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Hypnotic Stare
2nd PlaceHypnotic Stare
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Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 12, 2004
Aperture: 100
ISO: 100
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2004

She is a senior student in our scjhool. She is a half-Thai, half-British. She also work part-time as a model. I was lucky I was able to ask her to pose for me in this shot.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 135
Avg (all users): 7.0901
Avg (commenters): 8.0500
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 16850
Votes: 222
Comments: 81
Favorites: 80 (view)


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09/13/2006 11:49:12 AM
great portrait
11/17/2005 11:15:10 PM
All data are irregular. ISO is 200 and f stop is f5.6. My very first try at portraits with the D70. Now, my camera is gone.:(
08/12/2005 11:37:30 PM
you are a brilliant photographer, and that is a beautiful woman
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07/07/2005 02:51:17 PM
Great picture.

But, tell me how you got ISO 100 on your D70! I want it too. OMG! It's shot at f/100 too? Highly irregular.

Message edited by author 2005-07-07 14:51:49.
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05/18/2004 02:18:02 AM
Wonderful Picture - Just the fullest credit to the photographer and to the lady who gives the stare. The lady looks superb with those 2 hairlines on her face.

Its on my desktop already.

I LOVE THE PHOTOGRAPH !
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03/29/2004 05:41:28 AM
I love it. You were robbed. :)
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03/27/2004 12:58:12 PM
Manny to be quite honest I think this shot is far more interesting than the 1st prize if only because it is not a studio shot like the other one...it breathes real life while the other does not. this is my opinion only and does not commit anybody but myself:-)
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03/26/2004 06:01:33 AM
You look just like a girl lost in her thoughts for death and lust for her savior.
03/23/2004 06:02:56 PM
awesome photograph!!!congrats!!
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03/22/2004 09:53:54 PM
the movement in the hair is what sets this apart from most studio shots on DPC..very nice.
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03/22/2004 06:04:11 PM
Great shot Manuel - you have a great talent.
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03/22/2004 01:23:56 PM
Beautiful!! Congratulations Manuel, well deserved ribbon indeed! This could easily be featured in a magazine. :-)
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03/22/2004 01:17:17 PM
Manuel, this is quality work! Congratulations on the ribbon. It's fun to see good work being rewarded!
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03/22/2004 10:01:38 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Lovely portrait of a lovely model.
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03/22/2004 08:24:18 AM
Congrats on the 2nd place - great image.
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03/22/2004 08:05:11 AM
By far my favorite of the challenge! You rock! and now a D70 in your hands!! :-)
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03/22/2004 08:00:27 AM
well done.
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03/22/2004 07:52:01 AM
Congratulations on your 1st ribbon!! This is an exceptional image and one of my favorites in the challenge.
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03/22/2004 07:06:14 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, a very nice image.
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03/22/2004 05:19:14 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. This is a fantastic shot!
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03/22/2004 04:44:51 AM
I can't believe I "made" it to the top three this time. After 3 fourth place finish, I though the ribbon will continually elude me. I am very overwhelmed with the results and I knew the competition was so stiff after looking at the other entries.

Anyway, this picture of my student in my Psychology class last semester is a stroke of luck. Trying out my new D70, I came across Kittie on the hallway and I asked her to pose for me (and enter her picture in a competition if it turns out well). She relented. The background is the white wall of our school.

And by the way, Kittie is on the cover of a Thai magazine this week. She is a part-time ramp and print ad model.

THANK YOU EVERYONE for giving me my first ribbon! And to the one who gave me a 1, I actually like it as it reminds me of how much I have to learn yet in the field of photography.
03/22/2004 04:17:33 AM
Yes, she hypnotised me also and got a 10
Well deserved, congratulations!
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03/22/2004 03:42:46 AM
So pleased to see your work get the recognition it deserves.
Well done.

Gordon
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03/22/2004 02:32:55 AM
Congratulations , Great photo, well done on your first ribbon
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03/22/2004 01:42:34 AM
Congratulation on your first Ribbon! Beautiful!
Well deserved one...
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03/22/2004 12:58:55 AM
Very cool on your first ribbon! And a well deserved one at that. Awesome portrait and the only one that I think used negative space to it's advantage! Can't wait to see how ya follow it up!
TC
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03/22/2004 12:54:06 AM
Gorgeous portrait! Absolutely lovely!
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03/22/2004 12:44:36 AM
Beautiful portrait - thank you for sharing.
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03/22/2004 12:25:50 AM
DEEP..BEAUTIFUL
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03/22/2004 12:20:33 AM
Kabayan!!

