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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lines (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: Mar 8, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2005

one of 2000+ photos I took in Thailand over the last 2 weeks. This woman was an elder in a Hill Tribe in Chiang Mai, which is about 1400KM north of Bangkok. I went on a 4-day trek and lived with two families in their homes. An experience I can't even begin to describe.

Just finished editing the ones I'm going to edit and will be posting some in my portfolio later this evening.

*edit...here's the link to some of them: //www.dpchallenge.com/portfolio.php?USER_ID=6388&collection_id=6688

Thanks for lookin'.

P

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 338
Avg (all users): 6.9315
Avg (commenters): 7.7200
Avg (participants): 6.8493
Avg (non-participants): 7.0959
Views since voting: 6661
Votes: 219
Comments: 70
Favorites: 18 (view)


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08/20/2005 12:54:50 AM
older people pictures are cool. neat shot.
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08/20/2005 12:34:03 AM
What an outstanding portrait! The detail of her face is spectacular. The skin tones are spot on. Great placement in the shot. Way to go, dude!!!
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03/26/2005 07:31:03 PM
obviously an outstanding photo...

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03/26/2005 03:53:46 AM
My comment (It must be you)
meant: Manny, it must be you!

So it was a compliment, however you say you couldnt learn from Manny I think he gave you at least a bit of his Magic!

Great photo!
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03/24/2005 10:21:01 PM
Originally posted by kiwiness:

So you went to Thailand and never invited me along for the trip? Shame on you!!! Congrats on the ribbon anyway.... your next stop is Germany!


you have an open invite to join me wherever I go, whenever I go there. good enough? :)
03/24/2005 06:21:34 PM
So you went to Thailand and never invited me along for the trip? Shame on you!!! Congrats on the ribbon anyway.... your next stop is Germany!
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03/23/2005 07:01:54 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Amazing detail in this face and you captured it perfectly!
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03/22/2005 11:17:48 PM
Congrats! This is one heck of a shot!
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03/22/2005 02:02:53 PM
I thought this was the Blue. Amazing photo... :)
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03/22/2005 06:39:32 AM
Excellent - great to see one the more interesting photographers here back on the front page (and in very good company, too). The trip sounds extraordinary. Wonderful work.
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03/21/2005 09:07:12 PM
Congratulations! I love this image, and I am glad that a non superphotoshoped image got a ribbon!

Thank you!
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03/21/2005 08:12:09 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon with this wonderful capture of expression. Beautifully done!
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03/21/2005 04:44:24 PM
Good to see you back in the ribbons Peter- congrats! Looks like you got this one on your first Thai. ;-)
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03/21/2005 01:08:30 PM
Congrats!! It's beautiful!!
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03/21/2005 12:22:00 PM
Like all of yours are, it is a super great picture and a very, very deserving challenge ribbon winner.
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03/21/2005 10:53:06 AM
Pedro - Congrats are in order... but wow - this is outstanding! Excellent idea for the challenge, love everything about it. You da man :-)
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03/21/2005 10:50:12 AM
Hey Pedro, great work, congrats on the ribbon :-)
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03/21/2005 10:41:40 AM
A divine portrait pedro.........You lucky thing!!
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03/21/2005 08:53:24 AM
Looks like the vacation has done you good. :-) Beautiful shot with such character.
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03/21/2005 08:36:21 AM
Congratulations.
I really didn't expect mine to do better than this one and was expecting to see yours on the front page anyway. Wonderful work.
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03/21/2005 07:59:37 AM
Originally posted by Pedro:

[quote=librodo] Well, now it can be said said that you beat me out of the ribbon race for 2005! Well-earned, my friend. The other challenge is still up for grabs! G'luck!

Manny


I thought it was first to win a blue...

BLUE? I only have ONE in my entire stint here in DPChallenge. I don't have any ribbon yet this 2005 and not one of my entries ever touched a 7+ yet. But there's nothing wrong with shooting for the star. I'm in it!

Manny
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03/21/2005 02:32:14 AM
Fantastic picture, I am so glad it ribboned. Congrats !

Message edited by author 2005-03-21 02:32:40.
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03/21/2005 02:11:58 AM
Originally posted by librodo:

Well, now it can be said said that you beat me out of the ribbon race for 2005! Well-earned, my friend. The other challenge is still up for grabs! G'luck!

Manny


I thought it was first to win a blue...

Well I'll take it...it's likely the only time I'd ever be lucky enough to beat you at much of anything related to photography :)

and so you know, Manny - my score was at 7.02 about 6 hours before the challenge ended. soooooo close :) and my Best Friends entry doesn't have a hope...

Thanks all for the comments. Busy loading the rest of my Thailand pix to my portfolio at the moment. There are even a few of the Infamous Librodo in there :D
03/21/2005 02:08:11 AM
wonderful image, I had this one on my ribbon-list as well. Congrats.
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03/21/2005 01:34:51 AM
Well, now it can be said said that you beat me out of the ribbon race for 2005! Well-earned, my friend. The other challenge is still up for grabs! G'luck!

