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Daddy-O Aboard the Train

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 30 March 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

[Scotland Series]
Sept. 7 2010 - Catching Karen's father, William Leszke, unaware while he plays with his Iphone somewhere in the general vicinity of Fort William.

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Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A splendid portrait, Jason - perfect exposure in difficult light. Good detail and no blowout. Excellent.

30 Mar 2011 5:35am

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks Stephen! The nifty-fifty worked a charm here. :-)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Ah ... men and their toys :)) A lovely portrait!

30 Mar 2011 5:36am

@Monique: Indeed - can't say I'm much different. :-)

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

A nice candid photo, Jason.

30 Mar 2011 5:43am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

very great portrait of your dad! excellent

30 Mar 2011 6:36am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much, Shaahin!

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie capture de la lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

JP

30 Mar 2011 6:59am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great portrait..

30 Mar 2011 7:25am

tataray from france, France

Très occupé !... Beau portrait.

30 Mar 2011 9:12am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good capture Jason, it can be difficult with the light ever changing through a train window. So where is Karen's father from.....Texas......perhaps?
(Just that I know a Texan who uses Daddy-O as a nickname)

30 Mar 2011 9:16am

@Curly: Thank you, Curly! Karen and her dad are both Scots, so apparently that saying's no longer uniquely American. :-) Maybe Karen will chime in a bit later today.

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait !

30 Mar 2011 9:28am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great candid portrait! Framing and depth of field are perfect.

30 Mar 2011 10:12am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

beau portrait plein de sagesse!!

30 Mar 2011 12:55pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great portrait in super light and tones.

30 Mar 2011 1:08pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

You caught the intensity of his game playing (blank facial expression)! Well captured!

30 Mar 2011 1:43pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

nice portrait of a man in intense and rapt concentration! shame on him, though - he should have admired the scenery (if it was visible through all the clouds and rain)! ;-))

30 Mar 2011 1:49pm

@Franz: Thank you Franz! There were a lot of clouds and a bit of rain around at the time, but we eventually left that behind as we neared Mallaig.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very good portrait with natural light and lots of detail.

30 Mar 2011 2:31pm

Karen P. from Conway, AR, United States

Yup - he's got that iPhone-stare going on!! :-) It was probably Tap Birds or something......either that or he was seeing is he could connect to WiFi in Ft. William (something that's not entirely impossible, you may be surprised to hear!).

R.e. the daddy-o expression, I am very happy to report that it originated completely from my dad himself - and we're both born-and-bred Scots.......so no, no Texan influence! ;-)

30 Mar 2011 2:51pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very good portrait. Being a "stolen" photograph, it makes it more valuable.

30 Mar 2011 4:22pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful portrait

30 Mar 2011 4:43pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

a well taken portrait!!

30 Mar 2011 5:07pm

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Superb portrait. All the pieces come together in this one. Composition, light, subject, etc. Congratulations!

30 Mar 2011 6:06pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Interesting portrait, especially fine in shallow focus.

30 Mar 2011 6:47pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice portrait !!

30 Mar 2011 7:27pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful portrait, lovely light!

30 Mar 2011 8:35pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful portrait and beautiful light on her face. a hug. Alejandra

31 Mar 2011 1:14am