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Ice Cold
Ice Cold
LalliSig


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Fjallárlón, Iceland
Date: Aug 4, 2009
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2009

Me and María (the same María as in my "Fitness: Stock Photos" image) went for a drive to Jökulsárlón in really poor weather to take some shots. It rained almost all day and was very windy and about 10-12° celcius but it just made it more interesting. It's about a 4-5 hour drive one way so it took the better part of the day.

This is actually not taken in Jökulsárlón but in Fjallárlón wich is closeby and not as well known, we shot there because the ice was closer to the shore so she could wade in between them. I like the fog, gives the shot a little bit of extra atmosphere.

We also shot a few of her in a bikini but I like the ones of her in a dress better, and yes, it was very very cold because the water is only about 1-2 degrees above freezing temperature and although it doesn't show in the picture, it was also raining heavily. She is only wearing that dress and underwear and never complained, after all, we are of Viking heritage.

Ambient light only.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 414
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Avg (commenters): 7.5000
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Views since voting: 5035
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 135
Comments: 25
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09/11/2009 04:20:52 PM
Beautifu!!
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09/10/2009 09:34:03 AM
I am truly amazed! Not only by the dreamy exquisiteness of the photography here -- but what you model had to do to help you achieve this! She should be appointed to knighthood! Not to long ago, I was walking along the Pacific Coast and the cold tide came up over my feet, and I thought I was going to die before I could get out of the bitterly cold water. It literally made my feet cramp up and feel extreme pain. When I saw this, I imagined that what she was feeling was at least a hundred times more painful! And she looks so easy and relaxed. Jeeeeez. I am in awe! This is unforgettable art!

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09/09/2009 10:16:22 PM
Wonderful shot--brave model!
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09/08/2009 12:55:57 PM
Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

Wow..., I hope she got paid good money for this, rubber boots or not, that water must have been exactly that, great dreamy scene, hope to see some details on this.


Nah, this was actually her idea, to do a photoshoot at this location and we discussed her getting into the water before even leaving that day so she knew what she was getting into. Besides, I don´t pay people to model for me, it´s the other way around.
09/08/2009 07:09:32 AM
Awesome! Love to see a nude this way, too.
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09/08/2009 02:37:25 AM
Wow..., I hope she got paid good money for this, rubber boots or not, that water must have been exactly that, great dreamy scene, hope to see some details on this.

Message edited by author 2009-09-08 02:38:18.
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09/08/2009 02:27:16 AM
Yikes - how cold does that look ?

Nice colour matching of the dress to the colours of the environment.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2009 11:27:58 PM
This is almost surreal. It's like I'm looking at a miniature woman standing amongst small chunks of melting snow. She is a brave woman for standing out in the cold like this!
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09/07/2009 10:27:12 PM
Wow. Nice work.
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09/05/2009 02:39:59 PM
burr it just makes me very cold. nice job I really like this.
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09/04/2009 12:00:41 PM
Very cool set up and accomplished execution. She must have frozen her butt off though. What did you have to do to get her to pose for this shot?
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09/04/2009 09:57:39 AM
Very cool image (no pun intended)!
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09/03/2009 04:38:27 PM
what a brave women :) amazing picture and i really like the colors of the dress and the background.
Im not so sure about the expression in her face, it doesn't look natural, maby, if she were looking at the water with her hands toucing the surface..just maby.
anyway, since you catched my eyes for so long..this desrves a ribbon.
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09/03/2009 02:19:31 AM
even her skin tones make her look cold ... hope you tell us how this shot was accomplished ... crisp, interesting amd a story I would like to hear
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09/03/2009 12:59:34 AM
Brrrr! My initial reaction is that a lower angle and a closer crop might be nice. But this is still interesting. 7
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09/02/2009 04:59:36 PM
I'd really like it if you could send some of your pretty models over here Larus. ...and I can't believe someone asked for validation on this shot.
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09/02/2009 03:39:16 PM
Oh My! I hope she was wearing hip boots under there. I'm cold just looking at it.
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09/02/2009 08:53:11 AM
She either loves you a lot, or you paid her a lot, or she's wearing the bottom half a dry suit. I think I would rather have seen her in the centre of the frame.
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09/01/2009 11:33:20 PM
I hope you rewarded your model very well for this shot!!! ;) BRRRRRR!!!! The blue hue works well with the shot.
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09/01/2009 10:16:09 PM
W O W. makes me cold looking at it.
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09/01/2009 07:57:36 PM
Im sure she was easily convinced to model for this shoot :D
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09/01/2009 02:28:52 PM
Cool image (no pun intended). Very fantasy like image. I like the tones. Nice DOF in both the foreground and background. Must be an Iceland photographer???
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09/01/2009 01:05:11 PM
ack.
09/01/2009 08:47:54 AM
no doubt she's ice cold ... awesome image ...
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09/01/2009 12:53:45 AM
your work is amazing as always.
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