When I saw him on a hill in Kirazdibi herding his sheeps, I craved to take some shots of him but frankly thought I couldn't. When his eyes caught mine, he yelled at me and asked if I could take a photo of himself. The opportunity had fallen into my lap, so I glady accepted. This is the outcome. This, infact, is my first ever serious portrait work. I know it has definite flaws and shortcomings that I have to improve. So if you have any thoughts and suggestions I'll appreciate.
Thanks for viewing,
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bayno (16195) 2012-04-11 10:22
the portrait is very nice, and he seemed happy to be photographed and gives you a beautiful smile, the contact with the subject is very nice, but technically I would have included even feet in the shot and would have given a bit of bright PP and eliminated some shadows on the face of the pastor is a bit dark, I made a little WS to give the idea, but I finished my credits for today will post tomorrow...good evening...
Suppiluliuma (3843) 2012-04-11 11:24
The use of light and sharpness are Ok. My only suggestion would be related to the framing. Since he is squeezed at the corner, we expect something of interest in the empty area on the left, maybe some sheep.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-04-11 11:42
سلام دوست من
تبریک جالب مستند وضوح خوب
با آرزوی بهترین ها
yquem46 (32263) 2012-04-11 11:48
I like this portrait of the shepherd just written in the diagonal from the bottom right corner, even if i miss a little bit of his foot
Friendly, smiling, sparkling eyes and a nice landscape at the BG
GFSSD-1 (3134) 2012-04-11 12:20
Dünya yansa, yanmaz bir çöp samanı....
işte böyle bir ifadesi var,
çok iyi bir resim, tebrikler
Morteza_E (879) 2012-04-11 12:36
Very beautiful portrait of this man is a shepherd and excellent composition. Congratulations.
Miguel82 (7790) 2012-04-11 12:54
Superb shot with nice colors and contrast
wide view and good pov
ourania (12367) 2012-04-11 14:32
it's very interesting that your first attempt to make a portrait includes a vast landscape with great depth and lovely colours and the sharpness is excellent. It's wonderful to see the shepherd in his daily ambience, a place he knows so well and they are part of each other. I think that the framing shows you were caught by surprise by the shepherd's gift and still seem a little hesitant. But, in my opinion, you shouldn't be because he clearly trusts you, enjoys the experience and is so eager and cooperative. You saw things in each other. I believe you'll often get the same attitude from your future subjects. I like his relaxed pose and smile. The dog pretends it doesn't care about portraits. A lovely photo, my friend, thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
guld (1042) 2012-04-11 14:36
I like this photo. It reflects the loneliness of a shepherd very well. In the background the land is rather plsin accentuating the loneliness. His skin tone is dark so I think the face needed a bit of light. Yet, I like it. Very nicely done Suleyman Bey. Elinize saglik.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-04-11 18:39
Very good and interesting portrait of this old shepherd with a beautiful and lovely background. Well done.
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2012-04-11 21:35
Hello my dear Suleyman
A great impressive shot!
Very well considered and perfect framework.
Good idea for leaning man to enhance this attractive image. Clear and sharp presentation is as usual. Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good day,
Takero in Tokyo
Sonata11 (28331) 2012-04-12 18:39
wonderful and very interesting composition of this impressive place and surroundings. You capture wonderfully portrait of this man. Wonderfully executed with great management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, fabuolus POV and DOF too. Marvellous job. Congratulation.
All the best,
jhm (122444) 2012-04-13 3:08
Portraits is a very lovely discipline but not easy.
I've tryed to make a WS, but a liottle to small.
Alone for an advice for portraits in future.
I see no dog on your picture, where is the dog?
Veel done, TFS.
erhan1958 (13053) 2012-04-13 3:37
adamın ayaklarını kesmemeliydin.
fakat memlektimden insan manzaralarına harika bir örnek olmuş
angel66 (1006) 2012-04-13 10:06
I actually like the 'empty' space on the left as gives the idea of the sheperd's loneliness and actually his dog is there.. so you created the right atmosphere. Also there is a good eye contact. Not bad as first portrait I would say! :) Yep maybe the feet and a bit of colour on his face but still the photo deserve happily my 2 points !
Have a nice evening
TRB (12317) 2012-04-13 14:47
merhaba Süleyman Bey,
Sanki ilerde koyunları kuzuları olan bir adamı düşündürdü bana, güzel kompozisyon.İnsan çekimi daha zor bence ama siz gayet net bir çekimle zoru başardınız. Geri planın netliği, ışığı, detayları ve modelin ifadesi ve duruşuyla çok güzel kadraj ve sunum.
tebrikler, iyi hafta sonları dileklerimle...
berek (31921) 2012-04-13 20:09
çekim açısı çok iyi olmuş. ger.ekten iyi derinlik kazanmış fotograf. keyfe diğecek yok gülen yüzü ile hoş bir portre. selamlar.
Zengi001 (2093) 2012-04-16 12:49
Süleyman köpeği nereye sakladın
çabuk söyle abi... :)))
agulberk (3790) 2012-04-16 20:18
Merhaba Süleyman Bey.
Çoban çok güzel poz vermiş. Köpek sanki çobanın meşguliyetini anlamış da onu yerine sürüyü kolaçan ediyor gibi. Zor şartlara rağmen çok hoş olmuş.
Eline ,emeğine sağlık.
- Copyright: Suleyman Oguz (golus) (2889)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S DX F3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 9:53