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blinks: 286.94score: 9.679voted: 78

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1 Uma Sethuraman (M A H E S H)   (4/1/2006 12:33:56 AM)
Scrolling down the image, I for a second felt, This seems like Karolos kind of portrait, and indeed it was yours!

The eye contact of the subject and the emotions you catch , makes the centered composition work.
2 AmirV   (4/1/2006 1:04:24 AM)
Nice portrait!
3 RandyW (Randy Walton)   (4/1/2006 1:29:08 AM)
Wow, lots of character in this face. Terrific portrait Karolos. Very well done. Wonderful model.
4 Mike Montalvo   (4/1/2006 2:12:10 AM)
Wow, love your pictures they are pretty detailed I like that. :o)
5 Mike Montalvo   (4/1/2006 2:12:41 AM)
Wow, love your pictures they are pretty detailed I like that. :o)
6 Fred Vnoucek   (4/1/2006 2:21:26 AM)
great work on this!!!
:o)) top!
7 David Elmore   (4/1/2006 2:44:01 AM)
Wonderful shot. Please tell us how you did it.
8 Catsnet   (4/1/2006 2:58:27 AM)
wonderful !
9 KAROLOS TRIVIZAS   (4/1/2006 3:03:53 AM)
David #7. I found this old man while touring a Greek island. He came close when I stopped the car, and asked me to give him a ride. I took a shot of him from the car window. Yesterday at home, PS helped me “a little” LOL. Many thank for your kind comments.
10 erlandpil   (4/1/2006 3:14:27 AM)
Just great
11 Fredy J.   (4/1/2006 3:44:08 AM)
Great portrait Karolos...
12 bob fox   (4/1/2006 4:11:08 AM)
Great shot Karalos. Well captured and good PS work.
13 Anners (No Namebrand)   (4/1/2006 4:24:24 AM)
A wonderfully expressive portrait Karolos!
14 Hugo Romano   (4/1/2006 4:24:39 AM)
nice shot, I like it !
15 Tad Cholinski   (4/1/2006 4:54:44 AM)
fantastic portrait, Karolos... congrats!
16 JanS (Jan a mere .7 blinker)   (4/1/2006 5:11:34 AM)
There is one other member of this site that can capture a face, close up like you have here, and in a few of your other posts There are lots of great studio shots that I can not argue with. This is a superb shot of a real person in real time.
17 Yuri Bonder   (4/1/2006 6:36:38 AM)
Wonderful 10!!!
18 glynn (Glynn McDonald)   (4/1/2006 7:02:00 AM)
Fabulous portrait.
19 PhotoWomyn (laughing @ the funny people)   (4/1/2006 7:34:15 AM)
Karolos...i leave PB for 24 hours to get ready for a trip and the first thing i come back to find is this...such an odd treat for the eyes....this definitely has your signature. an excellent treatment of an unusual face. just splendid!
20 April (Cindy Metzger)   (4/1/2006 8:00:49 AM)
Excellent character portrait. All's been said it appears. Like he's looking at me through my window.
21 Robin M   (4/1/2006 8:14:59 AM)
Excellent portrait.
22 KjetilS (Kjetil Skogli)   (4/1/2006 8:43:10 AM)
A great and living face.

