DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Touched by the Evening Light
2nd PlaceTouched by the Evening Light
librodo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Rajamangla Stadium, Bangkok
Date: Jun 15, 2004
Aperture: f2.8
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2004

I don't know her. Like me, she was watching the mass aerobic session in Rajamangla Stadium, Bangkok. I was desperate to have a good shot of the exercisers but to no avail. Then I saw her. And I saw her eyes behind the veil. She was an angel personified.

I have another shot of her and it was a tedious process for me to select which one to submit. I post the other one in my profile after the challenge.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 384
Avg (all users): 7.5407
Avg (commenters): 8.7586
Avg (participants): 7.4872
Avg (non-participants): 7.6981
Views since voting: 41418
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 209
Comments: 102
Favorites: 384 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
10/29/2010 04:50:11 PM
Beautiful
05/02/2009 10:01:09 AM
wonderfull
08/10/2008 04:00:57 PM
I really like the photograph.It is very delicatic and poetic.Thwank you for posting it.Harvey Sherman.
06/20/2008 08:21:18 PM
great!!
05/31/2008 03:08:35 AM
Masterful! congratulations on another amazing shot.
10/28/2007 12:27:13 AM
Love it
08/22/2007 06:40:06 AM
wonderful shot great you shared
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/01/2007 05:41:48 PM
Lens is a keeper please give us hint
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 10:28:55 PM
100% Beautiful!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2007 01:38:21 AM
I cannot remember ever seeing an image that affected me more. Not only is the subject "angelic" but you have captured her in a way that epitomizes what portraiture is all about. She appears magically in another world.

I wish I had been around to have voted on this. I hope that you will make this print available for purchase. It is wonderful.

Mike morris
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/29/2007 09:07:03 PM
beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/31/2006 12:29:15 PM
Absolutey gorgeous.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/06/2006 10:35:27 PM
Beautiful golden tones. A stunning work of art.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2006 07:23:53 PM
This has to be one of the nicest picture I've seen.... beautiful.... congrats..
Simpa
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2006 03:16:18 AM
You got a red for this???? I hope the blue is above yours on the fav list.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2006 06:01:19 PM
Your images are so magical. as they "touch " ones soul.....

Everyone of your images should be here, for everyone to see and learn the magic of your hands, eyes, and heart.....

Truely "breathtaking".....

I just "LOVE" all your work "librodo"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2006 12:41:24 PM
I love the light, and how it has outlined her hands and face, does wonders to the intensity of the shot. Amazing!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2005 07:25:42 AM

WOW............says it all
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/19/2005 01:35:16 AM
Beautiful photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/04/2005 09:07:14 PM
This is really stunningly beautiful. Perfect choice of tones too. Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2005 03:59:09 PM
Love the profile and the eye hidden by the veil!
Perfect composition and light! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/21/2005 01:45:05 PM
great one!
the sepia toning has done wonders to the pic!
nice work!
keep it up!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2005 09:38:04 PM
I've left comments on over seven hundred photos at this site and voted on thousands more. (A mere beginner...) There are just a handful of images that remain clearly in my mind; this is one of them. If this site produces the inspiration, the skill, the dogged determination in me to produce one photo as good as this, I shall consider my association with this site successful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2005 12:06:49 AM
Fantastic capture. This completely blew me away! This should have taken 1st place for sure! I wouldn't change anything here. As for the votes below a 6, they should be banned!! Would have recieved another 10 from me! I am adding to my favorites right now!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2005 09:41:47 PM
Simply stunning!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2004 03:11:22 PM
To see the eyes, then focus the camera and capture the beauty perfectly in this incredible photo requires skill that I'll envy for years to come!

