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Runmonty
04-01-2014, 05:13 AM
....or helmet anyway

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/13555771763_c40b1deb80_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mDSSEP)

theantiquetiger
04-01-2014, 05:58 AM
Great portrait!!!! So many interesting things in this shot.

Hillbillygirl
04-01-2014, 06:37 AM
Love the "character" you captured in this one. VERY well done RM.

Iguanasan
04-01-2014, 02:16 PM
That's quite a guy and an excellent portrait shot. :thumbup:

Runmonty
04-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Thanks guys. I was pleased to get this given the circumstances. He certainly was an interesting character.

I was taking a few shots at a bike run, not really interacting in any way. This guy was with his mates and started to ridicule me for taking photos of bikes other than his own. I went outside my comfort zone and approached him and started to ask him about his bike and obviously got him started on his real passion. He was quite amused and joked with his mates that I didn't know that the headlight was not standard. I went along with it all in a self deprecating manner. Anyway I took a couple of shots of his bike and then asked if he would be in one of the shots to show off his helmet which matched the fox skin covering the tank of his bike. Of course I focused more on him. Turned out to be a quite nice guy.

asnow
04-01-2014, 10:05 PM
Glad you were bold enough to get in a conversation with this guy. Great portrait with a lot of character.

Mad Aussie
04-02-2014, 03:40 AM
I really like this. Just finished saying in another thread that I don't like HDR software much, but I suspect it was used here to great effect. Either way the processing is excellent.

Runmonty
04-02-2014, 04:18 AM
Thanks asnow & MA.

MA, not HDR software, but I did use a few Photoshop tricks to extract some detail, as I thought the subject could handle it.

Mad Aussie
04-02-2014, 04:56 AM
You thought right! :)

Marko
04-02-2014, 10:00 AM
I have to echo everyone else's thoughts. Fab casual portrait on multiple levels. Here's what I like about it.
- Interesting subject
- Processing that adds to the image
- Fab comp that was not easy

I've said this many many times but most (90% +) people in my experience enjoy/allow being photographed when asked.
Awesome that you went outside your comfort zone. You EARNED this image RM. :highfive:

JAS_Photo
04-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Very cool! this guy loves his bling! That belt buckle is fairly awesome as well!

ewaizel
04-03-2014, 01:18 AM
Great processing result!!! Love the sharpness.

Runmonty
04-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Thanks for in depth response Marko




I've said this many many times but most (90% +) people in my experience enjoy/allow being photographed when asked.


I actually think I had this going through my head at the time. Thanks

Runmonty
04-05-2014, 08:52 PM
Thank you ewaizel & JAS


Very cool! this guy loves his bling! That belt buckle is fairly awesome as well!

Yeah it is some pretty cool accessorizing.