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librodo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: In our school, in my classroom
Date: Aug 26, 2005
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

Pupae...a student in our school.

Right you are...I took this shot to test what is Pupae's best angle. No plans to enter in the challenge but after looking at it in my computer screen, I am impressed by the clarity of her eyes and the charming and delicate expressions she gave me.

Shot inside my classroom with the black bulletin board as the background. The scarf was borrowed from a co-teacher whom I met in the hallway in the morning as I know it will look good on Pupae.

I hope I made the right choice. I have quite a lot of good shots taken from this "session".

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 200
Avg (all users): 8.1041
Avg (commenters): 8.9452
Avg (participants): 7.7829
Avg (non-participants): 8.4000
Views since voting: 27272
Views during voting: 666
Votes: 269
Comments: 166
Favorites: 104 (view)


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09/29/2010 04:00:09 AM
Excellent !
Could you pls share the lens information reffering to this photo?
09/30/2008 07:29:41 AM
Beautiful! Love the composition. Well deserved!!
03/16/2008 08:22:37 PM
Like the rest of the commenters, I love the photo. It captured my attention while scanning the thumbnails. I wavered on the hair on the nose and haven't decided about it. I suppose, if it keeps me interested in the photo, it is an asset. It is no wonder you got 75 tens.
05/09/2006 09:30:21 AM
Just saying hi Manny! You already know how much I love your work!!! Excellent!
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04/23/2006 01:13:28 AM
beautiful!
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11/08/2005 06:13:54 AM
very nice
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10/12/2005 06:59:47 AM
I really like your photography style,have enjoyed looking at your photos,have added you to my favourites.What sort of lighting did you use 4 this photo?
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09/11/2005 01:50:07 AM
*** C R I T I Q U E C L U B C O M M E N T ****

It seems almost superfluous to be critiquing this wildly popular image, since it's already received so many thoughtful responses, but I'll take a stab at it.

Composition: essentially flawless. The use of negative space, the shape of the negative space, is exceptionally fluid. One might wish for a little more forehead and a little more on the bottom to better-complete the arc of the scarf.

Lighting: appears to be classic window-light. It's one of the most recognizable elements in your images. It's actually a fairly "harsh" light for portraiture, but you always manage to pull it off by careful control of the dark values in the face. I might like to see a hair more detail in the upper left portion of the face, above her right eye, but that's a subtle call. The shadow of the scarf on her chin is mildly distracting; had her raised hand been placed an inch further back, the scarf might not have cast that shadow that interrupts the flow of the line along the chin, but again this is a nit.

Color: I basically have no criticisms of the color except that I am seeing a slight cyan/green cast to the whites of her eyes and wonder if you might neutralize this?

Other: IMO, and I see by the comments that I'm not alone in this opinion, this shot shows overuse of neat image. I understand the smooth, graceful, flowing effect you are after here, but I think you can ramp down a bit on the neat image and still have that effect. Indeed, this is my only real criticism of the image; I believe the skin, especially on the hand, is overly plastic-looking.

Wonderful shot, Manny. The bottom line is that this person really comes through as "delicate and lovely", which after all is what you set out to accomplish.

Robt.
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09/10/2005 08:21:55 AM
just great
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09/10/2005 05:37:13 AM
and guess who we'll see in the colour portrait challenge too!!!!!!!!!

you're skills are almost getting boring now lol ;-) be nice to see someone else top you! :-)

I'm going to be overly critical here! ;-)

Hair across the nose = nono!

Slight blurring on edge of hand, maybe slightly out of focus - but looks more poor quality editing than oof ;-)

The eyes are too dark - more detail on the pupils would have been nice!

But - what do I know! so ignore me ;-)


Message edited by author 2005-09-10 05:39:02.
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09/08/2005 07:49:12 PM
isa nanamang napakagandang kuha..!
aliw talaga!
..congratulations!

(^o^)
-ma'
09092005
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09/08/2005 05:59:19 PM
Love comes calm.
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09/08/2005 04:10:22 PM
What beautiful lighting, again. You are just amazingly capable at finding and using lovely light. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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09/08/2005 12:44:47 PM
I've been looking at this, and studying and still can't figure out why anyone would give this anything less than a 5. It's a 10 in my book too. Congrats!
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09/07/2005 07:27:22 AM
It's just beautiful. I like the composition. Having the subject more towards one side really enhances the image.
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09/07/2005 01:22:45 AM
Congratulations Manny!