23 Keith A. Luko (GONE WITH THE OTHERS)   (4/1/2006 8:54:03 AM)
24 David Hemmings   (4/1/2006 10:08:18 AM)
This is fantastic Karolos! Well done.
25 Aviator   (4/1/2006 10:30:09 AM)
very beautiful portrait ....:O)
26 crepesnbar (Marc Szejwach)   (4/1/2006 11:08:53 AM)
Wow! This is a character!! Fantastic picture. I love the details on the skin, the wrinkles, etc.
I'm a newly arrived on PB, and almost dare not comment such masterpieces... Just thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy this photo.
27 Arno Hollander (Sniper 1)   (4/1/2006 11:12:56 AM)
nicely by ps upgraded snapshot portrait ;)
28 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/1/2006 11:22:22 AM)
not bad but it's so apparent the bg is added that it detracts
29 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/1/2006 11:30:53 AM)
I would like to suggest using the extract tool in cs2 if you have it. It does a fine job on hair and fuzzy areas like his hat has. There are a few tricks to make it work even better. If you are interested I'd gladly share them with you.
30 Jouko   (4/1/2006 12:06:55 PM)
31 Kazimierz Morski   (4/1/2006 12:32:16 PM)
Great portrait! :)K.M.
#29 CherylB(not a score whore ): Top PS secrets are always interesting! Send me please...Regards! :)K.M.
32 MJFerron   (4/1/2006 2:06:04 PM)
A nice capture of the old guy. He looks like he has a lot of character. If you did indeed paste him on a new background then it should be disclosed for it is then digital art and not a real photograph at all.
33 Rudi Van Gestel   (4/1/2006 2:16:40 PM)
A real good portrait!
Has also that funny expression!
Well done!
34 Dejan   (4/1/2006 2:30:46 PM)
Wondewfull portrait Carolos
35 btezra   (4/1/2006 2:40:07 PM)
~I love the subject, the history in this face, the expression...I am not a fan of the lighting effect applied, I find it quite a distraction, a negative aspect of the frame...why Photoshop a fine portrait such as this, just wondering...~
36 jim-g   (4/1/2006 2:43:20 PM)
37 KAROLOS TRIVIZAS   (4/1/2006 2:54:02 PM)
#28 and #32 :
I have not added b/g nor pasted the image elsewhere.
I simply selected and darken the b/g, because it was confusing the main subject.
I frankly did not know that I had to declare it as it was quite obvious.
I have seen this practice in many other posted photos.
I did not supposed that this would have serious impact on the expression or the characteristics of the face which I captured, and is the main subject of this photo.
Anyway, I apologize for the confusion.
Many thanks for your comments and votes.
38 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/1/2006 3:59:52 PM)
when you select the bg with the extract tool, you can change the size of the brush..larger for hair or fuzzy areas and smaller for fine lines..always outline it so half is selected on either side of the brush, and then when you are satisfied tell it ok. then duplicate that layer several times and any "fallout" will start to show up and fill in. then selected the history brush to paint back in any small areas that you may have selected accidentally. The duplicating of the layers is the real trick, you can watch the pixels come back with each dup. I'd be curious to see the original and why you thought this needed psing.
39 Kuckovsky (Stefan Kuckovsky)   (4/1/2006 4:49:28 PM)
40 ChrisC (Christopher Cove)   (4/1/2006 5:52:27 PM)
41 Lockhart   (4/1/2006 6:00:35 PM)
I continue to be impressed by the quality of your work. You have a vision of light that is special. Your talent for photography is at the world class level. I look forward to more work from you. This one is very special, with the interplay of light done perfectly. Warm real colors, exacting details, and you must love the personality that you have caught here in a wonderful way.
42 Miguel Godinho   (4/1/2006 6:39:02 PM)
Wonderful shot.
43 Modest Blinker 1 (4/1/2006 7:18:14 PM)

Photoblinkers, you have a traitor in your circle. Miss CherylB has defected and gone to a new site called She must have not been able to get a good review over here after pissing everyone off. She has posted the things in her gallery and should cover her tracks better. So much for not being a score whore. You are a hypocrite CherylB. Stop using Photoblink to vent your hostility at persons with whom you do not agree. Take your cliques elsewhere. Guess your friends had no idea about that. You have no credibility.

Have you no shame woman?
#1 Uma Sethuraman:
#2 AmirV:
#3 RandyW(Randy Walton):
#4 Mike Montalvo:
#6 Fred Vnoucek:
#18 glynn(Cheshire Cat):
#41 Lockhart(Bill Lockhart):
#42 Miguel Godinho:
#40 ChrisC(Christopher Cove):
#35 btezra:
#24 David Hemmings:
#21 Robin M:
#26 crepesnbar(Marc Szejwach):
#19 PhotoWomyn(running with scissors : P):
#15 Tad Cholinski:
#13 Anners( ):
#12 bob fox:
#10 erlandpil:
#33 Rudi Van Gestel:
#30 Jouko:
#31 Kazimierz Morski:
#42 Miguel Godinho:
44 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/1/2006 7:25:17 PM)
#43 Modest Blinker 1: I promised Serega not to respond to you. why are you hiding anne? I and many others here belong to pp..I don't think it's a big secret..but I hope now that you have stepped over the line that Serega has drawn that he does as he promised.
45 Modest Blinker 2 (4/1/2006 7:44:57 PM)
#43 Modest Blinker 1:

I dont know if you know this, but Cheryl is an instituition here on Photoblink. She may not be the favorite person of everyone, but lot of people like her. Have we not only seen great work from her in the past, she has always had been helpful in most possible ways to get your work to next level. You sometime need that extra kick/ extra criticism. Otherwise, most of the people here would stuck with their comfort zone, and would never take their photography to the next level.

