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Portrait of my Father

 
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Sep 24, 2010 23:32 |  #1

I visited my hometown of Dublin to see my family earlier this year. I was determined to get portraits of my family but in particular my dad. I wanted to really capture how I see him and this is a definitive portrait. I'm so glad I took the time to set it up.

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EXIF: Manual, f4, 1/125th, ISO 1000

Light was from a large window at camera left with a silver reflector low at camera right.

Pretty low light but I was also testing the camera's high ISO capabilities. I've done a significant amount of post work on this because I was inspired by some daguerreotypes I'm looking at right now.

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Sep 24, 2010 23:34 |  #2

I think you did a damned fine job of this. Really nice lighting and his gaze is very arresting. Very well done.


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Sep 25, 2010 08:38 |  #3

Excellent portrait of your Dad.


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Sep 25, 2010 11:08 |  #4

I really like the emotional intensity. A touch of distain on the outside, depth on the inside. The slightly crooked haircut cements the image for me.


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Sep 25, 2010 12:14 |  #5

Wow!
Very simple, yet has a great impact!
Makes you stop and think


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Sep 25, 2010 16:35 |  #6

Thanks everyone.

GlimmerMan wrote in post #10975861 (external link)
...A touch of distain on the outside, depth on the inside...

Glimmerman, brilliant observation. It's gratifying to be able to translate that complexity because that is how I see my father exactly.


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Sep 25, 2010 18:03 |  #7

very nice photo




  
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Sep 25, 2010 18:07 |  #8

I've been thinking of doing the same for my Dad. This great shot is motivation for me. Thanks for sharing


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Oct 01, 2010 14:06 |  #9

great image.....nice ...look great on the wall.....


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Oct 01, 2010 14:25 |  #10

Incredible subject and great photo!




  
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Oct 01, 2010 17:02 |  #11

Very well done!!!!


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Oct 01, 2010 17:05 |  #12

Very nice.


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Oct 01, 2010 17:36 |  #13

Awesome portrait! Really love the stylization.

But what do you mean high-ISO? lol ISO1000 isn't high at all for that camera. I use a 7D mainly but similar to the 5D2 you can easily use ISO3200 without much noise. For a portrait like that (where you want to maximize detail) I wouldn't want to go much over ISO1600, but still.




  
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Oct 01, 2010 19:54 |  #14

Love it! If you don't mind, would be curious in your post processing as well...if willing of course.


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Oct 01, 2010 20:00 as a reply to  @ darrengreer's post |  #15

Nicely done!


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