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I wish all visitors a Happy New Year.
My last portrait 2013.01.02, I want again placing a new portrait taken in Drabstraat Ghent during the summer.
These young man was a Flemish man, his mother is Spanish woman, long time ago emigrated to Belgium, in this beautiful old city Ghent.
He was very friendly when I asked for a picture, he is working as waffle baker in a window
Ghent is the perfect location to have a Belgium waffle so why not a place famous for them? This was recommended by the tourist office. Within me of quaint coffee parlors remembered that sees in movies and funding are in big cities.
If you think waffles crispy and crunchy to be, avoid this establishment. Our waffles were lighter than air, lightly browned and melted in our mouth delicious. I had mine with some butter, but my husband had strawberries and whipped cream. The strawberries were out of season, so it is necessary to blame for the icing for a sweetener.
Canon EOS 5D
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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jemaflor (103133) 2013-12-25 23:25
What a beautiful portrait, excellent result, perfect light on the face, interesting attitude with this smile, perfect sharpness, tfs.
pajaran (65764) 2013-12-25 23:32
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar trenutak snimka gospodina sa lepim i tajanstvenim pogledom ...
Dobar rad, ostrina, kontrast i lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
A good time with a nice photo of Mr. and mysterious sea ...
Good work, sharpness, contrast and beautiful colors.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
besnard (57228) 2013-12-25 23:40
Un superbe portrait d'une grande netteté. C'est du bon travail.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
papagolf21 (109312) 2013-12-25 23:41
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Excellent portrait où les détails fourmillent.
Le regard lumineux ressort merveilleusement.
Excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.
macjake (72555) 2013-12-25 23:43
those waffles you mentioned sound fantastic! Now I want to try a few!
great portrait photo, the lighting is perfect. And I have to say he's a pretty good looking dude haha
well shot and framed.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-26 0:16
great attitude and grace on the face.nicely chosen.fantastic fill light from beneath.great work.
mesutilgim (97484) 2013-12-26 0:54
Hello dear John,
Nice to see you back to "portrait"s, after almost one year !
This one of a young waffle baker in Ghent is just perfect ! Again a good TE job enriched with many inteesting notes.
TFS and best regards
ourania (51079) 2013-12-26 3:05
you found a very attractive model for another excellent portrait in your great collection. Your point of view and framing were well selected, you've achieved extraordinary sharpness and amazing vividness. You used the pleasant light so aptly and the lovely, warm atmosphere you created goes so well with his charming smile. I almost expect him to move and start talking:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
pierrefonds (71137) 2013-12-26 4:44
You have captured well the expression of the person. The portrait is showing the details and colors of the face of the man. THe good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Happy New Year.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-26 4:51
hello john dede :) this waffle master's italian heritage is so dominant, he almost has the physics of young giuseppe verdi! nice pose with a warm light, you do also very nice portraits along with your landscapes.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-26 5:33
What a beautiful portrait of a handsome young man. He has a beautiful hairstyle. Great detailing on the face, one can count the hair on his stubble :-).
excellent shot with great clarity and light. Thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (88317) 2013-12-26 5:50
On ne voit pas souvent de portraits de ta part. Celui-ci est remarquablement bien fait. Il faut dire que le modèle est beau et qu'il doit plaire à ses clients du sexe féminin. On dirait un acteur.
Corry (4508) 2013-12-26 6:32
Un portrait très bien réalisé avec une belle lumière. Netteté excellente. Félicitations.
Nicou (151064) 2013-12-26 7:01
quel portrait et iamge sueprbe vue quel bel homme avec les ondulations sur les cheveux sueprbe et ce sourire timide quelle iamge.
CLODO (35754) 2013-12-26 7:14
a full frame portrait with the light coming from below, and the enigmatic smile. I lik eit
clic (18496) 2013-12-26 7:18
This is an excellent portrait giving the impression of much integrity in his expression.
