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Comments (10)

Matthew Walters on April 27, 2007

You've found an interesting subject with the cast iron man, I like the different approaches you have made. I personally think I prefer this to the sunset version; it reminds me a little of Close Encounters!

steandeb on April 27, 2007

hi mathew. am only a novice with a camera. i have come across the likes of yourself and many other fantastic photographers on this website.i dont even know what photoshop is! i must philosphy at thisstage is .... see an image ... take a pic... see what happens.i hope you like some of my pics... one of which the illuminated man has won a competition on I.T.V weather! its good to share our photos and see others comments. thanks very much.

Matthew Walters on April 28, 2007

That's a great philosophy to have, you will find yourself walking around looking at scenes differently and picturing the results in your mind.

A good starting point for image editing and correcting things like your slightly sloping horizon is Picassa - this can be found at It's freee and has some handy tools, although it isn't the best editor you will find.

There are also a coulpe of threads on the forum about how to take a great picture. Worth a read.

Michael Braxenthaler on May 7, 2007

I'm with Matthew and Eduardo on your illuminated man series: I like this one most. And I very much like your philosophy!

Cheers, --michael

Ralph Maughan on May 16, 2007

This does look like a still from a science fiction movie.

MiguelAngel Sal on June 5, 2007


Aquí va otro hombre iluminado...

Saludos desde Venezuela

Atte. Miguel Angel

Chip Stephan on June 6, 2007

OK, THIS is the best of the Illuminated Man shots. So far. I like your approach. I find that some pictures seem to just jump into my camera without my having to do much. Others take hours of shooting and fiddling in Photoshop. Usually, the best ones are the ones that take the least work.

Vasco Pires on July 9, 2007

I really like your illuminated man series! I bellieve it's a Iron statue right?

It inspires me to use my girlfriend as a model to do a shot like this one! on totally back light of course ;)

Mark Highton Ridley on July 9, 2007

really great series... next all you gotta do is pack him up and get him to other great locations around the world and do a series at each location. Am sure you'd get an arts council grant or lottery funding. Seriously.

Jewels on July 30, 2007

Yes, this one is the best for me, too. I agree with Chip. I hate to admit it, but, I don't even have photoshop, nor the time to fiddle with it. Maybe, some day. I will say there is alot of fantastic pictures out there and I have enjoyed all of them very much. Keep them coming.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 17, 2007
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    by steandeb
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix A360
    • Taken on 2007/04/16 19:09:54
    • Exposure: 0.001s
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired