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The Roman

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 24 June 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I'm still not done with this year's Medieval Fayre in Jarrow, there are a few more yet to see, including a couple of more birds.

Here's a rather imposing figure of a Roman soldier, his background was rather fussy and distracting so I've applied some heavy texturing to try and replicate a marble wall, and the main filtering in Photoshop was done by employing the Lucis Arts plug in.

PENTAX K100D 1/350 second F/5.6 ISO 200 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

great processing done for this interesting subject. I like

24 Jun 2010 5:10am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

what is that background???? most interesting portrait - so much strength in it.

24 Jun 2010 5:40am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

He seems to me to look just like the real thing. Great shot with great feeling.

24 Jun 2010 5:42am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe portrait

Bonne journée

24 Jun 2010 6:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wouldn't want to argue with him that's for sure.

24 Jun 2010 6:44am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

I agree with Nigel!

24 Jun 2010 7:02am

@Cruz: You are both right, I wouldn't like to bump into him in a dark alley either!

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Ca va il est bien protégé !!!

24 Jun 2010 7:10am

Louis from Madrid, Spain

Nice one,however slightly oversharpened to my taste.

24 Jun 2010 7:23am

@Louis: I haven't sharpened at all, this may just be the effect of the plug in filter (I guess you are talking about the helmet area)

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

A medieval Roman,how interesting.He´s wearing a rather elaborate Centurian plume and by the way he´s wrapped up it must have been cold..

24 Jun 2010 8:46am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Yeah, I thought he was a bit late for his own show too!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Not only a great portrait but even the background is just perfect! Great post processing.

24 Jun 2010 9:16am

@Monique: The original background included a modern frame tent.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I like how you have cropped this image

24 Jun 2010 9:18am

@P J W Miller: It hasn't been cropped Peter, but if you stare at the background (the dark grey parts) you may just discern the shape of the square sectioned framework that held up the tent behind him. After making a mask, I set about working with a texture overlay and a few layers of paintbrush work to disguise the ugly tent.

sam from isfahan, Iran

agood pic!!!
You have visually Photography

24 Jun 2010 9:19am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful detailed portrait. I really like the colors too... Have a nice day Curly !

24 Jun 2010 9:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Fabulous treatment, great portrait

24 Jun 2010 9:33am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice work. The marble wall works very well. The red robe comes up well in your processing.

24 Jun 2010 9:37am

@Philip: See my reply to Peter above.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great work.. the texture is really nice addition.

24 Jun 2010 10:18am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

He is really stuffed into that helmet!

24 Jun 2010 11:25am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He looks more like someone who would have ridden in with Ghenghis Khan rather than Ceasar. Well seen and captured Curly! ;-)

24 Jun 2010 11:28am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Wow, *this* guy looks authentic! Super portrait!

24 Jun 2010 12:13pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice presentation ! I agree to your choice.

24 Jun 2010 12:43pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Great shot ! Good processing , textures and colors are Top ! Phil.

24 Jun 2010 12:56pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Very nice portrait, I like the process.

24 Jun 2010 1:46pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

I like this angry man :)) great processing!

24 Jun 2010 2:49pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Like a scene from the film '300', larger than life and very well processed, Curly.

24 Jun 2010 6:35pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

nice shot good Hdr

24 Jun 2010 7:23pm

@Allan Clark: No HDR processing here at all Allan, it's just a Photoshop plug in filter and a texture overlay with a bit of paint added.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nicely processed; that wall could almost fool the casual eye into thinking it is marble or granite or something like that.

24 Jun 2010 7:39pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

yea..so interestin' !!

24 Jun 2010 7:39pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh my, apoplexy is on the road, isn't it ? Excellent reddish one !

24 Jun 2010 8:05pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Cool guy Curly

24 Jun 2010 8:15pm

MyTime Photography from Philadelphia, United States

Great shot Curly, Love the pp.

24 Jun 2010 9:14pm

mirela from brighton, United States

the way you processed this image made it even more powerful! really cool!

24 Jun 2010 9:51pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Great shot.

24 Jun 2010 10:30pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great subject matter.....he looks meaner than a hornet!! Like the result on your background !!!

24 Jun 2010 10:35pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

that is some serious red on the uniform!

25 Jun 2010 12:09am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

I'm enjoying this series, Curly.

25 Jun 2010 12:21am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

beautiful color and details! Love the portrait composition! bravo!

25 Jun 2010 12:48am

Shiva from Kajang, Malaysia

dude! my kinda processing! I love this pic..

25 Jun 2010 2:03am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great textures found in the Roman's garb through good processing. I actually DO like the background.

25 Jun 2010 3:02am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

ugh! looks uncomfortable...nice details. Love the background.

25 Jun 2010 4:42am

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

Love it!

25 Jun 2010 5:25am

Shelle from Washington State, United States

Very imposing in any era.

25 Jun 2010 3:12pm



25 Jun 2010 5:04pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

si tu ne viens pas à lui, il viendra à toi, la pêche il a le garçon ^^

26 Jun 2010 8:07am

mike from cap d, France

Nice portrait!

26 Jun 2010 9:01am

Cory from Phoenix, United States

I think the decision to blur the background was the right one. That Lucas Arts plug in is impressive.

26 Jun 2010 3:31pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Imposing dud...(Roman)..a wonderful portrait and stunning colors and textures...

28 Jun 2010 2:59pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Oh that guy´s an original! Great portait (and the bg is stunning too!) ;D

29 Jun 2010 6:48pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Stunning colours and well cropped!

4 Jul 2010 11:09am

1/350 second
ISO 200
180 mm (35mm equiv.)