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Exquisite Gaze
Exquisite Gaze
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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: in the school
Date: Nov 24, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2005

Jooi, an Indian student in our school.

This was taken with my brother's camera (as I still have to replace my Nikon D70). For the lens, I used my macro lens...60 mm f2.8. I always have success in portraits with this lens.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 519
Avg (all users): 7.1839
Avg (commenters): 7.8788
Avg (participants): 7.0279
Avg (non-participants): 7.5833
Views since voting: 14093
Views during voting: 681
Votes: 299
Comments: 59
Favorites: 21 (view)


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03/25/2007 04:02:02 PM
awesome
03/13/2006 09:28:05 AM
I'm new to this place, but have become a fan of your portrait work. This is a stunning shot. My only wish would be to see a little more of her hand and wrist. The way it is cropped, her hand seems a bit dislocated from her body. It could be another person's hand pulling her veil across. Otherwise, WOW!
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12/14/2005 04:28:27 PM
Originally posted by bobdaveant:

Manny, I love your photos, I think you are coming too recognizable for the masses on this site and are suffering from jealouly from some, thus the 4 - 1's and 5 - 3's, all undeserved.


I totally agree! The ones here are only from envy!
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12/14/2005 04:27:37 PM
Very delicate, very detailed. The girl looks so young and fragile. Without the ring one would guess she is 11 or 12 years old, but the ring gives her age away. The desaturation of the scarf on the right is unnatural but here it works into the total image somehow, I like it. Excellent work Manny, I could learn a lot from you.
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12/08/2005 10:06:34 PM
Manny, I love your photos, I think you are coming too recognizable for the masses on this site and are suffering from jealouly from some, thus the 4 - 1's and 5 - 3's, all undeserved. I would love to be able to shoot with you some day, you are such a gifted artist.

Bob
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12/08/2005 01:36:05 PM
More nice veils 'n light from the master of same :-)
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12/08/2005 12:19:09 PM
Congrats on 5th, Manny! Who'd have guessed a portrait of an hooded, exotic girl would do so well?? LOL
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12/08/2005 11:50:21 AM
very nice and pretty. I gave this one a 10
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12/08/2005 11:17:35 AM
Manny: you are evrywhere where honors are being paid. Another great study to grace the beauty of women. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 11:31:02.
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12/08/2005 10:30:28 AM
Im a fan of your portraits but the pose didnt do much for me for some reason. The lighting, color saturation as usual are spot on, but the focus on the eyes seems a little strange. The headdress is really pretty and adds visual interest to the photograph.

Anyway, you placed really high with it. Congrats!
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12/08/2005 10:14:47 AM
Another beautiful portrait from you. Congratulations on a top 10 spot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:19:22 PM
The white of the eyes are a little too white for my taste. Otherwise, terrific photo.
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12/07/2005 09:38:18 PM
Gee, I wonder whose exquisite portrait this could be? Hmm... great expression, composition, detail, color... I just don't know. If only there were some colored pencils in there, I might have a clue. Nothing to ciriticize, so it gets the usual 10. ;-)
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12/07/2005 04:02:47 PM
Excellent photo! Love the coy expression, too. Great capture.
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12/07/2005 10:55:43 AM
This is one of the best in this challenge, very well done, mayge the white in the eyes is a little bit too bright. Well done!
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12/05/2005 10:22:38 PM
very nice lighting, although the whites of her eye look unnatural
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12/05/2005 08:41:16 PM
A very beautiful girl and well taken photo. I really wish it wasn't the style to chop off the tops of heads in portraits. To me they look incomplete.
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12/05/2005 03:31:55 PM
Lovely gaze
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12/05/2005 02:06:15 PM
Great portrait. Composition, detail, color, and focus are great..... nice work
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12/05/2005 01:28:45 PM
Another beautiful photo Manny.
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12/05/2005 11:11:26 AM
There`s been a lot of time put out on this making sure it`s right...the exposure is superb.
Good work.
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12/05/2005 10:04:55 AM
Love the color and composition. Good Luck
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12/05/2005 07:40:36 AM
seen shots like this befor, but this is still a very good photo. Exquisite teature and detailed sharp image, well done
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12/04/2005 10:35:37 PM
This is just exquisite, her eyes, the slight smile, the decorations in the hair. Very lovely.
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12/04/2005 04:14:02 PM
A LIbrodo stile photo. VEry nice. -9
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12/04/2005 02:36:47 PM
Just beautiful!!
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12/04/2005 02:29:12 PM
beautiful
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12/04/2005 11:09:05 AM
A wonderful exotic beauty. Another ribbon for you, I'm sure!
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12/04/2005 12:44:38 AM
incredible 10
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12/03/2005 07:50:49 PM
I enjoyed this very much at DIC...and it is excellent, Manny! Love the shy facade on Jooi and as you pointed out the great textures and jewelry. But if you got a 'Great Shot' comment from Lou Hartman, I know it's got to be a 10!
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12/03/2005 05:27:05 PM
this is very exotic. i am easily drawn into her strong eyes, even with all of the designs on the cloth. The colors are bold, yet subtle. great job.
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12/03/2005 10:14:54 AM
Beautiful shot! Hope to see this one in the top 10 !! and hopefully the first 3..
Good Luck !
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12/03/2005 01:17:01 AM
Beautiful! I love it. Good luck. Someday I hope to take photos just like you. :)
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12/02/2005 11:42:14 PM
Hypnotic, lovely and so coy. A capture reminiscent of the famous Librodo. Bumping up.

