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The Tribute - Manny Librodo
The Tribute - Manny Librodo
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited AF
Location: Home studio
Date: Jan 24, 2006
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy. How do I do this without getting my butt kicked and ridiculed. The answer is I can't but here's my tribute to the first person I added to my favorite photographers list here on DPC. Manny Librodo and his "Eyes" photograph is what inspired my exploration of portraiture. I hope this entry is strong enough to hold it's own and not embaress myself or my chosen photographer.

About the shot. Handheld shot of our oldest daughter Georgia with one of my old shirts over her head. Used natural light through the studio window in an attempt to capture some of the charm, innocence and naivety? of a Manny Librodo photograph.

Finally, I suspect I won't be the only person paying tribute to this photographer so my goal is to have one of the better Librodo entries. :Fingers crossed:

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.5405
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.1795
Avg (non-participants): 6.6961
Views since voting: 5313
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 259
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/01/2006 06:27:31 PM
Originally posted by librodo:

If it were me, I would certainly go for a clored version or if I do BW, I boost up the contrast. But hey, this is beautiful and a chraming shot on its own. Tribute or not, this is a great shot.

Manny


Hah! How many people can say they got a comment from their chosen photographer :)

Thanks Manny.

It's funny that I had a color version and a higher contrast version to select from and ended up submitting this one.

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 19:12:47.
02/01/2006 01:50:13 AM
I am flattered. I certainly am not in the league of those photographers thus, it was a surprise to see this here and finishing quite high.

If it were me, I would certainly go for a clored version or if I do BW, I boost up the contrast. But hey, this is beautiful and a chraming shot on its own. Tribute or not, this is a great shot.

Manny
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 03:28:46 PM
I suppose the biggest questions is, why did you convert to B&W since many (I know not all)of the TrekEarth shots and Many's portraits are alive with colour? The composition and model's look are bang on but I think your B&W would benefit from a boost in contrast too. Just MHO.
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01/31/2006 11:25:47 AM
It was good to take his style black and white... very nice job
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01/30/2006 12:18:36 AM
super tight. nice thirds. rich blacks. great DOF
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01/29/2006 08:46:10 PM
Nice picture. Manny's known for his awesome colors though, I'm wondering why you chose B/W. Very nice image though!
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01/29/2006 04:02:04 PM
Beautiful lighting.
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01/29/2006 07:43:22 AM
Excellent, one of my favorite re portraits.....
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01/29/2006 06:45:08 AM
Excellent photo. Really, really sharp. Looks really Mannyish except I'd expect vivid and bright colors.. but well, I bet he does B&W's as well. :) 10.
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01/28/2006 09:40:52 PM
I knew someone would do Librodo. While the scarf and the crop are definitely Librodo, I believe Manny uses color and texture to exemplify his master and skill in portrait photography. I see the image and it leaves me wondering for more. However, I believe that this challenge should also be a direct representation of the photographer (you). I like it and it would make for a great photo for your child to cherish someday ;) My only suggestion would be to leave some space by the corner of the left eye and the scarf ;) Great job! 7
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01/27/2006 11:09:23 PM
Wow - you picked a great photographer to tribute and did an outstanding job!
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01/27/2006 10:56:12 AM
I think Manny would be flattered. This is a beuatiful portrait, and I think you really captured Manny's style with this one.
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01/26/2006 10:44:51 PM
great shot sharp, clean crisp. Subject is a 10 This type of close up is very hard to do lighting perfect all around 9
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01/26/2006 12:38:55 PM
You sharpened the skin too much for my tate. The composition is nice, though.
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01/26/2006 03:06:33 AM
ok then but is he famous outside DPC I'll give you 7
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01/25/2006 09:12:40 PM
Endearing tonal values that accent the strength of the gaze. Bumping up.
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01/25/2006 06:16:21 PM
Nice. You{ve got the style!
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01/25/2006 12:40:38 PM
Very pretty light.
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01/25/2006 09:54:32 AM
good focus, i would like to see a color version
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01/25/2006 08:59:20 AM
I think in order for this to look like his work, it needs to be in color and have that "neat image" sense to it. But having said that, this is an excellent portrait. I love the light and shadow (similar to his). The eyes are great and the detail of the tiny hairs on his face work, as it's a child. Good job.
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01/25/2006 04:19:08 AM
excellent , but manny would do it in color :-)

peace
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01/25/2006 01:47:53 AM
the grayscale here is exqusite the childs expression isn't as gripping as librodo's subjects are, and that is IMO the only fualt with the image. i think librodo has a way of drawing out that extra spical expression that inner child. of even a child be it sad or happy he can grab it with his shutter, this comes close to him, but eyes arn't everything. still in all fareness this is better than most of the images in the challenge that i have viewed so far. and so u get one of the highest votes so far. lol, funny how that works.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/25/2006 01:37:42 AM
and a great photographer manny is...great shot and lighting
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