May be his son will become US President one day - another goat herder already achived that :) Life - imagine the possibilities :)
Until I saw the label I thought: Hm, not a typical Swiss ;-).I think I would prefer a little less contrast, hm?
Long break yes :-)) but now the witch is back!!
Wow, what a photo ! Superb !! How on earth did you achieve this effect ?
Very captivating shot... Thanks!
Martina.... I agree to an extent and the first one I had to post was alot less contrasted... only problem is that with less contrast his face came out a little less "depth" on it, and it didnt do much to the background.... you are probably right though, so perhaps I could have done a little more on it, but I kind of thought that it was ok since it was very hot and he was squinting from the sun anyway... thanks for the comment though... it has made me think about it, and as said I probably should have looked at it a little closer..... it has to do with my mood right now though.....::))))
Anne.... seriously?Kerrin.... loads of contrast and frustration :::)))Ellie... no rebuff on that one!Thanks Baron, glad you are back!
Sean, I must admit - I am the one in the glashouse (does this proverb even exist in English?) - at the moment I am under the impression I could do better with 99% of my photos - I can't even hold my camera straight and am far too lazy (i.e. too exhausted most of the times) to do any in depth post-processing. So you are in "contrast mood" - I do know this mood exactly, ;-)
Thanks for the reply. Cool for the former, sorry for the latter ! :)
I personaly like the contrast - it takes the photo out of the reality and into the world of art and philosophy and wondering about life!
I would prefer less contrast but it is your image. I like the man, I like the hand holding the wire. I am just not keen on the cardboard cutout effect that the high contrast results in.
Julie... purely hypothetically of course.... what would you say if it was not that "good a photograph" in the beginning and by contrasting it so much also covered up the imperfections.... hhhmmmmmmmmmm...... :::)))
I just love this man's face. Something of Ernest Hemingway about him. Good capture!
Isn't this the most interesting thing about photoblogging: the different opinions and views? btw the photo looked totally different in my feedreader with a white background - the cutout effect that Julie mentioned was more powerful.
Is he Swiss?