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chandra mya II Photo Contest Finalist
chandra mya II
chandra mya II
kathmandu (nepal).2006. resubmission
© Carlos Malvas
Nikon D200 Digital...
Alexis Yobbagy
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    An exquisite portrait!!! Sensational lighting and composition, beautifully presented with stunning tonality and great use of negative space!!!

3/29/2007 7:36:04 AM

Chastity Abbott
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I love the lighting on this excellent capture!! May I ask, did you use a dragonizer filter on this? Just awesome!!!!

3/29/2007 7:37:09 AM

Emily E. Bem
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Wow!! Superb image!!

3/29/2007 7:39:34 AM

Paul  G  Slate
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wonderful image!! amazing portrait!!

3/29/2007 8:04:42 AM

Peter Appelbaum
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I agree with everyone, Carlos. An absolutely stunning portrait in every way; lighting, composition and detail. great work. Peter

3/29/2007 8:12:35 AM

Marta Azevedo
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3/29/2007 8:51:16 AM

Carlos Malvas
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I'm happy you like it. Thank you so much Alexis, Chastity, Emily, Paul, Peter and Marta.
Chastity, I did not use dragonizer (actually I don't know what this filter does). Usually, the only filters I use in separate layers is USM in luminosity blend mode and gaussian blur in multiply, overlay or soft light blend modes (depending on the image). In the separate layers I can apply the filters selectively, making holes with the eraser tool or "painting back" in layer masks. If I can recall in this image I use a gaussian blurred layer in soft light blend mode.

3/29/2007 8:19:48 PM

Shirley Sicurello
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This is an extraordinary portrait. Such an interesting face!

4/2/2007 4:10:12 AM

Chastity Abbott
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HUGE congrats on a stunning image!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

4/24/2007 3:04:26 PM

Graeme Chow
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This is extra ordinary portrait and huge congrats to you,Carlos. I bet this one may give you a bigger surprise for the next round.

4/24/2007 5:54:57 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

4/24/2007 8:21:29 PM

Adam Bolt
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Congratulations. A picture tells a thousand stories and I am sure this old man has many to tell. Beatifully captured. Cheers Adam

4/25/2007 5:07:04 AM

Amalia Elena Veralli
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Wonderful! Congrats.

4/25/2007 7:20:05 AM

Carlos Malvas
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Thank you again Chastity. Thank you Shirley, Graeme, Kay, Adam and Amalia, for your comments.

4/26/2007 2:08:12 AM

Carrie Bayless
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I know you've already heard this but this is an amazing picture! Love the contrast, details and color - Awesome job!

5/11/2007 1:12:12 PM

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