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Challenge: The Username Challenge (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: bangkok, thailand
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Fashion, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2005

jung min, a korean student. first entry i submit with my d200.

i had her face made up in white and the scarves were draped around to create a window-effect.

Thanks to SALLY, an art student in our school who helped me set up this shot.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 153
Avg (all users): 7.8571
Avg (commenters): 8.1364
Avg (participants): 7.6737
Avg (non-participants): 7.9922
Views since voting: 30415
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 224
Comments: 104
Favorites: 129 (view)


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06/29/2012 07:08:58 PM
Excellent!
07/13/2008 09:00:23 PM
wow, beautful expression, beautful picutes, i really enjoy your work.
05/29/2007 07:34:57 PM
HELLO THERE,

THIS PICTURES IS VERY BEAUTIFUL
I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THIS PICTURES FROM YOU.

THANKS, PETERNGUYENUSA@HOTMAIL.COM
05/29/2007 03:27:41 AM
Love it !!!
05/13/2007 08:43:36 AM
I love this! Fantastic work! Its going into my favorites!!!! Congrats on ribbon also!
05/13/2007 08:38:11 AM
Nice !!!
12/24/2006 09:59:54 AM
This is my absolute favorite. The colors and lighting are perfect and it creates a great sense of wonder. I find myself looking at it quite a lot. It's amazing!
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09/11/2006 03:41:12 AM
I can't belive it!!!!!!! The image seems to jump out from the screen with it's contrast, clarity, emotin and beautiful colours!!! A superb shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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07/24/2006 09:33:38 AM
this is beautifully done. i love it.
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04/23/2006 12:24:57 AM
Beautiful, superb, not enough words to describe it! Love the colors and her expression. great job!
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01/09/2006 01:47:03 PM
You've made her look breathtaking! Awesome and congrats.
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01/08/2006 02:28:49 PM
This is a really cool photo. I like it a lot. It's just the type of shot I'm interested in taking. I love the way you captured her facaial expression and the colors are absolutely breathtaking.

Great Job!!
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01/06/2006 05:03:01 PM
congrats on a truly great picture. once again I am humbled by your work.
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01/06/2006 12:46:36 AM
Great, dynamic composition with an excellent use of color - IMO, the bright, vibrant color is the main characteristic that makes this photo so great. Also, a great sense of depth is visualized as the viewer can perceive that her hand is in front of her face due to your use of a shallow DOF. The scarves serve to create a simple yet elegant frame to emphasize the subject even more. Technically, this photo is nearly perfect, and artisticly it's a beautiful work of art. Great job and congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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01/05/2006 06:51:13 PM
Bold colours but very gentle, what a gifted person you are. Congrats.
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01/05/2006 02:03:34 PM
Manny, congratulations once again!
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01/04/2006 07:59:01 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Hello. You have a lovely image here and have been richly rewarded by our voters.

There is little I can tell you on how to "improve" this image, so with thanks for the opportunity to view it once again, I shall move on to the next image in the Critique Club queue.
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01/04/2006 01:04:00 PM
Wonderful picture, you continue to be one of my favorite photographers. You work is truely great.

The only thing I wan't so keen on in this picture was the black background. It seemed to blend a bit too much with her outfit and made it feel a bit more like a stage shot.

I didn't get a chance to vote on this challenge but I would have voted this one highest. Congrats on another ribbon!
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01/04/2006 12:38:42 PM
You are one of the most amazing photographers on this site! I would have thought this was deserving of the blue also. Maybe people are getting too familiar with your work and not being as generous with their scores because you are so damn good! I'd give it a 10+ everytime!
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01/04/2006 08:51:26 AM
Outstanding capture. Incredible color and lighting. Deserved top prize in my opinion.
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01/03/2006 07:40:38 PM
Very nice image (I'd have given you the blue). I'm curious about your lighting setup so, if you can find the time, I'd love a brief description of how you lit the shot. At any rate, well done!
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01/03/2006 03:35:35 PM
Beautiful!
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01/03/2006 02:41:42 PM
I'd give it a blue
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01/03/2006 09:38:55 AM
lupet mo sir!!! congrats!!!
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01/03/2006 08:37:25 AM
Very attractive.
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01/03/2006 08:30:26 AM
Congratulations on this beautiful win Manuel!!
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01/03/2006 07:17:28 AM
wowee! That is about all I can get out as I am stunned by this shot. Awesome colors and framing. The eyes are fascinating.
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01/03/2006 02:16:31 AM
Wonderful shot, love the vibrant colors. Very impressive portrait shot!!
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01/03/2006 01:50:11 AM
Congrats Manny. Way to go (again :)
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01/02/2006 11:41:12 PM
East or West my GURU is the best :o)
Congratulations and very Happy New Year sir. Wishing that most of ribbons of 2006 will be in your pocket (actually I have no doubt about it).
Rudra
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01/02/2006 10:29:43 PM
Great as usual. Congrats

Message edited by author 2006-01-02 22:30:00.
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01/02/2006 10:25:39 PM
Very nice...congrats...!!!!
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01/02/2006 09:03:42 PM
Thanks everyone for voting. I am very thankful to Jung Min, a student for this shot. Indeed, I was inspired by the movie "Memoirs of the Geisha" and indeed, Jung Min is not a Japanese but Korean. She was wearing blue contact lens but I have to change the color in PS.

