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Helpful young lad at a roadside shop...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 26 September 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This young lad helped us change our wheel, when one decided to go flat.
It was his spontaneity which touched me.

He had this nylon ribbon tied over his forehead and some loose nylon fibres can be seen close to his left eye.

I would be grateful if someone could suggest a link to a easy phtoshop tutorial (for beginners) to" touch up" his face and remove the fibre.

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

perfect portrait i like the absolutely perfect proportion between light and shadows, very nicely done, compliments

26 Sep 2010 5:05am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite un bon dimanche !

26 Sep 2010 5:28am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Gr8 Portrait.

26 Sep 2010 5:32am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

You just have to look at his eyes to tell he is a caring person willing to
help others. Great picture.

26 Sep 2010 5:32am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

A nice thing for him to do!

26 Sep 2010 6:57am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely fella and photo..... i kinda like thats how he is! always a helping hand . :)

26 Sep 2010 7:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a nice thing for him to do! If you don't get anywhere with the tut, I'll do one for you, just lemme know

26 Sep 2010 7:56am

@CElliottUK: Thanks, Chris . I shall try out the links suggested by Micheal first ..Should I fail I might just take up your offer. I shall keep you posted in a few dyas time...

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful portrait. Sorry, I can't help you with Photoshop - I'm a bit blonde when it comes to processing :) You should ask Florence, she might be able to supply you with a link. She's got her own website with Photoshop tips and tutorials

26 Sep 2010 8:07am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks , Anina, I shall get in touch with Florence and let yoy know how I get on...

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Nice portrait and he has kindness in his face

26 Sep 2010 8:16am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

He has an honest friendly face, a very nice shot. Sunder there are a number of methods to remove disguise that blemish. I use Elements (amongst others) and have found this tutorial for you, it's similar to Photoshop.

26 Sep 2010 8:33am

@Michael: Thanks a lot Micheal for the link. I shall try it out and let you know how I get on...

Antoine from France

Bonjour Sunder. Superb portrait photo. Excellent work. Have a great day Sunder.

26 Sep 2010 8:44am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice portrait ! I like his expression... Have a great sunday :)

26 Sep 2010 8:54am

arneet from delhi, India

hey,firstly i'd like to thank you for asking that question about photoshop,even i wanted to know....thnx....:)
besides that its an amazing portrait,nice shot!

26 Sep 2010 9:10am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice portrait

26 Sep 2010 9:35am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful portrait, the b&w is perfect.

26 Sep 2010 9:36am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

What a great portrait. He looks as kind as you have written. Sorry, I don't know about Photoshop so much - I usually just google what I want to do and then tips come up. Hope you can find someone who knows ^^

26 Sep 2010 9:43am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

i like this mood of pure and clear feelin'

26 Sep 2010 10:09am

Vidya from United Kingdom

India is filled with such wonderful souls... got nothing for themselves, yet willing to give so much to others!! Bit sad when you think of their lives.. no proper clothes, food or running water... makes us appreciate what we have got!

26 Sep 2010 10:19am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very nice portrait in b/w

26 Sep 2010 10:40am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Really a beautiful portrait! The more because he is just as nice as he looks!

26 Sep 2010 11:48am

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

nice shot

26 Sep 2010 12:29pm

Kaddy from Mumbai, India

I like the look on his face. Gr8 capture :)

26 Sep 2010 1:00pm

tataray from france, France

Gentillesse sur ce portrait !... ))

26 Sep 2010 1:29pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

He's smiling, But only his lips. Not his eyes, not even his heart....
Great, Bravooo. : )))

26 Sep 2010 1:33pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau portrait.

26 Sep 2010 1:43pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Excellent portrait. I like your processing.

26 Sep 2010 2:05pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


26 Sep 2010 2:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

What a fine picture of this pleasant and very helpful youngster. I like how direct his eye contact is. A fine portrait.

26 Sep 2010 2:43pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

nice portrait .. kind tender eyes :)

26 Sep 2010 3:31pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Awesome portrait.

26 Sep 2010 3:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice portrait

26 Sep 2010 3:55pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

A very nice portrait.

26 Sep 2010 4:10pm

melocoton from Spain

fabuloso retrato en b/w, muy bueno sunders

26 Sep 2010 4:14pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

cool shot

26 Sep 2010 4:33pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


26 Sep 2010 4:36pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Sweet story and wonderful shot. You can see the kindness in his eye. Great portrait!

26 Sep 2010 5:09pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

wonderful portrait - love the b&w!

26 Sep 2010 5:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super portrait.

26 Sep 2010 5:38pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a very good portrait for sure, Sunder. I think the suggested site from Michael is a good tip - I need to learn these things myself...Best of luck to you!

26 Sep 2010 5:51pm


Magnifique portrait!Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

26 Sep 2010 5:51pm

Marcie from Boston, United States

Gorgeous portrait. Love the light in this!

26 Sep 2010 6:19pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

a sweet sweet story and wonderful portrait of him!

26 Sep 2010 6:49pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Une telle douceur ne saurait être feinte !
Très belle photo, un portrait très touchant.

26 Sep 2010 6:58pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great story, nice one

26 Sep 2010 7:35pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Nice shot ! Beau portrait !

26 Sep 2010 7:51pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love his face and you have caught his personality in his eyes. Sunder you just need to Google: photoshop clone tool and you will be led to many tutorials to pick and choose from. Good luck.

26 Sep 2010 7:58pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Very interesting... nice capture and a beautiful portrait!!

26 Sep 2010 8:29pm

Marie from Belgium

A lot of expression in this face... A beautiful photo in black and white...


26 Sep 2010 8:30pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great portrait.

26 Sep 2010 9:36pm

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Very nice portrait

26 Sep 2010 10:04pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Touching up his face would probably require cloning tiny bit by bit. It might get a little difficult around the eye but I am no professional either. It's a good portrait.. even with the fiber though.

26 Sep 2010 11:16pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

It's a very nice portrait. His emotion comes through so I would not worry about the little bit of nylon fiber.

26 Sep 2010 11:53pm

k@ from Paris, France

His eyes & your light have the same generous feel.
Superb B&W t°°

27 Sep 2010 10:36am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool shot of him, sorry I am no expert at processing

27 Sep 2010 5:49pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Great portrait, very well done, this friendly guy has something very smooth and cheerful.
Just google photoshop retouching tutorial and I´ll bet you´ll find a lot - but as someone else said - this will be a job for the clone tool and requires some attention and feeling for the right source for the cloning.

Using the clone tool you´ll need to select a source/area from where the picture will be cloned by pressing the "alt" key and selecting via the clone tool brush by mouse click, from there you keep the alt key pressed and go with your mouse to the area what you want to retouche, then stop pressing the alt key - sorry , can´t describe it better, maybe you look for some basic photoshop tutorials, good luck!

27 Sep 2010 5:57pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Very nice .......

27 Sep 2010 6:05pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wonderful portrait

30 Sep 2010 10:44pm