I am a 42-year old husband and father. I was an avid computer gamer and DOF, F-stops and the like were foreign to me until my wife introduced me to photography.

I began shooting during the latter part of March 2010 and quickly became addicted to it. I started this blog to share my journey and to learn along the way. Special thanks to my wife Eng who encouraged me and to all my friends in Blogosphere who shared their knowledge and taught me to further this craft.

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a gentle pirate

SOOC



Edited

a gentle pirate

PP on PS CS4

* High Pass Filter applied
* contrast adjusted
* Cropped
* Texture overlayed
* Layer masked face
* Eyes Dodged
* Warm Filter applied
* vignette applied



23 comments:

Robin

Beautiful portrait, full of feeling.

There must be a wonderful story behind this one.

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rossichka

Is he real?:) A man, whose life's connected with water or someone, dressed like a pirate? A wonderful portrait!

FOTOLARSEN

awesome portrait of this man, angel, lightning and composition are great :)!

Sandra

YOwSA you have out done your self AGAIN. this is stunning and I really really love it

Kathy

Very nice portrait of a character-rich face.

Carolina

a beautiful portrait, nice colours
so much character in this man's face
wonderful photo Dave

Scott

That's a great shot and great processing to give it that rough edge.

kri

why should he be a pirate? maybe he is a gipsy man ... his heart full of the wisdom of his folk ...

Snapper II

It looks so real, and yet it could be a very good painting. I'm at a loss for words, fantastic.

Sarah Halstead

Wow. I love your edit. Looks great!

Betsy

that is astonishing!! The edit is FABULOUS, but what I REALLY want to know is where you found a pirate ;)

Gardening in a Sandbox

Fabulous. Looks like a painting. Great work. V

Nicole

That is fantastic! I love what you have done with that capture!

R and J Studios

Interesting indeed! would love to hear the story behind it

Mommy2Four

Very cool shot! I'm wondering about the story behind it too! (or maybe I'm just land locked and don't run into pirates very often!)

Maryvel Friesen

WOW!! That is amazing! It almost look like a painting! Very dramatic, love it!

Just Bits and Pieces

Oh my gosh.....that is sooooo amazing. I can't even properly describe! Amazing!

photobyholly

VERY nice! You really brought out the richness of the colors, I love the detail, and the texture is perfect. Well done!!

Tanyia

This is an absolutely wonderful photo!
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