Overprocessed? Not in my book.

If the photographer, the model and 225 out of 269 voters like the end result, then that is all that should matter. Can't please everybody!
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09/06/2005 10:13:14 PM
well, this is no surprise to me at all Manny! Excellent portrait in every way!!!!!! Congrats my friend!
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09/06/2005 08:36:41 PM
Hey man, you have a great style. Most people realise that :) Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/06/2005 05:28:32 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and each beholder has THEIR version of what beauty is. I find this photograph beautiful & brilliant.
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09/06/2005 02:58:31 PM
Wow, it begs the question if I could ever reach a blue ribbon (translated to majority acceptance in voting) would I want it just to have some "opinion's" thrown at me in a negative manner, since I don't receive too many of those at my current standing.

Either way Manny, I like it. =) Even if saying that groups me with DPCer mentality, so be it. I still like it the way it is. I guess if you belong to DPC than you fall into a certain category for taste...Ah well. ;)

Good job! (IMO!)

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09/06/2005 02:37:15 PM
Good on ya Manny! :-) Another blue bites the dust! ;-)
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09/06/2005 02:24:41 PM
Originally posted by librodo:



Actually, if it is a 'fashion" photography, I do smoothen the face using neatimage. I also clone out imperfections.


Fashion or not, its those imperfections, and detail in the skin that makes us human different from plastic manequins. I've seen alot of fashion photography in my life and they all do cloning imperfections and do smoothing, but they also maintain a limit that if you cross it it doesn't look human anymore. Plastic like this is only good for DPC. I mean man look what neatimage did to that blue thing covering her head. I doubt the fashion world can accept something like that. Fashion photography must have detail too. If you would of said it's experimental or something like that I would of bought it but fashion is not an excuse for this. No way.

I am only trying to tell you that is wrong to waste your obvious talent going the DPC way. A way that will hardly be accepted anywere else but here. Take it or leave it, it's my opinion. I think that blue ribbon doesn't worth the amount of bad habits people develop on this site. You do how you wish.
09/06/2005 01:34:58 PM
Originally posted by terje:

Originally posted by Artyste:

Over smoothed, oversharpened, and yet still an 8.1

Unbelievable. Guess that's the prize for being a recognizable and very well liked artist on this site.

Of course, compositionally it is as great as ever, although I'd have loved to have seen a more colorful background. The black seems to really point out the over-sharpening where a more natural background may have helped hide it a little more. Also, once again, would that I had a bank of "exotic" looking people to shoot.. seems to really make a punch with North Americans.

Anyway, for me, a touch less of smoothing and sharpening would give this photo some real life..
Guess that's why I usually don't score well here.


8.1 because it was the best of the lot, not because it was "Over smoothed, oversharpened" as you said, and not because it was taken by manny (anonymous during voting, several people have submitted photos like this in the past).

Vote and comment on the photo, and accept the result, don't be a loser and whine about it.

The reason your photos don't score as high, is mainly because the many hundred voters on this site don't find them as interesting or good as other photos, blaming that on "popularity" or "over sharpen/smoothed" is just plain wrong.

I gave this 10 and I suspected it was librodo, but if it had been anyone else I wouldn't have rated it any different. So I disagree with what you've said.


Look, I have my opinions and I commented them. This is Librodo's comment section, not "attack people" section. If you want to do that, PM me please.
09/06/2005 01:16:44 PM
Originally posted by Artyste:

Over smoothed, oversharpened, and yet still an 8.1

Unbelievable. Guess that's the prize for being a recognizable and very well liked artist on this site.

Of course, compositionally it is as great as ever, although I'd have loved to have seen a more colorful background. The black seems to really point out the over-sharpening where a more natural background may have helped hide it a little more. Also, once again, would that I had a bank of "exotic" looking people to shoot.. seems to really make a punch with North Americans.

Anyway, for me, a touch less of smoothing and sharpening would give this photo some real life..
Guess that's why I usually don't score well here.


