His 'Royal Kindness'
hm, this looks like the guy from yesterday - why was it wrong?..*g* it is still a terrific portrait, with the same kind expression on his face and the same cool santa-beard. hohoho..i can imagine him with a thick red suit. lovely job & best wishes, thor.
- kristies (1468)
- [2007-11-28 14:59]
Very sweet characteristic looking man.. !
Good blurry background and good choise of frame. Composition is good to
TFS Greetz Kristy
- tjutjut (16220)
- [2007-11-28 16:00]
This is First class portrait . . highlight and shadows are shown clearly . .
I like the composition as well . .
Very well done capturing this man my dear friend . .
- nova (8693)
- [2007-11-28 16:10]
This is an excellent portrait,Vandana! Love his expression! The sharp details of his face are wonderful.Beautiful blury bg.Great composition.A real professional work was done here! Bravo!
- japiey (9460)
- [2007-11-28 20:07]
Touch of a real professional..
And yes, he has a kind face....
- Josine (4069)
- [2007-11-28 21:34]
This is adorable. A sweetheart:)
I love the blurred background and great details on the face
A wonderful picture! VERY GOOD/FUNNY note
- Beger (23042)
- [2007-11-28 21:37]
Excellent portrait! You captured a very good expression! This man have kindness in his eyes. Very good lighting, colors, DOF and sharpness. Bravo! Annie
- kickback (32)
- [2007-11-28 22:24]
hi vandana, this is a nice portrait, great clarity and composition, well done, thanks scott
- AleksaSrbin (18384)
- [2007-11-28 22:25]
Nice portrait dear friend!Great shot!
- Urfaust (13317)
- [2007-11-28 23:15]
this Beard is cool!! nice expression for this old man.. a portrait full of reality!! he looks a wise man.. from the 18th century!! a good capture!
- Viking (4383)
- [2007-11-29 0:41]
John's cousin I am sure. :-)
Well composed, good colour and semi soft details..
Intresting face. ( is it not a priest on a day off?)
Excellent one and surprised to hear you are John's Step Mom
'My StepMother is an alian ' :-)
- pozaru (21386)
- [2007-11-29 0:47]
What a wonderful portrait of a wonderful model !
Very well done; congrats !
- Fons (16615)
- [2007-11-29 0:58]
Very nice portrait and very nice man!!
- XOTAELE (190)
- [2007-11-29 1:13]
Magnífico retrato Vandana.
Un rostro muy expresivo.
Magníficos detalles y nitidez.
- jawa (12005)
- [2007-11-29 1:29]
This is a real fair portrait.
- tanburi (44392)
- [2007-11-29 2:01]
What a noble man,
What a wonderful expression.
What a wonderful shot...
- pablominto (27208)
- [2007-11-29 2:03]
Excellent portrait quality!
Years of experience are chiselled into that face, and you capture it all so well...
Presentation is well done, with fine balance in composition; attractive colours!
An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.... One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Exellent shot and note!! Work of a PRO
- Janice (34497)
- [2007-11-29 2:35]
Hello Johnty's step-mother!!!
Nice looking gentleman, and he is looking at you quite kindly too. Yes, he does have a kind face and I like him
Good portrait Vandana...
- cunejo200 (20188)
- [2007-11-29 2:45]
Lovely portrait. He has a kind and trustworthy face. Best regards, Danilo
- NEWART (0)
- [2007-11-29 4:36]
GREAT PORTRAIT ......... !
- salmi (4755)
- [2007-11-29 5:07]
Beautiful portrait of this gentleman, professional work. Light, details, sharp and focus are great. Just a little obs:the yellow from the left upp corner is disturbing my eyes.
TFS and congrats!
- Janone (0)
- [2007-11-29 5:25]
For sure the Flamish Santa Claus.
No need to prepair his face. Really a fantastic portrait, Vandana.
Best regards, Jan
- shelbeesmom (58276)
- [2007-11-29 6:45]
Ooo is he single??? Very handsome man! A wonderful shot of this guy! Nice beard! I really like it! He would be proud!
- kokos101 (27958)
- [2007-11-29 7:50]
excellent portrait, wonderful sharpness and great DOF, i like it.
- Hormon_Manyer (2241)
- [2007-11-29 8:30]
Really great shot, wonderful portrait.
I was surprised You didn't notice the gentleman immediately. He's his majesty of the Hungarian king, wearing Santa Claus beard! Didn't You see the crown in his pocket?
Tfs and congrats for this masterpiece, cheerz, László
- norenastramus (23434)
- [2007-11-29 9:04]
Excellent macro and beautiful characteristic look.Great shot and details.Well done.TFS.
- asiivalceni (0)
- [2007-11-29 9:23]
Nice Picture and..expresiv..:-)
- milas (34114)
- [2007-11-29 10:12]
merhaba myfriend Dear VANDANA...
