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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Philippines
Date: Jul 15, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2007

karina.....taken during my workshop in Davao, Philippines

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 366
Avg (all users): 7.0909
Avg (commenters): 7.8500
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 7.3007
Views since voting: 12058
Views during voting: 558
Votes: 231
Comments: 51
Favorites: 23 (view)


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04/28/2008 09:07:21 PM
one of the most amazing photos i have ever seen.
07/31/2007 01:00:47 AM
Viewing this just makes me realise how much I have to learn about lighting! Awesome shot and congrats on the finish!
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07/29/2007 04:59:30 AM
Again, Congratulations Manny. How I wish you and Boboy can share to me invaluable lessons on post processing.

Doc Raul
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07/28/2007 06:11:45 PM
ahah i was gonna say that hotpasta. That picture just screamed out manny! i didn't even have to look at the bottom and i knew it was manny.

manny,i've gotta say, i love you and you're pictures in a non gay kinda way of course. you're pics just inspires me!
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07/27/2007 07:43:14 PM
That one huge liquid eye (with the platinum reflections in it) just makes this shot. Congrats. Beautiful job.
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07/27/2007 05:33:36 PM
The eye really makes this image for me. Congrats, it definitely deserved the ribbon.
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07/27/2007 04:27:53 AM
Manny strikes back!! congrats!
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07/27/2007 03:12:23 AM
It had to be you Manny...awesome...congrats on the yellow ribbon
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07/27/2007 01:26:32 AM
I must say that this shot is absolutaly amazing!!
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07/26/2007 08:02:59 PM
i love your work! Amazing! Thanks!
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07/26/2007 09:27:30 AM
Nicely done...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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07/25/2007 03:13:29 PM
Congrats Manny!! Gorgeous!
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07/25/2007 01:45:15 PM
Very beautiful! Congrats~
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07/25/2007 10:49:20 AM
of course its you. congrats manny!
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07/25/2007 10:18:44 AM
Awesome shot as usual. I am honored to share the front page with such a portrait master.
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07/25/2007 06:29:50 AM
You are the "MASTER" of portraits and this is another stunning perfect image from you, with wonderful style and grace.....
You really do make my heart sing.....
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07/25/2007 05:01:37 AM
I haven't seen that scarf before.
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07/25/2007 04:36:20 AM
congratz
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07/25/2007 02:30:13 AM
Congrats Manny (((hugs)))
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07/25/2007 01:40:39 AM
Gratz! I believe you're tied for 2nd!
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07/25/2007 01:01:52 AM
Congratulations Manny... way to set the bar on your side competition ;)

I like this variation of your scarves.
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07/25/2007 12:47:00 AM
Sooooooooooo beautiful! I can't stop looking at it! :) My question is, how could some voters give this a 2, a 3, and even a 4 or 5? I don't get it.

Message edited by author 2007-07-25 01:14:05.
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07/25/2007 12:45:40 AM
score: Librodo 1, Marlin 0. congratulations friend...a solid start ;)
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07/25/2007 12:45:26 AM
Beautiful. Well deserved.
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07/25/2007 12:43:35 AM
Manny, I had trouble with this one.
The necklace is so prominent here and being out of focus with strong bokeh was drawing my eyes away from the face and in my opinion, was a strong distraction. A tighter crop wouldn't have worked either.

Congrats on yet another ribbon Manny, just can't say this one worked for me.
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07/25/2007 12:30:51 AM
I told you, didn't I? :) Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 11:51:45 PM
Lovely image....wonderful lighting.
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07/24/2007 11:41:35 AM
A really good image. I love the colouring, and the way her lipstick and the light on her nose pick up the material. Less sure about the semi-focus on the necklace.
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07/24/2007 07:27:11 AM
The heavy reflection in the visible eye and the shine off the lip really help the shot. Might have cropped more of the out-of-focus neckwear since it does compete a little with what is intended to be the focus of the shot.
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07/24/2007 05:21:20 AM
gorgeous model, so why hide so much of her behind all that stuff?
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07/23/2007 10:09:42 PM
ooh, that necklace really distracts from her lovely face, would work well with a crop to just include a hint of the jewelry & not overpower her
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07/23/2007 06:51:58 PM
Mysterious
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07/23/2007 07:52:20 AM
beautiful!!! very nice colours.
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07/23/2007 12:57:09 AM
Would be nice to see that neckwear she has too, but great soft focus up top.
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07/22/2007 09:28:44 PM
beautiful, interesting portrait
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Jack
07/22/2007 08:24:34 PM
Great DOF and sharpness and clarity are right perfect on her face. Great expression, and love the composition. Very Librodo feel to it. Nice work.
07/22/2007 06:14:38 PM
looks like librodo?
07/21/2007 02:13:29 PM
Well done. Should be a winner...9
07/20/2007 08:48:11 PM
The silver reflection in her eye made this one for me. Stunning.
07/19/2007 08:44:47 PM
An otherwise excellent photo is destroyed by an out of focus bottom 1/3 - which is, unfortunately, where the observer's eye is drawn. I don't know what it is - but you may have had a top ribbon if it was cropped just below the chin. The light on the veil makes it look like metal mesh, and this is accented by the metallic lipstick and almost-metallic look to the skin. But the topper is that marvelous metallic reflection / glint in her visible eye.
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07/19/2007 06:17:59 PM
Nice work! IMHO, it would have been even better with at least one eye completely visible. (or both hidden under the shawl) - 7
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07/19/2007 10:01:25 AM
Nice image first 8 this contest so far. Well done good luck psart
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07/18/2007 09:38:50 PM
Beautiful.
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07/18/2007 06:30:08 PM
Oh very DPC:D This should score high:P
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07/18/2007 06:28:43 PM
Lovely - certainly in the Librodo school of portraiture. I just wonder whetehr a very small crop from the bottom would enhance the balance?
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07/18/2007 03:19:11 PM
Good job on keeping the silver theme going with her lip gloss and the way her eyes reflect the photographer.
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07/18/2007 01:45:35 PM
Superb portrait, everything about it is excellent - 10
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07/18/2007 12:28:03 PM
this amazing man! how did you create a shoot like manny librodo? do you mean that you are a genius too, like him?
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07/18/2007 08:56:11 AM
DOF is too shallow for my taste, maybe cropping off the lower 1/4 had helped
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07/18/2007 06:17:46 AM
I like this one. Looks very much like a 21.gif librodo shot. Nice!
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07/18/2007 02:16:20 AM
Very impressive shot, I'm happy to see a meaningful picture in this contest. It deserves a ribbon, and I think you will get it. :)
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