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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland
Date: Jan 2, 2009
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

This is Alexandra Helga, Miss Iceland 2008, she was also the model in my november free study last year. Me, her and her boyfriend Ţorsteinn went for a 9 hour drive/photoshoot that day, went out at 9am in the morning and were back in Reykjavík about 6pm. We went to Vík wich is about 2 hours away and then stopped at a couple of places to take photos, it was a very dark day, overcast and gloomy clouds, just like I wanted for these particular shots. I didn´t really shoot this for the challenge but I was aware of it and since the shoe fits, well you get my drift.

Ambient light only.

Post challenge edit: The shot is taken on January 2nd so of course it was cold but still it was unsesonably warm that day, about 5 degrees celcius above zero so she survived the few minutes this took, after all she has got viking blood in her.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.7301
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 6.5918
Avg (non-participants): 6.7895
Views since voting: 4839
Views during voting: 533
Votes: 163
Comments: 26
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/12/2009 01:50:50 PM
The lighting here is incredible! It is so soft and moody. Fantastic!
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01/13/2009 01:11:34 PM
I didnt vote on this challenge but glad to see you entered. I love the cool tones, but the greatest thing is how the bokeh is really smooth, yet you can still see the peninsula or island in the background without merging into a soup of colors. Great work, as always.
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01/12/2009 05:04:27 AM
jesus 4 2s. nice shot mate
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01/12/2009 04:03:40 AM
Glæsileg mynd Lalli. Skil ekki að hún hafi ekki skorað hærra.
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01/12/2009 03:31:43 AM
Great photo but who`s LalliSig?
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01/12/2009 12:39:29 AM
I thought this was the clear winner...still do with all due respect to the ribbon winners...best shot in the challenge
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01/12/2009 12:34:28 AM
So it was you !! how cold was it that morning? Maybe you Icelanders are so used to the cold that 20F feels like a beach day. Grat picture, as always.

Message edited by author 2009-01-12 19:40:32.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 10:58:36 PM
I love the DOF and how the background has a natural tonal gradiant from light at the top to dark at the bottom. I wish there was a little more light on her face. I normally don't like cool portraits, but I think the blue tones suit the mood of this image. Very nice.
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01/11/2009 09:27:42 PM
Almost unfair. Beautiful model and perfect technicals. Black sand is a nice change.
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01/11/2009 03:53:27 PM
Good composition, good post processing.
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01/11/2009 11:30:49 AM
Um, front page, unless the trolls think the sand should be the subject. Beautiful model, great composition and adequate lighting. A 9 from me.
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01/11/2009 07:28:05 AM
Very serene portrait. Well done.
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01/10/2009 04:19:31 PM
This is a great photo. The contrast between her skin tones, the white dress and the blues in the background gives the photo a very interesting mood.
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01/10/2009 12:10:17 AM
Beautiful shot. I love the lyght anf the colour. And your model is beautiful too.
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01/09/2009 05:55:44 PM
win
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01/09/2009 06:32:44 AM
hmmm. Grunar hver er þarna bakvið vélina með 85mm linsuna;) Annars mjög flott mynd og á skilið eitt af efstu sætum
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01/08/2009 09:56:06 PM
It it wasn't because it is winter time in Iceland I would bet this is a LARUS (with his famous 1.2 lens), unless it really is Larus forcing her to pretend she is not freezing. Great picture. I am not voting because I am in the race. I'd give it a 9 if I was voting (10 for her expression if I knew it is ice and snow in the background instead of ocean and waves). Of course, it is possible Larus could be vacationing somewhere in the southern hemisphere. We'll see.
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01/08/2009 01:19:39 PM
very wonderful shot. love the coolness...
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01/08/2009 11:28:17 AM
This has the feel of a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Larus shot. Beautiful model, crisp/clear detail, and nice dof.
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01/06/2009 10:36:37 PM
Nice shot and tones.
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01/05/2009 11:13:41 PM
Interesting take with the skin tones and white dress so powerful and in the front of the composition and the sand so secondary (although plentiful). I like the DOF with the mysterous hills in the background.
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01/05/2009 03:00:08 PM
Ribbon Contender...and IMO, way ahead of anything else I've seen so far! Larus???

Love the choice of volcanic sand (different) and white for the dress to contrast well against the dark and cool tones. 8

My winner!!!
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01/05/2009 11:42:01 AM
Great lighting on the model. Looks cooooold. I love the black sand contrasting with her skin.
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01/05/2009 08:38:22 AM
one of the few model shots, I expected a slew of "Beach Babe" images, but this is tastful and fungood use of color and a broken horizon
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01/05/2009 03:38:57 AM
...why she's sitting in wet sand?
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01/05/2009 12:47:48 AM
Here is the BLUE ribbon winner...' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Larus??? I cannot fault this image 10
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