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Today was the Torremendo, (Spain) Annual Fiesta, celebrating their Saints day, where 2 Oxen pull a cart carrrying a statue of Jesus around the town and horse riders and pedestrians proceed and follow. Last year I rode, but decided I would snap some photos this time. This elderly man had a wonderful character visage, so I plucked up the courage to snap a shot! He was just a follower. The day was blazing hot, so he must have been melting in his coat and hat.

This is the first time I have managed to capture an older person to apply this effect to and I am quite pleased with the result!

I have removed the background as it was full of people and was messy.
2 hours worth of editing in PSP, including manually adding the Dragan effect!
Nikon D40 18-55mm
Started photography May 2008

I thank all the fabulous artists on Redbubble for inspiring me to improve my photography. These days I mostly take portrait shots and on a part-time basis do so for money! It all helps in funding more photography gear! I thank you for looking at my work. Click to find my photography website Cherish Me and my Facebook Page

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Squealia

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roelleover 5 years ago

    This has such character, like wisdom and expression. Beautiful image.

  • LOL I was the otherside of the cart and spotted him and thought I have to get a shot of him!!! Hannah and I frog marched around the front of the little procession and I waited for him to walk past! First time I have had teh guts to do this! and I did several times today! Hannah is such a sport following me like a little sheep!

    – Squealia

  • Joyce  D. Z.
    Joyce D. Z.over 5 years ago

    I love the textures of his beard! Wonderful portrait!

  • Thank you

    – Squealia

  • mum2milo
    mum2miloover 5 years ago

    Wonderful portrait, Celia, what a character and a face full of intrigue! Excellent editing too :o) xx

  • Thank you Sarah, Iknew it would be fun editing him!

    – Squealia

  • linifer
    liniferover 5 years ago

    This is brilliant! Love it oxo

  • Thank you Linifer

    – Squealia

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Very great portrait, excellent post processing!

  • Thank you Carole

    – Squealia

  • tessabishop
    tessabishopover 5 years ago

    Wonderful character caught in this portrait

  • Thank you tessa

    – Squealia

  • davesphotographics
    davesphotograp...over 5 years ago

    great capture nice work

  • Thank you Dave

    – Squealia

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    Gosh this is fabulous work!

  • Thanking you Robin

    – Squealia

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 5 years ago

    Fantatsic Celia!

  • Thank you very much

    – Squealia

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