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A day at the beach
1st PlaceA day at the beach
LalliSig

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nude V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Beach at Dyrhˇlaey, Iceland
Date: Sep 24, 2009
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 53
Avg (all users): 7.3305
Avg (commenters): 8.3846
Avg (participants): 7.4359
Avg (non-participants): 7.3208
Views since voting: 24425
Views during voting: 1481
Votes: 463
Comments: 92
Favorites: 26 (view)


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10/29/2010 04:57:02 PM
BEAUTIFUL photo. Congrats!!!!
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01/30/2010 12:16:30 AM
This photo amazing!
The lighting is extraordinary.
Love the tones.
This was a well deserved blue!!
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10/25/2009 08:18:59 PM
This is a beautiful picture. I'm new to this & I hope one day my pictures are as good as yours.

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10/21/2009 12:41:00 AM
Originally posted by Kjonnnn:

My only thought is ... the model needs to eat. I don't find ribs showing through attractive. It gives an emaciated quality. The overall photo I like, but the ribs showing is a biggie for me.


ditto
10/09/2009 08:54:12 PM
Congrat to you.
It is an interesting image with good tones.
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10/07/2009 03:53:22 PM
Fawk. I whinied years for a nude challenge and they finally do it when they see that I havent been at DPC for a few weeks. :( You missed a ten because of it.
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10/05/2009 09:54:23 PM
love the shots & definitely worth a blue. Although I agree with most here that the outtake is the better of the two purely because of the very defined body lines. superb lighting. well done!
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10/05/2009 08:36:54 AM
Larus

Wonderfully shot, both pictures. You would have captured blue on either, but like you I loved the outtake better! As far as comments on your model, unwarranted she us stunning!

Thanks for sharing!
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10/04/2009 08:05:33 PM
Vá drengur. Þetta er ein af þínum flottustu myndum held ég bara.
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10/04/2009 03:42:16 AM
I love the mastery of DOF that you are demonstrating. I like the tone.

As far as the model is concerned, I expect super fit athletes would have their ribs pop out in this pose as well. It doesn't bother me. I do think that the comments are geared to a stereotype that models starve themselves to stay thin, etc., and to that end, we should lay off the model.

In this pose, combined with that gaze, and the overall tone of the image, I can understand some of the comments regarding death. It really adds to the scene.

ETA: I agree with the comment of Andreas about the left eye. Since it's not dodged, it must be the consequence of sharpening and is consistent with the multiple highlights of the sand. If masked, I wonder if the perception of some of the voters would change, as I doubt it pops that much in a larger image or print.

BTW, congrats on the Blue!

Message edited by author 2009-10-04 03:51:46.
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10/03/2009 09:55:40 PM
My only thought is ... the model needs to eat. I don't find ribs showing through attractive. It gives an emaciated quality. The overall photo I like, but the ribs showing is a biggie for me.
10/03/2009 03:46:04 PM
the pose looks uncomfortable, awkward, and forced.
10/03/2009 03:22:14 PM
Originally posted by senor_kasper:

I am not sure that you enhanced the white of her right eye though I suspect you did and perhaps a bit too much for my taste.


You assume incorrectly, the only spot editing I did on her face (and her body for that matter) was to remove a strand of hair from her cheek and a little sand from her feet. Thx for taking the time to comment!
10/03/2009 12:08:34 PM
Beautiful nude, congratulations on the blue ribbon !! My only observation pertains to the way her eyes were processed. I am not sure that you enhanced the white of her right eye though I suspect you did and perhaps a bit too much for my taste.

As for her left eye, considering that only natural, cloudy day, extra-soft light was used, I cannot understand how you could possibly be able to see the white of that eye with such intensity, almost like a catch light. It seems to me that she would look more natural were it not for that detail, even when it amounts to no more than a pixel or two in the final picture.

I was intrigued by those who commented on how she looked as if she was 'dead', she doesn't to me, but in trying to decipher the reasons for their perception, I suppose her pose may have something to do with it; in addition, her left eye may be contributing to such illusion as well. If you try covering her left eye with your little finger, she suddenly looks more natural and far from 'dead', at least to me.

