By Nick Pincott. My attention is always split looking at this image; I love the detail the lens has captured but at the same time I just can’t stop asking myself what’s going through his mind.


Nikon D7000; Nikkor 70-210mm lens

Don’s response

Monochrome portraiture can be a beautiful thing.

The delicate tonality of an accurately exposed and sensitively edited black and white image has a luminous subtly that is very difficult to achieve in colour.

Nick Pincott’s “Ponder” has that elusive inner glow thanks in large part to the adept use of lighting (and post exposure processing) which really allows the all-important midtones to tell the story. A hint of vignetting helps to keep the focus very much on the subject’s quite, inward gaze.


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