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The Knitter
The Knitter
Bogi


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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Iceland
Date: Sep 28, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2008

My good friend, Herbert 88 years old, he knit alot,

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.9028
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6333
Avg (non-participants): 7.0064
Views since voting: 2807
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 216
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/26/2008 09:39:09 PM
This is a wonderful portrait. I can see the kindness in his eyes. Well done and congrats on a high finish
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10/11/2008 05:28:18 AM
Congrats on the 5th place Bogi. Brilliant shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 09:58:56 PM
I love this shot. Hope it wins!
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10/07/2008 08:19:50 PM
Great portrait with a natural feel. Looks like he is truly enjoying himself. 9
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10/07/2008 12:18:12 AM
A wonderful portrait of an older man. :)

I think because you are including the hands to show the knitting I would have backed off a bit to include a bit more of the arms so it does not look like his hands grow out of his checst.

I think perhaps a bit more fill would have been nice too because the dark side of his nose is almost black.

overall a great shot that really captures some personality, which is what it is all about!
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10/04/2008 05:58:00 AM
Bonus point for this guy just being a most charming character! You've captured a wonderful warmth here.
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10/03/2008 11:19:48 AM
What a wonderful portrait! So genuine and real. I love everything about it. I would love to see this on the front page.
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10/03/2008 01:41:48 AM
Great idea, nice work
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10/03/2008 12:22:39 AM
A nice man to marry! :) Great lighting and pose. Very good portrait! I like the square format too.
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10/02/2008 09:19:42 PM
What a great character portrait. Lovely lighting.
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10/02/2008 09:12:47 AM
What a charmer. I love well done portraits of the elderly. :~)
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10/01/2008 06:10:33 PM
Love, love, love this photo. But then I am always a little partial to photos of the elderly. This is a great photo
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10/01/2008 07:24:56 AM
Fantastic character sketch!
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10/01/2008 04:42:54 AM
excellent! makes me smile. very good lighting and exposure
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