The Pipe

Uploaded: July 11, 2006


This photo was taken during a recent trip to Manitoba, Canada. For several days I'd noticed this gentleman smoking his pipe at the same place during certain times of the day. From the first time I saw him I knew he'd be the perfect subject for a portrait. It took me a few days though to gather enough courage to ask his permission for some photographs. This one is my favorite.


Janine Russell level-deluxe July 11, 2006

Susana, very nice portrait; great lighting and clarity. #482337

Joy Rector July 12, 2006

beautiful shot #3016986

Dr Silly level-classic July 12, 2006

Nice strong portrait. :O)

Susie Peek-Swint July 12, 2006

A great portrait shot Susana ~ very interesting face... I've also hesitated when I've seen the 'perfect' face but when I've had the nerve to ask the person has been delighted with the attention :) #3017696

Laura Clay-Ballard July 12, 2006

I love this! his eyes sparkle and shine! pretty tones and contrasts. #3017978

KHAWLA Haddad July 12, 2006

WOW Susana I love this so much what great B&W Very strong love how you can see textra so much in this its awesome very well don!! #3019008

Melissa G. Meiselman July 12, 2006

WOW!!!! This portrait is utterly sharp focus produces so many details on his face, hair and hand. Your lighting is fantastic!!! Great job, Susana!!! #3019031

Kenneth Mucke July 12, 2006

really a very special portrait...just wonderful Susan #3021375

Dawn Leslie July 12, 2006

Great image love the details and clarity! #3021828

Susana Ms Heide July 13, 2006

Janine, Joy, Doc, Susie, Laura, Kelly, Melissa, Kenneth and Dawn: Thank you for your generous feedback! I truly appreciate the time you took to comment! #3024051

Chastity Abbott July 13, 2006

Love how he is smiling with his eyes. Wonderful lighting! #3024083

Susana Ms Heide July 13, 2006

Thank you Chastity for your compliments! I love the twinkle in his eyes too! #3026413

Cesar J. La Rosa July 16, 2006

WOW!!! This is definitely one of my favorites too, Susana. You've captured a beautiful expression here and the lighting and composition are just PERFECT!!! Has he seen it? #3035952

Susana Ms Heide July 18, 2006

Thank you very much for the thumbs up Cesar! I showed him the photos on my little LCD screen right after taking them. But he hasn't seen this b&w version yet :o) #3047347

Kenneth Mucke August 26, 2006

Awesome finalist Susana #3218893

Michelle R. Kovach August 26, 2006

Perfectly composed! Congrats! #3218986

Cesar J. La Rosa August 26, 2006

This is definitely a great portrait. Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Susana!!! #3220266

Tonya R. Boles August 26, 2006

Congratulations.. #3221180

Sherry S. Boles August 26, 2006

Congrats, Susana! :) #3222032

Megan p August 26, 2006

What a wonderful, warm face, I love the detail that you captured and your background is perfect! Congratulations! #3222185

Paul Michko August 27, 2006

Congratulation on another great finalist, Susana. #3224266

Laura Clay-Ballard August 27, 2006

another beauty! congrats! #3225014

Alison Greenwood August 27, 2006

Superb! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! #3225546

Susana Ms Heide August 27, 2006

I thank each one of you for taking the time to send me such kind messages! THANK YOU!! #3225958

Sudheer Sakthan August 27, 2006

Congrats! Superb portrait with awesome details! #3226272

Roger Bernabo August 27, 2006

A wonderful B/W image full of subject character! #3229321

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist...really terrific portrait!!! #3229530

Carolyn Foster Spano August 28, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful portrait Susana. #3231514

Marie Fields August 28, 2006

Terrific portrait, Susana! Congratulations! #3232597

Susana Ms Heide August 28, 2006

Sudheer, Roger, Melissa, Carolyn and Marie: Thank you so much for the kind words!! #3233880

Sharon Day level-classic August 29, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Susana!!! #3237476

Susana Ms Heide August 31, 2006

Thank you very much Sharon! #3249669

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