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The Whitby series #3

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 August 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

The Royal Navy Commando.
Found him in Whitby during a 1940s weekend, the whole place was full of surprises.

PENTAX K100D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

The beard is a perfect touch for this photo! Great shot!

3 Aug 2010 5:58am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Superb expression.......Nice portrait,Dear...

3 Aug 2010 6:52am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A fantastic portrait with fabulous processing!

3 Aug 2010 7:03am

Prarthana from Singapore

beautiful processing - excellent picture

3 Aug 2010 7:11am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice portrait, out of time, with this processing

3 Aug 2010 8:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What an expression. Great portrait

3 Aug 2010 10:03am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good portrait, he got character, this man

3 Aug 2010 10:14am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Nice one Curly, you've managed to keep any non-period stuff well out of frame. Muted tones are a nice processing touch too.

3 Aug 2010 11:38am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great portrait - like the way you chose that angle instead of face on to capture his expression.

3 Aug 2010 12:22pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Nice pov...shows his expression well...great processing

3 Aug 2010 2:42pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice DOF and processing

3 Aug 2010 3:15pm

Nitin from Milano, Italy

Wow what a wonderful portrait with superb balance of focus and depth of field. Lovely!

3 Aug 2010 3:40pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super portrait.

3 Aug 2010 3:41pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

great portrait - he looks serious. Love the backround as well.

3 Aug 2010 4:04pm

Jyoti from Mumbai, India


3 Aug 2010 4:27pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

always wondered about this event Curly...just one or two dressed up and lots of voyeurs or a genuine nostalgia-fest with those not in fancy dress the exception? For example, whenever I look at shots of Venice Carnival I see two models surrounded by 50 'togs...

Like your desat aged feel to this, very appropriate.

3 Aug 2010 4:28pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A super gritty portrait of this tough old bloke. I like your processing.

3 Aug 2010 4:55pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

WOW! One of your shots I love the best!

3 Aug 2010 5:05pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A stellar portrait of this fellow, Curly. I really like both the light and angle against the camouflage.

3 Aug 2010 5:47pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Get your 'air cut, you slovenly man! :) great portrait, like it a lot.

3 Aug 2010 5:50pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

A great catch indeed, Im thinking the place you live must indeed be so interesting, Iv never seen anyplace that has as much going on, as what you bring to us each day, and each day I look forward to your work, never a dull moment.

3 Aug 2010 6:04pm

DomAry from Berry, France

A well seized moment of life, the centring is interesting and colors heighten the expression of this worried or inquiring face.
Beautiful testimony of a situation surement not very cheerful.

3 Aug 2010 6:20pm

k@ from Paris, France

I really appreciate your light, superb portrait, Curly, and angle too.

3 Aug 2010 7:03pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Curly,
it is an interesting portrait and excellent reproduction. The man looks a bit skeptical and questioning. Have a nice evening, and all the best. Thanks for your nice comment. Sincerely Christel

3 Aug 2010 7:34pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

he looks exhausted

3 Aug 2010 8:15pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Excellent and expressive portrait! I like a lot the composition, focus and processing. Really excellent!

3 Aug 2010 10:55pm

G. Aunión from Mérida, Spain

good processing

3 Aug 2010 11:15pm

Heather J. Snider from Ayr ON, Canada

I really like the processing and his expression!

3 Aug 2010 11:28pm

Catherine from Seoul, South Korea

interesting shot and tones in this ^^

3 Aug 2010 11:42pm

Cherished Keepsake Photography from United States

excellent character portrait... well done

4 Aug 2010 12:03am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

He sure looks exhausted in this capture. Which is then contrasted nicely by the officer in the background who has that look on his face like he found his favorite sandwich in a bag. :-)

4 Aug 2010 1:47am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

great portrait and snapshot of his physiognomy - also the processing is superb !!

4 Aug 2010 6:36am

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

A cracking portrait !!

4 Aug 2010 6:56am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Very nice portrait. Great treatment. I love the tones.

4 Aug 2010 7:19am

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Nice portrait. Looks like he is right of 1940's era shots.

5 Aug 2010 3:43am

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Wonderful portrait.. I like the POV selected for the shot!

5 Aug 2010 4:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Great portrait!

5 Aug 2010 9:23am

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Pompano Beach, United States

If you hadn't said it was a 40's weekend, would have thought it was shot in the 40's !!! Great catch !

5 Aug 2010 2:16pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)