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Cathy Stancil 2/3/2006 8:29:02 AM

Incredibly dramatic and beautiful portrait Manuel !! We will see this image again and again... #385464

William Moore 2/3/2006 8:49:03 AM

a haunting vision of the needs of children around the world which are not being met....outstanding winner #2372528

Karen E. Michaels 2/3/2006 9:09:04 AM

Very hauntingly beautiful work Manuel. Peace, karen #2372600

Rohit N. Kundaji 2/3/2006 10:12:47 AM

Awesome piece of work...love the contrast! #2372973

Guy D. Biechele 2/3/2006 10:46:07 AM

Fantastic work!! Gorgeous B&W portrait.
Very engaging and well crafted. #2373062

Judy A. Lawhon 2/3/2006 11:32:44 AM

I love everything about this shot, Manuel, especially the message conveyed....this is a winner!! #2373168

WENDI EVANS 2/3/2006 12:06:30 PM

Very raw and captivating!!! I love everything this photo says. #2373256

Marianne Andersson 2/3/2006 12:31:38 PM

STUNNING! The best I have seen in a long time. #2373333

Sergio La Spina 2/3/2006 1:31:13 PM

Fantastic portrait and perfect image wow I like it Manuel!! #2373475

Sandra Freyler 2/3/2006 1:56:12 PM

This is AWESOME! Great work, Manuel! #2373565

Wende Trew 2/3/2006 5:09:56 PM

STUNNING, AWESOME, image. WINNER!!!! #2374030

Susana Ms Heide 2/3/2006 5:49:25 PM

What a POWERFUL image!!! Very well done! #2374147

Glenn Perryman 2/3/2006 6:51:16 PM

Once in a while you see a moment in time and feel all that it is....this is it! Great shot! #2374265

Paula Kelly 2/3/2006 7:02:29 PM

I agree with the rest . a winner it is!!!!! #2374294

Nicole Kessel 2/3/2006 7:27:30 PM

Incredible image! Yes, definitely a WINNER!!! WOW! #2374342

Janine Russell 2/3/2006 9:02:32 PM

Manuel, awesome portrait. #2374706

She-She Killough 2/3/2006 10:19:53 PM

You've done it again Manny!! No surprise! :D #2374913

Tiffani S. LaNeave 2/4/2006 11:21:06 AM

AWESOME image!!! Well done! #2377384

Federico Collazuol 2/27/2006 5:32:29 AM

Great dramatic portrait, Manuel! #2473833

Kim D. King 3/9/2006 9:48:07 AM

I agree with them all..this portrait is amazing. I am trying to teach myself to edit photos in order to make the best print possible. Would you mind sharing what settings, lighting, and editing tools/steps you used to create this image? I'm hoping if I ask enough questions I'll eventually catch on to what effects different editing tools have on a photo. Thanks so much! #2514432

Marta Azevedo 3/16/2006 10:30:44 AM

Yes, It is amazing #2539195

Ken Grooms 3/22/2007 6:37:09 PM

Congratulations to THE BEST portrait photographer at Betterphoto.com!

Hey everybody - I think we may be looking at the next Steve McCurry!

Hey Manny - NGS wants YOU!!!!

Go for it!!!

Ken #4082598

Erin Tyler 3/22/2007 8:41:47 PM

Stunning! Congrats! #4083920

Julie Monacella 3/22/2007 9:10:14 PM

Congratulations Manuel! This is captivating. #4084174

Kay E. Mahoney 3/23/2007 6:02:51 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4086460

Rachel McKinnie 3/23/2007 7:48:10 AM

Stunning portrait. Congrats on the finalist, and I'm sure winner as well! #4087004

Petra Roth 3/23/2007 1:07:14 PM

Absolutely stunning!!! #4088751

RC Fritz 3/24/2007 5:58:50 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Manuel!!!! #4093517

RC Fritz 3/24/2007 6:06:39 PM

WOW! Huge congrats to you Manuel on this amazing grand prize winner! #4093543

Susan Fox 3/24/2007 6:10:40 PM

Congratulations Manuel on your Grand Prize win! Wonderful black and white!! #4093558

Jeff Lovinger 3/24/2007 6:28:55 PM

Big congrats Manny. Great work!!!! #4093641

Kenneth Mucke 3/24/2007 6:28:57 PM

I had a feeling this was going to be the winner...HUGE congrats to you on this outstanding winner. #4093642

Tamera S. Phillips 3/24/2007 6:48:20 PM

Huge congratulations to you on this well deserved winner Manuel. #4093738

Remi Trepanier 3/24/2007 6:48:48 PM

Amazing gallery!!! Love your picture and congratulations for you Terrific grand prize! #4093741

Kay E. Mahoney 3/24/2007 7:03:31 PM

Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice job. #4093807

Janine Russell 3/24/2007 7:12:33 PM

Manuel, big congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner. #4093869

Sue L. Cullumber 3/24/2007 7:39:34 PM

Manuel - So beautiful. Big congrats! It is so well deserved! #4093999

randy dannheim 3/24/2007 7:44:52 PM

Grand Prize - Great Job Manuel. #4094032

Evy Johansen 3/24/2007 7:52:34 PM

Big congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Manuel!! #4094099

MARLON IGNACIO 3/24/2007 8:01:34 PM

Very dramatic! Congratulations on your grand prize winner, Manny! #4094179

Cathy Stancil 3/24/2007 8:11:55 PM

I am blown away by your talent, Manuel ! Bravo ! #4094253

Colleen Farrell 3/24/2007 8:14:47 PM

FANTASTIC! Congratulations, Manny! #4094277

Ken Grooms 3/24/2007 10:06:41 PM

Congratulations to the next Steve McCurry! #4094495

Lynne Morris 3/25/2007 12:30:52 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize win Manuel! #4094604

