This shot has a bit of a story behind it, I was with a group of fellow photographers on what we call a Ferry Hop expedition. Basically we spend the day or most of it, riding the Sydney Ferries to different destinations taking photos on board and where ever we disembark. On this particular outing a few of my fellow photographers and I decided to issue a challenge, walk up to perfect strangers and ask for to take their photo. This was only the second person I ask after the challenge was issued. This lovely gentleman had a great face, a lovely white and gray beard and looked just the part for a nautical theme. As it happens when I approached him, we were nearing a replica tall ship and the Darling Harbour light house (scene in the background). Well all the elements just fell into place, and I only took two shots but I knew I had bag a great image, I thanked the Sea Captain as I’ve now called him, showed him the image and let him travel the rest of the trip in peace. I’m considering entering this in the portrait section of the Real Photography compeition, while it may be a little unconventional, it’s one of my favourite portraits (and most the others my wife won’t let me post as they are pictures of her).

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Comments

  • Lost Lost
    Lost Lostabout 7 years ago

    Top shot, perfect treatment. Great comp and DOF.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 7 years ago
    Fantastic shot Craig
  • ozczecho
    ozczechoabout 7 years ago

    Great shot Craig…sure luck played a part here with the bg, but u make your own luck…Plus the b&w conversion is 1st class, as is the light on the captains face…definitely enter this in the comp.

  • debfuller
    debfullerabout 7 years ago

    I love it, is that his boat

  • Christina Martin
    Christina Martinabout 7 years ago

    He’s wonderful Craig. Great shot!

  • Popular Mr
    Popular Mrabout 7 years ago

    it is a nice portrait

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...about 7 years ago

    A great capture as it appears to tell you a story…

  • Lalit  Bhusal
    Lalit Bhusalabout 7 years ago

    humm.. this pic does say some story.. nice work mite

  • Corrie Kuipers
    Corrie Kuipersabout 7 years ago

    nice atmospheric shot !

  • David Sundstrom
    David Sundstromabout 7 years ago

    Well captured Craig,

    Was that from this years AW ferry hop?

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