O Alfaraj 1/28/2006 1:18:19 AM

nice ispiration..I really like colors and look..

Alison Greenwood 1/28/2006 2:25:23 AM

Gorgeous portrait! Fabulous detail and clarity! :o) #2348109

Dr Silly 1/28/2006 2:48:21 AM

Alison is right, gorgeous portrait. A eall hanger. :o)

Allison & John Overton 1/28/2006 4:01:04 AM

Superb portrait Manuel. Great colors and dress. Beautiful eye and composition #2348163

Paula Kelly 1/28/2006 4:22:18 AM

Very lovely candid Manuel.
Love the colouring. #2348182

Nicole Kessel 1/28/2006 4:29:19 AM

Gorgeous! #2348205

She-She Killough 1/28/2006 4:48:36 AM

Manuel you don't know me but I am a BIG FAN of your work. I have seen it on another site and just LOVE it! It is nice to see you here. You will definately Steal the show!!! :)
Welcome Manuel!!! #2348241

Donna W. Neal 1/28/2006 5:46:48 AM

Gorgeous model, lighting and pose.
Wonderful portrait Manuel! #2348455

Stan J. Bendkowski 1/28/2006 6:39:34 AM

Beautiful portrait, Manuel! #2348689

Suzy Betancourt 1/28/2006 7:37:29 AM

Manuel, I hope that she has this photo blown up and displayed at her house. As the years go by, the beauty will come through even more in this image. Simply beautiful!

Suzy #2348844

Marianne Andersson 1/28/2006 7:48:19 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! #2348873

Laura Stetser 1/28/2006 8:09:20 AM

Very striking! Stunning portrait - love the clarity in her eyes and the textures are just wonderful! #2348940

Vick Soulios 1/28/2006 8:45:25 AM

This is an amaxing photo Manuel! The gesture, colors and lighting are amazing.

This photo reminds me of a National Geographic photo labelled as the "Afghan Girl" and stunny photo taken by Steve McCurry.

Excellent photo. Great work!


Crystal E. Berryman 1/28/2006 12:27:35 PM

Beautiful. Love your works! Be safe..
Chris :) #2349739

Mary K. Mendel 1/28/2006 2:02:54 PM

Wow, Beautiful photo. #2349887

Jack R. Perry 1/28/2006 5:02:28 PM

Wonderful portrait, I love the lighting on this. #2350222

Janine Russell 1/28/2006 6:24:33 PM

Manuel, wonderful portrait with excellent colors, clarity and lighting. #2350438

William Moore 1/31/2006 9:22:02 AM

outstanding indeed #2360379

Rudra Mandal 2/1/2006 8:11:59 AM

East or West my GURU is the best :o) #2364585

Natalie Kimball 2/14/2006 6:47:17 AM

Wow, your work is spectacular! This young lady is beautiful too!!! Love the colors and everything else about this shot! Beautiful...just beautiful! #2417847

Dr Silly 2/21/2006 1:33:59 AM

Congratulations, Manuel. :o)

Rudra Mandal 2/21/2006 3:30:40 AM

Big Congratulations on your Great Finalist Sir!!
Best of luck for the next round :) #2444203

She-She Killough 2/21/2006 7:48:18 AM

Congratulations Manny! Hope all is well. :) #2446145

Stuart Dahne 2/21/2006 8:29:00 AM

Hey Manny,
Another Beautiful portait! Great to see you getting the recognition that you deserve! Good Luck with this one!
Peace & Blessings,
Your friend
Stuart #2446292

Guy D. Biechele 2/21/2006 10:06:06 AM

This portrait has it all, color, mystery, beatuty! Congratulations on this fine image. Good luck. #2447050

Niels Sandal 2/21/2006 10:40:02 AM

Fascinating, beautiful finalist image! #2447257

Life Expressions 2/21/2006 12:04:51 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #2447655

Daniel M. Bendjy 2/21/2006 2:59:40 PM

Congrats and Welcome! #2448506

Candy Avera 2/21/2006 5:07:02 PM

Beautiful! #2449296

Gerardo M. Sabado 2/21/2006 5:59:53 PM

Welcome to Betterphoto. Congrats and hope you win the top honors. Mabuhay tayo kabayan. #2449600

Paula Showen 2/21/2006 7:14:15 PM

Contratulations on your finalist! This is beautiful! #2450185

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/22/2006 2:06:24 AM

Beautiful color - wonderful look! #2451571

Cathy M. Gromball 2/22/2006 9:01:04 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Manuel!

Cathy :) #2453228

Digvijay P 2/22/2006 2:44:07 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist !

