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Fortress around your Mind
3rd PlaceFortress around your Mind
arnit


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: F/14
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

Model: Audur Sigbergsdottir (babylon)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.9576
Avg (commenters): 8.3611
Avg (participants): 6.3696
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 13294
Views during voting: 813
Votes: 236
Comments: 63
Favorites: 14 (view)


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04/26/2005 05:02:48 AM
great shot
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04/26/2005 04:05:12 AM
Congratulations arnit!
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04/25/2005 02:28:12 PM
how did you get the tacks to stick?
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04/25/2005 10:54:38 AM
Well done!!! Congrats! Is this going to be a trend to have one Icelander getting a ribbon each week?
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04/25/2005 10:03:57 AM
Thanks for all of those great comments. And the bad ones as well :)

Regarding the composition I wanted to to something differend. Some of you didn't like how she was looking out of the picture. But I liked it and thought it looked all right.

Regarding the up the nose shot. People have noses and after looking through several Vouge's and other magazines in more than half the pictures you could see up the nose of the model. I don't like it when you can see nosehairs but seeing a nose and black hole isn't that bad I think.

Here are some links to picture of famous women taken by famous photographers when you can see a litle up the nose:
Marilyn Monroe
Madonna on a Vogue Cover
Up the nose shot of Dali by Philippe Halsman

I agree about taking the ring out of her ear.

Some people said the tacks were facing the wrong way. But if you read the title "Fortress around your Mind" the tacks are supposed to face out to protect the mind. That was the plan.

Thanks again for all of those great comments. Glad so many of you liked it and saw what I was trying to show you :)
04/25/2005 12:55:13 AM
congrats on the ribbon!
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04/24/2005 11:55:52 AM
Very creative! Great colors...
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04/24/2005 08:04:04 AM
I hate you - I gave it 10
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04/24/2005 04:54:43 AM
Well deserved ribbon, well done.
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04/23/2005 05:12:19 PM
nicely done - one of my top picks.
congrats. i would agree with dsa157 on the up the nose angle.
04/23/2005 03:37:16 PM
Great idea and execution. A very patient model you have. :)
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04/23/2005 01:04:52 PM
Congratulations on your yellow. This is perhaps the most creative shot in this challenge.
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04/23/2005 12:18:17 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this well executed unique idea!
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04/23/2005 10:27:51 AM
:)
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04/23/2005 09:48:14 AM
Well done as always, Arnit!
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04/23/2005 09:20:26 AM
You better pin that ribbon on the model! What patience! Congratulations, well deserved, genius at work :)

Hvaða andsk..ásar, tvistar og þristar eru þetta ojjj
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04/23/2005 07:46:05 AM
Congrats on 3rd.
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04/23/2005 03:44:26 AM
Congratulations !
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04/23/2005 01:13:10 AM
Congratulations. Super job.
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04/23/2005 12:23:33 AM
Wonderful idea, highly creative. Great execution, congrats.
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04/23/2005 12:05:26 AM
Excellent! Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/23/2005 12:01:58 AM
i loved this one, well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2005 06:09:57 PM
This picture made me stop, that's always a good or a bad sign.
It's creative, it's a good photo, I like your crop, the title makes sense, I like the graduated background. It doesn't tell me anything, but then, tacks is a realy boring subject, you made something out of it. Hope to see you on the frontpage in a bit.
Good luck.
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04/22/2005 04:12:44 PM
I like this photo. The color is great.
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04/22/2005 03:19:09 PM
Very nice. Hopefully she's not still wearing these! One of my top picks for this challenge.
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04/22/2005 01:44:20 PM
great job, arni ... 10
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04/22/2005 07:58:33 AM
I don't get the story behind this picture but maybe that doesn't matter; it's a very strong photo, nevertheless. I love the contrast of the pale-skinned woman(Gwyneth Paltrow?) against the orangey-red background. Having her in the corner of the photo is great, makes the tacks against her skin stand out. Also, her blue eye looks bluer due to the blue tacks in the picture. One distracting element, I think, is her earring. But otherwise a great shot. 9
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04/21/2005 11:41:25 PM
Your model needs to work on her posture. Her intent gaze off-screen is intriguing, and her placement in the frame creates a strong impression. I can't decide whether short, spiky hair would add or detract from the rest of the presentation. This is easily my favorite shot in the challenge so far.
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Coming back after voting on all of the other entries; this is still my favorite.
04/21/2005 03:35:21 PM
Off the wall, and I like it although I suspect it may not appeal to the masses. Good luck!
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04/21/2005 02:42:05 PM
one of the most artistic in this comp. I really like everything about this, the comp, the lighting, the theme.......
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04/21/2005 11:43:40 AM
My only 10 for this challenge. Good execution. I see this getting a blue.
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04/21/2005 11:20:09 AM
This should absolutely get a ribbon, beautiful light and clarity...plus just really creative.
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04/21/2005 07:04:34 AM
I have never seen such a great divide between the best shot and the rest in any challenge. The best concept, the best execution and the best model. I really like the off-balance in the photo and that the model is looking outside the frame. The gradiation is nice. The only thing I can think of cnanging is the colour of the tacks, a single colour such as red or white. Anyways great work -10
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04/20/2005 09:25:17 PM
i think i recognize her! this is beautifully lit. great job.
04/20/2005 03:14:56 AM
Interesting idea and very nice colour background. I beautiful model certainly helps to. Should ribbon.
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04/18/2005 10:28:52 PM
Creative idea. Very sharp and clear, and the background is neat the way it fades into darkness.
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04/18/2005 06:28:46 PM
Er....I take it some one's into BDSM but doesn't quite have a budget for the more expensive toys.... *lol*
04/18/2005 05:53:45 AM
good detail and colour love the red background
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04/18/2005 12:18:08 AM
Love the lighting here, and the very unusual crop and use of dead space works very wekk indeed. Great stuff. Are your lovely model's eyes actually that blue, they are beautiful.
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04/17/2005 11:12:05 PM
looks very similar to an entry in the pink challenge
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04/17/2005 11:00:02 PM
Excellent composition and light. Well done. Good luck.
04/17/2005 02:46:30 AM
That would have taken a loooongggg time... patient model!
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04/17/2005 01:13:33 AM
SUPERGLUE?" I like this 8
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04/16/2005 08:53:19 PM
Ouch, Oh, Euw!. Oh, nevermind - they are pointed away... There are no TACKS in this image! ;) Great composition, interesting use for tacks. Hopefully you didn't use superglue! Love the fad onthe background, the curve of her neck. 9
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04/16/2005 07:14:03 PM
Surreal. What a patient model Good luck.
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04/16/2005 06:50:06 PM
Brilliant stuff. I'm guessing this is by Arnit. (if I'm wrong take it as a compliment) The composition makes this a ribbon pick for me but the lighting and theme are excellent too. One of my few 10's. Brilliant.
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04/16/2005 11:23:52 AM
I am not saying I could do better but there is one thing that really bothers me in this shot and that is the fact that half her face is out of the frame and the other half is looking out of it. Cool that you should break "the rules" like that but still it isn´t working here IMHO. Otherwise, flawless lighting and contrast/sharpness/colours. Gave it an 8 and I wouldn´t be surprised to see this on the front page in a week or at least in the top 10.

