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The Ice Fairy
3rd PlaceThe Ice Fairy
LalliSig


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fairy Tales II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2007

This is Fanney Lára, I doubt anyone will recognize her as I have never photographed her before for DPC but I have a couple of shot´s of her on Flickr and she is week 30 in my PAW project. Wasn´t really going to enter this challenge but I saw this "Ice Queen" photo on photo.net a couple of years ago and I always liked that idea and since there were only about 50 entries earlier today I put together a photoshoot on short notice. Not really sure this is the best photo as I am editing this half past 1 am and getting very sleepy but I like the shot. The snow is just the regular "snow in a can" you get at the store, the elf ears are the same we have used in the past and the ornament in Fanney´s hair is some christmas decoration Eva had lying around.

This is actually the first DPC entry that Henný didn´t do the makeup on (well of those that used a makeup artist) but our friend Eva Hrönn did the makeup on this one, was fun to work with someone new, before today she has only helped us/me out with the bodypaint shot´s.

Lit this one with 4 lights, one big softbox from front, one big softbox from behind on my left for back/hairlight and another light with a honeycomb from behind her on my right for much less hairlight from that direction and the fourth light with a narrow honeycomb on the blue backround for the gradient in it.

How the HECK do you guys always spot my images during voting? I try so hard to stay anonymous by using new models no one here should recognize but still you mangage to pick them out? It´s freaking me out :)


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 82
Avg (all users): 7.1527
Avg (commenters): 8.2273
Avg (participants): 6.9756
Avg (non-participants): 7.1975
Views since voting: 13048
Views during voting: 559
Votes: 203
Comments: 67
Favorites: 18 (view)


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12/14/2007 04:04:48 PM
where did you get those ears?
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12/12/2007 03:02:50 PM
congratz. hefði nú samt vilja sjá hana í fyrsta sætinu. !
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12/12/2007 01:26:53 AM
This is Photographed well, usual to your style, perfected lighting and the background is awesome, eyes do it well. However something is just off.. the "snow effect" is applied half slapstick, and doesn't add alot. the "ice crystals" in the hair are strange at best they don't make sense at the places they are. The eyebrows are just strange, something isn't right or natural about them, too fake almost. You have great stuff Larus, but I know you can do better with the same concept!
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12/11/2007 07:11:43 AM
Glæsileg mynd hjá þér / Fantastic shot here..
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12/11/2007 04:48:00 AM
Beautiful shot. Beautiful model. Congratulations!
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12/11/2007 12:56:43 AM
Wow! This is awesome
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12/10/2007 06:21:23 PM
Congrats on yet another ribbon :)
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12/10/2007 05:51:11 PM
HA! I was right! Knew it was your style! Congrats on the Yellow ribbon!
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12/10/2007 04:59:25 PM
we know its you because you have a very distinct beautiful style :-D another awesome shot congrats
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12/10/2007 04:47:01 PM
Congrats Larus! Losing to a hairy beast has got to sting just a little. :P
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12/10/2007 02:58:41 PM
I was hoping this would get a blue, but congratulations on making the home page!
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12/10/2007 02:29:39 PM
Congrats on a beautiful shot. I know for myself, when I see this type lighting, that much clarity and beautiful models I think its you. Your portraits are always top notch and I think everyone feels the same. Congrats again on the Ribb.
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12/10/2007 12:30:04 PM
There must be something REALLY special about how you do things.
So the way to truly blend in, is to teach 100+ other DPCers your techniques... I will volunteer to be one!

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12/10/2007 11:43:49 AM
Larus, another terrific portrait from you! Thanks as usual for the deep background on the shot. Someday when I get to setting up my own "studio" I'm sure I'll refer back to your set-ups.
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12/10/2007 10:41:12 AM
My favorite of the challenge! So glad to see a Ribbon for it!
Just beautiful in every way!
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12/10/2007 10:04:10 AM
Congrats Larus - I've spent enough time here at DPC now, to realise that you're the king of potraits (along with librodo!;-) Bloody marvelous, keep up the good work!

Message edited by author 2007-12-10 15:55:13.
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12/10/2007 09:31:12 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon Larus. Beautiful portrait great makeup and lighting.
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12/10/2007 08:53:12 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - Absolutely gorgeous!
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12/10/2007 08:36:24 AM
beautiful!!! congrats on another ribbon. gorgeous model and perfect make-up. love the colours.
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12/10/2007 07:48:23 AM
Larus, you did it again :-) What splendid lighting and beautiful makeup.
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12/10/2007 05:34:46 AM
Absolutely Awesome. Well done.
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12/10/2007 05:34:09 AM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing the lighting details again. And yes, I could tell from the thumbnail this was yours, I don't know why butthere's something to your portraits that makes them stick out.
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12/10/2007 05:20:29 AM
That's OK...if someone had to come between me and my man, I'm glad it was you! So enjoy your "Too" sandwich...we're here all week baby!!
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12/10/2007 05:01:28 AM
she looks edible... congrats.
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12/10/2007 05:00:21 AM
Like you NEED another yellow.... oh well, congrats you muppet.
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12/10/2007 04:33:47 AM
Congratulations. I am so pleased that you stayed up so late to do this "last minute entry". Grrrrrr : ) Beautiful portrait.
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12/10/2007 04:33:11 AM
great job. Congrats on the ribbon
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12/10/2007 03:37:12 AM
Ég verð að hrósa þér fyrir þessa. Litirnir eru æðislegir og lýsingin alveg svakalega flott.
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12/10/2007 03:03:02 AM
beautiful congrats /well done
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12/10/2007 01:04:59 AM
Exquisite! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon Larus!!
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12/10/2007 12:56:33 AM
I thought this was a Larus image...good work and congratulations.
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12/10/2007 12:50:12 AM
S T U N N I N G........
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12/10/2007 12:34:44 AM
It knew it! This had to be Larus. Stunning shot and a well deserved ribbon. Congrats.
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12/10/2007 12:26:17 AM
Ya know, there's something so unmistakable about your images - and this is no exception. It's technically perfect (as usual). Great lighting and muse-like expression. Congrats on 3rd place.
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12/10/2007 12:22:54 AM
It HAD to be you buddy...awesome image...another ribbon, congratulations...gave you a 10
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12/10/2007 12:10:30 AM
gorgeous shot. ears look good. and the eyes look amazing. the fake snow adds a really nice touch.

