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We come from the land of the ice and snow
We come from the land of the ice and snow
LalliSig


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Challenge: Led Zeppelin (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Žingvellir, Iceland
Date: Mar 1, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2008

If you must point out the obvious, YES, I have done it before and I“ll do it again, so sue me :) Just want to submit my first 1Ds photo since I blew the last week open challenges (long story) and had this lying around, figured I“d make this fit the challenge.

The model is Anķta, I have used her for a challenge before. We are doing a sesonal series where we go to Žingvellir for each shot and I photograph her standing in the same spot for all 4 seasons, now we were obviously doing winter.

Click here if you want to see others from this series, have only posted autumn so far but will post the winter shot soon.

When we were driving back, I liked the light and that mountain at the end of the road so I asked her to walk three times back and forth real quickly on that road, like she was on a catwalk, while I snapped away. This was not shot with this challenge in mind but I thought what the heck, I always liked Led Zeppelin and I was told that Immigrant Song was written about Iceland, at least it was on an album that was after a legendary concert they had here in Reykjavik (was at least legendary to us Icelanders).

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.7500
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 6.5224
Avg (non-participants): 6.8803
Views since voting: 6796
Views during voting: 582
Votes: 184
Comments: 35
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/10/2008 12:15:12 PM
Originally posted by JaimeVinas:

For some reason I saw this image during the challenge and I said to myself. I bet this is Laurus. ;)
Awesome shot as always, and my wife wants to know how in the world did you manage to get a girl to stand like that in the freezing cold lol. Great job Grats on top 10


Tsk, that was easy! I just asked really nicely and then showed her the photo of me in my 52nd week PAW last year and just said "be glad I am not having you do this butt nekkid and stop complaining" and that was it :)
03/10/2008 09:52:00 AM
For some reason I saw this image during the challenge and I said to myself. I bet this is Laurus. ;)
Awesome shot as always, and my wife wants to know how in the world did you manage to get a girl to stand like that in the freezing cold lol. Great job Grats on top 10
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03/10/2008 09:51:20 AM
Love, Love, LOVE IT ! !
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03/10/2008 07:45:44 AM
You and the other one with this title popped this song into my head for days - not so bad, it is a classic. I knew this was yours - an excellent image in itself which did fit in with a 'modern day' take on the song, coupled with your title, it worked quite well (I gave it a 6) - I guess I wanted to see something 'warlike', a Viking maybe, to match the 'mythical' and 'hard' lyrics and music. Still this grew on me and I could imagine her walking down that 'icey road' to this song. This image does have the 'drama'. Just read your notes, here:

"Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing. "


Page/Plant 1970

According to Wikipedia, Immigrant Song was dedicated to Leifr Eiríksson.

edit:typo (sorry to make it even longer)

Message edited by author 2008-03-10 08:00:27.
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03/10/2008 03:38:18 AM
Classic Larus style. Brilliant my friend.
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03/10/2008 03:09:34 AM
Have I said it before? You are one heck of a great photographer! That 85mm 1.2 makes me jealous! Great finish...I thought this would be in the top 3
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03/10/2008 12:45:33 AM
Great shot. Love the backdrop, really makes your model stand out, sort of 3D like.
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03/10/2008 12:14:22 AM
A "repeat" and a"shoehorn" that ribboned....way to go!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2008 11:58:20 PM
excellent! never get tired of these & the way that lens renders a scene (canon 85mm f/1.2?). If there's one piece of glass I covet, it'd be that one...
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03/09/2008 04:54:36 PM
great pic......she needs a viking helmet and a sword though....:)
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03/08/2008 05:48:44 AM
Interesting. Well photographed. When I look at her feet I feel cold. Is that snow on her toes?
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03/07/2008 10:08:48 PM
Larus, you do realize that almost everyone is going to recognize you, right? Absolutely stunning portrait. everything is perfect except her right hand feels a bit unnatural/uncomfortable. although in this cold temperature, you can only admire model's ability to deliver this pose in these clothes.
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03/07/2008 08:38:51 PM
hmm... let me guess...
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03/07/2008 11:53:32 AM
Great shot.
I love the blue and black tones
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03/07/2008 08:59:00 AM
She seems so out of place dressed that way in that environment. Makes it feel very contrived.

I do like how the color tones work together...blue and black fit together nicely.
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03/07/2008 08:53:23 AM
Ice...Snow....Beautiful woman....great portrait...awsome DOf...."We come from the land of ice and snow"(hint, hint).. can't think of who this might be. Well done Larus, as always nicely done!
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03/06/2008 10:35:30 AM
Nice work. One of my favorite Zep tunes.
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03/06/2008 07:45:49 AM
I like the attitude you've captured in this image- it's not sassy, not reserved but it has a nice confidence to it. I love how her eyes match her surroundings, giving her a real sense of belonging. The only things I'm unsure about are the bold border, and the uneven vignetting. It looks great at the bottom, giving a nice transition into the contrasting border, but without the vignetting at the top to match it, it makes it look like an accident.

I think I'll bump this to a 7.
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03/05/2008 07:42:51 PM
She's a little underdressed for the ice and snow! And seems strangely disconnected from the background. Great shot overall, though, and the lyric is from one of my more favorite LZ songs.
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03/05/2008 04:56:50 PM
Should win
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03/05/2008 04:22:44 PM
Geðveik mynd og já það er best að vera "from the land of the ice and snow"..

Efast ekki um að þú vinnir
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03/04/2008 10:22:50 PM
O.K. interpretation, and cool picture. But "Immigrant Song" is pretty fierce and very dramatic, blasting. She's kinda pretty, certainly not fierce, looks more like she's on the runway.
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03/04/2008 09:37:43 PM
Lovely model, great pose, the DOF really works well. On my first pass I rated this a 7 but when I came through on my second pass to comment I couldn't really find anything I would change, so I'm bumping my score up.
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03/04/2008 09:29:22 PM
Looks like another Larus portrait. I would guess an 85mm f/1.2 lens. Nice.
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03/04/2008 12:06:51 PM
Beautiful image Larus... I guess that song had your name written all over it ;O) Love the DoF, the model, the pose - pretty much everything. Should do very well!
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03/04/2008 11:03:55 AM
Well, Larus certainly does ;-) Great shot.
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03/03/2008 09:59:25 PM
your best work
10
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03/03/2008 09:42:09 PM
lol thats great! i had no idea how to do this song, you did great! lol! she's got this look on her face like 'bitch please!' lol-8
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03/03/2008 08:34:29 PM
Nice detail and the subject is alive. Very nice photo. 10
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03/03/2008 01:37:31 PM
This just screams Larus.
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03/03/2008 07:09:36 AM
I bet this is from Larus.
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03/03/2008 06:00:32 AM
I'm going to continue my betting streak, lay down $20, and say that this a a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Larus shot. Lovely image.
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03/03/2008 12:31:36 AM
beautiful, as usual if i am right about who entered it, but man i would have love to see some seasoned warriors in this instead of a model /7
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03/03/2008 12:19:41 AM
sweet! great photo and very icy, love it
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03/03/2008 12:10:31 AM
Has to be a Larus image...WOW! WOW! WOW!
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