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alecnorman


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date: Jan 4, 2008
Aperture: f14
ISO: 1/250
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 7.0774
Avg (commenters): 8.4019
Avg (participants): 7.1121
Avg (non-participants): 6.8875
Views since voting: 4934
Views during voting: 820
Votes: 517
Comments: 128
Favorites: 23 (view)


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05/08/2009 04:29:40 PM
Magnificent image.
03/20/2009 03:33:13 PM
I really like this BW portrait. Great tones, texture and composition. Amazing.
03/19/2009 10:50:20 PM
GORGEOUS portrait! Love it!
03/18/2009 04:24:41 PM
This should ribbon for sure, great portrait.
03/18/2009 12:19:55 PM
fantastic and a perfect one for B&W
03/18/2009 12:03:49 PM
Definitely one of the best of challenge!!!
03/18/2009 10:49:07 AM
This was my blue ribbon pick
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03/18/2009 10:11:39 AM
WOW - what a great finish and so well deserved. Congrats. That's quite a feat among over 1100~
03/18/2009 08:10:43 AM
Congrats on top 10! The child eye focus is incredible! Love it! Great lighting!
03/18/2009 03:35:24 AM
Congrats on the top 10, but I believe you should have placed higher :-) I adore this shot.
03/18/2009 03:32:17 AM
had this as a ribboner.. great work. Actually thought this might be Librido throwing us a slight curveball.
03/18/2009 03:04:11 AM
hi alec, rene enriquez here. so this is where you've been hanging out. :-)

excellent b&w conversion! congratulations!
03/18/2009 01:34:56 AM
This is great. Placing 7th out of 1,113 entries is not a bad achievement. Thank you all for your votes and comments.

Message edited by author 2009-03-18 02:31:37.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:01:50 PM
Your B&W conversion is impeccable, I hope you put your steps in the comments. I find this quite emotive, I get the feeling that this is some type of solemn event. Well done.
03/17/2009 09:42:31 PM
WOW, great lighting, focus and BW treatment. I wish model was looking into the camera for me to bump my vote from 9 to 10.
03/17/2009 09:09:10 PM
Nice light.
03/17/2009 07:58:09 PM
Great black and white, nice composition.
03/17/2009 06:19:24 PM
I can see why this would be one of your favorites! Nice job on the b&w conversion, lighting and keeping the details of her scarf from being overexposed.
03/17/2009 06:12:55 PM
This is beautiful, I love the way the cloth and her hair work together to create softness.
03/17/2009 06:02:23 PM
Stunning image.... and she's quite a beautiful young lady.
03/17/2009 05:49:25 PM
8.
03/17/2009 02:44:01 PM
Beautiful shot. Love the High contrast. Perfect. 10
03/17/2009 01:12:06 PM
that's a beautiful image!
03/17/2009 01:03:27 PM
Beautiful BW... I like the composition, too.
03/17/2009 12:38:13 PM
Stunningly beautiful face, nice composition - great shot!
03/17/2009 11:17:20 AM
Congratulations on this! This is beautifully done!
03/17/2009 10:25:42 AM
Lovely detailed b&w with really good use of lighting. Nice smooth tones. 8
03/17/2009 01:04:56 AM
Incredible portrait... beautiful girl, and great textures in the cloth.
03/16/2009 11:55:59 PM
I really like the b/w treatment of the image
03/16/2009 10:56:00 PM
everything works here if they had a 10+ this would be my first
03/16/2009 10:36:23 PM
She is beautiful and you captured it.
03/16/2009 10:29:51 PM
I can see why this is your favorite! Sublime. Toning, comp, expression.
03/16/2009 10:23:16 PM
The detail in that cloth is what makes this picture, to me.
03/16/2009 08:53:49 PM
Beautiful light, beautiful expression, nice lines, wonderful! 10
03/16/2009 08:50:21 PM
Just beautiful.
03/16/2009 08:37:20 PM
Tres excellent capture! Your b/w conversion is spot spot spot on. Great tones.
03/16/2009 07:10:12 PM
The light is completely magnificent. A stunning image of a beautiful girl.
03/16/2009 07:03:12 PM
Beautiful model and a lovely composition.
03/16/2009 06:47:52 PM
We've seen a lot of kid photos in the challenge. I think this is best in class. Really a terrific photo. The position of her hand and the fabric take this one up several notches.
03/16/2009 06:22:44 PM
Exquisite, exotic, provocative +1
03/16/2009 03:33:32 PM
Very beautiful. 10 from me.
03/16/2009 11:04:12 AM
Amazing... Perfect lighting, tonal range, and composition. The b/w conversion is outstanding. Bumping up. Again to 10 and Favorite.
03/16/2009 10:35:29 AM
well taken
seven from me
brano
03/16/2009 10:03:08 AM
This is truly a gem !
Pure beauty and perfect editing for an awesome result.
I wish you win this challenge but we are many people with many taste and many perceptions...
This is surely one of the most captivating photo I ever have seen, a photo I would like to have at home to admire it every day.
I'm under a magic spell.
my vote 10
03/16/2009 03:57:05 AM
outstanding light bumping to 8
03/16/2009 01:57:38 AM
Gorgeous image. Love the light. 9
03/16/2009 01:39:13 AM
Beautiful young girl and the details in this is simply superb.
03/15/2009 08:11:52 PM
Interesting cloth. Nice lighting.
03/15/2009 05:47:43 PM
nice good in black and white.
03/15/2009 04:29:30 PM
beautiful in so many ways
03/15/2009 11:59:09 AM
Superb portrait. The toning choice was perfect
03/15/2009 11:09:28 AM
such a pretty young girl. reminds me of how wonderful our childern are and how fast they grow. 9!
03/15/2009 10:40:45 AM
A top contender for me, thus a 10 for this gorgeous portrait.
03/15/2009 09:54:11 AM
Wonderful portrait, the pose, the lighting and composition are excellent.
03/15/2009 08:03:03 AM
One of only three photos in this large challenge I gave a 10. Black and white was perfect. Great detail, contrast and texture
03/15/2009 06:22:17 AM
Beautiful portrait with nice light and textures.
03/15/2009 05:26:24 AM
Great composition and awesome lighting. Captivating subject. Very nice work.
03/14/2009 09:14:52 PM
Beautiful image. 9 Gorgeous lighting
03/14/2009 05:26:14 PM
The tones and B&W conversion in this are wonderful. A beautiful girl and a great photo.
03/14/2009 05:18:33 PM
Coming back to comment...