the background and lighting looks really good too.
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12/10/2007 12:09:07 AM
What else can I say but wow! One of my top two.
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12/10/2007 12:04:20 AM
Congrats Larus. Though I so wish you could have traded places with 4th. ;)
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12/10/2007 12:03:00 AM
A larus shot to the nines. Well done bud.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 08:32:52 PM
Amazing shot. Larus?
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12/09/2007 04:43:49 PM
Amazing photography. One of my clear favourites of the challenge. I think we'll see you on the front page for ribbons :) 10
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12/09/2007 12:39:24 PM
I'm sure this will ribbon love the hint of pointy ear! 10
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12/09/2007 04:28:55 AM
I am guessing this is a Larus masterpiece...I cannot fault it...everything is superb 10
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12/08/2007 10:56:50 AM
Nice shot - I like the precision of the details, lighting, and colors.
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12/07/2007 05:57:47 PM
i absolutley love her hair! the ears are a nice touch, too.

she looks very "ice fairyish".

a great portrait.

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12/07/2007 03:25:14 PM
Very crips, amazing detail, and nice touch with the pear earrings and the ice in her hair. Fantastic Job.
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12/07/2007 09:46:38 AM
good portrait. a little overboard on the snow imo. love the eyes
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12/06/2007 08:17:15 PM
This says Larus to me, and if I am wrong well then it is a huge compliment to whoever actually took the shot. Lighting is amazing, and the pop in the eyes is excellent. Use of the white flakes is excellent. Just an amazing shot and my favorite so far. I would love to hear how many lights and placement on this one.
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12/06/2007 03:10:34 PM
Stunning!! Beautiful eyes.
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12/05/2007 12:01:51 PM
Great texture, nice sharp focus, awesome colors. I'm running out of adjectives, so good job!
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12/04/2007 05:59:33 AM
Kiwiness?
Lovely image ... love the eyes.
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12/03/2007 10:51:53 PM
the skintone on the ear doesn't quite match. Also, the expression is lifeless. She's not in character.
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12/03/2007 06:23:18 PM
looks great, probably ribbon. The ear seems abit off though, the top seems bigger than lobe.
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12/03/2007 11:43:47 AM
very nice portrait and snowy make-up. The blue eyes (real?) are also a nice match with the background. I would have just maybe preferred a slightly lower crop overall, and the teeth seems odd, probably just an effect due to the lips.
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12/03/2007 11:15:48 AM
congratulations...this looks like an iclandic picture if i've ever seen one :) i could be wrong! great job, congrats on your ribbon
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12/03/2007 10:40:32 AM
Glorious!! Spectacular!! Her eyes are hypnotizing...my choice for the Blue, to go with those blue eyes! *10*
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12/03/2007 09:36:28 AM
Looks like a Larus Portrait! If it's not then take it as a compliment! :)
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12/03/2007 09:24:14 AM
larus? nice and clear photo 7
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12/03/2007 08:25:21 AM
Lovely ears. Very nice shot with her eyes matching the background so nicely.
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12/03/2007 07:11:51 AM
Clean, colorful and wonderfully detailed. But there just seems to be something missing. I am not quite sure what it is. Maybe just the straight up pose or something. I dont know. Its a beautiful image but at the same time it feels a bit flat. Good thing you are probably over in Iceland and can't come here and kick my butt. ;)
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12/03/2007 12:54:42 AM
Hi Larus. no vote
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12/03/2007 12:53:20 AM
I've seen those ears before! I can't tell you how much this pops as a thumbnail. I just hover over it and it launches without me clicking! :P
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12/03/2007 12:45:53 AM
If this isn't Larus, I'll eat my.... pointed ear ;-D Stunning shot. Good luck!
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12/03/2007 12:39:07 AM
Beautiful entry and I am sure ribbon worthy.
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12/03/2007 12:18:35 AM
awesome.. my 10
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12/03/2007 12:07:12 AM
Oh very nice. Blues are nice in this photo, and the Ice all over here is icy hott! Those ears look a little too fake, there are some that look real.
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12/03/2007 12:04:09 AM
focus lighting makeup and everything is just FLAWLESS here, much better than my attempt at the same thing, simply beautiful
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