Not that he seems to mind though :)
This picture was taken in front of a cigar factory in Pinar Del Rio. He was quite happy to be photographed.
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danby1 (3697) 2005-07-07 6:28
another good shot from you Mauricio, this time a portrait! its a good picture and good clarity and focus, i think i would crop slightly on either side to move the person to one side of the frame, out of workshops for today though!
coco (30439) 2005-07-07 6:41
Hello Mauricio. I like very much this portrait. Technically is almost perfect, and is very, very, very fun.
Thanks for share.
Luan (12971) 2005-07-07 6:48
excellent portrait of this man with the cigare, it is simply huge, amazing. Funny expression he has..welle seen
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-07-07 6:52
I like your shot, this portrait is very good with this man who has a little head and his enormous cigare!
toni_al (15875) 2005-07-07 7:00
Un superbe portrait, très bien cadre et avec un bon eclairage.
ballyna (1689) 2005-07-07 7:01
this is very humorous,the way he looks at us.a very good capture,congrats.
zig (2456) 2005-07-07 7:17
This is funny and beautiful shot at the same time. Nice work.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-07-07 8:57
Great and comic shot; good colours and detailed portrait.
Well captured, greetings Albrecht
dumaresq_ca (1892) 2005-07-07 9:02
The sharpness and the DOF are perfect.
jekir79 (50) 2005-07-07 9:10
Really nice, I like the disproportionality between the cigar and his head... full of humour!!! Nothing bad to say really...
AmiBe (6042) 2005-07-07 9:20
very good portrait, he's a little funny.
I like the cigar, the short DOF, nice colors annd very good sharpness !
You've an excellent website, too.
aferrao (1145) 2005-07-07 10:06
Quase se pode dizer que o charuto é maior que ele! :)
Um retrato muito bom! A pala do boné poderia ter deixado a cara um pouco na sombra, mas tal não aconteceu, a luz está bastante boa.
adrost (2378) 2005-07-07 10:30
Welcome on TrekE.
God shot and cigaro.
softflower (0) 2005-07-07 13:27
Très beau portrait cubain !
Un cigare énorme, magnifique.
pedrocarmo (1295) 2005-07-07 14:20
This a typical photo of Cuba.
Nevertheless very well captured.
summersun (4978) 2005-07-07 15:12
excllent portrait. the situation is so funny, the proportions are not well respected, this man with a little face, big hat and big cigar, but he is so serious.
very good dof and sharpness.
Marche (4307) 2005-07-07 15:19
ça c'est du cigare, wow !!! Portrait original, beau regard. Quelle perfection dans le détail et jolies couleurs pastelles. Encore, encore, de beaux clichés Mauricio.
supereira (9576) 2005-07-08 5:45
Great portrait.I like the composition and point of view.Very good colors,light and sharpness.I lie the expression of the man.Good job!
hayu (640) 2005-07-08 8:34
Excellent portrait. The cap and the cigar make him look smaller than he is! A funny photo, in a way. Regards, Huub
donluicu (24724) 2005-07-08 10:31
this shot is just great!
funny and authentical, for sure a nice catch/. He's got such an expressive face, so small under his hat, and with this cigar...
j_wyatt (685) 2005-07-08 23:04
very funny photo, and the title is too. Funny thing is this guy is only 30 years old, but looks 70. :)
Furachan (0) 2005-07-09 6:47
Bom Dia, Mauricio. I'm a bit late coming to this excellent portrait of yours but...better late than never! I love Havana cigars myself and this is just a wonderful capture. The wizened face of the old guy and the cigar are almost one, grown from the same organic base... Bravo! Francis
letuananh (2543) 2005-07-09 7:06
WOW very nice Portrait! lighting and colour tone very nice!
Thank for sharing!
designsoul (21492) 2005-07-11 14:00
It may not kill him at all! After all, he is not too young a man, is he? :-) Though I am not a smoker, I would prefer to drop dead at age 90 because of smoking-related heart attack...:-) The picture, however, is amazing, Mauricio! Well, very well done! Superb! One of my favourites no doubt... Thanks,
jrzufferey (7305) 2005-07-11 15:48
Le portrait est bien composé, j'aime bien la disproportion entre le cigar et la casquette, le visage semble tout petit, sans doute as-tu utilisé un grand angulaire ?? Amicalement/jr
mimi (2325) 2005-07-13 10:53
What a great portrait, Mauricio. You've got a great angle, emphasizing the size of the cigar. Between the cigar and his hat, his head looks so tiny. Very clean and very clear. Nice shot.
slara (371) 2005-07-13 19:46
Grande retrato temos aqui.
Excelente mesmo, adorei a expressão, a pose, tudo, e nota-se realmente que ele ficou bem contente por ser fotografado.
Muito boa mesmo, Mauricio.
Mas, já te tinha dito.
mlopes (494) 2005-07-15 19:39
ahah este retrato tinha mesmo de ser na vertical... na horizontal nao dava :P se este homem sobreviver a este cigarro de certo sobrevive a tudo ehehe
Bom retrado, optima luminosidade e definiçao
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-07-17 4:50
I find your fantastic picture in the galery about Cuba.
Very very well done !
great face, and great cigar.
A favorite for me !
marcon (135) 2005-07-27 15:11
Great expression in his eyes. He seems to be posing (probably he is) but doesn't loose spontaneity. And the contrast between this too little man and that too big cigar is very funny.
fixed (3836) 2005-07-28 12:36
Amazing shoot Mauricio !! ;)
- Favorite -
Thank you !!!
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2005-07-30 5:10
Hi Maurizio, this is really a great portrait, sharp with nicely blured background and an excellent moment. Congratullations! Cheers, Michael
thericerocket26 (467) 2005-09-28 0:37
man, this portrait rocks. i am curious though, which camera and lens do you use to take your portraits?
Luko (14000) 2005-10-14 9:34
WARNING : SMOKING MAKES YOUR HEAD SHRINK
don't believe me?... 25 years ago, this man's head used to fit exactly inside that cap.
aklanac (264) 2006-02-01 2:59
this is extreme!!! excellent shot, but the model is 5 STARS!!! I wander how does he manage to finish this one, I bet he eventually gets so much nikotine that he is barely able to stand, or he probably learned how to cope with it. Anyways, I would like to go there some day and get one cigar for my self. Thanks for sharing, Alan
ancevski (3358) 2006-04-06 6:16
Excellent photo. Great portrait and interesting face :)
balatrek (7455) 2006-07-16 14:42
Interesante retrato, a este señor le gusta todo a lo grande, el puro, la gorra ... has logrado capturar un momento divertido e intenso, felicidades y buen trabajo.
apologie (209) 2006-08-18 9:11
Una tierna foto, y una tierna mirada....preciosa
John_F_Kennedy (43555) 2006-09-11 8:08
Beautiful portrait and a great composition and pose. The detail is lovely and sharpnes are perfect.
gpsony (448) 2007-02-15 2:08
Photo is so representative of Cuba
Good use of DOF and nice colours.
- Copyright: Mauricio Matos (mauricio_matos) (417)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-18
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Big cigars, Thank you for smoking.... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-07 6:22
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