Old Man of the Sea

© Christopher C. Davis

Old Man of the Sea

Uploaded: April 07, 2007

Description

I recently had the privilege of photographing a former skipper of a PT boat during WWII. He piloted a small craft in the Pacific for nearly a year and had some terrific sea tales....especially being "...the only PT boat commander who didn't know JFK personally." SC1051 was the name assigned to his vessel. He just happened to be my American History professor 20 years ago. Great fellow!

Exif: FNumber: 19, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.004, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, WhiteBalance: auto white balance

Comments

Scott E. Baker April 07, 2007

Great portrait, Christopher. Lighting is great, the pose, terrific work! #633492

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 07, 2007

This is an Outstanding portrait of an American Hero and it is perfect in B&W! A wonderful story to accompany your image! Great job Christopher! Jeff #4139452

Judy Williams April 07, 2007

Outstanding. Your composition and use of light is spot on. Excellent portrait. #4139470

Allan Farnsworth April 07, 2007

I really like the pose and direction of lighting, but I would like the hands a little darker and more light on the eyes. Would love to hear some of his stories. #4140022

Alexis Yobbagy April 07, 2007

Great lighting, wonderful face, super composition!!! #4140447

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