This man was relaxing in front of a colmado in Maimon. He seeemed intrigued by my act of taking a picture of him. Like most people in the Dominican Republic he seemed to enjoy having his picture taken.
I desaturated the photo quite a bit. I usually like high contrast and bright colors, and I'm trying to expand my visual pallette.
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don_narayan (2014) 2006-05-01 13:00
Hello Herb. Great portrait, he is certainly photogenic, all wrickly like that. his hat is a great touch, classic even. The desaturation looks good, even though it makes him look a bit ill.
roamermark (1590) 2006-05-01 13:23
Desaturation is great, but what a face. Well done, I like this portrait a lot
seiliv (317) 2006-05-01 14:08
Good portrait. Good choice to desaturate this one. Guess I am like you about the color thing, but in this case, you have done what is right. Good composition, though I may have cropped away the top (so you don't have any white area left). Personal opinion, know other prefere to the all the head/ inclusive the hat.
elBud (2237) 2006-05-01 14:19
Herb, Great portrait.
i like this picture ´cause the way this man is looking to you, and he looks to enjoy the picture a lot.
i did a workshop there, hope you like it.
veronika (6052) 2006-05-01 17:10
Hello Herb, brilliant portrait, i love those people just sitting in front of their houses, relaxing and wondering..
and you captured this atmosphere really great!
Propofol (1790) 2006-05-01 21:27
Great portrait - the kind of washed-out look from desaturation works very well here. Well done!
Cuba-Junky (2817) 2006-05-02 2:38
Great face Herb!
Don't know if I like the desurate but thats personal.