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The lady in the water
3rd PlaceThe lady in the water
LalliSig


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rule of Thirds II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Ellidavatn, Iceland
Date: Sep 3, 2006
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2006

This is Katrin, first time she did a photoshoot with us. As usual, Henny took care of the makeup and helped me stylize the photoshoot. This is shot shortly before 9 pm and it was getting very cold but Katrin didnīt complain once, we went to two different places to take pictures, both with her in the water and this was the second one and at this time she had been in the cold water for almost half an hour total with only a short break in between. Anyway, she was a real trooper, a true viking spirit in her.

Lit with a single bowens monolight with a 75° softlite reflector.

Post processing was just basic raw conversion, cropped it very slightly, maybe 1% to get rid of a bright corner up in the left corner that was drawing too much attention. A little curves adjustment and shadow highlights and a small adjustment with selective color too. Sharpened after resizing. Those straws that are by the reflection really bother me and I would have removed them in advanced editing, also would have added some vignetting but other than that, happy with the editing in this photo.

Here is an outtake I was considering submitting instead of this shot.
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 320
Avg (all users): 7.0090
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 6.6522
Avg (non-participants): 7.2615
Views since voting: 24591
Views during voting: 691
Votes: 222
Comments: 49
Favorites: 32 (view)


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09/26/2006 10:05:02 AM
Congrats Lárus, wonderful shot, where does all these girls come from, your sisters? :0)
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09/15/2006 08:23:23 PM
Great setup and lighting. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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09/15/2006 10:15:15 AM
Great Work
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09/15/2006 07:19:14 AM
Very nice and I am sure cold. But it was worth it and the lady of the lake is great. idea: Excalibur
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09/14/2006 11:26:00 PM
Delicate, peaceful and so serene. An expert capture and great composition. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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09/14/2006 04:10:51 PM
Great work as usual Lárus. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/14/2006 11:47:18 AM
thanks for the moral support ;) Good work on your third place as well. But for you this is becoming routine isn't it? hehe
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09/14/2006 03:34:30 AM
Really magnificent. I would vote for first place ;)
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09/14/2006 02:21:55 AM
An outstanding piece of work. Well done and congrats on the ribbon! Well deserved!
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09/14/2006 01:03:51 AM
nice picture
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09/13/2006 10:44:58 PM
Well done, like always.
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09/13/2006 10:16:16 PM
you are my hero. Keep'm coming.
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09/13/2006 07:51:32 PM
Wow i love this! all the detail makes the difference!! love the effect the rock bottom created, it's amazing, nice job :)
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09/13/2006 06:12:56 PM
Þú klikkar ekki Lárus!!!
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09/13/2006 01:58:04 PM
Klassi Massi
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09/13/2006 12:52:04 PM
Congratulations on the winning of another ribbon. Great photo! How did you ever find someone that would pose in cold, freezing water! I can't believe how really close all three of us were in the final score.

Message edited by author 2006-09-13 12:52:55.
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09/13/2006 12:13:22 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great shot!
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09/13/2006 11:01:14 AM
Ahhh, kalt. Congrats on your ribbon.
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09/13/2006 10:49:50 AM
Congrats!
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09/13/2006 10:08:11 AM
Awesome........
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09/13/2006 07:38:42 AM
Flott mynd. En hvernar a fara að kenna manni almennilega á ps
Og til hamingju með 3 sætið
kv Birgir Sig
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09/13/2006 07:01:35 AM
Congrats, what a nice way to start the day :)
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09/13/2006 04:32:03 AM
Congrats, Larus! Stunning image as usual! :)
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09/13/2006 04:06:54 AM
So beautiful - love the hand touching the water

congrats on the 3rd place, you're racking the ribbons up
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09/13/2006 01:55:58 AM
The contrast between model and background really makes this one special. Congrats.
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09/13/2006 12:52:28 AM
Nice one Larus
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09/13/2006 12:32:11 AM
Congrats Larus. Had I seen this during the voting stage I would have known it was you.
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09/13/2006 12:16:54 AM
Congrats! Nice work
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09/13/2006 12:14:07 AM
I knew this had to be your's. Wonderful shot.
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09/13/2006 12:08:59 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2006 10:46:37 PM
beautiful
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09/12/2006 08:53:09 PM
Nice picture... nice reflection and colors, lightning... very good in every way.. The only n.p. from me is the look on the girls face and the shadow around her eyes.... but, amazingly done in every way - good luck :o)- 9

Message edited by author 2006-09-13 06:48:24.
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09/12/2006 02:45:49 PM
This is an incredible photograph. It is one of my favorites in this challenge. I love the darker light and the movement in the water. And of course, the beautiful model. Great job. You have my vote. 9.
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09/12/2006 12:43:33 PM
Top 3 for me...and I predict I will recognise your username...
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09/12/2006 11:42:44 AM
this would be so much more compelling if I could just imagine that the model were doing something, anything, besides posing for a picture.
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09/11/2006 04:02:12 PM
I would have liked to have seen the model on the other side of the frame with her face pointing to the empty area of picture, I think I can see that she is looking at the camera, but all the same my eyes run to the left on this photo which is the small side. Also I would have liked her placed more to the top of the frame, her arms and torso provide me with a diving line that is closer to the middle of the frame. Very nice photo and I would guess this is going to finish on the front page.
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09/11/2006 02:07:31 PM
frábær mynd í alla staði ;)
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09/10/2006 06:58:05 PM
Beautiful model and photo.
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09/09/2006 12:16:24 AM
You know, I'm kinda new to photography...this rule of thirds thing...to me, it seems like the subject is not quite what I understand the rule to be...but...with the reflection...it brings the subject to center of a third. I'm not sure if that's what the challenge was. But, it's a great photo - focus, color and lighting. I'm sure you'll get bonus points for the model (!). I'll give it an 8 because I think could be tilted to the right ever so slightly.
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09/08/2006 05:51:15 PM
Nice shot. Very seductive. I like the darker colors.
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09/08/2006 10:29:50 AM
cute composition
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09/08/2006 09:32:50 AM
creepy and sexy. nice take.
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09/08/2006 09:01:21 AM
WOW! the kind of shot I would like to do and I do not were to start from.

I would like just a bit less light on the lady's forehead, but I still find it a very good shot. 8
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09/07/2006 09:21:31 PM
Hmmm, I wonder if this could be the work of the great Larus... :) The composition is perfect as usual and the woman is very well lit. I only have a couple small qualms with this shot. It's tough to get around the unpredictable nature of weather, but I wish there were more colors in the sky. Also, the reeds that appear to be in the lower-left portion of the frame are a little distracting. Still an awesome shot though. I love how her positioning and her reflection fill in different thirds of the shot. :D Excellent overall shot - 9 from me.
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09/07/2006 05:22:11 AM
Like the lighting here. Seducing image. Just wish you'd made the shot a few minutes earlier to capture the amazing red sunset better. (But perhaps it wasn't as impressive as I think)
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09/06/2006 04:25:48 PM
love the shot the only thing i'd do different, if possible set up the lighting so it looked more natural with the lighting from the left background (come off the left not the right)
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09/06/2006 11:46:49 AM
wow! i want this one to medal! the lighting is stunning - what was your set up?

The reflection accentuates your subject's pose, and her stare really grabs your attention
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09/06/2006 11:43:14 AM
awesome.
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09/06/2006 09:21:52 AM
has to be a 10 right? wonderful image...I perhaps would have preferre her on the right for some reason...but amazing lighting...good luck
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