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Thank you very much for your visit.
Picture taken in Maldegem St Anna park.
I was invited on a competition run, ( as amateur photographer) when I saw this man looking at the runners.
As usual, I always ask if I can take a picture, this man gave me his full consent given.
I like making a portrait of people with a beard and not too young of age.
Notwithstanding no portrait lens is the picture very successful.
To the members to decide.
In addition a second picture of the number one and two of the competition.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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snunney (106533) 2016-01-22 7:47
Excellent portrait of this distinguished looking gentleman dressed for the weather in his hat and waterproof jacket. Ideally exposed with superb colours and clarity. He stands out perfectly against the blurred background.
carper (96) 2016-01-22 7:59
heel gaaf portret John.
jemaflor (103133) 2016-01-22 8:11
a good portrait, interesting attitude and glance,perfect sharpness, well made.
COSTANTINO (69660) 2016-01-22 8:23
Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy weekend
excellent natural portrait of this old man
he seems so alive nobody can understand
that this is just a photo
you captured it perfectly and I think
that you have also another portrait
in your gallery like this one so
perfect and beautiful
yes you did the best by asking if
you can take a picture the correct
is that the man gave you his full
tyro (26142) 2016-01-22 9:21
This is a beautiful portrait of a rather elegant bearded elderly gentleman wrapped up in warm clothing as he stands watching the runners racing. Perhaps he is looking out for his grandson in the race?
He looks to be rather a pale faced man but he suits his white beard and you have captured him perfectly - even without a portrait lens! The light is beautifully soft, the colours, especially his skin tones, are very true and he stands out beautifully against a very soft and nicely out of focus background because of your wide aperture setting. And stunning technical quality too.
P.S. A fine workshop photograph also, these two young men competing to be first at the finishing line!
cornejo (46782) 2016-01-22 10:02
Hello John, excellent portrait of this man with hat, very well captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
pajaran (65764) 2016-01-22 10:26
Dobro vece, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan gospodin sa sesirom, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lep portret.
Lepa fotografija u radionici.
Lep stari gospodin sa belom bradom i brkovima.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good evening sir.
An interesting text ...
Good work, nice gentleman shown with a hat, good contrast, beautiful colors, beautiful portrait.
Beautiful photos in the workshop.
A nice old gentleman with a white beard and mustache.
Good article on the technique and the elements of the image.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Silvio1953 (152991) 2016-01-22 11:08
Ciao John, great portrait, intense expression, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (71137) 2016-01-22 11:08
You have captured well the serious expression of the man. The point of view the details of the man physionomy and his clothing. The light is giving a good rendering to the colors. Have a nice day.
lousat (97585) 2016-01-22 11:20
Salut John,un portrait vraiment magnifique,quelle pose,quelle expression du visage et quelle qualite'.Une comparation interessante parmi le vieu spectateur et les 2 jeunes qui courent dans le WS,travail original et tres bien fait.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano
jean113 (5727) 2016-01-22 11:23
Hello John, an excellent portrait, very fine quality.
Whether it is because of the blurred bg or not, his face seems quite 3 dimensional on my screen.
The sharp focus is wonderful.He has a very interesting face!
Thanks for sharing, regards Jean.
batalay (40385) 2016-01-22 11:38
Your subject posed for you as he would have posed for a Flemish master. I am especially impressed by the sharpness, with the textures of the jacket and zipper showing prominently, as do the individuals whiskers in his beard, and the pores of his skin.
Warm regards, John, have a good weekend,
mesutilgim (97484) 2016-01-22 11:56
Hello dear John,
Something different in your gallery !
You are not only a master of landscapes but also of portraits !
Hope you've posted him a copy as well :-)
TFS and have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2016-01-22 12:16
This is a great portrait and the depth of field is really nicely done. I actually find portrait lenses really had to use and much prefer a good all round lens.the man looks very focused on something, perhaps the idea he was being photographed.
ourania (51079) 2016-01-22 12:27
such a vivid portrait of this kind gentleman who seems to be watching the race with much interest. I like his 3/4 placement in a quite tight frame and the way he is absolutely detached from background and context. It seems that, if we look at him long enough, we will be able to read his thoughts. Textures and colours are impressively natural. I like the movement and the colours in the workshop picture too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
PaulVDV (32641) 2016-01-22 13:44
Mooi hoe deze man niet poseert voor de camera maar zijn volle aandacht op iets anders zet, vermoedelijk op de wedstrijd.
