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Yesterday the "Caracas fashion week" ended. I was the main photographer and, picking and scanning around I saw her and ask for a photo. She is Dayana Mendoza and won the "Elite" (or Ford? can´t remember, bah!) contest few years ago. For me, she is the most powerful and expressive model here in Venezuela. Reminds me somekind of Milla Jovovich.
I know is a dark image (blah blah blah) and noised (blah blah blah)... but, as I always say, I´m a PRO and I know what I do and why. A flash (even for fill) must ruined the mood...and I HATE FLASH!!!! and I love my high ISO pictures, and the darkness enhace the run usual at the backstages.
After sooooo long time, I´m back and glad to read your posts!!!!
PD: I wanna dedicate this image to my mate cweeks [link] who is a MONSTER working in BW and doing this kind of image. Chris, you rules! ;)
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:icongarconrapide:
Garconrapide Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Muy buena,

Muy bonita

:couch:
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:iconalbertofoto:
albertofoto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
gracias, esa chica acaba de ganar el Miss Universo hace unas tres semanas... imagínate cuán famosa será ahora jajajaja
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:iconblondelover:
Blondelover Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
quiero a encuéntrela algun dia :)
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:iconsimounet:
Simounet Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Me gusta mucho su expresión y la luz !
Bravo ! :clap:
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:iconaida-julia:
aida-julia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
bravo bravo bravo
I love the lights and layers here
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:iconbanxter:
banxter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
very very nice photo!!!
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:iconseanoniel:
seanoniel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
:salute: to you and her, nice pics
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:iconfunkytunes:
funkytunes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
U don't have no worries...the grain kicks assss...
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:iconinarasera:
inarasera Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Noise Smoise, Beautiful photos need no explanation! :rose:
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:iconalbertofoto:
albertofoto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
thanks dear!!!!
somefews can understand the grain!!!
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:iconinarasera:
inarasera Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
I believe the grain adds a sort of character to the work. :rose:
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:iconalbertofoto:
albertofoto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
yes it is, and an organic mood as well
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Photographer
yay for no flash.
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:iconalbertofoto:
albertofoto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
yes my dear.... no flash as possible!!!
thanks J i n g n a ...I love your images!!!
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:iconyohko:
yohko Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
>I´m a PRO and I know what I do and why

made me smile :)

prose don't have to explain theirselves

love ur stuff
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:iconyohko:
yohko Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
*pros
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:iconmrbadguy7:
mrbadguy7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Photographer
what a nice shot:)
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:iconcarmenmayta:
carmenmayta Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
que bello este back niñito tico...fabuloso..las luces, todo...me encanta, es terriblemente bello y sublime para provenir de la vorágime del back de un desfile :kiss: :heart:
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:iconjeffchan78:
jeffchan78 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
I agree, flash would have ruined the picture.. fantastic capture!
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:iconalexandra-marrero:
Alexandra-Marrero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
She does have Milla's eyes.
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:iconaptoverde:
aptoverde Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
jejeje estaba leyendo tu comentario y dices que odias el flash brother yo tambien!.. por eso es que tu imagen sale con el ruido! pero creo que es execivo para la maquinita preciosa con que tomas foto no?
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:iconinfinitussollux:
infinitussollux Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006   Writer
buenisima imagen! y estoy de acuerdo con vos, vale verga el flash hermano
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:iconoiolosse:
oiolosse Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Beautiful... Excellent photo. +fav.
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:iconm-thomson:
M-Thomson Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
I can see what you mean about her looking like Milla Jovovich, but somehow I'm also put in mind of Catherine Zeta Jones when looking at this stunner of a woman. I quite admire the way you've handled the backstage shot, too. Pro all the way! ;)
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juangriego Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
yo la viiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii demasiado brutal master you are the best :worship:
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:iconbaftoony:
Baftoony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Genial Alberto, esta vez me detengo con lo del manejo de luces jejeje. Me gusta mucho esta toma por que me recuerda a un cuadro de pelicula, es decir una escena. Como si hicieses pausa en el dvd. y logras captar esta genial esencia de la pelicula paralizar el momento, imortalizar el tiempo...

saludos!
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aislyn26 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Hobbyist
Wonderful shot. There is just something about this picture. I can't put my finger on it. The darkness and noise works for this piece. She seems to glow like she has this inner light just dying to get out. :)
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:iconmeagi:
Meagi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
I envy your uber cool job. This picture doesn't say fashion to me though. It looks more like a screen cap from a movie, like it needs to be in motion.
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:iconeileenbeans:
eileenbeans Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
She is stunning, looks a classic beauty!
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:iconbrutinni:
brutinni Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
she is similar to mila in ways... i love the expression you've been able to capture on her face. beautiful, yet again :)
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:iconbibbobbub:
BibBobBub Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
i love the look you've achieved in this photo
it looks like she didnt know you took it, its got a great natural organic look! :nod:
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FayeryeGanya Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
ay, Betín, mi pirimpimpim, qué hermosa te quedó esa pic!!!

siempre tan bestia tu, es realmente BELLA!
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:icongabywhite:
gabywhite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
you roooooooooooooock!!! tremenda foto!! :blowkiss:
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:iconntora:
ntora Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thsi is a definitive cweeks style!
Love the dark BWs and the noise and HATE flash too!
couldnt have done it better sir :salute:
btw do you have any runway shots of her... I d love to see...
I really wonder how you guys in Venezuella stay married with all these gorgeous women around you!!! ;)
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xsonix Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
I'm with you on the hating the flash bit.


it's a beautiful picture. she's very pretty.


ps- you spelled stage wrong.
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:icondisco-gee:
Disco-Gee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
I really like the darkness and the high ISO. I agree - a flash would have certaintly ruined the shot. Beautiful photo.
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:iconlucky-loser:
lucky-loser Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
I don`t know why, but I love this shot! so amazing.. :+fav:
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:iconmikkelt:
MikkelT Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
The high ISO works, no doubt about that, the fact that it's that grainy just gives some feel to it, I mean, had you used flash, we'd prolly not get anything from the background, and we'd have a portrait without a scene - fine shot :)
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squidflakes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
A fill flash would have completely ruined that image. I love that really shallow depth of field, it makes her stand out more than having her brightly lit, and the backlight gives her a great halo effect. Its like she's a beautiful Venezuelian angel.

I have a friend who looks very similar to her in the eyes and lips, and its no supprise that she too is a model for Ford.
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:iconangelgrinder:
Angelgrinder Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Great atmosphere and composition :clap:
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:iconpavkovic:
pavkovic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
She is gorgeous, photo is great!
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:iconcaio:
caio Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Photographer
yep she is cool. and sure the fash sucks.
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:iconchaosconquersall:
chaosconquersall Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Tenías razón
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:iconkaethor:
kaethor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!:clap: te la volvistes a comer pana! eres el mejor! osea el ambiente que create con la imagen es ABUSADOR!!!:clap: demasiado bueno!!!
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:icond00li:
d00li Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
there's so much emotion in her face :]
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:iconmichaelwoods:
MichaelWoods Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Gorgeous! =)
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:iconicequeen--:
IceQueen-- Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Milla?

I can sort of see what you mean...

She has presence.

Nice shot.
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rafaelmesa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Un shot muy espontaneo! y mas bien el grano le da una sensación clasica. Tu camara tiene un control del ruido excelente. Un flashaso en esa toma la hubiera arruinado por completo. ;)
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TAGUS Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Me encanta!, ella es preciosa y técnicamente es excelente, para aprender de fotografía :+fav:
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:iconblasgo3:
blasgo3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
VIva los MONSTERS de deviant!
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