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This is a discussion on A Different Old Man within the Critiques forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; Just thoughts or opinions. I wish I could have stopped him from grinning but I couldn't and it kind of ...

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    Just thoughts or opinions. I wish I could have stopped him from grinning but I couldn't and it kind of distracts me, anyone else's thoughts?


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    I like it. Might be a frag too much shadow around his eye there. I don't mind the grin at all.

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    Thanks you may be right about the shadow but I will see how it turns out.
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    What I like about your portraits is the mastery of shadow in relationship to light. I don't mind the grin, but it might have been a more compelling image without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    What I like about your portraits is the mastery of shadow in relationship to light. I don't mind the grin, but it might have been a more compelling image without it.
    Thank you very much. And I agree about the smirk, I find it distracting.
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    i very much like the overall mood and lighting.
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    I guess it depends on your point of view. Honestly, I like the grin but then I'm generally a happy person and prefer to see happy photos most of the time.
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    I really like how the dark behind the face makes it pop. Nice shot

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