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Portrait of a man in prayer...or....chimping in a Cathedral

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Bill Gordon, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Yes, I have been very slow to post, I guess it is 'cause I am an old man now and am very slow at doing things. Taken in Ely Cathedral of a friend who also is a confirmed Oly users.

    I thought that I might see what responses this brings...or criticism is welcome!
     

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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Lol, nice portrait Bill... If you'd cropped the bottom edge it would be even harder to tell!

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    The colors are great Bill - your friend's face, his jacket, and hair and I like the brightness of the background. I do think if you followed Brian's suggestion and cropped up from the bottom, one might think he was lost in prayer or meditation....rather than checking his photos or his "live view".:biggrin:

    Seriously, try the crop and repost if you feel like it because I think it would be a whole different feel.
     
  4. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Brian and BB, I intentionally left it in!!
     
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Bill, I have to agree with you about the crop....I like it like it is....

    and.... your not getting slower, your getting more accurate....
     
  6. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    That's great Bill, it's obvious he's chimping and perhaps praying for inspiration too? :biggrin:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  7. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Absolutely!!
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Bill, I had no idea what "chimping" meant so there you go, you didn't need any criticism because you knew what you were after for this portrait of your friend - I'm guessing chimping is more apropos than praying.:smile:
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    BB,
    For photographers, chimping and praying are pretty much the same thing.....
     
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  10. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hi Bill, thanks for this great shot ! It shows that you're young of mind. I do look to more images. Enjoy your weekend !
     
  11. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Pray first - shoot - then chimp. :thumbup:

    I like the shot and commend the crop - makes one look.
     
  12. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hi Bill, I like your avatar !
     
  13. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks for the inspiration - it is my family coat of arms - originally Irish.
     
  14. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    The way it usually works for me is pray first, shoot, chimp, curse at screen, apologize for curse, pray again. Repeat many times during shoot. :smile:

    BTW, Bill, nice shot. Please keep them coming.

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
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