8.1 because it was the best of the lot, not because it was "Over smoothed, oversharpened" as you said, and not because it was taken by manny (anonymous during voting, several people have submitted photos like this in the past).

Vote and comment on the photo, and accept the result, don't be a loser and whine about it.

The reason your photos don't score as high, is mainly because the many hundred voters on this site don't find them as interesting or good as other photos, blaming that on "popularity" or "over sharpen/smoothed" is just plain wrong.

I gave this 10 and I suspected it was librodo, but if it had been anyone else I wouldn't have rated it any different. So I disagree with what you've said.

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09/06/2005 12:01:08 PM
Originally posted by librodo:

NO EXCUSES for comments below. Well, I guess I just know how to adapt my style.

Actually, if it is a 'fashion" photography, I do smoothen the face using neatimage. I also clone out imperfections. However, if I intend it to be a gritty image, I leave it as it is...even make it more grungy. As far as having my work recognized, it can work both ways. The 2 1's explain it.

If you want un-smoothen face...documentary style of photography, I would like to plug my site. Please click the link underneath and please leave some comments. I am very proud of this gallery.

//www.pbase.com/manny_librodo/nanbw

Many thanks for the comments again. And btw, here are some OUTTAKES from this session.

//www.pbase.com/manny_librodo/students

Many many thanks again.

Manny


Yes, yes, I looked at your site right after I typed that comment up last night, and THAT is what I like. Those shots are not all "the same", an Asian girl on the left hand side of the frame, you know? No offense, at all...It just seems that a lot of your entries here on DPC have been just that. Girls in the left two thirds with pretty eyes. (please don't get mad at me! *begs*)

Your site shows some more, some totally different shots, and that is awesome. : )
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09/06/2005 11:14:09 AM
NO EXCUSES for comments below. Well, I guess I just know how to adapt my style.

Actually, if it is a 'fashion" photography, I do smoothen the face using neatimage. I also clone out imperfections. However, if I intend it to be a gritty image, I leave it as it is...even make it more grungy. As far as having my work recognized, it can work both ways. The 2 1's explain it.

If you want un-smoothen face...documentary style of photography, I would like to plug my site. Please click the link underneath and please leave some comments. I am very proud of this gallery.

//www.pbase.com/manny_librodo/nanbw

Many thanks for the comments again. And btw, here are some OUTTAKES from this session.

//www.pbase.com/manny_librodo/students

Many many thanks again.

Manny


Originally posted by christie3:

Originally posted by Kaizen:

Originally posted by frumoaznicul:

Originally posted by Artyste:

Over smoothed, oversharpened, and yet still an 8.1

Unbelievable. Guess that's the prize for being a recognizable and very well liked artist on this site.

Of course, compositionally it is as great as ever, although I'd have loved to have seen a more colorful background. The black seems to really point out the over-sharpening where a more natural background may have helped hide it a little more. Also, once again, would that I had a bank of "exotic" looking people to shoot.. seems to really make a punch with North Americans.

Anyway, for me, a touch less of smoothing and sharpening would give this photo some real life..
Guess that's why I usually don't score well here.


As I also commented during challenge, I completely agree with everything Artyste says. It's a pitty that this site has become a "whoever is the most popular in the forums" wins. No offence intended to librodo, and nothing against him, it is the only image I commented in the challenge, that means it clearly triggered my attention, I really feel the image would be wonderful with regardless how much noise. Like this it looks like the poor girl is wrapped in a plastic bag, a manequin a doll anything but human. You have true talent it is obvious and it's a pitty that you ruin your work just to please the DPC forums audience.

However congrats for the ribbon.


Agreed.

"Nothing fails like success."

JV


I agree as well...And no offense at ALL to Manny, please don't get me wrong. I just think that, more often than not, if someone recognizes a popular photog's work here on DPC, they will give it a high score, regardless of whether or not it is terribly creative or well done.

