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The Music Man

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 24 July 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

He comes from down your way, don't you know?

I found him buying music CDs in South Shields Market Place.

Processed with Nik Silver Efex.

PENTAX K100D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5*****

24 Jul 2013 5:01am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I hope that he found which meets with the music.

24 Jul 2013 5:14am

Laurent from Villefontaine, France

great processing

24 Jul 2013 5:32am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture and processing.
I haven't seen him down our way, but we need some one to play the piano piano ...

24 Jul 2013 6:09am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe portrait et traitement

Bonne journée

24 Jul 2013 6:13am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I love, love, love the processing! It seems to give the image more depth

24 Jul 2013 6:22am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic portrait.:-)

24 Jul 2013 6:28am

Catherine from France

Your photo-s treatment gives a feeling to watch a poster !! Lovely.

24 Jul 2013 6:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb portrait and processing. I bet he collects LPs as well!

24 Jul 2013 6:49am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

The monochrome treatment suits the atmosphere. Splendid.

24 Jul 2013 6:57am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic portrait !!! The expression is great :-)

24 Jul 2013 7:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ce N&B est excellent ! Bonne journée

24 Jul 2013 7:33am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful black and white. Have a nice day.

24 Jul 2013 7:40am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A tremendous portrait.

24 Jul 2013 7:40am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent portrait, treatment is wonderful. A very nice picture.
Have a nice day.

24 Jul 2013 7:45am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Cheers for the processing. A great shot

24 Jul 2013 8:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love it

24 Jul 2013 8:23am

David from Avranches, France

Great srpcessing and composition Curly. Now he's going through the DVD's.

24 Jul 2013 8:41am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice shot. I hope he found something good for his ears. :)

24 Jul 2013 8:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide avec ce traitement, la lumière est magnifique. Bonne journée.

24 Jul 2013 8:57am

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Excellent portrait, beautiful and inspired treatment !

24 Jul 2013 9:37am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!!!
so beautiful frame, lights & treatment!

24 Jul 2013 10:09am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice edit

24 Jul 2013 10:14am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

super portrait and monochrome.

24 Jul 2013 10:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Please do not drop ashes on CDs.

24 Jul 2013 10:38am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

super processing - good spot

24 Jul 2013 11:19am

CreatednotFound from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Fantastic B&W!!

24 Jul 2013 11:22am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Excellent portrait!

24 Jul 2013 11:31am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Always interesting to browse the selection of music. I'm sure Vinyl will make a come back once and for all. Lovely strong contrasts.

24 Jul 2013 11:43am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting processing with great effects!! If you didn't say what he was doing, I thought this was a capture of an iron worker in gritty surroundings. I love the details seen in the hems of his shirt.

24 Jul 2013 12:18pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

super processing Curly.. love it

24 Jul 2013 12:35pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

There's a face full of character. Love the PP as well

24 Jul 2013 1:11pm

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

A 'shady character' down your way ... the processing works so well.

24 Jul 2013 1:34pm

Joyce from United States

Yeah, about the ashes! I'm with Hiro. And I do also love the texture of the processing. What is it that you do?

24 Jul 2013 1:42pm

STEED from D, France

"Ex Fan" from 60'S,as told GAINSBOURD and BIRKIN.....Easy to imagine he's a Pop and Rock Adventurer......Nice process,Curl'....

24 Jul 2013 2:50pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great portrait, nice processing.

24 Jul 2013 3:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the portrait but the processing is too intense for my taste.

24 Jul 2013 3:22pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Love the processing.

24 Jul 2013 5:20pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful processing in this shot Curly! Bravo! ;-)

24 Jul 2013 6:38pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice gritty shot.

24 Jul 2013 7:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool B&W!

24 Jul 2013 10:04pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning monochrome portrait !!! Excellent focus and great processing ...

24 Jul 2013 10:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb photograph

24 Jul 2013 11:36pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent - love the way you made him stand out from the background. Good work, Curly!

25 Jul 2013 12:29am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image. The light is perfect. Beautiful portrait. I really like the b&w.

25 Jul 2013 1:00am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe cet HDR

25 Jul 2013 6:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Stunningly done
oh Curly one

25 Jul 2013 4:29pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

You sure got one bold portrait! The processing is genius!

26 Jul 2013 1:17am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A most touching rendition of a music passionate!*****

26 Jul 2013 11:37am

Bev from Saskatchewan, Canada


27 Jul 2013 4:37pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice effect..great portrait..am i the nly one who see's the cigarette..you would never see this in my province..the fine is around 500$ ,so you surely have different laws out there..mind you the cig give another extra punch to this super shot..

29 Jul 2013 2:30am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Ahh. Really nice. Love how the processing is perfect for the structure of his face...with the cig.

30 Jul 2013 5:07am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Great effect, almost like a drawing :)

31 Jul 2013 10:52am

Carton Gris from Barcelona, Spain

Nice portrait!! Better postprocessing!!

25 Aug 2013 1:13pm

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Portrait by Sarito

Magic Hdr by philippe

1/125 second
ISO 200
75 mm (35mm equiv.)