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Does He sometimes assis? Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Does He sometimes assist ?
Does He sometimes assist ?
I did some PS fixing on this one (cloning dust, some fixes on skin, fixing colors and contrast, some other touch-ups)...

F4.0, 1/640s, ISO 200, Sigma 70-200 2.8 EX, 200mm, outdoor shoot, model Tea, sunset. Used bounced light from left above for fill in, sunrays are created with mosquito poison smoke (!!!) We were in the middle of session when suddenly mosquito busters appeared and unitentionaly gave us great artifficial fog. There was no time to loose, the efect lasted only for about 20 seconds, I was lucky to get it right. Incredible sights as this one sometimes apear without warning: you are suddenly faced to scene every photographer would like to have... you have to ask yourself: Does He sometimes assist to photographer? Maybe for fun. :)
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Ronald Balthazor
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    Terrific, Marko. Wonderful image and effects.

9/27/2006 5:45:59 PM

Rob Zuidema
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I agree! Absolutely wonderful!

9/27/2006 5:59:14 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful. Love the colors and the effect.

9/27/2006 6:19:41 PM

Scott R. Carr

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A great capture here, Marko. Brilliant colours and that mosquito posion smoke creates a great effect.

9/27/2006 6:25:41 PM

Cherie Early
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Very beautiful...I love the colors

9/27/2006 7:36:04 PM

Ramie Diane Hinchcliff
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Such a beautiful photo!

9/27/2006 8:25:12 PM

maria I. Warren
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beautiful shot I like it alot great job!!!

9/27/2006 9:25:03 PM

Janine Russell
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Marko, beautiful capture; excellent colors and lighting.

9/27/2006 9:49:01 PM

Pat Gamwell
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BREATHTAKING shot, Marko! The depth of color & clarity are incredible!

9/27/2006 11:43:36 PM

Paul Slate

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Hello, Marko. Great shot! Your preparation paid off! Beautiful model, great lighting and what a wonderful pose and smoke effect!

9/28/2006 4:30:51 AM

Robin R.
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Beautiful capture.

9/28/2006 11:51:42 AM

Jill E. Curnutt-Howerton
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WOW what a beautiful shot Marko,
great job love the lighting and the colors and the flowers
just beautiful

10/26/2006 1:34:35 PM

Janis Katlaps

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Beautiful!!! Think He was somewhere nearby:)

10/26/2006 1:54:43 PM

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10/26/2006 2:35:42 PM

Steve M. Harrington
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Magical capture, Marko.

10/26/2006 2:52:38 PM

Rick Clark
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Marko - Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, beautiful!

10/26/2006 3:35:57 PM

Peter Mantione
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Looks like Grand Prize Winner to me!



10/26/2006 4:01:32 PM

Chastity Abbott
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I second that!!!! Beautiful congrats to you on this amazing portrait!!!!!

10/26/2006 5:01:35 PM

Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

10/26/2006 5:52:07 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great portrait and story. Congratulations on your finalist win!

10/26/2006 6:08:04 PM

Graeme Chow
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Wat a marvellous image! I like to see this a winner next round, Marko.

10/26/2006 6:35:33 PM

Monika Kovaljesko
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cestitam! :)

10/27/2006 12:20:00 AM

Sharon K. King
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AMEN!! This is just Terrific! WOW! Congratulations!

10/27/2006 6:31:11 AM

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10/27/2006 7:55:11 AM

Margie Hurwich
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This is just beautiful! Congratulations!

10/27/2006 8:01:34 AM

Janine Russell
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Marko, congratulations on your finalist.

10/27/2006 8:56:36 AM

Megan p
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Beautiful!!! Congratulations!!

10/29/2006 3:58:55 AM

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I knew this was special the first time I laid eyes on it!! And I do think HE was with you, how nice it is to have such help. I need it all the time. :)
COngratulations on this all time winner Marko! LOVELY!!!

10/29/2006 5:31:39 AM

Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful light and a lovely lady, congratulations Marko!

10/29/2006 7:22:03 AM

Milan Banik
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Congratulations on this wonderful win.

10/29/2006 8:36:19 AM

Datha Y. Thompson
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10/29/2006 8:51:59 AM

Inge Johnsson
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Great mood and light in this portrait! Congratuations on your 2nd place win also.

10/29/2006 9:46:53 AM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

10/29/2006 10:51:15 AM

Janine Russell
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Marko, congratulations on your Second Place Win!

10/29/2006 2:34:44 PM

Graeme Chow
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Yeah ! it is truly a winner that I love to see, Marko. You should printed this out in A3 size at least and hang up.

10/29/2006 3:33:40 PM

Rob Rintjema
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Beautiful! Absolutely stunning. Congrats on the 2nd place winner. Nice color, nice comp. The Lord does move in mysterious ways.

10/30/2006 10:03:28 AM

Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this outstanding 2nd place winner!

10/30/2006 10:06:40 AM

Bunny Snow
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While the photographic effect of mosquito laden sprays with the form of rays is quite effective, the neurological damage can be another story.

Insecticides used to kill mosquitoes are toxic to the central nervous system of all animals, including humans. It contains significant levels of mixed xylene isomers which are known to cause damage to the brain and nervous system, leading to dementia like symptoms -- confusion and inability to concentrate, short term memory loss that re-occurs whenever you are reexposed to fragrances, petroleum distillates which are in gasoline, paints, plastics, floor strippers, synthetic substances that kill weeds and fungi and other pests, and a wide array of consumer products.

Having been poisoned with such, I would not bask in the light, but escape from the area immediately and remove the toxic poisons from further being absorbed into my skin by immediately showering with soap and water washing all clothing separately.

There is no cure for the toxic effects that may ensue. Physicians are told to treat the symptoms, not try to cure the disease (that follows). Prevention is the only hope.

So, while the effect for the portrait seems pleasing, the after effect is not.

11/1/2006 7:39:13 AM

Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Marko! Wonderful portrait!

Cathy :)

11/2/2006 9:02:05 AM

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Bloody gorgeous. Great job taking advantage of that unexpected moment. We should all be as ready for a precious moment like this. Congrats on the win. This is an awesome image.

11/2/2006 4:38:26 PM

Jill Lenkowski
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Beautiful photo! Everything about it is just perfect.

11/2/2006 9:06:28 PM

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11/3/2006 2:06:20 AM

RC  Fritz
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Superb. Wonderful image. Big congrats, Marko! ":^D}

11/8/2006 8:49:32 AM

Jennifer Cuscino

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my goodness! this is a spectacular photo. great contrasting colors, attractive subject, light rays, sharp focus. ughh, so wish I had taken it! well done.

11/8/2006 4:18:04 PM

Tony P. Bernhoffer
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This woman model has a nice smile, too. I used to see an attractive woman doctor years ago with a kind heart and a sweet smile-and a nice smile on a woman appeals to me, like I sometimes judge women by how they smile because of her!

3/25/2007 7:22:38 PM

Rich Collins
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Well Marko you certainly don't need any more compliments, so I just want to thank you for including so much info. It is always helpful when others can discover any helpful hints.

4/25/2007 7:28:45 PM

Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations! Nice light and happy coincidence with the fog..good work!

9/7/2007 5:47:09 AM

Melissa A. Olsen
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This is the first time I am seeing this fabulous image...why it didn't take the number one spot I will never know. I am blown away by both the beauty of the model and your photography. Outstanding!

3/1/2009 2:34:05 PM

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