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Challenge: Anything But Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Grafarvogur, Iceland
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

This is Jana Katrín, first photoshoot I have done with her, well I have photographed her before but only briefly so that didnīt really count. It was raining today and I got the idea to go out and shoot and since Jana pretty much lives next door I called her up on VERY short notice and asked her if she had anything better to do. Turns out she didnīt :)

Well despite we getting this photoshoot together in a REAL hurry, the rain had stopped once we got to the location so I used a water can to spray water on her, as you can see. The lighting fit but in terms of the rain, it wasnīt quite what I wanted, I would have wanted some heavy rain when we shot this to see some cool water droplets on her, the water behind her and a streak here and there mid-air. I might reshoot this to get that effect.

Henny did the makeup on this one and I only used ambient lighting for this + a silver reflector wich I held in my left hand. Again, I didnīt really shoot this with the challenge in mind but as far as I am concerned, this challenge is a free study with no landscapes and this sure as heck ainīt a landscape shot so...

As for post processing, very similar to the processing I did on my "Dirty pretty things" series, C1 raw conversion, then b/w conversion, lots of contrast added and sharpened + added border after resizing.

Place: 33 out of 247
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Votes: 161
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07/21/2008 02:51:52 AM
Great shot here, Larus. Stunning model, stunning image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2008 10:12:16 PM
Bet the model was quite fetching before she turned into a zombie. I like the harsh treatment of (zombie thing aside) a beautiful subject. Interesting shot overall.
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07/19/2008 02:03:55 AM
fighter with passion
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07/18/2008 02:05:02 PM
A very strong portrait. I like the expressions and pose of the model. A bit high contrast, but suits the mood of the picture.
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07/17/2008 10:05:03 PM
Beautiful model + unique processing usually means ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Larus.

Another great shot. She looks like she wants to kick my a$$. 8
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07/17/2008 01:18:01 AM
Awesome work
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07/15/2008 02:15:09 PM
Larus man, this is so bad ass. you can see the anger and hurt in her eyes. a brutal photograph and another wonderful addition to your portfolio.
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07/14/2008 09:57:03 PM
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07/14/2008 01:28:01 PM
great bw and great contrast.
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07/14/2008 12:35:07 PM
This looks very much like a Larus shot. If it isn't then very well done for a great portrait. If it is then very well done for another great portrait!
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07/14/2008 01:49:52 AM
sex sells!
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07/14/2008 12:14:54 AM
Love the gritty feel. Must be Larus.
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