ENGLISH: This man was taking care of people's shoes and clothes outside the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur. He struck me as having a very kind face. So I asked to take his photo. As I said previously, the Malaysian people are very sweet.
ITALIANO: Questo signore e' stato fuori la mosca Nazionale a Kuala Lumpur curando per le scarpe e vestite della gente. Sono stata' colpita dal suo sguardo e comportamento gentile. Come vi ho detto prima, la gente Malesiani sono dolcissimi.
In Photoshop I have slightly increased the Gaussian Blur in the background
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leo61 (0) 2012-02-23 19:17
This is a fine and sharp portrait with a nice blurred background.
I like his eyecontact with your camera and his nice hat.
bayno (18344) 2012-02-23 19:53
vedo che hai rotto la tua timidezza nel fare i ritratti e hai avuto un bel contatto con il tuo soggetto stravagante, davvero curioso il contrasto tra il cappellino tipico e gli abiti invece completamente occidentali, ottimo lo sfocato che evidenzia il soggetto e buona nitidezza,
fai una bella Jurnata,
emka (96487) 2012-02-23 23:47
Nice portrait of the man. Sweet smile and a funny muslim cap. In fact, I have most very good memories of the contacts with people, everywhere. It seems that all are friendly and very nice - be it in India, Burma, Chile, Japan, Scotland, Italy.. and the older I am, the nicer they are.
tyro (24654) 2012-02-24 2:27
Yes, he does have a kind face! he looks a very kindly sort of fellow, he agreed to be photographed by you and there is obviously fine eye contact and rapport between the photographer and her subject who looks very relaxed.
Lovely colours, perfect exposure and the man is beautifully portrayed against a nice out of focus background - no evidence either that you had used a tool to enhance the blurring of the background.
I hope you have him a tip!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-24 3:29
beautifully enigmatic portrait this. You have captured that knowing look so perfectly. One wonders what he is thinking. Executed and presented immaculately.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-24 4:01
سلام دوست من
پرتره خیلی خوب
lousat (90702) 2012-02-24 4:24
Ciao Lisa,questo signore e' la serenita' in persona,guardandolo sembra che non sappia cosa sia lo stress ed i problemi...eeeheheh..bel colpo molto originale e qualita' al top come sempre.Buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
Sergiom (78593) 2012-02-24 5:47
The man is taking the pose.Look relax with a very nice smile. In this part of the world they are not afraid of the camera and it shows.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (58010) 2012-02-24 6:36
Fine portrait. Simple and well taken. I like the way he's smiling to the camera, peaceful mood.
Have a great weekend.
photoray (13981) 2012-02-24 7:28
A Kind Face indeed, exactly what are Earth needs more of. And you have presented him in fine resolution and subdued lighting, with out of focus background.
Have an excellent weekend,
PS: I am finding and meeting many friendly faces in Kailua-Kona now.
ikeharel (70725) 2012-02-24 9:15
What a look, Lisa, match the title, and most impressive.
He seemed as enjoy the attention you gave him, and rewarded with his best expression.
Lovely, Enjoy a nice sabato,
ourania (45002) 2012-02-24 10:47
I like very much this relaxed portrait, so clear and vivid against the blurry, deep background. I like the posture and smile of the man who seems very confident in himself and you. He seems kind and noble indeed and his glance is gentle and penetrating, very interesting. I also like the colours.
All the best and a lovely weekend,
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-02-24 12:04
Ola Lisa ,
Um belo retrato deste homem fez um belo sorriso para ti , gostei do seu chapéu árabe , bonita a tonalidade de azul da camisa , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ChrisJ (113257) 2012-02-24 21:43
A superb head & shoulders portrait of the Muslim Malay man with the bright blue shirt. Good use of a shallow dof to bring focus back to the man & isolate & emphasise him. Excellent color saturation, sharpness & graphism. Tfs!
axiotea (21651) 2012-02-24 22:58
Si vede che non dispiaceva a l'uomo di farsi fotografare ;) Me piace la sua espressione divertita e anche il contatto visuale. il suo cappellino offre dettagli interessante e la nitidezza è apprezzabile!
Passe un bon dimanche
baddori (20121) 2012-02-25 13:04
Sta mattina sono uscito a fotografare con un cappello cosi (ma di diverso colore .
Un bel ritratto e faccia con tratti somatici caratteristici
ruisc_pt (10892) 2012-02-25 15:34
I do like this tele and the definition you got in the subjecT!
Good real saturation!
bebbetto (40) 2012-02-26 3:53
Bel ritratto, sorriso spontaneo anche se la persona è in posa. Grande qualità
Silvio1953 (142095) 2012-02-26 8:26
Ciao Lisa, gran bel ritratto dell'anziano signore, bella espressione, ispira fiducia, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e bei colori, brava, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-02-26 23:09
Hi Lisa, He has certainly taken a shine to you, splendid photo of this dapper Malaysian chap, fantastic colours, well managed light, did the wink come after the click of the shutter? Trust you are well, Cheers Iain.
skippy007 (12510) 2012-02-27 18:30
Ciao Cara, I'm back :) Lovely shot, sharp & very clear, BG blur works well, separates main subject from busy surroundings. I don't know why you think you can't photograph people, this is a lovely shot, one that he would be proud of, lovely (kind face) expression & the type of eye contact that you the photographer take something away with you that lasts for ever (almost). Well done
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-02-28 0:47
This is such a fabulous portrait. I like his expression and those wrinkles on his face from many, many years of smile :-)
Love the paper thin focus making him stands out in the frame.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards,
francio64 (39888) 2012-03-04 13:49
Ciao ancora Lisù,
davvero un aspetto cordiale qusto signore.
Mi piace il sorriso che ti ha fatto per farsi da te fotografare.
Luce ben gestita e colori molto naturali.
aliabazari (16168) 2012-03-05 21:52
Portrait of a beautiful and cunning. Excellent lighting and colors.
Noel_Byrne (31002) 2012-12-27 9:40
Your photo titles are so apt! First thing I thought when I seen thsi face, is the expression of kindness that he portrays, and you captured it really well here. Looks the type of gentleman I would have liked to have as a grandad. Nice DOF too, really emphasises his interesting features
All the best