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librodo


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Challenge: Fantasy (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: In our Football field in school
Date: Jan 20, 2006
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10/8000
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2006

Did you see her too?

Sally, a student in school. She was also my model in Help challenge. And she helps me set up a lot of my Challenge shots. She's a talented Art student in our school.

After the Results:

I am so happy this ribboned. I owe it to Sally.

This was a funny shot. When I learned about the challenge theme, I immediately knew I have to have an angel shot. The mist in the school was so thick every morning that week. Then Friday came. During the morning assembly, I could almost see the students and the soccer field looked like heaven because of the thick mist. I looked for Sally. I asked her if she could pose for me. I had the angel wing and halo in my classroom which was left behind by a student last semester during the Spirit Week. Sally asked what to wear...I said anything white, maybe a Science lab gown. Then she said she remebered wearing a gown during her theater arts days. She went and borrowed one from our Drama teacher.

We met in the soccer field and I shoot a lot of pictures. the gown got dirty that I had to have it laundered. That's the only expense I had. :)

PP notes:

I worked on the background...I used image/adjustments/variations to get a more cyan color. Then I used diffused glow. On the face, I used a dodged tool before applying diffused glow as well. The clothes and the hair was sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.1356
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.6806
Avg (non-participants): 7.2825
Views since voting: 16239
Views during voting: 691
Votes: 295
Comments: 66
Favorites: 33 (view)


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02/03/2006 08:15:48 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club! This is my second ever Critique Club comment and I'd never expected to get a picture from Manny to critique :) Congratulation on n'th well deserved ribbon!

My standard text :)
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I'm by no means expert in area of photography. My comments are purely based on my limited understanding of technology and art behind digital photography. Apart from doing detailed evaluation of your submission, my intent is to learn different styles of photography by critically evaluating selective submissions.

Composition :
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Perfect!!!! Do I need to say more? This is great photo which really fits the challenge. The "feel" of being in fantasy land is what it communicates. I dont want to embarrass myself by leaving any comments which might sound silly (for such perfect photo) :)

Camera Work :
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Perfect. Period.

Post-processing :
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The idea of sharpening to enhance the pattern on dress worked very well. I dont know if a little more contrast would have been helpful for those who have their monitors on brighter side. Diffused glow really makes this from fairy land :)

Summary :
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Perfect picture. I did not voted for this challenge but would have voted 9 for this one (because 9 is the best I ever give :)) but I could have guessed it to be your submission. It really deserved to be in top 3 ... and I feel it should have been at top. But thats because of my personal preferece for pictures which look less of "digital art". Great work!

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via email, PM or IM (1530GMT-2330GMT)

