The framing is nice - I am not so sure about the contrast - a little bit more to emphasise the light? A little bit less to emphasise the structures, details (i.e. lines, hair etc) ... it's a hard one.
You read my mind... I tweaked and changed this over and over again... I had another one which was alot "harsher" and I went back and forth between the two and eventually settled on this one... I thought the other was too "abstract".... too many lines, and this is after all a "portrait" and there had to be some "honesty" in it somewhere... my thoughts anyway... I hear you though.... I dunno!
Oh, beautiful face! Perfect picture!
Beautiftul light in the hair. Honest portrait - I agree.
Good high contrast portrait. You have just caught enough detail in the eye to see that he seems to be gazing and reminiscing.
I like this! It captures mood and character so well...The light in the hair is beautiful!
This is a really interesting picture and I mean that in a very good way. This reminds me of a photo or drawing that I saw a long time ago of an American Indian.I would like to try a shot like this.
..amazing contrast and light :) ..fantastic photo!
It is an amazing portrait of "time love and tenderness".
Wisdom is my first thought when I see the picture. Great monochrome.
The contrast in this one bothers me ... which is a shame because I can see the subject is compelling.
I think you found a good balance between black and the white, enough detail to see a brooding face, but with the emphasis on shape and structure, not detail. IMO...
What an interesting portrait. It will inspire me to try something new - thank you!And thank you for your visit to my site. It is always nice to have someone new visit. I have friends living in Zurich! It is a beautiful place and I would like to visit one day.
that is rock star hair, for sure
Your tweaking's fine. I see a man who has seen a lot in his time...and not much surprises him any more...and he doesn't get too excited about stuff he doesn't like 'cause he knows most of it is beyond his ability to change...I like it, Sean!
I like this photo, the contrast is pleasing. A thoughtful expression and the wrinkles of time give interest to the face.
I like it! Burned effect emphasises the contrast and provides the difference, it makes you look at it over and over again!
An intense portrait, Sean.
That is no photograph. That is a monument, Sean! Brilliant contrast, excellent frame, great image. All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
Is it just me being my normal perverse self? I thought this to be a portrait of a woman.In style it reminds me of the classic shot of Ezra Pound or one of his ilk.
VERY nice!! Almost perfect, real great shot
Julie... no it is not just you :)
Very interesting shot!
This is so dramatic. Wonderful.
I'm blown away. I think it just amazing. You settled on the right one.V
I love it.Especially that little triangle of light on the eye and cheek.I also like the set of his lips.