Uploaded: July 28, 2009 21:16:46


(Finalist September 2010: Catch-All Category)

I used natural lighting and CS4 for editing.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic July 28, 2009

Critique please. Thanks. #1160577

Lu Lu July 28, 2009

Very nice Portrait! #7792435

Gail Sullivan level-classic August 12, 2009

Jeffrey...the lighting is wonderful and just enough detail in the shadows. To me, his expression is a mystery. Is he about to break into a smile? Is he sad and about to cry? I keep looking! #7842815

Peter W. Marks August 15, 2009

Hi Jeffrey. I am not sure what it is that makes this portrait seem very different than your previous ones which I have admired so much. Probably it is the lighting and for this particular subject it really works well. What I am seeing here is a metaphor with light and dark representing life and then the passing into the hereafter.
Always thought provoking images my friend.
Just as an after-thought, I am wondering whether the bright squares on his shirt collar and shoulder might benefit from being selected and then toned down just a tad as they keep pulling my eyes down and away from Howard's face. What do you think?
Regards, Pete #7850470

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