Dude Pol


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Dude “Pol”

Pol..doesn’t mean police! It is not an abridgement. In Italian language we do pronounce “the English Paul” as “Pol”…..so he is “The Pol”!

I’m not a portrayer…but sometimes I commit this crime. I prefer taking piccies of landscapes, instead. I was in Krakow for a few days as guest for the wedding of Paolo; my wife’s relative, that after several years spent in Ireland for job moved to Poland. Here he met Miss Anna and they became “bride and groom-till death do us apart”. While taking this photo we were inside Hotel Europejsky (it well worth a visit!) waiting for going to the Church. I decided to take a few portraits(in different locations) of the “Dude”() when… looking at inside the Bar Room of the Hotel I discovered a very typical Saloon. Beautiful atmosphere; a nice game between dark and light; an interesting “neutral” background rich of light; an interesting and almost shadowed foreground to place a figure, as well. I thought “All very Moody” (I mean an ideal place where to take a psychologic portrait). I immediately thought about a warm tone “soft” BW treatment. I supposed that right pose was to let him sitting on the chair….relaxed! Well…difficult to be relaxed before one’s marriage. His closed hands bear this evidence. I prefer so because he has been natural “at his own way without instructions”. This is almost a snapshot of that “his own special moment”. I simply wanted to manage a compo of a “character embedded inside an historical setting”. I hope I succeeded in doing it. TIPS are welcome. No tripod this time…and my fav 12-24 mm PENTAX Zoom. Hand-Held camera PENTAX K20D. Natural light only. I processed file in PS- Silver EFEX PRO 2. I fixed a few features using local adjustements using same software. I’ve prepared other BWs(of same file) using TOPAZ or Alien Skin but honestly speaking I do prefer version you are looking at. SEE EXIF for techn. infos. Original coloured file has been processed in Photomatix 5.1 too...but BW still remains my fav version,IMHO.
27/09/2015 - 07:58GIULIO57
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/8
Aperturef/4
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length14mm

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 27/09/2015 - 17:58
Excellent B&W shot.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/09/2015 - 19:20
Bobbinalorry wrote:
Excellent B&W shot.

THX Larry
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Teaka53

Link Posted 27/09/2015 - 19:47
Bobbinalorry wrote:
Excellent B&W shot.

Indeed
Malc

Pikaholic

Link Posted 27/09/2015 - 22:03
A lovely setting in which to capture this special moment in time. I love the 'old' look that the subtle tones create.

Best wishes, Bob
Old hand, slow fingers.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 04:41
Pikaholic wrote:
A lovely setting in which to capture this special moment in time. I love the 'old' look that the subtle tones create.

Best wishes, Bob

THX Bob
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 04:41
Teaka53 wrote:
Bobbinalorry wrote:
Excellent B&W shot.

Indeed

THX Malc
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autumnlight

Link Posted 29/09/2015 - 16:54
Nice tones, good and interesting shot, i can see his tension! sorry i'm late been away for a few days!
Hope the day went well!
Kind regards Maria

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Last Edited by autumnlight on 29/09/2015 - 16:55

GIULIO57

Link Posted 29/09/2015 - 19:32
autumnlight wrote:
Nice tones, good and interesting shot, i can see his tension! sorry i'm late been away for a few days!
Hope the day went well!

THX Maria
PS Yeah...that day went well....and I drunk a lot of Vodka!!!!!
PPG
Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 29/09/2015 - 19:33

drobbia

Link Posted 01/10/2015 - 04:47
well thought out and executed with precision and passion
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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pauljay

Link Posted 01/10/2015 - 17:04
This is a magnificent shot! Hope the 'dude" liked it too!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
jaypix
yankee44
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 01/10/2015 - 19:13
drobbia wrote:
well thought out and executed with precision and passion

THX a lot
PPG

GIULIO57

Link Posted 01/10/2015 - 19:13
pauljay wrote:
This is a magnificent shot! Hope the 'dude" liked it too!

THX Paul....Yes he did
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nonur

Link Posted 03/10/2015 - 13:53
Perfect B&W image, Giulio.
Regards,
Nezih

GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/10/2015 - 17:39
nonur wrote:
Perfect B&W image, Giulio.

THX Nezih and welcome back.
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