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Widow of Paseo
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Mar 21, 2010
Galleries: Black and White, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2010

The Image: Taken in the Paseo slum that we visit in Tacloban in the Philippines. This lady would have no idea that she has won me a ribbon, but it's awesome that when I return I will take her a great framed print. The slum is poverty at it's worst.

The Edit: I really wanted to bring out that detail in her face and used Topaz detail, but I think I probably overdid it. I should have pulled back a little as it wasn't needed.

The result: I am over the moon to ribbon twice in a month in a Free Study. This is a really special place for me to visit and make a difference in the world. There were some amazing images in this challenge, so I am really over the moon.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 350
Avg (all users): 7.0643
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 7.0309
Avg (non-participants): 7.1395
Views since voting: 5140
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 140
Comments: 42
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/14/2010 10:52:01 PM
All I can say is: WOW!!
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04/14/2010 09:26:25 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, it's a wonderful portrait!
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04/14/2010 08:45:35 AM
Did you use Topaz first - then switch to black and white or did you do it the other way around

Message edited by author 2010-04-14 08:46:02.
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04/11/2010 10:03:51 AM

Very nice! Congrats!
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04/09/2010 10:46:59 AM
Wellll Done!!! Congrats!!!!
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04/09/2010 05:09:08 AM
Stunning portrait!
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04/09/2010 01:40:59 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Great portrait. She looks incredibly old. I wonder how she survives in such poverty.
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04/08/2010 08:47:34 PM
At first I thought I was looking at a piece of wood...and then I realized it was an old lady. Alright...slight exaggeration (sort of). Very nice shot.
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04/08/2010 04:21:04 PM
Great shot,congrats on the ribbon!
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04/08/2010 01:45:45 PM
What a wonderful images. Congrats on a ribbon and a beautiful shot! (I do think it's a tad over sharpened, but it didn't change my vote because the image itself is so incredible!)
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04/08/2010 11:48:48 AM
Outstanding!
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04/08/2010 11:10:07 AM
Beautiful Enzo!
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04/08/2010 10:56:12 AM
Moving image, Enzo! (Even with the oversharpening. *grin* )

CONGRATS on seeing Life (capital 'l') and realizing it... oh! And on your ribbon! :)
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04/08/2010 09:51:18 AM
Enzo...Congratulations to you!!! wow...this is fabulous!!
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04/08/2010 08:49:31 AM
BRILLIANT !!!! Congrats on the ribbon Enzo!!
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04/08/2010 08:22:32 AM
Way to go Enzo!!! What a wonderful portrait. I don't think it's over edited at all.
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04/08/2010 08:15:40 AM
Simply put, perfect. Faved.
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04/08/2010 07:29:32 AM
Beautiful Enzo!! Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/08/2010 06:56:00 AM
Excellent work, Enzo, congrats on the 3rd.
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04/08/2010 05:08:42 AM
Now you're just showing off dude :D
congratulate amigo
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04/08/2010 04:52:04 AM
beautiful shot, well processed, very deserving of it's ribbon. congrats sir!
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04/08/2010 04:21:50 AM
Wonderful portrait, the lighting, details and tones - congrats on the yellow.
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04/08/2010 03:50:25 AM
Magnificent portrait Enzo, I trust we will see the shots of her receiving the print. Keep up your good work, photographically and humanitarianly speaking.
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04/08/2010 03:43:00 AM
Wonderful portrait, Enzo!
Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/08/2010 01:50:07 AM
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04/08/2010 12:44:18 AM
Another beautiful image Enzo. Congratulations on the yellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2010 01:23:55 PM
Excellent detail.
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04/06/2010 08:43:38 PM
A beautiful and profundly moving portrait. Was the heavy handed processing (or any processing at all) necessary?
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04/06/2010 02:27:53 PM
This image is great. Great subject and detail
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04/06/2010 10:59:19 AM
Moving. A tad bit oversharpened. 7
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04/06/2010 08:55:19 AM
Wow, what a hard life, eh? Her hand almost tells more of a story with the worn and dirty fingernails. Nice B&W conversion.
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04/05/2010 09:55:25 PM
nice 10
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04/05/2010 10:20:33 AM
Amazing shot... Good luck for the ribbon! 10
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04/04/2010 12:10:52 PM
A very good one!
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04/03/2010 08:58:27 PM
Incredible light and detail here! : )
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04/02/2010 11:18:44 AM
well I'm sure she will find a new husband in no time - 8
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04/01/2010 03:40:13 PM
Pretty stunning portrait - the sort of thing that would do well here and on 1x.
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04/01/2010 10:10:40 AM
WOW, nice shot
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04/01/2010 09:44:36 AM
The expression and fine detail really grab me.
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04/01/2010 09:26:03 AM
This is awesome. I wish I had people around here that I could do this with. Did great capturing the emotion.
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04/01/2010 07:40:44 AM
What an intimate portrait. Wonderful.
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04/01/2010 03:25:41 AM
I bet you she'd have some great stories to tell. I love her smile. You've captured her beautifully!
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