I guess this guy is speding most of his days on the front place of the Notre-Dame Cathedral because each time I went there I could see him. He's usually feeding the birds and attracting the tourists who want to take nice shots with them.
At that very moment, he was discussing with a russian lady after having spent about ten minutes playing with her daughter, teaching her how to feed the small birds. Both parents were very pleased to see that special moment.
I used the flash to have a correct exposure since the low winter sun was in his back, creating that nice light in his hair (nice for my taste at least...).
Converted into B&W, tones and levels adjusted then USM applied. No cropping.
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Exposure mode: Av
Exposure compensation: -1/3
Flash exposure compensation: -2/3
Metering mode: Center-weighted average
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
Lens: 70 to 200mm
Focal length: 200mm
AF mode: AI Focus AF
Image size: 3504 x 2336
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Auto
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wisat (432) 2005-01-16 12:13
Nice portrait! You captured the moment at the right time. But, I prefer to see it in color. It would give more texture, IMHO.
naxius (16685) 2005-01-16 12:55
Le contre jout permet de bien éclairer cet homme par derrière et donne de jolis reflets dans ses cheveux.
Je trouve le cadrage trop serré. IMHO, un cadrage vertical serait plus aproprié et donnerait plus de contexte.
Didi (55681) 2005-01-16 12:56
Il est très connu ce monsieur dans le quartier.
Le contre-jour est parfait
Le flash est très discret Que signifie le terme "built in" ? Cependant les -2/3 de compensations sont efficaces pour ne pas obtenir un fromage blanc:))
L'expression du siffleur est parfaitement naturelle, j'espère voir les oiseaux dans un prochain post.
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-01-16 15:10
Nice portrait of a happy guy, like how he is backlit by the sun, fill in flash worked very well. I am not too sure about the lens flare on the right, would prefer the image without it.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-01-16 18:31
One more very fine dark portrait! Very fine work! Very fine expression!
Zepi (22848) 2005-01-16 18:35
Très beau portrait,contre jour parfaitement maîtrisé!
Traitement noir et blanc impeccable!
Beau travail Steven!
TheG1 (1509) 2005-01-17 12:22
Very nice! Sharp, strong contrast and details.
A portrait from our daily life. I really like this picture!
How’s the impact of the 20D parameters settings on colour pictures?
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-01-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 70-200mm f/4, Digital RAW, Hama UV 67 mm
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Film noir [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-16 11:34