Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 1/25/2009 11:48:14 AM

Critique please. Thanks #1073451

Michelle Alton 1/25/2009 1:33:04 PM

OutSTANDING photo, Jeffrey. Brilliant work! #7085154

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/25/2009 4:34:18 PM

Superb and stunning image, Jeffrey, outstanding capture! #7085881

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 1/25/2009 5:09:22 PM

Jeffrey, welll done #7086042

John G. Clifford Jr level-classic 1/26/2009 10:13:16 AM

I like how you've emphasized the subject by darkening the background slightly, I like the lighting on the subject - it's dramatic - and I like the composition.

In fact, I like everything about this photo. This is a very good photo. #7089995

Tammy D. Ferren level-classic 1/29/2009 7:09:43 AM

Love this, Jeffrey! The lighting, clarity, colors, and composition are wonderful! That sky is really beautiful, too! #7101949

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 2/1/2009 2:21:41 PM

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from Carlo C.
on 1/4/2009 2:46:45 AM The use of grand angular lens, the low point of view the perfect light, the dark sky give this shot an amazing impact!

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from Dominick D.
on 1/4/2009 3:15:54 AM Love the lighting you have captured in this exceptional image, Kabayan Jeffrey, just amazing!!!!


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from Shirley S.
on 1/4/2009 4:35:39 AM Very well composed image, love the color and the "pose" of the farmer.

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from Peter A.
on 1/4/2009 4:42:49 AM Great pov, compostion and lighting Jeffrey. Peter

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from Terri S.
on 1/4/2009 5:13:27 AM Agreed, great lighting, color and pov!!

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from Michelle A.
on 1/4/2009 5:24:11 AM The subject matter, the composition, the light, the focus, the expression, the color, and the effects are all PERFECT to me, Jeffrey.

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from Zana P.
on 1/4/2009 5:26:36 AM Fantastic composition, tones, lighting and colors, Jeffrey!

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from U B.
on 1/4/2009 7:41:40 AM The composition is delightful indeed, Jeffrey.

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from Angie D.
on 1/4/2009 8:42:06 AM This is a wonderful image, Jeffrey! I like the composition and lighting.

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from LENA F.
on 1/5/2009 2:25:21 AM Fantastic image and composition!

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from Sonya H.
on 1/5/2009 1:33:23 PM Jeffrey, again you have hit the mark with this image. Everything is spot-on.

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from Laura S.
on 1/6/2009 7:45:48 AM The lighting here is so unusual and perfect that it appears he is in a studio with a field as a backdrop, having real props in the forefront. It's very professional looking and I like it! Great job Jeffrey! -Laura :)

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from Teri K.
on 1/13/2009 4:24:12 AM great image jeffery! you did a super job with lighting and you've got a great subject there! nice!


Gail Sullivan level-classic 2/12/2009 12:17:10 PM

Love the lighting and composition! #7158301

Peter W. Marks level-classic 2/16/2009 3:48:06 PM

I think everything has been already said about the quality of the image and I too am so impressed by your skill Jeffrey.
Other folks' responses fascinate me though, as it seems that hardly anyone looks into an image rather than just at it. It is as if technique is more important than the subject and the story it tells. For me, I find myself wanting to know why this farmer is holding the corn leaf, presumably checking it for disease or insects but is looking behind himself. You used a short lens and are obviously making the image with his permission and I am wondering what you said as he is not looking at you, but seemingly behind you. This is why I like so many of your images Jeffrey; there is nearly always something in them that holds my attention.
Excellant work my friend. Pete

Erica Murphy level-classic 2/23/2009 10:49:12 AM

Fabulous image!! I love everything about this. I would love to know what lens you used? Whatever it was, it was the pefect choice for telling the story and your settings are also perfection. #7198646

M.Christine Duncan 2/23/2009 11:41:06 AM

Congratulations Jeffrey, this finalist is incredible... bravo! #7199391

Michelle Alton 2/23/2009 4:22:19 PM

Judges are brilliant this month! This one is going all the way, Jeffrey.
Congratulations! #7202159

Anne M. Young 2/23/2009 4:45:12 PM

Congratulations - so much to see in this super image! #7202450

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 2/23/2009 7:24:05 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7204167

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 2/23/2009 10:19:41 PM

Huge congrats. on this wonderful capture, Jeffrey.

Usman. #7205251

Corinne M. Thompson 2/25/2009 10:00:41 AM

Congrats on your Finalist for this fabulous image! #7213869

Rodney Singzon 3/24/2009 4:42:56 PM

I love your this photo!! outstanding quality. he pops in the background..Very professionally done... #7324525

Jesse M. Gomez 4/2/2009 10:19:48 PM

Great Picture! I love the sky in the background. Great composition. An all around good pic. #7366232

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 5/22/2009 4:35:38 PM

Thank you very much to all. #7548730

M.Christine Duncan 5/26/2009 2:50:11 PM

Congrats once again on this Jeffrey... your dynamic photog skills deserve much more too! A wonderful image from top to bottom! #7561009

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 8:23:55 PM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/16/2010 2:49:57 AM

CONGRATZ on your beautiful Finalist, Jeffrey!!

UB. #8907582

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/17/2010 1:45:15 PM

Glad to see this get Golden. CONGRATZ.

UB. #8913201

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/17/2010 3:45:36 PM

On your Second Place WINNER! 8o) #8913560

Jojie F. Alcantara 9/17/2010 8:48:12 PM

proud of you, kabayan. congratulations! #8914461

Lorna Shutter 9/18/2010 6:29:09 AM

WTG, Jeffrey!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved 2nd Place Win!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8915010

Jeana Clark level-classic 9/18/2010 10:30:32 AM

Outstanding capture Jeff!!!
As a farmers wife...I truly understand that kind of pride that comes with farming the land.....
A huge Congrats for
your Awesome Winner!!!

~J~ #8915701

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/13/2010 3:26:44 PM

Congratulations on your win!!! So excellent Jeff! #8964656

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 11/9/2010 1:12:18 AM

Jeffrey, Belated congratulation on your Win!!!

Dominick #9022361

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(Second Place Winner August 2010: Catch-All Category)

(Finalist April 2009: Travel and Place Category)

(Finalist January 2009: People Category)

This was taken in a rural area in my home country. To get this image, I walked miles of cornfields. He is proud of his land because this is where his family gets there daily living. I used a Canon 16-35 f2.8 lens with natural lighting.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on 1/25/2009 11:35:21 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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