sad eyes never lie b&w by HillbillyDeluxe
HillbillyDeluxe

sad eyes never lie b&w

by HillbillyDeluxe in Street

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  • Submitted:Jun 2nd, 2011
  • Resolution:1500x2100
  • Date Created:Jun 2nd, 2011
  • Filesize:2 MB
  • Camera:NIKON D300
  • Exposure:1/40
  • Aperture:f/9.0
  • Focal Length:62mm
  • ISO Speed:400
  • Software:Adobe Photoshop CS4
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  • niquey3869

    niquey3869

    awesome !

    Jul 12th, 2013 Reply
  • BettaArtusiArt
  • Arien

    Arien

    :O looks almost alive,well done

    Jan 27th, 2012 Reply
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    i think this is even awesomer in b&w.

    Nov 7th, 2011 Reply
  • hussam

    hussam

    nice work

    Oct 18th, 2011 Reply e-Retina
  • Wastwater

    Wastwater

    Thank you for sharing this piece. Are those eyes sad or disappointed by what they see? Who ever sculpted this piece of stone was indeed an artist, and good for you to see how interesting it is. Many times people walk past pieces of stonework without giving them a second glance. Being in black and white gives this shot a whole other demension and those eyes are certainly what draw you in. Well done you.

    Jul 20th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Thank you. There were many statues and carvings at Heidelberg Castle but this one stood out the most. While his mane has all the texture, his eyes intrigued me the most. Honestly though, I still prefer the original color version.

      Jul 21st, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
  • 7Shadows

    7Shadows

    I love the contrast offered by the b&w. :)

    Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    I like the b/w version very much Tom .. gives the whole texture a new meaning ... awesome choice to show this in b/w too :)

    Jun 2nd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Danke! Joseph (hellonastick) remarked that it might look good in b&w. I gave it a try but truth be told...I like the color hdr. Helps me to understand his condition and age better.

      Jun 2nd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      That's true too .. the color version is wonderful to understand and see the condition of such great art but I also like the b/w version ... Joseph ... now you made me to a Joseph *faint*

      Jun 2nd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      hehehe...You'll always be Jurgen to me! Joseph = Hellonastick.

      Jun 2nd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      yes yes yes ?hellOnAStick is Joseph :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      did you see my new header .. it says now ninja sensei in calligraphic

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Now all you need is your name done in katakana in a sidebar and you're set!

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      you mean in my sidebar header .. how I'm doing this and what is Katakana :O
      Well you know you have to make if for me even if I don't know what it is :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Can you add sidebar headers on SN? I don't even have a header figured out yet...but I am working on it! ;P

      Katakana is the script used in Japan for non-Japanese words and names. My name is usually written as トム compared to the more rounded hiragana version of とむ or the kanji version of 富夢. Of course because my name is a foreign name you would never see in in hiragana or kanji. Your name in katakana would read something like this: ユーゲンドー

      I will have to ask a native speaker first to check if the pronunciation is correct.

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Yes you can do that too with your subscription ... look at my profile page .. I have one :)
      That looks very nice ... is that my name Jurgen written in Katakana :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Actually it is JurgenDoe but as I mentioned earlier I need to get a native speaking Japanese to check to make sure the pronunciation is correct.

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Good to know .. I should add this to my side bar header and if there is a change we can change it too :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Let me grab a student right now and I'll check...brb!

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I got one of my more clever students to help. She said ユルゲンドー is closer to the actual pronunciation of your name. The translation I offered makes the first vowel in your name too long. We could also check with Mayumi-san. She would probably know best!

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Yes we can ask her .. btw .. don't you say by woman onna and by man san ?

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I was taught that "san" is equal to saying Herr, Frau, or Fraulein. It is the polite word added to another person's name. However we don't add it to our own names because it would sound very strange to a Japanese person. For example, if I introduce you and Mayumi as "Jurgen-san" and "Mayumi-san" it is ok but if I introduce myself "Tom-san" is not appropriate.

      We can even go a step further and add the suffix "sama" which is very polite Japanese. "Jurgen-sama"

      "onna" indicates a women but I'm not sure if it can be used with names. That is something I would have to ask a native speaker about.

