E.J.Wilkins

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Concentrating

Taken at the Beaulieu Road Pony Sales in October, this man's rapt concentration caught my eye.

I may not be online much between now and the New Year, we have visitors. I'll drop by when I can.

Best Wishes for a peaceful and happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

my vfxy


Concentrating

Taken at the Beaulieu Road Pony Sales in October, this man's rapt concentration caught my eye.

I may not be online much between now and the New Year, we have visitors. I'll drop by when I can.

Best Wishes for a peaceful and happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

my vfxy


comments (11)

Indeed if the man of the hat is concentrated. Perhaps he buys some colt!
P.D.: We see and celebrations later!
EJWilkins: Hi Jose smile

I did not see him making a bid for a pony, although I was not watching him for very long. He might have been selling a pony or a foal.
I like it how he detaches from the background. Good job!
EJWilkins: Thanks Samira smile
Hi Ellie, yep the guy looks pretty focus ! nice catch !
EJWilkins: Thanks Dafredo, he was focussed and concentrating on what was happening.
  • Mal
  • 26 Dec 2006, 09:58
Nicely caught Ellie, perfect title for the image to. All the best. Mal
EJWilkins: Thanks Mal, kind of you to say so smile
Very well photographed Ellie, you have caught this chap's expression to perfection. I'm sure you won't mind me saying (although you have gone green), that the head in bottom left corner is a touch distracting. Great work though. Hope you are enjoying your "holiday". Many, many regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Head? What head? ... When you've got people standing, stacked on stands like ninepines, there's little chance of getting a clear/clean shot. At least, that's my excuse for now. Hopefully next year I will be able to do better, but it'll be a long wait until the autumn wink
  • chris p
  • the Isle of Wight
  • 26 Dec 2006, 17:32
A bigger aperture - think your camera does F3.5 - would have helped throw the background out a touch more Ellie, well spotted though smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Chris I'll try to remember that when I next experiment with the settings. That day I used either a fastish shutter speed because the ponies were moving about, or I put the camera on auto wink
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Dec 2006, 18:45
I had to laugh at Neil's comment because I didn't even see that head till he drew attention to it. I'm not blind, mind you, but I'm obviously not distracted by much! Chris probably doesn't know yet that I don't have a clue (well, not much, that is) about aperture settings. That's my goal for 2007. smile

At any rate, I love his concentration!
EJWilkins: I got some nice books for Christmas Ginnie, hopefully I'll learn a bit too. Whether I'll be able to put it into practice is another matter entirely.
I'll be honest, I did have a go at cropping out the head, but couldn't do much without losing too much of the main character in the picture, so I left it as it was. After all, it's how it was. Everybody was crammed in so tight that even taking a deep breath would have had a ripple effect round the sale ring. Will have to wait and see what everybody thinks of the other people shots I took that day, they were my first ever, so ... wink
I like this one, it's a good in the field portait - in my standards :o) You got him sharp, he's definetly not making a face for your camera - intstead you captured "concentrating". I agree on the keeping the lower left corner - instead of a tighter crop - but hey, that's a mater of personal taste :o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Dec 2006, 00:10
A great shot (what happened to that old man? - the middle of the 3-some). You can keep all the heads in the picture.
Great shot. I am personally hopeless at "people pictures" so am impressed when other people do it well!
A nice portrait here smile

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