the marlboro man ....

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 27 May 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Briones, CA ~ The Thomas Ranch

Another shot taken during a recent picnic on the ranch.....
the eyes purposely left unseeing, unknowing as he takes another drag on the cigarette.

NIKON D90 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 250 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

You enjoy him !! And you're right ! Nice shot again , Phil.

27 May 2010 6:48am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

love the color, the hat...excellent portrait, uh, bad habit mr. marlboro man...

27 May 2010 7:08am

@Morris Taub (momo): You got it---This is the message of this portrait... I appreciate your remarks, Morris.

Florence from Paris, France

Great mysterious portrait ! Well done.

27 May 2010 7:12am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice serie of portrait of this man. I like the previous one when he smiles... sweet smile... :-))

27 May 2010 7:14am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! great portrait ! a face full of character ! Love the attitude, hat and your frame !

27 May 2010 7:46am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very cool.

27 May 2010 8:03am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

John Ford, Howard Hawks, Raoul Walsh, Anthony Mann, Henry Hathaway, then Arthur Penn, Sergio Leone or Sam Peckinpah have immortalized this kind of portrait, became a kind of emblem of the American West. Finally, it became a classic portrait !

27 May 2010 8:29am

@Marlowe: Yes, I'm in good company ;-) I guess it was MY turn to "give it a shot." He was so iconic...but most of all I was trying to highlight the smoking. Thanks for your comment, Marlowe.

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a great movie portrait

27 May 2010 8:44am

k@ from Paris, France

Hey, you're very good at portraits !! Super one, the shadow and the gesture are top class !

27 May 2010 9:16am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great portrait Dulcie ! I really love the details of his hands and the atmosphere... well done :)

27 May 2010 9:52am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Excellent portrait. Larry

27 May 2010 10:23am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

It's a great portrait Dulcie, a pitty that you can't see his pair of glasses ;-( Next time use a stop overexposure to correct this. Cheers, Richard

27 May 2010 10:38am

@Richard: Under the photo title I mentioned that I purposely hid his eyes: he is "in the dark" or chooses "not to see" what his habit can do to him...the original Marlboro Man, famous for his advertisements of cigarette, died of lung cancer. This photo is about the smoking. I really appreciate your feedback at any time in any case. Thanks, Richard.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Incredible portrait work here Dulcie! Perfect as it is and wow, what a shot!

27 May 2010 10:47am

larans from Lund, Sweden

This is a great portrait. Well seen and captured.

27 May 2010 11:30am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

good portrait,bad habit !!!

27 May 2010 11:34am

jim from sebastopol, United States

i think this is excellent!! I especially like the way the dark glasses that lure the viewer into the shadows!

27 May 2010 12:20pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent portrait . Love this light and shadows on his face / hand ! Great hat too !

27 May 2010 12:22pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What cool shot and fantastic light and shadows. I like that the shadow of his hat runs a slight diagonal line across his face. Great detail and portrait.

27 May 2010 1:04pm

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Ahh great title and shot!

27 May 2010 1:14pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great portrait...Well done !

27 May 2010 2:28pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

has grown a little old, hasn't he? nice shot.

27 May 2010 3:44pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The hi-contrast approach works well here . . what character we cannot see we add in from imagination. Like it.

27 May 2010 5:27pm

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

oh what a brilliant portrait!

27 May 2010 8:11pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

There was a time in the west new version! Superb portrait. Beautiful day.

27 May 2010 8:18pm

alex centrella from California, United States

cool portrait !

27 May 2010 10:12pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb shot and statement, well done with his darkened eyes works to emphasis the point

27 May 2010 10:50pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Wonderful toning and compo! He has a very cool hat!

27 May 2010 11:11pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

It is absolutely fantastic... beautiful light and what a great catch of shadow, this is really a superb photo, Dulcie!

28 May 2010 2:51am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Excellent portrait. A real man of mystery.

28 May 2010 3:58am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great capture. Almost looks like Tommy Lee Jones. I love the detail of the hand and the pursed lips on the cigarette.

28 May 2010 6:05am

Ann from Walnut Creek, United States

A character study of a character!

28 May 2010 10:13pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Très joli portrait. Bravo.

30 May 2010 11:22pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

you can tell he's lived a life

31 May 2010 7:46am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

A mysterious cowboy....what hands and skin. Very nice.

2 Jun 2010 3:39pm

Jane Forrest from Walnut Creek, United States

At least he has kept the sun off of his skin tho the cigarettes do enough damage to it. Sad indeed!

6 Jun 2010 8:32pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Perfect lighting! Beautiful shot...his face remains a mystery and I like that!

22 Jun 2010 5:24am

1/400 second
ISO 250
450 mm (35mm equiv.)