Shepherd from Rasnov
Shepherding is one of the oldest professions, beginning some 6,000 years ago in Asia Minor. Sheep were kept for their milk, meat, and especially their wool. Over the next millennia sheep and shepherding spread throughout Eurasia.
In modern times shepherding has changed dramatically. The abolition of common lands in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth century moved shepherding from independent nomads to employees of massive estates. European expansion spread sheep around the world, and shepherding became especially important in Australia and New Zealand where flocks of 4000, or more, are tended by one person. While originally shepherding in those countries was done on the wide and open frontiers, in modern times it has become dominated by agribusiness.
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luiscar (3286) 2007-07-29 9:49
retrato muy expresivo con excelente definicion y escala de grises.
pat0500 (21561) 2007-07-29 10:35
Another beautiful portrait and good choice of the B/W..!
Very good framing and I like the emotion of the glance for this one..!
Very good work..!
fijiphil (1355) 2007-07-29 10:54
This is a fascinating portrait, quite unusual but what a great expression! Could do with a little more sharpening maybe. Good note too. TFS!
faubry (35405) 2007-07-29 13:10
buna Veronica, superb portret cu contrast, imi place expressie.pe curind
gilou530 (34) 2007-07-29 13:29
a splendid portrait which lets to us admire the wrinkled features of this man the n&B accentuates this effect, a quite selected model, and very good contrast
jjcordier (75114) 2007-07-29 22:58
Très beau portrait noir et blanc. Il faut dire que ton modèle a une "gueule" qui ferait le bonheur de tout photographe...
euk (188) 2007-07-30 0:41
Nu prea inteleg ce a vrut sa zica Luiscar in primul comentariu..."retrato muy..."
japiey (10163) 2007-07-30 2:06
The atmosphere, mood, light...everything is excellent and attractive.
Congrats for this lovely composition.
dkmurphys (48088) 2007-07-30 9:15
nenea asta ori pare scarbit de ceva (probabil de viatza superba ce o are in romania) ori are expresia aia gen "mai avetzi butelii?".
nemesiss (2979) 2007-07-30 14:30
EXCELENT PORTRET ALB NEGRU. Exprima duritatea unei vieti dar si a muncii depuse de acest om.
Vasylis (1410) 2007-07-30 15:50
Inca un portret model.Extrem de expresiv intradevar!
flory (4848) 2007-07-30 23:09
iaca,o sa cam dispara jobu' asta..si cu cat dispar mai multe,hm,traditii,obiceiuri,papi sanatos,noi devenim o mareee aglomeratie ..am scris mai mult,dupa aia am sters,ma gandii ca tu sau nenea asta,n-aveti nici o vina..
Veve,e fain portretu',place ilicu' lui de lana si caciula di cioban,macar luasi branza?;)
zebzebar (615) 2007-07-31 7:06
very good portrait.wonderful B&W.
jaywalker (16095) 2007-08-01 14:46
Hi Veronica, The detail is this stunning portrait is amazing, every line & hair stand out brilliantly, his expression is that of puzzlement, well composed, great framing & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
enedimd (1532) 2007-08-02 4:29
Excellent portrait with BW. Shepherd smiling is so powerful and emotional. Well done job.
Have a nice day.
VeeJayCee (2410) 2007-08-05 2:13
Another wonderful portrait, this time using B+W which adds a "macho" gritiness and suits the subject so well. I also like that you have taken the picture from a slightly lower than horizontal perspective. Excellent as always.
batalay (35149) 2007-09-07 8:31
In this excellent portrait of the Shepherd from Rasnov, you've captured the weathered face of a very hard working man. He has spent most of his life on with is sheep, and has had lots of time to contemplate. It would be fun to speak with him and find out about his thoughts about life. Your note is very good. I suspect this business goes back to 10,000 years ago, when the first towns were establshed -- Çatahlhüyük, Hacilar, Has Dag in Asia Minor, and Jericho on the West Bank of Israel.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-09-12 1:25
Amazing expression in this excellent portrait, my friend !
I like your POV and details
Very well done, Veronica !
Have a nice day
nomadb59 (98) 2007-09-14 19:58
congrats with another of your stunning portraits. The monochrome was an excellent choice here, it really enhances the character and ruggedness of the shepherds face.
A very interesting note as well.
Keep up the good work
prezntime (3946) 2007-11-18 17:05
great B&W...the subject matches the medium perfectly...Those coal black eyess...how deep. There is an interesting play between the slope of the mountain behind and the slope of his hat; somehow the shot is more dynamic because of these angles. Love the cloud cover behind as well...
keribar (43841) 2007-12-03 13:49
You don't seem to send too many pictures but I must say that the ones you send are Class A1.. Take this one for instance, a great portrait in the Magnum style, all works so well here. I don't write too many comments I know, and you may be angry: Please don't.
With friendly regards - Izzet