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The summer of rain #8

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 19 August 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Chairman Dave of the Badlanders enjoys a light shower during the Armed Forces Day event in the Bents Park, South Shields.

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Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Excellent portrait. Seems a very interesting person

19 Aug 2012 5:36am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great portrait. He looks like he could have many interesting stories to tell.

19 Aug 2012 5:54am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

19 Aug 2012 5:55am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Super portrait.

19 Aug 2012 6:45am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fab portrait

19 Aug 2012 6:59am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Nice smiling man ! good portrait

19 Aug 2012 7:12am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Probably a really nice guy, but you still wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley

19 Aug 2012 7:43am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

I doubt if chairman Dave has many problems with his members.
Superb portrait sir.

19 Aug 2012 7:47am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully contrasting portrait of the tough guy.

19 Aug 2012 7:51am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Movie-like, but it's real....

19 Aug 2012 8:12am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A very good portrait with the complicity of the model. The treatment is very good.
Good Sunday.

19 Aug 2012 8:22am

Florence from Paris, France

What a character indeed ! A great portrait.

19 Aug 2012 8:54am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An explosive character friend! A good image powerful and very special ... Best regards, Adela

19 Aug 2012 9:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes he is positively glistening:)

19 Aug 2012 9:16am

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

looks like he is a miitary too. Wonderful portrait.

19 Aug 2012 9:19am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Great portrait! We feel his strong personality!

19 Aug 2012 9:41am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks so strong !

19 Aug 2012 9:53am

Amit from Kolkata, India

excellent portrait!

19 Aug 2012 9:57am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Gotta love that vest !~

19 Aug 2012 10:27am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Gorgeous expression.... Well, at least he is smiling despite the rain ! Excellent portrait. Have a lovely sunday :)

19 Aug 2012 11:03am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

He would have fitted in very well at Bloodstock-purely 'cos he looks like a really nice guy!!

19 Aug 2012 11:15am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I wouldn't mess with him.

19 Aug 2012 12:00pm

glenn from New York, United States

OH I love this guy. cheers.

19 Aug 2012 12:01pm

Sahar from Tehran, Iran

:) He seems very playful boy

19 Aug 2012 1:09pm

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

Great portrait ! This B & W contrast is perfect here

19 Aug 2012 2:02pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful processing Curly

19 Aug 2012 2:18pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Looks a real friendly character..!

19 Aug 2012 3:12pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

B & W is a great way to power. A great composition.

19 Aug 2012 3:25pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Hooooo géniale ta photo!!!! j'aime++++

19 Aug 2012 3:28pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb portrait and the use of b&w was a brilliant idea!

19 Aug 2012 3:29pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une vraie tête d'acteur, il pourrait jouer avec Stallone!!! Superbe portrait. Bonne journée.

19 Aug 2012 3:35pm

alex centrella from California, United States

another great capture . .

19 Aug 2012 3:36pm

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

nice portrait.

19 Aug 2012 4:08pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful portrait... a lot of details to look at!

19 Aug 2012 5:33pm

Helena from San Sebastian, Spain

Excellent processing work!

19 Aug 2012 6:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine portrait of this Badlander.

19 Aug 2012 6:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

An excellent portrait. His expression is just wonderful.

19 Aug 2012 6:53pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

Good portrait...

19 Aug 2012 8:22pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous monochrome portrait with great contrasts and lighting !!!

19 Aug 2012 8:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A great smile! Wonderful b&w!

19 Aug 2012 9:00pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I think you are lucky Badlander Chairman Dave likes you enough to smile for ya! Wouldn't want to think about what might happen if you caught the other side of that mood ;-)

19 Aug 2012 9:47pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

One very intense facial expression ... a super portrait of him.

19 Aug 2012 10:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific portrait

19 Aug 2012 11:01pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Great portrait of this sympathetic guy!

19 Aug 2012 11:55pm

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic portrait shot - well done on getting a smile! Looks great in B&W...

20 Aug 2012 12:18am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

v. good portrait

20 Aug 2012 9:09am

Joyce from Montana, United States

This is the most powerfully "grounded" image and individual I have seen in ages. Yet his smile is almost childlike. A profound capture.

20 Aug 2012 1:50pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Your processing is perfect for your subject. Well done.

21 Aug 2012 3:13am

huri from tehran, Iran

perfect Curly!

22 Aug 2012 9:09pm

Morris Taub from Montpellier, France

intense portrait...friends like him are a good thing :-)

23 Aug 2012 6:28pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada


24 Aug 2012 4:20pm

Ben from Lyon, France

yeahhh! :D

5 Oct 2012 10:42am

Len Chaganis from JUILLAC, France

Once a Sapper always a Sapper.....

7 Apr 2013 7:32am

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ISO 800
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