Portrait of Stranger #65 by caterina

Portrait of Stranger #65

I haven't taken many pictures recently, but I finally decided that it was time to go back to my strangers if I want to reach the magic number of 100. This gentleman was a tourist in Verona and was surprised (but pleased) by my request to pose.
Terrific portrait in context, with the buildings in the background clear enough to suggest a sense of place. What a fine looking gentleman!
January 20th, 2019  
Another nice one !
January 20th, 2019  
@taffy @samae Thank you. I liked this guy very much too. He was very friendly and cooperative. Fo this one I tried a Fujifilm X100T. Do you think you can see better quality? Apart from the lack of proper focus on the face, due to my inexperience in using this camera. I'm still wondering if a Z6 would be my camera. What's you experience Taffy?
January 20th, 2019  
He does look most amiable. Well done for getting out with the camera again.
January 20th, 2019  
funny i thought this was a phone shot, i think it looks a little oversharpened, is that the x100t jpeg software doing that??
January 20th, 2019  
@kali66 No, I think I oversharpend in PP. But if it looks like a phone shot I'm in trouble!
January 20th, 2019  
@helenhall Thank you Helen. I think I'm suffering from some winter depression. The new toy lent to me by a friend helped finding some enthusiasm again!
January 20th, 2019  
@caterina very different from the feel of your other shots is all
January 20th, 2019  
Very nice...
January 20th, 2019  
I like the overall impression of the shot - the tones and the black trims complement each other so nicely.
January 20th, 2019  
He looks like a happy soul. Another good stranger shot Caterina. BTW, after much mental agonising we've cancelled our planned trip this year to Egypt and Jorday. Two of our Sri Lanka/India group had just come from there. Their details accounts and many photos convinced us that neither would cope physically so would struggle to manage and be a drag on the group too.
January 21st, 2019  
Great spirit shines through. The backgryseems sharper than his fave though
January 21st, 2019  
Face not fave
January 21st, 2019  
Oh, I was missing your strangers!
January 21st, 2019  
@caterina I'm SO happy with the Z6 that I feel comfortable recommending it now. It's a faster camera than the Z7. I ran into the same issue about switching automatically between viewfinder and LED monitor, but now known just to blow off the dust on the sensor by the eye piece and it works just fine. It has a really good stabilization feature -- my drive-by shots of the walking Maasai, for example, were taken from a fast moving car at a fairly high ISO, and there is minimal blur, considering. It's lightweight, and the kit lens -- the 24-70 -- is really good glass. I like that the LED monitor is moveable for different angles or for a portrait, not having the camera obviously at work. I'm happier with the Z6 than the Z7 which I found to be a fairly slow camera, so despite all the defects I dealt with, I feel like I ended up with the right model for me.
January 21st, 2019  
@taffy Thank you very much. I will try to rent the Z6 just to see how it feels in my hands. Your comments are precious!
January 21st, 2019  
@domenicododaro Thank you Domenico, knowing that my strangers are look at with some interest is really encouraging!
January 21st, 2019  
@golftragic I'm sorry to hear that, because I'm sure that you've had liked Jordan. Probably to go to both places would be too tiring. I hope that Les is now well and completely cured of her lung condition. Was that pneumonia?
January 21st, 2019  
@caterina She's still pretty ill unfortunately, 7 weeks+ and counting now. Not pneumonia thankfully, but she has lung problems anyway and when we finally got to a specialist with access to her records she was hospitalised immediately diagnosed with asthma on top of the other stuff. I can be more specific by email if you're interested, but this isn't the place. The biggest problem was the timing of all this drama. We arrived home 23/12 with Les already sick, she rallied for two days over Christmas and we were hopeful. Then she went down like a ton of bricks. I don't know about Italy, but Australia pretty much closes down for at least a week Christmas-New Year, and many, many people, including her respiratory specialist take holidays until late January.
January 21st, 2019  
Great smile and love the context with the background
January 22nd, 2019  
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