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Melvin, Port of Huston, Texas_Roy Pope



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Contest Finalist in Portraits And Depth Marketplace Project
Contest Finalist in Natural Light Portraits Photo Contest
Winner in People in Black & White no colour no sepia Photo Challenge
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Portraits And Depth Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class
Portraits And Depth Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Natural Light Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Natural Light Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fine Art Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Fine Art Portraiture Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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7 Comments | Report
HST125
 
HST125 January 20, 2017
Awesome image - love it
Dreamcatcer
 
Dreamcatcer August 13, 2017
Love it , cool guy , great portrait
DavidMBuckwalter PRO+
 
DavidMBuckwalter September 19, 2017
I just wanted to leave a quick note to say thank you for participating in my "Portraits on Location" challenge. While I chose another photo as the winner, this one was in my final 100 favorites out of a field that was just shy of 2000 entries.
sallyG11 PRO+
 
sallyG11 March 01, 2018
Melvin has a soft and kindly face and you've captured him perfectly. He would be proud of his portrait!
ronkline
 
ronkline March 12, 2018
Lots of character shows through in this beautiful portrait!
Elysee
 
Elysee November 17, 2019
I really love this! You captured his soul here!! Fantastic!!!
irenakatiliene
 
Labai nuoširdu ????

Behind The Lens

Location
Melvin's photo was made in the gulf of mexico.
Time
The image was made during the period of noontime, however, because of the strong sunlight, I had asked Melvin to stand in the doorway of the shipping terminal.
Lighting
Lighting during the noon hour in the port of Houston was strong and the weather was hot and humid. I asked Melvin to stand in the doorway to the shipping terminal. This gave me a direction to the light, and also provided my subject with a cooler environment. Sometimes you do not have the luxury of choice, and have to think about how to visual light and subject.
Equipment
I used a 6x7 Pentax, Bogen tripod with a 3 way tilt head, and Tri-X film.
Inspiration
Melvin and the workers in this area inspired me to make photographs. The weather was hot and humid. The men and women working were drenched in sweat. I feel privileged to be able to get their permission to photograph them.
Editing
No post. I did some burning and dodging, and increased the time in the developer.
In my camera bag
My camera of choice is my Zone 6 modified Wista, with a long and short lens. My pentax spot meter and a variety of filters. On the digital end, I use a Nikon D850 with an 18 to 35 lens. I also use a gitzo tripod with a 3 way head.
Feedback
When photographing folks in this type of environment, get to know them by chatting with them. Ask questions about the area and their work. See if you could get their permission to photograph them, and also ask them if they can introduce you to some of their fellow workers. Also, pack a bunch of T shirts. I drenched 3 of mine before noon, changing when I could.

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