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Cork Portrait
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:18:46 AM »

This is a recent photo I took of a man on the streets of Cork. I used my friends Canon EOS 7D. The EOS 7D is a real pleasure in the hands, I wish I could afford one at the moment! The build quality is very solid and the weight is perfect.

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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 12:20:52 PM »
You said Cork Portrait, and I thought you meant cork portrait.   :o


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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 08:14:56 AM »

Apologies for the confusion, and I have to clarify it wasnt on the streets but on the outskirts!

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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 08:32:37 AM »
Outskirts?  Hmm, not sure that counts as a Cork Portrait. I think there is a 2km limit.  :D

Nice photo.  I think I'd try to avoid having the tree/sky line so centered, and so ear to ear.   

Here are some more cork portraits: http://www.visualnews.com/2011/08/27/beautiful-portraits-made-with-old-wine-corks/
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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 09:56:31 AM »
What lens did you use? Background blur looks a bit strange to me almost like it has been selectively blurred in post!

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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 09:15:50 AM »
 

Here are some more cork portraits: http://www.visualnews.com/2011/08/27/beautiful-portraits-made-with-old-wine-corks/

Thanks there a some lovely portraits there!

I enjoy this site for portraits also in Ireland Jennifer Farely Photography


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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 10:57:57 AM »
What lens did you use? Background blur looks a bit strange to me almost like it has been selectively blurred in post!

+1 Great eye... the trees below his left ear and above the collar were missed out in the PP blurring.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 08:16:37 AM »


+1 Great eye... the trees below his left ear and above the collar were missed out in the PP blurring.

Thank you this small area was missed out in the blurring, great attention to detail! Its good having some constructive cricticism.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 08:40:21 AM »
This was an image I have recently found on my computer of a fairground I went to over last Summer to visit some relatives with children so we went to the a fairground in the local village. I stayed in a beautiful sea side B&B in Bundoran near Dublin, it was  so relaxing. 



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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 10:41:46 AM »
I like the effect / exposure / colors. However there's something about the framing that is a bit distracting... can't quite put a finger on it... (apart from missing part on the sides).
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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 12:13:37 PM »
You said Cork Portrait, and I thought you meant cork portrait.   :o


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Re: Cork Portrait
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 08:18:32 AM »
I like the effect / exposure / colors. However there's something about the framing that is a bit distracting... can't quite put a finger on it... (apart from missing part on the sides).

Yes I used the camera shutter speed at about lens, speeds in the 1/30, at roughly 20 metres away from the subject, I did crop the sides off with the framing. I think it would be best to remove it for a symetrical point.

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 08:18:32 AM »