© Patricia Ronan


Max Aureli July 14, 2009

WOW an original Celt expression and concentration!!! Fantastic moment captured very well, Patricia!! Great scene!! #1154178

Gord MacEachern July 14, 2009

Great portrait Patricia,you really caught a super expression,well done!! #7739393

Monnie Ryan July 14, 2009

Perfect capture of the intensity of the moment, Patricia. I must add, though, that he's sure one good-lookin' dude! #7739409

Patricia Ronan July 14, 2009

Thanks Max and Gord:)
Thanks Monnie I'll let him know!!!(He is my son Seamus) #7739449

John Connolly July 14, 2009

I am impressed with your tight crop and great expression in this fine B&W portrait, Patricia! Great work! #7739467

Ann Coates level-classic July 14, 2009

Fantastic capture of the moment here Patricia. You can really feel that intensity. Superb POV. #7739480

Max Aureli July 14, 2009

He is good Celtic looking dude!! :-)))
I must to tell to Tammy Espino and let's see what she has to say!!!


Tammy Espino July 14, 2009

Well, it is a excellent capture and he is a handsome fella with stunning bedroom eyes, BUT He is a tad young for me, #7739494

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 14, 2009

Hi Patrica,My cousin always won when we would play chess.Thank god he wasn't no good at five card,that was my game.Beautiful B&W portrait.You can read the concentration on his face!!!!!! #7739509

Mary K. Robison July 14, 2009

I wondered if that was Seamus, can he concentrate like that while pushing away all the Dublin girls worshipping at his feet?! ;-D
Let us get serious now: this is a brilliant b&w image, with the purest capture of a particular facial expression I've seen in quite awhile.
Add to that the perfect composition, lighting, dof, and clarity, and you have, in my book, a WINNER!! #7739664

Patricia Ronan July 14, 2009

LOL Thanks Mary, he loves Chess...actually he loves all board and computer games, he has joined a games society in College. #7739695

Mary K. Robison July 14, 2009

What's that sound, Patricia?
Oh, it's the pounding of girls' feet as they race to sign up for the College games society! LOL! #7739707

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe July 14, 2009

So handsome Patricia...and beautifully photographed in black and white!!! #7739710

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 14, 2009

I agree with Mary R. here- looks like a WINNER to me too, Patricia!!! You certainly captured that intense look of concentration!!! The tones, lighting, & clarity are also incredible!!! All the elements of a Winner!!! WTG,my friend!!! #7739745

Daniella Puente July 14, 2009

Excellent capture of the moment Patricia :) and the BW I think is perfect for it! #7740103

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 14, 2009

A lovely B&W image and title. Love the bg too. He should have played Rook takes pawn-checkmate, just kidding!

UB. #7740444

Michelle Alton July 15, 2009

Everything works here, Patricia. Wonderful portrait. #7740740

Tiia Vissak July 15, 2009

a wonderful portrait! #7742558

Patricia Ronan July 15, 2009

Thanks everyone:) #7742943

Wm Nosal July 15, 2009

COOL SHOT! Did He Win? #7743211

Max Aureli July 16, 2009

:-))) He got a great EFP!!! Fantastic portrait Patricia!!! And congratulations my friend!!! #7746140

Patricia Ronan July 16, 2009

Thanks Wm and Max:)
I don't know Wm. I'm afraid I find Chess games take way too long and I don't have the patience for them:) #7746653

Colleen Farrell July 16, 2009

I was wondering if you knew this handsome guy! :) He's got a fantastic face. Wonderful portrait, Patricia--really compelling! #7746734

Patricia Ronan July 16, 2009

Thank you Colleen:) #7746901

Joseph N. DiGilio July 22, 2009

Outstanding portrait of the pondering prince Patricia. B&W is without a doubt the way to go. It matches the pieces on the board and your son's dark hair and light complexion. I'm sure he'll treasure this one for many years. #7771566

Patricia Ronan July 23, 2009

Thanks Joseph:) #7775776

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aperture,f 4.5; shutter,1/125; EV,-0.33.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL

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