Brian Opal Miner



This is Brian. A man I met whilst travelling through Lightning Ridge. Lightning Ridge is in the outback of N.S.W and is where the Black Opal is found....
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This is Brian. A man I met whilst travelling through Lightning Ridge. Lightning Ridge is in the outback of N.S.W and is where the Black Opal is found.
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Amateur Winner Wrinkles Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Elderly Photo Contest
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3 Comments | Report
brandonbowman
 
brandonbowman September 14, 2016
Outstanding portrait!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 06, 2018
Excellent shot
Bayou_Chic PRO+
 
Bayou_Chic November 08, 2018
The eyes are the mirror to the soul. You really captured this man!!

Behind The Lens

Location
We were in Lightning Ridge which is an opal mining town in the outback of New South Wales Australia. We were driving around the area and i came across Brian at one of the mines. I started having chat with him and asked him if i could take his photo his face had character and told a thousand stories.
Time
I took this photo around lunch time on the day
Lighting
The image was taken in natural light.
Equipment
I used a Canon 5d mark 3 24 to 70 lens
Inspiration
Brians face had character and he was an interesting person to talk too
Editing
As i didnt like the background i used photoshop and gave it a black background which i think allowed the character of brians face to come through
In my camera bag
Depending on what i am going to shoot. I have canon 5d with me along with a 24 to 70mm lens and a 70 to 200 mm lens. for Landscape a 17 to 40mm lens.
Feedback
Chat with the subject get to know a little about them.Particularly older people they have a story to tell. Focus on the eyes that is where the story is told. The old saying the eyes are the window to the soul.

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