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Challenge: Free Study 2013-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Village in East India
Date: Nov 18, 2013
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2013

I have had the privilege of travelling quite a bit this year to film and photograph - Malawi, Mozambique, Vietnam, Bali, India. This is definitely one of my favourites, and to win a blue in a Free Study is a huge honour, so thanks for the votes.

I took around 12 -15 images of this beautiful, gracious lady in a very, very remote and poor village in East India. I then sat next to her with my D800 and enjoyed the way she looked at her images on my LCD. It was a real highlight for me. I don't think she has seen her picture like this before.

I did very little editing to this. Basically a b and w conversion, and a little sharpening. The D800 with the exceptional Sigma 35mm f1.4 did all the work.

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 155
Avg (all users): 7.2243
Avg (commenters): 9.1000
Avg (participants): 7.2297
Avg (non-participants): 7.2121
Views since voting: 2230
Views during voting: 195
Votes: 107
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/14/2013 03:43:42 AM
Greetings, Enzo, it is so sad and wonderful at the same time.
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12/13/2013 10:23:42 AM
This is fabulous beyond description!!
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12/11/2013 06:36:42 PM
Awesome!
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12/10/2013 10:08:27 AM
Originally posted by Venser:

Originally posted by cutout:

now seriously
how many of the commentators would hang this on their wall?
be honest
I would. It's my style of photography though.
The other ribbon winners on the front page right now wouldn't have a chance of making it on my wall though. I've always loved uncontrived portraiture of interesting people.

Sorry hotpasta, thought I would respond here since I can't in the forums.

i like that oh btw i gave this a 7

Message edited by author 2013-12-10 10:12:21.
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12/10/2013 10:04:35 AM
Originally posted by cutout:

now seriously
how many of the commentators would hang this on their wall?
be honest
I would. It's my style of photography though.
The other ribbon winners on the front page right now wouldn't have a chance of making it on my wall though. I've always loved uncontrived portraiture of interesting people.

Sorry hotpasta, thought I would respond here since I can't in the forums.
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12/10/2013 09:30:20 AM
now seriously
how many of the commentators would hang this on their wall?
be honest
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12/10/2013 09:25:46 AM
Oh, what a superb portrait, Enzo. She has a wonderful face. Hugs and congrats on the blue.
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12/09/2013 10:06:40 AM
Looks like you have been traveling friend. Trust you are doing well. It has been awhile. Congrats on a lovely shot.
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12/08/2013 09:30:09 PM
Congratulations on a huge accomplishment! Once again... amazing image!
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12/08/2013 06:13:28 PM
Amazing portrait...well deserving of first place. Congrats Enzo. Aussies rule...yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
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12/08/2013 05:42:15 PM
Wonderful capture of this woman. It really does look like you captured her soul in this shot.
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12/08/2013 04:16:35 PM
Too much honor for the camera and the lens in your comment. You did a great job here. Congrats with the blue!
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12/08/2013 01:24:25 PM
Superb portrait, well done.
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12/08/2013 11:34:50 AM
amazing women indeed
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12/08/2013 07:57:32 AM
Beautifully done! The dof is wonderful as well as the lighting and detail. A great moment to capture.
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12/08/2013 07:25:59 AM
Oh, and regarding my initial comment about the photograph having a bit of a Leica feel to it, i've been looking at a lot of portraits by Alfred Weidinger recently who does remarkable things with a Leica and the 50mm 0.95 (and 75mm) and your portrait reminded me a bit of them. Check him out, i'm sure you'll enjoy them.

Message edited by author 2013-12-08 07:30:10.
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12/08/2013 06:38:06 AM
World class
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12/08/2013 05:44:58 AM
Amazing. One of my favourite portraits on DPC for a long time.
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12/08/2013 04:54:29 AM
Are you still here in India? Any plans for Delhi?
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12/08/2013 04:19:57 AM
Congratulations. Such a controlled statement. Truly outstanding
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12/08/2013 03:44:21 AM
Fabulous portrait. Happy to see you're back. Congrats!
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12/08/2013 02:05:24 AM
Congrats, Enzo!!! What a stunning portrait. It's easy to see why this is your favorite. She looks like a charming woman.
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12/08/2013 12:37:18 AM
This is beautiful, the DOF couldn't be handled better and the eyes are just exquisite. Congrats on a well-deserved FS blue!
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12/08/2013 12:34:47 AM
Wonderful Enzo.
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12/08/2013 12:30:56 AM
Congratulations, Enzo - great portrait.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2013 11:42:00 PM
a beautiful classic
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12/07/2013 10:42:31 PM
Wow! Amazing textures, great b&w, and such a wonderful model. Definitely my top 5 so far. I could easily see that end up in National Geographic. 10
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12/07/2013 06:59:21 PM
This is just stunning. In every sense of the word. 11, well, 10 then. There is a technical thing to this though, of course. I'm quite interested in the geeky technical stuff. This looks kind of like it is shot with a Leica and one of those fast 50mm lenses. It had that feel. I'm curious as to what you've shot it with. Anyway, tech stuff apart - it's a lovely human portrait at the end of the day. Nothing else needed.
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12/06/2013 06:19:36 PM
Great textures in her skin. Cool expression.
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12/05/2013 10:05:48 AM
Beautiful work!
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12/03/2013 03:18:54 PM
Very nice portrait image and great detail.
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12/02/2013 11:10:46 AM
Extraordinary.
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12/02/2013 10:31:41 AM
An impressive portrait - full of character. Beautifully done.
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12/02/2013 07:18:54 AM
Outstanding portrait. If this does not get a ribbon I would be very surprised.
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12/01/2013 01:15:16 AM
Stunning 10
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