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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.
Daz

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!