– Fake Blues, 2014 –
Say goodbye to the brilliant blues! Great shot Richard!
Indeed. Thanks so much, Chris!
(and thanks Pete Townsend)
A most stylish shot Richard, you caught the hat perfectly! And I love the hint of a glimpse with extended vision as suggested by the spectacles.
Thanks very much, Patti! This was a case of spotting someone in the crowd and going in pursuit…
Thank you, Katrien! I’m really glad you like it.
Very nice, pleasing to the eye! I’ve been noticing how you use depth of field with each portrait, whether you plan it or do it instinctually, it’s always just right. For instance #30 vs. this one, Fake Blues: more background distraction seems to balance #30 whereas this is more of a blend, the background is necessary to show the subject’s environment and blurred just enough to highlight the subject… Or something like that! Anyway, I love how you “paint” a picture : )
Thanks so much, Miss Alister! That’s a lovely compliment. The DOF thing is a case of instinct, mostly – I find my instinctive shots are best and then when I’m sorting shots at the end of the day that is also done instinctively.
Yep it’s good when we can go with our instincts, believe in ourselves. We have done that work, now we must work on the next challenge.
Yes, it’s a funny thing, but it’s become my way of working – it keeps things fresh and I don’t feel tied down by anything I’ve done in the past – constant forward motion, like a shark 🙂
Don’t understand the ‘fake’ here. But it’s a nice shot, Richard.
Thanks for the explanation, Ruchard.
Thanks very much, Elena!
love the commentary approach and image as always.
Thanks so much, Steven.
A nice take on a portrait, Richard. The slight angle to his head, the hint of somebody walking past in the background (but also in his line of sight) works really well! 🙂
Thanks very much, Richard! 🙂
Intriguing. Great shot.
Thanks very much, Laura.
Whoa this image sends lots of feelings through my body. That’s what art is supposed to do. right?
Yes, I think so – that’s great to hear, Carla – I love it when the shots do something for the viewer. There’s quite a lot packed into this one now that it’s found its title.
Love this. Great capture Richard!
Thanks so much, Marie. Really glad you like it.
Back to black and white, which highlights the beautiful lighting. Another great shot, and very mysterious!
Thanks very much, Cheryl! I think B&W suits street photography – lately I’ve been thinking it allows the viewer a way in, room for their imagination to fill in gaps. I heart mystery.
And me too, Richard!
Yes, indeed – I kind of guessed!
Oh my gosh! I don’t know why but this one makes me laugh! On closer inspection, I am sure this photo is a time warp and you took it in the thirties! 🙂
🙂 Thanks very much, Gigi!
Great shot! Really like the perspective!
Thanks very much, Jennifer!
Great shot, feels like a panel from a noir graph novel.
Thanks very much, Stevie – that’s the kind of thing I like to hear.
If he had some curls on the sides, this could have looked like one of my photos from Jerusalem.
Ah, yes! I suspect this guy is dressing the way he is for totally different reasons.
Looking at your portraits is like listening to a good story
That’s so nice to read. Thanks very much, Alison.
Another new thing: people from behind? Storytelling image with the blurry figure in the background.
It’s funny, I spent ages taking shots of people from behind a few years ago, and now I take hardly any, ha ha. But this cried out for it.
I love the mystery in this. A cinematic still…
Thanks so much, Karen.
That’s an amazing picture. Not sure how you got that precise composition – you walked into the field, or he… that head tilt… everything is perfect – that fraction of a second before motion. I love it!
Thanks very much, MJ! There are certain people I follow around on the off-chance I’ll get a good shot – he was one of them.
Hmmm… nice! 🙂
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