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Uploaded: June 30, 2011 04:25:50


CATEGORY: Details & Macro (January 28, 2012)

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, return light not detected, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Karen Celella level-deluxe July 01, 2011

Wonderfful story telling image that works very well in B&W, Usman! #1389606

Rona L. Schwarz July 02, 2011

Marvelous composition, Usman! The lighting and detail is exquisite - wonderful in B&W and perfect for the MT! #9502924

Katarina Mansson July 10, 2011

Superb tones, exposure, action, details and storytelling capacity! #9519428

Marcie A. Fowler July 10, 2011

I agree with the rest. An excellent image Usman. One of my favs. #9519518

Joy Rector July 10, 2011

awesome #9519546

Datha Y. Thompson July 11, 2011

story telling and I agree Excellent detail and perfect in B/W Usman..
Love it :) #9523788

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 08, 2011

Do you know how hard it is to select just one monthly favorite of yours? Darn near impossible, Usman. But this is it for July. The main reasons are the light, the comp, and the details. I feel like I'm there watching him mold the clay. Truly spectacular... and a winner in my book. #9590542

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 16, 2011

Thanks everyone and I appreciate your kind remarks and time.

UB. #9609013

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 25, 2011

Fantastic light, Usman. Congratulations on your finalist. #9628102

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congrats Usman on your Outstanding Finalist! #9628718

Jessica Jenney August 25, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on your beautiful finalist! #9628846

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 25, 2011

it's a beauty... huge congrats!!! #9629274

Kim Andelkovic August 25, 2011

Congrats UB....great image :-) #9629756

Carol Eade level-addict August 25, 2011

Just beautiful, Usman, congratulations on your finalist! #9629904

Phyllis A. Houghton August 25, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist Usman. WTG! #9629905

August 25, 2011

Beautiful #9630359

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Usman. #9630418

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Great capture!! congratulations! #9630629

Mukesh Srivastava August 25, 2011

A Big congrats for another Silver and good luck for the GOLD, Usman!!!!! #9630726

Rona L. Schwarz August 25, 2011

Fabulous and one of my favorites, Usman! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round! #9631004

Marijana Fajgl August 26, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on your amazing finalist! #9632232

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Usman. #9632379

Thomas E. Hinds August 26, 2011

Beautifully done, Usman! Love the tones and detail! Congratulations on this Finalist! #9632460

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic August 26, 2011

Fantastic tone and presentation!! Congratulations,Usman, hope to see this image again !! #9632902

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 26, 2011

Congrats on this super finalist Mukesh!

jo ann c. #9633238

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Beautiful light, tones and excellent details on this artisan's hands as he works his clay and his craft. Beautifully and sensitively presented, Usman. Congratulations and all the best in the upcoming round! #9633435

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Congratulations! This is absolutely fantastic Usman!! #9633466

Bill Johnson August 26, 2011

Usman, Congrats on your selections as a finalist. Good luck! #9633884

Michele Peterson level-classic August 26, 2011

I love this, Usman. Such a wonderful story telling image, and great details. Congratulations on both of your finalists!! #9633979

Lorna Shutter August 26, 2011

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful Finalists this month, Usman!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #9635310

Claudine Grove level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Congrats on your finalist Usman. Very nice moody picture. #9635458

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 27, 2011

Beautiful b/w, Usman; congratulations! #9637290

Patrick Rouzes August 27, 2011

Hey, Usman, exceptional finalist, my friend! Congratulations! #9637739

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 20, 2011

Many thanks to each of you for your time and kind comments!!

UB. #9682635

Katarina Mansson October 17, 2011

Good luck on getting an even higher rated award for this beauty Usman - it sure is worth it! #9739912

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 17, 2011

This is beautiful, Usman and hope this time it goes for the Gold!

Dominick #9739937

Richard B. Hallick level-classic October 17, 2011

This study of the hands of the potter is stunning. #9740354

Marcie A. Fowler October 17, 2011

Still love this one . . . great details. #9741092

Ellen Hodges October 19, 2011

Huge congrats on a stunning finalist, Usman!! Saw a great Kodak for you, too!! Best luck, Usman!! #9746149

Jessica Jenney October 19, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous finalist! #9747560

Valentin M. Armianu October 19, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Usman! Amazing B&W!! #9748137

Susan Fox October 19, 2011

Congrats on your finalist! #9748148

Debbie Bray October 20, 2011

Very beautiful work, Usman, as always! Congratulations on your finalist too! #9749669

Debra R. Harder October 20, 2011

This is AMAZING, Usman!! Love the lighting...and the b/w tones and textures are superb. Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT finalist! Deb #9750536

Marcel J. Fernandez October 22, 2011

Beautiful work here, Usman. Congratulations on your Finalist. #9754230

Amy M. Wilson November 17, 2011

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist, Usman!! #9814949

Jeffrey M. Smith January 20, 2012

This is a VERY deserving finalist! Well thought out, and taken to completion.
EXCEPTIONAL focus, DoF, framing, comp, PoV coupled with the perfect choice of B&W (B&W made the shot) make this a true piece of art!
Jeff #9931546

Marcel J. Fernandez January 27, 2012

Usman, A big congratulations to you on your two Splendid Finalist. #9950325

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe January 27, 2012

Wow what an extraordinary image, so well composed and filled with emotion and detail. Love it. Congrats on your finalist award so well deserved. #9950490

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 14, 2012

Belated Congratulations on your Finalist Usman. I love the clarity & detail! #10136604

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