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    Posted: 17 October 2018 at 08:43
Definitely environmental-style portraits - while the focus is on the people, the circumstances are just as interesting.

#1 Three Sisters



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(Settings were manual -with Auto ISO - for inside the hut and there was no time to adjust them without risking loss of light on the sister in the doorway).


#2 Church Drums



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#3 The Not So Welcome Guest (Family Portrait)
(Actually, once the ice broke a bit, the guest was made to feel very welcome.)



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#4 Priest



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Great set Paul, the people in tier environment works well. Hard to pick a favourite for me. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2018 at 15:02
Great 3 pics. I can't pick between the colourful priest shot or 'three sisters'. Maybe the three sisters for the mood caught so well.

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Ludaboon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2018 at 18:49
    Hi Maewpa,

    Great admosphere in the images (#3 could have been turned to the right a bit more).

    Nice work,
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2018 at 07:00
    Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

    Do you have any more?


    Is the Pope a Catholic, Mike?


    But some of them have faults....

    #5 Priest Collecting Alms on the Highway (monitored by dust bunnies)




    #6 Family Wondering Where that AK47 Came From (See why I couldn't go further right, Fred? )




    While some of them are probably not as good as other, similar shots...

    #7 Priest and His Three Daughters




    Some don't quite work, although the ideas were quite good...

    #8 Waiting in Church



    And some of them arguably don't fit into the category of environmental portraits, although that was the intention...

    #9 Guardian of the Ancient Books

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Gert van den Bosch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2018 at 09:28
    Great series!
    Nr5 The man could use a bit more room beneath his feet (IMHO)
    Nr 5, cut off a lot from the road. I would to the edge on the left.
    nr 8 it is split in two, and in my opinion the left part doesn't really add a lot.
    I like down to earth photography. :)
     



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    Number 4 and 5 I really like. Tfs
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2018 at 16:07
    This is a quite fascinating collection of images!

    The single/collective portraits are very good - I particularly like #4: There is a colorful simplicity to it which I really admire!

    TFS, Paul!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2018 at 10:16
    fantastic series, Paul! love #5 and the priest!

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2018 at 21:20
    Thank you everybody.

    Originally posted by Gert van den Bosch Gert van den Bosch wrote:

    Great series!
    Nr5 The man could use a bit more room beneath his feet (IMHO)
    Nr 5, cut off a lot from the road. I would to the edge on the left.
    nr 8 it is split in two, and in my opinion the left part doesn't really add a lot.


    Agree about #4 - the ground is really nice.

    I'll think about that with #5 when I redo it without the duet bunnies (how careless!)

    Yes, that was not a wholly successful idea for #8!I should have done something else completely.

    Thanks Gert!
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