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I wish every visitor a nice weekend
This picture has been taken during a visit to Bruges, this is a truly Flemish man.
I've almost a twenty minutes spoken about his life, this was a very intelligence man, with retire since two month.
When I asked to take a picture he was immediate accord.
Over the course of history, men with facial hair have been ascribed various attributes such as wisdom, sexual virility, masculinity, or a higher status; although beards may also be perceived to be associated with a lack of general cleanliness and a loss of refinement, but these man was extraordinarily neatly.
A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin, cheeks and neck of human beings. Usually, only pubescent or adult males are able to grow beards. man,
Canon EOS 5D
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aliabazari (10282) 2012-01-19 23:21
La photographie de portrait est toujours mon préféré et bien.
Vous avez un bon portrait social.
serp2000 (33099) 2012-01-19 23:29
As I said before, I like your portraits. Excellent quality!!! This man reminds me a kind person from some fairy tale.
Best wishes from Russia!
wolf38 (29116) 2012-01-20 0:22
Hi John. Another of your stunning portraits. The title is well chosen. The photo has a human touch. And most important, it looks very natural and authentic. Truly a successful shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
ValS (92) 2012-01-20 0:34
Perfect portrait! It reflects character of this man - kind and very positive. And your note is very good too!
Have a nice weekend!
papagolf21 (79548) 2012-01-20 0:50
Bonjour, cher ami John,
La vieillesse a ses charmes indubitables. Le portrait de cet homme est excellent. Ses yeux pétillent et l'on peut presque lire dans ses pensées.
Une note d'accompagnement fort bien rédigée.
josepmarin (56479) 2012-01-20 0:56
again we amaze us with a magnificent portrait, that it might be taken in a study, though the bricks in background indicate us that you took the photo in any place of the city of Bruges.
The pose of this man is perfect, his look is sincere and deep, and of course, his long hair and his beard, both with a nice whiteness, they give a great power at the portrait.
An excellent technical management, with an excellent photographic result.
dkmurphys (42483) 2012-01-20 1:10
Impressive picturesque portrait. This man sure has an interesting life to tell.
Well done, enjoy a fine weekend.
macjake (45588) 2012-01-20 1:15
no, its not Santa I know!
looking at this man, i really like his striped shirt, it adds alot to the overall look. it seems to give him some added personality.
good capture, and interesting note
ikeharel (43975) 2012-01-20 2:15
Fabulous portrait, John.
I see you have a number of unique portraits in your gallery with bearded men, and each were impressive: also this.
Great details on his face and expression's.
Have a nice friday.
Buin (42120) 2012-01-20 2:29
What an impressive portrait, and what a friendly looking face! Yes, and he somehow seems to be sage ...
A not everydayx photo indeed, a worth seeing one!
Greetings from cold and rainy Westphalia! Still no winter at all ...
Have a nice weekend!
rmajum (1077) 2012-01-20 2:47
Nice portrait in white, not only the beard... the hair and the jacket too.The light is managed excellently and natural colours. Carries the excellent sharpness and clarity of your pics. Well done, TFS
bayno (18334) 2012-01-20 2:48
Hi John, impressive clarity for this portrait, the subject is very particular...yes i belive very intelligent and I think that his life has lived intensely, regards, Valter
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-01-20 2:50
A very nice portrait, with stunning detail, the man's eyes are very expressive.
Very nice work.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-01-20 2:57
You have a knack for taking lovely portraits.I like the expression, details, colors and sharpness.
pajaran (41681) 2012-01-20 3:40
Straost je stigla sa belom kosom i bradom ...
Dobar ostrina snimka, kontrast i lepe boje.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Goede dag meneer.
Straost kwam met wit haar en baard ...
Ernst Goed schot, mooi contrast en kleuren.
Een mooi portret.
Goede tekst met de gegeven gegevens voor de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Good day sir.
Straost arrived with white hair and beard ...
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and colors.
A beautiful portrait.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
francio64 (38254) 2012-01-20 3:43
ben eseguito questo portrait sull'anziano signore, dove ben spicca il bianco dei capelli e della barba sullo sfondo scuro.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo sharp.
snunney (72680) 2012-01-20 4:02
A great portrait of this man with such an expressive face and a twinkle in his eyes. Top class technical presentation.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-01-20 4:10
با تشکر از نظر شما از عکسم بسیار مفید واقع شد. از اشنایی با شما خوشحال هستم عکس پرتره خیلی زیبایی است . گالری شما رادیدم عکسهای زیبای است .منتظر نظرهای بعدی شما هستم.
