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February 28, 2006

Only 2 words for it.
~ J. #400497

Margot Petrowski February 28, 2006

WOW!!!!! I love everything about this....looks like a winner to me!!! #2479317

Sharon C. Hinze February 28, 2006

This is wonderful....lighting, color, sharpness, composition....love it. S #2479323

Leanne M.E. Boyd February 28, 2006

My word is, "WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"!!!!!!!! #2479324

Gary Lange February 28, 2006

Yes indeed, a real WOW shot! #2479382

jennifer B. short February 28, 2006

Your gallery is amazing!!!! All of your images are just WOW! This is incredible. #2479448

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 28, 2006

Superb, Manuel! Love the light and fabulous details! #2479788

Amanda Price February 28, 2006

HOKIE POKIE!!! What a shot! I hope to see this again! #2479940

Judy S. Fung February 28, 2006

Wonderful, Manuel!! #2480657

Janine Russell level-classic February 28, 2006

Manuel, excellent lighting and detail. #2480979

Michelle J. Harvey February 28, 2006

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! Simply perfect...a winner for sure!! #2481002

Rob Timmins March 16, 2006

I agree with the previous comment: an absolutely stunning shot. Congratulations on your POTD! #2538510

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 16, 2006

I'm still WOWing, congratulations on your POTD! #2539155

Pat Gamwell March 16, 2006

Absolutely breathtaking in every element! CONGRATS on your POTD...well deserved! #2539177

Susi Lawson March 16, 2006

Hey Manny! This is superb! I love them all!!!!!
susi #2539196

Marta Azevedo March 16, 2006

Wonderful #2539199

Laura Clay-Ballard March 16, 2006

awesome lighting and coloring. looks like a february winner! #2539209

Dee Ann Young March 16, 2006

Fanastic shot and wonderful gallery! #2539211

Ronald F. Fischer March 16, 2006

What an amazingly awesome photo and gallery!! #2539258

Rod D. Gray March 16, 2006

Beautiful image - the lighting is superb and the depth of field just right. One of the best images I have seen on better photo over the last two years.


Judy S. Fung March 16, 2006

Congrats on your POTD! #2539271

Denys March 16, 2006

Never seen another fantastic image like this #2539277

Amy JACKSON March 16, 2006

Beautiful portrait!!!! Love the framing, lighting! Excellent work, very impressive!! #2539280

Peter Mantione March 16, 2006

Congrats on your POTD!

This is perfection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Megan p March 16, 2006

WOW, GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on your POTD!! #2539288

Milan Banik March 16, 2006

awesome creation Manuel! Congrats on your POTD!! #2539309

Lisa C. Harness March 16, 2006

Congratulations, Manuel! Very beautiful and stunning portrait - the intensity of your images are wonderful!

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 16, 2006

I knew it was superb when I first saw it! Congratulations, Manuel, on your POTD! #2539354

Guy D. Biechele level-classic March 16, 2006

Now this is a winner!! Congrats on your POTD. #2539386

Mary N C. Taitt March 16, 2006

WOW! A well-chosen POTD!! Gorgeous, congratulations! WOW! I LOVE THIS!!! :-) Mary #2539414

Mary Clarke March 16, 2006

Many congratulations on POTD Manuel, wonderful image #2539502

Bill Wyatt March 16, 2006

Very nice work congrats on POTD! #2539639

Jenny Bosmans March 16, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Manuel!! #2539719

Garth D. Beatty level-classic March 16, 2006

Very Nice!!

I like several in your gallery also. #2539774

James E. Coleman level-classic March 16, 2006

She is a beauty! Her arm creates great framing and compostition and intrigue too. very alluring perhaps it the right word, or mysterious beauty perhaps. Nice!

Jim #2539796

Joy Rector March 16, 2006

congrats on POTD #2539826

Joline Frazier March 16, 2006

Your portraiture is always so unique and beautifully composed. This is no exception, congratulations on your POTD. #2539829

Siete Meeter March 16, 2006

Wonderful, Manuel!!


