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Surreal Vacuming
Surreal Vacuming
arnit


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Challenge: Faceless (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jan 23, 2005
Galleries: Fashion, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2005

Model: Brynja Bjornsdottir

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.4701
Avg (commenters): 8.1923
Avg (participants): 6.5464
Avg (non-participants): 6.4161
Views since voting: 2819
Views during voting: 501
Votes: 234
Comments: 41
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/31/2005 09:02:47 PM
Congratulations on your 11th placing with this very unique image which curls the corners of the mouth at once but then leaves the mind wondering. Very good work.
01/31/2005 09:51:59 AM
An excellent picture. It reminds me of your self portrait 'Surreal Ironing'. As others said, this should have scored higher. Good work.
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01/31/2005 09:32:20 AM
This should have placed higher IMO, knew it was yours too!
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01/31/2005 09:28:50 AM
I'm wondering whether I'm biased about this photograph as I knew instantly who the author was and he happens to be a terrific photographer as well as a fellow Icelander. ;)

Anyway, I frankly can't understand how this picture could score so low and end up in the 11th place! It's a good photograph, cute model, a bit surreal as well as funny, it has nice colors and composition, and there is no face showing.

The only two reasons I could come up with to justify this picture's low score is that the model's face is cut off the frame instead of it being "faceless" in the strictest sense, and perhaps some people consider vacuuming at this certain place not to be an exactly normal activity (well, for people like Árni and Brynja, I'm sure it is normal to iron and vacuum at strange locations ...).
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01/31/2005 09:14:57 AM
I gave you a 10 you should have gotten a ribbon. Excellent work. I guessed it was yours and was right.
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01/31/2005 07:53:34 AM
ég er fjúríös yfir þessari niðurstöðu.
í mínum huga átti þessi mynd fyrsta sætið skuldlaust!
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01/31/2005 06:44:54 AM
Frábær mynd Árni, asnakjálkar að kjósa hana ekki ofar.
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01/31/2005 03:10:35 AM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

ef þessi vinnur ekki þá sel ég mig í kynlífsþrælkun upp á kárahnjúka!


Jæja, skemmtu þér vel með Portúgölunum :)

Góð mynd Árni! Hefði átt að enda hærra.
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01/31/2005 12:17:02 AM
why on earth would this not ribbon?? her pose, the red vacuum against the gorgeous background...one of my favorites you have ever done.
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01/31/2005 12:14:24 AM
I'm so glad this was yours since I guessed. :) You're a friggin genius man! Truly!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 11:07:23 PM
I seem to recall a "surreal ironing" or something along those lines from another challenge. I like this one better though. Great colors, love the pose, it's really briliant if you ask me :)
01/30/2005 06:56:36 PM
Certainly surreal, think the foreground might have been a little brighter .If the background is real, which I suspect it is, I hope you paid your model well! Excellent and one of my favorites.
01/30/2005 05:04:24 AM
I hope to see this in the top 10, top 5. Spectacularly random subject matter, I love it!
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01/28/2005 01:25:55 PM
Very creative! The colors on the dress go very well witht he backdrop too! 10
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01/27/2005 01:10:31 PM
I really think this is a cool shot. I think you got pretty creative with the background. Im not really digging the fact that she is vacuming rocks. I do get that it is "stepping out of the box", but I think I would rather see her in a setting that actually needs vacuming. Of course that is just a housewife's point of view. But the overall image is really great. I am going to give it a 9.
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01/27/2005 07:21:28 AM
Very creative and original. I hope you have one of these with the model's head in it. Too bad it had to be cropped like this for the challenge. You should keep working with this idea as it has many interesting and creative possibilities.
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01/26/2005 07:42:41 PM
i like this. its a lot of fun...it reminds me of a commerical for a TV
01/26/2005 04:21:12 PM
And what exactly made you think of this? :) Your mind must be an interesting place! -9
01/25/2005 11:44:33 PM
Surreal is right! I hope you paid your model well!
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01/25/2005 08:50:43 PM
LOL. Is this arnit's? It reminds me off his self portrait where he's ironing in a similarly ridiculous setting. This is tremendous work and one of my top picks in the challenge. 10
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01/25/2005 06:23:49 PM
This is too funny! But also exceptionally good photogpraphy.
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01/25/2005 05:20:09 AM
i can tell she really likes her vacuuming. I have the feeling she'd make a very good wife.
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01/25/2005 04:28:45 AM
Guessing this ones arnit's!
I really like it, hope you do well!
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01/25/2005 12:33:12 AM
Cut shot but the border is distracting.
01/24/2005 11:36:01 PM
I'm almost absolutely sure who'se photograph this is - I can say that!
Nice action on part of the model and a terrific dress as well.
I like how the frame cuts across the face slightly above the chin.
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01/24/2005 11:00:51 PM
just love it. 10
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01/24/2005 05:35:35 PM
If I had any dough to my name I'd beg ya to sell me this print! This is so up my alley...I just love it! I hope this gets first place. If it's doesn't make top three I'll just...just...be very very confused.

Anyway, great job. 10, as if I had to say that ahaha.
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01/24/2005 05:09:12 PM
I scored this high on my scale but I just don't think this is normal human activity in the location that you shot it. But it is interesting and a good photo in general.
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01/24/2005 04:43:16 PM
Brilliant shot with great imagination. The red is really strong as is the perfect balance to the muted colors throughout the rest of the scene. Should see a ribbon --- 10.
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01/24/2005 01:37:58 PM
Djöfull ertu klikkaður drengur, vinnur þetta pottþétt!
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01/24/2005 12:20:40 PM
Arnit? if not, a nicely done homage to the master of quirky portraits :) I can't tell you how much i love this. Need to know how you lit it...reflectors? of did you actually haul lights out there? anyway - so cool. the only 10 i've given in the last 5 or 6 challenges i've voted on.

P-ness
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01/24/2005 10:33:27 AM
One of the very first lessons I learned in photography was not to cut heads off. I think that includes this challenge as well. Personlly, this disturbs me. Sorry!
01/24/2005 10:02:30 AM
Nice settings and exposure. But it makes me wonder if this is faceless or headless. It's the crop or how you have composed that makes me be a bit unsure.
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01/24/2005 06:05:04 AM
I love the imagery here, this is a great picture.
I wish it was slightly more saturated. (just a gnats thingermejiggy though)
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01/24/2005 05:21:44 AM
Heh, I smell a series coming on.

What I like about it is the lighting; on the rocks, the vacuum cleaner and the model, and the DOF is spot on -- it almost looks like a studio shot. Great colors, too.

The frame is a tad on the heavy side though, and it makes the photo look smaller than it actually is.
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01/24/2005 03:54:19 AM
Very different... I like the unique quality and original thinking.
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01/24/2005 12:56:06 AM
now i've got one to go with the ironing! :) 10
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01/24/2005 12:53:34 AM
It-s a shame the head is cut off imo, she could have looked the other way? Still good photo though
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01/24/2005 12:51:22 AM
ef þessi vinnur ekki þá sel ég mig í kynlífsþrælkun upp á kárahnjúka!
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01/24/2005 12:50:20 AM
This is just soooo quirky and original and damn fun. Meets the challenge very well.
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01/24/2005 12:29:37 AM
Well, that's unusual to say the least *laugh* Like it :)
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