Excellent photograph! I truly love it...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/24/2004 11:58:22 AM
wonderful atmosphere, light and good composed. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/24/2004 11:17:31 AM
Great Photo. I would have given it a 10. Chalk up another favorite photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/03/2004 10:48:51 PM
Perfect image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2004 04:59:09 PM
Fantastic shot. Lighting and framing is spot-on
1
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2004 07:38:34 AM
Brilliant, perfect shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/13/2004 02:21:25 PM
Very, very beautiful. It's like I can feel the texture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/13/2004 08:34:13 AM
Very good shot. Bellisima !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/13/2004 08:19:31 AM
Manny this is fantastic! The look, the color, the tones. Keep on giving it to us!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/13/2004 06:08:32 AM
awe-inspiring!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2004 01:30:46 AM
Impeccable.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/10/2004 09:49:29 PM
Your photographic skills and the D70 works great together. Totally awesome photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/09/2004 07:52:24 PM
Congratulations, Manny...this is simply a breathtaking image. Wonderful! wink.gif
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/09/2004 09:29:23 AM
absolutely beautiful, one of my favorites of the entire site and it should've taken the blue ribbon!. I'd like to see a copy though with less sharpening, the nose is generally an area I try to avoid oversharpening on because of the large pores. Sometimes I go back and blur the pores a bit to make them less noticeable, the sharp/grain look looks fine everywhere else, but overall ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I love the color treatment and the composition with the eye/veil/hand.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/09/2004 09:04:19 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Manny! I'm gonna go against the grain here (and I'm sure even more people will dislike me because of it), but this picture just doesn't do anything for me. I'm not sure why, since so many other people can't believe how it awesome it is. Strange! Maybe it is because I found the moir­­é pattern in the veil, the shiny spot on her nose and "graininess" of her skin distracting? In any event, trying to understand this discontinuity between so many others calling this photo "perfect" and me not seeing it as anything out-of-the-ordinary is something I'm gonna have to think about, because apparently I'm missing something... But in your case, I would keep up what your doing, 'cause everybody else loves it! Congrats again!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 10:31:11 PM
FINALLY a well deserved ribbon. Jesus. Of all the crap that gets' ribbons. This Shot deserves first place, without question. yes, the angel shot is nice, it's cute in fact. But this, this. This is a photgraph. Outstanding, simply outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 09:32:37 PM
congratulations, go for more ribbons
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 07:07:25 PM
this is fan tastic man! one of the best i have seen in a long time!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 06:06:13 PM
Please show me the original and how you post processed? This is a perfect photograph. A 15 score. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 05:46:45 PM
Amazing Manny, as is all your work. Anything you submit lately is a pleasure to look at! Congrats again.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 04:27:50 PM
my only other 10 this challenge, which is funny because i have never picked the winners before! beautiful shot--congrats on your ribbon.

p.s. i just realized you arent in my favorites--and i have no earthly idea why! adding you now.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 10:19:42 AM
THANK YOU very much. I am here now in the Philippines and I was in the airplane when the results came out. I can't wait to get in the internet to check how did my picture fare. I am extremely happy to ribbon.

As what I've told you in the note, I don't know who this lady is. I had taken two good shots of her and I will post the other picture as soon as I get to connect my laptop to the internet.

Thanks for the votes guys.

To Heida, I know you will win he moment I saw your picture.

And to others, a job well-done. Placing 2nd despite the many outstanding pictures is a big big thing for me.

And those who voted 1, 2 and 3 for this picture, thanks for reminding me that the picture is far from perfect and that I still have a lot to learn.
07/08/2004 10:07:10 AM
Manny, I didn`t think it was possible for your portrait work to get any better..but you just proved me wrong.
I think I said all I can in my original comment..so all that remains is to add it to my favourites.

Congratulations.

Gordon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 09:38:57 AM
librodo this is a stunning image. love the story behind it too!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 08:53:38 AM
I didn't get to this shot while voting - but it's beautiful. Great job and congrats on the ribbon :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 08:48:26 AM
Extremely beautiful man!
Congratualations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 07:07:55 AM
Manny you rock!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 05:21:50 AM
Congratulatiosn Manny. This one sure diserved the ribbon. It is lovely.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 04:29:32 AM
Powerful stuff. 'Nough said! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 03:06:37 AM
This whas one of the first images I saw in this challenge and it remained my best till the end. Excellent work, verry well deserved ribbon. I wish there would be atleast one explanation for the 1's, 2's and 3's it recived... Anyways, a masterpiece!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 01:52:05 AM
Heavens to Murgatroid this is good!

Not just good, awesome. One of the best photo's I've seen on this site in a long time! You had quite the unfortunate luck to be in the same challenge as Heida's shot, otherwise the blue woulda been yours!

Nice work!

Lee
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:44:39 AM
Another well deserved ribbon Manny! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:42:00 AM
gorgeous! congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:24:25 AM
clearly one of the best portraits I´ve ever seen!
Congrats on the ribbon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:22:21 AM
So, how do you manage so well to show someone's soul? To say congratulations seems somehow inadequate but is the best I can come up with this evening. Amazing image!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:12:57 AM
You've managed to capture a very special candid here, congrats on the well deserved ribbon...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:09:03 AM
Stunning portrait. I love that her eye is barely visible through the fine cloth.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:08:44 AM
Congrats Manuel,

I just knew this would be in the top 3!!

