photo nuts: One of the best photos I have seen in a long, long time. This is an amazing shot!
Thank you very much...
maboule123: Ah...My Teacher's Dream: Put them into a cage UNTIL they learn!!!!
Brings back memories...
Werli Francois: Thank you for the comments and the votes.... a miracle, no sandbagging!!!
It was taken in Nepal, in a school near the Tibetan border.
Hello Louis!Yes you are probably right!Thank's for your comment!
radpa: jailhouse rocks ;)
Yes!!! nice comment!
thanasaki: A well deserved winner , with a great photo! Congratulations!
santamonica812: I love this one. Great job!
Thank you for the comments and the votes.... a miracle, no sandbagging!!!
Thank you for the comments...
Werli Francois: "Images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge."
The picture named "Gazing" is from the 28 November 2010...
13 hours later, the image has been deleted. I kept a copy just in case of doubts.
"Images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge."
jmoutinho: Wonderful. Great portrait. Congrats,
Both entries are without EXIF data, just a date on the image? Are they following the rules?
l_objectif: This is a really superb shot that deserve the first place!But please Werli, do me a favour; let me know in advance when you are entring a challenge, so I won't bother! ;)Louis
Yes Louis, I will let you know!
Rajamurthy: There is more anxiety and fear in the eyes than the claim of the title.
Anxiety and fear in her eyes?
You are right I felt the same: she is a Tamil woman from a slum near Siddaiah Road in Bangalore. She is poor; her hut must be 3 by 3 meter.My motorbike mechanic is close by and the slum is like an island in between all the Muslim houses...
Then why "The veiled smile": because all her friends were around her making her laugh and she laughed the whole time behind the veil and I can still see it...
I thought it is yours... congratulations...
Very good composition...
Werli Francois: I don't have much confidence/experience with men portrait in this age. But!when I saw the challenge I remembered the North Indian Muslim tea maker/seller married with a Muslim lady from Andhra. He has incredible light green eyes... In India people usually do not care about the eyes colors.It took me 2-3 days and a tea every time until I could ask him if I can take a portrait. My idea was with a turban, but he did not have any that day.Well I don't know if it deserves 12 times 5.0 votes or it is just someone having fun with the votes, anyway it was fun and my last image with a 5D Mark II.Funny, I only realized on that last day that my backup 5D M2 had a better AF than my main body sold the previous week.
I added a copy of the original cropped color file with a bit more contrast and sharpening in my gallery.