TopGeo (38080) 2012-01-20 4:21
Hello John ,
an incredibly intriguing portrait and image this. Highly original in concept and compelling in it's subject matter! you have caught a very spontaneous and fresh scene. Observational photo and perfect frame, at it's best and presented powerfully of thing of face and of course, his long hair and his beard, both with a nice whiteness, they give a great power at the portrait
bukitgolfb301 (32622) 2012-01-20 4:39
Hi my dear John
Sorry for my late reaction weekday.
Great portrait shot! Very calm, gentle and atractive man. You could get the perfect model indeed. Good framework and splendid composition as usual. Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from very cold and snow Tokyo
pierrefonds (51000) 2012-01-20 4:43
The subject is well framed. You have captured well the expression of the man, the portrait is showing the man and the details and colors of his clothings. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. have a nice day.
jacquest (16388) 2012-01-20 4:47
This is an excellent portrait of this old man. You have captured his expression very well with eyes telling of happiness and experience. Excellent focus and colors.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-20 4:56
Impresive portrait with excellent quality & sharpness
The pose of this man is great, his look is deep & sincere..nice colors and light also
very well done John
DjoleE_ (0) 2012-01-20 5:31
A good portrait.
Nice article on the visit to Bruges.
Beautiful image quality.
A good view of photography.
All the best.
BennyV (13058) 2012-01-20 5:35
Een mooi & warm portret. Knappe scherpte op gezicht & baard en de kleurige horizontaaltjes van de trui zijn een pluspunt.
Sergiom (45398) 2012-01-20 6:47
Un portrait des plus réussi.Tu sembles avoir établi une très belle relation avec le sujet qui regarde ta lentille en plein dans les yeux.
bertolucci (13351) 2012-01-20 8:06
Hoi John, Wat een sterk en expressief portret van deze man! En op de een of andere manier is in zijn blik zichtbaar het gesprek dat u gevoerd heeft met hem. Op het niveau van de grafiek is deze plaat ook zeer sterk - de kleur wit komt op drie verschillende plekken terug en is een soort leit motiv !
Mooi ook die culturele duiding van de baard in uw tekst.
Fijn weekend en groeten uit een grijzig Rotterdam bij 7 graden,
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-01-20 9:20
The man was well prepared for his photo opportunity. The picture is sharp and clear. A beautiful réuussite photographic technique. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
SWEETFREEDOM (19926) 2012-01-20 9:30
a very good portrait, interesting face expression and great details.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-01-20 10:30
Ola John ,
Mais um belo retrato deste homem de barbas e cabelo branco parece o Pai Natal :) , bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
vladic (4279) 2012-01-20 13:17
Un portrait d'une réelle authenticité. La pose est parfaitement naturelle, Le regard donne beaucoup de présence au personnage.
Vasa (16612) 2012-01-20 15:38
This strong portrait will have succes of your Quiet cowboy. The Planet can understand good photo. Bravo John, proud of your work.
Alco (5447) 2012-01-20 19:01
Superb portrait of that man with very clear details in his face.He seems very comfortable with the photographer.Super clos-up.TFS
Sonata11 (31229) 2012-01-20 20:57
Wow !!! Fantastic capture of this old man with the white beard. Beautiful colors, perfect sharpness, clarity of details. Perfectly well done. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
jjcordier (67214) 2012-01-20 21:57
Bon portrait de cet homme qui a une "tronche" à faire le bonheur des photographes!
raszid62 (18583) 2012-01-20 22:39
Best Portrait of an old man. His gray beard and hair are reminiscent of Santa Claus, although he is looking a bit threatening. Very good image quality.
kordinator (14795) 2012-01-21 0:42
An interesting article follows your beautiful portrait.
Excellent focus on the eyes and face.
Hair color is perfectly matched to the color jackets.
Very nice work.
Best regards my friend
Nicou (105767) 2012-01-21 0:47
super look de cet homme mangigique portrait tout en blanc les cheveux, la barbe et la moustache avec les bandes de couleur de son pul, superbe cpatage et ocmpo merveilleux.
bravo et amitié
ebingul (1814) 2012-01-21 2:33
This a nice and interesting portrait from you.We are used to your great landscapes but not portraits.
Do you think it would have been better to have a more out of focused background by applying an f value of something like 2.8-3?
Congratulations and best regards,
Fis2 (76958) 2012-01-21 6:12
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend
gildasjan (39558) 2012-01-21 7:44
Ce Monsieur a bien voulu faire la pose afin que son portrait soit figé.Un bon cadrage dans la carré et très bon rendu des textures sur le visage de cet homme.
jemaflor (74044) 2012-01-21 8:41
A portrait well managed, perfect sharpness, interesting man for an original portrait, well done, tfs.
sacimar (25969) 2012-01-21 10:20
good portrait of this man, his face is interesting, I like the white hair, it's a different image, well seen and presented,
batalay (33405) 2012-01-21 15:35
You've created an incisive portrait of the man, so sharp that each strand of his whisker shows. He has a kind face, and he is clearly in dialogue with the camera. I see that you've placed the man's left eye right on the vertical centerline, in the manner of the masters.