Mykl Mabalay 3/25/2007 2:16:48 AM

mabuhay ka master manny!

congratulations and more power to you sir! #4094654

Ronald Balthazor 3/25/2007 2:19:30 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize and oustanding work, Manuel. #4094658

Susan Jane Allen 3/25/2007 3:23:43 AM

Amazing! Congrats! #4094756

Manny L. Librodo 3/25/2007 3:49:47 AM

Thank you so much everyone. This is a complete surprise to me as I really didn't expect this to win the grand prize. This has been in my gallery for quite sometime and I believed it deserves a second life so I entered it again in the competition without any expectation. Thank you to everyone who commented. And thank you to the judges.

Salamat and Mabuhay. #4094806

Kathleen K. Parker 3/25/2007 5:01:19 AM

This is fabulous, Manuel. Congratulations to you!!!
kk #4095000

Terri L. Scribner 3/25/2007 5:04:20 AM

Congratulations on this Grand Prize winner, Manuel!!! Outstanding image!! #4095011

Ermanno Radice 3/25/2007 5:24:08 AM

Big Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Manuel!!!!
Gorgeous portait!!! #4095094

Claudia Kuhn 3/25/2007 5:58:51 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner Manuel, wonderful! #4095222

Christopher Budny 3/25/2007 6:10:11 AM

Congratulations, Manuel! #4095293

Jenny D 3/25/2007 6:47:18 AM

Congratulations! You do amazing work! #4095405

Ross Throndson 3/25/2007 8:17:24 AM

Looks like it was worth the Resubmit..lol...Many Congratulations on this Stunning Grand Prize Winner, Manny!! This is the first time I've seen this portrait. Your Images are Definitely, ONE OF A KIND!!! BTW.. When does your Coffee Table Book hit the shelves???.....Mabuhay! #4095605

Karamatullah Danyal 3/25/2007 8:20:13 AM

Manuel, such a beautiful shot. I love the expressions on the face. Congratulations on a beautiful grad prize win. #4095612

Tarun Bose 3/25/2007 8:20:51 AM

Big congrats on your Grand prize winner, Manuel. #4095615

Jessica Jenney 3/25/2007 8:23:40 AM

Congratulations, Manuel on this stunning Grand Prize Win!!!! #4095624

Patrick R. McMullen 3/25/2007 9:17:45 AM

Love the contrast alot! Excellant photo and congratulations on it!
Pat #4095756

Janet McNeil 3/25/2007 10:12:16 AM

Congratulations, Manuel, on this well deserved Grand Prize!! #4095858

Mary Clarke 3/25/2007 3:36:50 PM

Many, many congratulations, wonderful image #4096364

Susan M. Hembree 3/25/2007 5:29:31 PM

Just stunning, Manuel! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner! #4096612

Jill Flynn 3/25/2007 9:29:31 PM

Powerful and beautiful portrait!Congratulations on your win Manuel! #4097202

Milan Banik 3/26/2007 4:16:40 AM

big congrates on this great win.well deserved work. #4097780

Donna J. Eaton 3/26/2007 5:17:34 AM

Masterful! Congrats on your win!!! #4098010

Peter Mantione 3/26/2007 5:44:49 AM

Hi Manny, it's not a surprise to me to see this as the grand prize winner! Congrats!

Peter Mantione #4098099

Terry L. Ellis 3/26/2007 6:12:03 AM

An impressive win! Congratulations, Manuel! #4098229

Laura E. OConnor 3/26/2007 8:06:58 AM

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS, MANUEL!!!! Magnificent & powerful image!!! #4098730

Laura E. OConnor 3/26/2007 8:54:22 AM

Congrats, Manny! Another wonderful image. #4098851

Guy D. Biechele 3/26/2007 11:51:45 AM

Congratulations on your Big Win! Absolutely superb image. #4099363

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/26/2007 1:32:27 PM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Manny!! Great portrait! #4099643

Helen N. McHugh 3/27/2007 1:07:13 AM

Congratulations, Manuel, on your win! This is a truly an outstanding capture!
You have managed to say so much without words! #4101305

Colette M. Metcalf 3/27/2007 4:08:58 AM

A BIG congratulations to you on your Grand Prize Winner Manuel!! #4101693

Allan L. Dy 3/27/2007 4:26:41 PM

Big big congratulations on your Grand Prize Manuel! #4103820

Lisa J. Boulden 3/29/2007 4:24:39 AM

Superb, Manuel!!! What else can I say that hasn't already be said??? A weel-deserved CONGRATULATIONS! --Lisa #4108210

Usman M. Bajwa 3/29/2007 5:23:22 AM

Great Work. When I look at the shot, it takes me in !!! #4108353

Rey Nocum 3/29/2007 11:17:50 PM

Super galing mo talaga. Congrats again! #4111059

Susan M. Reynolds 3/30/2007 9:38:37 AM

A heartfelt congratulations to a hauntingly beautiful portrait.
Susan Reynolds #4112859

Sarah Goblot 3/31/2007 10:47:53 AM

Congratulations. You continue to inspire. #4115949

Judy J. Hogan 4/15/2007 9:06:04 AM

I've just joined the premium gallery, and am astounded at the beautiful photography! Yours..........oh my! This is the most beautiful, dramatic, sensual, thought provoking photo I've seen! It takes my breath away! I will certainly watch your work! Congrats on winning.....I can only hope! Judy #4169370

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