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Every girls nightmare
Every girls nightmare
LalliSig


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: At home, Iceland
Date: Apr 5, 2006
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2006

First b/w shot I have submitted in a long long time... Got the idea from Kiwiness image Self-Portrait, his is soooooooo much better though but I did the best I could with the little time I had, also, I had do shoot this in my tiny living room and after getting used to a relatively large studio with lots of room, this got tricky to light properly...

Lit with a single bowens 500 light and a 100x100cm softbox. Post processing was dodge/burn, curves adjustment, made b/w with channel mixer and finally sharpened after resizing.

If anybody recognizes the model, it´s because I have used her before. She is the girl in the middle in my Triptych entry and the model for my Road entry. I don´t really understand why this did so well, I am not really fond of my lighting on this one and the post proccesing was sloppy, did that after midnight. I truly believed this would score a 5.15 , not a 7.15 but I didn´t want to put her through putting that on her face for so long and me not using the shot so I dedicate this score 95% to Kristin´s acting, her expression is really priceless :)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.1519
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 7.0495
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 10458
Views during voting: 438
Votes: 158
Comments: 32
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/16/2006 10:46:00 PM
Great concept and executed in such a convincing manner. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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04/15/2006 03:12:39 AM
Great job Larus! Welcome to the "I scored a 7+ in a challenge and didn't ribbon" Club! Great setup and I love her expression! Good job my friend.
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04/14/2006 06:06:29 PM
Hey thanx for the tribute! Cool, it turned out so well, I got my money on you this year Larus!
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04/14/2006 03:04:59 PM
Congrats Lárus great picture. Fyndin og flott mynd :-)
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04/14/2006 12:19:48 PM
Congrats. This really was an ingenius idea. So funny and the shot is realy well done.
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04/14/2006 08:30:31 AM
Great expression and very interesting compositon. Another successful entry, Larus. I thought this one would ribbon. Til hamingju!
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04/14/2006 08:07:07 AM
Well, done, Larus. I thought this would ribbon or come pretty close. I guess 5th is pretty close! (And I did think of Kiwiness's image when I first saw this...)
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04/14/2006 12:15:00 AM
Congratulations on another high finish...well deserves Larus, this is brilliant in every way
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04/14/2006 12:08:36 AM
Most awesome shot! Congratulations!! :)
In my top two faves from this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2006 11:59:20 PM
Pretty solid picture. That's what making a photograph instead of taking a photograph is all about.
One minus note, the left side of her face is almost overexposed; it draw too much attention.
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04/11/2006 05:23:37 PM
Great shot. One of my two favorite photos thus far.
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04/11/2006 12:38:18 PM
Very funny!
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04/10/2006 07:09:43 AM
8 - Good. Toning/b&w works well. Likely looks good in color as well.
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04/10/2006 03:24:54 AM
great shot...exce;;ent sharpness and a great title (except that would be "Every GIRL'S nightmare)
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04/09/2006 11:06:54 PM
haha..veryfun
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04/09/2006 04:17:22 PM
What a great shot ..
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04/09/2006 02:27:12 PM
very creative...
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04/09/2006 04:41:38 AM
The terror in her eyes! This is really dramatic..well done.
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04/08/2006 09:44:29 PM
Scary, but way cool! Reminds me of my date last weekend. :-)
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04/08/2006 09:09:07 PM
Great light, concept and execution.
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04/08/2006 06:06:20 PM
Fantastic shot, should ribbon. Two small nitpicks, slight halo under the chin, and the wet spot under the nose seems out of place.
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04/08/2006 07:52:36 AM
nice touch of drama...the expression of horror is great..like that it is b&w..
well done..
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04/08/2006 12:03:09 AM
if the mud was green you'd win a ribbon, but still a great fun shot.
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04/07/2006 09:51:20 PM
Most excellent :)
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04/07/2006 07:19:46 PM
Brilliant! Now, I'm going to have nightmares!;)
Lovely composition, exposure and focus. Funny and well done.
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04/07/2006 03:23:54 PM
That's different!
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04/07/2006 12:30:25 PM
Eek! I have pretty great skin for my age (38) so this isn't exactly my nightmare (mine always involove losing teeth). This is really well done. Great exposure and excellent image quality. Even though it's a phony set-up, it makes sense and works asthetically outside the challenge. I will be surprised if this doesn't ribbon.
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04/07/2006 09:34:21 AM
Oh brilliant picture
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04/07/2006 09:19:56 AM
Unique entry. I really like what you are portraying here.
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04/07/2006 08:51:29 AM
ROFL This is clever. I wish the crackly stuff went all the way to the neck and shoulder, but the light and angle of the shot is great. Her expression is priceless. I like your imaginative take on it!! 8
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04/07/2006 08:16:00 AM
This is a very nice photo, it almost looks real. If I were to shoot this photo I would have attempted to bring out a little more detail in the shadows using a fill light.
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04/07/2006 01:47:11 AM
She truly looks freaked out. :)
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