Sofia Mendes: Love it. Just Perfect
Joao Sobral has manipulated all his 3 entries with invites from facebook friends giving top ratings, and then by using multiples fake accounts to upgrade his images with 5,0 ratings and 0,5 ratings to downgrade every attractive image.
He has targeted 1 of my image in this challenge.
He also targeted 2 other of my images in 2 different challenges with 5 times the lowest rating because I exposed his winning trick.
Joao Sobral has manipulated all his 3 entries with top ratings of 5,0 using multiples fake accounts and 0,5 ratings to downgrade every attractive image.
He has targeted 3 of my images in 3 different challenges with 5 times the lowest rating because I exposed his winning trick.
Facebook friends and multiples fake accounts are the tools to success for the ultimate looser.
Jan2009: There seems to be VOTING FRAUD or manipulation on this winning entry. I believe the entrant Joao Sobral may have over done the voting by getting a 1-2 finish. I HIGHLY DOUBT the validity of this win.
Please no sand bagging or facebook friends, thank you.
Ali Afify: wonderful pic .. I like it so much . ;)
teeoh717: Absolutely stunning. I'd hesitate to call any photograph perfect, but I wouldn't know what else to call this shot.
Fantastic job, congrats.
Thank you very much
Nagas: I like this image very much. Every detail in it can talk a story. Look at his hands!Thanks for showing this picture there.
Thank you for your comment teeoh717!
The way this image took place is a bit different too:I am on the way to a village coming down from a pass at around 4000m alt in East Nepal. I am alone with no guide and a 15 kg backpack. I was lost for quite a while, going the wrong way in the forest; common in Nepal, there are paths everywhere! Then after maybe an hour turning around I could see green fields through the trees.Above the village there are barley fields and this young sherpa boy was just running down the hill having fun. I took the camera out and clicked without thinking much... only weeks later while I uploaded the images on the laptop did I realized it is actually a powerful image expressing freedom and innocence.A lucky shot!
Jan2009: Your competitor knew your image is a threat. So there is at least 5 account used by the same group of friends or person.
As you mentioned this is not photoshopped then I salute you.
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You can go on http://www.alamy.com
type C2EBAY into the search and you will see portrait in a low edited version.
Not photoshopped is not correct.The lips colors are untouched, the eyes have been brightened, the background blurred a bit and +2-3% saturation, but there is not much work done.That may look a bit over-saturated on your screen maybe because I use a laptop screen in the moment while I travel.
Well I just hope Joao Sobral has the courage to close his multiples accounts and stop cheating other photographers for his own profit.
Very beautiful composition and image quality
Jan2009: I am humbled even coming 2nd to omtapas!! :) Yippieee!!! Congratulations
Very sweet of you! I loved you image too!
Thank you very much for your appreciation - Om Mami Padme HumWhere the 0,5 and 1 ratings needed?
Thank you very much for your appreciation - Om Mami Padme Hum
Congratulations... must win!
Yes, one of the 5 best eyes image for me.
If you want to know where you o.5 ratings come from, please look on the comments of the winner photo of Joao Sobral.
Keep up your nice work.
Joao Sobral, photographer of images #1 and #2 has opened multiple accounts to upgrade his images and downgrade any concurrence.Matilde and Sofia Mendes are two known account.See his next winning image in "The eyes have it" and you will understand it all.