Does He sometimes assist ? [People]

© Marko Domagoj Zic

Does He sometimes assist ?

Uploaded: September 27, 2006 17:43:59


I did some PS fixing on this one (cloning dust, some fixes on skin, fixing colors and contrast, some other touch-ups)...

F4.0, 1/640s, ISO 200, Sigma 70-200 2.8 EX, 200mm, outdoor shoot, model Tea, sunset. Used bounced light from left above for fill in, sunrays are created with mosquito poison smoke (!!!) We were in the middle of session when suddenly mosquito busters appeared and unitentionaly gave us great artifficial fog. There was no time to loose, the efect lasted only for about 20 seconds, I was lucky to get it right. Incredible sights as this one sometimes apear without warning: you are suddenly faced to scene every photographer would like to have... you have to ask yourself: Does He sometimes assist to photographer? Maybe for fun. :)


Ronald Balthazor level-addict September 27, 2006

Terrific, Marko. Wonderful image and effects. #530321

Rob Zuidema September 27, 2006

I agree! Absolutely wonderful! #3376047

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 27, 2006

Beautiful. Love the colors and the effect. #3376149

Scott R. Carr September 27, 2006

A great capture here, Marko. Brilliant colours and that mosquito posion smoke creates a great effect. #3376175

Cherie Early September 27, 2006

Very beautiful...I love the colors #3376534

September 27, 2006

Such a beautiful photo! #3376701

maria Warren September 27, 2006

beautiful shot I like it alot great job!!! #3376937

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 27, 2006

Marko, beautiful capture; excellent colors and lighting. #3376980

Pat Gamwell September 27, 2006

BREATHTAKING shot, Marko! The depth of color & clarity are incredible! #3377213

Paul Slate September 28, 2006

Hello, Marko. Great shot! Your preparation paid off! Beautiful model, great lighting and what a wonderful pose and smoke effect! #3378482

Robin R. September 28, 2006

Beautiful capture. #3380660

Jill E. Curnutt-Howerton October 26, 2006

WOW what a beautiful shot Marko,
great job love the lighting and the colors and the flowers
just beautiful #3501492

Janis Katlaps October 26, 2006

Beautiful!!! Think He was somewhere nearby:) #3501618

Mata Patan October 26, 2006

congrats! #3502085

Steve M. Harrington October 26, 2006

Magical capture, Marko. #3502276

Rick Clark October 26, 2006

Marko - Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, beautiful! #3502746

Peter Mantione October 26, 2006

Looks like Grand Prize Winner to me!


Peter #3503013

Chastity Abbott October 26, 2006

I second that!!!! Beautiful congrats to you on this amazing portrait!!!!! #3503492

Datha Y. Thompson October 26, 2006

Congratulations!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! #3503878

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Great portrait and story. Congratulations on your finalist win! #3504012

Graeme yew Chow October 26, 2006

Wat a marvellous image! I like to see this a winner next round, Marko. #3504313

October 27, 2006

cestitam! :) #3506383

Sharon King October 27, 2006

AMEN!! This is just Terrific! WOW! Congratulations! #3507886

Manuel Barrera October 27, 2006

Congratulations #3508418

Margie Hurwich October 27, 2006

This is just beautiful! Congratulations! #3508464

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Marko, congratulations on your finalist. #3508857

Megan p October 29, 2006

Beautiful!!! Congratulations!! #3517165

She-She Killough October 29, 2006

I knew this was special the first time I laid eyes on it!! And I do think HE was with you, how nice it is to have such help. I need it all the time. :)
COngratulations on this all time winner Marko! LOVELY!!! #3517575

Deborah Sandidge October 29, 2006

Beautiful light and a lovely lady, congratulations Marko! #3518125

Milan Banik October 29, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful win. #3518512

Datha Y. Thompson October 29, 2006


Inge Johnsson October 29, 2006

Great mood and light in this portrait! Congratuations on your 2nd place win also. #3518713

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3518910

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Marko, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519623

Graeme yew Chow October 29, 2006

Yeah ! it is truly a winner that I love to see, Marko. You should printed this out in A3 size at least and hang up. #3519860

October 30, 2006

Beautiful! Absolutely stunning. Congrats on the 2nd place winner. Nice color, nice comp. The Lord does move in mysterious ways. #3523589

Sam Britt October 30, 2006

Congratulations on this outstanding 2nd place winner!
Sam #3523596

Bunny Snow level-classic November 01, 2006

While the photographic effect of mosquito laden sprays with the form of rays is quite effective, the neurological damage can be another story.

Insecticides used to kill mosquitoes are toxic to the central nervous system of all animals, including humans. It contains significant levels of mixed xylene isomers which are known to cause damage to the brain and nervous system, leading to dementia like symptoms -- confusion and inability to concentrate, short term memory loss that re-occurs whenever you are reexposed to fragrances, petroleum distillates which are in gasoline, paints, plastics, floor strippers, synthetic substances that kill weeds and fungi and other pests, and a wide array of consumer products.

Having been poisoned with such, I would not bask in the light, but escape from the area immediately and remove the toxic poisons from further being absorbed into my skin by immediately showering with soap and water washing all clothing separately.

There is no cure for the toxic effects that may ensue. Physicians are told to treat the symptoms, not try to cure the disease (that follows). Prevention is the only hope.

So, while the effect for the portrait seems pleasing, the after effect is not. #3532189

Cathy M. Gromball November 02, 2006

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Marko! Wonderful portrait!

Cathy :) #3537103

Ibarionex R. Perello November 02, 2006

Bloody gorgeous. Great job taking advantage of that unexpected moment. We should all be as ready for a precious moment like this. Congrats on the win. This is an awesome image. #3538582

Jill Lenkowski November 02, 2006

Beautiful photo! Everything about it is just perfect. #3539361

Mohd J. Al Kubaisi November 03, 2006


RC Fritz November 08, 2006

Superb. Wonderful image. Big congrats, Marko! ":^D} #3561497

Jennifer Cuscino November 08, 2006

my goodness! this is a spectacular photo. great contrasting colors, attractive subject, light rays, sharp focus. ughh, so wish I had taken it! well done. #3563191

March 25, 2007

This woman model has a nice smile, too. I used to see an attractive woman doctor years ago with a kind heart and a sweet smile-and a nice smile on a woman appeals to me, like I sometimes judge women by how they smile because of her! #4096850

Rich Collins April 25, 2007

Well Marko you certainly don't need any more compliments, so I just want to thank you for including so much info. It is always helpful when others can discover any helpful hints. #4214034

Patrick R. McMullen September 07, 2007

Congratulations! Nice light and happy coincidence with the fog..good work!
Pat #4759367

Melissa Olsen March 01, 2009

This is the first time I am seeing this fabulous image...why it didn't take the number one spot I will never know. I am blown away by both the beauty of the model and your photography. Outstanding! #7230002

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