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Empty Head: Out of Ideas
Empty Head: Out of Ideas
LalliSig


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Location: Studio Laugavegur, Iceland
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Studio, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

Well couldnīt really pass up shooting for this challenge as I have been in the last two, will be fun to see how many people recognize me. Henný came along and did my makeup and also took this photo under my direction. The idea is that I have a hole in my head and all the ideas just leaked out, donīt think that will come across and it didnīt come out nearly as well as I thought, my biggest fear might be realized in this challenge, that she will beat me!

Lighting is pretty much same setup as my Duotones III entry, just look that up if you are interested, am going to do a series of photos like this, a sepia studio headshot with black bodypaint making various shapes. Only thing I changed with the lighting was that there was more power on the frontlight and a little less on the sidelights. Post processing was also the same as on the Duotones entry, more or less.

Oh and it was supposed to be shot at f11 but Henný must have bumped the rear wheel.

Statistics
Place: 76 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.0091
Avg (commenters): 7.3214
Avg (participants): 5.8984
Avg (non-participants): 6.0796
Views since voting: 2238
Views during voting: 564
Votes: 329
Comments: 45
Favorites: 0


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12/27/2007 10:16:06 AM
I did recognized you during voting and i gave it 10. (along with many other 10s i gave in this challenge). But i did feel that you did not enter this challenge for winning it. And you were doing experiments with compositions. This is my belief based on your recent uploads. Which i feel is good thing because one of my complains about this site is that people who has won many ribbons still doing the same stuff just to win ribbons. So seeing you try new and different stuff is really good thing. I hope others may follow you and think about photography and art other than DPC-Matrix.
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12/20/2007 12:39:24 PM
I was really surprised you weren't in the top 10. This was my favorite of the lot. Very dramatic SP!
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12/12/2007 06:10:39 PM
Brilliant lighting as always, the hole wasn´t convincing somehow, something to suggest an inner cavity maybe...still very good.
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12/12/2007 04:42:58 PM
Ya should have submitted something like this: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/582/120/422576.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/582/120/422576.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' You might have beaten Henny then...On second thought, Nahhhh, she'd still beat you! LOL ;) :P
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12/12/2007 04:07:53 PM
Image is way too underrated!
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12/12/2007 09:32:41 AM
I gave you an 8. I think you captured yourself perfectly...

p.s. it was very brave of you not to cover over the hole with makeup

Message edited by author 2007-12-12 09:33:23.
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12/12/2007 09:18:35 AM
Face it, dude - she's just way better looking. :-)
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12/12/2007 05:50:34 AM
I thought this was a superb idea!!!!!!!! =)
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12/12/2007 05:14:37 AM
Ohh poor you, got beaten by your own wife :þ

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12/12/2007 04:26:55 AM
So THATS where you put the damn lens.. i better get me one of them.
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12/12/2007 03:54:20 AM
PS...you probably won't live this down now...
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12/12/2007 03:53:57 AM
Henny absolutely killed you in this challenge! What are you doing way down here when she is way up there???? Great image, but my goodness, Henny's is outstanding! Maybe she should be the photographer!
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12/12/2007 02:50:52 AM
HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...

Ehhem.. sorry, I didn't want to lose my cool here but I beat you on this challenge, and it feels damn good :P

I gave you 9... a big whole, huge 9 with sparkles on it. I don't understand why you are standing here 76th place, but it must be you actually did NOT take this photo.. that's why.

It's a good photo, no i did not recognize you without a pacifier.

:)
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12/12/2007 02:49:47 AM
Henny "bumped the wheel"? No, I think it was sabotage on purpose. She well and truly beat you this week, my friend. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 07:30:23 AM
Hey..i know the reason there is big hole in ur head seal it......
12/10/2007 10:29:26 PM
so is this Larus or somebody trying to be Larus? I love this!
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12/10/2007 04:21:10 PM
I like the editing, I think it would have almost looked better without the big black dot though, your expression fits the title well without it. Nice job anyway. 7
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12/10/2007 06:27:12 AM
8 - Nice artistic portrait which appears to capture good character. Wish the 'hole' was more defined.
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12/09/2007 07:10:30 PM
Nice idea, good lighting, good focusing, very clear and I like the duo color choice :) very good photo overall :)
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12/09/2007 10:17:51 AM
Very funny! Nice idea and good execution.
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12/09/2007 10:12:58 AM
I like the lighting and the effect on the skin. very cool
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12/08/2007 10:28:11 PM
Larus? :D
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12/07/2007 08:27:09 PM
This is something interesting and I liked it.
- I am Arjun and I approve this message.
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12/07/2007 06:19:03 PM
Cool idea, you've pulled it off well with the blank expression.
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12/07/2007 11:44:21 AM
This is very interesting lighting, but I'm not sure about the hole in the head idea.
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12/07/2007 12:31:37 AM
Head Like a Hole.....by NIN would have been a perfect title. Fun shot!
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12/06/2007 07:35:53 PM
LOVE the title and whole concept!!!!! Pure genius end off

Looking back... did you put eye liner on?! =p hehehehehe
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12/06/2007 02:09:09 PM
The lighting and PP is good, not convinced by the idea, sorry.
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12/06/2007 11:40:34 AM
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12/06/2007 09:57:18 AM
if you could have pulled off some texture behind you and in the hole, it would have worked better. Nice lighting on you however.
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12/06/2007 09:25:53 AM
I love it. Thats How I feel. Good execution of the idea. Love the lighting here.What was your setup?
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12/06/2007 08:21:05 AM
Great idea !
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12/06/2007 01:13:59 AM
Very nice light, great focus/detail.
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12/06/2007 12:48:46 AM
I know how you feel!
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12/05/2007 11:53:50 PM
Larus, I decided to play your guessing game, so far I've only been able to identify 14.
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12/05/2007 11:27:21 PM
haha i feel the same way, great texture!
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12/05/2007 10:53:25 PM
This is very creative. Love the expression, execution and post-processing. I would like to see it in top 5. Goodluck.9.
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12/05/2007 10:34:38 PM
I like the sepia tones and for having know idea's this one works well.
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12/05/2007 09:34:20 PM
Sweet "hole"!
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12/05/2007 12:40:46 PM
But you got eyeliner & lip gloss!! LOL
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12/05/2007 09:36:26 AM
That's quite the birth mark you got there Larus.
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12/05/2007 08:29:32 AM
LOL. Great idea, I like your expression, as if you really are missin somethin up there. As always, lighting is perfectamundo! Great composition as well.
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12/05/2007 07:54:59 AM
the shot is good the "hole" is very bad :), in my view the hole ruined a nice photo.
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12/05/2007 07:23:21 AM
???? is this larus without a beard?
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12/05/2007 01:30:31 AM
Great studio lighting and sharp detail.
Reminds me of how I'm feeling at the moment :P
Also, big brownie points for the guy-liner.
8
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