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Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Aledo, Texas
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2010

Viewed: 325
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

This is Elmer, who was nice enough to let me traipse about on his property taking photos. I got my rural decay entry from this session.
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01/22/2010 03:42:45 AM
Great environmental portrait! I love images that tell a story!
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01/05/2010 08:02:55 PM
a great environmental portrait - that smile tells the whole story
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01/04/2010 10:44:23 PM
Originally posted by rmezzo:

Suggested improvement:
If only we could see the dogs face instead of his rear

Agreed, but that's what you get with a spur of the moment candid. Too bad this was a few weeks too early for the candid challenge. It would certainly do way better than my actual entry.
01/04/2010 10:37:40 PM
Now that's character! What a treasure.
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01/04/2010 06:00:11 PM
First impression:
I like the use of topaz with this busy picture. It works well with all the clutter to bring out the individual elements

Suggested improvement:
If only we could see the dogs face instead of his rear
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01/03/2010 01:31:38 PM
Great portrait, tells a story and makes you feel like you know Elmer. Great colours.
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01/03/2010 11:04:53 AM
first impression suggested HDR (I see it's Topaz now), which I thought was a bit 'rad' being a new technique on an old-time subject. Nothing wrong with that, of course. I agree with the others about it being a great environmental portrait. (But have you tried it in mono with a sepia tint?)
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01/01/2010 07:59:30 PM
very good environmental portraiture.
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01/01/2010 07:26:15 PM
you have a great balance of post processing here. I don't like the ones that are over-done and you have hit the mark well here IMHO. I love this photo.
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01/01/2010 05:47:36 PM
Great environmental portrait. Love the dog (even though it is quite untraditional), gives it an unposed look.
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01/01/2010 05:11:24 PM
Originally posted by paulbtlw:

Nice candid subject - it looks a little tone mapped; is it?

Good eye. I did use a modest amount of Topaz and Clarify, but I didn't want to take it over the top, just enough to give it some dimension.
01/01/2010 04:50:52 PM
nice capture of someone in their natural environment - and he looks very happy there :- )

Although the dog is at an unusual angle for a 'portrait' on the other hand it gives a nice visual line leading us straight to Elmer.

Good result.
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01/01/2010 03:09:39 PM
Nice candid subject - it looks a little tone mapped; is it?

There is loads to look at around your subject too which offers some added interest.
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01/01/2010 03:00:12 PM
wonderfully exciting photo. I love all his tools just strewn about him. Like a true farmer. thats how alot of places look around here. Love the lighting and his expression. Truly classic shot. Great job.
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01/01/2010 02:57:54 PM
awesome! lol haven't we all known a guy like this at some point in our life? always out puttering around in the shed/garage/barn up to something with some loyal old mangy dog hanging around. nice capture, looks like a nice guy...
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