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The water of life
The water of life
LalliSig


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Challenge: The Brothers Grimm (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Seljavallalaug, Iceland
Date: Oct 3, 2008
Aperture: 1.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2008

Totally shoehorning this in, did not take with the challenge in mind so I´ll take whatever score you´ll throw at me :) Just saw that there were so few entries and I felt this shot had a bit of a "fairy tale" feel to it so I just picked a title from a list that I felt fit it. I have since read the story and frankly it has nothing to do with this shot. Sure, there was a princess in the story but that´s about it, the water itself was more of a fountain and the story was about 3 brothers.

I have always wanted to do a photoshoot in this pool and that friday night me, Aðalbjörg Ósk (the model) and her friend Ingibjörg set out after work to do a shoot there. We got held up though and got there very late or about 30 minutes later than I would have wanted, it was almost pitch black. Well fortunately Ingibjörg was a very capable assistant and she held a 580ex flash for me wich I triggered wirelessly to light this shot. Henný did the makeup but didn´t come along for the photoshoot.

As you can see by the settings, it was very dark but I think that added to the shot, it´s taken handheld at 1/5 shutterspeed and that´s causing the black line on the side of her head, like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Alexsaberi mentions in the comments.

Post processing was not much, raw conversion and I removed some reflection of her underwater, next time I´ll bring black fabric so that won´t be a problem.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 82
Avg (all users): 7.0100
Avg (commenters): 7.4400
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.0926
Views since voting: 6249
Views during voting: 628
Votes: 201
Comments: 36
Favorites: 18 (view)


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10/19/2008 08:30:38 AM
Magnificent shot, congrats!
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10/14/2008 02:26:53 PM
I did a shoot a few days ago similar to the lighting situation here. i got that dark line in a few of my shots as well. i think it helps your shot though, im a little suprised it didnt show up in the reflection on the water as much as it did on the model.
nice finish
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10/13/2008 05:54:57 PM
Welcome back to the site, Congrats on 5th place.
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10/13/2008 10:06:38 AM
very, very cool shot. Should be in a magazine, congrats on the high score/placement
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10/13/2008 09:52:40 AM
OhMY! Spectacular in every sense of the word!

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10/13/2008 01:10:01 AM
I picked this as yours and thought it might get the blue...awesome as always from you Larus
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10/13/2008 12:42:31 AM
Stunning!! Congratulations on the HM!
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10/13/2008 12:27:12 AM
You're lighting is always so amazing
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2008 08:44:17 PM
Great concept & image... Only thing I could say is the horizontal reflections on the face are a bit too prominent.
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10/12/2008 08:16:48 PM
a beautiful image - stunning stuff all around - but I really didn't know this story at all and had to look it up - hopefully you don't suffer too badly in score because this story seems a bit on the obscure side
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10/11/2008 11:33:51 PM
Beautiful shot, nicely lit. It looks familiar though...
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10/11/2008 05:40:03 PM
Beautiful!!! The colours are great, and I love the composition. 9
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10/10/2008 03:06:00 PM
If this isn't a Larus shot it's certainly a good copycat. Nice to have attractive models available for sure!
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10/09/2008 03:02:12 PM
love the simplicity and boldness
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10/09/2008 11:23:36 AM
great shot. she must have moved a bit after/before the flash as u can see her shadow. surreal. Otherwise I love it 8
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10/09/2008 01:39:17 AM
Not like the story, but an excellent shot. I love the expression and reflection. 8
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10/09/2008 12:10:30 AM
Wow, excellent lighting, well done
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10/08/2008 09:11:07 PM
a shoehorn but a good Larus parody.
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10/07/2008 07:37:51 PM
This looks like larus' style. It's wonderful nice shot!
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10/07/2008 07:33:07 PM
wow, stunning
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10/07/2008 07:09:39 PM
What a gorgeous photo.
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10/07/2008 03:45:30 AM
Very nice composition. 8
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10/06/2008 11:33:28 PM
Gorgeous colours, fantastic reflection, clear focus and sharp image. Only criticism would be that the expression on the model's face doesn't seem to reflect "life"...it's almost as though she's going to snap at someone! *grin*
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10/06/2008 10:58:00 PM
one of my picks for top 5....image matches title, but could not tell if it does match the story..i'll give you the benefit of doubt...8
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10/06/2008 08:18:02 PM
Simply beautiful. 10 (Your model looks a little cold ;-)
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10/06/2008 07:20:02 PM
That dark shadow down one side of her face is a bit strange, almost looks like she's been pasted on but otherwise, the shot is gorgeous. The soft look of the water is lovely and the cool colours are nice against her skin.
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10/06/2008 04:17:53 PM
Love the face reflected in the water. Wonderful detail & composition. Yes, this is one of my favs in the challenge, in spite of the modern feel. Commenting only.
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10/06/2008 02:54:36 PM
Well thought out and processed great reflection...
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10/06/2008 11:33:57 AM
very nice picture. 9 from me
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10/06/2008 10:01:03 AM
Awesome shot, love the reflection and darker tones around her.
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10/06/2008 09:04:59 AM
Love the shot but having read the tale, this isn't really anything depicted in the story. Technically, though, it's perfect. :~)
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10/06/2008 08:24:14 AM
I like the image but as photo seems have something of strange
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10/06/2008 01:30:07 AM
A perfect 10 from me... ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Larus?
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10/06/2008 01:26:40 AM
Lovely reflection and image!! This could be an ad in a magazine!!! I love the amazing detail and pleasing DOF. This could/should ribbon.
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10/06/2008 01:00:54 AM
Kinda bizzare-- her head is almost disembodied. Looks like Larus' style. Good luck!
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10/06/2008 12:45:17 AM
Very pretty
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