I also would like to thank SALLY, an art student, who helped me set up this shot.
01/02/2006 08:16:20 PM
Congratulation on this excellent capture!--Well deserved!
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01/02/2006 07:21:21 PM
Delicate and the most beautiful colours!! Superb!! Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon Manny!
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01/02/2006 01:52:35 PM
WOW - very close. Congrats for 2nd, although I gave it a Blue!
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01/02/2006 01:06:24 PM
this photo jumped out and bit me when i first saw it. beautiful artistically and technically. i had it at 10 and hoped for a blue, but not too shabby outcome ;-)
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01/02/2006 12:12:10 PM
Great Idea using windows xp colors!!! Great picture. Congratulations For me you're #1.
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01/02/2006 11:45:03 AM
congrats on yet another ribbon!
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01/02/2006 05:34:43 AM
Awesome photography...should definately be blue!
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01/02/2006 05:11:04 AM
Galeng mo talaga bro! saludo ako! i knew it was you.
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01/02/2006 04:00:10 AM
the king of asian portraits on this site...well done!
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01/02/2006 02:42:56 AM
I had no doubt this would do well. Stunning! Congratulations!
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01/02/2006 02:27:24 AM
Wow, I so should of knew this was you Librodo, your people photos are second to none in my book. Congrats on your red ribbon, even though I thought you deserved the blue. Given the competition out there this time around, this one should be held in very, very high regard.
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01/02/2006 12:49:23 AM
Very nice. Congrats on you millionth ribbon. Keep up the good work it give us peons something to strive for.
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01/02/2006 12:41:38 AM
Manny again! And yet another delicate and lovely image that makes one heart sing. Congratulations on your RED.
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01/02/2006 12:30:29 AM
I love this picture with all my heart and soul. This is GORGEOUS!!
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01/02/2006 12:23:31 AM
Congratulations Manny. Beautiful shot and girl. Looks like that new camera is working just fine for you.
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01/02/2006 12:21:38 AM
holy cow! That was close! Such lofty scores separated by thousandths. Congrats on Red! You both deserve blue.
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01/02/2006 12:16:19 AM
beautiful colours manny, congrats!
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01/02/2006 12:14:22 AM
nice one manny, congrats (again) :-)
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01/02/2006 12:12:32 AM
fabulous image... my only 10 I gave out. : )
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01/02/2006 12:11:13 AM
congrats! on of my fav. shots from you ;), for some reason after seeing Memoirs of a Geisha this reminds me of it

Message edited by author 2006-01-02 00:27:54.
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01/02/2006 12:10:31 AM
I had no doubt this would ribbon - excellent shot. Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/01/2006 11:14:03 PM
this is fantastic, great natural photo, i think this should finish strong
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01/01/2006 10:20:44 PM
8 - Up from 7. The colors are very nice in this, as is the composition and also the pose. Criticism; my first thoughts on viewing this (and still are to some extent) are that this has more of a Korean (or 'other' Asian) type of 'style', than Japanese, but apologies if wrong. Looks slightly 'over neat-imaged' (again apologies if wrong), but 'works' nevertheless. Overall though, a very nice photograph. edit:typos