(ef þetta er ekki mynd eftir Árna Torfa skal ég hundur heita)
04/16/2005 11:03:05 AM
looks like arnit [the format, not the girl] :) very good should ribbon
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04/16/2005 10:57:46 AM
I like this because it makes me think, interesting composition
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04/16/2005 10:10:27 AM
it wold be convincing if they were sticking in instead of out.
04/16/2005 07:08:40 AM
I love it: Inspired framing, beautiful background, great expression, extraordinary idea. Excellent.
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04/16/2005 05:54:28 AM
I love the lighting in this shot. The quality of light and focus in this shot is absolutely professional. Sure the concept is weird <g>, but the shot is really nicely done. :-)
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04/16/2005 03:47:33 AM
very cool idea, i initally thought ouch! when i saw the thumbnail
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04/16/2005 03:18:29 AM
Wonderfully orginal both conceptually and compositionally. Takes a veryhigh score from me, I hope others are open enough in their thinking to accept all that negative space for what it is and what it does to the gravitas of the image.
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04/16/2005 02:47:03 AM
This one is just great! Like your positioning of the model and the great use of color. A 10.
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04/16/2005 02:00:18 AM
Oh Arnit.. only you could be so bold..

Nice shot. Next time, turn the tacks around.. *that's* the kind of dedication I want to see from a model! Muwhahahahaha.
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04/16/2005 01:57:08 AM
this looks very much like arnit's pink entry.
could it be he?
lighting is nice, idea is characteristically weird. not sure I like how the UL corner is noticeably darker than the rest, but perhaps it helps hold together this very unorthodox composition.
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04/16/2005 01:40:07 AM
I feel like Ive seen that woman somewhere on dpc before, but just cant seem to place it. But anyways great picture especially the composition. 9
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04/16/2005 01:27:12 AM
tacks are the wrong way round. (: )
You deserve a big hug for this.
Love it. good luck
04/16/2005 01:08:27 AM
Is this Arnit's? Didn't you put her through enough in the Pink challenge? Now you have tacks on her face! lol
This is very cool. The red background works nicely here, and she looks beautiful as always even with tacks all over. Nice job.
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04/16/2005 12:25:47 AM
I would have really liked this had you composed it like your Pink entry. It's a great idea, but I don't care at all for the way you placed her in the frame. The cut off face, and up the nostrils shot is not very appealing and distrcats from your concept.
04/16/2005 12:12:45 AM
That's worthy of Arnit! If you are not Arnit that is! LOL Well done! 10
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04/16/2005 12:04:10 AM
Very nice 8
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