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MY ABODE ... Photo Contest Finalist

A poor man cuddled up on a winters morn in the semi-restored ruins of Mughal-era Chauburgi structure in Lahore, Pakistan.

CATEGORY: Digital Darkroom (March 5, 2011)

© Usman Bajwa
Nikon D40 Digital ...

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CATEGORY: Travel & Place (March 6, 2011)

© Usman Bajwa
Nikon D40 Digital ...
Usman Bajwa
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3/3/2011 10:26:00 PM

Marcie A. Fowler
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Ohhhh . . . I'm not a big b&w person but this in b&w adds such a haunting feel . . .compliments the story told by the image beautifully. The color version is wonderful as well but the b&w just seems to speak "louder". So very well done Usman.

3/4/2011 7:39:37 AM

Karen E. Baumann
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I liked this in color and I really like it in B W... it is haunting because his eyes are so piercing. Very nice tones and contrasts.

3/4/2011 8:56:48 AM

Joseph M. Muench
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Powerful image Usman...great composition.

3/4/2011 10:50:12 AM

Robin R.
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I like the B&W. Intriguing.

3/4/2011 11:39:42 AM

Sarah A. Christian
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Powerful image, Usman, and such compassion in your capture! No one should be so totally alone. Well done!

3/6/2011 4:11:09 AM

Joy Rector
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excellent shot

3/6/2011 4:54:08 AM

Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on this awesome finalist, Usman!! Very best luck! Both images are fantastic!!

4/26/2011 7:46:57 PM

Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on another beautiful well-deserved Finalist, Usman!

4/26/2011 8:18:46 PM

Pat Abbott
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A fine portrait with nice tones. Congrats!

4/26/2011 8:33:24 PM

Bojan Bencic
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Great one, Usman. Congratulations on your finalists!

4/27/2011 12:16:52 AM

Renee Doyle
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Fantastic tones and detail Usman!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!

4/27/2011 12:42:01 AM

Amy M. Wilson
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Big congrats, Usman!!

4/27/2011 4:57:03 AM

Karen Celella
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Congratulations on another of your wonderful finalist, Usman.

4/27/2011 7:23:25 AM

Nancyj Hovey
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on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

4/27/2011 8:05:33 AM

Jane Holestine
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Congrats on your finalist on this marvelous image!

4/27/2011 8:37:09 AM

Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous finalist!

4/27/2011 9:03:02 AM

Karen E. Baumann
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This is so effective in BW Usman... it is almost haunting with the expression of this man who is connected to your lens and now our eyes. Congratulations on this fine finalist!!

4/27/2011 9:36:31 AM

Susan K. Snow
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I think the wonderful tonality you created in beautiful black and white makes for a powerful image. With black and white, close attention to composition, lighting, perspective and the context with which it is shot in are important. And you've succeeded in all aspects.

Congratulations on your finalist, Usman.

4/27/2011 12:28:11 PM

Jeana Clark
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Wonderful capture Usman!!!
Congratulations on this
fantastic Finalist!!!


4/27/2011 12:44:29 PM

Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations once again, Usman -- fabulous!

4/27/2011 1:19:22 PM

Robyn A. Terrell
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Such a powerful and haunting image, Usman. Congratulations a this outstanding Finalist!

4/27/2011 1:20:38 PM

Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations again, Usman!

4/27/2011 3:51:36 PM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congratulations on this amazing finalist, of luck in the next round!!

4/27/2011 4:49:06 PM

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Awesome, congrats Usman!

4/27/2011 5:14:39 PM

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Congratulations once again, Usman!!!!!!

4/27/2011 5:32:58 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific b/w and portrait, Usman. Congratulations!

4/27/2011 6:04:05 PM

Lydia Williams
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Fantastic Usman...I do love the black and white version...Congratulations on your silver badge. Well done!

4/28/2011 12:10:41 PM

Merna L. Nobile
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Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

4/28/2011 10:24:58 PM

Lorri Shank
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:Love this image! Changing to B&W made it even better. Congrats.

1/18/2013 8:40:21 AM

Debra R. Harder
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I'm a huge fan of your work, Usman. I believe all your b/w finalists should be GOLD winners. Love this!!! Huge congratulations on your all your OUTSTANDING finalists!!

1/28/2013 11:18:41 AM

Chris Schlosser
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Wonderful images Usman!

1/29/2013 6:36:02 AM

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