

Amy M. Wilson August 17, 2009

Congratulations on another excellent, well-deserved Finalist, Rolan! #7859476

Ann Coates level-classic August 17, 2009

Congratulations Rolan, an amazing portrait. #7859521

Debra R. Harder August 17, 2009

This is such a great portrait, Rolan!! Congratulations on your brilliant finalist!!! Deb #7859632

Valentin M. Armianu August 17, 2009

Amazing portrait, Rolan!
Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! #7859692

Melissa G. Meiselman August 17, 2009

Terrific portrait and big congratulations,
Rolan!!! #7860155

Robyn A. Terrell August 17, 2009

Outstanding mood in this fabulous portrait, Rolan. Congrats again!!! #7860185

Kelly S. Cavanaugh August 17, 2009

Congratulations, Rolan! Great capture! #7860271

Evy Johansen level-classic August 17, 2009

Big congratulations again, Rolan!! #7860328

Laurence Saliba level-classic August 17, 2009

WTG Rolan!!!!! BIG Congrats on this one!!! :) #7860417

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 18, 2009

YAAAAAYYYYY Rolan, huge congrats again!!! #7860968

Wanda Judd level-addict August 18, 2009

Rolan, congratulation on a perfect portrait shot of the perfect captured him well... #7862132

Margaret R. Barry August 18, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Rolan! #7862949

Leland N. Saunders level-addict August 18, 2009

Nicely done, Rolan. Congratulations.

Lee #7863485

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe August 18, 2009

Outstanding!! Big Congratulations, Rolan on your excellent and well deserved finalist!! #7864015

Debra K. Johnson level-classic August 18, 2009

Awesome.... Congrats! #7864040

Ken Jarvis August 18, 2009

Congratulations on this finalist, Rolan! #7864358

Renee Doyle level-classic August 18, 2009

Awesome Rolan!!! Congratulations!! #7864367

ROLAN NARMAN August 18, 2009

Thank you all my dear friends! Greatly appreciated! #7865239

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 18, 2009

What a beauty. CONGRATULATIONS on another lovely Finalist!

UB. #7865537

Marijana Fajgl level-classic August 19, 2009

Big congratulations, Rolan! Another wonderful finalist! #7866052

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

Amaze self portrait, Rolan!!!! :-))

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist my friend!!! #7866521

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 19, 2009

Maybe our brothers alter ego hey Maxy? Arrrrrrg!

A very exciting finalist Brother!!! I hope you win the BP trip to Las Vegas. Sister Tammy needs you to rescue her from the 125* temps!

-Sister S.L. #7867679

ROLAN NARMAN August 19, 2009

Thank you very much my dear friends! Greatly appreciated!

Laura ~ LOL! Thanks sister! I hope she did not melt under the sun! She's been missing lately! #7867913

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

LOL... Me and Bro Rolan we have to go to Malta with a little row boat to visit the other Bro Laurence. It will be good if we dress like this pirate!!!
We will scare everybody!!! :-)))LOL #7867926

ROLAN NARMAN August 19, 2009

I'm afraid Bro Laurence would be scared too! #7868107

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

I don't think so... Bro Laurence is a pirate too!! LOL LOL #7868123

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 19, 2009

Photobucket #7868132

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 19, 2009

That Pirate is supposed to be saying:

Violets are blue,
Roses are red,
We're coming aboud,
Prepare to EAT LED!

Ha!-ar-de-har! #7868138

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

WOW Sister you got Laurence Rolan and Maxy the black goose shot!!!! #7868139

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 19, 2009

Yes. The triplets! Indeed!

I mis-typed "aboard". Sorry! #7868160

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

Hey Pirate Prolan Congratulations on your winner....
The real winner is reaching Malta with our rows boats!!!!
When we get to Malta we know where we can get our GOLDS!!! LOL
GOLDS are all in Malta .... Laurens The Hook has them!!!! #7869713

ROLAN NARMAN August 19, 2009

LOL!!! #7869808

Max Aureli August 19, 2009

LOL #7869820

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 19, 2009

There better not be HULA girls in MALTA, Brothers. This is not acceptable.

-Amen. #7870537

ROLAN NARMAN August 20, 2009

Thanks again my dear friends! Greatly appreciated! #7871922

Anne M. Young level-addict August 21, 2009

Congratulations - beautiful finalist! Love this character! #7876571

ROLAN NARMAN August 21, 2009

Thank you very much Anne! #7876583

Dale Hardin March 12, 2010

Superb lighting Rolan. A well deserved finalist for an our standing rendition. #8450865

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f/8.0, Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec. ISO:200. Photo taken at a Long Island Fair during September 2008.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on September 18, 2008 Photo Contest Finalist

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