DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

 
You are viewing 1st place.
2nd
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Saruta
1st PlaceSaruta
librodo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pastels (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: our school
Date: Sep 1, 2006
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2006

Saruta is her name. She's in my Psychology class this school year. Looks like she's gonna make appearances here in dpchallenge quite often.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.8929
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 6.6081
Avg (non-participants): 7.0656
Views since voting: 14132
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 196
Comments: 61
Favorites: 35 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
09/17/2006 09:39:03 PM
is very beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2006 01:00:40 AM
Critique Club Review:

Not sure what to do here, except say congratulations on winning! Talk about intimidation. How can I improve a photo that came in first, from a photographer with five first place finishes, ten second place finishes, and numerous third place and honorable mentions? But enough of my whining....

Color, saturation, hue, lighting, contrast are all fantastic! Pose, angle, and cropping are great also.

I like the way the eye is sharp, and the rest goes soft.

If I could find anything that I think would be an improvement, (and I'm really looking hard here), would be that the chin goes a little soft a little quick on the right side; almost blending into her chest. And the other that catches my eye is that her hat is a little too sharp on the front of the bill. I think I would like it a little better soft, more like the other fabric in the piece. Both items are very minor. Would not stop me from giving this a 10.

Congratulations on a very well deserved first place finish. This is just an amazing picture that does not tire the eye. I could look at this every day for year, and still not be bored.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2006 08:22:47 PM
Beautiful composition as wel as colors. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2006 01:46:23 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue ribbon. Wonderful shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2006 12:03:21 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon, great shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2006 03:58:32 AM
Love the softness, clarity, and colors of the photo. great job as always librodo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2006 01:21:18 AM
congrats... beautiful picture and model.. very detail love the soft colors...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2006 01:30:12 PM
this is wonderful.
Congratulations on your blue ribbon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2006 09:26:27 AM
Beautifully done. Congrats on ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2006 06:56:29 AM
Fantastic photo. Love the depth and the fading light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2006 03:28:45 AM
congrats bro manny!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2006 01:32:12 AM
wow!!!! another blue. congratulations Manny!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 11:16:53 PM
not a fan of blue lipstick but it works well over here..
im glad this scored high it was amongst my top choices!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 08:33:27 PM
Congratuiations Manny, well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 12:05:04 PM
DUDE!!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! :D A WELL-deserved blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 11:54:21 AM
2 comments you got during the challenge say it all:

"Freaking Awesome"!!!! DITTO!!!

And I love the one that said it could pass for a Librodo :) Tee hee. Indeed it does! Very much up to your killer standard!!!!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 11:51:02 AM
Congrats on another tremendous image. I agree, this student will grace the screens of DPC more in the future. You have the ability to bring the most from your subjects. We always marvel at your ability to display the human form in all its wonder and accurately capture its place within our enivironment which is planet Earth.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 11:36:27 AM
Very beautiful!!! Congrats on the blue ribbon!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 10:21:41 AM
Stunning model and stunning shot, well deserved win ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 10:18:39 AM
Beautiful Manny. Wow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 10:03:53 AM
U da man Manny! Congrats!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 07:48:07 AM
Hi Manny! It is so fun to see you take each of these challenges and apply new skills to what you do. Great work! Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 06:07:29 AM
Wonder and Amazing composition.... love the angle and DOF. Its amazing you didn't get the any votes of 1 or 2's... that in itself is a remarkable achievement. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 05:40:15 AM
Stunning colours, composition and dof!! Congrats on your well deserved blue Manny!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 03:01:56 AM
Way to go Manny, great soft touch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 02:26:17 AM
Wonderful image. Huge congrats on the blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 02:23:07 AM
congrats manny! different crop for you, works well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 02:20:35 AM
breathtaking and heartstopping... you shoot stuff that is dangerous for my health! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 01:57:40 AM
Congrats. Much different than your other works.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 12:51:22 AM
Another masterful execution with truly delicate color tint balance. Congratulations on your Blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 12:37:26 AM
ha!...i knew it would ribbon...gorgeous shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 12:35:51 AM
beautiful and well deserved winner
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 12:34:51 AM
Congrates on your ribbon for this unique image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2006 12:34:18 AM
tindi mo talaga bro. congrats! as usual, beautiful image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2006 07:46:17 PM
love the composition in this picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2006 06:00:19 PM
Soft and glowing. I love the use of light colors, where otherwise, if not specified by a challenge, you might have used rich darker ones. Amazing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2006 03:48:46 PM
There were many photos sumitted in this challenge utilizing pastel cosmetics. This is my favorite piece with make-up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2006 03:05:27 PM
Oh wow....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2006 01:10:56 PM
Love this portrait. Nice use of softness and fits the challenge very well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2006 08:03:43 AM
A beautiful shot but I feel it could be improved by having the lower portion of her face more in focus, especially since she has the pastel lipstick on that is so dramatic and different- a crisper focus there would improve this shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2006 03:26:44 PM
Wow...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2006 04:50:17 PM
Yea, nice....could pass for a librodo 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2006 03:36:16 AM
Love this, you really nailed the challenge. Unlike oh so many.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2006 10:04:15 PM
great for the challenge
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2006 01:02:45 PM
great colors! The only thing different i would have done is comb the eyelashes out more to avoid clumpiness.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2006 12:56:34 PM
If this doesn't win the blue, let me be the first to say "You were robbed."

This is simply stunning.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2006 11:55:51 AM
I had a similar idea for a pastel entry but I ended up not even submitting. You executed it nicely :) The coloring is nice and Asian faces are SOOOO beautiful to me. I can't decide if the sharpness of her cap is detracting or adding to the composition so I won't even consider it in voting. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2006 06:15:02 AM
I like the composition, but I would have liked the lips to be more in focus. Neat shot!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 03:50:03 PM
Beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 03:46:07 PM
Beautiful and soft looking.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 03:40:28 PM
killer shot...awesome colors, model. DOF...10++
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 03:32:46 PM
This is beautiful and perfect for the challenge. Wonderful lighting and great use of color. The composition and dof rocks!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 11:07:20 AM
I like the intention. For me, I would have liked to have seen the lips match the eye shade and the eyelashes to be less matted. Very critical, I know, but my impression. I like the offset of the face to the scarf
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 08:59:21 AM
Lovely lovely lovely... a favourite 10! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 07:35:57 AM
Good luck!
8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 04:11:54 AM
nice image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 02:47:20 AM
Ooo this is beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 01:47:51 AM
freaking awesome! 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 01:04:51 AM
This has to ribbon. Excellent shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 12:54:10 AM
Lovely composition!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2006 12:44:03 AM
stunning and great for the challenge...a great composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 05/23/2019 07:30:49 PM EDT.