Message edited by author 2006-01-02 06:07:46.
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01/01/2006 09:35:32 PM
Stunning image...the color and clarity are magnificent. Good luck in the challenge! :)
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01/01/2006 09:35:05 PM
A beauty. My pick for the blue.
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01/01/2006 06:14:55 PM
wow, beautiful eyes!
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01/01/2006 01:54:01 PM
Wonderful photo. I would darken the upper left and both right corners a bit to draw the eye more into the frame (just a suggestion to try).
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01/01/2006 02:05:44 AM
Here's your winner! Outstanding shot - 10 - a new favorite for me.
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12/31/2005 09:26:56 PM
Back for comments. My favorite from the challenge. Great use of color, light and natural framing. The smoothing of the models skin looks a tad overdone for my personal taste but a great entry overall. Well done.
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12/31/2005 12:20:24 PM
this is really beautiful i hope it lands top 3
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12/31/2005 12:06:12 PM
I'm not exactly certain but this looks over Neat Imaged outside of that nice capture and wonderful coloring.
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12/31/2005 09:21:58 AM
Gorgeous! The eyes are incredible!
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12/30/2005 08:14:56 PM
Lovely, lovely - the plastsic look of ther face and eyes is oh so like the japanese doll look. You colors are wonderful. I like how the red/orange forms a triangle composition.
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12/30/2005 05:11:37 PM
Truly gorgeous. This will be a ribbon winner for sure. 9
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12/29/2005 07:23:59 PM
Love the clarity of this shot and the composition.
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12/29/2005 04:35:10 PM
Isn't she just stunning!!! Like a porcelain doll! Great way to depict that user name too.
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12/29/2005 02:47:39 PM
gorgeous shot
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12/29/2005 12:02:49 PM
wow, what a gorgeous capture of an asian beauty. Her skin looks both real, but porcelain. It's so well done, I can't tell how much post production is there. 10
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12/29/2005 11:00:07 AM
great capture
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12/29/2005 08:44:02 AM
Beautiful image! I love all of the colors in it. Nice choice of user name. Happy New Year!
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12/28/2005 07:56:16 PM
A superb portrait !! Just the right amount of lighting, and the colors all work extremely well.
This definitely deserves a ribbon Good luck !
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12/28/2005 07:51:06 PM
Colors, lighting, framing are good. The whole image is good, especially the composition! The post processing has made the eyes look a little unreal though, especially the left eye, but other than that a good entry.
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12/28/2005 02:11:07 PM
LOVE this picture. The colors and the focus.... I love the softness... 10
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12/28/2005 11:20:30 AM
Beautiful. She has amazing eyes.
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12/28/2005 10:06:17 AM
amazing colors and great expression!! love the light on her left side... 9
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12/27/2005 08:06:43 PM
This is so good, and we have so many very good images in this challenge..... I just love the title as it so suits the username.................
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12/27/2005 06:56:47 PM
Love the colors and crispness of this picture. Great job!
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12/27/2005 03:07:37 PM
Damn! This is beautiful. Slight blur on the finger tips . . . but the face is the focus! BOL 9
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12/27/2005 02:00:17 PM
This picture is just beautiful. Her eyes express so much in this simple capture. The colors are stunning. Wonderfully done!
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12/27/2005 08:58:29 AM
I love the contrasting colors. Her eyes keep grabbing me, almost catlike
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12/27/2005 07:29:42 AM
wauw, beautiful!
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12/27/2005 12:09:47 AM
This is beautiful. I love the colors and her porcelain-like face.
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12/26/2005 07:26:41 PM
Great photo. I think the fact that the red of the scarf or curtain is the same as her lips really ties the photo together and makes for a wonderful visual.
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12/26/2005 07:13:33 PM
Great colors. Great photo.
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12/26/2005 06:36:37 PM
Gorgeous girl. Gorgeous eyes. Nice shot!
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12/26/2005 01:08:34 PM
like the composition but there is something odd about her eyes
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12/26/2005 12:44:36 PM
Jung Min is very beautiful, Manny....sorry I did not get to comment at DIC. Love your composition. Is the lighting your reason for composing left to right....it just seems predominant in your images as opposed to right to left. Also the skin tones here do not seem as warm as the larger version. Still a delight!

edit...spoilling

Message edited by author 2006-01-02 01:01:25.
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12/26/2005 12:14:25 PM
Beatiful capture!
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12/26/2005 10:40:07 AM
beautiful model & shot, great job. 7
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12/26/2005 10:18:31 AM
Wow......Simply Amazing. The light and colors are perfect. 10.
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12/26/2005 09:21:01 AM
A++++++, absolutely stunning job! This is my pick for the top spot, but don't get to excited, because I have an awkward taste sometimes. At any rate, you are my only 10 in the challenge, and I am not looking back. Good Luck, I will be rooting on you.
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12/26/2005 09:16:24 AM
Simply lovely!
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12/26/2005 08:34:42 AM
Wow. Astounding colours, bang-on focus and terrific composition. One of my favs.
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12/26/2005 08:18:01 AM
gorgeous.. 10
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12/26/2005 07:34:53 AM
beautiful photo; beautiful colors!
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12/26/2005 05:42:16 AM
love the colors, focus, comp... perfect fit. best luck. 10
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12/26/2005 04:26:37 AM
wow the colours here are so vivid. beautiful eyes. amazing! (8)
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12/26/2005 01:11:37 AM
Her eyes are fascinating!
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12/26/2005 01:09:12 AM
Pretty. I like the vivid colors, and the perfect focus. I might have cloned out the busy fabric patch on the lapel area of her kimono. It just is a tad distracting to me.
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12/26/2005 01:00:19 AM
yes, amazing.
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12/26/2005 12:28:30 AM
awesome! 10
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