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To me there is an indescribable beauty written on the faces of those who have had a hard life and I'm always intrigued by the faces of the night. This man usually plays a guitar with a single string on it all day at an intersection near my house in Denver. He has the most amazing smile, and is always happily showing it. The other night he serenaded us outside a bar my buddy's band was playing at so I took the opportunity to get a portrait. I only had time for a single shot, glad it came out as I was shooting in near darkness on a dark street. 50mm Wide open (1.2) 1/40, 2000 ISO (unfortunately I was shooting so wide open that his nose and teeth are a bit OOF, I guess that is what you get for f/1.2).







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  • Shayne 3y

    Awesome capture, the color and clarity are fantastic on this…
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  • Yannick Morand 3y

    Nice portrait!! :P
  • Fereshte Faustini 3y

    Very nice capture. Shows a man with many struggles and hardship in life and yet is able to make us smile with his own smile.
  • jaime salazar PRO 3y

    so great portrait !!!!
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    Ya I asked his permission.
  • Beverley Cartlidge PRO 3y

    An absolutely fantastic image, the light and detail is just outstanding

    I have seen this amazing picture in the "IQ" - Image Quality Group.
  • Reinhard Goldmann PRO 3y

    seen in the

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  • Brian Chase 3y

    Great shot!

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    Thank you so very much for sharing it with us!
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  • Jozef Rutkiewicz PRO 3y

    Great capture.
  • TaraThomasPhotography 3y

    Uplifting! Fantastic image regardless of the light - you worked it!
  • Steve / Stephan 3y

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  • chiaralily 3y

    seen in the

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  • thierry ysebaert 3y

    Striking ! :-)
  • Peter Wayne PRO 3y

    These one-of-a kind candid portraits are phenomenal. I hear you about the f/1.2 f-stop, you have to be super precise on focus. I didn't see you camera listed (I using the Super Flicker app for iPad), but if it is a newer model, you could probably shoot up to 3200 ISO.
  • Tunguska RdM PRO 3y

    an impressive work, cynical and fascinating at the same time. and of absolute quality.
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  • Jason Montalvo 3y

    I agree with you about the indescribable beauty !!! Awesome shot and keep up the good work.
  • Ashton Nekolah 3y

    great shot and DOF
  • Frank Oller PRO 2y

    awesome portrait
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Taken on June 3, 2012
  • EF50mm f/1.2L USM
  • ƒ/1.2
  • 50.0 mm
  • 1/40
  • 2000
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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