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10/02/2009 10:26:57 PM
Excellent photo Larus. I anticipate this will be a good week for you :)
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10/02/2009 09:21:36 PM
Beautiful shot of a beautiful model, very well done, and congratulations.
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10/02/2009 09:08:04 PM
nice work. Love the shallow DOF and the toning
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10/02/2009 08:42:15 PM
This is an amazing shot Larus, awesome. In fact one of the best I have seen here on DPC.

I also can't believe it when people comment on the model, it's ridiculous and insulting. I do wonder if you shot a large naked woman whether the same people would say, "great photo but make your model go on a diet LOL." They probably wouldn't because they would know how upsetting it would be, so why people think they can do it with slimmer models I have no idea.

Next time do the bald eagle behind a veil with a water drop into three wine glasses, no thinking outside the box on DPC.

Also great DOF usage, same as your WK39 protrait, love it!
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10/02/2009 07:22:34 PM
"As for those commenting on her apperance, shame on you... I really hate it when people do that, judge me and my photography all you want, I do not care, but why are you knocking on her appearance?"

Really, is someone saying that she does not appear beautiful.
She is very beautiful woman. Perfect body. 99% of women would kill to look this fit.
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10/02/2009 05:22:59 PM
Til hamingju með borðann frábær tónn í þessari mynd.
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10/02/2009 05:16:24 PM
Excellent lighting and perfect composition. Well deserved blue
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10/02/2009 12:42:11 PM
STUNNING.a well deserved win.
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10/02/2009 12:31:50 PM
Great image, ribbon deserved. I think we all interpret photos individually, base our opinions off what we see, etc.. I do see the ribs, I don't like the uber skinny look, however, it works great here for me. She seems waifish, like she washed up on the shore.. it only _adds_ to "my" story of the photo. Kudos to the model!
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10/02/2009 11:32:19 AM
After reading the description of the outside temperature and the wind, I think that the model deserves the Blue ribbon.
Just my humble opinion.

:)
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10/02/2009 10:47:36 AM
Originally posted by Lallisig:

... really hate it when people do that, judge me and my photography all you want, I do not care, but why are you knocking on her appearance? She is very fit and has a great body...


I'm sure she's beautiful and none of the comments were directed at her, but for the photographer for making her appear this way. There does seem to be a trend to the comments... so perhaps notice should be taken of that for making models appear at their best? I don't think that many folks brave enough to say something about it are all on the wrong track.

Your model should take comfort in the fact that most voters/commenters will put the blame or credit on how the model looks on the photographer who lit her and posed her to appear a certain way.

Many congrats to you again, on your ribbon and for your wonderful talent as a photographer.
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10/02/2009 10:22:38 AM
a step in the right direction
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10/02/2009 09:02:44 AM
Great job, Congrats!!
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10/02/2009 08:58:56 AM
Congratulations, Lárus!
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10/02/2009 07:42:36 AM
tastefully done, lovely image!
congrats!!
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10/02/2009 07:31:02 AM
Great and powerful shot. Good job and congrats.
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10/02/2009 06:29:12 AM
Til hamingju með þetta Lalli ótrúlega falleg mynd
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10/02/2009 06:15:37 AM
falleg mynd. Til hamingju
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10/02/2009 06:01:37 AM
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

I wasn't trying to put words in your mouth. Those were my own words. Just wanted to make sure I didn't offend you or your model. My original post was meant to be a joke. Not a knock on the girl. I think you took it out of context.

Originally posted by LalliSig:

Originally posted by Bugzeye:

Beautiful shot, The lighting and dof really make it standout,
edited to remove previous comment. So Larus doesn't think I am a jerk just for giving an honest opinion.


I never used the term "Jerk", I said tacktless, don´t go putting words in my mouth.


