Man at a wedding reception near Bristol; 17 Aug 2011.

With this striking character, I’ve definitely gone for the tough guy or gangster look.  His tie was a splendid red, but restoring that colour here would have unbalanced and cheapened the whole shot I think – it would have been a major distraction.

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Technique: D700 with 24-140 Nikkor lens at 140mm; 1000 ISO; converted to mono with Silver Efex Pro 2, starting from the Cool Tones 1 preset.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

17 Responses to ARCHIVE 542 – MAN AT A WEDDING (MONO)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Very well done, and I agree about the red – this is perfect.


  2. Love that you put him off center and leaning in the same direction as his tie. I find the extra grain particularly appropriate to the mood. Good job, Adrian.


  3. krikitarts says:

    You’re right, it doesn’t need the red tie. I also like that you’ve preserved the reflections (of goodies on the table?) in his glasses.


  4. oneowner says:

    Wonderful portrait, A. I admire the ability to take good portraits and it’s a skill I have never mastered.


  5. Excellent portrait; like the grain.


  6. paula graham says:

    Super stuff straight from one of my operas!


  7. He is all the color he needs. He is quite a statement.


  8. Janet says:

    Very nice! To me it’s like a mix of the blues brothers and the Sopranos. I love the style.


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