Three coal miners from "Chwalowice" coal mine in Rybnik.
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nickbiker (58) 2014-04-18 5:00
Great black and white shot. There's a lot of character showing in the faces of these men who have a hard job, and this picture shows it. Excellent control over depth of field. Focus draws the eye to the man in the middle. But the two men in the background, although not as sharp, it still retains a lot of their personality, especially the man on the left looking off into the distance. The low key exposure adds a lot of atmosphere about their life is like. Great shot.
SnapRJW (31435) 2014-04-18 9:13
Hello Jasmis - This appeals to me very much. I like the B&W, it works well with the subject. I also like the way you have composed the shot and used your DOF to single out the one miner. The dark tones add atmosphere too. Nicely done!
Have a good Easter weekend
federico (2539) 2014-04-18 12:55
hello cat, very nice b&w collective portrait, natural expressions in their faces, good composition too
macondo (18623) 2014-04-19 0:48
Hello Mr Ghost
This is the kind of everyday life portrait I like very much. The tonality of the b/w finish is just right, and the very slight blurring of the two men behind is effective in bringing into strong focus the main subject.
CLODO (30597) 2014-04-19 1:46
they are proud of their hard work, and the B&W conversion conveys well with the subject. sharpness is on the central man, but we can also appreciate the out of focus faces .
timecapturer (49286) 2014-04-19 3:36
like this! A beautifully creative B&W study that captures the character and mood of these 3 fine fellows so perfectly. Impressive and captivating portrait image. Well done!
Have a pleasant weekend - B.
worldcitizen (7067) 2014-04-19 16:08
Hello Mr. Ghost Cat :-)
This triple portrait pulled me in. The faces are classic; the grit is real; the view is timeless. This photo transcends time or place. Coal miners from a generation ago could have probably posed for the same scene. I like it. :-)
rigoletto (34269) 2014-04-25 15:12
this one is no less wonderful than a good old jasmis photo!