I envey the full frame sensor in your camera for such defined sharpness!
holmertz (59142) 2013-12-26 9:03
Sometimes the high quality of your photos is even more evident in your few portraits than in the sceneries of nature. In the close-up of human faces any mistake would be clearly visible, but here we have a face captured in a perfect light and with a sharpness so great that his beard looks like it has been drawn with a pencil. I hope you sent him this photo because it is probably the best portrait ever taken of him.
chrislo (4097) 2013-12-26 10:58
Het portret is een genre waarin je uitmunt, en hier bewijs je het nog duidelijk met de wonderschone foto van deze uitzonderlijk fotogenieke jonge man. Hij komt mooi over en heeft een fascinerende blik in de ogen. Als ik maar naar de huid, de baardharen en het haar kijk, dan zijn de details haarscherp en echt adembenemend mooi. Het onderwerp komt er heel goed uit tegenover de wazige achtergrond. De belichting is erg verzorgd en effectief, de kleuren zijn zeer goed weergegeven. Werkelijk een plezier om naar te kijken. Mooi werk weer.
siudzi (34141) 2013-12-26 12:41
This is a really great portrait picture! Love the expression of the man -- it's so positive and natural -- all is in his eyes! Bravo! Outstanding portrait picture.
All the best in New Year for you and your loved ones!
yquem46 (38752) 2013-12-26 12:54
I bet you'll a lot of favorable comments from ladies on this post !
A splendid razor sharp close up portrait of this guy who should consider to make a career a football superstar or a movie actor !
Bravo John, one of your best portraits
Have a nice day and enjoy tis festive Xmas season
carlo62 (54986) 2013-12-26 16:20
un ritratto molto bello, il ragazzo deve essere molto orgoglioso del suo aspetto e del ritratto che ha ottenuto.
Eccellente qualità e ottimi colori per impreziosire il suo sguardo.
Buona fine di anno, ma soprattutto un bellissimo anno nuovo.
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-12-26 19:09
Impressive shot of this young,handsome man with a graceful smile.Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-12-27 2:31
An excellent portrait, the light and angle is perfect, and the way he is looking off camera makes it feel so natural. A very wam and welcoming portrait.
I could do with some waffles now :)
All the best
Fis2 (106408) 2013-12-27 3:52
A sudden change theme;)
Good frame, light and colors.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-27 5:49
Wow! I have never seen a portrait from you. And what a shot it is! Apart from clarity, light and colors, what appealed me most - is the personality of this handsome young man. His amused, obliged and enjoying expression is so charming in this compact frame!
Wishing you a very happy new year,
kato (11630) 2013-12-27 5:59
You're capturing well this portrait by a good macro and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see young waffle baker with beard looks and long hair. The light is managed perfectly.
ikeharel (78317) 2013-12-27 6:59
An exquisite portrait you gave to this young man, John. Very fine clear photo, with his face expression show content and happiness.
Have a nice holidays-weekend,
*** Counting the 3 photo deleted by the mods in the past, and 3 more deleted by myself - I am actually far beyond the 1000 mark. Yet, every photo is countless... Thanks.
mcmtanyel (29044) 2013-12-27 10:41
I am afraid government agencies would not accept this for a passport photo, but it is a very successful portrait of this proud young man. Congratulations & TFS!
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-12-27 18:21
A cute guy, good close up and portrait of him, he poses perfectly for you John, excellent sharpness and resolution, good framing, have a good end of year 2013!
bukitgolfb301 (45131) 2013-12-28 5:07
Hi Bonsior dear John
Perfect and wonderful portrait image in the tight but resonable format. His gebtle eyes are so fantastic for me too.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
Didi (60590) 2013-12-28 5:17
Bonjour John le roi des portraits
Excellente prise de vue qui montre une parfaite attitude naturelle de cet homme
Meilleurs vœux en attendant la nouvelle année
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-28 6:37
a very well presented portrait of this confident man with a great sharpness and nice smooth bokehed background. Great skin tone and excellent framing. Congrats for this well captured image. Tfs.
Buin (42506) 2013-12-28 9:43
What a striking head! Also thanks to the excellent quality of this photo this is one of the best portraits I have seen so far. These incredible hairs frame the face in a wonderful and nearly impressive way.
Well, what I'm missing here is the smell of the waffles ... ;-))
John, have a nice weekend! Greetings from still springlike Westphalia!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-28 10:01
Very nice portrait of this gentleman. Nice framing and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
Hansaphotos (8695) 2013-12-28 12:04
What an excellent portrait. A very well exposed picture with excellent lighting. Nice details and fine colours. Excellent work! Thanks.
A happy New Year to you and your family!