Vicki Hunt March 16, 2006

This is truly exquisite! Congrats on your POTD! #2540063

Janice Hobson March 16, 2006

Awesome...beautiful...wonderful color & composition! Congratulations. #2540070

Candy Avera March 16, 2006

Amazing! Congratulations! #2540098

Joe Ciccone March 16, 2006

some time ago it would have been 'dynamite', or maybe 'boss' or 'cool', or 'fab', or outta sight'
or 'fine' or 'really bad'... I don't know what to call it, except for
'holy crap what a really nice photo' #2540182

Karen Damiani March 16, 2006

Absolutely breathtaking!! #2540312

Kathleen R. Struckle March 16, 2006

absolutely breathtaking and stunning. Congrats on POTD!! #2540347

Evy Johansen level-classic March 16, 2006

Outstanding!! Love everything about it! And a very beautiful model! Big congratulations on your wonderful POTD, Manuel! #2540415

Sue L. Cullumber March 16, 2006

Manuel, Gorgeous - perfect composition!! #2540530

Nan Fischer March 16, 2006

Beautiful! Lovely colors and light. I love the pose and her beauty. Congratulations on POTD! #2540544

Nancy Grace Chen March 16, 2006

Beautiful lighting and beautiful everything else. As always. Congrats!

Nancy #2540658

David B. Coblitz March 16, 2006

Wonderful photo! Beautiful in every respect. #2540714

Julie Comeaux March 16, 2006

Congratulations...on another breathtaking POTD! Julie (luv2photo dpc) #2540828

Virginia L. Allison March 16, 2006

Wow, great shot. Beautiful photo and beautiful subject. #2540969

March 17, 2006


March 17, 2006

Awesome picture and very beautiful subject. Congratulation Manuel. #2542201

Karen J. McDowell March 17, 2006

This so beautiful, just stunning. After viewing your gallery I'm in awe. You do amazing work. Congrats on your potd! #2542383

Garth D. Beatty level-classic March 17, 2006

It looks to me like you may have another
winner based on the response so far. #2543030

Robert Mann level-classic March 17, 2006

You sure are making that D200 sing some awfully beautiful songs, Manny! Love the framing, pose and great, as always, lighting of this! Manny (double pun intended!LOL!) Congrats on your POTD! #2543111

bob cornelison March 17, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful POTD!
I'm sure this will be a winner!
Love the colors, lighting and comp.
~:O) #2543223

Lee Anne French March 17, 2006

Absolutely stunning. Love the lighting. Awesome. #2545137

March 17, 2006

A stunning portrait! It took my breath away. A job well done. #2545228

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 18, 2006

Such lovely lighting, congratulations on your potd win! #2545526

Lori Carlson March 18, 2006

This is one of the coolest portraits I've ever seen Manuel!! That pose, that light, that framing...so WELL DONE! Big congrats on this amazing POTD! :0) #2546357

Cathy Stancil March 19, 2006

You surpass yourself with each new portrait, Manuel ! Bravo, this is extraodinairy... Congratulations, POTD well deserved. #2550822

Kenneth Mucke March 19, 2006

Hi Manuel....I would only be repeating the sentiments of everyone on here...SPECTACULAR image...Congrats #2550831

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 22, 2006

Congratulations, Manuel, on this superb finalist! #2562810

Linda L. Ruiz March 22, 2006

Congrats. this is stunning. #2563261

Erica Murphy level-classic March 22, 2006

This is exquisite! I love the composition and lighting.

Erica #2563650

Amanda Price March 22, 2006

Congrats! We'll be seeing this again! #2563989

Jesus M. Salazar March 22, 2006

Beautiful image and excellent work!!!
Congratulations!! #2564959

March 23, 2006

congratulations on your PODT!! #2566424

Susana Ms Heide March 23, 2006

Put me on the list of people who are in AWE!! Winner all the way! The lighting through the veil is gorgeous!Congrats!! #2568709

Rick Clark March 25, 2006

Exquisite portrait! #2575002

Susi Lawson March 25, 2006

Manny, I saw where u are going to be in Digital Camera Mag next month, Big Congrats! also , congrats on being 'Editors choice" in the contest also! Hey! when are we trading prints!
;)\susi #2575148

Robert Mann level-classic March 26, 2006

Big huge marvelous congrats on your Grand Prize, Manny! Let me know when the new Web Site is set up. Can't Wait to see it! COngrats again!!! #2578262

James E. Coleman level-classic March 26, 2006

This captured so much attention, it was obvious you had really struck a cord with that shot. Well done on a great shot & grand prize!
Jim #2578304

Rudra Mandal March 26, 2006

Sir I told you. I am so happy today that, not you but I have got the Grand Prize.

