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Challenge: Masks (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Rauhlar, just outside Reykjavik
Date: May 27, 2008
Aperture: 1.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2008

This is r, bodypainted by Henn. I have photographed r several times before this but none of that has been for DPC, there is one shot of him in my portfolio though, he was a model for the 4th week in my PAW last year. Hes also Spiderman in our superhero/bodypaint series wich I have already shot but not been able to process yet, that whole series is on Flickr for those interested.

This is only the third photo this year I specifically shot for DPC, I really need to get off my ass and take more shots for challenges.

I got the idea right away after seeing the challenge theme so I shot it on a tuesday, I usually shoot the last day or the day before that so I was unusually prompt this time. The skull is doctored after the skull shape The Punisher has on his chest.

As for post processing, darkened the skin and r is actually b/w so no skintones would leak through. I then used curves to get the slight blue/green hue on him and then sharpened after resizing and added the border.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 89
Avg (all users): 6.9275
Avg (commenters): 8.3182
Avg (participants): 6.7347
Avg (non-participants): 6.9931
Views since voting: 6582
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 193
Comments: 34
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/09/2008 09:47:04 PM
great shot man, really unique and interesting, I've missed seeing your stuff on here and am always glad to see you enter, nice work.
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06/09/2008 01:15:08 PM
It's rather nice this. I did think of you when I saw it but it didn't sway my vote, still got a solid vote from me. Enjoying that horrid 50mm f1.2 then?
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06/09/2008 05:29:50 AM
Hmmmm nice model!! =D
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06/09/2008 05:16:15 AM
Knew this was yours immediately. Was my pick to win actually :)
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06/09/2008 04:14:50 AM
Great to see you on the front page Larus
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06/09/2008 02:09:48 AM
Fantastic work with not only contrasts and colours but detail and lighting. Simply superb work.
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06/09/2008 01:39:26 AM
Wonderful as usual!
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06/09/2008 12:22:21 AM
HAHA I guessed it! :D Congrats on top five Larus.
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06/09/2008 12:02:46 AM
Larus - you booger. Knew I recognized the person but couldn't figure out who it was LOL Way to go. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2008 11:42:56 PM
I sense Iceland work here. ;)

Nice composition, post work and creativity. I'm guessing a top 5 for sure.
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06/08/2008 11:37:20 PM
I gotta say this... I don't hand out tens unless an image deserves it. AND even when I do give them I usually comment on how I would have done something to improve the shot.... in this case I wouldn't change a thing. In my books flawless. Pat yourself on the back!
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06/08/2008 04:48:08 PM
The focus is really cool here. Great sharpness on the face, and really good contrast.
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06/08/2008 05:49:17 AM
Great make up and nice shot. 8
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06/07/2008 02:00:27 PM
interesting
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06/07/2008 12:47:29 PM
A lot of work went into this - very good result!
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06/07/2008 06:21:18 AM
Terrific image, amazing paint job. Reminds me of New Guinean Tribal Skeleton Body Painting.
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06/06/2008 10:25:43 PM
I think we have a winner......great job
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06/06/2008 09:55:57 PM
Really intense eyes
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06/06/2008 09:51:05 AM
awesome lighting and toning! The backlight hair and shoulders add a cool glow and the face paint is great!
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06/05/2008 02:00:08 AM
Larus, I presume? I like how the sharp and blur contrast each other as well as the black and white.
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06/04/2008 11:53:24 PM
Wick-ed, nice light on the shoulders, well done
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06/03/2008 09:56:55 PM
beautifully scary photo, the color in the eyes creeps me out the most-9
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06/03/2008 11:44:49 AM
great shot, great focus on the eyes. 9
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06/03/2008 02:40:32 AM
My bet is he's an Icelander in body paint.
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06/03/2008 12:27:31 AM
I like the scare factor..nicely executed too. This is great!
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06/02/2008 08:38:00 PM
clean and focused
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06/02/2008 04:14:39 PM
Ooh! This is dead scary! The eyes are amazing though - really like the background too!
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06/02/2008 02:46:43 PM
ARGH! It's Kevin Bacon!!! Oh wait, it's just paint. :) One of the tops this round - 8
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06/02/2008 12:26:59 PM
Very powerful shot, this may (or may not) have benefitted from a closer crop.

Great effect - should do well.
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06/02/2008 09:27:10 AM
Well done.
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06/02/2008 09:14:30 AM
pretty cool!
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06/02/2008 08:12:10 AM
wow...dramatic and impactful 8
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06/02/2008 06:06:28 AM
Ok I'm guessing again that this is a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Larus shot. Lovely DOF and a good paint job! 9
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06/02/2008 12:51:31 AM
This creepy and well done. 7
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