Silvio1953 (152991) 2013-12-28 12:12
Ciao John, Happy New Year to you too, lovely portrait, nice expression, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (68677) 2013-12-29 1:09
an excellent portrait, the natural pose of the guy, the quality of the indirect light and the sharpness are amazing. very nice job, could be in a cover of a magazine if he was famous.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-29 4:44
ti faccio i miei complimenti per questo ritratto di una qualità straordinaria.
Non solo hai trovato un soggetto straordinariamente efficace, ma lo hai ritratto con grande perizia cogliendo in lui una espressione molto bella ed hai utilizzato il meglio della tecnica che ti ha permesso un risultato di qualità straordinaria.
Luci e nitidezza straordinarie.
Ciao e auguri di un felice anno nuovo.
bona (13739) 2013-12-29 16:06
what a great portrait, you got so many details on the man face that I'm impressed. I like the photo you made with the lens and the EOS 5D (one day maybe I could buy one).
I like the note, I be curious to taste this waffles.
danos (103144) 2013-12-29 22:28
Good morning John,
excellent the portrait of the young Waffle baker with the light and colour management to are captured superb.I have the same camera and lens,but never shot a portrait like this superb one.My congratulations.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year ahead,Danos
COSTANTINO (69660) 2013-12-29 22:37
Hello my friend
this portrait is so alive that I
can talk to this young man
everything is perfect
shot with great sharpness
light is perfect capture
is perfect the expression of
his face is perfect
greetings for this presentation
your n otes about waffles
is interesting for those who love
many wishes again for a happy
new year 2014
Graal (103038) 2013-12-30 1:25
portrait is very good. Nice face of man. Interesting details, pleasant smile. Also I like the warm colors.
Have a good health and great New Year 2014!
rychem (42630) 2013-12-30 9:40
A very good portrait of the man, excellent light, detailed and sharp photo.
Prosperous and healthy New Year 2014 to you and your family !
ChrisJ (117855) 2013-12-30 10:21
Effective tight framing in this superb portrait with good sharpness and excellent use of a shallow dof to isolate and emphasise the waffle baker away from his oof bg. I like the soft diffused light and reflections in the upward looking eyes. Have a safe and happy New Year!
Waylim (25436) 2013-12-30 10:24
What is he making waffle for. With this smile, the long hair, the sparkles in this eyes, he looks like some Italian movie star :)
Excellent portrait. He should be proud to have this photo and maybe sending it to casting agency for modeling.
zoomer (6) 2013-12-30 11:59
Great portrait with lots of character and superb photographic quality.All the best Wolf.
Vasa (515) 2013-12-30 16:17
Ton Cannon est quelque chose pour ce magnifique portrait, mais c'est toi qui signes, cher ami John. je te souhaite une belle continuation creative en 2014! Amicalement
aliabazari (16278) 2013-12-30 18:44
Hoi John, lieve vriend
Portret van mooi en charmant. Mooi gedaan.
abmdsudi (57720) 2013-12-30 20:34
I like the catch eye in excellent focus on the vital parts and wonderful warm tones light and DOF to accentuate that. Excellent shot, Congrats.
All the very best for the New Year
UlfE (14641) 2013-12-31 0:48
What a superb portrait. The lighting was marvellous. And what a sharpness and detail. Definitively one of the best photos in your gallery. TFS and Happy New Year!
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-31 2:27
you haven´t posted portraits for a while,but the long waiting was paid off here!
Really superb portrait photo!
Timing,framing and close-up are perfectly chosen to achieve expressive and so good end result.
Also clarity and combination of light and colors contribute significantly to the succes of your composition.
Wish You a Happy New Year
williewhistler (16492) 2013-12-31 4:54
it`s not often that we see handsome young men as portraits on TE,more usually it`s tired, haggard old men so this is a pleasant change.
You have used the landscape style and because of the nice soft lighting it works very well,details are nicely clear without being over sharpened.
Happy New Year,
lousat (97585) 2013-12-31 4:54
Salut John,bonne annee' 2014 a toi aussi et merci pour cette image tres originale,un portrait de grande classe et tres haut niveau!! Luciano
boa (7683) 2014-01-01 12:31
an excellent portrait of this young man. The technical and artistic quality is really something to be proud of! Nice color tones, light and sharpness, well done!
Have a nice evening.
