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librodo


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Challenge: The Number 10 (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date: Jul 6, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2006

a group of kids near the garbage dumpsite in Manila.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.9372
Avg (commenters): 8.3793
Avg (participants): 6.6889
Avg (non-participants): 7.1282
Views since voting: 4317
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 207
Comments: 58
Favorites: 25 (view)


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09/17/2006 09:15:01 PM
i love your work, this is no different! awsome
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07/31/2006 01:39:56 PM
Ahh! but the challenge would have been if you'd sat down to count teeth.
Very very lovely shot. Full of energy and warmth..
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07/26/2006 05:54:48 AM
this is a wonderful, wonderful shot, Manny.
I have to put this to you - your people portraits are superb!
GuGi said something that I'd like to second, quote below,

"You have what it takes to make people open up without the photographs becoming an invastion of their privacy"

good words, and very apt! Good work there.
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07/20/2006 06:06:16 AM
The more I see of your work, the harder it is to find the words that convey what I would like to say without repeting myself.
You have what it takes to take good pictures of people, excellent even. You have what it takes to make people open up without the photographs becoming an invastion of their privacy. You have what it takes to bring out pride and joy, even though the surroundings might seem miserable to others.
You make our dpc-world a better place, you make the world a nicer place to be. Thank you for all the wonderful photographs you share with us. I'm lucky to share that team-logo with you :)
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07/20/2006 12:33:51 AM
At a loss for words just numbers, a 10!

Proud to have another kababayan talent named Manny being recognized internationally..Ive been following the great feedbacks from your seminars at OWG too at Digital Photographer Philippines forums moderated by Ross..

Hoping to learn from your footsteps..

Congrats!
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07/19/2006 06:37:27 PM
Congratulations on 4th place! Great shot!
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07/19/2006 08:14:02 AM
Good one Many!! You rock! Go Team Nikon!
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07/19/2006 04:22:46 AM
the comp is the attribute of note here. you talent has been documented. maybe this one will be a soft reminder.
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07/18/2006 03:43:39 AM
A wonderful image
Congrats on your 4th placing
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07/18/2006 02:50:27 AM
Originally posted by heida:

This was my favorite shot in this challenge
its just awesome
congrats


Comments coming from yu makes me feel I've won the blue.
07/17/2006 11:01:40 PM
A fun image and very penetrating. Manny, as usual, your work is very uplifting. Congratulations on your 4th place finish.
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07/17/2006 07:51:55 PM
This was my favorite shot in this challenge
its just awesome
congrats
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07/17/2006 09:10:40 AM
This is just great Manny, and I love everything about it, and gave you a 10..... A great finish, but I had it tagged for a ribbon mate.....

Message edited by author 2006-07-17 09:11:39.
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07/17/2006 02:57:22 AM
Huge congratulations on your 4th place finish Manny. Just can't understand someone giving this wonderful image a "1".
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07/17/2006 12:38:31 AM
I was just certain this one was going to ribbon! It is such an awesome photo! Congratulations on 4th place!!!

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07/17/2006 12:21:57 AM
Manny, you amaze me all the time...I thought this might have been a Lesley Goodman shot...congratulations
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07/17/2006 12:18:54 AM
Congratulations on another great shot Librodo. This was my pick for first place in this challenge. Nice work!

Message edited by author 2006-08-19 01:45:54.
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07/17/2006 12:11:58 AM
Hah! A Manny, not a Lesley! Who'da thunk it? Good going on top 5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2006 11:55:28 PM
Is this another hard-to-resist Goodman shot? ;-) Amazing contrast. They look almost metallic. There's some pink on the forehead of the boy on the right, who has a bat in his eyes. Looking forward to seeing what lens you used.
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07/16/2006 09:14:51 PM
Very nice shot, a powerful mood to it. Nice job...one of my favorites.
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07/16/2006 03:46:08 PM
A nice concept :-) Very appealing. Is this lesley? Regardless, good work!
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07/16/2006 12:45:49 PM
Beautiful
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07/15/2006 10:53:07 PM
Sweet smiles too. Very nice shot.
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07/15/2006 01:07:39 PM
I hope you get the blue. you or that poor woodie. you distort the children visually but never lose their humanity. I suppose they should get some of the credit for that! wonderful, dynamic, human picture. 9
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07/15/2006 03:17:47 AM
what I like:
Their expressions of course! Handsome young men having what looks to be the time of their lives - the sign of a very talented photographer. The lighting is gorgeous.