Don´t worry about it mate! :) Peace out!
10/02/2009 05:48:07 AM
I wasn't trying to put words in your mouth. Those were my own words. Just wanted to make sure I didn't offend you or your model. My original post was meant to be a joke. Not a knock on the girl. I think you took it out of context.

Originally posted by LalliSig:

Originally posted by Bugzeye:

Beautiful shot, The lighting and dof really make it standout,
edited to remove previous comment. So Larus doesn't think I am a jerk just for giving an honest opinion.


I never used the term "Jerk", I said tacktless, don´t go putting words in my mouth.
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10/02/2009 04:47:52 AM
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

Beautiful shot, The lighting and dof really make it standout,
edited to remove previous comment. So Larus doesn't think I am a jerk just for giving an honest opinion.


I never used the term "Jerk", I said tacktless, don´t go putting words in my mouth.
10/02/2009 04:36:10 AM
Lallinn hlaut nú að vinna þetta, glæsileg mynd!
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10/02/2009 04:30:02 AM
beautiful model, photo is nothing special to me ... nevertheless congratulations on your blue !!
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10/02/2009 03:21:45 AM
This has a cool a 60's quality to me. Bravo!
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10/02/2009 02:22:01 AM
fantastic capture and congrats on your blue ribbon
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10/02/2009 02:06:17 AM
Congratulations. A very well deserved ribbon.
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10/02/2009 01:30:48 AM
So beautiful :) congratulations
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10/02/2009 01:18:51 AM
Contratulation!
You're really my idol! :)
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10/02/2009 01:15:53 AM
Not surprising! A stunning photo and well deserved ribbon. Congratulations, Larus.
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10/02/2009 12:43:31 AM
Incredible, amazing, inspiring. love your work mate :)
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10/02/2009 12:34:37 AM
Love the shadows on her ribcage. Gorgeous photo. Congrats, Larus.
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10/02/2009 12:22:57 AM
Congratulations. When I saw this I thought "that is the winner."
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10/02/2009 12:17:24 AM
Yayyy congrats....now....get out there and do some more nature nudes...you deserve to!
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10/02/2009 12:14:03 AM
You DA Man! Congrats, I knew this would win. Certainly the best in show. Cheers pal.
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10/02/2009 12:08:21 AM
LOL Im with Lydia here, but fantastic capture :)
10/02/2009 12:01:53 AM
Congrats on your Ribbon! But... for real! FEED YOUR MODEL!

ETA: Oops! I meant this as a joke... I never assumed it was any of your input at all about her feeding... and thought you'd realize that.
I'm so sorry to have offended you and your model.

Message edited by author 2009-10-02 10:36:05.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/01/2009 11:54:06 PM
Very classy! The super-shallow DOF works wonders here.
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10/01/2009 10:19:09 PM
my favorite in the challenge. I want to be able to do this type of effect. Very nice. btw the only 10 i gave
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10/01/2009 10:03:58 PM
Very nice image.....beautiful model, and great lighting.
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10/01/2009 08:58:09 PM
I'm not sure about that piece of foreground blur, but I'm really nitpicking here, this is a very powerful and beautiful photograph in all aspects. -9
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10/01/2009 08:23:38 PM
Beautiful, Very nicely done. I really like the entire image.
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10/01/2009 04:21:35 PM
Wonderful tonality throughout the image. The only aspect I didn't really agree with was her expression... maybe a little empty from my perspective. But, this didn't hurt much because I still gave the image a 9.
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09/30/2009 05:47:06 PM
Like the tension.
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09/30/2009 12:30:55 PM
gr8
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09/30/2009 07:41:34 AM
Nicely set up and nicely processed but she looks horribly uncomfortable here, more than anything it shows in her face...
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09/30/2009 04:35:15 AM
One of the best in this challenge, I think!
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09/29/2009 09:39:45 PM
Nice light
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09/29/2009 11:54:11 AM
dreamy and mysterious
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09/29/2009 11:21:59 AM
I love the beach...
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09/28/2009 10:34:27 PM
Fantastic tones and lighting. Great depth of field, that and the tones adds a somewhat desolate feed to the image.
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09/28/2009 12:59:49 PM
Beach of Dyrholaey ? I have been there on holiday recently.

