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Challenge: Pastels (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Reykjavik
Date: Aug 31, 2006
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2006

Had two assistents with me one to pull the hat off with a string and to pull the scarf sideways.
The other threw leafs and a newspaper from the other direction.
Used a 500W strobe from the side.
Postediting: alot of different coloradjustments, burning, unsharpmask,

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.5550
Avg (commenters): 7.5135
Avg (participants): 6.1884
Avg (non-participants): 6.7623
Views since voting: 4440
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 191
Comments: 47
Favorites: 22 (view)


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09/17/2006 01:19:43 AM
Critique Club Review:

This is an outstanding photo. Probably the only thing that kept you from winning a ribbon is the image didn't meet the challenge. Some would argue that, challenge criteria shouldn't be a factor. Fact of life is that it is in many voters minds. However, that being said I still would not base my total vote on challenge criteria.

The lighting, color, contrast, saturation, hue, exposure, focus, depth of field, heck.... everything about this image is done extremely well.

About the only thing in this image I find distracting it the objects in the air to the left of the woman. They seem a bit oversharpened, appears to be a halo from processing around them. Minor, but there.

One last thing, is that the grass gives away the fact that it is not windy after all. It takes a while to notice, but then there is that "Aha!" moment.

Still an excellent image. One I could see hanging on my wall, and should have been a ribbon winner elsewhere. I didn't vote in this challenge. If I had it would have been a 9. 10 -1 for not meeting challenge.
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09/13/2006 05:21:26 PM
Arnþór, congrats on a top 10 placing for a great image!
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09/13/2006 07:42:33 AM
Great colours, composition and a good looking model, what more can I ask for? Splendid! Congrats to your top ten finish!!
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09/12/2006 06:56:38 AM
Fantastic shot!
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09/11/2006 09:23:45 PM
i really like this
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09/11/2006 01:01:43 AM
This image bears the charm of the classic school of oil paintings. It is indeed a beauty! Congratlations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2006 10:39:32 PM
Great tones and colors Interesting subject, great comp and terrific sky. Masterful Job. 10
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09/10/2006 09:24:20 PM
I don't know how pastelish this is, but I don't care, it's spectacular!
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09/10/2006 09:12:10 PM
great compostion, love the "action" in this shott.
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09/10/2006 09:06:22 PM
FABULOUS!!!!! i love the pastels being earthy colors, well and everything going on in the picture is pretty awesome too. 10
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09/10/2006 02:01:25 PM
That is just awesome. Fabulous shot.
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09/10/2006 08:25:16 AM
inspiring! would love to know the setup for this shot. definitely a 10 for me.
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09/10/2006 12:20:47 AM
woooow! nice !! cool!! excelent compotition !!..... is amaizing shot! mmm not shure about the pastel colors Im think its looks more like a aceptic colors, but well done .... very good shot! congr...! 9
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09/09/2006 08:53:38 PM
Wow! Cut-outs? The tip-off is that none of the greenery is moving. Pretty cool though. 8
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09/09/2006 08:34:04 PM
great image--no pastels
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09/08/2006 08:15:09 PM
Beautiful! I love it - this is my first 10 in the challenge.
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09/08/2006 07:16:32 AM
Ths has a wow factor and great photographic quality. The colors are great ... The newpaper in the foreground is perfect ... but something seems to be just a bit forced. WARNING: constructive criticism coming: I think if the background were a city landscape or maybe the model had a sliightly more natural in-motion pose it would be more graspable for me. I love the idea and by all means this should be in the top 20 -- I'm just telling you what would make it a 10 for me. I gave this a 7
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09/07/2006 04:11:49 PM
Gorgeous shot!!! Definately one of my favorites!!!
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09/07/2006 03:51:07 PM
great shot!
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09/06/2006 10:10:27 PM
great photo, but would like to see more pastels instead of neutrals
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09/06/2006 07:22:15 PM
Well done. I like the tones used in this shot.
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09/06/2006 07:15:34 PM
a fantastic image. Unfortunately the size restraints really hurt what I think is likely a breathtaking and awe inspiring image. Perhaps not as pastelly as I'd like to see in this challenge but I do hope you add this to your portfolio in a more flattering size... :) 8
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09/06/2006 04:00:15 PM
Wonderful photo. Wouldn't strike me as pastel unfortunately. This would probably have ribboned with different processing.
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09/06/2006 01:25:59 PM
This is an awsome photo, still trying to decide if it says pastel to me. Regardless of how the vote comes out I'd be very proud of this shot.
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09/06/2006 12:04:32 PM
This is such a hard challenge to vote on. This is a fabulous photo, really creatively done and cool. However, like 95% of the photos in this challenge, I really don't see pastels ("a light, pale tint of a color").
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09/05/2006 09:57:49 PM
Good photograph, but no pastels
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09/05/2006 08:01:47 PM
This looks like some vision from the era of Max Eernst, one of my favourite artists. It's a wonderful depiction of the surreal winds of change. 10.
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09/05/2006 07:39:46 PM
Great pic, very nice colors and movement
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09/05/2006 09:24:44 AM
Great idea!! I'm looking forward to seeing how you did this.
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09/05/2006 02:16:14 AM
FANTASTIC!! Man there are some nice images in this challenge but this one just make the viewer say WOW!!! 10 from me and into my favs!
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09/04/2006 10:31:51 PM
wow! that's cra-zay!
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09/04/2006 07:22:52 PM
I really, really, really like this shot It just doean't strike me as pastel. I would consider the tones to much more earthy than pastel. I'd like to rate this really high artistically and technically I'm just not sure it meets the challenge.
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09/04/2006 02:33:16 PM
I have no idea how you managed to do this, but I truly like it. While I do like the soft colours contained in this image, I fear that the harsh colours of the sky might cost you with some voters. Good luck.
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09/04/2006 01:07:00 PM
I love this photo.
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09/04/2006 11:42:05 AM
nice composition.
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09/04/2006 10:29:45 AM
beautiful composition and capture
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09/04/2006 10:24:32 AM
This image kicks booty! I'm in awe, I cant wait to read how you did it. It's muted which I'm not sure is the same as pastel. Sometimes though a really great image can do well even when it DNMC. I have to give you a 9 for originality alone. Going into my favorite, good luck.
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09/04/2006 04:13:24 AM
great image
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09/04/2006 02:19:41 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BLUE RIBBON...10

This is faultless perfection...I am speechless
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09/04/2006 02:10:32 AM
Nice and probably in the winner's circle for the drama but I wouldn't consider this pastel.
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09/04/2006 02:06:57 AM
this should ribbon, its wonderful!
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09/04/2006 02:01:36 AM
holy smokes!!!! a very cool shot!!! too me this doesn't seem quite pastelish, but what do i know. i think i would have saved this for the free study.
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09/04/2006 01:52:08 AM
This will do well even though its not realy pastels
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09/04/2006 01:43:48 AM
these seem darker than pastel for me... but i really like the shot... the composition, the texture, the overall feel to it... well done!
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09/04/2006 01:40:16 AM
What a good thing this would have been if there were a little more pastel shades in the composition and less green
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09/04/2006 12:57:35 AM
This is exquisitely executed but it isn't pastel in my eyes. The greens are too vivid and the umbrella is red. If I were just rating it as a photo - 10, but can't do that for this challenge. It is visually stunning though.
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09/04/2006 12:23:58 AM
omg. this looks like a painting. fabulous.
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