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She´s going the distance
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LalliSig


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Distance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Hvalfjörđur, Iceland
Date: Oct 17, 2007
Aperture: 1.2
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2007

I don´t suppose many of you remember my may 2007 free study entry taken of Kolbrún María, here it is.

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I liked that shot so the idea was to make a series in different seasons of the year, had done another series some of you might recognize with Kristín. The next shot will probably be in January, Kolbrún again sitting in deep snow waiting for her ride to come along, of course in the same clothes with the same bags. I didn´t shoot this for the challenge though, only noticed the challenge after I got home from the shoot and figured, "eh, why not submit since it kindof fit´s that challenge".

We really ran out of time during this photoshoot, I barely managed to take handful of pictures before completely losing the sunlight, this is taken almost 45 minutes after sunset, just love that lens cause without that aperture, I´d been screwed. Kind of like the noise in the image but still, would have wanted the file just a little bit cleaner in full rez, the shot is not really up for big enlargements but works nicely in web resolution.

Very minimal editing, just C1 raw conversion, added some sepia toning with hue/sat, curves and unsharp mask and added the frame. Really wish I could clone out that light bokeh in the upper left corner but of course can´t since it´s basic editing.

Title inspired by a a song performed by the band Cake.

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Place: 1 out of 156
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Comments: 80
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11/06/2007 04:55:44 PM
very, very nice. though I like the other one a bit better, but still great, and well deserved ribbon. wonderful light and great surroundings.
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11/06/2007 05:07:24 AM
nice shot i love it
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11/04/2007 09:04:07 PM
I love all of your work.
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11/03/2007 11:11:46 PM
Very cool shot, I know of a local road that would be perfect for a shot like this...I will have to find a willing model to shot something like this...Fantastic, thanks for the inspiration!!! Yes I do remember the May Free Study shot. Also an awesome pic!! Congrats on yet another ribbon!!!! Way to go!!!

Jack

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11/03/2007 03:01:35 PM
Blue fits perfectly with you, Larus. Always top quality. Congrats!
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11/03/2007 06:57:06 AM
Congratulations Lárus! Excellent work.
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11/01/2007 10:39:17 PM
Congratulations, you always do such amazing work!
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11/01/2007 03:37:53 PM
Geggjuð Lárus... Til hamingju :o)
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11/01/2007 01:43:46 PM
I love that song and glad there are others out there that remember Cake! :o) Very cool shot, stunning colours, focus and composition" Congratulations on the blue! :o)
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11/01/2007 10:28:07 AM
Beautiful...
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11/01/2007 05:25:30 AM
Til hamingju Lárus. Flott hjá þér!
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11/01/2007 02:28:34 AM
Congrats Larus. Well done as always. No artificial vignetting for you, eh? ;)
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11/01/2007 01:57:13 AM
I love the grain and the light and the colors. Congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon!
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10/31/2007 09:59:27 PM
I didn't think your choice of shooting with a large aperture in this challenge would be a good choice, but it was!
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10/31/2007 08:54:06 PM
Another great picture from the portfolio of Larus. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!
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10/31/2007 04:54:39 PM
Well, Blue certainly is your best color...Congrats! I loved the Lost in Time presented in the May Free Study and gave it a 10. I didn't vote in this challenge, but probably wouldn't have scored this one as high as I loved the other one better. However, I am thrilled to see you on the front page again.
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10/31/2007 04:23:23 PM
Stunning, of course. Gotta love that 1.2. Congrats!
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10/31/2007 04:03:34 PM
My favorite for this challenge
congrats Larus :)
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10/31/2007 11:47:41 AM
I knew it was your shot :) Powerful image. Congrats on blue.
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10/31/2007 10:42:01 AM
Awesome shot, CONGRATS!!
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10/31/2007 10:21:19 AM
Flott hjá þér Lárus. Maður er nú ekki lengi að sjá hvaðan þessi mynd er tekin.

Til Hamingju.
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10/31/2007 09:08:43 AM
Congrats to you. I had a feeling this was yours. You have a great style to your work. A well deserved ribbon.
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10/31/2007 08:20:18 AM
"She's going for speed, she's all alone, all alone, in her time of need...." Yeah I dig it. Well done bro, great image! Congrats on the Ribb.
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10/31/2007 07:47:21 AM
Great shot Larus, i actually recognized this shot from your previous shot that you mentioned, great shot, and congrats on the ribbon
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10/31/2007 07:40:12 AM
Congratulations Larus!!!! Stunning as usual, I love her wardrobe =)
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10/31/2007 07:23:30 AM
Congrats! Great shot!
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10/31/2007 06:10:43 AM
Larus - Excellent work - Congrats on another well deserved Blue
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10/31/2007 05:17:09 AM
Originally posted by smurfguy:

Nice shot!

If you don't mind sharing - what are you using to get the lovely vignette out of the camera?


Hate to sound like a smartass but it´s quite simple, shooting at 1.2 aperture. You should see that 24mm 1.4 wide open, now THAT lens vignettes on a FF camera.

Thx for the comments you guyz and galz!

Spelling edit!

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 05:52:33.
10/31/2007 05:12:24 AM
Great to have you back on the front page Larus...NOW WE ARE ALL IN TROUBLE! THE RIBBON HOG IS BACK!!! :-) Great image
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10/31/2007 04:41:43 AM
Really nice - I think the resulting noise works well here.

