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Magsasaka (re-edited)

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Magsasaka
Magsasaka
(Farmer)

(Second Place Winner August 2010: Catch-All Category)

(Finalist April 2009: Travel and Place Category)

(Finalist January 2009: People Category)

This was taken in a rural area in my home country. To get this image, I walked miles of cornfields. He is proud of his land because this is where his family gets there daily living. I used a Canon 16-35 f2.8 lens with natural lighting.

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Jeffrey D. Estacio
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    Critique please. Thanks


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1/25/2009 11:48:14 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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OutSTANDING photo, Jeffrey. Brilliant work!


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1/25/2009 1:33:04 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Superb and stunning image, Jeffrey, outstanding capture!


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1/25/2009 4:34:18 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Jeffrey, welll done


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1/25/2009 5:09:22 PM

 
John G. Clifford Jr
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I like how you've emphasized the subject by darkening the background slightly, I like the lighting on the subject - it's dramatic - and I like the composition.

In fact, I like everything about this photo. This is a very good photo.


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1/26/2009 10:13:16 AM

 
Tammy D. Ferren
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Love this, Jeffrey! The lighting, clarity, colors, and composition are wonderful! That sky is really beautiful, too!


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1/29/2009 7:09:43 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Previous Response:
from Carlo C.
on 1/4/2009 2:46:45 AM The use of grand angular lens, the low point of view the perfect light, the dark sky give this shot an amazing impact!
Carlo

Previous Response:
from Dominick D.
on 1/4/2009 3:15:54 AM Love the lighting you have captured in this exceptional image, Kabayan Jeffrey, just amazing!!!!

Dominick


Previous Response:
from Shirley S.
on 1/4/2009 4:35:39 AM Very well composed image, love the color and the "pose" of the farmer.

Previous Response:
from Peter A.
on 1/4/2009 4:42:49 AM Great pov, compostion and lighting Jeffrey. Peter

Previous Response:
from Terri S.
on 1/4/2009 5:13:27 AM Agreed, great lighting, color and pov!!

Previous Response:
from Michelle A.
on 1/4/2009 5:24:11 AM The subject matter, the composition, the light, the focus, the expression, the color, and the effects are all PERFECT to me, Jeffrey.

Previous Response:
from Zana P.
on 1/4/2009 5:26:36 AM Fantastic composition, tones, lighting and colors, Jeffrey!

Previous Response:
from U B.
on 1/4/2009 7:41:40 AM The composition is delightful indeed, Jeffrey.
UB.


Previous Response:
from Angie D.
on 1/4/2009 8:42:06 AM This is a wonderful image, Jeffrey! I like the composition and lighting.

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from LENA F.
on 1/5/2009 2:25:21 AM Fantastic image and composition!

Previous Response:
from Sonya H.
on 1/5/2009 1:33:23 PM Jeffrey, again you have hit the mark with this image. Everything is spot-on.

Previous Response:
from Laura S.
on 1/6/2009 7:45:48 AM The lighting here is so unusual and perfect that it appears he is in a studio with a field as a backdrop, having real props in the forefront. It's very professional looking and I like it! Great job Jeffrey! -Laura :)

Previous Response:
from Teri K.
on 1/13/2009 4:24:12 AM great image jeffery! you did a super job with lighting and you've got a great subject there! nice!


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2/1/2009 2:21:41 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Love the lighting and composition!


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2/12/2009 12:17:10 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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I think everything has been already said about the quality of the image and I too am so impressed by your skill Jeffrey.
Other folks' responses fascinate me though, as it seems that hardly anyone looks into an image rather than just at it. It is as if technique is more important than the subject and the story it tells. For me, I find myself wanting to know why this farmer is holding the corn leaf, presumably checking it for disease or insects but is looking behind himself. You used a short lens and are obviously making the image with his permission and I am wondering what you said as he is not looking at you, but seemingly behind you. This is why I like so many of your images Jeffrey; there is nearly always something in them that holds my attention.
Excellant work my friend. Pete


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2/16/2009 3:48:06 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Fabulous image!! I love everything about this. I would love to know what lens you used? Whatever it was, it was the pefect choice for telling the story and your settings are also perfection.


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2/23/2009 10:49:12 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Congratulations Jeffrey, this finalist is incredible... bravo!


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2/23/2009 11:41:06 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Judges are brilliant this month! This one is going all the way, Jeffrey.
Congratulations!


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2/23/2009 4:22:19 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations - so much to see in this super image!


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2/23/2009 4:45:12 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos


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2/23/2009 7:24:05 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Huge congrats. on this wonderful capture, Jeffrey.

Usman.


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2/23/2009 10:19:41 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your Finalist for this fabulous image!


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2/25/2009 10:00:41 AM

 
Rodney Singzon
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I love your this photo!! outstanding quality. he pops in the background..Very professionally done...


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3/24/2009 4:42:56 PM

 
Jesse M. Gomez
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Great Picture! I love the sky in the background. Great composition. An all around good pic.


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4/2/2009 10:19:48 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much to all.


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5/22/2009 4:35:38 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Congrats once again on this Jeffrey... your dynamic photog skills deserve much more too! A wonderful image from top to bottom!


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5/26/2009 2:50:11 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!


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5/26/2009 8:23:55 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on your beautiful Finalist, Jeffrey!!

UB.


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9/16/2010 2:49:57 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Glad to see this get Golden. CONGRATZ.

UB.


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9/17/2010 1:45:15 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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On your Second Place WINNER! 8o)


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9/17/2010 3:45:36 PM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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proud of you, kabayan. congratulations!


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9/17/2010 8:48:12 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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WTG, Jeffrey!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved 2nd Place Win!!!!! :)
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9/18/2010 6:29:09 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW!!!!!
Outstanding capture Jeff!!!
As a farmers wife...I truly understand that kind of pride that comes with farming the land.....
A huge Congrats for
your Awesome Winner!!!


~J~


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9/18/2010 10:30:32 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win!!! So excellent Jeff!


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10/13/2010 3:26:44 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Jeffrey, Belated congratulation on your Win!!!


Dominick


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11/9/2010 1:12:18 AM

 
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