Verynice portrait and shot..superb colors and detail...bravo..selamlar
- sela (8213)
- [2007-11-29 13:09]
This is really a fantastic portrait of a very charming looking man, Vandana.All is perfect.
- korbee (14495)
- [2007-11-29 13:10]
Hi Vandana what a wonderful portrait here,great job!!
- Refugee (25554)
- [2007-11-29 15:00]
Lovely facial details Vandana. Just enough eye contact, the hint of a smile and good colour. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on Estuary Reflections V
- Hendrika (19218)
- [2007-11-30 0:49]
I think you can switch to portraits, because you do a great job - you seem to be able to capture a personality and of course a good detailed picture.
You had José also portrayed in just the right way.
I think your assesment of this gentleman would be right.
Thanks so much for sharing both picture and story with us - worth a bit of pfffpfff to catch this man!
- Fortuna (70)
- [2007-11-30 1:22]
Excellent portrait, nice colors and good lightining and contrast.
- Silke (24044)
- [2007-11-30 1:59]
Outstanding composition, wonderful moment, superb capture -- very well done indeed
- ayse51 (27557)
- [2007-11-30 2:10]
beautiful portrait.He is handsome and noble man.TFS.:)later.Necla.
- chrisJ (55118)
- [2007-11-30 2:22]
Good portrait of this distinguished looking gent. Excellent dof & sharpness & well framed & composed. Tfs!
- anducina (8395)
- [2007-11-30 7:49]
Excellent and impressive portrait. A remarkable character, with its gentle eyes and his nice white beard.
After commenting the first posting of this image I realized why you removed it; the BG. You did a terrific PP-job and now the focus is fully on the the impressive face (with all the details) of this nice Belgium Santa and a nephew of John or at least friend for a day! :-)
Superb posting my dear Vandana!
- Hitbit (5918)
- [2007-11-30 10:23]
Maybe you found Santa in plain clothes in Belgium Vandana. ;-) Nice portrait great sharpness and a good expression, wel done.
- Nikas (2034)
- [2007-11-30 11:31]
Wonderful portrait! He have a funny looking!! isn´t he the saintclouse???? Becouse it looks like... !
- AJ786 (6681)
- [2007-12-01 2:21]
Hi my friend,
Beautiful potrait shot. Lovely details excellent potraiture. He does looks like santa clause, maybe that is the reason why he has a very warm and pleasant personality..
- HaBeMa (3070)
- [2007-12-01 7:56]
Hi dear Lady Vandana;good quality a portrait shot,and nice beard....
- Ananfoto (0)
- [2007-12-01 9:18]
Nice portrait and good skin tones color..>
Very well composed and nice pp work..>
- joopschotsman (6930)
- [2007-12-02 8:23]
No Vandana, put your money on a younger horse !!
But indeed, this man has a beautiful face .... he looks really like me! ;-)
Very good portrait and funny note !
- izmirli (17370)
- [2007-12-03 8:54]
merhaba dear vandana
magnificent portrait picture and wonderful class man.well done.
- moli (13209)
- [2007-12-03 14:59]
Great portrait and well presented.
It`s a big pleasure to see your stunning pictures after long time.
- csuebele (5419)
- [2007-12-06 5:34]
Very good portrait. I like the nice soft light. I would tone down the yellow in the top left.
- gunershot (22328)
- [2007-12-09 10:52]
Magnificient shot of magnificient person...
Wonderful portrait. I love it.
Thanks for sharing.
- deains (5051)
- [2007-12-10 11:08]
A very good portrait Vandana!! Well presented! :} Don
- flashpoint (11418)
- [2007-12-21 13:16]
two points for 100 pt!!!!!!
- eyesthetix (8722)
- [2008-01-15 14:40]
interesting capture and detail of facial expression.
I like the bokeh effect produced by your narrow focus.
Best regards, Daniel
- Soundsangels (13595)
- [2008-02-22 13:02]
Hi Vandana, this guy is very attractive.....
His look seems to be "TRUE"...
Probably the brother of Santa Claus...hehehehehe
Very good shot...
- noborders (165)
- [2008-03-15 14:04]
Well Vandana, I never had the chance to meet this fine gentleman although I'm from Belgium and I do have family living in Brugge ! A fine portrait and a gentle, soft expression...
- mikolaj_cava (0)
- [2008-03-22 8:37]
Hello Vandana! Amazing face! Amazing eyes. Wonderful pose. Good POV. Perfect capture. Very original portrait. Good luck!
- ShellyOB (3425)
- [2008-06-07 17:20]
I try to look all through your gallery, but I am always stopped by photos I can't pass by. He does have a wonderfully kind face and the most twinkling eyes. Perfectly composed, wonderful color and detail and excellent bokeh. I really like his neat hair and well groomed beard, too. Lovely shot! Many thanks and most kind regards,