Have a good Sunday, John.
mesutilgim (72978) 2012-01-21 15:45
What a photogenic face, what a nice capture ! A face which tells us many stories.
TFS and have a nice weekend
eversmile (11628) 2012-01-22 0:40
This is a superb and interesting portrait. The light is as much excellent as the sharpness, and I like the benevolent expression of the man, with vivid eyes. He surely has some charisma. He looks like a retired musician who has not abandoned his passion... I wonder what was his activity before?
Well framed, with an overall feeling of intense humanity.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-01-22 2:29
grande maestria nel cogliere i volti e le espressioni di questi soggetti.
Luce ben gestita e colori soft,
berek (32071) 2012-01-22 2:49
Nice Portrait my friend . I like smily face and clear picture. Have a nice weekend too .
Hansaphotos (6071) 2012-01-22 7:35
Another wonderful portrait from your hand. The chosen background contrasts very well against the white hair and beard. Interesting expression. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
zoomer (4225) 2012-01-22 11:26
Greetings,a face is like a book.This is a superbly sharp and natural looking portrait.All the best,Wolf.
Schnappilic (9066) 2012-01-22 12:05
Another good portrait of an interesting people in your gallery. I think he has to tell many interesting things.
All the best!
agulberk (3794) 2012-01-22 21:15
Merhaba Dear John
Very nice portraits of Flemish Man
İf cleaning and maintenance to be done, then beard really suits for every man, especially old men.
The old man's face tells a lot about himself.
You captured very well
Selam ,saygı ve sevgilerimle...
Cretense (68671) 2012-01-23 9:40
Quite unusual to see a portrait from you, but a great photographer is a great photographer in any genre! Great framing and composition, great eye contact, flawless light management!
anokutan (15097) 2012-01-23 13:35
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and colors.A beautiful portrait.
jmdias (48341) 2012-01-23 15:59
very nice view. I liked the way you build this portrait. excellent sharpness and light. well done.
danos (78112) 2012-01-24 0:35
nice the portrait of the man with the white full beard to stand in front of your lens with the light and the colour management to be superb.I like the clarity of the image of the Flemish man,as is so characteristic and authentic his whole presentation.
Have a good day,Danos
Silvio1953 (105467) 2012-01-24 2:13
Ciao John,fantastic portrait of characteristic old man with white beard, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-24 6:56
a superb portrait with very nice composition and excellent sharpness, the quality is excellent, suggestive shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
eldancer1 (20772) 2012-01-24 9:08
Santa Claus is resting after a busy Christmas holiday. Nice portrait with good details. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
TRB (12892) 2012-01-24 9:31
exposure, sharpness, details and colors are excellent.
skillfully presented a portrait
vasilpro (40557) 2012-01-24 14:18
Wonderful portrait with a beautiful expression and a natural pose, lovely light and colors, very good clarity, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
kato (9522) 2012-01-25 3:51
You're capturing well this aged man by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the good expression of old man. The depth of life can be found out from his expression.
mkamionka (27069) 2012-01-25 6:39
It resembles a friend of mine. He is from Belgium, from the Flemish part. He is indeed very wise and he also has long hair. Now when I think about it -they may be even relatives... Very well done,
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-01-25 7:04
With incredible clarity I receive this image here. He looks straight into your eyes. You look straight into his eyes. The communication between the subject and the photographer must have been perfect. The very shallow DOF is very effective in my most humble opinion. Through your portraits we always get to meet with nice people.
Thank you John,
With my very best wishes,
Have a great week,
janusz2054 (306) 2012-01-25 9:20
Excellent portrait of this man.
Very good details, colors and sharpness.
Nard (6915) 2012-01-25 12:13
What a look! I like the white hairs and beard and how his eyes are smiling. A human picture very nice.
fabianoleite (9162) 2012-01-28 12:32
He looks like a wise man, with a simple smile and shiny white beards, in a good framing and with good details. Good work, congratulations!
skippy007 (12504) 2012-01-28 20:47
Hello John, A stunning portrait, sharp & full of details. I think you have captured the man as you described in your note very well, although he has the long hair & beard he is very clean & tidy & certainly does not resemble a vagrant. Well done, I also like to ask (most of the times), I like the eye contact as you have here.
cavli (1874) 2012-01-29 2:17
very nice potrait. I like it very much. very sharp details. you contacted his eyes perfectly. well done.
siolaw (37642) 2012-01-29 21:56
A good subject and perfectly exposed portrait. Contrast and colours are fine.