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 11:16:36.
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12/02/2005 09:05:32 PM
gotta be a librodo...nice work (if not, that's a compliment).

STUNNING photo.

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12/02/2005 07:07:09 PM
Whilst the tonality and all that jazz is, no doubt, exemplary ... and whilst, were I taking someone's portrait, this kind of detailing and care of exposure would be what I'd hope for, I can't say I'm all that bothered about this shot. Great portrait - but I get nothing more from it.
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12/02/2005 06:55:58 PM
Nice toning. Placement of eyes is a little odd, I can't tell you what will work better, but this sure isn't working for me... also eyes are dodged too much to lose details.. ..hands dont' seem to go well with her face somehow..
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12/02/2005 05:59:50 PM
gorgeous shot!!
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12/02/2005 09:18:22 AM
Nicely done. I like her shy gaze and the detail of her head covering. It isn't over processed either. I like the blue to the left of her, but wish it were solid and not mottled. It kind of takes away, since the busy design on her scarf has enough detail on its own. Great eyes!! 8
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12/02/2005 03:17:40 AM
This image is so done to death in DPC. It's good but just unique or clever any more
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12/01/2005 11:40:53 PM
this is a nice shot as far as composition goes, but lately there are just too many shots of women with that "head dress/wrap" on them
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12/01/2005 09:06:44 PM
nice very nice. beautiful focus
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12/01/2005 08:43:50 PM
Great colors and textures, classic Librodo type picture. The steely eyes are just a little to sharp for me, I would have liked them a little softer, but no points off for that! This one will score well. Nice job.
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12/01/2005 07:50:38 PM
Beautiful photo, but to be honest, I've seen this kind of photo too many times to be excited about it. It really is very well done, though. If this is the first time you've done such a photo, then I must say you've really done a great job.
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12/01/2005 06:51:27 PM
this si really good. i love the jewlery and the look and the bringing the veil to her lips... if only tehre was a bit more golden or yellow it would be perfecto. i woudl still give ti a high score as it is though
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12/01/2005 06:25:23 PM
hmm once again wonderful shot... however how many times can a dark-eyed girl with a shawl win a challenge? ... something new would maybe do more for me. Still a great shot of course.
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12/01/2005 04:58:44 PM
Ok, so we know this shot does well on dpc, manny. Give us at least one new look. ;)
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12/01/2005 04:22:41 PM
Exquisite indeed. Can't find a single flaw. Definitely a 10.
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12/01/2005 01:49:49 PM
Excellent portrait. Rich colors from the blue background to orange scarf, and then into her face. The gesture with the had suggests she is pulling the scarf up, perhaps because she is she... wornderful!
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12/01/2005 01:10:25 PM
Composition: 8, Technical: 7, Appeal: 6, Challenge: 10, Overall Calculated Average Score: 8
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12/01/2005 11:02:44 AM
Wonderful bold hues pictured here in this portrait photo. I love how the girl is bringing the shawl to her lips. It is a captured action of shyness at the same time she levels this intense gaze at us that holds and arrests us. Very good shot that I could very well see appearing next to a story in National Geographic.
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12/01/2005 06:03:02 AM
This really is a beautiful portrait. 10.
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12/01/2005 05:51:50 AM
I am not sure what happened too eye white ?
like a implant
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12/01/2005 03:42:58 AM
If I had to guess I would say Manny.
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12/01/2005 02:24:23 AM
Wonderful portrait! One thing that bothers me, and it may be the actual scarf, but the color is significantly different on the left side vs. the right side. Just something to think about in the future... bumping up.
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12/01/2005 02:20:29 AM
Would be a 10 if the eyes weren't pumped up so much.
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12/01/2005 01:30:42 AM
great image, amazing detail
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12/01/2005 12:31:57 AM
This is a nice shot, too bad it looks identical to so many others. Original composition is not over rated.
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12/01/2005 12:07:43 AM
Great shot Manny, the costume really seals the deal here. It's wonderful. Few small details I like are her thumbnail, the color behind her, and the silver jewelry on her forehead. Beautiful.
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