Thoughtful. by ruthmouch

Thoughtful.

This gentleman was sitting on a step at the port in Jbeil (Byblos).

Thanks for all recent visits, comments and favs.... I appreciate every one especially during this busy Festive Season.
amazing portrait
December 13th, 2012  
Another fantastic portrait! So tack sharp.
December 13th, 2012  
What a wonderful capture! The tones are great as well. Fav for me!
December 13th, 2012  
Great subject to photograph too
December 13th, 2012  
Great portrait photo. You have such a great collection.
December 13th, 2012  
Love this. Wow, wonderful focus and composition.
December 13th, 2012  
Wonderful face that clearly has a story to tell
December 13th, 2012  
Another marvelous capture Ruth!! I believe your photographs have the same kind of impact as Dorothea Lange who had great skill for showing her compassion for outsiders and close observation of their plight.
December 13th, 2012  
Fantastic candid shot.
December 13th, 2012  
Lovely tones and detail.
December 13th, 2012  
Bep
I admire your portrait pictures!
December 13th, 2012  
Another wonderfully detailed portrait Ruth, and another fav for me :)
December 13th, 2012  
Great capture, Ruth. You've caught his thoughtful mien perfectly.
December 13th, 2012  
Yes, the character shows in this photo - were you far away?
December 13th, 2012  
@maggiemae No, Maggiemae a couple of yards, near enough to ask him permission which he gave.
December 13th, 2012  
@skipt07 Skip!!!!! I think comparing me with Dorothea Lange (had to Google her) is totally wild, a huge compliment and I would like to say Thank you very much!!! :-)
December 13th, 2012  
So much character in that face.
December 13th, 2012  
Wonderful!!
December 13th, 2012  
Another wonderful portrait shot. I wonder what he is thinking.
December 13th, 2012  
Wonderful character study, Ruth. The tones are perfect as is the DOF.
December 13th, 2012  
Another fabulous character shot Ruth.
December 13th, 2012  
eva
Breathtakingly great portrait.
December 13th, 2012  
You seem to always catch the interesting people to shoot. I don't ever see anyone with this much character in my travels through my town! Fantastic as usual, Ruth!
December 13th, 2012  
a lot of character in that face, nicely presented
December 13th, 2012  
wonderful image .
December 13th, 2012  
Another excellent street portrait Ruth.
December 13th, 2012  
Great portrait
December 14th, 2012  
Fantastic capture!
December 14th, 2012  
Great casual portrait. That's quite a beard.
December 14th, 2012  
Awesome capture! Fantastic shot, Ruth!
December 14th, 2012  
Great portrait
December 14th, 2012  
Wonderful portrait shot.
December 14th, 2012  
Your street portraits are always so wonderful. Love his gaze.
December 14th, 2012  
Subject, focus, expression, DOF is all stunning.
I think you need to move your frame right so the top left third of the frame is on his eyes and the gentleman is looking into the frame, not out of it. It feels a little central to me.
Just a few little changes and you'd have a world class portrait.

Hope the CC helps :)
December 14th, 2012  
@bjrphotography Totally agree, must have been sloppy to have framed it like this, possibly something to do with being in a hurry and the waves creeping over the wall behind me!!!! Pathetic excuses! Disliked it being central.
December 14th, 2012  
:)
December 14th, 2012  
I am always so happy to get to your shot for the day...as always, it never disappoints me!
December 14th, 2012  
Lovely portrait of him.
December 14th, 2012  
Very deep portrait
December 14th, 2012  
I wonder if he knew you were taking his photo? did you think he did? ..i love how you caught him in deep thought ..he may have been thinking..i wonder why this lady is taking a picture of me?! lol..so poignant! love it! :)
December 14th, 2012  
@ellimae He knew because I was kneeling a couple of yards in front of him and I asked too!!!!!! His good humour lasted 15 seconds and then it was time to go!
December 14th, 2012  
Great portrait
December 14th, 2012  
Incredible & touching portrait Ruth!
December 14th, 2012  
A great candid portrait, Ruth. I wonder what thoughts were going on behind those eyes.. . .
December 14th, 2012  
A stunning candid capture, Ruth. I love these portrait shots.
December 14th, 2012  
Lovely portrait Ruth, great character too
December 14th, 2012  
Amazing portrait Ruth. Love the tones and composition. :)
December 14th, 2012  
Wonderful portrait shot
December 14th, 2012  
Great capture. The shot and the person do tell a compelling story.
December 14th, 2012  
So much character you captured here. Excellent work. This image does tell a story.
December 14th, 2012  
Sue
Wonderful!
December 14th, 2012  
A haunting face. +F
December 14th, 2012  
A beautiful portrait of a face full of character!
December 14th, 2012  
You capture the heart and soul of people so well.
December 14th, 2012  
Fabulous portrait. Your photos have extreme clarity I never achieve - possibly I should stop holding a dog at the same time...
December 14th, 2012  
FAV+ PORTRAITS ARE SOME OF YOUR BEST WORK.
December 14th, 2012  
ruth, your title is very apt for this gentleman ..an excellent portrait
December 14th, 2012  
Beautiful portrait. Love how your camera captured all those shades of gray.
December 15th, 2012  
I love the consistent tones in his clothing and the details in the background. Great capture.
December 15th, 2012  
@judithg mmm Monty is definitely a factor....I always try the shortest extreme time possible as I am a wobbler and have recently discovered "unsharp mask" in gimp...works some rather decent magic!!
December 15th, 2012  
@jaum JIm Thank you! I appreciate your comment and am very lucky to have so many mostly willing and good humoured subjects to practice on!
December 15th, 2012  
@jenniferruge Thank you jennifer...I appreciate your visit and comment!! :-)
December 15th, 2012  
A wonderful candid portrait.
December 15th, 2012  
beautiful portrait... there is so much character in his face... the expression you caught says so much
December 16th, 2012  
Powerful shot. He has such an intense stare. Makes you wonder, what his story is about
December 16th, 2012  
Gotta give you another fav on this one. really superb!!
December 16th, 2012  
Really nice protrait brings out the man's character.
December 16th, 2012  
Another wonderful portrait Ruth
December 16th, 2012  
As if I feel his thoughts - very expressive photo of your.
December 17th, 2012  
Nice portrait...captures the space you were in
December 19th, 2012  
Great portrait!
December 19th, 2012  
A magnificent portrait - Fav
December 20th, 2012  
What an interesting face, such character, well captured moment
February 9th, 2013  
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