Mortals say their heart is light
When the clouds around disperse;
Clouds to gather, thick as night,
Is the smoker's universe.
From the German of Bauernfeld
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ninaL (21348) 2007-12-17 11:39
Beautiful, deep glance...
I can see a drama in his eyes...
Best regards. Grazyna.
japiey (10163) 2007-12-17 11:42
Hi Dear Veronica,
Those eyes make me dream...
Those thoughts make me feel...
Life swirls around.... where is it heading?
To the green pastures?
To the grey shades?
A REAL IMAGE !!!
Happy Christmas, dear Friend..
pat0500 (21561) 2007-12-17 11:55
Very nice portrait black & white, good sharpness too..!
Good shot for me...I like it.!
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-12-17 12:12
Beautiful street portrait in B&W... I like your panoramic format and the background in the blur !
horatiuTT (4570) 2007-12-17 12:16
extraordinara captura,iar expresia fetei este atat de intensa si
de sugestiva,foarte bine evidenteate si trasaturile,extraordinare detaliile.Felicitari!
gilou530 (34) 2007-12-17 13:00
a portrait which dimensioned mysterious, the N&B accentuates this effect, your framing is perfect an excellent contrast, cheer
jaywalker (16095) 2007-12-17 13:07
Hi Veronica, Brilliant portrait, superb shallow DOF & the lighting creates a wonderful dark mood, there is fabulous detail in his rugged face, TFS this excellent piece of work, kind regards Wilson.
CaptainJack (0) 2007-12-17 13:29
Hello Veronica - a very nice tight zoom in on this man as he takes a puff on his cigarette. The way his hand is in front of his face as he gazes off into the distance makes the mood seem hopefully and relaxed rather than one that is depressed.
P.S. I'm also currently shooting with a D80 and was looking at some >200mm lenses. How do you find the 70-300mm one you are using? Is it good?
teutza (10590) 2007-12-17 13:52
f misto portretul...excelent chiar..imi place..mi-ar fi placut chiar sa se vada ceva mai conturat in spate..
... oricum expresia e d milioane
isabela_sor (47609) 2007-12-17 14:27
Your gift:To see the people as they are!!The best portraits on TE are yours!This is strong,so dramatic and still so simple
maredeniz (1016) 2007-12-17 14:50
The situation of the man while he is smoking is exciting and I like the location on man in the capture ...
The blur and the simple back side also provide to focuse on man.
Thanks for sharing
faubry (35405) 2007-12-17 15:13
Strong portrait, i believe this photo was from polonaise.... the same approach, realy very deep, i like this bw, dramatic scene... great shot. thanks
bostankorkulugu (42024) 2007-12-17 20:48
beautiful portrait veronica... the expression on his face is quite impressive... a real good job, congratulations...
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-12-17 20:58
Excellent in every respect Veronica. B&W is THE only way to portray this image. Stunning. Regards, Paul.
Traczewska (14) 2007-12-18 0:14
The unique moment frozen thanks to your camera.. close glance to sb who seems to be so distant.. lost in his thoughts..
close, strong, expressional.. impressive..
with regards, Agnieszka
dkmurphys (48484) 2007-12-18 1:40
asta fumeaza in scarba....cred ca e profund in sila lui fatza de "civilizatia" porcilor din parlament si guvern ce i-au facut atata amar de bine.
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-12-18 2:30
Your B&N portrait is very well done, first for the composition in which we can feel the loneless and for the B&W conversion that is very sharped and well contrasted.
eeedi (820) 2007-12-18 8:39
asta e un portret reushit. ma tot uit sa vad ce gandeshte da nu prea imi dau seama. si daca ma uit atent tzigara aia o tine destul de ciudat.
Nicou (120504) 2007-12-18 10:40
mangigique portait NB, tout est parfait, l'expression, les traits du visage et surtout ce regard, impressionnant.
Bravo et amitiés
ALIRIZA (16423) 2007-12-18 13:27
Wonderful B&W portrait of this man, impressive. I like pose, DOF and the details a lot. Well done my dear friend...
ARGI (3456) 2007-12-18 23:36
Excellend choice B&W. Amazing expression of this smoker. Very well done portait.
stay well Argyris
jjcordier (75684) 2007-12-20 22:47
Quelle photo, Veronica! Ce noir et blanc très dur convient parfaitement à cette image très forte qui en dit long sur la vie de cet homme.
batalay (35369) 2007-12-22 15:59
Engaging note accompanying the pensive smoker's portrait. It is a very good portrait, where you've captured the man's soul. It is so much more powerful, with the man looking away from the camera. Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year, Veronica,
elifpetan (1204) 2007-12-23 13:32
Your portraits are always very nice. This one is too. COngratulations.
enedimd (1532) 2008-01-14 12:00
Excellent B&W portrait with wonderful sharpness and quality. Panoramic frame shape is interesting but very beautiful for this shot. Man face expression and his looks very meaningful. Congrats. TFS,
tomescuc (3291) 2008-08-08 15:18
Portret superb. Intensitatea este realmente palpabila.
ivarlein (139) 2008-10-10 10:49
wonderful capture. And I think you have done a great job in postprocessing. thanks.
diegomach (531) 2009-04-02 20:53
another great taking. spectacular picture. Im very moved with your work
castellano (791) 2010-10-24 7:25
I've been having a look at your pictures and I have to confess that you've got something special for capturing people's soul.
The one that has claimed my attention much more is this one. The sad look in his eyes is penetrating.
The technique of the picture is very good as well. It's an excellent portrait.
- Copyright: Veronica Gafton (veve) (4189)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-12-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF ED VR
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-17 11:29
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