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Close Resemblance

Posted by Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 26 January 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This gentleman comes south from Michigan annually, to portray Abraham Lincoln during these civil War reenactments. He walks the fields, mingles with the people and enjoys having his photo taken.

Sony DSLR-A100 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

lincoln | look-alike | civil-war | reenactment | brooksville | raid

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Kelly from Ontario, United States

What a great look-a-like! Nice portrait shot.

26 Jan 2008 10:05am

@Kelly: Thank you, Kelly!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A very good portrait of a very expressive face! He really looks like the portraits of real Lincoln!I wonder if he takes it seriously, because if he does he might come to believe one day that he IS Lincoln......reincarnated! (Did you open the envelope??????We hope you do!)

26 Jan 2008 11:15am

@Japanalia: He was so willing to have his photo taken, perhaps he is beginning to think he is the original.
At your suggestion, I did open the envelope ... you'll be hearing from me!!! xo

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic portrait dear girl, mmmm :)

26 Jan 2008 12:37pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

What a close resemblance! Very nice portrait - your composition is excellent.

26 Jan 2008 1:15pm

@Chris: Thank you, Chris!

MJ from Delaware, United States

great capture shows the expression so well and he plays the part well/.... Well done

26 Jan 2008 1:55pm

@MJ: I thank you, MJ, and everyone who has commented on this Lincoln 'replica'.

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Great portrait, Judy. So realistic.

26 Jan 2008 3:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Impressive : a shot of this famous President.

26 Jan 2008 5:28pm

@Calusarus: Thank you, Calusarus ... he does look a lot like our famous President.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent portrait with great DOF. The skin tone and details are wonderful Judy. The resemblance is the closest I have ever seen. Your description of his presence at the reenactment and the expression on his face tells me he is proud to look as he does and portray such a famous individual in our history. Nice capture.

26 Jan 2008 5:49pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb; I appreciate your comment!
It's very interesting that he comes every year and to my knowledge, he earns nothing from it.

Rags from Plano, United States

Great image. I love the shot.

26 Jan 2008 11:27pm

@Rags: Thank you, 'Rags' from Plano, TX!

Bhavin from Mississauga, Canada

I think he is lacking the nose and the adam's apple. But overall, very close! Nice work.

27 Jan 2008 2:49am

@Bhavin: Yes, you are correct and that's why I called it a "Close Resemblance."

Marion Headrick from Canada

I agree with all of the above comments. This is a great portrait and he resembles Lincoln very much. This gentleman looks like he takes it very seriously, but still enjoys his time.

27 Jan 2008 7:56am

@Marion Headrick: You're right; he takes it seriously and really gets into his part, but he is also jovial.

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

Amazing portrait!

27 Jan 2008 10:02pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Very nice portrait!

31 Jan 2008 2:21am

Stéphane from Lyon, France

Hi Judy ! Thanks for yopur comment and nice to meet you ! Bravo for your great work in particular that shot (composition, lighting crop and colors) ! I'm fan of the United States that i visited (west - San Francisco, LA, Las vegas...) last summer ! The United States have something great and fascinating ! I'd love to go back ! See you soon !

11 Jul 2008 9:52pm

@Stéphane: Thank you, Stéphane; I'm delighted that you liked my photo of the Abraham Lincoln look alike. We're pretty partial to the US, but then, we've never had the opportunity to visit France! *smile*