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    Yousuf Karsh was a Canadian photographer of Armenain heritage and arguably the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.

    Karsh’s image of Churchill brought him international promience and is claimed to be the most reproduced and well know photographic portrait in history. The photograph was taken just minutes after Winston Churchill had given a speech to the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa.

    As the story goes, Churchill said, “You’ve got 30 seconds!” In response, Karsh removed Churchill’s signature cigar (without asking) and pressed his shutter release. Hence the displeased look on Churchill’s face.

    This is an Alternative Version for one of my daily shots of 365 Days of Clones.


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    Zachary Bean, Justin Rampage, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. egerbver 39 months ago | reply

      Original by Yousuf Karsh

      Original Version

      Flash from above @ Full power in Ezybox, flash controlled using Pocket Wizards. Secondary light (not a flash) on backdrop to highlight wood detail.

    2. Mikey Brick 39 months ago | reply

      Remarkably similar!

    3. Darth Ambiguous 39 months ago | reply

      They could be twins!

    4. storm TK431 39 months ago | reply

      Haha, you are genius. :)

    5. JoshuaDv 38 months ago | reply

      This guy works out great as a black and white... Happy New Year!

    6. egerbver 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks Mikey!
      Very much so...although I'm not sure that our Gamorrean Guard would appreciate that! LMAO!
      Thanks so much!
      He turned out well in black and white. I'd been planning this one for sometime now :o)

    7. Roser <needsmorecaffeine> 38 months ago | reply

      Hahahaha!! Both are great! This clone have to be really brave to steal the gamoreans cigarette!! (Or simply mad...)

    8. egerbver 38 months ago | reply

      Agreed! I wouldn't steal it!

    9. LDM58 38 months ago | reply

      Sheesh - they look so much alike! A few days late but Happy New Year! Looking forward to your 52 week project.

    10. egerbver 38 months ago | reply

      They are almost twins! Happy New Year to you and yours as well! Check back Sunday for the beginning of my next project.

    11. LeePellingPhotography.co.uk 38 months ago | reply

      Great shot
      Visit my website and hit the like button if you like my work ;-)

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