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Oriental Mystery

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Richard Hans , September 10, 2005; 10:48 P.M.


Yuan, love the lighting, color tone & composition, outstanding piece!!! Best regards.

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Adolfo Valente , September 11, 2005; 05:44 A.M.


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Dan Roman , September 12, 2005; 09:31 A.M.

Didn't know about such perfection... Very well done.

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Peter Bajzek , September 12, 2005; 11:09 P.M.

A beautiful portrait. I am afraid there's not much more I can say. Very nice.

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Hung Ton , September 15, 2005; 11:58 A.M.

Hi, How are you doing old friend? beautiful picture. 7/7

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Pnina Evental , October 02, 2005; 02:50 P.M.

Nice portrait, good light, but her skin tones are a bit too yellow, otherwise a nice image. Pnina

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Longtang Lin , October 03, 2005; 11:04 P.M.

wow.... this is wonderful oroental shot at its best.. especially form the eye of Asian.. Mystery.. slightly over-sharp on teh face,, but it is still a good photo (beatuful color management too)

Longtang John Lin

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Longtang Lin , October 03, 2005; 11:10 P.M.

this is a wonderful photo with even high rating.. how come it only get 11 rating ??? and bury here ?? I expect rating to be at least 30,000... something wrong with the rating system ???

Longtang John Lin

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LIU Yuan , October 04, 2005; 05:41 A.M.

Hi Longtang, thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments. "Oriental mystery" is exactly the message/feel I wanted to impart to the viewers and I even wanted to use it as the title. I'm pleased that message got across to you. I wasn't too sure about the level of sharpening, so with your feedback I think I'll soften the face a little bit. I keep making changes to the photos I've uploaded ☺

The rating system is not bothering me at all. I'll be glad to remain insular here as long as there are a few people looking at my images.

Liu Yuan (刘元)

Pnina Evental , October 04, 2005; 02:04 P.M.

Yuan, I have wrote you and asked you a question in my folder, please read it if you can and answer me. Thanks Pnina

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Ozcar Fredriksson , October 13, 2005; 12:44 P.M.

Fantastic portrait. Light, tone of colour etc. Just excellent

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Massimo Santoni , October 18, 2005; 10:16 A.M.

7/7 Excellent portrait! lovely image!

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Rick Langer , November 01, 2005; 10:50 P.M.


What an amazing image! I saw an earlier version of this image....but this is absolutely stunning. The coloring of the image, use of shadows, downturned eyes, and beautiful hands. You have perfected the lighting so that my eyes are drawn immediately to her face. This is one of my favorites. Rick

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Michael Wilson , November 03, 2005; 05:45 P.M.

Keep up the good work you have the gift. This photo is perfect lighting and the mood.

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Dushan B. Hadnadjev , December 17, 2005; 03:20 A.M.

Great tones and lighting! Beautiful image....


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Midhun Kumar Allu , December 17, 2005; 11:11 A.M.


Absolutely wonderful portrait. Nice lighting and effect. Love the way you have handled it.

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Kenvin Pinardy , December 22, 2005; 11:53 P.M.

beutiful tone....excelent work !!!

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LIU Yuan , December 23, 2005; 11:43 A.M.

Hi Kenvin, thanks for your visit. Having a comment from someone I look up to really makes my day. Best gift for the holidays :o) Wish you all the very best in the coming new year.

B Aldrich , January 02, 2006; 08:57 A.M.

Fantastic!! Simply exquisite and among the very best here. http://www.photo.net/photos/oasisman

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Vi P , January 20, 2006; 04:52 A.M.

Exquisite beauty.

And... beautifully simple.

Yuan, I am glad we both like simplicity :)

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rod innes , February 01, 2006; 11:46 P.M.

A very nice sensitive portrait beautiful lighting. Regards Rod

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barry cawston , February 18, 2006; 06:23 P.M.

love this image......and particularly the colour and the impression of thoughtfulness cheers Barry

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Christina Köhn , February 20, 2006; 12:12 P.M.



Beautiful lady... perfect Photo! Cheers Christina

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Mario Januario , February 20, 2006; 12:18 P.M.

Great shot ! Well done ! Regards,

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Martin Trygve , March 29, 2006; 11:46 A.M.

I really like this one. Very artistic and the atmosphere is stunnng. Very dramatic..

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Mike Ferris - Omaha, NE , May 13, 2006; 12:13 P.M.


I have to say, this is probably my favorite photo on PN. I love it. 7/7

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Carlo Ottaviano Casana , July 12, 2006; 01:15 A.M.

What to say if not: outstanding, wonderful, perfect!

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Ronald Marshall - Brisbane Australia , July 22, 2006; 03:56 A.M.

A wonderful and expressive photo.Keep them coming

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Lloyd Gonzales , September 03, 2006; 02:57 P.M.

