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Behind blue eyes
Behind blue eyes
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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Studio Tivoli, Iceland
Date: Apr 13, 2006
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2006

This is my friend Kolbrun Maria again, she is the model I used for Live Music and the one on the left in my Triptych entry.

Lit with 3x500w bowens heads, one from above with a 100x100 softbox, one from the right in line with her eyes with a 75° soflite reflector and one over her shoulder with a 60x60 softbox for hairlight.

Healing brush, cropped, curves to dramatically increase contrast, whitened the eye with dodge and brightened it, hue sat adjustment on the eye to make it more bluish. Added some vignetting with the lens correction tool.

My wife Henný took care of the makeup and stylized the shot, also was a great help holding the fan that is blowing her hair.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 199
Avg (all users): 7.0211
Avg (commenters): 8.4211
Avg (participants): 6.6930
Avg (non-participants): 7.2412
Views since voting: 8786
Views during voting: 772
Votes: 284
Comments: 60
Favorites: 19 (view)


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04/30/2006 09:14:36 PM
Þessi mynd hrópaði á mann "íslensk fegurð" ... glæsilega unnið og skemmtileg vinnsla í PS. Til hamingju.
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04/30/2006 08:14:32 PM
I love what you did with the color. It makes the picture
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04/29/2006 08:42:33 AM
Congratulations Lárus. Great shot!
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04/29/2006 07:55:43 AM
Great colors, nice pose too! Very well done Larus!
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04/29/2006 05:54:09 AM
Intense! Congrats on 4th place!
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04/29/2006 02:03:56 AM
Dude! Congrats on a great run! Another 7+ score. You are definitely unstoppable my friend ;)
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04/25/2006 06:27:38 PM
Til hamingju Lárus. Flott mynd.
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04/25/2006 09:40:36 AM
I honestly don't know what people see in this image... Ok, so the background matches the color of her eyes... but her hair in her face, her head is cut off, her forehead is blown out, and the rough texture of her skin is certainly anything but feminine. This image leaves a lot to be desired for sure.
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04/24/2006 01:56:24 PM
An awesome shot, my favorite female portrait from this challenge. Find this sort of style very appealing. Reminds me of the SNL(Saturday Night Live) guest host promo photos.
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04/24/2006 08:51:24 AM
Super exciting and sexy rendition with touching poise. The hair hair movement gives it great impact. Congratulations on your 4th placing.
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04/24/2006 06:14:35 AM
Easily could have been you in 3rd (or 2nd) ... awsome shot!
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04/24/2006 06:04:46 AM
T'was a close call between second and fourth looking at those scores. Congrats on your third fourth placing so far :)
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04/24/2006 01:59:03 AM
Great finish, congrats!
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04/24/2006 12:51:52 AM
Absolutely stunning... Love it - congrats on your top 5.
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04/24/2006 12:50:09 AM
Congratulations on another stunning image...well deserved finish...pity there are not more ribbons to go around
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 11:48:45 PM
Back for a last minute bump up. Think this should ribbon as it's an excellent image... :)
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04/23/2006 11:34:09 PM
Perfect use of color, just the right amount of desaturation to make the eye (and matched background) stand out - 10
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04/23/2006 10:00:28 PM
Fantastic!! A+
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04/23/2006 10:00:04 PM
great shot. the face, the hair, the eyes. great
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04/23/2006 05:47:25 PM
This has got to be top five. Good luck.
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04/23/2006 04:02:11 PM
i love that hair, I love the colors, I love the crop, I just like it so much!
edit: love it more and more :)
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04/22/2006 05:06:10 PM
Looks very natural. Nice touch to match the blue.
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04/22/2006 02:19:15 PM
This really seems to be clicked by professional fashion photographer. The "feel" of wind is nice. Lovely subject. Blue eyes deserve a blue on DPC. 10.
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04/21/2006 07:34:42 PM
I like the dark of the background vs the light of the model and the blonde tones vs the blue. Good flow, the way the hair falls adds a lot of dynamic. Very nice.
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04/21/2006 10:19:01 AM
I like the tight crop and the movement that is implied with hair. The eyes and background been ver similar help this a lot IMO.
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04/20/2006 05:58:00 PM
Gorgeous :)
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04/20/2006 04:35:44 PM
I think the framing at the left could be a bit tighter, but I like your entry. the movement of her hair is a nice touch. 8
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04/20/2006 03:23:59 PM
ísland?? lárus or arnit?? i do belive so :)
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04/20/2006 02:33:21 AM
great shot, very well done, love the texture in the face
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04/19/2006 11:07:09 PM
A little too much noise but all in all, AWESOME! A 6 here!
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04/19/2006 07:18:31 AM
Nicely done. One of my top picks.
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04/19/2006 12:57:40 AM
Amazing, love this shot. For some reason I'm thinking BLUE?!?!?!
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04/18/2006 10:46:42 PM
Wow, something really grabs me with this one. I like the DOF and the hair brushing across her face. Very Nice!
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04/18/2006 10:16:28 PM
Stunning shot! Love the flowing hair.
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04/18/2006 09:17:13 PM
Very nice! 10
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04/18/2006 08:31:55 PM
Very cool image! The wind swept hair really adds to the shot. Great post processing, not overdone. <7>
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04/18/2006 07:39:33 PM
neat!
the blue background really brings out the blues in her eye,
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04/18/2006 05:31:25 PM
Amazing work, I really love the composition.
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04/18/2006 03:17:29 PM
Wow ..
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04/18/2006 03:08:13 PM
Just beautiful!
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04/18/2006 02:51:02 PM
mmm i think i know who did this... but ill keep quiet in case im wrong.

