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Stories of Her Life Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
Stories of  Her Life
Stories of Her Life
© Manuel L. Librodo Jr.
Nikon D200 Digital...
RC  Fritz
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member since: 1/25/2006
    Very expressive face. Congratulations!!

4/6/2006 9:20:14 PM

Ugur Erkmen
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member since: 2/22/2006

Very impressive B&W work.Well done Manuel.

4/6/2006 9:28:02 PM

Kimber L. Wano

member since: 3/30/2005

I love this. It almost makes me want to cry; it really stirs the emotions. Great photo, Manuel.

4/6/2006 9:29:22 PM

Heidi Bixby

member since: 4/5/2006

Manuel - fabulous photo. I'm personally drawn to these types of photos and feel you've done exactly as it's titled - you can see a piece of the story of her life. Her beauty brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.

4/6/2006 9:32:03 PM

Wende Trew
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member since: 8/31/2005

Awesome portrait!!! Love the lighting and the mood that this image produces!!! Excellent work!! In my opinion this is a Winner for sure!!!

4/7/2006 3:19:10 AM

Navin Talwar
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member since: 6/29/2005

Excellent B & W work.

4/7/2006 8:28:55 AM

Tammy L. Bevins
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member since: 10/10/2003

This is very striking. One of those images that haunts you for a long time. Very powerful.

4/7/2006 5:54:09 PM

Sandra Freyler
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Awesome work!

4/8/2006 8:12:13 AM

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What wonderful detail wow great shot

5/9/2006 9:27:08 AM

Sherri Conley
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member since: 4/28/2003

AMAZING photograph. Congrats on your finalist, Manuel, and I'm sure we'll be seeing this in the winner's circle!

5/22/2006 9:52:02 AM

Paula Kelly
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member since: 2/15/2005

good luck in the next round! im sure a winner!

5/22/2006 6:26:01 PM

RC  Fritz
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G !O !O ! D ! L ! U !C !K !

5/22/2006 7:04:26 PM

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holy cow, Batman! I think we have found our winner...

5/22/2006 9:32:07 PM

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Congratulations on your First Place Win!

5/23/2006 11:00:17 PM

Janine Russell
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member since: 6/22/2005

Manuel, excellent detail, textures and lighting; congratulations on your First Place win.

5/23/2006 11:12:52 PM

She-She Killough
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LOL No surprise here Manny! great job! Congratulations!! :)


5/23/2006 11:56:31 PM

Rudra Mandal
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*** S I R M A N U E L L I B R O D O M A G I C ***

Big congratulations on this outstanding win Sir!!!
Only within four months you have achieved all of the Betterphoto prizes and places!!! WOW!!

5/24/2006 12:15:36 AM

Donna W. Neal
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member since: 10/8/2003

Congratulations on this awesome winner

5/24/2006 5:06:01 AM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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member since: 4/16/2003

Amazing shot, Manuel - Congratulations on your win!

5/24/2006 6:08:06 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Manuel!

5/24/2006 6:29:36 AM

Lorri Shank
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Manuel--CONGRATULATIONS on your First Placd win. This is a stunning, evocative image. I would love to sit down with this woman for about 3 hours and talk with her. Love the title, too.

5/24/2006 7:47:51 AM

RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your

5/24/2006 11:02:43 AM

Laurence Saliba
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Stunning portrait!!! Well deserved win Manuel!! Congrats!!!

5/24/2006 11:27:33 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Manuel! Magnificent first place win!

5/24/2006 12:50:44 PM

Gen Nagase
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member since: 5/31/2003

Congratulations, Manuel!!!

5/24/2006 1:12:31 PM

Cathy Barrows
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member since: 4/13/2003

Congrats on your win...excellent

5/24/2006 1:23:53 PM

Joanna Pecha
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member since: 9/5/2003

Simply fantastic! Congratulations!!

5/24/2006 2:18:57 PM

Neil R. Shapiro
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member since: 10/9/2003

Congratulations Manny! Hope you share the news with your model.

5/24/2006 5:31:04 PM

Rey Nocum
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member since: 5/16/2006

First place once more... Keep it up. Congrats again, idol! I hope to meet you during your exhibit.


5/25/2006 12:14:39 AM

Anthony Arendt

member since: 4/16/2002

I would make a terrible judge. Not only should this have won first place overall, it's one of the greatest black and white portraits I have ever seen. Guard that file with your life. back it up safely. that image will sell over and over.

5/25/2006 11:50:55 AM

Gustavo Márquez
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member since: 2/21/2005

A big congrats to you with this wonderful shot!

5/25/2006 12:29:02 PM

Janet S. Jonas

member since: 4/23/2003

Bravo! Fabulous image.

5/26/2006 8:04:10 AM

Melanie Murray
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member since: 10/3/2005

I agree with Anthony. This image took my breath away. Congratulations.

5/27/2006 6:35:18 PM

Ugur Erkmen
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Congratulation.Well deserved.

5/29/2006 11:16:54 AM

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri
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member since: 4/28/2005

amazing portrait ,, its really great detials and contrast and excellent lighting wow ... Congratulation

5/29/2006 11:38:02 AM

Carolyn Foster Spano
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This is amazing. Completely worthy of the prize! Congrats.

5/29/2006 11:41:26 AM

Christine I. Doumbia
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All I can say is...WOW! This has amazing contrast and a brillant shine to it! The detail is incredible! Bravo!

5/29/2006 9:32:17 PM

Nadya Johnson
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member since: 11/19/2004

A huge congratulations on your stunning First Place Winner, Manuel!! The beauty and the impact of this photo is astounding. Absolutely wonderful!!

5/31/2006 9:14:41 AM


member since: 7/12/2005

Amazing work,Congrats on your win.

5/31/2006 10:06:46 PM

Roxana Kat 2
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Oh, God!!! That is a once in a life-time photo! Wonderful? No, just OUTSTANDING! Congratulations! Your photos are amazing!

6/4/2006 9:34:48 AM

Michael S. Swaffar
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Huge Congrats on your first place win! It's an amazing portrait! So very well done.

6/5/2006 1:06:18 PM

Jessica Jenney
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I keep coming back to this image over abd over again! It's so poignant and stirs the emotions as Kimber said! Congratulations, Manuel!!!

6/7/2006 7:30:54 PM

Michael J. Masiewicz

member since: 4/22/2005

This image blew me away when I saw it. I wasn't too surprised when I saw it was yours, as all your shots are amazing!

6/8/2006 8:47:20 PM

Lori Carlson
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Congratulations Manuel!! Thank you for sharing with us! :0)

6/15/2006 8:48:57 PM

Rakesh Syal
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A great deserving award for a great work, indeed, Manuell!!

6/16/2006 1:35:10 PM

Rakesh Syal
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A great deserving award for a great work, indeed, Manuell!!

6/16/2006 1:35:35 PM

Peggy J. Maguire
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member since: 10/23/2005

MANUEL,This is incredible! Awesome capture , Peggy

6/20/2006 1:01:13 PM

Leon Markarov
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member since: 11/7/2005

Beautiful gallery, Manuel.
Thank you!

8/20/2006 8:17:54 AM

wade owen
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member since: 8/12/2005

This is truly intense.. great I love.

1/10/2007 10:38:23 AM

Vishal Sharma
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member since: 2/23/2006

AWESOME!!!! No need of words :)

9/10/2007 10:44:08 PM

Renata Gusciora
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member since: 3/29/2008 somebody words..every her wrinkle ,every detail tells the story and you pictured it so greatly,Manuel!Huge congratulations!!!

12/27/2008 5:04:46 AM

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