Another Brick In The Wall (Helios 44M-4 vintage lens) by phil_howcroft

Another Brick In The Wall (Helios 44M-4 vintage lens)

Me up against the wall, shot with a vintage Helios 44M-4 2/58 lens

My wife shot the photo (under my guidance), I think she just about got the focus right on my eyes.

From a composition point of view, I think I am a little too close to the wall.

That's the wall of our house, kitchen door to my left , dining room window to my right.

Trying to look cool in my Primarni Hoodie.

I think I've posted better portraits of myself, but it was time to add another to my photostream.

Edited in darktable and gimp. Oh and i added a subtle vignette to draw your eye towards me

Well done! Always prefer a portrait in B& W to add gravitas. Please explain what you mean about the subtle vignette.
March 3rd, 2020  
@allie912 thanks allison , i darkened the corners when editing the photo to replicate vignetting that sometimes occurs naturally in a lens, it draws the viewers eyes into the centre

March 3rd, 2020  
Funny, its really show our age right...
March 4th, 2020  
I agree about the wall, but it is always nice to see portaits of people on here who make me smile......and you are one of them!
March 4th, 2020  
Hahaha love your Primarni hoodie. It's a great shot. Well done to your wife.
March 4th, 2020  
I always like your self portraits, Phil - you have such a magnificent smile for the camera. Well done to your wife.
March 4th, 2020  
A lovely selfie Phil , with your always ready smile !
March 4th, 2020  
Déja vu! Well done, Jane!
March 4th, 2020  
@quietpurplehaze thanks haze much appreciated

@beryl thank you beryl , I always smile

@sangwann thanks dione for your lovely words and continued support

@tinley23 Primarni is always good for bargain clothes :)

@casablanca glad i made you smile Casa'

@kerenmcsweeney keren you are right :)

March 5th, 2020  
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