very nice colors very nice light and i like the crop that is not too tight. this is sure to land at the top.
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04/18/2006 09:26:57 AM
Good lighting, good setup but too much detail on the skin.. Good in whole.. not much more to say..
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04/17/2006 10:55:15 PM
Very professional looking portrait. Nice pose and background. Thank you for leaving her skin texture visible. 9
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04/17/2006 08:48:36 PM
Wow. 10
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04/17/2006 06:17:04 PM
Great portrait, one of my favorites. I am not sure about skin texture, the photo is stylized as a hairstyle ad or a magazine cover shot where this is a big no-no :)
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04/17/2006 06:16:03 PM
Wow, amazing! This could be in a magazine. Beautiful model and the lighting is fantastic!
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04/17/2006 06:00:49 PM
Good focus good action and good portrait but over done work on picture and result of no color in skin tone all waisted out .. ice
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04/17/2006 02:09:04 PM
Look man, you gotta use Neat Image more!!! I can still see some resemblance of human skin texture here!

ok, ok , it's a joke. ;-) There's just this thread going around about overuse of NI and I like the fact that it wasn't used here. Great portrait shot! 9
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04/17/2006 09:56:33 AM
stylish! nice shot! love the hair! (9)
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04/17/2006 09:33:17 AM
My top pick in the challenge. Great look captured and the lighting is excellent. From the colors and appearance it looks like Larus.
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04/17/2006 08:52:02 AM
Love the messy hair, great subject.
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04/17/2006 08:27:19 AM
This is my favorite shot of this challenge
The coice not to use neat image of other skin softening tools is a good one.
The focus on the eye is spot on.
Great shot
good luck in the challenge

Kev
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04/17/2006 07:34:23 AM
stunning in every way...Well done, hope you do well with this...
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04/17/2006 07:34:08 AM
great!
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04/17/2006 06:49:28 AM
Brilliant. If you're not a professional model photographer, you should be! 10
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04/17/2006 06:20:39 AM
I am betting that this is a submission from Iceland. I love this one, giving it a 9.
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04/17/2006 02:46:18 AM
If this doesn't ribbon I'll shoot myself then I'll shoot anyone in DPC
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04/17/2006 01:57:04 AM
very striking - slightly blown highlights on the skintones though?
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04/17/2006 01:34:06 AM
Great portrait.....
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04/17/2006 01:06:00 AM
Nice lighting. I like the hair blowing over the face. Maybe a little smoothing of the skin would have made it have that true studio feel.
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