*shrugs*

But yes. Congratulationa on the ribbon, you do rock, librodo! : )
09/06/2005 09:40:56 AM
Congratulations! As always ... you continue to amaze me!
Hurray for you ! It would be great if you could share your lighting set up, I believe that with all you great photographers out there sharing your experience, we have a lot to learn and gain.
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09/06/2005 07:21:08 AM
Congratulations Manny. Both Pupae and yourself deserve this honour. Very good score I must say. Well done my friend.
Diana
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09/06/2005 05:53:54 AM
Wonderful photo. I just love the strands of hair falling across the face. It makes it so human and real and also proves the technical skill (rock solid sharpness + good depth of field)utilized in taking the photo. Congratulations.
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09/06/2005 03:47:19 AM
Great technique. This is a beautiful picture which truly deserves to win. regards Chris
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09/06/2005 03:32:27 AM
Wonderful image so well taken Congratulations
A beautiful model
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09/06/2005 02:48:29 AM
beautiful picture of a beautiful young lady

your photography skill is suberb
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09/06/2005 02:15:32 AM
Thanks for sharing this fantastic shot, you certainly have the skill to capture a beautiful subject. Nice work here.
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09/06/2005 12:02:24 AM
2 ones!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr sure wish those two folks would stand up and show THEIR shots
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09/05/2005 10:23:37 PM
Originally posted by Kaizen:

Originally posted by frumoaznicul:

Originally posted by Artyste:

Over smoothed, oversharpened, and yet still an 8.1

Unbelievable. Guess that's the prize for being a recognizable and very well liked artist on this site.

Of course, compositionally it is as great as ever, although I'd have loved to have seen a more colorful background. The black seems to really point out the over-sharpening where a more natural background may have helped hide it a little more. Also, once again, would that I had a bank of "exotic" looking people to shoot.. seems to really make a punch with North Americans.

Anyway, for me, a touch less of smoothing and sharpening would give this photo some real life..
Guess that's why I usually don't score well here.


As I also commented during challenge, I completely agree with everything Artyste says. It's a pitty that this site has become a "whoever is the most popular in the forums" wins. No offence intended to librodo, and nothing against him, it is the only image I commented in the challenge, that means it clearly triggered my attention, I really feel the image would be wonderful with regardless how much noise. Like this it looks like the poor girl is wrapped in a plastic bag, a manequin a doll anything but human. You have true talent it is obvious and it's a pitty that you ruin your work just to please the DPC forums audience.

However congrats for the ribbon.


Agreed.

"Nothing fails like success."

JV


I agree as well...And no offense at ALL to Manny, please don't get me wrong. I just think that, more often than not, if someone recognizes a popular photog's work here on DPC, they will give it a high score, regardless of whether or not it is terribly creative or well done.

*shrugs*

But yes. Congratulationa on the ribbon, you do rock, librodo! : )

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09/05/2005 10:17:39 PM
Originally posted by frumoaznicul:

Originally posted by Artyste:

Over smoothed, oversharpened, and yet still an 8.1

Unbelievable. Guess that's the prize for being a recognizable and very well liked artist on this site.

Of course, compositionally it is as great as ever, although I'd have loved to have seen a more colorful background. The black seems to really point out the over-sharpening where a more natural background may have helped hide it a little more. Also, once again, would that I had a bank of "exotic" looking people to shoot.. seems to really make a punch with North Americans.

Anyway, for me, a touch less of smoothing and sharpening would give this photo some real life..
Guess that's why I usually don't score well here.


As I also commented during challenge, I completely agree with everything Artyste says. It's a pitty that this site has become a "whoever is the most popular in the forums" wins. No offence intended to librodo, and nothing against him, it is the only image I commented in the challenge, that means it clearly triggered my attention, I really feel the image would be wonderful with regardless how much noise. Like this it looks like the poor girl is wrapped in a plastic bag, a manequin a doll anything but human. You have true talent it is obvious and it's a pitty that you ruin your work just to please the DPC forums audience.

However congrats for the ribbon.


Agreed.

"Nothing fails like success."

JV
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09/05/2005 10:14:05 PM
Another very lovely image, Manny! Super!

Welcome to the '8' club!
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09/05/2005 09:28:53 PM
Wow, and all natural lighting! Way to go on another wonderful image!
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09/05/2005 04:37:16 PM
A beautiful capture of a lovely subject! Congratulations on another Blue!
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09/05/2005 03:21:26 PM
Originally posted by Artyste:

Over smoothed, oversharpened, and yet still an 8.1

Unbelievable. Guess that's the prize for being a recognizable and very well liked artist on this site.

