Dad

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by Peter Chin, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    I've finally settled on this for printing...now to struggle another year on what medium:doh:

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    One of my earlier images from an X-100
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Really like this Peter.
     
  3. pniev

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    The story of a lifetime. Beautiful!
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Very thoughtful, heartfelt and beautifully seen in black and white.

    May I ask what you mean about struggling "for another year on what medium"?
     
  5. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz FujiXspot Veteran

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    This is a amazing portrait in its subject matter, executions overall technical quality.
     
  6. Amin Sabet

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    Wonderful portrait, Peter
     
  7. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I wouldn't waste too much energy worrying about the medium....just get it printed already. Life is short. I'll cast a vote for glossy paper, though.
     
  8. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Great photo!! I'd go matte.
     
  9. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    @BBW see ^^ what I mean? lol

    I was going to do it on metal (brushed aluminum) but I thought it might be better on some type of "fine art" paper or even water colour paper...then the other thought crept in, "do I do it on traditional photo paper or even a metallic paper or just go with a Giclee and that bought me back to fine art papers...lol :p ...but i'll most likely go Giclee on smooth water-colour paper.

    Thanks guys, comments and likes very much appreciated
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Ah, now I see! I guess I'm a purist.:blush: Hadn't even thought about all those options. I'd go glossy on regular good photo paper - as Luke suggested...now that you've already made your choice, which I'm sure will look great. Wish we could see it in real life!
     
  11. Jman13

    Jman13 FujiXspot Regular

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    I was first thinking metal as well, even before reading your comment.
     
  12. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    It's a photo for a lifetime. why not do two or three of your options and then pick.I'm sure there are family members who would love your rejects.
     
  13. Lawrence A.

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    Make a regular print on real photo paper -- glossy or matte doesn't matter -- just to have a print. Than you can revisit the other options. The warm tone is beautiful, so color paper matching it or a warm tone b&w paper would be required to do it justice.

    It's a very beautiful, moving portrait. literally bringing tears to my eyes for its gentle and respectful treatment of a full life. It speaks volumes, but speaks them softly with compassion and assurance.

    Bravo!
     
  14. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    To end this thread, i had the image done on brushed aluminum, in person it's great but i hadn't planned on my parents being "superstitious"!!!! B&W to them signifies a death :p
    this will not be hung, i actually put it in the closet LOL :whoo:

    anyhow this is the final product, there are a few huge windows off to the right so shooting off tripod, i didn't capture the details properly ...but it came out quite nice for those thinking of using brushed aluminium as a medium, which i've done many in colour for my sports shooting of young local athletes which i have no records off *long story* ask me about it in person someday :drinks:


    *the holes in the corner is how i chose to mount it to the wall...with metal pegs.

    thanks again for all the opinions/suggestions.

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    16x20 brushed metal from posterjacks.ca
     
  15. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    My dad today, he's going to be 85 in July...this is his more "alert" image :) It's going to be framed similar, with white matte instead, this will be in the family room, he didn't like the BW :p so i took it down and filled the holes.

    Taken with the broken X 100 still going strong, when it fails only then will i get it refurbed ...i really enjoy using this body.

    f23ar5.
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Peter, once again a memorable portrait! Please let us know how your father enjoys his birthday.:drinks:
     
  17. Peter Chin

    Peter Chin FujiXspot Regular

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    Thanks BBW, my mom took him to the casino with his birthday monies from us, the kids...that's how he enjoyed his birthday by losing it all :rolleyes:

    on that note my X100 is "soft" maybe it's time to unbox the "s" *lol*
     
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