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      It was something I read about on the net from someone who learns Japanese or so .. that's why I ask .. well you live there for 16 years now and should know better ..
      You know what so funny .. you're from Canada and moved to Japan and Mayumi is from Japan and moved to Canada .. how funny is that :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I updated my sidebar header now with my name in katakana :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I can't see the change yet but I'll keep my eyes open for sure!

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I'm not the best person to ask about the Japanese language. Just because I haven't heard it doesn't mean that it isn't used.

      That is kind of funny. I actually want to move back to Canada in a few years. But I'm not sure what I would be able to do for work. :( I might have to do some retraining to get a new job.

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      You need to refresh the page .. just hot ctrl (cmd) F5 and it refreshes the cache :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I will move back to Germany soon and from there I go to Australia and New Zealand and maybe Japan :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Ahh...yes! Now I can see it. Looks good!!

      If you ever make it here, please let me know!

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      What's the best place in Japan to live

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      ooooh....that's a hard question to answer. Really depends on what you crave. Hustle and bustle or quite country life? Cold or hot? I like where I am now but it's not for everyone... you would have to describe your perfect location to live and then maybe I could match it with a city here!

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I like the seasons but I don't like really cold weather at all .. I'm a city boy but also love the county site ... where exactly you're living now ?

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      In Nagano Prefecture, about 60km away from the 98 Winter Olympic site! You are originally from Köln which is a pretty big city. Do you like modern conveniences or do you like a challenge?

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I always like a challenge and modern conveniences :)

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Nothing really cold but challenging with modern conveniences....You need to live in Nagano!! Trust me, it can be quite challenging at times! :)

      Jun 4th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I have to google this city .. never heard of it ... only hard thing for me would be the food :)

      Jun 4th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Yes...it was hard at first but one always adapts. And whenever I go home I eat sooooo much that I feel sick! haha! But in the last 16 years it has been getting easier to find more international food. The hard part is the butcher. It's hard to describe the cut of beef I need for rouladin so I have to show him a picture.

      Jun 5th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      hehehe I can imagine that .. next time you know .. eat less and take more with you :)
      Well in the US you can't find any butcher anymore .. just the damn grocery stores and this is all junk .. have to go to the German Gourmet to get me some real nice food :)
      If you ever make again Rouladen .. try this .. you do the same like the normal roulade but fill extra a half mett bratwourst in it .. take the skin off cut it in half and lay it to the bacon, onion and pickle .. the roulade doesn't shrink to much and the bratwurst gives a nice taste to it .. It's one of my changed recipe :)

      Jun 6th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I will definitely try that the next time i make rouladen. It is making my mouth water! Thanks sensei!

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      If you use the grobe Bratwurst uncooked it's wonderful and delicious :) Let me know how it came out :)

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I'm not sure I can find the uncooked Bratwurst here. I might have to substitue it with a chorizo sausage instead. It's just one of those things I have become accustomed to....not having all the right ingredients and making do with what I can find. Sometimes it leads to wonderful new recipes and tastes! I'll definitely let you know how it turns out!

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Try to find some bratwurst first because the chorizo sausage is very spicy and I don't know if the taste would still be right .. but as you said .. sometimes not having everything leads to wonderful new recipes and tastes :)

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      There is a Brazilian shop in a neighboring city. They often have a lot of different types of wurst. I might be able to find something there. They Brazilian wurst usually has a lot of garlic but it might go well with the rouladen. I will have to try.

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Try to find a mild bratwurst if they have it without garlic .. gives a bad taste with pickles and bacon :)
      I bet you'll come up with something good and if you don't find any just do the typical way .. I just made one and made a photo with it .. just need to upload it some day :)

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Now you're making me hungry!! Good thing lunch is just around the corner. Unfortunately it will be miso soup, rice, sour pickled cucumbers and some fish....which isn't bad but the school lunch center that prepares the food is very repetitive and we get a lot of the same food throughout the course of a month. I would love some rouladen right now!!

      How did you shoot the photo? I need to practice my food shooting techniques a bit more as there are a lot of beautiful foods to shoot in Japan.

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Well I put a table cloth on the table and just one plate .. I like to shot from above so you can see the food on the plate .. I always like to have the full plate on the shot .. half plates or without borders doesn't look so good :)

      Jun 7th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I agree, full is best. Table cloth is a good idea...I'll have to try that!

      Jun 8th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      best thing is to place the table under a lighting source :)

      Jun 8th, 2011 Reply Subscriber