Of course, compositionally it is as great as ever, although I'd have loved to have seen a more colorful background. The black seems to really point out the over-sharpening where a more natural background may have helped hide it a little more. Also, once again, would that I had a bank of "exotic" looking people to shoot.. seems to really make a punch with North Americans.

Anyway, for me, a touch less of smoothing and sharpening would give this photo some real life..
Guess that's why I usually don't score well here.


As I also commented during challenge, I completely agree with everything Artyste says. It's a pitty that this site has become a "whoever is the most popular in the forums" wins. No offence intended to librodo, and nothing against him, it is the only image I commented in the challenge, that means it clearly triggered my attention, I really feel the image would be wonderful with regardless how much noise. Like this it looks like the poor girl is wrapped in a plastic bag, a manequin a doll anything but human. You have true talent it is obvious and it's a pitty that you ruin your work just to please the DPC forums audience.

However congrats for the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2005-09-05 15:27:56.
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09/05/2005 02:45:14 PM
Over smoothed, oversharpened, and yet still an 8.1

Unbelievable. Guess that's the prize for being a recognizable and very well liked artist on this site.

Of course, compositionally it is as great as ever, although I'd have loved to have seen a more colorful background. The black seems to really point out the over-sharpening where a more natural background may have helped hide it a little more. Also, once again, would that I had a bank of "exotic" looking people to shoot.. seems to really make a punch with North Americans.

Anyway, for me, a touch less of smoothing and sharpening would give this photo some real life..
Guess that's why I usually don't score well here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2005 02:30:33 PM
This photo is absolutly magnificent. I can't believe some people gave it a 1, its a 10 in my book. I love the way you caught the light in her eyes. It feels like she is right here with me. Contgrats on another ribbon. I am sure you are excited about the new challenge.

Travis
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09/05/2005 02:06:51 PM
Well deserved win, congratulations!
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09/05/2005 12:53:27 PM
Bang bang I was right ;) A very mesmerizing win.
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09/05/2005 12:36:32 PM
Many congratulations on another well deserved win!
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09/05/2005 10:42:34 AM
Congrats!, well deserved ;)
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09/05/2005 10:01:34 AM
Stunning! Absolutely fantastic! The sharpness is brilliant. The composition amazing! Well done and congrats on your ribbon!
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09/05/2005 09:47:22 AM
Stunning pic mate... Keep up the good work!!!
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09/05/2005 04:22:04 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew that this would win!!!

Congratulations!!!!
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09/05/2005 04:22:01 AM
congrats kabayan! awesome pic...

'twas happy to learn that ur a filipino... idol!
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09/05/2005 03:26:24 AM
Congratulations! my Guru.

I have no doubt in my mind that you will be in fast row in word of photography very soon.

Rudra, Your fan from India.
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09/05/2005 02:11:21 AM
aha! I knew this was yours :) This photo is amazing!
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09/05/2005 02:10:37 AM
I sure would be interested to get inside the minds of those who vote 1 for something like this <sigh> Awesome shot. Thanks for sharing it.
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09/05/2005 01:26:47 AM
Thought you were banned from anymore stunning portrait shots Manny!
(just kidding)

Marvelous shot.
Starting to sound like a broken record saying congrats..
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09/05/2005 01:14:35 AM
Beautiful photo! Congrats on the blue!
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09/05/2005 01:09:16 AM
Congrats on 1st place!! Beautiful photo as always!!! Stunning!
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09/05/2005 12:59:03 AM
I am typing this in-between classes. Thank you so much everyone. I didn't expect it to win much more to get an 8 + . I felt I tried so much to fit it on a D and L theme and felt short. Pupae was also a greenhorn in posing.

And yes, she will be in my next class. She will be surprised to see herself in the page of DPC.

Salamat. After 3 dismal scores in the challenges, this is what I need.

Manny
09/05/2005 12:51:21 AM
Congratulations Manny... you did it again... :o)

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09/05/2005 12:50:50 AM
This got my 9 and then a bump to 10. Manny: you are indeed a wonder revealing untold beauty with so much warmth and wonder. You remain virtually unrivaled when it comes to capturing the essence of beauty.

