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If You Left it all Behind

Attempting to work on my portrait photography a little bit.

My Brother in Law Ian. Here's his gallery [link]

I'll probably upload the color version as well, but I really liked the intensity of the black and white with a higher contrast.

Camera: Nikon D3100

Comments always welcome.

(c) ChuckleBurger Productions. Please do not use this work without my permission. Thanks
Image details
Image size
4608x3072px 2.2 MB
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 23, 2011, 10:27:51 AM
© 2011 - 2022 wagn18
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etiennia's avatar
Very nice photo, very expressive, and great composition. The bw version is better in my opinion, there's much more emotion than in the color version.
wagn18's avatar
Thank you. I agree I like the BW more as well. I think that it adds intensity.
jorani2194's avatar
Great photo and expression
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Art-of-Eric-Wayne's avatar
Much better than most the portraits I see here. The composition is good and it has some depth. The title is also suggestive and appropriate. The hood works, and the shot has some originality.
wagn18's avatar
Thank you for such a nice comment!

I don't do many portraits, but was really happy with this one.
MisterZeis's avatar
Nice Shot! Very expressive!
wagn18's avatar
Thanks, I think this is my best portrait shot so far.
KayceeLynne's avatar
this is an amazing photo, i love the intensity in his face
wagn18's avatar
Thank you! I really love this one as well.

It's funny, the guy in the photo is the goofiest, least intense person I know, but he really pulled it together for this photo.
wolvesthewarrior's avatar
I think your right about the B&W photo. it shows way more emotion then a color one would.
wagn18's avatar
Thanks, yeah I'm going to post the color one at some point, but this BW is much better.
OddFox17's avatar
He looks kind of depressed.
GenerationGoodbye's avatar
Beautiful view on him with so much expression. I think the b&w makes it perfect!
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Thank you for such a nice comment!
gammada's avatar
Great composition and great use of bw. I'm only guessing, but the color version might prove to be distractive. I'll keep this version. Great work Dude!
wagn18's avatar
Thank you. Yeah the color one is nice, but I think the BW is more striking.
gammada's avatar
It tends to work better on portraits. It makes the viewer concentrate on the subject and not in the environment surrounding him/ her.
Al-Reem77's avatar
nice Shot i love it
wagn18's avatar
Thanks. This is one of my favorites
Al-Reem77's avatar
really love it
wagn18's avatar
Thanks. I think this might be best portrait shot from a technical veiwpoint.
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