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Challenge: Moods (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: At the school
Date: Apr 26, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2005

Krystal once again...

I am flying to Singapore tomorrow and I will be back on Sunday...

Emotions are always the main staple of my photographs thus, I couldn't let go of this challenge. However, I don't have much time to prepare for it. Krystal is once again an immediate and easy choice.

I asked her to stand close to the aircon. With the white wall as a background, i asked her to show different kinds of emotions. I must say I am not happy with my shots then. I could have done better. I am still my old predictable self and I wanted to try something new. Maybe next time.

This is a risky post-processing. I am aware of DPC's antagonish towards blown-out pictures. Never mind...this is what I can do for now. Now I am happy that I have submitted to this challenge.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 183
Avg (all users): 7.2678
Avg (commenters): 8.4681
Avg (participants): 7.3068
Avg (non-participants): 7.2450
Views since voting: 19076
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 239
Comments: 87
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05/17/2005 03:30:34 PM
it looks a bit over sharpened
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05/15/2005 12:54:19 AM
Congrats Manny!
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05/14/2005 09:31:51 AM
Hi! its a nice shot...you give justice to the textures and shades of her hair....thought it was a soft tone the clarity of strands was still there and more over the softness the color adds the weight of the dramatic facial expression of the model....great picture.
by the way iam andrews friend in gingoog. wishing you to see more of your works.
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05/12/2005 05:57:44 PM
Hello. I am writing in awe of how beautiful your model is. Let me explain it this way: For me she is rather inexpressive in the picture, emotionless, but at the same time I perceive faint fright and disdain, she looks like a fragile ice statue. I really take my hat off for a photographer who can capture so little emotion as brilliantly as to allow it to shine intensely... perhaps that attitude of superiority and vulnerability she portrays is what makes me think your model is so beautiful. Compelled to take a closer look to your picture I saw the aesthetic of Japanese comics, in particular its simplicity, and a question stroke me: How would the composition have been if you used the trick of rotating the picture a bit as they do in Japanese comics?
Anyway, thank you for sharing with us this great photo.
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05/11/2005 11:20:04 AM
really awesome shot
love her face expression
and the idea of her hair flwing is really awesome
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05/11/2005 03:31:11 AM
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
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05/10/2005 01:56:26 AM
Congratulations & good luck.
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05/09/2005 08:57:56 PM
Congrats on another beautiful ribbon winner Manny. I don't find your work boring at all but I would love to see you branch out into other types of photography. You have an amazing eye and talent and we would all enjoy seeing what you will come up with.
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05/09/2005 07:34:56 PM
Congratulations. Nice picture.
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05/09/2005 05:29:42 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon for this beautiful portrait! Another amazing piece of work!
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05/09/2005 01:41:57 PM
Another great portraiture and different from your "normal" outdoor candids, but still as effective. Very nice!
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05/09/2005 10:47:08 AM
I don't think any of us could ever "get tired" of your style, Manny--awesome shot, btw, congrats!
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05/09/2005 10:34:50 AM
after a bad day yesterday, today headed to an extreme twist. first off...this win! i didn't expect to ribbon as i thought my style has been so predictably boring. but a red....wooooo... this is really great! this is an added "uplift" to my day as I submitted my last 7 spreads for the yearbook to my publisher today. now i have to wait for the digital proof and final proof, respectively and this will give me more time to try something different in my photography. what a way to end my day (it's 9:00 pm now here).

many thanks to all who never get bored of my style of photography.

manny
05/09/2005 09:49:27 AM
Again, an awsome shot Manny! :-)
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05/09/2005 09:46:13 AM
Beautiful photo.
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05/09/2005 07:22:33 AM
Well it's really a good shot. I like the expression that's its well related with the framing (leaving some free space) and the white tones of the background and also the tones of the skin. Another interesting detail is the eye that is see-not-see under the hair , very nice.
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05/09/2005 07:16:21 AM
Beautiful - congrats!
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05/09/2005 06:50:43 AM
Fantastic >>
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05/09/2005 02:50:24 AM
Congratulations. (Should have an auto script for you :))
All the best and looking forward to more.
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05/09/2005 02:27:44 AM
No surprise seeing you in the winner's circle with this fabulous entry. Congratulations!
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05/09/2005 01:57:02 AM
Congratulations on yet another ribbon !
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05/09/2005 01:40:18 AM
Congrats on the Red.. Beautiful capture :)
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05/09/2005 12:47:20 AM
rose between the thorns!
gorgeous manny
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05/09/2005 12:40:34 AM
i know a manny shot when i see it :-)