Wish you a great day!
-Tej

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02/03/2006 07:56:48 AM
well done with this shot....congrats on the yellow
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02/01/2006 09:29:13 PM
congrats Kabayan....
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02/01/2006 08:36:28 AM
Fantastic photo, congratulations on your ribbon!
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02/01/2006 07:58:56 AM
Manny-I think this is one of your better entries. The PP is really effective and the compostition is on the mark. I myself have been playing around in various directions with my saturation levels to achieve a similar effect. Well done.
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01/31/2006 03:17:59 PM
beautifal picturre and great job with the ribbon the lighting is perfect
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01/31/2006 05:27:34 AM
Striking image, well done.
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01/31/2006 02:38:07 AM
Stunning!
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01/30/2006 06:36:10 PM
I wish I could watch you work Manny. Another great one!
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01/30/2006 02:00:46 PM
Congratulations A really nice image
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01/30/2006 10:16:28 AM
Congratulations again! Beautiful image.
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01/30/2006 10:07:52 AM
cool pic
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01/30/2006 09:15:49 AM
Master Manny again! Congratulations on your YELLOW!
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01/30/2006 08:54:54 AM
Congratulations Manuel - beautiful image!!
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01/30/2006 07:50:12 AM
Congratulations...this is really stunning. I had just as much fun reading the comments, and seeing how people knew this was a "librodo". That's a super compliment to you from fellow photographers. I agree, beautiful model.
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01/30/2006 06:44:28 AM
Congrats. Manny! Beautiful model and shot.
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01/30/2006 06:12:56 AM
Outstanding choise of background... great photo, congrats!
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01/30/2006 02:16:36 AM
ooh another ribbon! love the colours
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01/30/2006 01:46:28 AM
Oh well, here goes Librodo again, never fails to show us the sweeter side of photography, congratulations!
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01/30/2006 01:40:00 AM
Amazing and beautiful as always! <sigh>
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01/30/2006 01:34:04 AM
Lovely setup and great composition and background. Congratulations!
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01/30/2006 01:15:11 AM
I figured that was you. AWESOME! Love it CONGRATS.
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01/30/2006 12:54:32 AM
I thought this would be librodo! Amazing...you and scalvert were my top 2 pictures. This is another one of those images that you should be deeply proud of you are a real talent and I love seeing your work
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01/30/2006 12:19:02 AM
Another stunning image. Congrats on another ribbon.
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01/30/2006 12:18:04 AM
congrats on yet another ribbon
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01/30/2006 12:16:23 AM
Congrats on another ribbon, Manny!
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01/30/2006 12:12:41 AM
Good work Manny!
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01/30/2006 12:08:45 AM
congrats on another ribbon librodo!
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01/30/2006 12:06:44 AM
Manny congrats kabayan!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2006 10:42:37 PM
Lovely angel. Bumping up.
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01/29/2006 08:29:46 PM
Very nice. Perfect for the challenge. 10
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01/29/2006 07:49:38 PM
I really like the composition, that and her black hair against the soft green and white. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/29/2006 05:05:19 PM
Beautiful work, the halo fades a bit into the backgound.
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01/29/2006 03:36:30 PM
wow...absolutely amazing. my pick for a ribbon!
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01/29/2006 07:42:22 AM
Gorgeous image, Manny! Not sure if I like the DA better or not. Great costume and color scheme.
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01/28/2006 12:44:08 PM
This is so graceful
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01/28/2006 09:54:54 AM
well done - good luck !
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01/28/2006 02:34:25 AM
nice job.
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01/27/2006 07:39:00 PM
My favorite in this challenge. Awesome image. 10.
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01/27/2006 09:57:34 AM
nice
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01/27/2006 08:22:56 AM
The placing of the subject in the image is more eye catching then if it were in the exact center. The sea green color gives the image a foggy feeling.
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01/27/2006 03:06:37 AM
Lovely...simply lovely. Could this be the work of librodo?
It seems so pure and clean and enchanting. Good luck!
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01/26/2006 11:25:57 PM
Nice!
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01/26/2006 09:19:14 PM
The gradient is just phenominal. Very well executed here
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01/26/2006 07:55:31 PM
Very crisp and clear!
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01/26/2006 01:02:00 AM
This looks like one of librodo's shots. The symbolic connotations of the girl's pose really add a lot to this already strong image. The texture of the lace and wings make the image look slightly over-sharpened. The high-key lighting has washed out a lot of the tonal detail on her face (the symbolic differences between the lighting techniques would have been interesting too; making the light fade from light on one side to dark on the other would have been interesting as well, regardless of which side was lighter). Personally I'd have rather seen a lower-key version with more detail in her face. The lighting is a touch flatter than I'd like. Having said that, this is still my top pick for the ribbon in this challenge. Nicely done.
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01/26/2006 12:32:12 AM
is this a fantasy? the cool thing about this challenge is that it forces you to see other fantasies and accept them. can't really argue with this challenge.. background is actually cooler than the overexposed subject. but brave attempt.
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01/25/2006 07:01:51 PM
Grate Fantasy
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01/25/2006 04:41:19 PM
Lovely shot, the feel is just right. I also love the background it really makes the shot flow.
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01/25/2006 10:17:52 AM
a great shot, a fantasy on many differant levels, well done!
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01/25/2006 08:51:30 AM
nice work!
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01/25/2006 03:55:30 AM
Magical, so good, and yes, it also has the "WOW" factor, very well done, I love it.....
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01/24/2006 07:01:02 AM
Nice work. Excellent photo.
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01/24/2006 06:38:06 AM
The colours are very nice here, great exposure of the white shades.
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01/23/2006 06:19:18 PM
this is gorgeous and i love it.
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01/23/2006 06:11:13 PM
beautifully done Manuel
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01/23/2006 06:10:50 PM
Wow, a picture says so much.
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01/23/2006 06:10:48 PM
Great shot..!! 10
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01/23/2006 03:56:40 PM
smakcs you visually straight away
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01/23/2006 01:53:38 PM
I love the angel feel and the soft whites and blues. Great photo. 9
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01/23/2006 01:29:39 PM
I really like this shot ... very well done. I'm not real fond of the halo over her head, but not gonna hold it against your vote.
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01/23/2006 12:40:47 PM
Nice imagery
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01/23/2006 10:52:16 AM
thats cool!
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01/23/2006 07:09:03 AM
Perhaps the best photograph in the challenge from a portrature, technical point of view but I feel it may be lacking in the fantasy realm in that it seems more like a dress-up, model shoot, than an actual recreation of a specific fantasy or fantasy world. However, it is still one of the best photos in the challenge and I expect it to score well. I would just have liked to see something more engaging done with such a beautiful model, costume, and obvious technical and processing skills.
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01/23/2006 01:41:49 AM
wonderful shot...love the colour, composition and the idea. Should finish top 5
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01/23/2006 12:39:05 AM
Perfect!!!!!!
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