Roofer in HOT Alabama Weather

Discussion in 'People' started by BarryD3, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. The gentleman in the photo has been a roofer for well over 30 years and is presently roofing my house for the third time in 25 years (hail damaged it this time!). I had the opportunity to grab a shot of him while he was overseeing his crew and hopefully captured the man's excellent character. [My contracts with him have always been a handshake ... not so common anymore.] Comments welcome of course.

    D3 with Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8
    F2.8, 58mm, and 1/200
    SB-800 with Fong cloud diffusser

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    Regards,
     
  2. chandler

    chandler

    118
    Oct 21, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    nice portrait...great expression and sharpness
     
  3. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    Well done, Barry. I kind of can't wait to say that I've done something for 30 years :wink:
     
  4. Miguel

    Miguel

    May 12, 2006
    Norwalk, CT
    Very nice capture.
     
  5. Thank you Raj, Francis, and Miguel. I made an 8x10 print for him and he was almost embarrassed it seems until the guys comprising his crew started saying things like "great photo of you boss," "your wife will love this one," etc. He smiled and put it in his truck. :rolleyes: Well, you just never know where your "art work" will go. :biggrin:

    Regards,
     
  6. Kemnik

    Kemnik

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    Love it!!! Great look and colors, super sharp!!
     
  7. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Nice image. Does he do roofing here in England? Mine's shot and needs attention!
     
  8. that is a great portrait
    30 years... all that heat on the roof.... wow
    quite a challenge

    thanks for sharing
     
  9. Thank you very much Kurt!

    Mart61,

    Well I did ask him a bit ago about your request to go to England for your roofing, and after pondering it a little, he said that would be okay with him, but seemed you needed to know that it would cost a fair amount for the travel. :smile: Let me know! :rolleyes:

    Regards,
     
  10. Very nice image, so clear and colorful.
     
  11. Thanks Greg. The sun has caused him significant skin damage as I'm sure you appreciate. He helps support one of our dermatologists rather well removing cancerous areas. :Sad:

    Thank you Gordon, your comments are always much appreciated.

    Regards,
     
  12. dx379

    dx379

    Jul 9, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    Next year I will have lived for 30 years - does that count :biggrin:

    Jonny