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The Veil
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The Veil
The Veil
I took this photo of this young boy in Payatas, a poor community in Manila. His veil was in fact an old curtain hanging by the main entrance to their simple home.
© Alec M. Tempongko
Canon EOS 20D Digi...
 
 
 
Denise M. Snyder
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    What a compelling portrait... so well done!

3/11/2007 8:14:17 AM

 
Jill Schreiner
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This is a stunning photograph with wonderful detail! Definitely a winner!

3/11/2007 8:17:08 AM

 
Clare F. Craig
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Beautiful image Alec. Everything about this picture is stunning.

3/11/2007 9:19:16 AM

 
Rahmadiyanto Ngardjo

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I like the color so much...nice captured Alec

3/11/2007 10:33:22 AM

 
Roger Fry
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This is a masterpiece Alec ! Brilliant!

Roger

3/11/2007 11:20:38 AM

 
Joan Powell
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Wonderful !! Love the golden tones , well done .

3/11/2007 1:40:42 PM

 
Robert Baer
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alec
really nice portrait, those eyes are amazing!!!

3/11/2007 1:59:40 PM

 
Susana Heide
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STELLAR!!!!! The lighting is gorgeous! I think I see a WINNER!!!

3/11/2007 2:45:04 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Awesome portrait very well framed by the yellow veil with piercing eyes and fantastic detail, Alec!!

3/11/2007 2:49:42 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I love this!!! Brilliant capture!

3/11/2007 3:21:03 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Alec, great portrait; excellent tones, clarity and lighting.

3/11/2007 8:22:31 PM

 
Marta Azevedo
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well done

3/21/2007 8:37:49 AM

 
ronda chatelle
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Congratulations Alec! Beautiful detail, composition and informative presentation!

3/26/2007 12:17:22 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on POTD Alec ~ stunning capture!

3/26/2007 12:30:09 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Alec, congratulations on your POTD.

3/26/2007 1:01:34 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Stunning portrait, Alec! Congratulations on your POTD!!

3/26/2007 3:46:21 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Great portrait Alec. You did a very nice job on this. Congratulations. Bill

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3/26/2007 4:01:30 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

3/26/2007 4:39:42 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Nice work, Alec ... CONGRATS on your POTD!! ... STEVE

3/26/2007 4:44:50 AM

 
Milan Banik
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wonderful potrait ,love to see again and again.

3/26/2007 5:05:04 AM

 
Marcia L. Getto
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Nicely done, Alec. It reminds me of Steve McCurry's famous portrait -- http://www.vpphotogallery.com/mccurrypeshawar.htm

3/26/2007 6:02:59 AM

 
Jennie A. Dillman
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YOU CERTINALY CAPTURED THIS LITTLE GUY'S SOUL.. YOU CAN READ IT IN HIS EYES.. I GUESS THAT IS WHY THE EYES ARE SAID TO BE THE MIRROR TO THE SOUL.. LOVE YOUR GALLERY.. JENNIE.

3/26/2007 6:08:48 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Stunning POTD! Well deserved!

Your gallery is outstanding and shows emotion in your portraits, congratulations on POTD!

jo ann c.

3/26/2007 6:11:05 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Beautiful portrait! Congratulations on your POTD!

3/26/2007 8:24:16 AM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Congartulations Alec!

3/26/2007 10:24:49 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Captivating portrait! Congratulations on your POTD!

3/26/2007 11:40:51 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Awesome potd portrait, congrats!

3/26/2007 12:41:23 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on POTD Alec, wonderful portrait

3/26/2007 1:05:06 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Great image! Congrats on your POTD:)

3/26/2007 2:44:43 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations, Alec. Beautiful POTD!

3/26/2007 3:20:20 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Beautiful portrait - big congrats on your POTD, Alec!

3/26/2007 9:33:34 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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AWESOME....so happy to say congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it!

4/24/2007 3:22:14 PM

 
Robert Baer
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congratulations on this beautiful portrait!

4/25/2007 5:50:00 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Alec

4/25/2007 8:38:57 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Alec, congratulations on your First Place Win!

4/25/2007 9:11:25 PM

 
Mykl Mabalay

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congrats on your 1st place win sir! truly deserving. mabuhay!

4/25/2007 10:12:24 PM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Great to see this as a winner, Alec!! Congratulations!! Awesome!!

4/26/2007 3:14:29 AM

 
Suchitro Banerjee
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Congrats on your first place winner.

4/26/2007 3:15:31 AM

 
Alec M. Tempongko

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Many thanks to all for your comments.

4/26/2007 3:43:41 AM

 
Joan Kocak
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!

4/26/2007 4:36:34 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations on it! Great shot! Great editing too.
Pat

4/26/2007 4:46:05 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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HUGE CONGRATS on the GOLD!!!!!!!!!!

4/26/2007 6:21:48 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your 1st Place!

4/26/2007 8:33:09 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Alec, Congratulations on this Well Deserved 1st Place WINNER, ... Hurk

4/26/2007 9:51:00 AM

 
Vishal Sharma
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A master piece in itself. Excellent capture.

4/26/2007 10:51:04 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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This is stunning! Congratulations!!

4/26/2007 3:25:11 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Alec, Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner.

4/26/2007 5:50:43 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Alec on your Win...Dominick

4/28/2007 2:51:04 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Congratulations on This wonderful first place winner, Alec.

4/28/2007 4:48:48 PM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Alec - gorgeous portrait - wonderful expression and colors! Congrats!

4/29/2007 4:11:05 PM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Alec - gorgeous portrait - wonderful expression and colors! Congrats!

4/29/2007 4:23:49 PM

 
Terrill Province
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Of course this is this month's winner ~ AMAZING IMAGE!!! Big Congratulations ~ very well deserved. I love it that a portrait took the big one.

5/3/2007 8:51:16 AM

 
Sameer Vyavaharkar
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Congrats to you on a stunning capture...Reminds me of a Photo by Steve Mccurry of a Aghanistan refugee girl...Keep up the good work..

10/26/2007 7:11:14 AM

 
Louise Souchereau
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Stunning portrait, bravo Alec c'est magnifique

12/13/2011 2:51:46 PM

 
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