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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Aperture: f5.0
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

Okay...it's a few minutes before the cutoff time and I'm still here debating which picture to submit, or to submit at all. Not that I haven't taken pictures. I had taken a lot last week. But nothing speaks so strongly to me.

I would be happy if this ends up in the top 20.

This is Pupae, once again. And there goes the shawl (in diferent color), once again. And the rest is my usual composition and set-up, once again. Of course I expect left-handed comments, once again. And I am learning a lot from them, once again...

Should the title of the photo be "ONCE AGAIN..."

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.1128
Avg (commenters): 7.8444
Avg (participants): 7.0195
Avg (non-participants): 7.1954
Views since voting: 7852
Views during voting: 803
Votes: 328
Comments: 63
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/04/2010 02:23:34 PM
L.O.V.E. it!
03/26/2008 07:39:03 PM
WOW thats all i have to say i love your pictures your one of my fav photographers
09/22/2005 01:26:12 AM
CRITIQUE CLUB!

excellent composition and focus. the model's expression is perfect and i like the two-toned backdrop.

my only comment about this is the lighting. there seem to be a couple of hotspots on the right side of her face that could probably be evened out with more diffuse light, and her hair is totally lost in the shadows with the darker background. personally, i would like to see more definition behind her head on the left side -- just to make her hair a bit more separated from the background.

also, your unique means of assigning T I T L E S gives your identity away during voting. your style is so unique that it's normally easy to pick you out, but i would prefer to be left with a little bit of mystery :)

congrats on another fabulous photo!
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09/20/2005 07:25:54 AM
ONCE AGAIN!
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09/19/2005 05:18:53 PM
Another great shot & finish!
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09/19/2005 12:10:06 PM
B E A U T I F U L ! ;-)
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09/19/2005 10:22:23 AM
hmm..I had a feeling this was yours..there were a lot of shots in here that are portraying yours, but none had the librodo quality! Very nice image. Congrats on top 10!
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09/19/2005 08:40:33 AM
Manny oh Manny: how you speak such delicate beauty through your lens. You always capture the essence. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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09/19/2005 06:41:49 AM
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Message edited by author 2005-09-19 13:06:51.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:25:07 PM
Nice and sharp! Good Luck!
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09/18/2005 10:49:11 PM
Enticing and captivating. 8
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09/18/2005 09:10:31 PM
Librodo???
has to be!
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09/18/2005 06:34:29 PM
good portrait with nice lighting, should be top 20
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09/18/2005 04:51:36 PM
Beautiful as usual. :)
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09/18/2005 03:11:47 PM
wonderful photo, contrast of hair to background works very well...
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09/18/2005 10:37:47 AM
great picture as always.. but two things i dont like. her stare is a bit too blank..not as in shes thinking about something but as in shes forces to look at a mark cause thats where her eyes look good, and the fly-aways in front of her forehead. otherwise its a great picture and i think it will place high..good job!
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09/18/2005 06:21:28 AM
This is nice, but a closer up may have done better. Like your D&L entry. You are certainly talented and have a creative eye, and lucky you, all those beautiful girls to shoot.
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09/17/2005 08:53:38 PM
Beautiful study in contrast. No complaints or suggestions. Nice work.
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09/17/2005 05:53:39 PM
Manny, you have to stop giving yourself away with the all caps and spaced out titles. beautiful model and really nice pose. I like the diagonal of her scarf and the division of the frame with 2/3 bright white and the other side in shade. well done, as always!
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09/17/2005 03:56:11 AM
I love the color and the composition especially the way the sweater/scarf wraps around her and then fades into the corner. I also love the lighting on her face. The background is a bit distracting in that it has some detail but then just fades out.
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09/17/2005 12:30:06 AM
Perfect job..10
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09/16/2005 09:44:34 PM
I would love to know who challenged this photo so that it needed to be validated. Someone who is jealous perhaps? 8
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09/16/2005 04:32:12 PM
Quite lovely, I really like the composition, it gives it a whole different feel from a "standard" portrait.
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09/16/2005 12:09:41 PM
Beautyfull!!!
I also love it how the black seperatets from the white..9.
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09/16/2005 01:54:06 AM
her eyes feel distant and detached - some sparkle and involvement would show more of her personality -
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09/15/2005 05:27:20 PM
Nice pose, good focus and lighting. I like the almost white background, isolates the model very well, especially with the black to the left. Good job.
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09/15/2005 04:44:01 PM
Love the use of Shadow on the left and bright background on the right with the subject as a trasition, it just works... 10
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09/15/2005 03:59:08 PM
Lovely - great job
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09/15/2005 09:24:50 AM
L I B R O D O

