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Learn to be nice, not nasty
1st PlaceLearn to be nice, not nasty
steinar


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: New Year's Resolution III (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Kópavogur/Iceland
Date: Dec 31, 2004
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2004

Right... Was testing my new fog machine on my bedroom's balconies with a friend of mine(Kjartan Dór) and got this idea for this challenge. The blurry thing in the background are trees across the smoke filled street.

Bownes Esprit 500 flash with a softbox, EF 50mm F1.8
Post process: curves, hue/saturation, burn, dodge, blur and cloning.

Just yet another portrait. Cheers.

Ps. I'm not always nasty, just sometimes ;-)
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Edit: Note that it's not me on the photo, it's my friend Kjartan Dór. He's the "hottie" (His mobile: +354 6909990) ;-)
Thanks for all the comments.

Cheers,
Steinar Hugi

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 135
Avg (all users): 7.1193
Avg (commenters): 8.5946
Avg (participants): 6.9762
Avg (non-participants): 7.2090
Views since voting: 15881
Views during voting: 563
Votes: 218
Comments: 89
Favorites: 91 (view)


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11/14/2008 07:40:51 PM
very very sexy!
;)
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06/21/2008 01:42:16 PM
LOL.. i am sure he thanks u for posting his number out for all to see.. great job on this.. LOVEit LOVEit.. note to self.. buy fog machine.. hehe..
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12/12/2006 06:44:48 PM
HOT! :)
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08/27/2006 04:21:41 PM
very sexy..would make a great vampire
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07/07/2006 12:28:29 AM
what an utterly cool photograph. who has fog machines?!!? :) excellent focus, and i love the smoothness of his skin. oh, so lovely.
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02/01/2006 11:55:31 PM
fantastic image.
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09/05/2005 01:22:39 AM
Gorgeous! I mean the photo of course... oh... who am I kidding!?! Kjartan Dór is gorgeous! WOOOHOO Great capture!
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01/13/2005 12:46:49 PM
yup he's definately a hottie, *laughs* thanks for that picture it's really well done!
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01/13/2005 12:43:30 PM
váá !! til hamingju Steinar!
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01/13/2005 11:40:59 AM
jebote al je lep :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
what a good looking man :)
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01/13/2005 12:57:48 AM
Awesome pic Steinar, congrats on the win!
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01/12/2005 01:21:34 PM
Originally posted by avadon:

you put your friend's mobile number up? That cracks me up...


It's a joke that went a bit too far...
=)
01/12/2005 10:27:23 AM
you put your friend's mobile number up? That cracks me up...
01/11/2005 10:49:09 PM
Excelent. ´remember me Cerati´s "11 episodios sinfónicos"
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01/11/2005 03:01:10 AM
Very moody, love the foggy effect, eye candy or what!
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01/10/2005 08:16:06 PM
good job, i'm happy to see you entering challenges, and winning. congrats~ jillien
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01/10/2005 06:01:46 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon
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01/10/2005 12:02:00 AM
Wish I'd voted on this challenge, but you didn't need my 10 after all! Absolutely outstanding!!
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01/09/2005 07:43:52 PM
Congratulations on your Blue and first ribbon! Knew this would be a winner...captivating portrait...wonder if he looks this good "nice". :)
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01/09/2005 04:47:04 PM
Congrats Steinar on your blue. A well deserved one for this splendid portrait.
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01/09/2005 04:46:53 PM
one of the best portrait I have seen. Congratulation!
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01/09/2005 03:38:13 PM
Brilliant photograph, among the best portraits I have ever seen, especially like the 1:1 ratio crop instead of the 3:2 you got out of your camera, good call on that one. I didn´t vote in this challenge since I have been rather busy but I would have given it a 10 and as far as I am concerned, the best photo won this challenge.
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01/09/2005 02:32:18 PM
A glorious rendition with impeccable technique. Congratulations on your earned blue. A truly impressive image.
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01/09/2005 02:20:58 PM
I knew all along this was a winner. Congrats on your first and blue ribbon. Great shot. I didn't vote but this is a 10.

