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Guarded Omani Woman
Guarded Omani Woman
dssagent88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Embassy Muscat, Oman
Date: Jan 5, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

This Omani woman displays the stereotypical feelings associated with the Middle Eastern culture towards women. Note: Oman is a very pro-female country, with women holding parliamentary positions - the first country in this region to do so; hence, this display is purely for artistic purposes.

Statistics
Place: 105 out of 491
Avg (all users): 5.8677
Avg (commenters): 7.2667
Avg (participants): 5.6204
Avg (non-participants): 6.0636
Views since voting: 985
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 310
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/09/2008 05:27:04 PM
love this one. Should have scored much much higher in my book!
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06/02/2007 02:08:32 PM
This should of scored a 7 if she was revealed a little more, great use of lighting!
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03/10/2007 09:03:52 AM
This should have done better, a very powerful image.
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01/19/2007 01:22:55 AM
I think that _eug made a good point about the "[lasric" feel, but it was one of the things that really made this photo for me. The fact that Oman is comparatively pro-women (compared to many other Islamic countries) made this even more interesting of a shot. I was shocked, to be honest, that this came in as low as it did, with averages under 6. This was my #1 shot of this challenge. Just goes to show that we all have different tastes, and hooray for that! :-)
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01/17/2007 11:08:34 AM
Great job, Chris. Sorry I didn't vote in this one. I've been too busy. But It's a fantastic shot. Hell of a performance for your first entry! I don't get the 4 1s and 4 2s. What the hell is wrong with people. It was probably someone I ticked off who saw the word Omani and thought it was by me! Love it! Don't know if I'd call Oman a very pro-woman country, though.

Message edited by author 2007-01-17 11:09:42.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 05:47:10 PM
BEAUTIFUL.
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01/15/2007 04:53:11 PM
Simply stunning
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01/15/2007 02:30:05 AM
nice!
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01/12/2007 05:41:23 PM
The one eye showing and the black on black are intriguing. Can't make up my mind what I think about the hand.
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01/12/2007 04:12:02 PM
Very interesting and nicely done. 8
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01/12/2007 12:13:33 PM
Spooky. 7
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01/12/2007 07:33:45 AM
stunning, dramatic and thought provoking photograph =9
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01/11/2007 02:44:43 PM
Wow - great tone, detail and texture. Great composition and balance. Only thing I would change is the hand... I like the henna design, bu somehow the way the hand is clenched seems odd... can't put my finger on why. Great job!
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01/11/2007 07:30:59 AM
Very nice. I would prefer to see a little bit more of the face and less of the hand. Good photo though.
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01/11/2007 05:32:19 AM
nice contrast - well done portrait - 7
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01/11/2007 01:14:40 AM
the sleeve is a bit too glaring relative to the rest, otherwise perfect.
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01/10/2007 06:49:36 PM
Very intriguing ... great composition
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01/10/2007 04:18:52 PM
hey, nice photo!!
Good luck Bro!
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01/10/2007 04:04:11 PM
Too gaurded. Lemme see both eyes.

The way you processed the skin and eye creeps me out to be blunt. The skin of the face looks like plastic and the eye almost glows. No offense.
01/10/2007 12:43:25 PM
My attention goes to the sleeve instead of to her eye, which is where it should go. Otherwise, beautiful image
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01/10/2007 11:17:01 AM
amazing eyes ! 10 !
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