man with hat by nadine henley
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Taken on the south west coast of Australia, near Walpole. I was wanting to try out the f1 capability of the lens so my subject moved into deep shade in a shelter. The depth of field is so shallow that only the left eye is sharp.

portrait with leica MP, 50mm f1 noctilux lens @f1, velvia 100 film, (shutter prob. 1/60th)
cropped in photoshop and highlights on shirt darkened

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Comments

  • acearns
    acearnsover 5 years ago

    And again – Great use of natural light and your f1 focus on the noctilux! A fab portrait subject with intense but kind eyes!

  • I’m so lucky to have such wonderful toys to play with! thanks again alex

    – nadine henley

  • Barbara Morrison
    Barbara Morrisonover 5 years ago

    Nice portrait!

  • thanks so much barbara. I was really pleased with this one.

    – nadine henley

  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    Hmm! Handsome man and a great crop, Nadine, on this lovely portrait. Love the ironic title with your tight crop, by the way. I think the rakish angle of his shoulders and that one partially raised eyebrow lens much to the attitude in this portrait – that, and the catchlight in his eyes. Nicely done!
    I have to attack portraiture next in my photo course, and have procrastinated for months now. You inspire me. May I borrow him?

  • thanks jan but he’s not mine to loan out! the hat had caught the light and was a big distraction which is why i cropped it so tight but i quite like the hint of it in the lanyard. Good luck with the portrait course.

    – nadine henley

  • Patty (Boyte) Van Hoff
    Patty (Boyte) ...over 5 years ago

    I agree with Jan…that light in this eyes and tight crop are wonderful.

  • thanks so much, patty! nice to ‘meet’ you. And thanks for taking a look and leaving this kind comment.

    – nadine henley

  • sonjas
    sonjasover 5 years ago

    Very nice portrait

  • thanks, sonja – this one’s a favorite of mine

    – nadine henley

  • botticcelli
    botticcelliover 5 years ago

    nice portrait…great focused on the eye…well done

  • thanks so much rafael! I’m so glad to get a comment on this one as it is one of my favorites. I love that sharp eye myself! thanks again

    – nadine henley

  • hotpotato
    hotpotatoover 5 years ago

    I really love this shot, a lovely capture, thanks

  • thanks so much for your comment – I love this one so am especially pleased when someone notices it! good to meet you, hotpotato!

    – nadine henley

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    He has a very interesting face and expressive eyes. Great portrait. xo

  • thanks, lori – this is a favorite of mine – so glad you like it!

    – nadine henley

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 5 years ago

    Striking portrait Nadine — well done!

  • thanks so much harry – sorry for the delay replying – I’ve been trying to keep away fromn RB to get some work done for a deadline. So glad you like this one!

    – nadine henley

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Lovely portrait, great lighting

  • thanks trudi – sorry for the delay replying – I’ve been trying to keep away fromn RB to get some work done for a deadline. So glad you like this one!

    – nadine henley

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