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Challenge: Pajamas (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Reykjanes, Iceland
Date: Sep 27, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Fashion, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2008

The Image: This is my wife suffering for me in the cold windy Icelandic late September weather. We waited for a long time for the rain to let up, which it did for 5 minutes. Just enough to get some shots in this rough and mossy lava field.

Used Two GND filter to bring out more details in the foreground and to get more dramatic sky.

Processing: Some contrast adjustments with curves to bring out the lighter parts f.x. the dress and lava moss and to darken the sky. Increased color saturation slightly.

[Oct. 7th, 2008 04:53:30 PM]

21.gif Oded: Please remove your distasteful comment about my wife.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.8233
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9115
Views since voting: 7910
Views during voting: 697
Votes: 232
Comments: 36
Favorites: 12 (view)


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11/13/2008 03:28:48 AM
'grats on the ribbon!
I agree with Nowhere_Man that the contrast and color work really well to bring tension to the piece but I don't find this shot in any way sexually loaded. The title and her pose say to me she is lost and alone with no were to sleep in that barren landscape. Which tells a far more interesting story to my mind.
10/12/2008 06:44:04 AM
please
take this pic of the net
its too sexualy loaded

by george
its his wife
things people do to get a ribbon
your OWN wife?

Message edited by author 2008-10-12 06:48:21.
10/10/2008 04:08:59 PM
Although it doesn't scream 'pajamas', this was my favorite in the challenge artistically and I scored it high. Congratulations!
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10/10/2008 02:05:58 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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10/10/2008 11:34:57 AM
nice job. congrats on the ribbon
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10/10/2008 06:53:02 AM
I new this will take a ribbon! It was my favorit of the challenge,
well done! your wife is your best model.-hope she didn't catch cold.
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10/09/2008 05:38:28 PM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon Örvar Atli! Flott mynd!
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10/09/2008 10:40:50 AM
Originally posted by violinist123:

You post a picture of your wife on the Internet and give it a title which is certainly open to a risque interpretation, and then get bent out of shape when someone gives a pretty obvious answer? Jesus.


I agree. It could easily have been me who made a similar comment had I voted in this challenge.

The title, and the picture are open to risque interpretation, WIDE open. I perceive the erotic element here as obvious and undeniable. I had assumed its presence was intentional, and for me it's an integral part of why the photograph succeeds. But, I guess maybe my assumption was incorrect.

Anyway, although this seems a bit oversharpened to me, I really like the image and I think it's ribbon-worthy. The contrast of tones and color between the model and everything else really draws your attention to her, yet the entire frame holds something interesting to interact with. Just lovely composition, especially with respect to how the model is positioned against the path. I do wish it was a little easier to identify what she's holding. With the way she's dressed, she seems totally out of context with her environment, just like a dream- awesome imagery. I would hang this on my wall for sure.
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10/09/2008 01:12:14 AM
You made this beautiful lady suffer for a ribbon?? LOL... very nicely done, congrats to both of you!
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10/08/2008 11:11:25 AM
This is beautiful! Exotic. And throw the bullet-proof Iceland in the mix, and what a fine winner it makes :)

CONGRATULATIONS!

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10/08/2008 10:50:15 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! It IS a beautiful shot! While I thought this was worthy of a high mark just on the beauty and technical nature of this shot (and, gave you a very high score), I am not sure that it was really and fully fitting for pyjamas. It's kind of like the scenery took over and the nightgown was thrown in to fit. But, still, a beautiful shot, well executed and very different from other concepts entered.

Message edited by author 2008-10-08 10:51:53.
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10/08/2008 10:01:05 AM
Glæsilegt Örvar Atli, til hamingju :o)
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10/08/2008 06:24:45 AM
Þarna sýniru það bara hversu fjölhæfur myndari þú ert Örri. Til lukke með þessa frábæru mynd.

Ps.
Vona að þú hafir gefið Mai heitt kakó þegar heim var komið :)

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10/08/2008 05:56:32 AM
I think the shot is great, the lady is very 'sexy' too so, although not totally professional, the comment from Oded is not really offensive in my book. but anyway.

Congrats on a great shot and the ribbon.
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10/08/2008 05:35:17 AM
great shot but I think if it was a child instead of a woman would have made more impact and you would have avoided the UNPROFESSIONAL comments
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10/08/2008 01:14:06 AM
Chuckled a bit, your a witty one! :)

Evan

Originally posted by violinist123:

You post a picture of your wife on the Internet and give it a title which is certainly open to a risque interpretation, and then get bent out of shape when someone gives a pretty obvious answer? Jesus.
10/08/2008 01:05:14 AM
You post a picture of your wife on the Internet and give it a title which is certainly open to a risque interpretation, and then get bent out of shape when someone gives a pretty obvious answer? Jesus.
10/08/2008 12:50:31 AM
The road looked familiar :) Stunning image. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 07:06:31 PM
who's asking? ;P
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10/07/2008 02:56:48 PM
Ouch!
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10/07/2008 12:58:21 AM
I would offer my place but I'm afraid she will not get much sleep -8
10/06/2008 10:41:28 PM
Wow I really love this one. Definitely one of my favorite images in the challenge.
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10/06/2008 09:52:02 PM
I recognize this from the freestudy! Love this one as well, one of the best of the challenge imo. 10
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10/06/2008 09:44:20 PM
Great take on the challenge, and one of my favs.
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10/06/2008 02:32:18 AM
hopefully somewhere where there is food! feets too clean, she must have just been deposited by ufo.
10/05/2008 08:38:25 PM
that is just beautiful I wish I had that back drop
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10/04/2008 05:00:11 PM
great 10
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10/04/2008 12:22:39 PM
Great composition, lighting and color...Nice work!
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10/03/2008 09:22:09 AM
Beautiful.
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10/02/2008 10:57:17 PM
beautiful walk...
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10/02/2008 11:23:03 AM
Thats a good picture
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10/02/2008 01:37:22 AM
amazing capture! 10
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10/01/2008 03:31:04 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. :) Beautiful.
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10/01/2008 01:09:05 PM
oh, i've seen this road before on here, and i always love whatever subject matter is involved in it! good luck with it, hope to see it with a ribbon attached!
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10/01/2008 10:26:14 AM
Beautiful shot. Your subject contrasts so well and in so many ways, with the background and really stands out. I also really like the feeling of forward movement in having the road stretched out before her leading towards the distant horizon.
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10/01/2008 04:48:29 AM
Stunning location - I have to be jealous :)
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