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I'm now back home from my trip to Germany and will write more about it after I've caught up on my sleep, but in the meanwhile here's the first of two shots of Ralph, an extremely photogenic apprentice at the Van Volxem winery. Tomorrow's shot is considerably more striking, but I really liked his expression in this one.

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7.50am on 4/10/07
Canon 1Ds Mark II
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travel [Wiltingen, Germany] + people [portraiture] + commissions + no print
comment by Ash at 08:06 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2007

Haha, fantastic expression! Loving your Germany shots (especially yesterday's striking portrait), keep 'em coming!

comment by mahan at 09:00 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2007

wow! really happy one!:D

comment by Mindy at 09:11 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2007

Yes, an expressive portrait of a fellow who appears to be a lot of fun. I like the contrast of his red sweatshirt and reddish lips against an otherwise grayish/brownish, desaturated background.

comment by Craig @ id7.co.uk at 09:16 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2007

Now that is some hairdo!, I wonder what he looks like first thing in the morning.... that 24-70mm is one flexible beast, and a real workhorse of a lens. Nice shot Dave.

P.S Nice to have you back.

comment by chiara at 10:03 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2007

Love the latest portraits you have been posting. Can't wait to see more.

comment by doreen at 10:33 PM (GMT) on 7 October, 2007

this one brought a smile to my face XD

comment by David Chabashvili at 06:48 AM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

Excellent character :) Cool shot Dave!

comment by Jennifer at 08:24 AM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

Can't fail to make the viewer smile this one :-) Glad you're taking it easy for a bit!

comment by JD at 11:27 AM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

1/15 @ 70mm thats pretty steady!
how come you didn't drop to f2.8 or up the ISO just to make sure you got it??? are you that confident, or not happy with higher iso results or think the lens is soft at 2.8 or am I talking poop?

comment by machi at 02:23 PM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

niiiiiice..his hair reminded me of how my hair looked like when i was kid..;-))

comment by Lieneke at 07:39 PM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

That picture makes me smile (a lot)!! ;-) Great expression on his face.

comment by g at 08:17 PM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

hmmmmm. nice image, but i guess i'm not at all inspired by it. there are a lot of very nice looking photos of people posted on the net.

comment by jelb at 10:40 PM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

Nice shot..Good tones..Bravo!

comment by djn1 at 10:43 PM (GMT) on 8 October, 2007

Thanks everyone.

JD: I'm not especially happy with using an ISO faster than 400 (too much noise) and didn't want to shoot wide open, so this was the compromise.

g: I thought this was worth putting up for his expression.

comment by jump at 01:26 PM (GMT) on 22 October, 2007

Excellent :))