Ella Schreiber, QPSA, APSA  


Masked Worrier by Ella Schreiber, QPSA, APSA

October 2019 - Masked Worrier

About the Image(s)

Masked Worrier… a character from the Renaissance Festival… A FF camera, 24-105 lens @ 98mm, 1/500, F 4.5, ISO 500. The Masked Worrier was a companion of Bone Lady, if you recall the image… The background was changed to black to make him the subject, selectively dodged and burned, sharpened, a vignette added, a 3 px grey stroke, and called it done.


8 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ella - another fine portrait - I particularly like his eyes looking straight at the camera - they add a touch of drama to the image. Looking at the enlarged version I think there is a little more detail to be had from the two light areas of his chin and also his left cheek bone.
Overall a very pleasing image!   Posted: 10/11/2019 14:12:57

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Peter... I appreciate your keen observations... will add some more detail to those areas... this guy was the partner of the bone lady which I submitted a couple months ago. Ella   Posted: 10/11/2019 16:34:18

Ed Ries
Hello Ella. You succeeded in not wanting me to meet this guy in a dark ally, or for that matter in a well light ally. The eyes are riveting and seem to see right through the viewer. Expressive portrait. Personal preference, I may have preferred the beard to be sharper. For me that would not have detracted my attention from the eyes.   Posted: 10/14/2019 15:23:49

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Hi Ella, I echo Peter's and Ed's comments. In addition, I feel you could have taken more time in separating the image from the original background. The current version has a cookie-cutter effect. Perhaps a bit more feathering would have helped?   Posted: 10/14/2019 16:35:53

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
An excellent portrait which really captures the look which the guy was striving for.
There are some strange people around who make these efforts!
The effect you have achieved really suits the subject.   Posted: 10/17/2019 04:17:40
Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
John thank you for your comments. This guy was in character and shot him at one second's notice. An interesting fellow who stayed in character for this quick pix.   Posted: 10/17/2019 05:19:41

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Ella
You know my love of these events there are always so many interesting characters to capture and all want to be photographed this guy really suits your mono conversion you have nailed the eyes and boy do they give you a don't mess with me attitude the chin and ear are just a little soft I usually shoot around f5.6 but that is a nit pic keep going to these events and capturing these characters.   Posted: 10/20/2019 15:05:30

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Ian, thanks for your comments. These characters appear and are gone in seconds. So, you try to be fast and hope for the best. At times, they will accommodate and pose, but, that usually lasts for all of 2 seconds and then they are off...I think they are so interesting and will continue to look for these out-of-the-ordinary shots.   Posted: 10/20/2019 15:43:40

 

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