Paddy picking

© Luhut Napitupulu

Paddy picking

Uploaded: April 11, 2005


f/8, 1/160 sec, Nikon AFS 28-70mm f/2.8 D, Cinangneng - Bogor - West Java - Indonesia, model: Ms. Anneu Sonia, 9 April 2005 at 15.05.


Donald K. Cherry April 11, 2005

Luhut, this is a fabulous composition! I really like the perspective you have chosen for this shot! Very well done! #235257

Bob Cournoyer level-classic April 11, 2005

Great composition....Excellent lighting...Beautiful young woman

Bob #1245484

Lori Ditlefsen April 11, 2005

Wonderful shot and very nice scenery to go with the beautiful girl. Nice color and clarity. Nice perspective and composition too! Well done, Luhut! #1245494

Deborah Sandidge April 11, 2005

Beautifully composed, such a visually interesting image - great work, Luhut! #1245555

Thy Bun April 11, 2005

I totally agree with everyone. No more words to say. Excellent shot. #1245582

Dale Ann Cubbage April 11, 2005

Gorgeous image. She is so beautifully lit, even though the sky seems a bit cloudy and gray. So beautiful, we will see this again in the finals, I'm sure! It's a delight!

da #1245598

Claudette Foote April 11, 2005

Wow so beautiful.. Breathe taken... Excellent #1245760

Detrick V. Martin April 11, 2005

beautiful photo, well done! #1246257

Leah-Anne Thompson April 11, 2005

Great image, lovely exposure #1246654

Luhut Napitupulu April 11, 2005

Thank you all...I really very much appreciate your comments on my photo..cheers... #1247032

Carolyn J. Connolly May 29, 2005

Really beautiful image, Luhut!! Congratulations on your most deserved Photo Of The Day!! :o) #1406837

Kate Jackson May 29, 2005

Great travel picture Luhut. Beautiful image and conveys something typical of the country! #1406858

Lori S. Aschbrenner May 29, 2005

This is such a beautiful enviromental portrait, Luhut! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #1406893

Bill Houghton May 29, 2005

Beautiful shot Luhut. Great composition and good work. #1406913

May 29, 2005

great image #1406914

Tom Andersen May 29, 2005

This image is soooo perfect, Luhut! Congratulations on a very well deserved POTD! #1406934

Karen Engelbreth May 29, 2005

Big congrats on your POTD, Luhut! #1406939

Andrew Colby May 29, 2005

Beautiful Model, great image, congratulations =) #1406970

Scott Pedersen May 29, 2005

Excellent compositon. Nice work #1406992

Tammy McAllister May 29, 2005

Beautiful image! Congratulations!
Tootles #1407006

Mark R. Alonso May 29, 2005

Wonderful image Luhut. Keep up the great work. #1407056

Ed Heaton May 29, 2005

I'm going to have agree withe Andrew on this too, a very pretty model! I like you use of flash here and the focus is tack sharp. Well done! #1407115

Ermanno Radice May 29, 2005

Gorgeous shot, beautiful model great color and sharping, wonderful composition, congrats, Luhut! #1407131

Laura Clay-Ballard May 29, 2005

incredibly gorgeous shot. The coloring, the model, the action.. all of it is superb! congrats on potd. #1407143

Jeff Lovinger level-addict May 29, 2005

Beautiful shot, Luhut. This reminds me of time I spent around parts of Indonesia; Bali, Java, Sumatra, etc. Nice images in your gallery. #1407254

Joy Rector May 29, 2005

Beautirul shot. Congrats on you POTD. #1407297

Dan Walters May 29, 2005

Great image. Really like the composition. #1407314

Luhut Napitupulu May 29, 2005

Dear all,

Thank you so much for giving comments on my photo...but I am very confused as I do not understand what POTD means and I tried to find out but without success....please let me know what it means...:-)

Best regards...

Luhut #1407320

Joy Rector May 29, 2005

Luhut, this photo was chosen Photo of the Day here at #1407330

Joy Rector May 29, 2005

Click on "newsletter" in the left column and then click on photo of the day archives and it should be the last one in the column. #1407336

Luhut Napitupulu May 29, 2005

Thanks Joy, but could you give me the link where I can find it?

Thanks... #1407338

May 29, 2005

When I looked at this picture, I said wow! and promptly sent it to all my friends. It's! #1407349

May 29, 2005

Great shot! Can you tell us which Nikon camera/flash was used? Was this taken in raw or jpeg? I gather that this was taken in the camera manual mode? How did you determine the correct exposure/shutter speed? Has there been any post processing? #1407500

Luhut Napitupulu May 29, 2005

Hi Locket,

I used Nikon D1X and Nikon Flash SB80DX. It was taken in raw mode so that I could still have a chance to edit better. The exposure was based on the available light, so, I set the normal meter to the background / the cloud/sky. Certainly her face will then be dark, so I did fill in her face with the flash, but not frontally. I pointed the flash to the (swing?) right hand side, with manual mode flash and reduced the power by 2 stops (If I am not mistaken). I hope this explains well.

Best regards

Luhut #1407532

Noel Baebler May 29, 2005

Beautiful, Luhut! #1407583

Michelle R. Kovach May 29, 2005

Congratulations Luhut! Here are the links to the Photo of the Day. You can view previous images at the first one & sign up to receive the newsletter for yourself at the second one.

