Zoom Portrait, Artist George Hughes

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© Charles Rushton
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 13, 2012
TakenAugust 3, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/6 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
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This portrait reminds me of the African masks that were so influential among the Cubist painters--particularly Picasso. George is from Ghana where there is a rich tradition of mask carving. He has used mask motifs in his paintings, so this portrait seemed appropriate for George.

41 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (13 Dec 2012):

    It almost looks like a mask! Very creative.

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (13 Dec 2012):

    great piece.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (13 Dec 2012):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 Dec 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Dec 2012):

    Interesting effect and a different and inventive way of looking at a portrait...

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (13 Dec 2012):

    WoW!! Great portrait, Charles!!!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (13 Dec 2012):

    Awesome and effective.

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (13 Dec 2012):

    very interesting shot. like the blur a lot.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (13 Dec 2012):

    love your treatment of this!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (14 Dec 2012):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (14 Dec 2012):


  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (14 Dec 2012):

    Very Cool

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (14 Dec 2012):

    It is very surreal! Excellent!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (15 Dec 2012):

    Bellissimo seems like a Francis Bacon!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    A portrait truly unique with motion blur exasperated.

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (16 Dec 2012):


  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (16 Dec 2012):

    Great PP to go with the zoom

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (17 Dec 2012):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    Swirls of delight! so creative!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (22 Dec 2012):

    Love this and now I want to try and create my own version..TY for the inspiration as always!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (22 Dec 2012):

    very beautiful!

  • Ratko Nedovic

    Ratko Nedovic gave props (23 Dec 2012):

    I like the long exposure shot. They always give a new view on photography i.e. on some other way than usualy.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    A super example of that photography is.

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (14 Feb 2013):


  • rory adityawan

    rory adityawan gave props (3 May 2013):

    beautifull experiment :)

  • Valerie Cannon

    Valerie Cannon gave props (15 May 2013):

    beautiful portrait

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (28 Sep 2013):

    Have to find out how to do this ! Love it !

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (25 Jan 2014):

    Yeah! Got my vote.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Jan 2014):

    Back to vote!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jan 2014):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Jan 2014):


  • dp *

    dp * gave props (28 Jan 2014):

    RAD for sure!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (28 Jan 2014):


  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (31 Jan 2014):

    Effective interpretation.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (1 Feb 2014):

    Wild. Really does look like a mask. Voted.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (5 Feb 2014):

    Awesome effect and spirit. Voted.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (5 Feb 2014):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (7 Feb 2014):

    A winner - voted!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 Feb 2014):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Feb 2014):

    back to vote.

  • Fred Kinard

    Fred Kinard gave props (8 Sep 2015):


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