Lovely lighting. Congrats on the win.
Very nice photo. I don't think I've seen many photos here that get 5 votes of 5.0, but not a single vote of 4.0 or 4.5. Interesting.
jezsik, I also hate to call you on your own calling, but I think you did not do enough research into what an environmental portrait is, and how that differs from traditional portraits. You gave a link to an image, which is not a "true environmental portrait" (as you describe it). It's not close to environmental. It is a lovely, TRADITIONAL, portrait.
You also quoted from Wikipedia, but I think you looked up "portraits" and did not look up "environmental portraits." If you had, you would have seen information that might have led you to change your post (or to avoid posting it at all).
I am not sure why santamonica did not point this out to you. I think he/she is more diplomatic than I. :-)
very clean and nice. I assume you did some cropping. If so, really good job with that! Well-deserved high finish.
This seems pretty close to a traditional portrait. Love her expression.
Love the composition. Difficult light, though.
Wow. Just a spectacular shot. [jaw on floor]
Love the image. Hate the meaningless and lazy title.
Love the composition. Don't love the post-processing...looks too much like HDR to me.
I love that you had the guts to put a child in the chair (nothing in the rules about the chair being empty). Votes look like you were punished more than rewarded for thinking outside the box. Still, a nice finish, and I love the composition of the shot, and the look on the girl's face
Moody, great lighting . . . you definitely deserved a high finish. Great job!
Great shot. And a refreshing lack of sandbagging votes...may be a record! :-)
A well-deserved win (although I loved the second-place finisher as well)
How funny. I remember this guy from the Merangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India, years and years ago. He's still apparently doing well (put on a few pounds), still enjoying his smoking. Thanks for the fond memory!
Great capture. High score for the shot, minus a few full points for the dreadful vignetting.
This would be an amazing shot if cropped tight on the smoker's face.
Wow, what a great example of an environmental portrait. Really really nice.
I love this shot, and would give it a 5.0 in any nature, mountain, etc challenge. But there's nothing about it that says "China" to me.