Janine Russell level-classic March 26, 2006

Manuel, congratulations on your Grand Prize win. #2578327

jennifer B. short March 26, 2006

Manuel, a well desreved grand prize win. This image is breathtaking. #2578426

Susi Lawson March 26, 2006

Enjoy my friend! You deserve this and all the future success sure to come! BIG CONGRATS! #2578483

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 26, 2006

Congratulations on this Most Deserving Grand Prize Win, Manuel!! Absolutely breathtaking portrait!! #2578509

Renee Doyle March 26, 2006

Congratulations on this stunning Grand Prize Win Manuel!!!! What an extraordinary image ..... beautiful work!!!

Christine I. Doumbia March 26, 2006

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Manuel. I hoped this would win! It's magnificent. #2578644

Susana Ms Heide March 26, 2006

This is perfection in every way! Many C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on this magnificient WINNER!!! #2578645

Kerby Pfrangle March 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful grand prize winner. Absolutely stunnig. kerby #2578646

Terry Joshi March 26, 2006

Congratulations on the Grand Prize - a beautiful image. #2578656

Digvijay P March 26, 2006

Congrats on your win !!!

..Jay #2578704

Jenny Bosmans March 27, 2006

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Manuel!! #2578951

Sylvia Rossler March 27, 2006

With that gorgeous light and the excellent pose this one really deserves its grand prize !! Big congratulations Manuel !! #2579099

Joline Frazier March 27, 2006

Your portraiture is incredibly well done. Congratulations on the Grand prize win. This is certainly well deserved. #2579131

Hendrik Storme March 27, 2006

Big congrats on your superb Grand prize winner!!!! #2579154

Wende Trew March 27, 2006

Big CONGRATS on this fantastic image!!! Well deserved!!! #2579182

Rene M. Hales March 27, 2006

Congratulations!! elegant and beautiful. #2579194

Manny L. Librodo March 27, 2006

Thank you...thank you everyone. This is very overwhelming. I never expected to win amidst so many gorgeous photos.

My thanks to KRYSTAL, my model. She came all the way to our school (where I took this shot) and she came up with the pose herself.:) #2579204

Evy Johansen level-classic March 27, 2006

BIG congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved Grand Prize, Manuel! And big congratulations to Krystal too!! #2579212

KHAWLA Haddad March 27, 2006

Absolutely stunnig Big Congratulations on your grand prize winner!!. #2579304

Guy D. Biechele level-classic March 27, 2006

Congratulations Manuel, on your Grand Prize win!! #2579348

Anna Diederich March 27, 2006

Congratulations! This is such a fabulous shot!

Anna #2579486

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic March 27, 2006

Congratulations on your fantasic Grand prize winner. #2579535

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum March 27, 2006


Congratulations! Well deserved, it's beautiful!

Pat #2579552

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 27, 2006

Big congrats on your GRAND PRIZE winner Manuel!!! Wonderful! #2579637

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 27, 2006

Congratulations, Manuel, on this superb Grand Prize! All the way!!!! #2579805

Megan p March 27, 2006

Fabulous, what an amazing Grand Prize winner!!! Congratulations!!! #2579828

Barbara Helgason March 27, 2006

Holy moley, I can't imagine a picture more deserving of GRAND PRIZE! Congratulations Manuel!! #2579881

Debra P. Chenault March 27, 2006

Congratulations Manuel! A well deserved win! I saw this one coming as a winner, great job!! #2579969

Anne D. Eigen March 27, 2006

Congratulations on this well-deserved GRAND PRIZE win!!! #2580069

Erica Murphy level-classic March 27, 2006

A HUGE congratulations to you Manual on this stunning GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!

Erica #2580121

Lisa C. Harness March 27, 2006

Manuel, this certainly IS a GRAND Prize winner in my book! Very impressive! Congratulations to you! #2580127

Donna W. Neal March 27, 2006

STUNNING and well deserved GRAND prize winner! Congratulations Manuel #2580174

Donna J. Eaton March 27, 2006

Congratulations on a magnificent Grand Prize Win! This is breathtaking and well deserved! #2580248

Donna J. Eaton March 27, 2006

Congratulations on a magnificent Grand Prize Win! This is breathtaking and well deserved! #2580250

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 27, 2006

I knew this was going to win! Fantastic, Manuel!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2580261