Message edited by author 2005-01-11 12:24:57.
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01/09/2005 01:54:11 PM
a lovely portrait good looking man and very nicely taken
congrats on your ribbon
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01/09/2005 01:36:19 PM
Steinar - this is great stuff (all thanks to that fog machine obviously) - nicely intense and a great sense of 'is he/isn't he?'. You've got a future as a model at least if not a rather poor photographer.
; )

Jon
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01/09/2005 01:03:53 PM
nice work Steinar. Fog can be a b***h to light, and you managed to avoid the typical hazy light that you normally see. well done.

P
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01/09/2005 09:57:48 AM
congratulations.
i voted highly
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01/09/2005 09:36:10 AM
EXCELLENT! Make you for another good portrait photographer. This shot is really good ...

manny
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01/09/2005 09:30:32 AM
very good, I expected this photo was from an Icelander and I expected it to win. Congrats with your first and well deserved blue ribbon!

Message edited by author 2005-01-09 09:30:52.
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01/09/2005 08:59:00 AM
Perfect, Steinar! Congrats...

Iceland kicks ass! :)
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01/09/2005 07:59:28 AM
Congrats man I´m so glad this won its the best portrait I have seen on this site! :D
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01/09/2005 07:54:32 AM
Congrats Steinar! I knew it would win, and I knew it was you. ;)
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01/09/2005 07:08:49 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. I am sure you will have many more.
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01/09/2005 05:32:57 AM
I never voted this challenge but this is outstanding !
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01/09/2005 05:30:17 AM
Congrats! I gave you a 9 on this photo and I'm glad I did. Awesome portrait.
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01/09/2005 05:28:58 AM
Frábær tjáning.
Congrats with your ribbon. Cool shot..
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01/09/2005 04:18:52 AM
Til hamingju með fyrsta ribboninn, glæsileg mynd:D
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01/09/2005 04:07:11 AM
wow, this is just awesome! congrats on a very well deserved blue. :)
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01/09/2005 02:25:02 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Quite an impressive shot.
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01/09/2005 02:06:55 AM
Congratulations! Very well done.

I would love to see this is a portrait composition.
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01/09/2005 01:54:42 AM
my favourite of the challenge! congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/09/2005 12:41:35 AM
Looks like an oil painting. Very Nice.


Nick
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01/09/2005 12:34:56 AM
Nice, very good one ;)
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01/09/2005 12:25:09 AM
Very nice, great feeling to this. Congrats!
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01/09/2005 12:07:03 AM
Congrats on great shot! 10+
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01/09/2005 12:05:33 AM
Very Nosferatu. Nice! Congrats on the Blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2005 11:37:43 PM
Oooo-Eeee-Ooooo Moody. :-).

Great expression and lighting. 8
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01/08/2005 11:03:33 PM
Outstanding photo. The somewhat desaturated heida/moodville look suits this image well.
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01/08/2005 10:46:56 PM
I see there's plenty of room for improvement ... very nice evocative protrait -- square crop suggests an album/CD cover as well.
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01/08/2005 10:14:42 PM
Cool image with that rising mist. A great forceful stare with that melodramatic feel. Bumping up.
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01/08/2005 04:28:47 AM
excellent work, a rare 10 from me
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01/07/2005 06:56:28 PM
Revisiting for some comments.

The mood is quite fitting here. The model's expression is very mysterious and dark, especially the way he challenges the camera with his piercing eyes. The swirling fog adds the right amount of mystique as well. Bumping up.
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01/07/2005 04:38:21 PM
Very sinister!
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01/06/2005 08:45:38 PM
Nice moody look, nice work, what filter did you use?
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01/06/2005 08:01:00 PM
I don't know, if this is you, I wouldn't change much :)
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01/06/2005 07:28:29 PM
This is a good portrait, but he's very far from looking nasty. He's almost smiling in the corners of the lips.
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01/06/2005 04:37:13 PM
His face looks to smooth to make him look really nasty, on the other hand the guy from 'Cruel Intentions' looked babyface but was nasty. So what the heck, sod it, you should be nicer dude!

