A Trophy for The Beast

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Uncle Frank, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. I just picked up a POTD at Bestfoto.com for my portrait of Joe with his dad's picture. I used the 28-70/2.8 Nikkor for the capture.

    http://www.bestfoto.com/Archives/POTDdisplay.asp?PIC=062505P.jpg

    They creamed the image quality when they downsized it for the awards page, so here's the original low res version. It's titled, "Like Father, Like Son".

    original.

    The Beast Rules!
     
  2. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Congratulations Frank!!!

    That's a great photo - it tells many more than a single story, in fact I'm taken back to California in the 50's just looking at the inner picture (although I don't know if it was taken there. There's just a lot going on in here, and you've encapsulated it so well. Good job man!

    (PS I suspect you could have done this with any lens though.)
     
  3. faenix

    faenix

    98
    Jun 21, 2005
    Bayside, NY
    Congratulations! I love the resemblance between the two!
     
  4. Francis

    Francis

    56
    May 7, 2005
    Belgium
    This is a great picture!!! Very nice shot, splendid idea to make this shot :!:
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Congratulations Frank. Very deserving. :wink:
     
  6. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Congratulations Uncle Frank... I really like what you did with that image and the concept was awesome to replicate the original. The resemblance is very cool. Nice to see that you received a little recognition as well. Job well done!!! 8)
     
  7. congrats.... very nicely done....!!!!!!!!
     
  8. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me UF.

    Well done!
     
  9. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  10. Thank you all for your flattering comments, folks!

    Chris... you've got the location right, but it was taken in the late 1970s, when Joe Sr. was in his early 70s. He was an Italian immigrant, a fisherman and later a house painter, who raised 3 daughters and a son, and had a long and happy life. You can see the pride in his face.
     
  11. The thought is as nice as the piccture is, it proved to me I need to spend way more time thinking about the photos I take and not just catching the spur of the moment!

    Nice one Frank
     
  12. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Congratulations. I remember your Post about setting it up and taking this shot.
     
  13. Thanks, Andreas. This was as far from a "spur of the moment" shot as I've ever taken. Joe Jr. is normally clean shaven, and once I spotted the similarity, I had to persuade him to grow a beard for the session -lol.

    Ken-L, thanks for the congratulations!
     
  14. Congratulations Uncle Frank. This picture really is worth a thousand words.
     
  15. Congrats....nicely done !
     
  16. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Idaho
    congratulations

    I knew this picture was a winner when I first saw it. Bet your friend is thrilled with the result.
     
  17. Congratulations Frank! A well deserved award. It's remarkable the resemblance between father and son. Thanks for letting us enjoy your success.

    Brian
     
  18. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Well thought out, well executed, &

    a well deserved recognition! Hope it takes pic of the month! Congrats!
     
  19. Re: congratulations

    Thanks to all for your kind comments. This was a fun project, and may turn out to be a profitable one 8) . I received the following from Joe's son:

    Frank,

    Everyone is in love with the photo you took. Especially the one that
    took 1st place in the contest. You're coming dangerously close to being
    called a professional !

    I think kelly is very interested in you taking some more photos of
    Isabella.

    She will be 2 in august and we will prob hire you for another session.
    We also prob have several more referrals.

    If your willing ?
     
  20. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Re: congratulations

    And I'll bet you are too! ;)
     
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