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Caballero
Caballero
Brad


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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super for Canon
Location: Tijuana, MX
Date: Jul 11, 2007
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2007

Candid.

Original:
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Statistics
Place: 25 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.5819
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.3871
Avg (non-participants): 6.7122
Views since voting: 1250
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 232
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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07/30/2007 02:36:20 AM
lol..now my dearest Brad, IF you can pull off my butterfly as not only a candid but a portrait too, well you'll have enough "wool-pullin" to be a sheep on farm with my goats...soooooooooooo your 'caballero' is not only a cowboy but also the 'proof in the pudding'...making him a delectible save a horse option? (hoping you've heard the country song)

anywho...I'd love to get the clarity and sharpness you have achieved in this photo...great image
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07/25/2007 02:28:12 PM
Originally posted by Brad:

Candid and Portrait - Same thing?

Not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes here, but this candid proved that it can also be a portrait.


Not sure it really proves anything other than a candid shot doesn't always look like a candid shot. If you told me you were three feet from this guy shooting with an 85mm and telling him 'look over there', I would have bouht it was a regular portrait session.

I think the other side of the argument in that thread was more of is a telephoto shot of someone buying an ice cream cone down the block a portrait? At least tht was my take.

Anyway, hell of a shot. Was one of my favs in the challenge.
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07/25/2007 01:14:12 PM
Brad, I really like this shot and gave it an 8 during voting because it seemed like the DOF was achieved with gausian blur rather than with the camera. Still I like the effect and use that a lot myself on candid portraits.

I like the lighting, focus, tone, composition, strong subject with something going on, and the shadow from the hat. If anyone objects to the shadow on his eyes, they miss the point of why caballeros wear wide-brimmed hats. Congratulations on a marvelous shot.
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07/25/2007 07:50:18 AM
I love it. Its so strong and macho. . .like he ought to be on a magazine cover for a cigarette ad or something :)
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07/25/2007 12:44:00 AM
Awesome detail! From the thumbnail I was like "Burt!"
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07/25/2007 12:22:30 AM
Candid and Portrait - Same thing?

Not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes here, but this candid proved that it can also be a portrait.

Message edited by author 2007-07-25 00:30:24.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 01:58:24 PM
Nice, classic portrait - good lighting, composition and tonal values. Good luck in the challenge.
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07/24/2007 01:37:04 PM
The hat brim shadow is going to be divisive, I suspect. I kind of like it, though. Gives a hint of Zorro about the whole photo. Great sharpness of focus, good textures.
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07/24/2007 01:16:55 PM
Wonderful photo! ... 10 from me!
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07/23/2007 07:19:32 PM
Excellent sharp portrait against an unsharp background. Great with the shadow cast on his face by the rim of his hat.
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07/22/2007 07:45:10 PM
Great capture. Love the DOF and clarity and sharpness on the face. Great composition and sepia tone.
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07/22/2007 10:38:03 AM
Love the sepia tone. This is a very nice portrait. There is just enough detail in the shadows to see the catch light in the eyes. Textures, everywhere. Love it! And yet, very classic - simple. Your detail is wonderful and a very nice bokeh as well! Great job.
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07/21/2007 02:34:36 AM
Reminds me of Burt Renyolds
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07/20/2007 01:37:37 PM
Cool stuff!
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07/19/2007 01:33:27 PM
great work
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07/18/2007 11:22:25 PM
Excellent. Love how the brim of the hat drops that shadow just below the eyes. Perfect focus, perfect exposure, great details throughout the face.
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07/18/2007 03:51:39 PM
the thing that caught my eye first off is the intense look in his eyes and then the detail in your photograph. Well done IMHO.
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07/18/2007 11:10:16 AM
I like the curve of the shadow.
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07/18/2007 11:06:46 AM
Fantastic! Background blur, interesting subject, shadows add to overall effect and a clean image! One of my Favorites!
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07/18/2007 07:23:35 AM
Great catchlight in the eye. This is excellent!
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