Whether you got permission or not the person is not identified by face so the shot is morally valid in my opinion. On top of that it's a great one.
What makes this work well is the stark, Tim Burtonish design of the snowman along with the angle you chose to give it more life--the unfinished rough edges compliment the cold surroundings: Like a Snowman in the Wild. (On second thought also, it looks kinda like Beavis/Butthead )
Looks like a chihuahua got turned into a vampire.
Incredibly seen and done.
Whoever you are, God bless you, gifted one.
Wow. What insight to catch this!
Yes, it's a bit over shopped. But you did a great job nonetheless. What a lovely planet we live on.
It confuses me when people say photography is dead due to photo manipulation. I don't use photoshop. I simply enhance sharpness, color, exposure. Photography feels quite alive in me.
Now would not be the time to discharge the on board toilet contents...
The eyes have it! Natalie Wood, eat your heart out!
Jesus, someone play a flute and harp to go with that shot please.
You mean before you smash it to the ground?
A shameless lack of creativity nipping at tried and true heart strings; and I shamelessly love it!
Sony's brilliant MO: IF you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.
To Hasselblad: I've give you a $100 for it so I can keep it as a gag.
Congrats on being the laughing stock of the photographic community! The camera is far more valuable as a joke than anything else. Well done!
johnmcpherson: Give me an old M4...
Yes, and give me an old woman....very old
So macros without bellows?
Proud motherhood! Just beautiful!