congrats on the ribbon my friend!
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05/09/2005 12:37:51 AM
amazing work once again - as graphic mentioned.. always consistent, always great. thanks for sharing your work with our community :)
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05/09/2005 12:19:04 AM
Beautiful Manny, as always. You never cease to amaze....
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05/09/2005 12:16:14 AM
Another classic capture, Manny. And please don't feel bad for taking the "same old thing." You don't. Each photo is fresh and amazing. Blown out is often rejected on DPC, I feel, simply because it is used improperly. Unlike this photo!
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05/09/2005 12:12:07 AM
Manny, CONGRADULATIONS on another ribbon! You have officially mastered DPC. :) Just another one in the bank right?

Keep up the great work.

Chris
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05/09/2005 12:06:29 AM
Manny you are one consistent master who knows how to exude the last drop of feeling from your subjects. Congratulations on your red.
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05/09/2005 12:04:01 AM
you da Manny.
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05/09/2005 12:02:41 AM
gorgeous, as always!
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05/09/2005 12:02:30 AM
knew this had to be yours, beautiful work as usual :)
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05/09/2005 12:02:28 AM
Great work on this very 'feathery' image. It's definatly strikes a mood in me, good work as usual!
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05/09/2005 12:00:57 AM
Told you so!
Cogratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2005 08:40:02 PM
Good portrait. He seems tense and on edge. Good mood photo.
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05/08/2005 02:35:57 PM
I still didn't comment on this one?
Let me guess: Librodo? Am I right?
Well done, this must be a winner!!
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05/08/2005 09:54:22 AM
compo is great
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05/08/2005 08:36:26 AM
beautiful image. As usual I hate the blank background. love the composition. 8 from me - good luck!
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05/08/2005 05:23:03 AM
Back to comment... I really like this shot. And an intersting title you've chosen as well.

The composition is great, and the negative space really lifts the image when you consider your title.

The only distraction I find is the complex strap/clothing on her shoulder. The rest of the image is so gentle, quite almost, and that item is very fiddly and detailed.

Well taken.. 9
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05/06/2005 08:52:09 PM
Easily one of my favorites of the challenge. The muted colors, white BG and negative space work well.
It's very sharp, I find myself wondering how it would look with a gentle application of soft focus
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05/06/2005 11:47:51 AM
cute girl, and great composition, 7
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05/06/2005 06:44:58 AM
Fabulous photo and model. A fan to add motion to the hair? A very professional looking shot.
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05/06/2005 02:56:53 AM
great mood smooth and shining
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05/05/2005 11:56:32 PM
great balance
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05/05/2005 11:13:16 PM
beautiful girl, deep eyes
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05/05/2005 07:35:17 PM
top shot
my pick for a ribbon
So much emotion in this picture
well done
good luck