Gorgeous, stunning light! Bumping up to a 10.
03/14/2009 04:20:07 PM
Absolutely exquisite. This is fine art material. Glorious detail, the lines and position of her arm and shawl, the lighting on her face. A fave
03/14/2009 03:40:48 PM
Black and white, a pure painting of light
03/14/2009 03:17:51 PM
Beautiful shot! I'd be curious to see what it looked like with her not in an exact profile. Also, if she's holding her hand out in front like that, it might make more sense if she was looking at her hand. Otherwise it looks a little forced. this is nitpicking--it's beautiful. - 8
03/14/2009 09:09:13 AM
very pretty, i imagine this is beautiful in color as well, i see it as being very colorful
03/14/2009 08:09:23 AM
Beautiful B & W portrait - not normally my cup of tea but this one definitely is!
03/14/2009 04:22:12 AM
awesome, beautiful lighting and composition. Very nice indeed
03/14/2009 12:11:25 AM
All those details in the fabric are so rich and really looks great in black and white. Beautifully taken portrait!
03/13/2009 08:40:31 PM
Stunning photo, amazing use of B&W. I love the composition and exposure! Excellent work, best of luck.
03/13/2009 05:16:15 PM
Beautiful image with clarity and catchlight in the eye.
03/13/2009 03:17:23 PM
beautiful tones make for a captivating image. well conceived. 8
03/13/2009 03:06:48 PM
Great Portrait, beautifully composed and lit!
03/13/2009 02:56:57 PM
Great tones and clarity. One of my favourites.
03/13/2009 01:15:21 PM
Beautifully lit, extraordinarily presented, a pleasure to view.
03/13/2009 11:25:37 AM
This is the best portrait I've seen. The cloth is so beautifully shown that it almost detracts from the face, but once you look closer, the skin tones are wonderful. Great shot!
03/13/2009 06:12:58 AM
excellent b&W tones. 7
03/13/2009 04:52:47 AM
I am inspired! Beautiful! I love the lighting and I think it is really good in B&W. Nicely done.
03/13/2009 04:09:33 AM
great focus and composition
03/13/2009 03:51:55 AM
Perfectly lit, I do feel it could do with a little more space up top
03/13/2009 03:16:43 AM
Excellent portrait with a good composition and great preservation of details in the subject. The image is very sharp and the monochrome treatment is very nice.
03/13/2009 12:38:14 AM
Beautiful photo. great sharpness and tones. Nice job!
03/12/2009 11:48:36 PM
Beautiful, a really well done (studio?) portrait.
03/12/2009 10:47:11 PM
The pose is nice and the girl is beautiful and the background works well! Well done!
03/12/2009 10:34:28 PM
Oh wow, this is breathtaking... love it!
03/12/2009 08:40:50 PM
Gorgeous! So many beautiful textures and patterns, but the most captivating thing about the photo is, of course, the focus apparent in the lovely model's eyes.
03/12/2009 08:38:57 PM
Beautiful b/w.
03/12/2009 08:17:25 PM
Love the light in this one.
03/12/2009 07:28:14 PM
Wonderful tones. Great lighting. 9
03/12/2009 05:55:59 PM
Absolutely amazing. I try to give some constructive criticism when I comment; but how can I when the shot is perfect!
03/12/2009 05:21:10 PM
fab
03/12/2009 05:10:50 PM
Nice lighting and expression. Very nice.
03/12/2009 04:00:34 PM
This is so precious
03/12/2009 02:04:44 PM
I like the lighting and her eyes. 9
03/12/2009 01:50:54 PM
love the lighting on the face. the composition is good, too. came back to bump. 8
03/12/2009 01:38:11 PM
