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Going Solo

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 1 January 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Happy New Year, all. Hope 2007 is great for you and yours!

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/250 second F/14.0 ISO 800 49 mm

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Darren from Japan

Happy new year mate.
Hope you getting over your hangover. Mine was gone by around 10 thanks to the tablets and 2 litres of water I knocked back before sleeping.
Nice work with the PS mate. Looks like we are all starting to challenge ourselves. Like the highlights on the guys jacket.
Take it easy mate.

1 Jan 2007 7:58am

@Darren: thanks Daz. should have taken some aspirin myself!

Still from Valence, France

Wonderful shot to beginning the year. Subtl tones and fien sublect...
Happy New Year to you and yours!

1 Jan 2007 9:44am

@Still: thanks Still!

benjamin from Singapore

impressive shot! got any of people playing clarinets? (my intrument) =)
have a great year ahead!

1 Jan 2007 9:51am

@benjamin: thanks benjamin. no clarinets yet i'm afraid but will keep my eyes open :-)

objectif plume from Belgium

splendid portrait!

1 Jan 2007 1:50pm

@objectif plume: thanks for the comment!

Sidonie from Sydney, Australia

A bicycle, a wind instrument, a place to play=happiness!
Happy New Year, and thank you for your visits.

1 Jan 2007 2:41pm

@Sidonie: thankyou for your visits Sidonie!

Craig Persel from Montreal, Canada

Very nice composition. Wonderful light.

1 Jan 2007 3:02pm

@Craig Persel: thanks Craig. much appreciated!

Duncan Galbraith from kyoto, Japan

Hey Stu, happy new year mate. read your comment on Darrens blog so I know how youre feeling. ouch, take it easy. lovely shot mate. Constructively I'd probably lessen the blur towards his lower torso and bring the bench/legs more into focus a little more as it seems his upper torso/sax is kind of detached from his surrounds. I had a similar problem with my 'Pronto' shot, with hindsight, I think I went a bit over the top, as Aidan most eloquently pointed out.

1 Jan 2007 3:55pm

@Duncan Galbraith: yeah the wheels fell off the wagon here I think! another tutorial may be required mate!

H.O from Victoria, Canada

nice atmosphere Stu. Happy new year ! :)

1 Jan 2007 5:05pm

@H.O: many thanks Hiro!

Angry Buddha from United States

Great work.Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2007 5:35pm

@Angry Buddha: Thankyou Sean!

Daniel from United States

Very nice shot.

1 Jan 2007 6:00pm

@Daniel: Thanks for visiting, Dan.

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

The blurring may be a bit over the top, but altogether, I'd say it's a brilliant image. Have a sparkling 2007, Stu!

1 Jan 2007 6:42pm

@Damon Schreiber: aye you might be right Damon. thanks for the comment mate.

jc from Tokyo, Japan

the elements in this one make for a great portrait ..

1 Jan 2007 9:12pm

@jc: thanks jc!

jwhairybob from Sitka, United States

awesome shot, i love the distinction between the subject and the background.

2 Jan 2007 2:22am

@jwhairybob: many thanks mate!

Dan from New York, United States

oh i love this shot!
and a happy new year to you too!

2 Jan 2007 3:54am

@Dan: many thanks Dan. Appreciate the visit!

Chris Sullivan from Melbourne, Australia

Hope you had a good one mate!

Excellent shot, great colours and PP!

5 Jan 2007 11:36pm

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Nice lonely mood! Well done!

8 Jan 2007 2:28pm

Paulo Oliveira from Odivelas, Portugal

You are a street photographer, congratulations for your brilliant portfolio!

21 Jan 2007 3:03pm

@Paulo Oliveira: Thanks for your kind words, Paulo!