I think it could be a nice black and white picture too.
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-01-30 1:10
Your occasional portraits are truly amazing, John. I like the facial expression captured and the natural tone and lighting are just amazing.
Top class work and thanks for sharing.
vishaal (1002) 2012-02-01 1:42
John, my dear, a really beautiful portrait of this man of wisdom.. His eyes are penetrating and very expressive. And he seems to be full of knowledge and experiences. An excellent quality portrait.
A wonderfully composed shot with great sharpness and a good frame.
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-02-02 4:18
Hi John, What a character hey, in this guy you have captured so well, your note made me smile as to what people have called bearded men,some I would say of this chap, but sexual hey? Great work, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
ChrisJ (91276) 2012-02-07 3:11
Good portrait with excellent sharpness & a pleasant diffused light. Superb use of a shallow dof, & I like the graphism & light contrasts. Tfs!
Didi (51265) 2012-02-10 21:08
Intéressant portrait de ce papa Noël en vacances :)
L'homme a une attitude non figée.
Je persiste en disant que tu es un expert en portraits.
daddo (20639) 2012-02-15 21:35
Hi John. With all the snow Europe has been having, this portrait fits the season. Interesting expression with so direct a gaze. Best wishes. Klaudio.
jaywalker (16091) 2012-02-18 3:54
Hi John, A nice portrait of Santa on a day off, (only joking), the picture has been well captured with very good detail & excellent light & colour, the shallow DOF works brilliantly, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-02-29 13:54
Very beautiful and lovely portrait. Very good and beautiful.
korbee (6553) 2012-03-14 10:48
Prachtig portret John,weet je toen ik dit zag mooest ik meteen ann Jean Pierre van Rossum denken,hij ziet er ook een beetje uit als een landloper ;+]]
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-03-19 7:04
hi john my friend
Very beautiful portrait of an elderly man. But the face may be older. But the heart is young and vibrant spirit. Clearly good and excellent.
ارزوی خوشبختی و سلامتی و طول عمر برای هر دو
tedesse (24000) 2012-03-19 9:51
Perfect skupienie and colours, the beautiful depth of sharpness.
fritzi007 (63) 2012-03-31 9:39
wirklich ein Super Porträt, die weißen Haare und Bart, der listige oder stolze Blick, die gepflegte Erscheinung, perfekt, gratuliere!
branley (3681) 2012-04-14 11:45
This is a face full of character John, he must have experienced a lot in his lifetime. His eyes are very expressive, sharp and clear. A wonderful portrait.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2012-04-21 9:07
Really lovely portrait, at first I thought this may be Santa Claus, but of course, we know he is not retired :)
Thanks for sharing.
Miguel82 (14442) 2012-04-27 12:20
A magnific portrait of this old man
A well sharpened picture
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-05-02 6:02
Great portrait. Wonderfully sharp details. Love the eye contact that seems to be smiling.
clic (12467) 2012-05-08 6:36
That is a portrait of honesty depicted with style given the well-assorted colors, the sincere expression and of course the high resolution.
baddori (19133) 2012-06-18 22:55
Anche il ritratto ti è congeniale.
Le tue foto , diverse ma poi riconducibili in 4/5 monografie di alto livello .
La perfezione nell'esecuzione e l'originalità sempre ricercata.
mirosu (8112) 2012-07-07 1:39
I missed this one in the past. Marvelous portrait, with a lovely pose and a clean background. This well composed image taken from straight viewpoint and using simple composition rules makes the man's face appear dominant. Great photo. Have a nice weekend.
ourania (18616) 2012-08-11 10:32
this is a great portrait. You have composed it in a wonderful way placing the gentleman slightly off centre and the darker backdrop makes him stand out effectively. Lighting and sharpness are excellent. Your talk before the capture has established a complicity between you that worked superbly in favour of your picture. His look is straightforward, friendly and interesting since the intelligence you mentioned is so evident in his eyes. He establishes a great contact with the viewer of his portrait as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
fabbs99 (11102) 2012-09-15 12:29
Very resplendent portrait of the elderly gentleman with beard.He seems to be coolest bearded man on Earth.I like his posture and the air of tranquility surrounding this gentleman.Sharpness and clarity are perfect.Magnificent composition in one word.TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-04-06 12:04
Hello John, interesting figure, great portrait!
Authentic Flemish man with your extraordinary touch as usual!
Urs (14078) 2013-08-30 16:59
This man must have seen and experienced a lot so far. His face and in particular eyes tell the stories. Nonetheless he seems to be a very happy and friendly man. Well done
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (127955)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-10
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): francio64 (Portrait) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-19 23:07