Last week, our school observed the Spirit Week. Our students came in costume according to the theme. This is Stella. Though she was only pretending as a character in one of the space movies, her appearance that day actually is the kind that we can see everywhere.
She did pose for me. But how many similar appearances can we see roaming in our streets.
Stella is a good actress. She gave me a look that beg for questions. Do we have the answers?
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selman (371) 2005-10-03 12:55
Very good photo :)
ALSOM (6616) 2005-10-03 13:01
great, great portrait ! the eye and the lips stand out, nice dof as well.
richtersl (3546) 2005-10-03 13:02
Stella looks lovely. She has that mysterious look about her, not unlike that of Mona Lisa. You can't help but wonder what she was thinking when you were taking her picture.
Paolo (41222) 2005-10-03 13:07
Hi Manny, excellent image, with a wondeful and soft b/w, great light on the face, a fantastic view on the eye and the same your wonderful mood of shadows!
duckpond (27) 2005-10-03 13:07
Great shot. The B&W works wonders here. The composition is great and we have to give lots of credit to Stella for the pose.
It looks like she is peering into your heart, trying to see if you are really who you claim to be...
alimo3 (6854) 2005-10-03 13:11
this is a great one !!!
really graphic with a fine BW convertion.
what a dramatic gaze.
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2005-10-03 13:13
Huh, that's a pretty good picture. Actually, it's quite fantastic. Nicely composed - great metering. Everything is perfect.
kabe (2011) 2005-10-03 13:21
I really like this photo.
Good composition and really nice, interesting portret.
toni_al (15875) 2005-10-03 13:24
Superbe portrait, et grande composition.
Very nice shot
jasmis (57856) 2005-10-03 13:51
Saying simply - masterpiece. Nothing to add.
dolin (15647) 2005-10-03 14:31
Il est SPLENDIDE ce portrait.
Le jeu de lumière et d'ombre est très très bien géré et donne une photo incroable.
Le regard est percant et impressionannt.
Très bon cadrage également.
cessy (13647) 2005-10-03 14:49
very very nice portrait
the expression is well captured, the eye is very captivating
beautiful light and fabulous BW tones
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-10-03 15:38
One of the top photo on this site. Perfect. Amazing sharpness on eye. mukemmel...Bravo
tictic (232) 2005-10-03 16:05
It is very difficult to choose a portrait in particular in all those
which you posted, it are all fantastic in fact.I like the use
of the black and white as well as the light on this one.
ephemere33 (9743) 2005-10-03 16:15
une très belle image portrait...le noir et blanc est judicieusement bien choisi...le regard de l'enfant est interrogateuret penseur à la fois...bravo manny...amicalement BI
misterB (2250) 2005-10-03 16:52
A stunning portrait made even more realistic by the use of B&W.
What is behind the eye?
hot (261) 2005-10-03 16:57
adrost (2378) 2005-10-03 17:18
Beautifull secret portrait!!!
DaveMacPhee (1140) 2005-10-03 18:51
I love it Manny. I think this is your best portrait yet. Well done.
Quentin (5280) 2005-10-03 19:06
This is a great composition and a beautiful B&W. Well done
eleparc (24063) 2005-10-03 19:19
a very tense photo, manny! very well done! you really have a knack for this kind of shot!
verge (1242) 2005-10-03 19:21
Manny, as always very impressive portrait from you. the eye is superb......rgds
agerrard (338) 2005-10-03 23:04
An intriging photo. The eye of the viewer is immediately drawn to the eye of the subject. Nice work!
kclai (2267) 2005-10-03 23:56
This is truely a B&W image. Everything is but Black and White in color. You gave the softness to the hand while hardness to the scraf she's wearing.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-10-04 3:40
Great B&W option, a intelligent Stella girl actress but not the last excelent picture you take the least you are I think also like a self-portrait in the pupil eye of the girl. I'm wrong ;??? It could be my imagination working, but real or not this Eye and her face expression is a must.
Very well done, splendid work and very well seen by both!
OBRIGADO and thwe best to you.
ropetko (0) 2005-10-04 3:56
I knew you will darken her! :)
Still, this is a very good portrait and she is obviously a very good actress.
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. Face of a woman hides many secrets no man can ever answer.
Take care Manny, see you!
mimmareu (594) 2005-10-04 3:58
A really wonderfull B&W portrait.
faubry (35405) 2005-10-04 4:34
impressionnant!!!! i like a lot!very beautiful portrait, congratulations Many, it' s really wonderful, great light!
Sherrish (0) 2005-10-04 10:19
A really perfect shot!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-10-04 12:06
This is excelent portrait photography, the shining light on her eye, the covered face, it seemed like she was part of a hill tribe from another planet,
very dramatic shot,
carper (96) 2005-10-04 12:32
shot from the master himself,
very good portrait Manuel, fantastic crop,good choose the black and white, very good job,
Graal (98293) 2005-10-04 13:49
yes, Stella is a good actress and You show it us. Here much expression in this image. Great in B&W. Very well done.
ChrisJ (100112) 2005-10-05 6:58
A stunning b&w portrait, with an excellent tonal range. Superb dof, graphism, & sharpness. Good work!
kozerog (1288) 2005-10-06 5:15
Superb shot Manny. I love your portraits and this one is something. Eyes!!!
Valentia (1522) 2005-10-06 16:43
Brilliant!! The processing is absolutelt perfect. Just a wonderful photo. What skill!!
smartins (1967) 2005-10-06 19:55
Just perfect! I don´t have words... I'm speachless!
The only thing I can say is: I love it!
Congrats for your wonderful work!
pancla (395) 2005-10-14 15:48
Great portrait. Congratulations to the author and to Stella, of course.
dsidwell (9783) 2005-10-14 18:06
Another masterful use of b/w to bring out texture, light and emotion. This photo is also blessed with having an engaging pose, too!
partha (14020) 2005-10-17 14:05
Extraordinary shot.You have chosen rightly B&W media.Thank u.
awiefoong (181) 2005-11-07 8:11
incredible shot manny. this is the national geography standard... very nice!
Mingfang (1415) 2005-11-16 10:30
Supper compositio! this make me remeber "looking for the girl of afghanistan" by National geographic. powerful feeling!
babri (422) 2006-05-15 16:45
Wow, Great portrait!
Focus is right on the eye. Did you post-process the eye seperately? Anyway, the result is wonderful. High contrast works very well. Thanks for sharing.
hajle (1087) 2006-09-08 14:11
great as usual:>
what to say more?
eugeneahn (298) 2006-09-08 14:57
Wonderful dramatic image. Great job on the print, regardless of whether the darkroom was wet or dry.
puffy (263) 2006-11-04 16:14
No, we surely don't have any answer... but again, you have captured her expression sooo well, those details again... is just so good. I like her sparkling eyes...
sanalytis (1634) 2006-12-31 5:21
Stunning!! Nothing more I can say.
DavorSt (123) 2008-02-11 7:11