Nice colors to create the mood!

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David Brooks , October 12, 2006; 08:16 A.M.


I really adore this picture. It's very 'Asian' in expression.

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Ariel R. Ameri , November 10, 2006; 06:46 A.M.

O' God it's Great !

Impressive! The Colors are Perfect ... The Hidden Power of East ...

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Beng J. , November 20, 2006; 08:24 A.M.

Very very beautiful photo, all seem to be in harmony, the gracefulness, the expression, the skin tone, the color of the dress and the background, the composition. All perfect.

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Emmanuel Enyinwa , December 04, 2006; 02:17 A.M.


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Debra Trean , January 13, 2007; 02:33 P.M.

delicate and beautiful....

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Beepy . , February 09, 2007; 05:42 A.M.

I thought I'd commented on this before. Graceful. Delicate. Balanced. I like the treatment of the colors - the muted blues, red, gold. And skin color. And overall lighting. The downcast eyes showing the eyelash details coupled to the hand positions (though she is simply playing with her hair) remind me of a statue of the Buddha.

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A.K. Sircar , February 09, 2007; 06:20 A.M.

Excellent portrait,Yuan.Exposure,light and composition are superb.

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Louis Lohman , February 09, 2007; 03:14 P.M.

The Memorables

There are a few photographs that exist here on PN that I visit, from time to time, because they stick in my mind as images that I will never forget - never get tired of looking at and drawing inspiration from. This has become one of them. The composition is perfect. The color evokes a feeling of distance in time and place - a sense of mystery and strangeness of culture and surroundings.

Thank you so much for sharing this vision with us.


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Mike S , February 09, 2007; 07:34 P.M.


Simply beautiful.

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Dale L , February 09, 2007; 10:46 P.M.

Excellent portrait ... can't get much better than that.

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Nadeem Khawar , February 22, 2007; 11:54 A.M.


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Tatjana Adizes , February 25, 2007; 02:03 A.M.

Very beautiful! :)

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Mirek Krcma , February 25, 2007; 07:22 A.M.

Great portrait, superb colours..

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Jon Gausdal , February 25, 2007; 09:47 A.M.


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Aleksander Szczesniak , February 25, 2007; 01:52 P.M.

Superb tone, composition and light. 7/7

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Rich 815 , February 25, 2007; 05:07 P.M.

It's a cool photo but overdone. For example her skin is too smooth in some places (collar bone and neck area) and blotchy in others (face, nose, forehead). Good concept, needs some work on the execution if you want to be perfect with it (and why not?)

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M Kelly , February 27, 2007; 05:33 A.M.

I have never commented on this, but in my recent revisit I saw the last comment. I think this is incorrect, the focus is ont he face and hands. The items further away are out of focus i.e a low f stop.

This is a great photo.

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Trudy Loosman , March 23, 2007; 02:36 P.M.

the colour tone is stunning and i love the lightning! You've did a superb job in this one. oriental feeling all over the place! :D

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Tatjana Adizes , July 04, 2007; 01:17 A.M.



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Janusz Lisiecki , July 04, 2007; 04:05 A.M.


Absolutely wonderful portrait...and beautiful woman
Best Regards

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Irina Todorova , July 04, 2007; 08:03 A.M.


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Eivind Larsen , July 04, 2007; 08:27 A.M.

Truly beautiful portrait... and model

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wendi wirawan , July 04, 2007; 09:58 A.M.



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Salvatore Desiato , July 04, 2007; 03:25 P.M.

Fantastica !

Bellissima , little doubt is the top of the head , but the image is beautiful .

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Dick Morgan , September 07, 2007; 12:00 P.M.

I got into photography as an adjunct to my painting. I had an Art Center instructor tell me that "skin can be any color as long as it is the warmest color in the picture" The coldness of the skin color would by my only nit for this otherwise superb picture 7/7

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Orhan Köse , September 07, 2007; 01:37 P.M.

Excellent portrait

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Jorge R , September 11, 2007; 02:12 A.M.

Beautiful. Love the colors and the mood.

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Vaios Parinos , October 20, 2007; 05:17 P.M.


Flawless, excellent, perfect!!! Vaios_

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Fachrul rahman jr. , November 15, 2007; 09:42 P.M.


superb tonal,i love this one

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Ewan Shears , December 13, 2007; 06:22 A.M.

beautiful capture... would love to know the post production technique?



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Ingram van Heerden , May 06, 2008; 07:26 A.M.

Moving piece, really beautifull, well done!

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Michal Košťál , May 25, 2008; 07:47 A.M.

...have no other word than outstanding.

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Kombizz Kashani , March 10, 2009; 12:52 P.M.

what a beautiful capture. It is very similar to a classical painting.

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