The clarity on this shot is unbelieveable!! Everything is superb, the BW, the model and the exposure. Bravo!
03/12/2009 11:14:34 AM
Wow! I think this is fabulous. The subject is so interesting, and the black and white contrasts are excellent !
03/12/2009 09:55:48 AM
Beautiful! The lighting, the girl and the processing all combine to make one beautiful shot.
03/12/2009 06:43:19 AM
Absolutely lovely.
03/12/2009 05:06:58 AM
Lovely tones & clarity
03/12/2009 03:53:52 AM
Nice interesting portrait.
03/12/2009 03:47:23 AM
Hard to predict a top ten in this challenge, but I'll go out on a limb and also help it along with a big, fat, well-deserved 10.
03/12/2009 01:11:19 AM
beautiful
03/11/2009 11:37:12 PM
Well done. This is one of my favorites thus far in the challenge. Great lighting.
03/11/2009 11:20:30 PM
This is a beautiful b&w portrait!
03/11/2009 10:49:36 PM
Oh, this is good. The composition is great, and what an interesting subject!
03/11/2009 10:07:44 PM
What a beautiful girl, pose and image in b/w. Just beautiful.
03/11/2009 07:47:40 PM
Black and white works good here, well done.
03/11/2009 07:17:56 PM
The details and lighting are wonderful. Excellent contrasts, a lovely b&w.
03/11/2009 07:10:04 PM
This is one of the best so far - I love the light and tone to this
03/11/2009 06:53:32 PM
what a beautiful girl...really like the tones in your B&W
03/11/2009 03:44:41 PM
Lovely.
03/11/2009 03:34:57 PM
A gem indeed, figuratively and literally. How lovely she is. The lines of her sari and the delicate light, the tonal range - wow.
03/11/2009 03:04:07 PM
simply stunning,and the b/w color gives it so much more than color would.
my fav so far.
03/11/2009 02:55:50 PM
Beautiful
03/11/2009 02:39:05 PM
great shot
03/11/2009 02:25:30 PM
Wonderful. I love the lighting and the natural expression. 9
03/11/2009 01:24:46 PM
Lovely shot.
03/11/2009 01:20:10 PM
lovely details in the fabric.
03/11/2009 12:47:45 PM
Simply beautiful! Wonderful detail and great lines. 9
03/11/2009 12:05:02 PM
Beautiful portrait, I so want her to turn and look at me :)
03/11/2009 11:05:59 AM
Beautiful lighting nice bright whites.
03/11/2009 11:05:06 AM
i would love to see this in color but nice
03/11/2009 10:12:04 AM
No offense, but it looks just a tiny bit posed.
03/11/2009 08:16:50 AM
excellent black and white conversion. Lovely lighting also, well done.
03/11/2009 05:51:57 AM
Lovely portrait...
03/11/2009 03:47:32 AM
Lovely lighting in this!
03/11/2009 01:48:13 AM
Truly a lovely photograph of this beautiful girl. The B&W tonal ranges are absolutely superb! The lighting is also excellent. And there is just *something* about this young girl that captures and holds my attention. It is akin to that certain something that I see in Vermeer's painting of the Girl With The Peal Earring. Perhaps it is that I see she she is holding up the scarf to the light and perhaps daydreaming as she watches the light play on the folds and 'beads' of the scarf. She has this *look* that makes one stop to wonder what she is doing and what is she thinking. My very first favorite from this challenge...and that is saying something for I am VERY picky. Thank you for sharing this lovely portrait.
03/11/2009 01:20:19 AM
Oh my...an INSTANT 10!
03/11/2009 12:36:15 AM
beautiful... nice expression... 9


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