X-20 shoots a portrait of Ruben inside Union Station, Los Angeles, CA USA

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X-20 shoots a portrait of Ruben inside Union Station, Los Angeles, CA USA
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This is Ruben...I was sitting down in Union Station and watched as he walked by, noticing his hat and interesting face...He was looking down at his bag so no photo ops. Well, he actually ended up next to the chair next to me with his bag in the chair and he was still going thru his papers. So I asked him if I could take a picture. He smiled and said yes. Then he started to talk about giving and receiving and I thought okay this is going to be a religious spiel. Well I was wrong...he wanted to make sure I understood the concept of giving and receiving. Telling me that when you give you actually receiving by the act of giving...Lots of wonderful, interesting people and teachers out there. How fortunate for me to have met Ruben.

Thanks for looking!

Rick

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Russ Goddard Regular Member • Posts: 338
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Wow - I love that! How did you process?

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Bejersey wrote:

...So I asked him if I could take a picture. He smiled and said yes. Then he started to talk about giving and receiving and I thought okay this is going to be a religious spiel. Well I was wrong...he wanted to make sure I understood the concept of giving and receiving. Telling me that when you give you actually receiving by the act of giving...Lots of wonderful, interesting people and teachers out there. How fortunate for me to have met Ruben.

So, it WAS a religious spiel.  A good one, too.

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Thank you...LR5 then to Silver Efex and then, lol to DXO 3 pack...if I remember correctly

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a good experience all the way around!!!

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Thanks for sharing.  It is a stunning portrait.  Do you mind if I add it to my blog www.instacandid.com and link back to this post?

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Thank you and go ahead...:-)

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Good photo but possibly a bit too much structure / tonal contrast processing.

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Philosophy, Image and a Concept all in one session; few of us get such a great PIC.  Great image and a wonderful story; thanks for sharing.

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Hi Rick,

What a nice photo of Ruben inside the Union Station of LA.  You brought out a really wonderful capture of this very unique individual.  It could be one of your best such shots in a long time.  It is so nice to view this really wonderful capture of yours in B&W.  I say Bravo and glad to have you back in the Fujicam area of DPR, too.

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At first I was disappointed Reuben was not a sandwich but after reading and seeing the pic I was more full (pun intended) of inspiration and more hungry to take good portraits.  Thanks.

SUE O''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''BRIEN
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Not only do I love the backstory but the photo is fantastic. You captured the kindness and wisdom in his face or how I want to perceive it... (:

Susie

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Why do you think it takes 3 different software programs to post process images taken from the X20? Does actually take that many programs to make the images look that good? BTW, I like the picture.

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Thank you so very much!

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Thank you!..Yes I wanted to bring out as much as his soul as I could...

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Thank you!

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Thank you Susie
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Fantastic.  Great photo and subject.

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Thank you!!

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