Een uiterst klaar beeld waarin deze persoon en zijn kledij tot in het kleinste detail haarscherp weergegeven worden.
Ik vermoed dat hij heel tevreden is met dit portret.
Vele groeten, Paul
PiotrF (22898) 2016-01-22 15:43
This is great portrait of a men.Very good composition with the lovely shapes , showing a magnificent harmony of colors.Interesting notes
bukitgolfb301 (45131) 2016-01-22 16:12
Hi Bonjour dear John
Great portrait from side appraoch. His calm expression is so well presneted via nice exposure. Perfect presnetation as usual.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
mcmtanyel (29044) 2016-01-22 22:43
An excellent portrait, as usual. The sharpness of the subject is spectacular.
papagolf21 (109312) 2016-01-23 0:48
Bonjour, mon cher ami John,
Ce portrait est réalisé avec brio. Le rendu est parfait. Un air très naturel.
P.QS. : Merci également pour la photo publiée en atelier, très réussie.
Nicou (151064) 2016-01-23 0:51
quel portrait quel homme avec sa belle barbe superbe captage et image quel rendu sur son visage et attitude splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (78317) 2016-01-23 1:04
Good morning John,
One has to know how to take portrait pictures, and you sure has the "know-how", something I still have yet to learn.
Excellent close-range with fine details of this old man, seems as looking with interest at some points where the runners are.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (72555) 2016-01-23 1:45
I like the title of your photo, its simple, straight forward and directly to the point :)
Not sure what it is, but there's something poetic about this man, his gaze, his eyes, his eyebrows...looks great.
wonderful photograph John
holmertz (59142) 2016-01-23 4:22
Now and then you show us a portrait, and they are always interesting and excellent. This elderly man has a nice face that expresses a lot of experience of a long life. As always exposure and colours are perfect and the background is pleasantly blurred. I hope you were able to send him the photo. I am sure he appreciated it.
Fis2 (106408) 2016-01-23 7:47
Good colors and depth.
Very impressive eyes.
clic (18496) 2016-01-23 8:22
You dared artistry at backdrop of this superb portrait that allows focusing on the sincere expression of an honorable character captured in accordance with the gold standards.
Buin (42506) 2016-01-23 8:57
Again one of your wonderful portraits. A real striking head - and a friendly and open face.
Thank you also for the worth seeing workshop photo! There's a wonderful dynamics in it.
See you! Have a nice Sunday!
halikarnas (8042) 2016-01-23 10:37
İlk önce fotoğrafın netliği,alkışlanacak başarıda.
Çünkü objenin her yeri okadar net okadar belirgin
üç boyutlu gibi.
Ayrıca bu yaştaki bir insanın daima 'düşünçe'içinde olduğunu,
ama hayatı sevdiğini 'poz'la vermişsiniz.
Mükemmel bir başyapıt.
Size Saygılarımı sunuyorum,
frunchy (1800) 2016-01-23 13:17
a good choice to go F 2.8. Perfect bouque around the man. And of course, he looks charismatic. I have to say his beard is awesome! Thanks for such a fine portrait! best regards, F.
emka (106772) 2016-01-23 14:33
Hello John, I do not understand, have also take part in running, ot just made pictures? Hehe, you like the old people with the beard, funny. Superb portrait, the guy looks like alive, I am sure he would be happy to see it, maybe you gave him this portrait?
WArm regards MAlgo
jmdias (68677) 2016-01-23 14:43
excelçlent portrait, you are an expert in this kind of photo. very nice quality. the years are very visible in his white hair and beard and the dignity of the way crossed too.
abmdsudi (57720) 2016-01-23 17:36
A serious looking man with his far-away look, bags of character and facial detail and the way he's looking away. Pleasantly exposed emphasized by the shallow dof.
A lovely portrait work, Congrats.
rychem (42630) 2016-01-23 19:27
A very nice portrait of this man with a white beard, he is serious but not sad, fine details, well done
kasianowak (10441) 2016-01-24 0:08
Compelling portrait beautifully taken. I really like the expression on the man's face, result not easy to achieve with posed photos. He looked very comfortable with your presence and lens pointing at him.
Tue (43440) 2016-01-24 2:06
Wat een prachtig portret van deze man. Uitstekende scherpte en kwaliteit. Heel mooi dat hij niet in, maar langs de lens kijkt. Geweldig mooi fotowerk.