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-05 5:40
Excellent portrait. Smart choice of tight crop to accentuate the man face with splendid sharpness. Outstanding photo with great color contrast, good light and very good POV choice. Superb pose. Very well done.
claudeD (41582) 2014-01-05 6:06
Really a very fine portrait shot of this waffle baker from Ghent. Excellent light managment and perfect sharpness for this very good contribution t o. TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (49544) 2014-01-05 16:04
Superb portrait of this young sexy guy, you've captured an expression between a half smile and dreamy expression, I like the natural feel of the hair and the perfect quality of the image, showing details and textures of his face.
A very nice colorful natural tones.
A bright and very sharp image.
Well done. I love it.
I wish you a good weekend.
Best Regards ..
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-01-07 1:38
A fantastic portrait of this man. Fantastic lighting and focus. Terrific pose and expression. A really professional, top shot.
PaulVDV (32641) 2014-01-07 12:30
Ik zag de locatie 'Gent' en het portret van deze jongeman en zag onmiddellijk een Spanjaard. Misschien lijkt deze bewering je overdreven maar ik ben net terug van een korte winterbreak in Andalusië. Mogelijk vandaar mijn herkenning van zijn roots.
Ik weet niet hoe zijn ouders er uit zien maar vermoed toch heel sterk dat hij heel veel van zijn moeder meegekregen heeft.
Zijn haarlokken, stoppelbaard, glimlach, blije en trotse uistraling doen me onmiddellijk denken aan personages die ik de voorbije dagen ontmoet heb.
Je bent wel heel goed in portretten, iets wat ik persoonlijk heel moeilijk vind. Ook al wat werd hij gevraagd voor een foto, alles aan de jongeman lijkt natuurlijk.
Uitstekende scherpte en details met een goede wazige achtergrond.
Vele groeten, Paul
carper (96) 2014-01-08 10:42
mooi gemaakt portret john, goped belicht fraaie foto hoor.
mvdisco (17796) 2014-01-10 9:12
Magnifique portrait de ce jeune homme,
belle lumière et jolies couleurs naturelles,
serp2000 (45858) 2014-01-10 11:03
I hope you are get well. I also got kick from my destiny and had some problems with my health in Sri Lanka. But it is not actual story today. This is the past.
Excellent portrait of the backer, but this guy looks like a movie actor or just a model.
Anyway, I like this quality work. Well done!
fotka (4785) 2014-01-14 6:32
I don't see many portraits in your gallery but this one is masterpiece.
I hope this gentleman will be very happy to has this one.
Superb clarity, perfect light, colors and sharpness.
All the best in 2014!
jcpix (13948) 2014-02-10 19:15
Without question, the best waffle I've ever had was in Belgium...created to mouthwatering perfection! :) As I've come to enjoy more images which include people, I can't help but to admire this fine portrait. The close up framing and slight smile of this gentleman really makes a good connection with your camera, bringing about some emotion from behind the expression. Super crisp detail and nice warm, natural tones. A proud individual and a photo to be proud of! Have a wonderful day ahead. Take care.
Hanssie (10886) 2014-02-15 2:36
Wat een prachtig portret, John, zonder lelijke schaduwen,
alles goed te zien, zeer professioneel !
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-02-19 20:39
John, to begin with I'd say that this "model" no way that he can be a waffle baker...then I'd say that this image looks like a very carefully painted portrait..
fantastic sharpness and great detail!!
compliments to both, model and photographer!!
fritzi007 (12430) 2014-03-02 4:47
ich bin begeistert von deinen Portrait, es geht nicht besser, sehr, sehr gute Arbeit, gratuliere!
ruisc_pt (11090) 2015-01-18 13:23
Hi john! It's not everyday one can find a portrait in your portfolio.
thanks for sharing.
Matyas (0) 2015-04-04 1:36
Hello John! Fantastic portrait. Amaizng exposure and capture. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Fine lightness and brightness. Good cut. Very good frame. Well done!
Mikas-2011 (401) 2015-05-04 15:05
Incredible sharpness John
Impressive and outstanding portrait.
unclehotshot (4000) 2015-06-24 1:22
Not so often we see you in the role of a portrait photographer.
It seems to me you could earn a little money to supplement your pension . if you wish. It's a brilliant, razor sharp photo with eye contact, a super BG and some nice colors and light. Technically perfect, it seems to me.
Cheers dear John and have a fine day
Karolina999 (0) 2015-07-29 2:38
nice face, fantastic eyes, superb man, smooth man, good portrait.
Thanx for sharing.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (160023)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, hama HR UV 77 IV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): People [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-25 23:18