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Christoph C. Feldhaim

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Two portraits of a friend
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:01:05 PM »

These were taken in the park of the Marble Palais in Potsdam.

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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 05:16:04 PM »

Love the first one, really works great in b&w
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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 10:48:10 AM »

These Images are one of the reasons why I am going to miss the 100mm f2.8 lens of my now traded away Mamiya Press.

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 11:59:19 AM »

They really look fantastic! Sorry for your loss
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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 12:04:49 PM »

Well, I got something in return .. my now new used Mama 7 II with 43, 89 and 150 mm lens. I'll see how it compares.

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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 12:41:10 PM »

Please post your shots as soon as you have them, I'll be glad to look at them!
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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 01:08:13 PM »

The second doesn't look to me to be more than a snap, but the first is excellent.

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 08:17:08 PM »

The second one is the better composition, but I'm not crazy about the fact that he's squinting. He doesn't look at ease.
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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 02:00:13 AM »

Yes, he is just like that.
A very friendly, but also sceptical person and not someone who is used to pose as a model.
Apart from my chronical struggleing with the light when doing portraits, Portrait for me is not to have a pretty image of a pretty person.
Squinting, sticking out the tongue or finding interesting things in ones nose can all be part of it ....  ;)

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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 02:38:15 AM »

Christoph,

Thank you for the joys of a bit of Acros.  What a refreshing delight.

These are such wonderful portraits.  The bond between snapper and snappee is evident and there is little sense of 'I am having my picture taken' to mar the fruits of the lens.

There's never anything wrong with just a snapo in my book.

W
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 08:14:57 AM »

I just took a peak at your website and have to say, there are some beautiful shots in there!!
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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 09:32:07 AM »

The first image looks a very nice portrait with a good classic composition.

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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 09:51:47 AM »

Looks like a guy worth knowing. Nice snapshots.

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Re: Two portraits of a friend
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 12:07:56 PM »

Looks like a guy worth knowing. Nice snapshots.

He is, indeed!

I think the first is maybe the best portrait I have ever made - usually I suck at portraits and I'm trying hard to improve.
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