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librodo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Complementary Colors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AIS
Location: In my classroom
Date: Oct 4, 2005
Aperture: f5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2005

I made a pledge to myself to enter at least one challenge every week if I am not busy. Problem is...I am "all-school" this week. So, I have no other resort but to utilize a student to model for me.

I asked Pupae to put on purple eyeshadow and eyeshade and I borrowed the yellow and purple accessories from our activities coordinator. During lunchbreak, I took this shot (among 30 others) in my shortest shooting time for a challenge ever...10 minutes.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 318
Avg (all users): 7.1908
Avg (commenters): 8.8235
Avg (participants): 7.0171
Avg (non-participants): 7.3310
Views since voting: 13727
Views during voting: 530
Votes: 262
Comments: 66
Favorites: 37 (view)


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10/18/2005 01:29:15 PM
I am always pleased when I open my home page and see your photograph!
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10/18/2005 01:29:13 PM
I am always pleased when I open my home page and see your photograph!
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10/18/2005 01:13:53 PM
First, compositionally, it's really classic. So 'Do I like it?' Yeah, big time. I don't mind the color of the yellow on her skin, it compliments the eye shadow.

OK, I'm being picky here, but that's kinda what DP is about, right? First, is the photographer is in the picture? Check the catchlight in the eyes, especially the right, it's oblong, and the head(?) of the photog is in the middle of the light. Unconventional, but not appealing.

The loose hairs bothers me as it should have been caught before the shot was taken. This was, after all, a posed shot. So take the extra time and see with the eye instead of the 'heart'. She's beautiful, but also distracting. Don't let her be distracting. OK, so the hair is there, Photoshop it out. Just a little more time to do it.

Pipae seems to have a line going thru the corner of her right eye just by the shadow. Don't know what that's about, but try Photoshoping it out, too.

My two cents. Good shot, really good.
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10/18/2005 11:58:27 AM
you need to start a portrait business !
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10/18/2005 05:46:19 AM
Congratulations
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10/17/2005 08:32:14 AM
Great portrait! Great colors!
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10/16/2005 10:44:58 AM
fantastic
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10/15/2005 02:38:43 AM
everything was a great proportion - the colors, light & pretty model! congratulations!
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10/14/2005 02:52:52 AM
very nice. shes beautiful.
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10/14/2005 02:47:09 AM
I like it a lot. Great Job!
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10/13/2005 04:56:13 PM
not sure about the yellow cast to the WB ;-)
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10/12/2005 11:53:01 PM
Think I need to calibrate my monitor now.
This should have earned a rib3.gif ribbon. (j/k)
As always Manny, superb imaging.

And yes, you can stay over at my place. 046.gif
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10/12/2005 10:58:03 PM
There was no mistaking whose image this was... Once again, a magnificent presentation - truly an outstanding shot - congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon!
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10/12/2005 07:05:51 PM
I made a pledge to myself to enter at least one challenge every week if I am not busy. Problem is...I am "all-school" this week. So, I have no other resort but to utilize a student to model for me.

HAH! As if these are not your normal models...
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10/12/2005 04:02:45 PM
Congratulations on yet another Ribbon with this beautifully composed and colorful portrait! excellent as always!
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10/12/2005 10:51:49 AM
Beautiful shot. I knew this one would do well. I can't for the life of me understand the 1 - 4 votes. Seems very harsh to judge this image a 1 or 2.
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10/12/2005 10:26:09 AM
Man Librodo, next time I go to Thailand, I want to meet YOU! Actually, I want to meet Pupae, but it would be cool to see a little of what you see too.

I wonder, why is her name in plural? I give out lots of English names to my students as well. I am wondering if perhaps it is based on her Thai name?

You are seriously amazing. Not to mention that you got this at 1/15th. Oy!
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10/12/2005 08:09:48 AM
Congratulations. Lovely image.
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10/12/2005 07:31:14 AM
Of course we knew who's lovely picture this was. :) Congrats Manny on another well deserved ribbon.
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10/12/2005 07:11:40 AM
Congrats Manny, beautiful work!! Well deserved ribbon!
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10/12/2005 06:44:59 AM
Very pretty girl,love your lighting on this photo or is it great make up,fabulous photo,well done!!!
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10/12/2005 04:09:41 AM
So we meet again hahaha
Congrats!
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10/12/2005 01:12:52 AM
eh you should be embarrassed now, stop hogging the ribbons! :D
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10/12/2005 12:55:16 AM
Figured this was you. I just love the portraits you take of your students. Another well deserved ribbon.
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10/12/2005 12:52:30 AM
Congratulations, you are something special! I'm quickly becoming a fan of your work.
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10/12/2005 12:21:41 AM
Manny! Amazing and lovely. Congratulations on your RED.
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10/12/2005 12:12:48 AM
You did it again. I gave this one of the few 10's. Really awesome.
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10/12/2005 12:11:05 AM
very nice glad to see this got second placment way to go...as always u r the master of the portrait.