Kev
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05/05/2005 07:34:14 PM
Beautiful shot. I love how the hair is wispy and just freely flows out into the open space. Incredible skill here.
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05/05/2005 05:52:47 PM
very delicate portrait. I'm sure it will do well in the challenge.
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05/05/2005 04:07:56 PM
Nice lighting. not sure if the blacks are totally there. Nice framing.
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05/05/2005 03:26:07 PM
nice effect w/hair! Perhaps crop too much white!
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05/05/2005 10:59:41 AM
looks just a touch oversharpened, but still excellent
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05/05/2005 09:18:13 AM
Really nice, I like the way the hair flows into the photo
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05/05/2005 05:35:04 AM
great work, really good
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05/04/2005 11:38:14 PM
Very nice, I like the way the hair in the back frames the lower part of the face to keep it from being lost in the background light. 10
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05/04/2005 07:58:54 PM
Nice high key effect here, the darkness of her hair making a great contrast. The wisp of hair being blown over the face is a great touch.
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05/04/2005 05:04:51 PM
excellent tones, subject's expression is perfect, compostion is strong, cropping spot on, one of my favorites this challenge
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05/04/2005 10:46:40 AM
I like the open (negative?) space infront of your model.
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05/04/2005 08:47:24 AM
A beautiful, simple shot, very effective.
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05/04/2005 05:36:06 AM
This is great!! Lovely model with a great expression to the title! Nice cropping and light as well. 9
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05/03/2005 08:55:13 PM
And drop dead gorgeous. But I'll try not to award "beauty" points. Okay, it is a very feminine picture which does hint at fragility. There isn't too much in the expression that outwardly suggests that mood but the photo has that feel to it.
The high key is a nice look, the photo is well exposed, and I like the wisps of hair and negative space. If I have to find a nit-pick, it's the apparent shadow just off the shoulder that could not be cloned out or brightened like the rest.
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05/03/2005 06:14:12 PM
(librodo?)
I really like the composition, the direct gaze is also really strong... the wisps of hair blowing is a perfect final touch.
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05/03/2005 05:25:44 PM
beautiful girl as well as a beautiful image. I like the slightly hidden face and how she is stuck in the corner of the picture is if fearful of injury due to her fragility. Great.
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05/03/2005 05:03:24 PM
Great expression, wonderful pose....10
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05/03/2005 10:24:54 AM
Woa! In a relatively mediocre challenge, this shot immediately stands out. I'm not sure this clearly portrays an emotion or a mood, her look is quite enigmatic, but I'll overlook that. Superbly lit, great composition, wonderful model, great skin tones, hair works well... this is perfection.
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05/03/2005 04:28:04 AM
Great photograph of a beautiful model. I like the lighting and the negative space. Excellent work!
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05/03/2005 02:00:12 AM
Very flattering soft lighting and good use of negative space. Nice and clean editng leaving a lot of detail and sharpness without introducing distracting artifacts.
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05/03/2005 01:44:38 AM
Excellent pose and composition. It doesn't hurt that she's beautiful! 9
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05/02/2005 11:05:50 PM
Lovely pose and the hair strands are well placed. the lighting is a bit abrupt, imho, particularly around the left cheek. but i like this enough to rate 10, one of five in the challenge
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05/02/2005 10:57:45 PM
The wisps of hair really make this photo for me. You've found a truly beautiful model, and I think you've really captured fragility...yeah...fragility (if that's a word, but you know what I mean). The only gripe I have is that the background is so stark white. A beautiful shot though. I love the positioning.
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05/02/2005 08:49:09 PM
Wow Excellent. She deffinately stands out to be innocent and fragile from the look on her face. Tthe total white right makes it seem like I have to look toward her. For example, If I stare at the white my eyes want to drift in too view her face and feels like if I don't they will burn up, as if I was stareing at the sun. This is a positive comment. I like it.
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05/02/2005 07:48:48 PM
don't like the bra strap showing ...some blurring around her chest is distracting .. face and expression perfect
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05/02/2005 01:02:59 PM
Simple and very very powerful. 10
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05/02/2005 12:27:12 PM
absolutly beautiful! Probably my fav of the challenge!
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05/02/2005 11:37:58 AM
Oh wow! This is beautiful. My favorite of the challenge so far. Amazing how her hair is kind of blowing, but she is still so crisp and sharp. Probably a ribbon winner! GREAT job!!! 10
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05/02/2005 06:43:49 AM
Beautiful image. Wonderful contrast. Great eye contact. Beautiful model. Without looking at the title, this could invoke many different moods for me, including 'interest', 'sadness', 'loneliness', 'sorrow', as well as many others. I love the composition, with her hair blowing across her face. This helps define her face against the white background. I'm not a fan of white backgrounds, but this works very nicely, and I'm sure this will be haning on someone's wall, if it is not already. <7>
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05/02/2005 06:38:12 AM
Expressive, beautiful capture.
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05/02/2005 06:24:40 AM
compelling image.
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05/02/2005 05:50:28 AM
very good shot!
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05/02/2005 05:50:10 AM
Well composed photo.
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05/02/2005 03:38:08 AM
Very well done, the title is good too, good luck!
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05/02/2005 03:25:43 AM
Nice composition and lighting.
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05/02/2005 03:12:19 AM
Lovely portrait Iike the placement and the approach should do well 8
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05/02/2005 01:36:08 AM
Lovely. I like the look through the hair.
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05/02/2005 12:46:48 AM
Great shot Librodo you never cease to amaze me!!! keep up the great work.
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05/02/2005 12:44:37 AM
Excellent use of white space! Don't see that to often. Great exposure also. 10.
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05/02/2005 12:43:29 AM
Love it, IMO a tad too high key
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05/02/2005 12:32:32 AM
Lovely image and good emotion.
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