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l o o k . a t . m e

p h o t o . t o . Aida :iconaidababayeva: f o r . h e r . b i r t h d a y . n e x t . s u n d a y

k i n d l y . f e a t u r e d . b y :
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:iconpatrickmonnier:
I just discovered this photo browsing dA. What an amazing catch! I say catch because you took the photo at the exact right moment, and I mean the exact moment, timed in milliseconds.

Emotions are fleeting and I can't imaging that this man's facial expression lasted more than just a few milliseconds. Great timing and to stay away from cliches, I will simply say that your captured the moment perfectly.

Good photographs are ones that elicit an emotional response in your viewers and this one does that powerfully. It is obviously impossible to get in the man's mind but clearly, he's feeling some strong emotions, perhaps sadness or even devastation.

The obvious suggestive nature of the photo is that the emotional response was triggered by the other man in the photo, whose face cannot be seen: Brilliant!

Technically, the photo is spot-on. The square format works really well here focusing your viewers' attention on the men. The B&W works beautifully as well and one can only imagine the beautiful blue or green of the man's eyes.

Grain on the photo adds a bit of nostalgia and the relative shallow depth of field gives beautiful depth.

Fantastic photo!!
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AidaBabayeva Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I opened this one because I loved it from the preview photo. And your dedication surprised me a lot and made my day!! Thank you so much! That's GREAT! 
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Aida . g l a d . y o u . l i k e . m y . l i t t l e . g i f t . =)=)
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:iconviceberly:
VicEberly Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Featured: [link] :sun:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h . =)=)
y o u r . a v a t ar . i s . n o w . o n . t h e . p h o t o 
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bubastis2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great portrait!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h . =)
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:iconbubastis2:
bubastis2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome! :) (Smile) 
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
a n d . s o . d o . y o u . =)
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:iconrafalbigda:
RafalBigda Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I only wonder - what about rights of publicity? Did you ask this man for publication of his face?
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
a s . i . e x p l a i n . i n . t h e . c o m m e n t s . t h i s . m a n . i s . o n . a . p h o t o . =)
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BokehLight Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2014   Photographer
This should be an ICONIC street photograph for the 21st century!
I don't know how else to describe it. 
Very well done, José! :clap:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
:blush: s o . k i n d . o f . y o u . m y . f r i e n d . :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
This is a exquisite photo (portrait).  i can't tell if the man staring towards the camera is angry showing a scowling face or whether he is sad by the reflected water in his eyes - or both.  Regardless the DOF is spot on.  The person in the foreground is slightly out of focus giving more attention to the main man.  I love that technique, you've done it so well.

The only thing that I think is out of place is the white blurry haze behind the main man's neck and left shoulder.  It's not a big thing at all but I would have either painted over it removed it via clone.  Just my personal preference.  

Congratulations on such a stunning b/w photo.  I love it. :hooray:  :heart:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h . f o r . y o u r . k i n d . w o r d s :rose:
m a y b e . y o u . a r e . r i g h t . a b o u t . t h e . w h i t e . b u t . i . d o n ' t . l i k e . t o . c o r r e c t . t h e . r e a l i t y . i . m a k e . p h o t o s . a s . t h e y . s h o w . t o . m e . =)
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
You're welcome José.  :butterfly:

Now that I understand why the white is there, I think you should leave it.
I thought it might have been a Photoshop smudge.  I can see now that it's a part of the background.
I like taking photos without post processing them too, but I'm not as good a photographer you are. :shrug: =)
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JACAC Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
i . r e a l l y . h a t e . photoshop . a n d . i . a l w a y s . t r y . t o . d o . m y . c o m p o s i t i o n s . a n d . s e t t i n g s . o n . t h e . m o m e n t
b e e i n g . a n . a r c h i t e c t . h e l p . m e . a . l o t
y o u . o r . m e . a r e . n o t . b e t t e r . w e . s e e . t h e . w o r l d . a s . w e . d o . t h a t 's . a l l
t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d n e s s :hug:
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
i understand you dislike of photoshop.  some of the post processing done
to photos is PS, end up looking nothing like their original exposure.

i try to capture the best photo i can using my camera's settings.  i wish i were a
better photographer, but i'm a photographer that captures moments in time,
more like a journal instead of creating beautiful art.

oh José you are a MUCH better photographer than i am, believe me.  your work inspires me.
i still like to play with PS to slightly enhance some areas of dark & light in my photos without
making them look surreal or otherworldly.  :hug: :heart:
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JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
a s . y o u . s e e . w e . d o . t h e . s a m e . t o . d o . t h e . b e s t . w e . c a n . :hug:
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I think you're right.  We try our best. =)
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Y E S ! =)=) :hug:
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:iconclalepa:
clalepa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love it! :)
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h . =)
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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Hi there..... This absolutely stunning piece was featured here [link]
I hope you like it...::hug:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
o b r i g a d o . Teresa . p e l a . h o n r a . d e s t e . f e a t u r e :#1:
o . t e u . a v a t a r . j á . e s t á . n a . f o t o
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Muito obrigada eu....
Um prazer...:hug:'SSSSS
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
e n t ã o . s o m o s . d o i s . =)=)
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
:giggle:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
=)
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: Zé!!

Teresa has featured (BIG) this masterpeice in her latest journal..... And I STILL think this is one of the most powerful and captivating portraits I have ever seen!!!!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
o b r i g a d o . Mel :w00t:
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:iconeinsilbig:
Einsilbig Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent capture :clap:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h . =)
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:iconabsinthfenix:
absinthFenix Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Striking portrait!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
y e s ! =)
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:iconpauljavor:
pauljavor Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very emotional picture! Great!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h
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BokehLight Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Photographer
Great picture, José.
Composition and contrast are simply amazing! :)
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h . m y . f r i e n d . =)=)
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ShellyBad Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A forte expressão capturado. Bem feito!! :clap:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
m u c h a s . g r a c i a s . gemma . =)
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:iconshellybad:
ShellyBad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconywsmileyplz:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
:w00t:
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow. His expression and the composition work so well :D
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
t h a n k . y o u . v e r y . m u c h . =)
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:iconfal-name:
fal-name Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Photographer
It`s perfect!
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
w o w ! t h a n k . y o u . =)
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:iconfal-name:
fal-name Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Photographer
:cuddle:
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
:hug:
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nicholasphoto Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Photographer
Piercing eyes. Very intense image.
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
t h a n k . y o u . s o . m u c h . =)
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