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librodo


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date: Jul 9, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2007

a workshop image. only available light used here. plus a very beautiful face. who can go wrong?

thanks stephen siy, my partcipant for this workshop.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 651
Avg (all users): 7.1946
Avg (commenters): 8.7391
Avg (participants): 7.1371
Avg (non-participants): 7.4800
Views since voting: 11123
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 149
Comments: 64
Favorites: 44 (view)


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08/13/2007 02:20:12 PM
The picture is beautiful, but I found the colors a bit too colorful and bright. As a result of this the part in the shadows has completely been overcast, but I think if the bright parts would have been a little less bright, the image would have been much better. Actually I liked the part of the picture in the mirror/shadows more than the bright parts. I did some experiments by reverting the image i.e. keeping the shadow on the left and the image on the right, and found the image to be more appealing, possibly due to the right-handedness of my brain.
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08/12/2007 09:31:29 PM
perfect!!
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08/12/2007 04:59:51 AM
Great...
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08/11/2007 03:35:36 PM
Could you please post the original, to see the before and after of this wondeful pp work?
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08/11/2007 10:05:18 AM
wow. this photo took my breathe away. its amazing and i just love how the colours work so well together. everything about this photo is crisp and very clear. amazing work!
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08/10/2007 07:35:45 AM
Although your sense of composition is strong; the use of color here is really masterful, balanced, vibrantly digital; natural flower like tones.
Excellent shot.
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08/10/2007 02:31:45 AM
Gosh, here I go again.
I guess my appreciation for natural is far more than many on this site. Manny, I respect and admire your work, and your level of success you have achieved, but in this shot, the only part that really looks natural, is the reflection, and that part is superb! Her eyes and much of her face appear more like a porcelain doll than a real person. Prove me wrong and send me the original so I can owe you the biggest apology this site has ever seen, for the accusation that this is processed too far.
With a great admiration for your skill behind the camera, I have to say this one isn't working for me, again.
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08/10/2007 01:54:43 AM
Well done Manny. I knew this would be a winner when I saw it. Congrats.
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08/09/2007 04:03:55 PM
Congrats Manny! Stunning photo, nice reflection.
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08/09/2007 09:48:33 AM
cool ! reflection works for the photo ... congratulations
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08/08/2007 09:52:10 PM
Yeh she is perfect for sure, but so is your photography! Congrats!
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08/08/2007 06:06:54 PM
Beautiful skin texture, or rather lack of it - very exciting to think you did it all in available light. I would love to know how to get so good.

You have inspired me to do more work with my camera - Thanks!
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08/08/2007 02:18:46 PM
This had to be yours, nobody else would have captured this beautiful simple image the way you do.
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08/08/2007 12:21:31 PM
Congrats on another ribbon! The reflection is the best part of the photo for me ;)
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08/08/2007 12:11:47 PM
This is a fantastic portrait, congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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08/08/2007 11:34:23 AM
why mr manny! why! >< haha hey its rath >< tomorrow im to ris to see u at the first day too :D ok ^^? but yes lovely photo + technique ><
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08/08/2007 11:04:09 AM
absolutely gorgeous! stunning in every way - the lighting, color, composition, model, everything. congrats on a beautiful image.
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08/08/2007 10:38:20 AM
I figured this one was yours, Manny. Beautiful as always - the pp work on the skin, the lighting, the reflection...gorgeous.
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08/08/2007 10:21:17 AM
Hey Manny! Another perfect portrait! You rock man!
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08/08/2007 10:19:17 AM
For me... this is BLUE ribbon ;)
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08/08/2007 09:59:27 AM
Very nice Manny...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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08/08/2007 07:58:31 AM
Congratulations, Manny. I'm happy to have been one of your 10s (one of five I gave out). All the top entries deserve their kudos, but to me this was best in show from the start.
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08/08/2007 04:36:37 AM
I cannot believe someone gave this a 2, shamefull, a beautiful image, great colours and saturation, congrats on the ribbon

Regards, Spencer
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08/08/2007 04:23:32 AM
Manny, looks like you are giving your expensive camera and lens a real workout...stunning as usual
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08/08/2007 03:42:22 AM
OMG is this a photo !! it looks like a beautiful painting. Superb work Manny congratulations.
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08/08/2007 03:04:49 AM
congrats again! DOFF!
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08/08/2007 01:56:58 AM
Wow. This is an amazing shot. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.
Adding to my favorites....
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08/08/2007 01:10:06 AM
your impeccable work continues to astound me, congrats on another ribbon :)
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08/08/2007 12:54:00 AM
Manny, it is truely an HONOUR to share the front page with you congratulations my friend.
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08/08/2007 12:41:16 AM
Way to go Manny. I knew that had to be you. She is truly so beautiful.
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08/08/2007 12:40:57 AM
I loved this one Manny, and it was my only 10.
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08/08/2007 12:39:36 AM
Stunning shot, Manny. Congrats on the yellow.
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08/08/2007 12:28:00 AM
oh! It's a 21.gif librodo!

ho hum!

another Blue

Good for you!

