100 Strangers : Round 2 : No. 141 : Anthony by phil_howcroft

100 Strangers : Round 2 : No. 141 : Anthony

This is Anthony, who I met at the Heage Windmill, Derbyshire a couple of weeks ago when Arnold and District Camera Club visited the windmill on a night out (we live a rock and roll lifestyle - visits to windmills !! )

Anthony is a volunteer at the windmill and he is in period costume..

This is the first portrait I have done with my Samyang 12 mm lens, Shooting from a low position it was Ideal to get the sails and the windmill as a backdrop to Anthony.

Anthony lives a short walk down the hill in the village. He used to live in the Arnold / Woodthorpe area as a boy and told us how he used to play in the "Duck Park" as a youngster.

Anthony was a knowledgeable host .

The image was edited in Rawtherapee and GIMP. I think it makes a striking shot.

Thanks for being stranger number 141 Anthony.

To find out more about the 100 Strangers project and see pictures taken by other photographers, look at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page


My own strangers can be seen here:

great shot and great info...
August 24th, 2018  
great composition!
August 25th, 2018  
A lovely shot and great info Phil - I am sure it was an enjoyable evening !
August 25th, 2018  
What a super shot Phil. Love the dark sky backdrop and how you've got the top of the sail in. I find windmills hard to photograph.
August 25th, 2018  
Great photo Phil and thank you for giving us the details on how you processed it. 141! I can’t believe it! I’m still at number 21!
August 25th, 2018  
August 25th, 2018  
Another superb portrait capture, Phil. This time you have selected a fabulous background, too. Fav.
August 25th, 2018  
Awesome shot
August 25th, 2018  
Love it, especially the red neckerchief...his expression is so nice, and of course the lovely mill well done Phil. big fav!
August 25th, 2018  
Love this one Phil. You caught Anthony in the perfect costume, pose & place! Fave from me!
August 25th, 2018  
Wonderful portrait with such a great background.
August 26th, 2018  
A striking shot with that backdrop - a fav:)
August 26th, 2018  
@fbailey thank you felicity , much appreciated

@kwind thanks the windmill was important in the storytelling

@ivan good shout about the neckerchief Ivan, I was tempted to do a mono but the red made me keep it as colour

@kerristephens thank you kerri

@sangwann thanks for the fave and really kind words dione

@caterina thanks for the fave caterina, it has took me almost 3 years to get here :) ...that is almost a stranger a week though :)

@busylady thanks judith , windmills are hard to get right because there is always so much sky in the shot, which can fool the camera exposure settings :)

@beryl thanks beryl, we were there for nearly two hours , so it got a little difficult to be creative all that time :)

@lynnz thank you very much Lynn

@madeinnl Ko' thank you for your visit and words on my photo :)
August 26th, 2018  
Anthony looks very happy with his lot, and who can blame him, what a great portrait and beautiful mill
August 27th, 2018  
Wonderful with the white sails and the dark sky. The shot gives Anthony his due but at the same time provides a wonderful setting. A fav.
August 28th, 2018  
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