Marta Azevedo March 27, 2006

Well deserved prize #2580271

Deborah Sandidge March 27, 2006

Elegant and beautiful, congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!! #2580279

Gustavo Márquez March 27, 2006

Amazing! Congratulations on a perfect shot Manuel! #2580293

Karen J. McDowell March 27, 2006

It's no surprise that this won grand prize. A very deserving win,,congrats! #2580347

Kay Beausoleil March 27, 2006

Congratulations on your Grand Prize for this wonderful portrait, Manuel! #2580449

Milan Banik March 27, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS Manuel on your grand prize winning shot .excellent shot to the best spot ,


Amanda Price March 27, 2006

Congrats on your win! #2580483

Peter Mantione March 27, 2006

I am sure we will be seeing alot more of your images as winners. You have the gift!!!!!!!

Congrats #2580542

Lynne Morris March 27, 2006

Wow this is breathtaking, many congratulations on your win. #2580555

Cathy M. Gromball March 27, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize win, Manuel!

Cathy :) #2580594

Terrill Province March 27, 2006

Yes, "gift" is the word for it! AMAZING is another word... BIG CONGRATULATIONS SHE'S A BEAUTY!!! #2580604

Laura E. OConnor March 27, 2006

What can I say that hasn't already been said 110-fold! GORGEOUS and well deserved win!!! #2580809

Mary Clarke March 27, 2006

Many, many congraulations on this Grand Prize winner. It's a truly fantastic image! #2580984

Monika Sapek March 27, 2006

Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Manuel! Wonderful work!

Jeff Lovinger level-classic March 27, 2006

Big congratulations for your Grand Prize win. Fantastic image, from the first time I saw it. Well deserved!!!! #2581254

Martin Witt March 27, 2006

Congrats Manny! Awesome photo. #2581469

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe March 27, 2006

It's crystal clear that this is a real winner! Superb lighting!! Congratulations Big Time Winner!!! #2581494

Ronald F. Fischer March 27, 2006

Awesome winner, Manuel!! #2581648

Jill Flynn March 27, 2006

Sooooo beautiful! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win Manuel! #2581675

Sherri Conley March 27, 2006

Congratulations, Manuel, on your Grand Prize Winner ~ it's absolutely stunning! #2581738

Armando -. Arturo March 27, 2006

ALLRIGHT MANUEL!!!. Outstanding photo and soooo deserving the prize. #2582003

Cindy Paquette March 27, 2006

Your image is masterful; your model breathtaking! A hearty congratulations on the grand prize! #2582080

Kathleen R. Struckle March 27, 2006

This is a stunning image. I am so glad you took the prize. Congrats on the wonderful work!! #2582196

Cora Miller level-classic March 27, 2006

Everything about this is top notch! Congratulations on your win! #2582294

Garth D. Beatty level-classic March 27, 2006

Congratulations on your win!


Barbara J. Eads March 27, 2006

Manuel, I have seen your other wins with these girls, they are just wonderful, and you know just how to photograph them, a well deserve win! Congratulations!!! #2582371

Desire Lilyman March 28, 2006

Many thanks Manuel for this award winning shot. Its absolutely wonderful. Keep up the ggod work !!! #2582753

anonymous A. March 28, 2006

A worthy winner, Manuel. Congratulations. #2583255

Karim Abiali March 28, 2006

Congrat Manuel on grand prize, this is perfection. #2583459

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 28, 2006

Beautiful image, congratulations!! Well done! #2584696

Vicki Hunt March 28, 2006

Congratulations! Just wonderful! #2584775

Keith L. Clayton March 28, 2006

Beautiful image - Many congrats!! #2585494

Kristi A. Howson March 28, 2006

Absolutely Stunning Manuel. Perfect in every way. Congratulations on being the Grand Prize Winner. Awesome!!! #2585576

Stefan G March 28, 2006

Congratulations Manuel! Wonderful work! #2585781

Thomas S. Pipia March 28, 2006

Awesome image and great win Manuel. COngrats! #2585897

Judy Williams March 29, 2006

Well, here you go again! This has to be one of your best! Congrats, Manny #2586884

Desiree M. Bento March 29, 2006

Congratulations Manuel! I am stunned by this beautiful image! Your gallery is wonderful! Aloha no, Desiree #2589688

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic March 30, 2006

So well deserved win.. You do excellent work! Many congratulations ! #2589943

Barbara K. Breitsameter March 31, 2006

Stunning portrait Manuel. You capture her essence so perfectly. Bravo on your Grand Prize!!! #2593764

Reggie Santos April 04, 2006

Congratulations Manny..I just saw this winning photo today..well everybodys says it all!! this photo is a knockout...galing mo talaga pare, lahat dito sa betterphoto nag pa-panicked sa ganda nang mga photos mo :^)

best regards pare. MABUHAY!