Whoever you are, now, stop this rage and go take some good photos. As far Cheryl's credibility and her photos, check her gallery as she alwasy move her photos from the author page to gallery.
46 Modest Blinker 2 (4/1/2006 7:45:18 PM)
#44 CherylB(not a score whore ):
47 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/1/2006 7:46:51 PM)
#45 Modest Blinker 2: please don't take the bait. I am ok with this fight by myself. I don't want anyone to get banned so please just don't take the bait.
48 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/1/2006 8:11:39 PM)
#43 Annie - Modest Blinker 1: account suspended
49 Rick X (Rick Xavier)   (4/1/2006 8:41:02 PM)
Nothing wrong with your ps edition for me. It´s surely a photography under the subject portrait. It´s not digital or whatever.
A great portrait. Congratulations Karolos.
50 Greg (Greg Governale)   (4/1/2006 9:31:20 PM)
You found a nice subject. Interesting to look at. The sharpness is very good. This image has a wonderful feel to it. The light is nice! Greg Governale
51 mrgetz (Thinkyouneek )   (4/1/2006 10:16:46 PM)
Modest Blinkers have low self-esteem.
52 Lorraine54 (Don't worry be Happy and comment more)   (4/1/2006 10:17:48 PM)
You have caught this guys character really well, but I also think more care should have been taken with the ps work, it is really quite noticable in the spots Cheryl has pointed out. It is a nice portrait and is worth doing properly.
53 KAY (........ .......)   (4/1/2006 10:19:31 PM)
Excellent character portrait..
54 Debi Joranco-Arellano   (4/1/2006 11:54:11 PM)
Great portrait!
55 Andy Cooper ( What I SHOULD have done was.....)   (4/2/2006 3:59:03 AM)
Marvelous....wish I had the confidence
to try shots like this.
56 Fred Vnoucek   (4/2/2006 5:49:55 AM)
Karolos: sorry to see this, discussions like that shouldn't take place under Images. But in fact it doesn't change the quality of your work. As you see,a fter all it is still great work :o))) !!!!!
57 Anners (No Namebrand)   (4/2/2006 6:48:49 AM)
Sorry, Karolos, that your wonderful picture was hit by all this nonsense - and of course, naturally I get accused of doing things in my sleep again.. LOL Good that Sergio caught the ACTUAL person doing it! ;-)

#44 CherylB(sparkle ):
#45 Modest Blinker 2:
58 Anners (No Namebrand)   (4/2/2006 6:53:20 AM)
The awards you received speak for themselves - it is a wonderful picture in every way.
59 geodesign (George Papadakakis)   (4/2/2006 7:37:06 AM)
Wonderful portrait Karolos! Congrats once again! (10)
60 Lorraine54 (Don't worry be Happy and comment more)   (4/2/2006 10:02:42 AM)
#57 Anners(Living at GMT 1 LOL ): In your sleep?
61 Anners (No Namebrand)   (4/2/2006 10:05:02 AM)
#60 Lorraine54(spick-n -span): Yup, I miss ALL the fun...
62 George Oze   (4/2/2006 11:21:37 AM)
Great expression of a real character. Work on your PS skills...
63 ray bayer   (4/2/2006 12:20:29 PM)
Positively, absolutely one of the best images I've viewed in a long, long time. For sure magazine quality. Outstanding!!
64 joe bellantoni   (4/2/2006 4:22:29 PM)
wonderful image... apleasure to view...I think if you soften the cutout it will be better effective....also will make a better print.
65 Sergio Pessolano   (4/3/2006 4:31:03 AM)
Wonderful portrait, great visual impact. Congratulations for the well deserved place in the top photos.
66 Hania (Anna Franek)   (4/3/2006 3:53:25 PM)
67 gdanger (George Dangerfield)   (4/5/2006 12:56:01 PM)
A face with tons of character Karolos, very well captured, the lighting, detail, and colors are excellent!
68 Julius Kertesz ( )   (4/9/2006 3:39:54 PM)
69 Gino Santa Maria   (4/19/2006 11:37:18 PM)
Amazing portrait. I love the dark area around the face. It helps to focus on what's important.

Also, thank you for your nice comment on my “MO Botanical Garden” image.
70 gizmowaty   (4/29/2006 8:58:21 AM)
well done , perfect !
71 dido   (4/30/2006 9:14:15 AM)
Indeed a crafty look. I hope the island wasn't Ithaca and this old codger heading home afetr a lengthy absence <<aner polytropos>>. Great portrait dispute minor technical nits. I come from the school that puts high value in portraying the personality and this does it for me (10)
72 detlef   (4/30/2006 10:42:58 AM)
amazing character shot. makes me smile. lighting and focus a great to give us texture/detail and deep colour/contrast
73 willy   (5/2/2006 2:32:06 AM)
H you have a lot of strong good phoos in your folio...this one is just the expression here..
74 willy   (5/2/2006 7:18:47 AM) that should be:))) sorry for that one..
75 Andrei Sliva   (5/7/2006 5:31:36 AM)
Amusing man!Where did he get the military hat with russian flag?:-)(Don't you afraid of pointers? :0))
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