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Challenge: Oil (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Downtown Reykjavík, Iceland
Date: Jul 30, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Fashion, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2009

This is Lilja. Makeup/bodypainting by Eva Hrönn and Helgi. What we did was we first bodypainted Lilja with black bodypaint. We then put baby oil on her to make her all shiny. Helgi then poured about 2 liters of cooking oil over Lilja from above so yes, she is indeed covered in "real oil", just not motor oil.

This was one of the last shots taken during the shoot, I had scouted this location out the day before and liked this puddle of water so we went there last as it would ruin the "makeup" on her knees. The backround was a bit flat so I asked Helgi to splash some water on it, as you can see.

Lighting was one Profoto monolight shot through a white umbrella positioned over my head. Two canon speedlite flashes behind her on either side for backlighting. Shot at an house that was being built but has been abandoned for months.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.6183
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 6.5581
Avg (non-participants): 6.6477
Views since voting: 8821
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 131
Comments: 23
Favorites: 12 (view)


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08/24/2009 11:17:04 PM
Excellent Larus
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08/10/2009 04:50:46 PM
I just dont see how this photo could score anything less than 6.
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08/10/2009 09:46:05 AM
fantastic shot,cant believe anyone gave a one for this.

congrats on forth
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08/10/2009 09:39:58 AM
Congrats Lárus. Great shot.
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08/10/2009 08:25:11 AM
Originally posted by MAK:

you live a wonderful life don't ya


You won´t hear me complain anytime soon :)
08/10/2009 08:02:47 AM
you live a wonderful life don't ya
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08/10/2009 07:24:36 AM
Let me know if you need an "oil boy" in the future to work with your female models :)
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08/10/2009 07:21:38 AM
How anyone can give this a 1 is beyond me! Great idea done to perfection! Superb lighting, environment, and a perfect model (with perfect "costume" to boot)! I also really like the feeling of depth in this shot.
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08/10/2009 03:26:07 AM
Congrats on the HM, though this was my pick for the blue. Poor voters that gave you a 1.
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08/10/2009 02:06:12 AM
Poor model :(

Congrats on your HM and a really nice shot.
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08/10/2009 12:52:47 AM
congrats this was my vote for the blue. i had a sneaking feeling you were behind the photo haha, definitely your style; and man do you have style :)
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08/10/2009 12:24:29 AM
Congratulations; I really had this pegged for a blue!
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08/10/2009 12:11:34 AM
Congrats on 4th, Lárus!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2009 07:39:10 PM
Dirty girl! I'm curious what it took to get someone to model like this and if you really used oil, or something else.
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08/07/2009 01:05:21 PM
Fantastic. I love the lighting!
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08/06/2009 11:59:20 PM
A good image...I like the creativity here. Hope she had fun posing for you. 8
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08/04/2009 02:42:25 PM
Now THAT'S what I call a cooperative model :) wow.........love the lighting too, amazing shot
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08/03/2009 06:45:20 PM
I bet that was hard to wash out and off
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08/03/2009 01:53:12 PM
Great picture, Im in this challenge, and I think you deserve the blue one just for taking the time :)
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08/03/2009 10:37:12 AM
Larus? I like the underground feel, and the "grease" stain in the background. She appears to be a creature of the sewer. Good work, and good luck, I'm sure this will be in the top 5.
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08/03/2009 12:34:05 AM
a ribbon winner...how many showers did she need to get the oil off? 9
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08/03/2009 12:28:05 AM
Wow, I am sure that is not real oil on her cause no model would let you do that...but it sure looks convincing. 10 and a fave. awesome.
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08/03/2009 12:06:39 AM
Amazing shot - awesome light, setting, everything! 10
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