I like it how the light falls on the face and how the balance is between the lit side and the shadow side. In this setting the frontal portraiture works very well. The smoke or fog makes it look very interesting.
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01/05/2005 02:13:00 PM
Wow, not sure it fits the challenge, but a fantastic photo of a very handsome fellow. I want to know how you achieved the background look..love the way the coat and background are fuzzy and the face is in focus. The light coming over the shoulder on the right is a really great touch...helps give it more punch. One of the best portraits I have seen on DPChallenge
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01/05/2005 09:42:42 AM
Superb, 10.
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01/04/2005 08:18:16 PM
hottie!
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01/04/2005 05:10:57 PM
Yeeps... don't want to meet him on a dark street at night. ;) One itty bitty complaint - I wish all his hair were showing. But this is still a 10 in my book.
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01/04/2005 11:08:44 AM
Great "smokey" effect in the foreground which balances the OOF background beautifully.
One of my top picks.
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01/04/2005 10:52:02 AM
I really like this image. It's a wonderful portrait. It requires the title to fit the challenge, but it fits very well. Great job! 10
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01/04/2005 08:24:45 AM
editing for the second time.....
great fog around!!, dramatic face expression. light colors, nice face contrast, combines the sense of a street taken shot with the quality of a studio.
you deserve a 10.
incidentally I found your website steinar.... how the f**k can you have such excellent images in there being only 19?? congrats, great work.
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01/04/2005 08:11:05 AM
superb lightning, which leads me to believe it is you steinar? 10
This is clearly the blue ribbon image in this challenge, congrats!
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01/04/2005 03:19:27 AM
vvvvvvery cool
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01/03/2005 09:25:44 PM
I love this!
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01/03/2005 09:16:07 PM
Well done, hope to see a ribbon attached to this one! Nothing else to comment on! Everything works so well.
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01/03/2005 12:43:13 PM
Derek zoolander, model idiot.
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01/03/2005 10:34:21 AM
Very cool portrait, colors are great and the eyes are piercing. Good luck, HNY and go do something nice for a stranger today.
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01/03/2005 07:08:48 AM
F'ing superb shot.
One of my all time faves.
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01/02/2005 09:58:53 PM
Very well done portrait.
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01/02/2005 04:45:25 PM
terrific!
sure to be in the top 3, it almost looks like a painting. can't wait to see who took this!
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01/02/2005 04:22:24 PM
Nice effect. Isolated the subject's face so well - it feels very painterly. 8
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01/02/2005 03:06:41 PM
very well done my favorite....
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01/02/2005 02:28:36 PM
super portrait
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01/02/2005 01:52:56 PM
great mood lighting is right on and i like the idea
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01/02/2005 11:43:33 AM
Great portrait. Beautiful photography. Excellent.
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01/02/2005 11:07:10 AM
I probably shouldn't give it a high score because you're a hottie (this is you, right?), but I can't help it. Luckily it's also well shot and the smoke effect is really cool. Well done.

Message edited by author 2005-01-09 10:57:38.
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01/02/2005 10:27:09 AM
Great blue tones, great strong expression and I really like the fog around him.
I probably would have cropped a bit more of the hair or show his total head. In my top 3.
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01/02/2005 04:43:36 AM
Excellent portrait!
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01/02/2005 04:42:35 AM
sweet shot! Looks like you might need to work on smiling though ;)

What is that, a Russian naval officer's coat? I like it.

My only beef with the shot, and it's a pretty minor one, is that the upper right corner is a little distracting for me. For some reason my mind keeps wanting there to be a little more symetry between the two sides, but that's only minor.

Nice Job!
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01/02/2005 04:05:03 AM
Very cool, looks like a fashion ad -- the smoke, lighting and muted colors are all very nice, and that's one evil, coldhearted look!
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01/02/2005 03:57:10 AM
Wow...now there's some eye candy, but it's difficult to relate the photo to the challenge without the title. Still, I think it's a great photo (really really nice to look at) so I'll give you an 8
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01/02/2005 03:35:39 AM
great portrait. lighting could be slightly more contrasty/dramatic in order to emphasize the good/bad halves (that i assume you are trying to convey), but that's only a matter of personal taste.
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01/02/2005 02:06:06 AM
From the looks of your photo, I am not sure that you really mean it. Brilliant shot. 10
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01/02/2005 12:52:56 AM
It's a beutiful, moody image. I'm not sure it's working so well as an entry in this particular challenge.
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01/02/2005 12:01:35 AM
Wow the person really looks like James Dean!

The smoke adds so much to it. :)
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