What I don't like:
I wish I could see more of the boy on the left behind the closest boy. Actually if the closest boy wasn't in the shot I think it would have been better. It does add a certain amount of frenzied mayhem to the photo (which is good in a shot like this) but in this case I think it detracts a bit too much from the boys in the background. The other thing (and I know it's a style and a matter of personal preference) is the desat grunge look. On many photos it works great and I really like it - but I've been seeing it on similar kids to these a lot lately. These kids are so alive and full of energy - I want to see the life! Which means I want some color! They are almost bronze statues here - break 'em out of the shell :)
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07/14/2006 01:13:41 AM
Hello my friend :)
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07/13/2006 08:10:26 PM
Absolutely gorgeous picture. Love almost everything about it... the only thing I don´t love is the strange light in some of the eyes, specially the one in the down right corner... But as I said... Veeery nice indeed... - 9
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07/13/2006 06:11:13 PM
Love the perspective.
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07/13/2006 04:49:28 PM
Powerful portrait - very dynamic. Great eye contact from every one of them and fabulous composition.
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07/13/2006 01:55:57 PM
Super shot. Bit of a shoe horn. I like it anyway!
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07/13/2006 10:45:41 AM
the composition and processing are great. one of my favorites in this challenge, 10.
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07/13/2006 06:36:59 AM
This is a wonderful image with a great title. I'm not one that normally goes for the this type of shot but you have done it perfectly. Its a ten in my book. Great work.
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07/12/2006 05:07:39 PM
How cute and heartbreaking at the same time...excellent image, really pulls at me...my first 10 and a favorite also!
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07/12/2006 02:59:11 AM
Amazing work!!! 10

Message edited by author 2006-08-19 01:45:03.
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07/12/2006 01:19:06 AM
this is amazing. i caught myself counting the kids, and then saying "there's 12 eyes! sheesh!" than, seeing the absolute beautify of the image. very well done, and A+ composition. good luck w/ this poetic image :)
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07/11/2006 09:58:36 PM
This better win! Awesome! 10
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07/11/2006 03:34:10 PM
wow! I love this! Very well done, love the colors, the expression, the composition. TOP 10 IMO ;)
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07/11/2006 01:37:18 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhh. . .look at this! This is AWESOME! I love the texture and the "in your face" composition! Yep. This is my favorite in this challenge. Gotta be one of the ribbon winners. Just has to be.
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07/11/2006 11:22:30 AM
wonderful! so much joy in this picture. 10!
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07/11/2006 11:18:07 AM
Such a wonderful, happy pic. Love it
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07/11/2006 10:53:42 AM
Absolutly amazing! 10
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07/11/2006 09:58:11 AM
I bet you been told a few time you gone win
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07/11/2006 01:24:45 AM
simple and adorable. meets challenge perfectly. i was hoping for some original interpretations that just sat on the fringe of meeting the challenge (but leaning more toward free study). it's perfect in my book! 10
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07/10/2006 10:13:41 PM
Nat Geo quality, my friend. Just superb... 10
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07/10/2006 07:34:52 PM
Back to bump. This is a great shot - one of my favorites for the challenge. Nicely done. 8
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07/10/2006 06:52:48 PM
Love this photo.
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07/10/2006 04:23:17 PM
Manny strikes again!?! Outstanding image. 10
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07/10/2006 02:11:13 PM
Very joyfull photograph with all the smiling faces. The rnage of tones in this is amazing. Excellent photo!
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07/10/2006 01:33:22 PM
this touches hearts.
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07/10/2006 12:05:21 PM
Great job. I love this. The expressions on the faces of the children are beautiful. 10 and added to favorites.
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07/10/2006 10:58:07 AM
nice group, looks a little over processed.
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07/10/2006 08:57:49 AM
like sardines good view point,good title
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07/10/2006 06:35:33 AM
excellent...I had to do the count and yes, they're all there...great faces, aren't kids great?!
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07/10/2006 04:39:30 AM
LOVE it 10+
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07/10/2006 03:32:38 AM
6 kids and 10 eyes. How is that possible. Just like you did. Good work. This one has a little "National Geographic" look.
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07/10/2006 01:57:04 AM
Lovely. Beautiful post processing and well captured expressions. Though I can see 10 eyes but I feel 5 faces aould have made it more obvious. Still a 10 for me.
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07/10/2006 01:42:12 AM
This is just awesome..... absolutely awesome, in every sense of what an image can and should be. You have such a wonderful eye to photography, and with this image, you definately deserve to win a ribbon.....
Again awesome, just awesome..... A "10" from me.....
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07/10/2006 01:12:19 AM
10 eyes, 10 points from me, very nice peace.
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