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Eye level....

The composition here is deliberate, focusing on form and texture. Comments appreciated.....

Critiques

Sarah Underhill , January 06, 2005; 05:17 A.M.

Hey, I know that guy! Love this photo.....digital is addicting!

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Jim Trombley , January 06, 2005; 08:19 A.M.

Makes me think the camera slipped...........

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Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY , January 06, 2005; 09:41 A.M.

I like this Linda, kind of sensual! LOL

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David McCracken , January 06, 2005; 10:29 A.M.

May I ask?

Is he tall or are you short?

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Jos Van Poederooyen , January 07, 2005; 04:41 A.M.

Nice concept.

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Linda Keagle , January 07, 2005; 10:09 A.M.

Sarah...I know what you mean. Certainly the digtal image is clearer here than my scanned prints, but....I'm not giving up my AE-1!

Jim...no slip here ;-)

Jayme, of course I think it is sensual...but then again, he IS my husband ...sol

David...I'm tall. Roger is taller

Jos...nice to hear from you. Happy New Year!

Regina Chayer , January 07, 2005; 04:36 P.M.

I love the detail, Wishing my digital shots looked this good.

any tips?

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Lou Ann Aepelbacher , January 07, 2005; 04:46 P.M.

What a fun shot!! The caption is a "must", too! :-)

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Hanna Cowpe , January 07, 2005; 05:04 P.M.

Regina, first you have to find a guy with a beard, then you gotta get real close.

Nice one Linda. Super detail and his dress sense isn't bad either.

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Linda Keagle , January 07, 2005; 09:24 P.M.

Regina...my first day out with this inexpensive 3.2 megapixel camera. That's my tip ;-)

Lou Ann....Happy New Year! Nice that you have a few minutes to spare now....

Hanna....Ha! And he dresses himself!!

Ben S , January 08, 2005; 02:19 A.M.

linda, what is your work flow? this is just exquisitedly rendered in terms of clarity, tones, colors. i just stare out it and i can't figure out how to do this myself. any tips? here or you can email me if you'd rather, bnsfr@aol.com. it cant all be the lens and the camera! i've tried with some quality stuff and i can't get this very easily at all.

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kristin morales , January 08, 2005; 11:22 A.M.

great tones and textures...and have always been a sucker for wiskers and sweaters.

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Linda Keagle , January 08, 2005; 12:13 P.M.

Kristin...

Me too;-)

Ben S....I will email you directly.

Kim Slonaker , January 08, 2005; 12:33 P.M.

Great texture and detail. The warm colors help, too. Different and I like it.

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Philip Turner - San Francisco, CA , January 08, 2005; 07:23 P.M.

Superb!

Linda, I think your tripod slipped! All kidding aside, this is a lovely departure from the traditional headshot portrait! When I see this, I think I've gotten myself into a rut! Lovely capture and execution.

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Brad Kim , January 09, 2005; 01:36 A.M.

I like this... excellent composition with great details...!

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Michael Chang , January 09, 2005; 02:27 P.M.

Ditto Kristin's remark except couldn't grow a beard if I tried, and wool makes me itch.:-)

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Doug Hawks , January 11, 2005; 03:58 P.M.

What's so intriguing about this "portrait" is that I feel as if I can devine so much about the person from so little information...a leather jacket, white knit sweater with a shirt on underneath and a neatly trimmed beard. I guess this is what they mean by the value of simplicity. Great stuff. Regards, Doug.

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Howard Dion , January 13, 2005; 06:59 P.M.

A very big double seven from me. This image screams tobe seen.

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Hans Koot , January 14, 2005; 03:10 P.M.

Used to have just such leather jacket. Wonder if Roger loves this eye level portrait :-) Without nonsense, I think you made a very good photo here, quite intriging.

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Linda Keagle , January 14, 2005; 04:09 P.M.

A belated thank you to Kim, Philip, Brad, Michael, Doug, Howard, Hans....Don't have as much time to spend on PN lately. So fantastic though, this place. I know I can always find someone who can appreciate my point of view!

Loft Portugal , January 15, 2005; 09:59 A.M.

6/7

and it a realy nice and orginal photo in (also) colours and I love the cropping & compo

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Landrum Kelly , January 15, 2005; 07:12 P.M.

Really nice, photo. Why hasn't your model commented? Can't you get him to go out in the cold up there?

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Landrum Kelly , January 15, 2005; 10:23 P.M.

Have you noticed that, if you scroll slowly to the top of the page, it looks like Roger is slowly unzipping his jacket--or are you doing that, Linda?

That is one fine-looking leather jacket.

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W. Roger Keagle Jr. , January 17, 2005; 05:35 P.M.

Person in question....

Hey guys, there is some real neat stuff at the "Op shops" here in Yankeeland, and that is where I got most of these duds, the beard, well I have grown attached to that...and now the the important part, I look good because I am siting across from the cuitest lady on this or any other planet...Linda ! (Hey, not a bad shot for your first day out with the new "toy" !) :*)

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Pnina Evental , January 18, 2005; 09:10 A.M.

I like the idea Linda, and execution.Well done. Pnina

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Donna Albers , January 19, 2005; 11:01 A.M.

I guess you can consider this a still life even though your subject is still breathing. . . excellent tones and textures

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Regina Chayer , January 31, 2005; 10:59 P.M.

I keep coming back to this one, it is becoming my favorite of all your postings.

I think it is the very... well... I hate to say it but.. intimate feel to it. I swear I could reach out and touch the beard, and smell the suede of the jacket.

I want to try a shot like this of my husband in his favorite green barn coat. I hope I can get half as good an image!

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Leo Rossi , June 21, 2005; 10:23 A.M.

Great textural combination. There is something strongly symbolic in the way the image is cut.

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David Cassidy , May 19, 2006; 07:52 A.M.

Exceptional image. Clearly a professional image in all respects. Love it.

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