Absolutely stunning!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:07:32 AM
Very beautiful photo. Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:05:26 AM
Congratulations. You are amazing. This was my top pic. dan
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:04:20 AM
Absolutely beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:04:06 AM
Wonderful, Wonderful shot! Perfect!

-danny
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2004 12:03:02 AM
One of my favs from the challenge; congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 09:58:41 PM
Lovely. Nice pose and composition. I like the lighting and the sepia. Maybe a bit grainy.. All in all, very nicely done. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2004 09:51:21 PM
Just a little grainy, but a very nice overall image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2004 08:47:32 PM
brilliant!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2004 11:19:58 AM
Perfect lighting and the great pose help make this a very mysterious image. The sepia is nice but it also makes the white border very obvious. (My feeling is that if you notice the border, it's a bit distracting.)

I expect this to finish in the top group.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2004 07:36:08 AM
Beautiful tones, great composition. Very powerful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2004 04:47:08 PM
I was hoping my photo would place in the top three. I looked through the entries and thought, surely my photo would place in the top three. But this. . .This deserves the top ribbon. Beautifully done. 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2004 02:30:01 PM
angle and monochromatic aspects separate this shot from the rest. One of my ribbon picks this challenge. 9 as presented (the hot spot right near subjects eye is the brightest spot on the frame and washes out the eye a bit too much)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2004 09:31:40 AM
Stunning work. I have a feeling this is one of those images, that, if we were able to view it with a darker surround, ti would show even more detail. The textures are wonderful.. love the toning and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2004 04:39:39 PM
Really very good I think. One can feel the personality from the model and also the photograper! So this is my first ten.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2004 10:08:07 AM
My favorite of the challenge. What a wonderful feeling to this photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2004 03:57:19 PM
Stunning! Cropping, lighting, toning - all perfect. The quality of light just blows me away. Composition is superb...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2004 06:27:16 PM
Nice composition and lighting. Good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2004 05:42:47 AM
What a beatiful image. Excellent use of light and a very thoughtful, peaceful pose. I matbe would have cropped a little from the left - but that's just me being picky. Very well done (9)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2004 11:41:17 PM
A winner. very well done and so pleasing to look at. Timeless!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2004 07:59:37 PM
Very interesting!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2004 02:01:11 PM
Great picture, this is what I would expect from a good professional photographer.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2004 10:03:49 AM
Wow, really nice tones. Personally I would have liked to see the eyes. But still congrats!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2004 07:37:58 AM
I would like to comment fully on this image but it would probably take a week to finish. I love everything about it.
Composition, tones, textures, lighting.. all superb.
This has got to win a ribbon..fantastic work...10 but I would like to give more.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 11:32:27 PM
OMG, this is just perfect. There's not a single thing I'd do differently. I can definitely see this as a print. Love the hues and the clean and simple composition. There's nothing that distracts, in some way, it's like a silhouette, but you also have the details to keep you interested. Hope you get a ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 11:15:17 PM
O wow! A lovely shot! Only thing not PERFECT, imo, is... I wish it were her away-from-the camera hand near her face! 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 07:54:29 PM
Stunning composition and tone.
One of the better shots in this Challenge! ((9))
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 07:39:03 PM
top ten if not a ribbon.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 06:43:07 PM
Lovely
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 06:23:00 PM
I really like this portrait. The use of sepia tone works very well. The lighting is beautiful and dramatic. The balance of the dark figure on the left and the bright area on the right is wonderful. My only wish would be to see her eye a bit more clearly but that is a minor issue as the rest is so beautifully moving.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 06:15:34 PM
absolutely stunning image. great toning, taking advantage of the light, the right parts are just in focus and the noise adds greatly to the image. composition is excellent. the small amount of light between hand and neck is the SLIGHTEST bit distracting - tone it down a tad? overall excellent. now if i could just vote :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 04:36:23 PM
nice colors here....I like the mood of this photo too....nice job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 02:50:32 PM
This is simply stunning...I am in awe. What beatiful tones and lighting. I'd give it an 11 if I could. :o)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 01:52:44 PM
very well done. love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 12:01:50 PM
I'm sure this is a Muslim woman, beautifuly captured. Great tone too. I hope this gets a ribbon...

Good luck...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 08:28:16 AM
Great 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 07:35:32 AM
Amazing!! No words.. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 07:23:20 AM
Exelent
a 10 from me
this could be the winner
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 12:09:04 AM
This is absolutely stunning!!! Everything is perfect. I'll be shocked if this isn't at the top of the heap!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 12:03:20 AM
Beautiful, good luck to you! - 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 04/24/2019 04:14:02 PM EDT.