it must go to the favs. simple must.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2005 09:50:43 PM
Wonderful job. The colors are amazing.
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10/11/2005 08:40:22 PM
I love it!
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10/11/2005 01:07:36 PM
Ahhh finaly somethig worth commenting on.
Great colors. I see you on the frontpage!
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10/11/2005 02:32:54 AM
Outstanding into my faves. I am sure I know who's this is....it is so beautiful 10!
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10/11/2005 12:21:17 AM
I love everything about this picture. It should be a ribbon! Great job, 10!
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10/09/2005 12:40:43 PM
You understood completely and have my vote for best of challenge... well done
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10/08/2005 07:07:39 PM
Great choice of complementary colors for this subject. Beautiful job.
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10/08/2005 06:29:07 PM
This is just delightful to view. Amazing use of yellow......have never seen that and like it.
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10/08/2005 06:26:27 PM
Outstanding photo! The best I've seen having been through every picture now. Nearly a 10, most DEFINATELY a 9!
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10/08/2005 12:47:29 PM
Neat use of colour -
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10/08/2005 10:50:12 AM
Beautiful portrait shot. Pretty much flawless picture and great use of the colors. If there were anything in my wishing well, it would have been to see a bit more of the purple eye shadow.
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10/07/2005 09:33:01 PM
Great idea and great shot.
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10/07/2005 06:26:57 PM
You're good! One of my favorites again.
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10/07/2005 04:53:58 PM
flaw by right eye distracting, nice photo otherwise
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10/07/2005 11:29:05 AM
Absolutely beautiful. I hope this ribbons.
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10/07/2005 07:00:52 AM
Having a hard time voting on this one. Are the colours complementary? Yes they are. Are they the focal point of the photograph? Nope. Would this be a poorer picture without the yellow and purple? Probably not. So ... still undecided.

Good portrait by the way.
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10/07/2005 05:53:39 AM
Well done, great model and colors.
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10/07/2005 04:32:13 AM
My favorite picture of all. Well lit and good use of color.
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10/06/2005 10:37:23 PM
I think this one is my favorite
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10/06/2005 10:28:39 PM
I like the colors and the image is very nice. Confused how the models left eyebrow ended up backwards
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10/06/2005 01:27:00 PM
Excellant photo definitely one of the best ones in the challenge. However i believe that you should get rid of the lines (of hair?) in her face...
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10/05/2005 11:10:33 PM
Absolutely brilliant. Nothing more to say about that. 10
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10/05/2005 07:14:19 PM
wow! impressive! 10.
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10/05/2005 04:31:18 PM
Beautiful representation of complementary purple and yellow. I like the way you use your colors to frame the image. The subjects purple eye-shadow and yellow skin tones add more impact.
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10/05/2005 02:09:13 PM
Good compliments...nice work
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10/05/2005 01:30:22 PM
gotta be a winner!!!!!! 10
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10/05/2005 01:03:03 PM
Beautiful
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10/05/2005 11:48:28 AM
Subject, lighting, and color tones are all in balance to create a lovely picture that captures and holds the viewers attention.
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10/05/2005 09:56:38 AM
Lovely!
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10/05/2005 08:35:26 AM
Smells like Librodo :)
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10/05/2005 08:25:55 AM
nice idea you were going for here but i would have cropped more on the right side to get her arm out of the photo. her hair is also caught up in the hairbanders on the right and the yellow of the models skin is not very pleasing to look at even tho she is a very pretty model. good composition and focus on the model. good luck :o)
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10/05/2005 08:13:34 AM
Another lovely photo of Pupae :) Verynice!
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10/05/2005 07:26:15 AM
Cool. Exactly where the complement colors are so effective.
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10/05/2005 05:52:38 AM
Nicely done <8>
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10/05/2005 03:31:57 AM
excellant portrait and complementary! jaw dropping, stunning... lacking the right words :)
grade: 10!
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10/05/2005 12:56:34 AM
librodo...librodo...librodo...I don't like the yellow tone on her skin in this one. The other's are better. Still a nice composition. 7
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10/05/2005 12:39:20 AM
with a model this beautiful it's hard not to love the photo.
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10/05/2005 12:25:38 AM
she's very lovely..pic is breathtaking...clarity is wonderful, as you well know...gl 10+
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