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S O N A L I  2
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-09-19
Categories: Friends/Family
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 50 mm/f1.8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful girls II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 7:11
Viewed: 3487
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sonali again.

She can look as strong as a steel and as delicate as a helpless girl. Here, she is the former.
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  • woody Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 61 N: 140] (712)
  • [2007-09-27 7:18]

Hello Manuel,
This is an excellent capture. I love the strong B&W tones, which couples with the expression on Sonali's face passes a very strong vibration. The proportions are perfect as usual. Congratulations.

great range of tones, and close cropping.
her eyes are hard as metal, yet her hair and composure are so feminine.

Great strong portrait.
I love the dark tones and the texture on the skin that enphasises the bright eyes.

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2007-09-27 7:36]

A very fine photograph of a fiery looking woman!

It has been a while since I saw your work here. I have just been looking at your latest at PBase and DPP. I admire your dedication to photography. It does not look like it is just a hobby now.


Hi Manuel!Wonderful!!!Nice portrait.I like it.

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  • mcnk Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 11 N: 88] (747)
  • [2007-09-27 8:04]

This is exceptional.
It has a 'National Geographic' type quality to it.
I can only aspire to pictures like this.

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  • vangel (6)
  • [2007-09-27 8:51]

Manuel,great shot.B&W suits very much.Thanx for sharing, Vangel

wonderful bw portrait,
wonderful eyes.
well done

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-09-27 9:46]

Very beautiful!! Great B&W portret!


Hi Manuel,

Superb portrait,lovely eyes just like mirrors and great skin tones

the composition and the black and white is perfect
here eyes are stunning
maybe there should me a little more eye contact

Your work is excellent here as always, Manny, and an inspiration to many on TL. You have a great deal of admirers and many imitators also.

Personally, I do find it sad that you don't share your extensive PP techniques in your photos, and that you seldom critique others here, because you obviously have so much to offer - but I understand doing either of those things would be a conflict of commercial interests to you now. Somehow that doesn't seem to fit the spirit of TL.

Anyway, congratulations on showing to us all the potential of portraiture at least.


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  • bazsa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 3] (2936)
  • [2007-09-27 16:10]

Hello Manny,
Splendid portrait again. Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.
Best Regards. -bazsa

wonderfull and very interesting portrait

pure beauty

Hi Manny,

Nice shot, contrast color and shading.
I love this portrait.
I think want to learn something from you to improve my portrait shot. :)

Anyway TFS,

Amazing portrait you're doing here !
I appreciate the strong tones. Good focus point (enough to see you in the reflection of the eyes)

Hello, Manuel!

I am amazed. Your gallery is spectacular, and seeing your photos has inspired me to save up for my own Nikon D200 camera. :D
You have an art that overcomes all of your shots that I have seen. They are truely amazing!
As for the technicalities towards this photo, they're spectacular, as usual. The only thing I could see that would improve this photo is having it in colour. Although black and white is always great, when it comes to this particular photo I think colour would suit it more...of course I can't say too much until I have seen the original version with colour, unless you shot this in black and white out of the camera.
Anyways, if you happen to post this photo in a workshop or something with the original colour, please inform me! I would like to see it. (:

TFS, great job!

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  • Tzazu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 266 W: 31 N: 77] (3500)
  • [2007-10-26 4:58]

Hermosísimo. Nada más que añadir.

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  • Uza Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 17] (1046)
  • [2007-10-26 9:56]

i'm really impressed. this portrait is amazing. you have right. there is power in her eyes - not only graphic softwear ;)
great used DOF and all this black and white and brown tones ...

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-10-30 9:28]

excellent work as always interesting portrait in BW. very expressive eyes. Tfs


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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
  • [2007-11-13 15:03]

Wonderfull portrait Manuel. I can agree with the strongness of her appearance.TFS

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  • Nao Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 42 W: 20 N: 69] (1117)
  • [2008-01-07 17:20]


What a wonderful portrait! It is amazing! Everything is so perfect. Model is very nice looking. i love your portfolio! Congrats!


More than beautiful.

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