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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Bikaner India
Date: Dec 23, 2007
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2007

taken during my recent trip to India. it was a very overwhelming experience. too many faces to photograph...too short a time.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 429
Avg (all users): 7.4943
Avg (commenters): 8.8421
Avg (participants): 7.2667
Avg (non-participants): 7.8310
Views since voting: 12545
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 176
Comments: 66
Favorites: 29 (view)


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01/14/2008 10:48:57 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! This picture is definitely worth a thousand words. Everyone of them are loud and clear too. I travel and do medical missions and this is the kind of photo I dream of capturing. Bravo!

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01/13/2008 08:57:16 PM
Congrats Manny. When are you going to post your India photo gallery?

Doc Raul
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01/13/2008 06:18:57 PM
i like this photo, hope you could share your workflow, thanks
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01/11/2008 03:37:39 PM
fantastic image!!
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01/09/2008 02:22:45 PM
Had this pegged as the winner.. well done manny.
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01/09/2008 11:47:08 AM
Manny...

You are a great photographer and a master of the art of photography. I onlt wish I know you personally to teach me the tricks. Congrats on another win!

As I am from Africa, I hail you as KING OF THE ARTS.
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01/09/2008 07:57:21 AM
Excellent photo. I think the post processing suits the photo well you have acheived the effect you were going for. Well done.
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01/09/2008 04:37:20 AM
MANNY!!!! my number 1 portrait photographer!! GReat JOB for winning the blue ribbon. Of course you deserved it! Is there an online source I can be directed to for future workshops you're holding in the states Manny??
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01/09/2008 03:22:58 AM
WOW! I love it...very powerful! Great job.
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01/08/2008 11:29:12 PM
Manny, I like your serious portraits even more than I like your portaits of beautiful women. this is another stunning image.
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01/08/2008 10:46:31 PM
Awesome shot. Congrats on yet another ribbon. You have an awesome portfolio.
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01/08/2008 09:54:22 PM
A emotional image that captivates the viewer. Congrats on the blue.
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01/08/2008 07:06:12 PM
Always a pleasure to see your fantastic work and this is no exception. Congratulations on the Blue and a powerful image
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01/08/2008 05:49:40 PM
Congrats Manny...great to share the front page with someone like you
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01/08/2008 02:11:00 PM
It's when you break away from the shots of beautiful young women that you're so often recognised for (though they are always very well executed) that your work really shines for me. It's just a personal thing but I feel that shots like these carry so much more emotional weight - the complex expression, the hand that cradles him, the two little flies... A thoroughly deserving blue ribbon.
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01/08/2008 01:18:55 PM
Awesome portrait. This was one of my top picks too. :)
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01/08/2008 12:16:52 PM
another masterpiece... congrats on another blue too. Are you working for national geographic yet or what? Get on that.
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01/08/2008 11:45:57 AM
One truly appreciates the absence of a veil :-) Especially since there are so many of those in India... The fly is the crowning touch here. Congrats on blue.
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01/08/2008 10:03:30 AM
Let me add own comment of admiration for a photo that captures a whole world of heart strings within the shape of a single expression. You don't need me to tell you that you are The Master!
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01/08/2008 08:15:58 AM
Thanks a lot everyone. India was an overwhelming exeprience. It's one big stage...wherever you point your camera is worth "freezing". The people are just amazing. So much character and so much colours all over. A must-see place for photographers. You can't go wrong with portraits there.:)