*reggie* #2608484

Donna Dunbar April 05, 2006

I can Not believe that I ever missed this gorgeous image the first time you posted it, It's absolutely stunning and I'm going to add my WOW!!!!! Congrats on your grand prize win, it's well deserved!!! #2612859

Janet S. Jonas April 06, 2006

Well deserved indeed! Beautiful image. #2615354

Michael F. Azucena April 08, 2006

BRAVO!!! congratulations... ang galing talaga ng pinoy! #2622317

ALLEN O. HOWARD April 08, 2006

BEAUTIFUL and congratulations! #2623739

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri April 09, 2006

amazing work Congratulations #2625208

Tori A. Woods April 11, 2006

sorry this congrats is a little late but I knew this was absolutely magnificent the first time I saw it.....this photo is perfect........it's one that you keep looking at over and over again and you are always and continuously amazed !!

congrats Manuel for you big grand prize win and thanks for sharing your gift...........Tori #2633880

April 12, 2006


Hola and ooh la la. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SHOT... the light compusure the "subject" WOW. #2636664

April 17, 2006

Super! Very captivating, filled with warmth and beauty. The lighting is fabulous. A winner for sure. Wow, wow, wow. #2654544

Debbie Del Tejo April 27, 2006

Congratulations just do not seem enough. Thank you for sharing your wonderful GIFT with us. You are incredible and your gallery is OUTSTANDING! Bravo! #2696778

Marta Azevedo April 27, 2006

Congratulations, Manuel. Congratulations for your gallery on Digital Photo magazine
Marta #2697414

Rey Nocum May 18, 2006

Hi Idol Manny,

This is great! Congratulations! Can't wait to see your exhibit.

Pinoy power! You're a hero.

Rey #2783443

Daniella Puente September 07, 2006

Remarkable, not words can describe some feelings! #3279478

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 25, 2006

Beautiful, beautiful photo! Great portrait, colors, lighting, tones, composition!!! #3739808

Patrick R. McMullen March 13, 2007

Hi Manuel,
We communicated a little before through email a short time. This is one of the best photos I've ever seen! How do you get it to look so soft like that, can I ask you?
Pat #4050507

July 26, 2007

Beautiful composition, girl and colors :) Worth the prise! :) #4562505

Rahul Sharma August 10, 2007

What a great picture Manuel ......
Wonderfully made shot.....
The model too is extremely beautiful....

Great work....
Congratulations..... #4626822

September 05, 2007


amazing is the only thing that comes to mind #4752108

Robert A. Farmer September 06, 2007

Manuel, You achieved outstanding results with this photo (and the others in your gallery). Photographs like yours inspire me to want to improve my own skills. I would say that you did manage to "capture the individuals soul" in your image. Great job. #4754587

October 02, 2007

Absolutely stunning shot ... #4873342

November 25, 2007

Wow, when I first looked at this picture I thought that it was beautiful, Now it is just a Stunning work of art.

Great Job!
~Yen Man. #5121766

Marti de Alva December 12, 2007

You must have known when you clicked the shutter that what you were seeing was one of those magic moments we all hope for. I just spent some time going through your portolios. Two things strike me: one is your gift for using light as part of the story. The other is the feeling that you have made real contact with these people. They are revealing themselves to you, so that you are not just 'taking a picture', but there is a collaboration of mutual interest. Very inspirational Manuel! Congratulations! #5200609

Kombizz Kashani April 04, 2008

good use of lighting
nice composition
pretty model #5742394

May 16, 2008

Fantastic use of lighting.
Fabulous Photo. #5933326

July 03, 2008

Like your other shots of Jooi, Krystal is beautiful. Very well composed shot. #6137934

Carlo Cascone January 11, 2009

Nothing less than wonderful!
Carlo #7014589

Rebecca K. Lefferts February 24, 2009

Wow, gorgeous shot. That is amazing. #7207405

Ye Tun August 18, 2010

Really Awesome..especially I love the lighting. #8844963

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