My warmest congratulations on receiving the Blue for this challenge.
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09/05/2005 12:39:53 AM
are you gonna stop whinging now! brilliant!
nice score too :)

Message edited by author 2005-09-05 01:53:41.
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09/05/2005 12:31:30 AM
Copngratulations. I absolutely love this photo!
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09/05/2005 12:18:39 AM
Are you kidding me??- this is one of the best pics I've ever seen, nevermind the challenge!!
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09/05/2005 12:15:52 AM
Congrats on your blue, beautiful shot and model.
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09/05/2005 12:12:12 AM
You made the right choice....good show!!
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09/05/2005 12:09:59 AM
Yeaaaah! Amazing... your 2nd blue!
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09/05/2005 12:07:42 AM
Another beauty, another blue and another 8! WoW, Manny! Big congrats on your Blue!
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09/05/2005 12:05:22 AM
Congrats Librodo, Amazing work as always. Enjoy!
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09/05/2005 12:05:03 AM
My prediction was correct- first place was never in doubt. Congrats again, Manny!
09/05/2005 12:04:43 AM
Great job. My highest rated photo this challenge and a well deserved ribbon in my book.
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09/05/2005 12:04:11 AM
Congrats on Blue. Lovely shot.
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09/05/2005 12:03:50 AM
Congrats - absolutely beautiful shot.
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09/05/2005 12:02:51 AM
congrats on the blue manny! wonderful photo.
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09/05/2005 12:02:21 AM
Very deserving winner. Awesome!
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09/05/2005 12:02:17 AM
Awesome job!!! Congrats!!!
09/05/2005 12:01:57 AM
Beautiful!! Congrats on the well deserved blue Manny!! (((hugs)))
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09/05/2005 12:01:51 AM
Great! Congratulations
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09/05/2005 12:01:09 AM
SOOOOO well deserved. Congrats. I knew you'd win. HURRAY!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:57:38 PM
Beautiful although I'm seeing this type of shot far too often. Dont get me wrong because it is technically perfect and extremely well done. It is the classic Librodo photo that I unfortuately see over and over again.
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09/04/2005 11:45:26 PM
Tremendous skin tones and what a great model. 9
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09/04/2005 11:17:15 PM
This is one of my favorite in the challenge.
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09/04/2005 09:16:48 PM
The color of the wrap is fantastic...the coolness of the "agua" contrasted against the warmth of her skin, just perfect. I also really enjoy the contrast of texture happening here... the nubby softness of the wrap against the silkiness of her flesh...really well seen and truly lovely.
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09/04/2005 08:06:50 PM
Lovely indeed. Beautiful portrait. Your model must be very happy. 10
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09/04/2005 07:57:45 PM
Charming liquid eyes with that Librodo touch. 9 returning for final bump 10!
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09/04/2005 05:04:05 PM
Congratulations! This will surely be the blue ribbon!
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09/04/2005 03:11:29 PM
Very good work
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09/04/2005 09:25:41 AM
She is... as is the lighting, crop and composition. 10
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09/04/2005 09:25:36 AM
Your model is stunning, and the composition is perfect, the only nit pick I would add is the stray hair on her nose distracts me just a bit. 9.
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09/04/2005 06:26:06 AM
Woh. This one is awesome. Top 10 with out a doubt.
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09/04/2005 12:43:29 AM
perfection with cintrast, color and tone 10!
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09/03/2005 10:19:15 PM
Wonderful Lighting and subject. Title is right on also.
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09/03/2005 07:13:04 PM
As much as I like the image the neatimage or noiseninja or whatever you did to it anoyes me. It's just unnatural looks like freaking plastic doll. I prefere noise no matter in what amount. I'd love to see this without it.
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09/03/2005 06:20:09 PM
what a GREAT picture!!!
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09/03/2005 01:30:30 PM
Dmanny & Librodo? Nice & Image.
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09/03/2005 11:58:56 AM
beautiful skin tonws and lovely model!
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09/03/2005 01:25:39 AM
this has "winner" written all over it :-D
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09/03/2005 12:55:41 AM
Except for th one little wisp of hair that crossed her nose, still a 10.
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09/02/2005 11:04:27 PM
Incredibly beautiful. I hope this ribbons.
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09/02/2005 07:37:37 PM
Technically perfect, interesting content aka beautiful model, great lighting. Manuel?
It doesn't matter who made this photo, it is just great! 10.
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09/02/2005 06:09:05 PM
Fantastic shot!!!!
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09/02/2005 03:43:52 PM
Librodo? Nice work as usual your style is so...... Deep and Lovely.....lol. I hope you ribbon on this one. 10