Great stuff!
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10/31/2007 04:23:53 AM
Congrats, Larus. Wonderful shot, it has a tremendously "earthy" feel to it. Great to see you on the front page again.
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10/31/2007 03:51:22 AM
Congrats, Dude, was about time for another blue. Great work!
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10/31/2007 01:59:21 AM
I'm starting to believe you have a wall mural or backdrop with that road! ;-) Well either way, where can I get one?? :) Congrats on your first -- oh yeah, I see you have others. :P

Seriously though, you're always the one to beat. Where's my stick - Ha! sorry can't help myself.
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10/31/2007 01:10:46 AM
nice job, dude, welcome back home on the frontpage ;)
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10/31/2007 12:56:47 AM
Congrats Larus! It's so good to see you on the front page again. Lovely work!
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10/31/2007 12:41:49 AM
Fine work! I love it!
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10/31/2007 12:36:02 AM
Congratulations! I was guessing about you as a photographer of this image I didn't comment but believe me I was among the 25 who gave 10 to this image.
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10/31/2007 12:16:58 AM
Nice shot!

If you don't mind sharing - what are you using to get the lovely vignette out of the camera?
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10/31/2007 12:15:34 AM
My goodness, Larus, shallow DOF?!?!?!? And it works! Congratulations, it's really well done. You rock!
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10/31/2007 12:15:06 AM
An on-going series? ;-) Congrats man... yet another well-deserved finish.
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10/31/2007 12:10:45 AM
HAH.. I knew it was yours. Next time you won't be that lucky ;)

Keep up the good work. excellent photo
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10/31/2007 12:08:00 AM
Well, I knew it was yours... ;).
Love your "road" series. Congratulations!
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10/31/2007 12:03:53 AM
Congratulations Larus...I shoulda known this was yours...well done.
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10/31/2007 12:03:08 AM
Nice going. I should've known it was yours. ;~D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2007 09:31:17 PM
Looks like Laurus and his 85mm 1.2
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10/30/2007 01:04:31 PM
I like it good job.
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10/29/2007 10:02:26 PM
Awesome! A winner! 10
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10/29/2007 06:11:55 PM
Strong photo here. I love this shot.
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10/29/2007 11:11:02 AM
You Know It. Sweet Photo
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10/28/2007 03:01:15 PM
I like the high contrast...nice...hope you do well with this
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10/28/2007 03:38:06 AM
good idea and execution!
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10/28/2007 12:46:22 AM
This is great. Wonderful lighting, colors, and the DOF works well for the idea.
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10/27/2007 04:35:39 AM
I like the light, tones and the small vignetting-like.
But isn't it the same Islandic road again and again?
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10/26/2007 09:03:57 PM
Great colours and centered comp. I like the light in the top left, for me it suggests her destination! : )
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10/26/2007 05:37:55 PM
Its a great idea I'm not sure I like the centred composition or the crop at the top.
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10/26/2007 01:37:49 PM
Love this!
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10/26/2007 10:50:39 AM
I think the blown out hair on her right side is a bit distracting. But otherwise this is ok. Seems like I have seen it before though.
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10/26/2007 09:05:21 AM
Awesome Shot!
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10/26/2007 06:56:18 AM
Very cool with the shallow DOF. I like it a lot.
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10/25/2007 05:33:23 PM
Some singer/songwriter NEEDS this for a CD cover! Fantastic! 8
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10/25/2007 03:50:56 PM
love it, dig the processing
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10/25/2007 02:39:47 PM
Superb! If this conforms to the basic editing rules then it's a 10/10 from me - there's nothing I can criticise at all and is just perfect. Well done!
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10/25/2007 08:12:43 AM
oh i bet she's having a long way ahead... ;)
well done, Larus, i love the 60's feel and freedom!
(is that hvalfjördur?)
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10/25/2007 06:18:56 AM
This has a very "Larus" feel to it!
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10/25/2007 05:21:24 AM
im not too familiar with the icelandic law but would it be considered a fellony if you removed those orange stakes on the sides of the road? thats the only thing i can see from this photo being flawless
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10/24/2007 11:38:41 PM
This picture might benefit from a slightly larger depth of field, in my opinion.
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10/24/2007 08:44:29 PM
Interesting tonality gives it a wistful aura.
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10/24/2007 07:23:40 PM
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10/24/2007 07:21:46 PM
This is one fabulous shot. I like everything about it!! Hope you make it to a ribbon!!! 10
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10/24/2007 04:28:45 PM
nice shot!! 9
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10/24/2007 02:32:45 PM
Wow. Amazing capture. Would look excellent used on an album cover.
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10/24/2007 12:52:03 PM
I think this would have been more effective if she was walking on the side of the road, usually you don't see people walking right down the middle, that would have helped to not put her right in the center of the picture too. Nice shot though, this is actually one of the first things that came to my mind when I first read about the challenge.
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10/24/2007 12:35:06 PM
How original.
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10/24/2007 11:20:52 AM
not very original, but the best quality ive seen
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10/24/2007 05:08:29 AM
Wow !! coup de coeur - 9
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10/24/2007 04:48:41 AM
Nice pic, perspective is goof but might have been improved imho
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10/24/2007 04:35:41 AM
classic image, could be coverart for an album. nice colors and subject, highlight top left distracts other than that great work. title not so great
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10/24/2007 12:34:56 AM
Larus...I think. Anyway, another 10 for an Icelander.
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10/24/2007 12:10:49 AM
Larus! Lovley job! I love this collection of images. Keep adding!
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10/24/2007 12:07:48 AM
The pop of the color in her scarf really zeros you in on her. The centering of her head is perfect for the shot. Nicely done.
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