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The Trail Blazer II

Posted by
Martin A. Mora (North Platte, United States) on 14 May 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

FUJIFILM FinePixS1Pro F/5.6 ISO 320 38 mm

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm trying to get a good close in look Martin and discover just how you managed to keep him separated from the dark background. Is it just a gentle and careful dodge around the hat?
The rest is so cleverly done it becomes difficult to understand as a photo, the mind insists that it looks as good as any oil painting in a gallery!

14 May 2010 6:36pm

@Curly: Thanks curly, yes I ran into a wee bit of a prob at the hat, the original background is a wooden window blind ,with light shooting through each crack. So I started cloneing it and the bandaid icon. (can't) think of the name... to break up this background. It bled off of the hat and thus that smear look. Was holding u wouldn't notice . ):

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

that original background sounds like a pain to get rid of, but you did a bang up job!!!! old eagle eye curly doesn't miss a trick!! great portrait find the most interesting folks!!!

14 May 2010 10:09pm

Florence from Paris, France

Love you PP Martin here, adding a lot of softness to this portrait. What a character ! Far West is not that far (thanks to you). :-)

15 May 2010 4:55pm

Paj from Japan

I don't mind the cloning smear since there is a general softness to the portrait anyway, so it's great as usual Martin. I'm quite curious about that original background though, didn't fit with the portrait?

16 May 2010 4:27am

k@ from Paris, France

Another of your classics bringing us all back in the Wild Wild West. Very cool !

16 May 2010 8:44am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Amazing portrait , Martin :)

16 May 2010 8:45pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Your portaits are so timeless, I´m always amazed by your work.

19 May 2010 10:13am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous !

22 May 2010 5:01pm

studio17a from California, United States

Beautiful portrait, great color.

25 May 2010 4:07am

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ISO 320
38 mm