Manny
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03/21/2005 01:18:12 AM
Congratulations, Personally I thought this was a blue.
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03/21/2005 12:46:20 AM
I originally gave you a 7. I am happy to see I gave you what you averaged. You deserved the ribbon!! Great exposure, clarity. I think your work is amazing, keep it up and enjoy your collection of ribbons
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03/21/2005 12:41:42 AM
You know how much I love you and your work; it is just always evolving and getting even more inspiring.
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03/21/2005 12:40:47 AM
Hey Pedro! Great work! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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03/21/2005 12:32:52 AM
oh my god, you lucky lucky son of a....

i had no idea you were on such an adventure. it sounds amazing. look forward to seeing your other photos from the trip.
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03/21/2005 12:28:38 AM
Man I thought this was librodo's ;) Congrats!
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03/21/2005 12:28:30 AM
You beat me by .001 imagine. Well done
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03/21/2005 12:24:57 AM
May this beautiful portrait inspire folks to honor this wisdom, the lined faces of our elders, revealing years of life experience and generations of history. Thanks for a great entry. Congrats on the Yellow!
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03/21/2005 12:20:35 AM
beautful work :)
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03/21/2005 12:19:48 AM
Pedro: what an image. it is like the portrait to end all portraits. Very good work, I am highly impressed. Congratulations on your yellow.
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03/21/2005 12:19:28 AM
lol...I think Les has you pegged.
it's a beautiful shot, P...you done good! :)
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03/21/2005 12:19:21 AM
Let me see....hmmm...must be Pedrodo. Beautiful shot and yes another deserved ribbon.
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03/21/2005 12:15:15 AM
trust you to go perving chicks :)
well done dude!
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03/21/2005 12:13:15 AM
Great interpretation and wonderful depth of field. A little dark in the eyes, but great anyway. Congrats.
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03/21/2005 12:11:25 AM
Beautiful Shot Pedro!
Congratulations on the win!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2005 09:24:59 AM
creative and interesting - one of my favorites this challenge (only suggestion is to darken the right side a bit as it detracts my eye from your main subject)
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03/20/2005 08:45:08 AM
she's very beautiful. excellent image. colors perfect. DOF, POV excellent. 9
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03/20/2005 02:10:15 AM
Nice image and great colour and detail
Background is a little distracting but overall a nice portrait and it fits the challenge
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03/19/2005 08:53:55 PM
Beautiful portrait. Excluding the background, everything is perfect !
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03/19/2005 01:47:23 PM
A great loving study ans winning instant recognition as an outstanding image in this challenge. Bumping up to 7
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03/18/2005 01:17:41 PM
Very nice shot. I really like the depth of field shown here. No distracting background. Actual shot or was that help from photoshop?
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03/18/2005 12:20:31 PM
Great photo. 9. I find it interesting that we all think that age is wisdom. I know a few people that are old and aren't very smart.
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03/17/2005 01:50:58 PM
Nice tones in the image, and good bokeh. I'd like a 3:2 crop though, where there's a little background on the left of her face too. But there's really good detail and a good interpretation of the challenge.
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03/16/2005 04:59:42 PM
This is the interpretation I idly thought about trying to convey but I couldn't think of a suitable model and I know I'd not have created as compelling an image as you have here. Even without eye contact you've created a connection, a sympathetic reaction, a curiousity about the subject and her life experiences. Nicely composed too.
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03/16/2005 01:32:12 PM
looks a bit oversharpened and/or ps'ed, good subject though
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03/16/2005 12:42:04 PM
Nice portrait shot!!!
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03/16/2005 11:40:08 AM
A classic. Both the picture and the model. She has an expression of charming resignation. Shy and coy yet the wisdom in her face is very evident. I like the fact that she's not looking at you as she seemed detached from the world and makes her float astral...background enhances the focus in her face.

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03/16/2005 05:35:52 AM
Love the picture. Great color usage and concept of idea.
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03/15/2005 04:36:04 PM
Great picture, nice take on the challenge. Hope it will do well (10)
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03/15/2005 02:55:03 PM
This image sure has a story to tell, wonderful face and the lighting is good...
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03/15/2005 10:21:46 AM
I love this picture, but I wish it wasn't so grainy: the edges are kind of jaggy, for instance look at her earring. But other than that, it's stupendous! Looks very librodo.
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03/15/2005 09:36:55 AM
Fantastic portrait and good idea to have age lines as a theme. Only wrinkle for me is that I feel a connection with the person, the colorful neck and earings, the expression, the lovely silver earlobe ovals and very little attraction toward the facial lines. Thanks for sharing. My favorite 5
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03/15/2005 06:13:48 AM
Beautifully composed and a perfect subject. 8.
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03/14/2005 06:35:43 PM
very nice
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03/14/2005 06:05:53 PM
Exquisite. The lighting, the color, the focus & DOF, the model, the expression, all lovely.
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03/14/2005 03:36:03 PM
Wonderful portrait!!!
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03/14/2005 03:31:59 PM
wonderful interpretation, fantastic tones, great DOF. i only wish that the detail was a bit sharper (perhaps camera shake?). i haven't seen all the entries yet, but i sincerely think it would have been a top 10 with the good ol' tripod. 7 as is.
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03/14/2005 01:59:04 PM
This looks like librodo's excellent portraiture - if not, congrats on the fantastic portrait!
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03/14/2005 01:41:35 PM
This is beautiful. Its impact would have exploded if she had been looking at you.
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03/14/2005 01:36:52 PM
like it a lot
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03/14/2005 12:57:17 PM
Beautiful picture. It's wonderful to have an opportunity to glorify age, isn't it? Good job!
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03/14/2005 07:16:47 AM
more facial lines
03/14/2005 02:48:16 AM
Incredibly nice prtrait. One of the two best "age lines" images IMO. There's a little too much too-bright on the right for my tastes, but the subject is SO rich...
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03/14/2005 02:36:04 AM
It must be you!
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03/14/2005 12:14:52 AM
awesome! :)
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