Ty
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09/02/2005 12:32:48 PM
This is gorgeous! I give it a ten! Looks so National Geographic.
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09/02/2005 11:38:16 AM
Simply perfect! :)
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09/02/2005 11:22:53 AM
Although this imagry / subject is getting quite cliché IMHO, nevertheless yoiur image is quite stricking both emotionally & technically. Excellent skin tones, near perfect composition & great catchlights. I wish the hairs had not been so far down on her face (cloned out for future use?). Great work.
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09/01/2005 08:57:34 PM
Your title says it all. The lighting effects works very well. Very good job!! Deserves a '10'
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09/01/2005 01:12:45 PM
This photo is absolutely stunning..the best in challenge I believe...lovely fabric contrasts well with softness of image..good lighting and position of model..I like the stray hair strands, too.
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09/01/2005 12:36:12 PM
ummm I wonder?
superb image again - good luck
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09/01/2005 12:04:00 PM
didn't expect such a delicate & lovely picture at this challenge.
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09/01/2005 01:17:53 AM
This is amazing. The framing is perfect, the presence of the shoulder (which many would have left out) adds a pleasant dischorant element, and the tones are so rich. Not to mention she's mighty pretty and those eyes... well my brain goes to mush if I look for too long.
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09/01/2005 12:31:52 AM
Beautiful portrait! 10
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08/31/2005 05:49:34 PM
Simply stunning.
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08/31/2005 01:51:51 PM
Is this Philos31 again?
Beautiful shot. I love it. Fantastic expression on your models face. :)

Or maybe librodo? :)
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08/31/2005 08:49:44 AM
Terrific shot. Excellent constrast and coloring - bravo! 10
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08/31/2005 08:34:20 AM
Beautiful. Execellent composition, and lighting. 10
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08/31/2005 01:57:01 AM
8 awesome clarity...down to the single strain of hair...9
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08/31/2005 12:52:12 AM
nicely framed beautifully soft and aptly named
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08/31/2005 12:19:19 AM
Spot on title & image. 10
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08/30/2005 10:31:02 PM
the hair going across her nose is distracting..otherwise beautiful
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08/30/2005 10:17:42 PM
Beautiful picture.
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08/30/2005 08:22:59 PM
I am sure this will ribbon! Great JOB. Excellent clarity.
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08/30/2005 08:16:42 PM
WOW! Beautiful eyes! Great lighting! This will do VERY well! Great job!
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08/30/2005 05:58:07 PM
I'm pretty sure I know who this is. These pictures never get old.
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08/30/2005 04:45:58 PM
Nice tones and lighting.
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08/30/2005 04:17:34 PM
Whew, I wish I could do portraiture like this. Love the colors and contrast. You kept her skin natural, which I love. 10.
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08/30/2005 01:57:48 PM
Another stunner
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08/30/2005 12:22:22 PM
amazing skin tone and wonderful face, amazin
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08/30/2005 11:38:32 AM
Another beauty. Nice composition and colors. My only issue is the hand looks a little overprocessed. Anywho, great job.
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08/30/2005 11:18:53 AM
Exceptional comp and clarity.
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08/30/2005 09:54:42 AM
Winning recipie, you will ribbon. Very sharp, excellent contrast, very emotional. Love it. 10
librodo? :)
I smell blue a long way. 7.5?

It's the winner! :I'm 100% sure, do I said so during voting hehe ;-)

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08/30/2005 09:41:15 AM
Great impact, color, contrast, sharpness. -9-
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08/30/2005 08:42:56 AM
beautiful photo, only diminished by how many of these I've seen on this site. If this is your first, you've done an excellent job imitating, 7
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08/30/2005 08:38:43 AM
Yep...very nice! Congrats on your ribbon! ;^)
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08/30/2005 05:09:05 AM
I have been looking at this for a while trying to figure out whether this is Manny, or just someone doing a pretty good job of imitating him.

