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Rooted on the Ground

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
내면  [Nae Myoun]
내면 [Nae Myoun]
(Beyond the Surface)

(Second Place May 2008)


This is an inspiration about my colleague who is from South Korea. He inspired me for he is the most humble and most non judgemental gentleman I have met. He always say, we must go beyond what we see about people, things and events in our lives. I used a USM IS 17-55 mm f2.8. ISO 100 1/260 f2.8

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Jeffrey D. Estacio
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/12/2008
    Please Critique. Thanks.


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4/8/2008 6:25:43 PM

 
paola A. Jofre
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Excellent job Jeffrey!! You are really good at taking portraits. Love the lighting,tones and clarity in your image. Wonderful expression and pose. Your image has alot of texture which I really like. Wow!! Where my first words when I saw this image. I really like how the edges are darken. Did you do that or is that how you took the shot, very cool. Did you enter into a contest, you should!!


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4/8/2008 6:50:20 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you for your comments Paola. Yup I took that picture like that. The roof overcast a shadow on the area. Thanks Paula.


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4/8/2008 7:58:59 PM

 
William Schuette
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Nothing to critique here. Wonderful portrait. The pose, lighting and background are perfect and really convey the sense of this man even without your description of him.

Bill


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4/9/2008 4:32:30 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much for your nice comments Paola and Bill. It really means alot to me. Thanks


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4/9/2008 6:23:30 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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AMAZING, I bet we will see this again, Jeffrey.


Dominick


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4/15/2008 9:40:29 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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I hope. I'll enter this one this May. Thank you very much.


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4/15/2008 9:43:21 PM

 
Donna C. Arnold
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This shot is just wonderful. How do you get that amazing natural light. I want to learn how to get my lighting the way that you have done on this one. If you have any suggestions please let me know.
Was this morning or afternoon light?


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4/15/2008 10:03:02 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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This portrait was taken in the afternoon proximately 3-4 pm.


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4/15/2008 10:15:26 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Lovely photo and portrait. Great tones, textures, color, lighting.


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4/30/2008 3:46:30 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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My greatest thanks to you Vladan.


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4/30/2008 3:50:43 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Beautiful portrait.


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5/1/2008 12:09:55 AM

 
Holly J. Jackson
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Great image!! ; )


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5/1/2008 12:12:35 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Nice to see this again, Jeffey.

Dominick


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5/1/2008 12:21:57 AM

 
Roger Fry
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Really excellent portrait. Such detail!

Rog


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5/1/2008 12:28:23 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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This is a super shot.......you have caught his culture and personality perfectly.


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5/1/2008 1:25:35 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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And you inspire us, Jeffrey.


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5/1/2008 2:35:33 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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This is an exquisite portrait, full of meaning, with sharp focus, great colors and fantastic lighting, Jeffrey!!


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5/1/2008 7:06:53 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much for your comments. Your comments inspires me alot. Thank you Harmeet, Holly, Dominick, Roger, Ann, Ronald and Melissa.


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5/1/2008 10:54:14 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Well done portrait with wonderful colors, textures and composition, Jeffrey...


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5/7/2008 3:40:21 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much Karen.


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5/7/2008 6:51:36 PM

 
Martha N. Church
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An outstanding and mesmerizing image, Jeffrey! I think you are a very gifted photographer.


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5/9/2008 7:37:36 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Wow Martha,you left me speechless with your complement. Thank you so much.


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5/9/2008 8:22:54 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Jeffrey on this wonderful Finalist, goodluck next round.

Dominick


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6/19/2008 9:06:33 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you kabayan Dominick


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6/20/2008 6:23:31 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Outstanding in its simplicity. You captured the essence of this young man Jeffrey. Congratulations on your win!


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6/20/2008 6:55:38 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners"


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6/20/2008 7:56:37 PM

 
Donna C. Arnold
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Congratulations neighbor!!! Outstanding work!!!


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6/21/2008 12:05:16 AM

 
John Farless
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Nice job Jeffrey! I'm slowly getting some things up.


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6/21/2008 7:19:14 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much Jill, Elida, Donna and John


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6/22/2008 10:25:20 PM

 
paola A. Jofre
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YEAH!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Jeffrey....WTG!!!!!


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6/23/2008 7:24:35 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much Paola.


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6/23/2008 8:04:44 AM

 
Roger Fry
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Fantastic photo Jeff !

Roger


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6/25/2008 12:58:42 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much Roger.


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6/26/2008 1:34:13 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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This is a wonderful portrait Jeffrey. It carries a lot of emotion and feelings. Beautifully done. Congrats.
JP


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7/4/2008 7:50:15 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Jeffrey on your Win.


Dominick


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7/5/2008 6:27:37 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Thank you very much JP and maraming salamat (thank you very much) Dominick.


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7/6/2008 10:21:33 PM

 
Wanda Knoss
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Congrutulations, Wonderful image.


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12/13/2008 10:42:35 AM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Greetings Jeffrey! Once again you take us to a higher level both photographically and spiritually. Your work grasps and holds my attention as I ponder the deeper meanings beyond the mere pixels.
Your model's gaze gently challenges us to become part of the image. Perhaps his outstretched finger is inviting us to sit beside him and discuss this philosophy of "going beyond what we see". Or perhaps he is pointing at the empty space beyond the line in the sidewalk and telling us that this represents thought that has not yet been freed to explore the deeper meaning of life.
And this Jeffrey is why I do so like and admire your work. As I sip my Earl Grey tea on a grey winter afternoon I can sit back and let thought go where it may.
Warm regards, Pete


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12/13/2008 1:04:28 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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How did I miss this wonderful portrait Jeffrey??? Congrats on this incredible work... the light and simple tones are remarkable!


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5/7/2009 9:26:55 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Jeffrey...what wonderful work!


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6/25/2009 7:52:45 AM

 
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