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I may be wrong, but I suspect that this one won't create quite such a polarised response as my last wedding shot ;-)

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2.07pm on 30/8/09
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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3x2 + people [portraiture] + no print + weddings
comment by mark / one way photo at 09:52 AM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

Definitely looks more natural than the previous shot... a great portrait!

comment by Jason (Escapism) at 10:05 AM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

Very nice. To me it has the perfect depth of field and you have done a great job with that background. The eyes really make it for me. Nothing distracting in this one and a perfect portrait.

comment by Nicki at 10:32 AM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

Oh fine - this guy looks like a boy inside a adult. Fine deep colorcontrast, excelent composition. And yes, you're right: I absolute like this one, but the previous wasn't mine. Anyway, I like discussing and talking around techniques, suggestions and inspirations like here. Thats what i prefer, not as always the same comments: "stunning, awesome, nice". Hope you understand me, Cheers!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 11:09 AM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

Very cool portrait... amazing detail...

What is in the background?

Stunning, awesome, nice... :) I'm technically challenged... I know...


comment by Cesar at 01:42 PM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

He noticed you :P I like how background is diffused and the corners are dark. Its like a "vignetting" effect.

comment by silfver at 02:23 PM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

His eyes against the green background goes really well and I like the very dark tone in the photo. Yet it is very bright in the areas needed. The 5dmkII is working well, I see. :)

comment by Dan Kaufman at 02:47 PM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

I too was immediately struck by the foreground / background subtle contrast/relationship. And I also see you solved the softness problem with an f4.0. :) well done!

comment by Tony at 03:36 PM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

His hairs a mess, his tie isn't straight, he hasnt shaved. He's a right mess.
but thats NOT your fault is it Dave! Lol.

How sharp is it at 100% and any chance you processing this in B&W?

comment by Annalisa at 03:55 PM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

nice portrait and lovely colors !
good job

comment by Teresa at 08:46 PM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

I like it. Reminds me of a cousin. He's got a "Aw you caught me." and a "I'm trying to hold back a big old grin even though I want to appear gruff." He's total mischief.

comment by Dan at 08:51 PM (GMT) on 15 September, 2009

Interesting portrait. The eyes are very nice, thought not what I initially liked about the shot. I love the impish look he has on his face, as though he's been caught up to no good. Very nice contrast in the shot, though I may have lightened the background just the tiniest bit, only because you lose a little bit of detail in the nice suit he appears to have just thrown on.

comment by mooch at 12:12 PM (GMT) on 16 September, 2009

I like this. The black background versus the very well lit face is great. I never seem to process faces and achieve the tone I'm after.

comment by Oscar at 01:16 PM (GMT) on 16 September, 2009

Wow, nice portrait

comment by Dave at 04:18 PM (GMT) on 16 September, 2009

I have enjoyed this entire series from the wedding. All have captured great moments, and after all, that is the purpose of wedding photography.


comment by P.J. at 07:56 PM (GMT) on 16 September, 2009

Quite the expression!

comment by rem_la at 11:21 AM (GMT) on 17 September, 2009

superbe portrait !

comment by Samar at 06:15 PM (GMT) on 17 September, 2009

Super Bokeh!

comment by Xavier Rey at 01:57 PM (GMT) on 19 September, 2009

nice portrait !

comment by GABONE at 07:05 PM (GMT) on 1 October, 2009

bravo vraiment un baux portrait