Every once in awhile, Jakey stops working at the farm for 15 minutes to get a haircut!
Happy Mother's Day to Helena, Jakey's mom. It was great having lunch with you yesterday! :)
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens at f/2, 1/200s, ISO 400. Converted RAW file to monochrome with the gradient map, basic curves adjustment, slight color balancing.
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Jakey, the man who faces the morning dew each day, gets a fresh hair-do. Love the b&w format.
Well done! Nice to see Jakey taking a break.
Did you know that he was going for a hair cut and tag along? Or did you just happen to be there when yourself?
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
First one to comment, yeah!
Great use of DOF here. Love the BW-conversion.
B&W photos are so true. What a handsome young man. Beautiful portrait. Nice to see him "resting?".
Striking composition/cropping. Great diagonal divide between "Jakey on pause" and the focused "Barber of Civil" .........so did Jakey meet a girl or is it just sumer coming on?
Nice shot and I love the dof in this. Great job.
Um, can we have a Jakey calendar? : )
JPH: You're a wordsmith, methinks!
Laurie: Good coincidence with the haircut - I was at the same shopping center buying groceries and of course, I carry my camera everywhere. :)
Happy Mom's Day to you, too!
Tobias: Sorry darlin'. :) I hadn't published the other comments yet.
David Tinnon: The haircut is for summer, but posting this shot is my contribution toward finding a girlfriend for him! Now if we can just get him to stop working 85 hours a week...
RD: Yes! Hahahaha! We're working on one! I hope to have it available through Cafe Press in October/November. :)
were they preping him to do another book??
Great b/w shot and depth of field. I love this one.
The depth of field is great, however in this case I feel that it's almost too shallow. I think it would have been more pleasing to have just a little more of the photo in focus. But hey, that's just one kid's silly opinion. Other than that tiny little quip I love it, as usual.
I often work in b&w film so I like the artistic edge, but I would be curious to know why you decided to decide on b&w when most of your work is effective in color.-- I do like it.
Keep on keepn' on.
There is so much good stuff going on here. The sharpness contrast that the depth of field brings works so well with the hair and the scissors (literally sharp). I also love the capture of the awkward stare we all get during haircuts.
Looks like Jakey has his own personal paparazzo. I never thought a photo of a guy getting his ears lowered could look so good (don't take that the wrong way, Jakey). I have to agree with Michael George: it just needs a touch more DOF so that both eyes and the stylist's left hand are in sharp focus. I do think it looks great in B&W.
OH! BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!
nice portrait. he looks restless.
Dennis: No particular reason on the B&W. Just liked the way it looked over the color version. Ramping up to do some B&W film work myself. :)
This shopping ceater , can yuo get Tasty- Kakes there ?
this is so nice! i look forward to seeing more of your black and white work, and yes, i'll be buying one of those calendars ma'am. :)