Nice contrast, good use of DOF. Not sure what to think of the expression on her face.
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09/28/2009 01:27:05 AM
WOW! Beautiful tones and I like the selective blur above and below the model pulling your eyes right to her. Amazing 10 and a fav from this voter.
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09/27/2009 09:16:49 PM
Haunting image. I'm guessing this is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LalliSig' entry but it only meets 3 of the 4 criteria so I could be wrong.

Shallow DOF - check!
Dark vibe - check!
Very Sharp - check!
Body paint or dirt - no

Although I expect this to do well in the challenge I can't help but give this my red ribbon.

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09/27/2009 09:11:41 PM
Lovely, classy. I don't know how I feel about the tilted horizon though... 9
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09/27/2009 08:27:55 PM
beautiful
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09/27/2009 03:55:07 PM
makes you feel exposed. Love it.
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09/27/2009 06:24:19 AM
Dying in hunger?
09/27/2009 02:57:16 AM
Very well lit and photographed but this photo creates a sense of unease in me. The title suggests one thing, fun and recreation at the beach and the image evokes another.
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09/27/2009 01:13:41 AM
Wow, this is my fav. 10
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09/26/2009 04:54:16 PM
Fraber mynd tekin á Islandi ? :-) kannast eitthvað við landslagið :-) Besta einkunn fra mer.

Great picture shot in Iceland ?
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09/26/2009 03:41:15 PM
A Larus Original? Sure looks like it. Beautiful image.
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09/26/2009 08:49:23 AM
Nice light, DOF, and pose. Despite the nice focus of her face and light on her arm, I'm drawn to looking at her ribs in the middle of the frame. And that's gong to cost you a whole point! 8.
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09/26/2009 04:49:50 AM
This is spectacular.
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09/26/2009 01:57:54 AM
You should have fed her and she might have lived...lol. I like the tones here. The pose is a bit odd for the location. She looks dead as opposed to posing. The fram helps contain the different textures. DOF and focus are spot on!
09/25/2009 11:43:40 PM
Nice shot, the environment you selected makes all the difference.
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09/25/2009 09:06:57 PM
Perfect. 10
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09/25/2009 07:38:37 PM
tasteful, good light, I am not sure about the tilt
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09/25/2009 07:14:54 PM
Lovely depth of field.
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09/25/2009 06:59:32 PM
very good.
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09/25/2009 06:56:14 PM
nice one!9
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09/25/2009 04:04:23 PM
Good job.
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09/25/2009 12:09:39 PM
Nice DOF. She just looks a little too intense for my taste.
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09/25/2009 10:45:02 AM
beautiful, beautiful. a stunning photo 10, congrats on your ribbon :)
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09/25/2009 10:37:13 AM
I'm one of those who hates foreground bokeh, but I won't take off for that. Great tones. It has an odd uphill feel. Maybe that was your intent. Man, that poor girl needs to eat. Her ribs are jutting out. LOL
09/25/2009 09:35:39 AM
I will be honest here, she kinda looks dead. IF the eyes where looking at the camera that may have helped, the post processing is dark which adds to the shot. your horizon is tilted as well and you have strange lines all over the sky areas. A little colour would have made this seem a little less morbid. Excellent focus on the body though
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09/25/2009 12:49:37 AM
my top pick - great idea, great pose, great contrast and great tones. A 10 from me.
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09/25/2009 12:49:29 AM
I love the light and the pose here. Likley you made the horizon a bit tilted on purpose but I find it a bit distracting. Overall though it is a very good shot and one of my top rated.
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09/25/2009 12:30:37 AM
Beautiful shot, The lighting and dof really make it standout,
edited to remove previous comment. So Larus doesn't think I am a jerk just for giving an honest opinion.

Message edited by author 2009-10-02 04:38:42.
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