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As I mentioned in my last entry, I was shooting a friend's wedding today. Generally, wedding shots don't make great blog shots, but I thought this one was worth sharing :-)

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comment by Chris H at 11:53 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2007

This is totally different than what I usually see here. This photo is actually somewhat... normal. I'm not saying it's bad, just that it doesn't look like it came from a magical dream land like the rest of your shots. :)

He looks shocked, like he brought the wrong tie and he's just now realizing it after seeing himself in the mirror.

comment by ash at 11:55 PM (GMT) on 21 December, 2007

Haha, I love Chris' comment. I do love the capture, though Chris is right, it does look "normal" (not that it's a bad thing!)

comment by Craig @ id7.co.uk at 12:06 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

A fantastic expression or horror on his face.... it definately is a realisation of some kind, lovely quality image, his eyes popped right off the screen. CSJ

comment by g at 12:54 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

very nice. great off guard moment. good looking old gentleman.

comment by Tom K. at 02:34 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

That quite a riveting portrait. Great expression caught just at the perfect moment.

comment by Andreas at 04:48 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

i like your pictures very very much. your portraits are one of the best i've ever seen.

comment by tetsu at 05:31 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

Nice capture! His eyes are nice. :-)

comment by Jennifer at 11:54 AM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

He reminds me of a Dickensian character - goodun.

comment by Riccardo Giordano at 04:04 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

maybe the expression it's for the difficulty to doing the knot of the tie (cravatta?) looking himself in the mirror (inverted image).

comment by kate at 04:55 PM (GMT) on 22 December, 2007

My eyes go right to his. Amazing shot. If he isn't already, this guy should be on stage somewhere and I don't mean the pulpit. :)

comment by Tim at 02:11 AM (GMT) on 23 December, 2007

Great Picture -- My first take was Tony Curtis!

comment by Jylan Wynne at 02:22 AM (GMT) on 23 December, 2007

I don't know how you managed to capture him like that, but this is really great! He looks like an actor out of an old movie or something.

comment by Rose at 02:49 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2007

Very well captured! Those eyes...! :-)

comment by djn1 at 09:15 PM (GMT) on 23 December, 2007

Thanks everyone.

comment by mt at 01:46 PM (GMT) on 30 December, 2007

you make the best portraits. I'm a fan of your editing style and portraits.

comment by tom at 04:57 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2008

Superb. Love the expression on his face. Seems to say: hopefully I get this managed.