Love this image (see below!)

Message edited by author 2007-08-08 00:28:14.
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08/08/2007 12:20:11 AM
wow...just wow...

great job as always manny, what an inspiration
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08/08/2007 12:13:58 AM
Congrats Manny!!
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08/08/2007 12:13:39 AM
A new scarf? How refreshing.
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08/08/2007 12:04:56 AM
Lost of us could go wrong, but with your scarf and all you apparently can't :-) Congrats on your latest ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 10:16:40 PM
lovely image, all the way..colors, woman, composition.
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08/07/2007 03:15:05 PM
The eyes seem overprocessed to me. The scarf and mouth and flowers are beautiful but the eyes are just too much in my opinion
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08/07/2007 01:47:49 PM
LOVE IT 10
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08/07/2007 12:56:03 PM
Looks like Mannys work. Beautiful model, lighting and positioning.
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08/06/2007 10:45:40 PM
Very vivid color...nicely done portrait!
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08/06/2007 12:15:29 PM
Absolutely stunning, great colors, very sharp.
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08/05/2007 11:45:30 PM
Beautiful colors and a very unique reflection. Very nicely done.
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08/05/2007 02:48:07 PM
Great colors. psart 9
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08/04/2007 08:43:38 PM
Gorgeous. If this isn't Librodo's entry, you should consider yourself complimented. If it is you Manny, well, you've done it again. Bumping from 8 to 10 (what was I thinking the first time through?)
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08/04/2007 10:45:22 AM
Stunning! 10
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08/03/2007 08:36:47 PM
Stunning !! 9
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08/03/2007 03:28:08 AM
excellent shot, beautiful
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08/03/2007 01:38:53 AM
Beautiful. This looks like a poster or a painting.
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08/03/2007 12:41:27 AM
Man this is good, really, really good.
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08/02/2007 06:12:38 PM
I like this
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08/02/2007 03:28:06 PM
Wow... The eyes may be a tad overworked, but there's no doubt that this is stunning. We'll see this near the top for sure. Beautiful image.
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08/02/2007 03:24:47 PM
Wow! This is so bright and stunning. She looks like porcelain. I really like it.
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08/02/2007 12:58:20 PM
Nice image. Oddly enough, its the reflection that appeals to me most in your image. The woman herself is so very bright, yet it's the soft reflection that appeals to me. Good luck in the challenge.
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08/02/2007 10:26:58 AM
Looks like a classic Librodo shot to me! Gorgeous! *10*
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08/02/2007 09:41:48 AM
Absolutely beautiful shot!
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08/02/2007 07:55:57 AM
Gee I wonder who took this (note sarcasm here). This is up there with some of your very best work (which is saying something). Outstanding clarity. 10.
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08/02/2007 02:02:33 AM
You simply must already know this picture is stunning.

Her face is very slender!! It looks a little strange, but then again it looks like there is some beauty there that is not of this earth. Angelic, maybe. I wonder... would this score at the top of the list in a portrait challenge? The composition is very different, so maybe not? But I love the composition as it really helps this shot stand out. It isn't just another portrait.. it is a glimpse into two worlds. The left and right halves of the photo are so different from one another. They clash a lot... bright colors versus faded, muddy color. Then there is a profile view versus the straight on that are different... and finally the lipstick color clashes with the scarf colors, but they really do seem to enhance each other at the same time.

So basically I guess my point is that this photo is a wonderful study in dualism and contradiction. I LOVE IT.
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08/02/2007 01:40:28 AM
wow...nice shot and reflection...i think i know who did this one ;-) 9
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08/02/2007 01:34:00 AM
I wish that flower wasn't covering part of the eye. Other than that the colors and the comp are spectacular. Love the reflection, lighting, and calirty. Just move that flower a bit......8
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08/01/2007 05:56:06 PM
Gorgeous. There is artifice but it works. High score from me.
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08/01/2007 12:34:51 PM
No anonymity here. This stuff is way way too easy for you. Beautiful colors as always.
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08/01/2007 02:09:47 AM
This one is a winner. 8
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