..Jay #2454314

Garth D. Beatty 2/22/2006 7:20:00 PM

Very Nice!! #2455163

Claudette Foote 2/23/2006 6:26:04 AM

Fascinating, beautiful finalist image! #2456835

Joshua R. Smith 2/23/2006 11:21:16 PM

Great Image! #2460559

Senthil Nathan 2/24/2006 12:36:32 AM

A True Winner! #2460683

Donna Dunbar 2/24/2006 9:50:13 AM

Beautiful!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the finals!!! #2462031

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/25/2006 11:35:07 AM

Beautiful finalist, very nice! #2466137

Kerby Pfrangle 2/25/2006 12:56:13 PM

I absolutely love this and congratulations on your second place win. BEAUTIFUL....Kerby #2466525

Renee Doyle 2/25/2006 1:10:28 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd place win!!!! Fantastic portrait Manuel!

She-She Killough 2/25/2006 1:58:24 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place win Manny!! :) #2467052

Garth D. Beatty 2/25/2006 6:06:52 PM

Congratulations! I knew you had a winner!! #2468086

Donna W. Neal 2/26/2006 5:53:40 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Manuel #2469890

Stuart Dahne 2/26/2006 6:21:51 AM

Hey Manny,
Congratulations on your win! Keep up the awe-inspiring work! See you at the Cafe! #2470035

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/26/2006 9:00:48 AM

I don't know how I could have missed this beautiful photo, Manual! Gorgeous shot, and well deserved of the win! #2470693

Stefan G 2/26/2006 11:27:24 AM

Congratulations, Manuel! Your portrait work is outstanding!


Tracy Reehal 2/26/2006 2:40:24 PM

Congrats, Manuel! A gorgeous portrait of a beautiful women! #2471590

David Procter 2/27/2006 7:35:27 AM

Well done Manny, I spotted this as one of yours even from the little thumbnail. David a fan from p#a*e! #2474456

Joy E. Cobb 2/27/2006 9:20:31 AM

Ahhh...you must be the famous librodo from DPChallenge? Gorgeous portrait. Congratulations on your win! #2474882

Megan p 3/1/2006 5:06:19 AM

How stunning !!!!She is gorgeous, her look, the colors, the mysteriousness of it all, a wonderful winner!!! #2482703

Dr Silly 3/1/2006 5:18:31 AM

Congratulations, Manuel for your win. :o)

Reggie Santos 3/2/2006 3:56:40 AM

Congratulations Manny...

as always your works are captivating, awesome! you'll be popular artist here just like in pbase.com :^)

MABUHAY! #2486608

Manny L. Librodo 3/2/2006 5:09:04 AM

Thanks everyone for great comments. I have ONE QUESTION and I don't know how to go about asking but since I am here now and am NEW, how do I get a free premium gallery. I followed the steps as instructed but I still didn't get an upgrade. How long do I have to wait?


Manny #2487017

Dr Silly 3/2/2006 5:57:18 AM

I would e-mail Heather. At the bottom of the page just click on contact and send a e-mail. :o)

Cathy M. Gromball 3/21/2006 5:30:53 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Manuel!

Cathy :) #2559145

Nandu Menon 5/3/2006 4:57:10 PM

awesome shot Manuel ! Beautiful lady ! #2722296

Paula Kelly 5/4/2006 1:55:55 AM


Amanda Littler 6/2/2006 12:54:42 PM

I just love this pictures and all your pictures, its pictures like this that inspire us :-), beautiful #2845419

Lua Yang 6/4/2006 1:43:29 AM

How did you do with the light? the light seems great, especially the contrast of the light and the color.

I love the girl's expression #2849892

Wojtek Dziedzic 7/6/2006 6:46:13 AM

Splendid!!! It's hard to say enything else...It's a perfect portrait to me. Cheers! #2992162

Kombizz Kashani 3/2/2007 2:02:53 AM

beautiful portrait image, nice composition & good lighting
indeed her eye penetrate into the soul of her viewer !!
If I do NOT make a mistake your name is, Manuel Librodo is Spanish and your model is a cute student, Jooi wearing an Indian Sari !
Is Jooi Indian?
It seems to me you should keep your promise with your dear wife NOT to leave her just for seductive Jooi !
Hope Jooi hasn't penetrate into your soul with her provocative eyes ! #4013392

Dr. Harmeet Singh 2/28/2008 10:46:22 PM

Wonderful..Wonderful..portrait here.You have amazing gallery..Congrats for all winners.. #5570532

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Jooi, my student.

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