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Sailor Apart from the Sea by clippercarrillo Sailor Apart from the Sea by clippercarrillo
I grew up on the Pacific ocean as a commercial fisherman, and my love for life at sea in a small boat makes me ache with longing when I remember the huge chaos of it. For this self portrait, I held the 50mm in my hand and thought of holding the helm of a small boat in a storm. We are always at heart who we were growing up, and I am lucky to have grown up under the stars.
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Critique by GeminiLiam Feb 10, 2012, 2:36:11 PM
I am immediately reminded of Ernest Hemingway's, The Old Man & The Sea, probably my all time favourite book. For a self shot, arms length picture you have produced a wonderfully intriguing shot. You possess the wonderful craggy face of a man who has lived his life on the waters, the beautiful grey in your beard pointing towards age and wisdom. The shot, perhaps though, is made by the wonderful capture of that far away look in your eye, the look that tells us, here is a man who has witnessed a multitude, borne pain and happiness as brothers and come out the far side learned and at peace. It is an extremely natural shot, for one that was deliberately posed. It could be a candid shot taken without knowledge. Big congratulations as both model and photographer
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BlueWolfOnProzac Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
I couldn't agree more with the critique by GeminiLiam. It is so well-written, and so true ! I wish I had written this myself !
To sum it up, I'll say this is a wonderful photo of a man who would agree with the "philosophy" of Thoreau & has walked his own path ! He seems to still see the sea & the storms and his wild beard adds to his charisma !
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I really love the composition in this pice, really fantastic work!
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Canankk Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Featured in my journal [link] :iconblueheartplz:
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funkichkn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss: Hi Rene! I have featured this wonderful self-portrait artwork in my latest feature, [link] :nuu:
Have a fantastic day! :dummy: :heart:
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lenapo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012   Digital Artist
I've featured you in my journal Favorite Gentlemen [link] :)
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Excellent self portrait!
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daxusx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
amazing portrait!!:love:
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MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a powerful image. I can actually see longing in your eyes...
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Puricino Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
very deep. Nice work.. :) :highfive:
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
I think your critiquer is spot on. Can't agree more :nod:
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
hello Clipper :wave:
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a wonderful picture of you and the gaze into the distance is so captivating...
I can SEE you on the boat lost in thought and finding peace in your beautiful world!
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badnan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Photographer
Great work!!! :hug:
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would not have thought this to be a self portrait! I agree with much of what your critiquer says :) nice shot buddy!
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mimiizz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
it's beautifull :)
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
It is a beautiful saying. You are very kind, and wise. Thank you.
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mimiizz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you it's so nice to hear this :) .
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful cutting and focus on this. well done :clap:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Elizabeth.
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123LicenseToPaint Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Wow, what a great self portrait.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Anneliese.
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123LicenseToPaint Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
You're welcome, Rene.:)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a wonderfully emotive shot. And you did brilliantly for a self-portrait, hand-held!

I love your description. It really makes me feel a part of the story and the portrait, thank you!
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
You are very welcome, and thank you for the nice comment. The 50mm lens invites us in, I think, although it is such a hard lens to use, forcing creativity.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still learning what the camera can do with an auto focus lens. Not ready for the primes yet I'm afraid, but hats off to you - and those who can.
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jonmorrison99 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This I like. Considering its a self-portrait you doen't even look like your aware of the camera.

Not sure if you can edit this or maybe something for your next self-portrait try getting the focal point on the eye.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
The camera has become just a thing to me; a wonderful thing. Thanks for your good comment!
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FabulasArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Digital Artist
You can see that he has longing in his eyes.
Really emotional shoot! (:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you for saying so, and for seeing it.
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FabulasArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Please.
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Primitve Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the crop, I can see the fisherman in you.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Cheyenne. The crop is actually full frame, not cropped 50mm, which you probably already knew, but which I mention because its a fun focal length to return to now and again, if you like prime lenses, which I do. If you can see the fisherman in me, I consider the shot a success.
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Primitve Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It also may be because I spend a lot of time in and around fishing communities.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Then you know the look. I love your photography, and I hope you keep your camera
busy. You have a great eye for composition.
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Primitve Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I haven't been using it much lately, I've been painting a lot. I just created a series too for a gallery show, but I'm not completely finished.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Good luck on the gallery show, Cheyenne. Is it painting or photography?
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Primitve Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Tis photography, and thank you
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So much character in your face. Great atmosphere and mood trapped by that 1/83 second.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Dennis.
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Rene! You appear a very charismatic man. Your photo shows you in a very good light.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is almost a "Hemmingway" portrait!!! :bow:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Just proving I'm a camera whore.
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Wow... Rene.... A stunner... this photo is definetely a stunner...... the depth of the mood involved here... the composition itself...
my friend......:iconclapplz:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
I wanted to show you that I quit shaving, Teresa. It makes life a little easier, and it helps keep the women away!
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
KEEPS THE WOMEN AWAY??????? Sorry to disagree Rene......
Beards can be very striking...... May be women around your area have no taste... Obviously your wife has good taste....:rofl:
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Callirgos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Photographer
This is stunning. Great job ... again!
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a million, Celine!
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mantha1624 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All I can say is WOW! :hug:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm very glad you like it, Samantha.
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Feb 9, 2012, 1:11:03 PM
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