GyurMaster (7301) 2016-01-24 3:45
A quite unusual topic from you, but you did it right. Did you used any post process background blur? I think I see some marks of it. If not please sorry for mentioning.
Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (43407) 2016-01-24 4:44
I wonder if your reputation preceded you, for the man to immediately give his permission for a photograph. I also wonder if you allowed him to look at the shot in camera. If so, he must have been very pleased!
This is an excellent portrait.
Firstly, it is perfectly positioned in the frame, with the eyes on the thirds line; I like that they looking into the distance, as if entranced by something or someone.
Secondly, the features are sharply defined without being too rigid, they have a delicate softness of skin and hair.
Thirdly there is a good catchlight in the eyes, a necessity for character.
Lastly, the shallow dof gives prominence against a fine bokeh.
Thank you for sharing this,
Karolina999 (0) 2016-01-24 6:18
fine portrait, superb old man, amazing hat, good eyes, good light and colors, perfect exposure, ideal sharp, very original framing.
Thanx for sharing!
berek (50508) 2016-01-24 20:26
a beautiful portrait. There is a sadness in his eyes. This perhaps my age progression. i love sharpness and natural color effect.
ChrisJ (117855) 2016-01-25 0:16
A fine (and rare) head and shoulders portrait from you of the old bearded man, with excellent use of a shallow dof and good sharpness. I like the minimalist color too. Tfs!
danos (103144) 2016-01-25 1:02
very nice the portrait of the old man with the excellent light and colour management to enhance even more the details of his face.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the image.Well done.
Have a good week,Danos
Gigidusud (21247) 2016-01-25 12:55
For me it is very successful! Very nice portrait of a bearded man with a natural expression and a beautiful blurred background. Bravo!
gildasjan (43824) 2016-01-26 7:07
Très bon cadrage du portrait de cet homme dans le format.Une bonne gestion de la profondeur qui met bien en valeur les traits du visage.
poutpout (3422) 2016-01-26 12:01
This is a great portrait...like his expresion in his eyes
it seems to me very friendly...GREAT portrait
eldancer1 (36343) 2016-01-28 7:38
Awesome portrait! I like the pose. Good lighting and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
mjw364 (1466) 2016-01-29 4:08
this is a good portrait shot - you use the depth of filed well to isolate him from the background and he is an interesting character that you have captured well.
Didi (60590) 2016-02-02 8:03
Bonjour mon ami
Un très joli portrait parfaitement cadré, le vieil homme adopte une attitude naturelle
alvaraalto (20328) 2016-02-07 1:49
Mooi portret van oudere Man met baard en hoed.
Aan de eerste twee voorwaarden voldoe ik, maar een hoed draag ik nooit. Ook geen pet trouwens.
Ik wens je een mooie zondag toe met misschien nog een paar mooie foto's.
lucasgalodoido (23651) 2016-02-15 14:09
gosto muito desse tipo de imagem, mostrando as pessoas das respectivas regiões, e esse ficou perfeitos, com cores, DOF e nitidez. Belo trabalho, amigo.
Parabéns e Abraço,
Hanssie (10886) 2016-02-22 1:14
Nice and clear portrait !
Periko (6214) 2016-03-02 22:39
A different picture in your gallery.
The depth of field is perfect as well as the sharpness and the exposure. Good portrait in my opinion.
GiovanniG (3637) 2016-03-14 5:17
A special portrait very well captured. The position of the subject is ideal. The camera work is perfection with shallow depth of field and out of focus background. Perfect execution.
kiks (12759) 2016-04-26 3:09
There's something special on the way he looks: strong and serene. I like it.
Selmik (3625) 2016-07-11 20:34
A very distinctive portrait of the Man, he is obviously focusing on something that is a matter for him, maybe thinking, not sad, excellent details and colours. Wonderful mood of the picture.Well done!
iainsp (3298) 2016-11-11 7:30
Very, very nice.
Technically you have got your subject perfectly in focus and the background is nicely abstracted out. The expression is interesting and draws me back to have another look.
A good shot, thanks, Iain
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (160023)
- Genre: Gens
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2016-01-10
- Categories: Moment décisif
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposition: f/2.8, 2 secondes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Thème(s): My best of 2016 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2016-01-22 7:41
- Favoris: 1 [voir]