Wow!!!Galing-galing mo nman...Buti kpa may ribbon na.....galing ng mga kuha mo bro...Mabuhay ka!!
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03/22/2004 12:20:04 AM
Great start for the D70!
This was my favorite photo of the challenge; I just can stop looking back at her.
Hypnosis?
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03/22/2004 12:18:07 AM
beautiful portrait! congrats:)
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03/22/2004 12:12:52 AM
Congratulations very nice work!
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03/22/2004 12:11:20 AM
This was by far my fave of the challenge. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2004 08:59:02 PM
Excellent. Great composition and lighting. Love everything about this shot - even her stare. Wonderful shot!
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03/21/2004 06:55:33 PM
Wonderful portrait The eyes are amazing!
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03/21/2004 10:29:55 AM
With a model like this, you are bound to success! :) 8
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03/21/2004 09:52:00 AM
The hair blowing across her face is what does it for this photo. I get the sense of movement by it and at the same time her eyes are looking at me in a frozen stare. Good composition, the negative space on the right in the direction of the wind blowing is a good touch. I also like the way the thumb is pointing in that direction. I personally would have done a little extra photoshop work on the eyes, a slight bit sharper and also I would have dodged the whites of the eyes to make them a tiny bit lighter.
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03/20/2004 10:13:03 AM
well done. i like the tight DOF and the offset position of your subject.
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03/20/2004 07:35:17 AM
Its good so expect to do well. I would prefer a tighter crop and maybe a bit more contrast. good luck
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03/20/2004 03:33:05 AM
I like the expresion, the hair acros the face, the skin color against the white shirt, all very good. But it is missing something, maybe needs a totally white background to add impact. A strong light against the wall.
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03/19/2004 05:13:48 PM
beautiful ! i reallly think it's real, and alive, carries a great deal of emotion to the outside world, even out of the monitor!
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03/18/2004 11:33:52 PM
One of my favorites. Great expression and color- nicely done. Minor nitpicks... the blown-out collar, soft focus on the hand and the red spot by the nose that could have easily been fixed. Still great. 9
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03/18/2004 10:23:47 PM
This is a great pose. Sharper on those eyes and then softening up the rest of the face (the nose seems most prominent and focused). Very good
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03/18/2004 05:46:58 PM
gorgeous
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03/18/2004 12:29:17 PM
the light grey border is a distraction...the crop you chose is very nice...gives a good contrast between your model and the background...I really like the way the hair is blowing back across her face...she has amazing eyes...looks very comfortable posing...nice job
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03/17/2004 08:48:44 PM
Looks a little blurry. Did you use a very low F stop or something? If so, did you do it on purpose??
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03/17/2004 04:03:34 PM
Very nice composition and use of negative space, the color is so warm and crisp that it reinforces the look - very cool. - 8
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03/16/2004 11:36:04 PM
A great pose and expression. Possibly its a little sharper in full size.
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03/16/2004 09:26:09 PM
What a great expression! Such confidence. I love the flowing hair, however I think a reflector or small light source from the right side would help balance the lighting. :)
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03/16/2004 05:58:12 PM
This is a really great picture, one of my top three from the challenge. composition and lighting (to me) appears really spot on. 10
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03/16/2004 04:51:15 PM
nice!! love the serious look and the hint of color in her eyes!!
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03/16/2004 04:20:32 PM
beautiful
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03/16/2004 04:04:16 PM
A great capture of the subject's personality - something every portrait should strive to do. I like the tones and the lighting.
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03/16/2004 12:40:29 PM
Hey! My eyes are getting heavy... Seriously -- I like this portrait a lot, except for the hair on her face. Good composition, good capture of a mood, nice framing, good background. Just cut out the hair... lol
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03/16/2004 11:26:06 AM
Marvelous work. Just a tiny, tiny bit soft, especially in the eyes, but a stunning image. 9
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03/16/2004 09:34:05 AM
Wonderful!! 10
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03/16/2004 09:19:06 AM
To me, this needs to be cropped verticle. It would match the shape of her head. Nice eyes though.
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03/16/2004 07:35:21 AM
Very intense...unique in the group. 9.
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03/15/2004 10:53:47 PM
very nice I like this skin tone is very good
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03/15/2004 09:41:07 PM
nicely done...the focus is good....nice gradient background...the hand on the shoulder added some drama...gave you 9 for this...
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03/15/2004 08:48:31 PM
Nicely done.
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03/15/2004 06:06:20 PM
outstanding work!
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03/15/2004 03:06:17 PM
I don't really like the crop, other than that it's very nice.
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03/15/2004 03:03:23 PM
Really a nice photo of this young girl. Beautiful really.
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03/15/2004 02:16:46 PM
Nice composition,fascinating expression - great portrait.
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03/15/2004 01:33:42 PM
This has got to be one of my favorites! Love the composition and the wisps of hair across her face. The lighting is very nice. It has a soft feeling to it but sharp details. You titled it well, she has very intriguing eyes. A lovely subject. She looks very casual and natural.
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03/15/2004 12:53:23 PM
sharper focus would have got you a 10 but still I´ll give you a 7
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03/15/2004 11:25:01 AM
Well i can say that this is a beautifull photo since all the ingredients seem in harmony and the colors are just great + excellent model she's very relaxed to the camera. good job
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03/15/2004 11:13:25 AM
focus is a little soft, but still i think this is the best photo in the challenge. lots of emotion in this one
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03/15/2004 09:55:06 AM
The border is a bit thick for my tastes. Otherwise, I like this portrait very much. 8
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03/15/2004 09:41:18 AM
This is an excellent portrait. I like the wind-blown hair. Having her hand in the frame seems to add something for me as well. I don't really know what it is but it works.

"It is easy to make a picture of someone and call it a portrait. The difficulty lies in making a picture that makes the viewer care about a stranger." - Paul Strand"
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03/15/2004 09:05:13 AM
good work
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03/15/2004 08:53:57 AM
Lovely 10
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03/15/2004 08:42:18 AM
Nice composition and exposure..also like the strands of hair across the face which adds a random feel to the image
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03/15/2004 08:14:35 AM
Nice expression on her face, nice crop and a beautiful model. Good job
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03/15/2004 07:26:53 AM
oh yeah, that's a good one!
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03/15/2004 03:59:03 AM
Love the strands of hair and skin tones and the lighting is excellent - good use of negative soace to provide balance.
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03/15/2004 02:26:13 AM
Nice beautiful portrait... nothing to say, Good luck on this challange!
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03/15/2004 12:27:31 AM
Really hypnotic. The pose, expression and blowing hair is what makes this unique. I give it a 10.

Good luck...
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03/15/2004 12:08:30 AM
Awesome shot! 10 -danny
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