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A Tribute

A Tribute
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Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-12
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: nikon coolpix 4500
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Desaturate it, A Tribute To The Aged Person [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-15 3:54
Viewed: 2729
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I see her evryday. She was by the foot of the bridge leading up to the temple, the same bridge that I always pass across when I go to school everyday. Three months ago, I didn't see her anymore.

Last week, before I left for Vietnam, I asked. With my broken Thai, I did inquire where is the old lady. With my broken Thai, I couldn't make up their answer. Well, I didn't wish to have some of my friends translate it. I didn't want a confirmation of my wild thoughts.

Anyway, I should have posted this earlier but I didn't. Today, a few days after Thai New Year (Songkran) I think I have to. This is my tribute to her.

I desaturated the background to make her standout.

Timotey, eleparc, yerevantsi, luis_paulino, mortijo, Rupes, nwoehnl, Tim, Isabelle, alitheniceguy has marked this note useful
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Very beautiful and full of emotion picture. The desaturated background lets us focus on this woman. Very nice.

This is an exceptionnal shot Manny. the desaturation of the background is very effective and this portrait very subtle and loving. Very you in one word!
glad to hear from you.. how is your trip to Vietnam?

You brought us colorful memories of this woman.
Very rich composition. At first, I thought I'd like to see her face, but...

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  • Derek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 25 N: 88] (311)
  • [2004-04-15 6:19]

The desaturation suits this composition very well Manny....it transfers a little more life into this frail woman.Perhaps she has now crossed another bridge into another world.

Another good photo from you. I like the desaturation effect in this photo. very very nice. :)

Beautiful. The picture and the note. Very emotional. The disaturation does a lot of good to this photo.

Well done Manny, this is a very rich and moving picture, the vivid colours on a desaturated background certainly bring the emotions to the fore. Great contrast and sharpness, good subject and excellent angle.
Well done.
Ps. thanks for commenting on my work, I appreciate it a great deal.

Very moving work, Manny. The shot by itself would already be outstanding, but your post-processing and the context provided by your note really lifts it up to a whole new meaning. Just great.

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  • Tim Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 18 N: 240] (1139)
  • [2004-04-15 18:41]


Just the type of picture I had in mind for the theme folder entitled, "A Tribute to the Aged Person." It's a good thing to respect the older generation. Here in the US, the elderly often don't receive the respcet due them. Thanks for sharing this wonderful picture and God's best to you, Tim

Good desaturation, shes not too bright afterwards, and it brings out the fact that this is her home, there are no walls or windows to look through here. Great shot, but i feel the composition could be better... lower? different angle? i think its too central for this subject IMO. ( i'm rating your work against your own high standard; i like this shot.)

i really would rather see her smiling to you, comfotably sat in a huge couch, surrounded by flowers.

Lovely one Manuel. Nice text. Were u able to open your RAW files?? You you think the quality is better?

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