DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The Oracle
The Oracle
arngrimur


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: At home
Date: May 22, 2005
Aperture: 4,5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2005

EXIF:
. Model Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
. Date/time original 22.05.2005 21:36:09
. Shutter speed value 1/15 s
. Aperture value f/4.5
. ISO speed ratings 100
. Exposure bias value -2.00 EV
. Metering mode Pattern
. Flash Flash did not fire.
. Focal length 18 mm
. White balance Auto white balance

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.8028
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.4646
Avg (non-participants): 7.0965
Views since voting: 4599
Views during voting: 617
Votes: 213
Comments: 50
Favorites: 24 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
04/29/2006 11:43:27 PM
She's a great model. Love the lighting, and whatever it is she is holding looks like a big egg. Great appeal.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2005 05:35:05 AM
very töff! til hamingju með árangurinn.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2005 04:26:07 PM
...she is not wearing any cloths. I am all for art and all, but she is so very young to be doing a shot like this. I'm not saying your a bad person bu there are very sick people and your posting her pic on the internet.
05/30/2005 02:37:10 PM
damn, so close...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2005 05:34:13 AM
Had this at number 1 great shot congrats on top 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2005 02:20:52 AM
My favorite for the challenge!! I think you did a superb job with this challenge and that this picture deserved a ribbon. Congratulations!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2005 12:23:55 AM
Another super strong contender. Congratulations on your top 5 placing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2005 12:04:42 AM
Oh darn! 4th! Well its better than nearly all and I really think this shot is genius! Real good work! congrats! If one of the winners get DQ'ed you are there!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2005 11:07:26 PM
Great mood and lighting. Beautiful soft exposure on her face, very clear. I would have preferred the bottom to be cropped; perhaps just below her right hand. The right leg doesn't have the same soft feel has her face and hair, especially where there are wrinkles at the knee bend. I'll be a bit surprised if this isn't top 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2005 10:44:58 PM
the models expression is perfect. I put this very high as one of my favorites.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2005 09:26:06 PM
A very good effect with a penetrating delivery.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2005 04:11:17 PM
Likely to be controversial but you can't argue that "light" is a major part of this photo. Very moody. Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/28/2005 08:59:50 PM
Wow! Really, Really nice! I'm impressed, cool title to go along too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/28/2005 02:48:23 PM
Good image: lots of mood and suspense. I like her eyes and the silhouettes of her hands on the light...good facial expression and fading of image into darkness very effective...8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/28/2005 02:16:57 PM
This reminds Latour paintings.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/28/2005 06:30:40 AM
gorgeous
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2005 09:40:16 PM
I love the way you used the lamp as a prop, making it into an object to see into the future with. The light it casts on the girl's face and legs really creates a very mystical feeling. Also, the way the girl's hands are silhouetted makes the oracle's hands look bigger than the rest of her and creates a sense of power around her. Great use of light and shadow! Even the way the girl's eyes aren't looking down at the light, not looking at the camera, but looking, as if seeing something no one else is seeing, is excellent!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2005 09:16:06 PM
Phenomenal... Beautiful... Superb... Definitely a contender for blue - it's certainly my top pick. (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2005 09:06:33 PM
Beautiful shot. Haunting, but very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2005 08:24:36 PM
well, this looks Icelandic...

(edit for typo)

Message edited by author 2005-05-30 03:38:43.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/27/2005 11:28:04 AM
This little girl looks familiar, is this your shot Arngrimur? Anyway, one of the best shots in the challenge, I love the lighting here and the soft glow that comes from the sphere. Still not mind blowing so I "only" gave it an 8 but good work and hope you do well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2005 11:28:59 PM
Yikes. Completely not liking this at all. Feels not innocent at all. Borders on offensive to me. Can't put my finger on what it is, but somethign to do with the nudity, the age, the expression, and the ambigous white light she's clutching.

Technically, the lighting on her face and limbs is nice, but the white object mystifies me and seems out of place.
05/26/2005 07:32:36 PM
This image is great yet disturbing. Its a great photo, but not sure about the implied nudity of what seems to be a child.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2005 07:01:25 PM
this is so beautifully done....all i can say is wow
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2005 12:11:29 PM
kinda creepy, but i like it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2005 08:46:48 AM
Wow ! Very original and very well executed. I love it ! Perfect for this challenge. After seeing all the entries in this challenge, I can tell now that this one is my favorite.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2005 08:56:07 PM
this has a spooky feel to it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2005 10:33:05 AM
Cool. I like the understated tones and the "Poltergeist-y" look on her face. The hands look enormous, but that's likely an effect created by the silhouetting and by the distance to the camera. Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/25/2005 09:21:12 AM
Good idea and capture, unfortunately I think those hands have become exagerrated and do not look as though they belong to a child. I do love the way it all blends into that black background - good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 08:57:27 PM
Beautiful tones. I'm sure this will do well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 06:18:12 PM
Very arngrimur.
This is excellent. Most enjoyable top class photography.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 06:15:41 PM
beautiful capture
she looks so sad :)
9
a wonderful shot

Good luck

Kev
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 05:57:00 PM
lovely image, good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 10:29:32 AM
Great shot, but are those her hands?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 06:55:35 AM
excellent image.
the best so far.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2005 04:10:05 AM
Very cool
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 05:33:06 PM
congrats on the ribbon. 10. adding to favs.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 04:54:30 PM
High impact for me. Very evocative shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 03:19:34 PM
There is a creepy quality to this. It reminds me of a movie I saw a long time ago about a group of blonde children. I forget the name of it. Anyhow, I really like this. And it definetly fits the theme.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 02:56:56 PM
top 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 01:37:52 PM
Oh, that's so beautiful!
She looks like a fairy. I love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 11:39:09 AM
Very eye catching shot. 100%on topic for the challenge. Love her expression, and pose. TOO good. This is really neat. Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 10:55:45 AM
Beautiful, great control of range of light intensity.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 07:30:54 AM
I love the lighting and the sharpness here, but there are several things that bother me about this image - her hands look unnaturally huge, and her leg that is in the foreground looks uncomfortable. I would prefer that she was gazing into the "oracle" or looking more directly into the camera - as it is, she looks half asleep.
05/23/2005 02:16:52 AM
beautifully rendered, strong and enigmatic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 01:15:47 AM
wow, i love this. Her expression seems like she is in some sort of daze. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 01:13:10 AM
The lighting in this shot is outstanding!!! Not sure I appreciate the shot though - only because the girl is so young for such a seeminly explicit shot - it would concern me as a parent for sure!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 12:36:54 AM
whoa freaky, which means i really like it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 12:19:46 AM
This is very nice, the look on her face is almost scary! Nicely done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2005 12:12:45 AM
great job other than her thumb on right hand showing...very OUTSIDE the box...8
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/17/2019 07:16:13 PM EST.