View Full Version : This is Paul

10-23-2011, 08:26 PM
This is my husband's friend Paul. He has been a great help with the reno and the farm projects. I took this yesterday and to me this completely captures his personality. But I can't be objective. What does it say to you?
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6232/6274775162_f084f14e8c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/6274775162/)
paul (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambe1964/6274775162/) by bambe1964 (http://www.flickr.com/people/bambe1964/), on Flickr

10-23-2011, 09:26 PM
First off, this is a wonderful portrait, Bambi. A nice even light, excellent focus. Love it. Love the captured smoke from the cigar too.

As for Paul, I'd say he's got a bit of a gruff exterior but a real softy inside. That's the feeling I get, anyway.

10-24-2011, 08:37 AM
Not sure this reveals 'personality' to me but I do like the image.

10-24-2011, 07:20 PM
thanks guys. it's hard when you know a person to know if the picture captures them or not.

10-25-2011, 07:30 AM
I also like the image. Great lighting, composition, bokeh. You used that last one to really draw my eye to Paul. I like the smoke drifting up from his cigar too, nice touch. I am not seeing much personality here. Perhaps the combination of sunglasses, the profile, and the relatively limited shoulders/head view obscures that aspect of the image a bit. Nevertheless this is a great portrait. He should be pleased with it.

10-25-2011, 07:46 AM
Lovely portrait shot Bambi.
I would say that this man is a no-guff, tell it like it is individual, but has a real sense of humour under the rough exterior.

10-26-2011, 06:55 PM
thanks guys! Paul is a gruff, shoot from the hip guy but he's dead honest and a hard worker!!