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01/08/2008 05:43:36 AM
nice one manny, welcome home.
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01/08/2008 03:30:20 AM
Stunning and outstanding image. Congrats on the blue, Manny.
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01/08/2008 02:54:28 AM
yep, who else... Congrats on another well deserved blue!
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01/08/2008 02:48:00 AM
Congrats Manny. Fantastic.
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01/08/2008 02:44:32 AM
yeah manny!
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01/08/2008 02:37:02 AM
powerful image..well done/congratulations
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01/08/2008 02:18:33 AM
Oustanding image. A well deserved blue ribbon. I look forward seeing more from India on your pbase account.
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01/08/2008 01:36:17 AM
congrats... well deserved!
I didn't vote but did look through all the thumbs and your shot grabbed me right away just from the thumbnail as a ribbon winner.
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01/08/2008 01:30:07 AM
WoW! Congratulations!
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01/08/2008 01:11:58 AM
Excellent Shot! Congratulations :)
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01/08/2008 01:04:17 AM
This is a truly beautiful photograph. Congratulations on your well-deserved win.
Ann
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01/08/2008 01:01:25 AM
Congratulations, Manny. Great image (happy to be one of your 25 tens). ;-)
Looking forward to seeing more of your India photos.
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01/08/2008 12:49:58 AM
Congrats on the win. Fabulous shot!
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01/08/2008 12:36:25 AM
Manny, dude where ya been? Nice to see you back and in your expected perfect form. What a lovely image and you knew that, didn't you? ;) Congrats, hon.
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01/08/2008 12:33:51 AM
welcome back manny, tell me about india!
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01/08/2008 12:28:32 AM
Congrats on the blue, Manny! Stunning image. I had a feeling this was your work when I voted on it. You really captured some beautiful emotion here.
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01/08/2008 12:27:02 AM
Beautifully emotive shot. Wonderful work Manny!!
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01/08/2008 12:15:59 AM
Wow, what a fantastic shot Manny, congrats!
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01/08/2008 12:09:30 AM
great light and a beautiful shot
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01/08/2008 12:03:06 AM
Wow, nice job
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01/08/2008 12:02:04 AM
congrats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2008 09:56:27 PM
Stunning portrait.
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01/07/2008 09:51:51 PM
This is a great moment you've captured
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01/07/2008 06:08:36 PM
Not sure I get the meaning of the picture title still a very good image IMO.
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01/06/2008 11:24:26 PM
this photo slowly comes into view. first the face. or first, those eyes, then the face. then the hands round the face, then seeing whose hand is whose. then I see the fly above his eye. and then the last details come into view... another fly... a ring. It's this inability to be seen all at once that makes this photo special.
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01/06/2008 10:15:31 PM
affective nice photo. Perfect technically, emotionally. A winner material :)
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01/06/2008 08:55:40 PM
A powerful message of love
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01/05/2008 12:25:55 PM
What a momment... 10
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01/05/2008 08:53:23 AM
this is so fantastic. Absolutly perfect! Here is the winner of the blue ribbon!
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01/05/2008 07:19:02 AM
Moving image. Feels a little bit tight but a clean and captivating shot. 9
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01/04/2008 08:02:35 PM
Excellent portrait!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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01/04/2008 08:00:04 PM
Great shot "8" from me
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01/04/2008 11:23:07 AM
Three hands? interesting shot nicely done, the three hands made me stop and study the shot. I really like it, it has a lot of stuff to look at especially for a portrait.
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01/04/2008 11:04:38 AM
Wonderful portrait, beautifully framed by the hands :) Just coming along to bump you up and say you're in my top 5 for this challenge :)
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01/04/2008 12:31:09 AM
Love they eyes, great job!
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01/03/2008 08:31:37 PM
JL I assume. The PP work looks fitting. If I am wrong I apologize though.
I wasn't going to vote this Free Study but this deserves a 10 so it will be worth voting.
This is an amazing shot, the tones, crop and detail are perfect.
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01/03/2008 12:57:19 AM
The flies really puts this over the edge for me. NICE work
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01/02/2008 10:13:48 PM
10!
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01/02/2008 01:13:09 PM
National Geographic-esque. Great details.
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01/02/2008 01:19:13 AM
That fly says everything...very powerful photo...beautiful eyes...
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01/01/2008 08:07:21 PM
Very good. The three hands make this especially interesting.
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01/01/2008 06:27:56 PM
Wonderful composition and colors. A bit too over processed for my personal taste, but still a great image. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/01/2008 02:30:20 PM
Stunning...
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01/01/2008 04:59:07 AM
wonderful detail and editing...excellent...9
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01/01/2008 04:21:39 AM
amazing eyes and details, and a strong message as well.
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01/01/2008 02:57:35 AM
way over-processed.
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