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Cathy Barrows May 29, 2005

Congrats...she is too beautiful to picking in a paddy #1407708

May 29, 2005

Thanks Luhut for the explanation! How long did it take for you to set this up and then take the shot? Sounds like you had to bracket to get it right, especially for the fill flash on her face.

Lockett #1407721

Elisabeth A. Gay May 29, 2005

Beautiful Luhut, congrats on getting POTD
Ann #1407728

Luhut Napitupulu May 29, 2005

Hi Locket,

It was not long as I had to decide quickly before I lost the moment. It was between 1 - 3 minutes..

Regards.. #1407765

May 29, 2005

Wow! That's darn quick. Once again, nice job!!

Lockett #1407806

Evy Johansen level-classic May 29, 2005

Wonderful image, Luhut! Many congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #1407860

Gary Riedel May 29, 2005

Luhut, your image is so meaningful and captured at the precise moment in time and space. Beautiful work. #1407863

Gary Riedel May 29, 2005

Luhut, your image is so meaningful and captured at the precise moment in time and space. Beautiful work.

Gary #1407875

Luhut Napitupulu May 29, 2005

Dear all,

Thanks a lot for your compliments...

Best regards


Debbi Smirnoff May 29, 2005

Wonderful lighting on this! Great job!
Debbi #1408009

Leonard Pierce May 29, 2005

Congratulations Luhut!!! This is a very beautiful and perfectly done image!!! Very deserving of POTD!...I'll be looking for it in the finalists. #1408021

Mary E. Heinz May 29, 2005

I'm new to the site and get more excited
each time I log in. I love taking photos
but I sure love looking at them too....
especially when they are this great!
It almost looks like a painting....
just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. #1408173

Lori Carlson May 29, 2005

Amazing photo Luhut!! A big congratulations to you on your POTD!! #1408192

Kay Beausoleil May 29, 2005

A wonderful composition and great light -- congratulations on your POTD, Luhut! #1408197

Charles R. Frey May 29, 2005

I think the bluish-gray clouds were perfect for this shot. I don't think you get as good of a shot with a bright blue sky. The skin tones are absolutely rich, and her blouse really makes this image great, especially a very nice warm tone to contrast the dull sky. Well done! #1408207

Charles R. Frey May 29, 2005

I hope the fire ants didn't get you, while taking this shot. The fire ants in rice fields can be very vicious, as I found out last year in the Philippines, taking some rice field landscape photos, while wearing sandals. #1408216

Wayne Nolting May 29, 2005

Great angle for the lighting and I too like perspective. Your model really stands out in the picture because of the simplicity of the background and the colors of her outfit. You were fortunate to find such beautiful woman for your picture and I love her expression. #1408274

Leanne M.E. Boyd May 29, 2005

Beautiful photograph, congratulations on your POTD! #1408297

Luhut Napitupulu May 29, 2005

Thank you all for your tips...I really appreciate it...

Best regards #1408301

Mary L. Graham May 29, 2005

Just Stunning Luhut, congratulations on your POTD! =) #1408358

Luhut Napitupulu May 29, 2005

I thank you so much, Marry...

Best regards


May 29, 2005

Wow excelent composition and technique #1408410

Kathleen R. Struckle May 29, 2005

Stunning image!! Congrats on POTD!! #1408574

Roberta R. Hedman May 29, 2005

Awesome!!!!!! #1408601

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 29, 2005

WOW, congratulations on your POTD, Luhut, for this magnificent and outstanding image!
-Debby #1408902

bob cornelison May 29, 2005

Congrats on this awesome POTD!
~:O) #1409040

HM Yusof Yassin May 29, 2005

Setinggi Tahniah pada Luhut!!! Foto nya cukup menarik dan mengagumkan!!! Keep up the good work !

(* Cuma satu komen:Judul foto itu elok dipakai "Paddy Harvesting")Salam dari Brunei Darussalam. #1409079

May 29, 2005

beautifully done.i love the contrast and the brightness.but I wonder if the girl is a model.i'd sure love to be shot so flawlessly #1409745

Dawna L. Stafford May 30, 2005

Breathtaking. I keep returning to view this photo again and again. #1409882

Luhut Napitupulu May 30, 2005

Dear all,

honestly speaking, I am very happy to get all of your tips and commments as this is my first photograph to have been selected as POTD in Betterphoto...
Thanks a million....:-)

Best regards... #1411113

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 30, 2005

Fantastic image, congreats on your potd win!! #1412930

Sharie L. Voss May 31, 2005

What a pleasing composition. Kinda looks like sunset time the way the light is along with the tone of the lighting. A job that looks very hard ,you have shown us viewers such beauty. Wonderful shot #1413316

Luhut Napitupulu May 31, 2005

Thanks for your pleasing tips, Donna and Sharie..I really appreciate it...

Regards #1414583

Dr Silly level-classic August 02, 2005

Simple put WOW. Your gallery has 9 photos, 3 wins, to me this should have be a win. Great shooting.

Dr Silly

Sandra Freyler November 02, 2005

I love this image! Perfect in every way! You have such a nice gallery! Awesome work! #2028153

C A July 30, 2007

I have to agree: WOWWWWWWWWWW Best wishes from holland, Corné #4579064

Luhut Napitupulu July 31, 2007

Dr. S, Sandra and Corne, thanks a lot... #4582396

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