It's only been a week since I last saw her face gracing the top of the DPC page but after a few days I was quickly feeling N O S T A L G I C in hope of seeing it again.
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09/14/2005 11:43:25 PM
hey manny! I thought you weren't going to enter??? Hehehehehe! The image is great, simple yet powerful. What gave it away? It's your title - the text specifically :0
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09/14/2005 07:52:58 PM
nice tones and beautiful cropping... well done
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09/14/2005 09:28:34 AM
Love the light on her face & the background.The only thing that I would do to it is the strands on hair on her forhead are a little distracting.
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09/14/2005 05:13:50 AM
Excellent lighting. Color and tone are beautiful, not to mention the model is too. Great job. 10
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09/14/2005 04:39:58 AM
This photo has been validated. That must mean it's too good to be true ;)
I don't see why this would get a DQ request. Then again, maybe they where not sure about the dark/light background. Nicely blurred.
Beutifull girl, very nice light.
I realy like the look, just outside of the lense, she looks like she's thinking about something or someone.
Deserves a ribbon.
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09/14/2005 03:17:40 AM
if this isn't librodos i'm going to have a really good laugh. :)
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09/14/2005 01:09:13 AM
Just a beautiful photo
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09/13/2005 11:39:14 PM
Very nice, crisp, professional looking photo.
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09/13/2005 10:56:42 PM
Great shot, excellent use of the lighting.
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09/13/2005 10:26:48 PM
Wonderfull job! I am really feeling this photograph! wonderfull work and by the way, wonderfull use of light!
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09/13/2005 04:32:00 PM
Great shot! I like the negative space on the right.
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09/13/2005 02:10:25 PM
Beautiful. I love the graduated background. The lighting is beautiful and the scarf rocks!
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09/13/2005 12:10:54 PM
Like the picture. 6?
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09/13/2005 10:10:25 AM
Technically excellent; lovely subject. What a pity almost half the frame says nothing.
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09/13/2005 09:42:23 AM
Love the colors you used this time, really pleasing. Nice pose and composition, focus and mood. Great job again.
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09/13/2005 04:35:01 AM
very stylish - 8
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09/12/2005 11:56:50 PM
This is my pick for the blue. GOOD LUCK!
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09/12/2005 09:20:20 PM
I like the use of light from right and fading to darkness on left..excellent composition and expression..beautifully realized.
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09/12/2005 08:26:27 PM
The right half of the picture is a big 100% white blur that rub quite a bit of attention of the main subject. However, lighting on the subject is about perfect.
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09/12/2005 08:18:55 PM
This is a beautiful portrait. I think it would have a greater impact if you cropped out some of the bg on the right side. The lighting is fantastic and your model is gorgeous!
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09/12/2005 06:53:34 PM
librodo ? You have got very nice models, their expressions are great
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09/12/2005 04:31:50 PM
this is so beautiful
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09/12/2005 01:37:42 PM
hi manny!
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09/12/2005 11:17:30 AM
Hummm, I do like the blown white area to the right. But I don't like the blown area on her shirt, top or whatever she's wearing!
But then, another example of your fine photography Manny!!!!
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09/12/2005 10:52:41 AM
great use of negetive space...
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09/12/2005 10:16:41 AM
Very nice and with a pro look. Well done.
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09/12/2005 08:35:12 AM
This screams Librodo. Nice capture.
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09/12/2005 06:41:35 AM
I guess i know wo took this one and why is that ;)
8 here.....
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09/12/2005 03:23:29 AM
the scarve and the T I T L E give you up too easy;)
a little less neat image maybe?
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09/12/2005 02:10:13 AM
stunning....looks like you have another winner.. 10
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09/12/2005 01:47:00 AM
Beautiful!! Excellent work. I see a winner here!
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09/12/2005 01:46:53 AM
great subject shame about the cropped head tho
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09/12/2005 12:43:37 AM
This must be either Peter or Manny...I'm guessing Peter...

Anyways, this is a beautiful portrait. The contrast is really neat.
Good luck!
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09/12/2005 12:38:17 AM
Librado? Good guess? Another wonderful shot ! you have a style all your own, and it works! The hairs on the forehead are the only nit-pik, but other than that, its nice! 9
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