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Irish John

Posted on Wed 22nd Feb, 2006, 9:41pm

ISO: 400, Shutter speed: 1/125, Aperture: f/4,
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Flash: None, Cropping: Minor,
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC, Focal length: 50mm,
Captured: 22nd February 2006, 2:55pm,

I was doing some more 'through the window' shots at a bus stop on my lunch break today and as I finished, I turned to go down the street. This chap, who I now know is called John, was walking the other way and he started talking to a woman walking past him.

I must admit that he did come across as a little bit eccentric but I started talking to him and he was pretty good company. He's from the south of Ireland and is visiting his sister in Hackney (I think).

He was talking about how it's very 'bad living' in Ireland at the moment, saying that there were lots of young, single mums scrounging off the state. Anyway, I asked if I could take some pictures and he said yes. I think this one reflects his slight cheekiness, which is how he came across to me despite his ranting.

If I could do this shot again, the only thing I'd change is the ISO. I'm 100% happy with everything else.

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Danielle, Wed 22nd Feb, 2006, 10:04pm
He looks like a character. I think it would also look good in b&w. I like the dof with the bricks in the background too.

milou, Wed 22nd Feb, 2006, 10:09pm
Knockout. He looks how I feel. There is a clarity to this shot probably enhanced by the f/4 DoF. Nice one.

HarryP, Wed 22nd Feb, 2006, 10:33pm
Nice shot, But I thought it was a woman.... :P

SysAgent, Thu 23rd Feb, 2006, 9:31am
Nice portrait shot mate, I Like the wall you selected to use as the backdrop, very nicely focused with the f4.

Christian, Thu 23rd Feb, 2006, 12:36pm
Very good portrait showing his feeling well. Just a thing. You'ld frame to the right to get a dark background . The clear zone close to the face does a disservice to this shot .

ROB, Thu 23rd Feb, 2006, 1:27pm
Great portrait, and it really does show off a mood. Damn he looks cold though!

the leprechaun, Thu 23rd Feb, 2006, 4:55pm
yeal naut be gettin' me pot a gold! neee yahahahahaha!

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