My final decision is that it is Librodo. In which case it's another great portrait, but maybe lacking a little something that some of your other shots have. She's a beautiful girl, the lighting is spot on, but perhaps it's a little too contrived. Still, it's an eight from me.
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08/30/2005 03:01:08 AM
All around nice shot. The hair in her face is somewhat distracting. Nice colors and lighting.
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08/30/2005 12:23:57 AM
You just make these amazing portraits look routine, Manny. Another incredible shot! I predict this will finish somewhere in the top 1. ;-)
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08/30/2005 12:16:46 AM
gorgeous
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08/29/2005 11:05:47 PM
Just a Great shot....10
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08/29/2005 09:59:35 PM
Outstanding. Congratulations on another wonderful portrait.
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08/29/2005 09:59:18 PM
beautiful portrate........too many stray hairs for my taste..but a 10 never the less.
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08/29/2005 08:57:20 PM
Stunning!
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08/29/2005 06:30:50 PM
beautiful model, great color, excellent light
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08/29/2005 05:33:30 PM
this must be the most beautiful picture i've ever seen on D&L..nice job...10+
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08/29/2005 05:02:14 PM
This is my only 10, great job both on meeting the challenge and also capturing a timeless portriat.
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08/29/2005 04:35:21 PM
Wonderful portrait, great lighting, expression and composition. Well done! 9
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08/29/2005 03:37:58 PM
My fave.
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08/29/2005 03:18:35 PM
perfect lighting, perfect composition, perfect model, a perfect 10.
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08/29/2005 02:19:33 PM
Absolutely beautiful eyes! Excellent photograph.
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08/29/2005 02:01:24 PM
Extremely beautiful. Well done and well balanced. Nice clarity. 10
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08/29/2005 01:23:59 PM
WOW!!! - I wish I had taken this one :)
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08/29/2005 01:09:55 PM
Now This is what i call a great picture!!!! (10)
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08/29/2005 12:10:15 PM
Very nice lighting on a beutiful model.
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08/29/2005 11:48:11 AM
Definitive Librido.
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08/29/2005 10:54:56 AM
I predict that this shot shall be top 3 - if I could vote I would do my part. Wonderful piece.
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08/29/2005 10:47:39 AM
Now now we all know who took this, and we all know this is going to ribbon right? ;) The eyes of course are magnificent, the colours, the delicatness of the skin, the composition, the background, the model the sharpness, the lighting, the contrast, the strands of hair falling onto her face, details, every little thing is perfect and you really really do know how to work you model. I really can't say anything that hasn't been said before.
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08/29/2005 09:34:03 AM
I can't vote becauese I'm not a fully paid up member but if I could, this would get a ten, Well done it's absolutely beautiful and of course is the model!

ziggy_faw
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08/29/2005 09:34:03 AM
My Only 10. Great job - added to favs. This should be your winner!
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08/29/2005 09:20:17 AM
Wonderful portrait. Love the soft green around her face.
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08/29/2005 07:56:27 AM
Yes she is! And this is a perfect photo! 10
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08/29/2005 04:15:34 AM
Beautiful model with wonderful eyes. The lighting is great, as is the fabric. I have to admit that this is the first shot I've looked at in this challenge, but I'd like to predict a Top 3 here already.
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08/29/2005 01:39:42 AM
Delicate & Lovely!
Exactly!
can i have some data about the model?
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08/29/2005 01:28:16 AM
Wow! Incredible photo. It helps that the subject is stunning! Teh clarity of this photo is what I like most.
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08/29/2005 01:23:31 AM
Anotherr great portrait...Librodo or Philos....
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08/29/2005 12:54:00 AM
Wow - Stunningly beautiful.
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08/29/2005 12:42:02 AM
Beautiful portrait. The lighting is awesome. Her hair wisping down over her nose is a nice touch. Love the seafoam green shawl around her head. This is simply gorgeous. 10
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08/29/2005 12:18:44 AM
beautiful model, well lit and composed. the stray hairs on her face bother me a little.
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08/29/2005 12:17:34 AM
d*mn you Librodo! this is freakn' awsome ;-)
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08/29/2005 12:17:14 AM
Wonderful and beautiful, but that hairmakes me want to itch my nose! I guess that is good! 9
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