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Smokin' Hot
Smokin' Hot
LalliSig


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Location: Studio Laugavegur, Iceland
Date: Sep 11, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Fashion, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2009

This is Svala Jónsdóttir. My wife Henný did the makeup. All three of us didn´t feel like we were finished with the makeup and the look we did in another shoot so we got together a couple of weeks later and did similar makeup and hair and took some more shots in the studio. I especially like her expression/gaze in this one.

Two striplight softboxes aimed at her from behind, one big softbox behind me and a honeycomb with a grid pointed at the backround.

Oh and for the record, I am far from a fan of smoking, I really hate it but I think it looks cool in photographs so that's that. If that means you hate smoking so much you give any shot with a cigarette a 1, I kind of agree with you.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 400
Avg (all users): 6.5479
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.5536
Avg (non-participants): 6.5294
Views since voting: 4111
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 146
Comments: 16
Favorites: 7 (view)


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01/08/2010 04:15:51 PM
Originally posted by LalliSig:

Originally posted by soup:

yeah - that's a major thing for me though. looks fake, OP'd and to be honest - terrible IMO.

Originally posted by LVicari:

The skin on her torso is not processed the same as her face. Its a minor thing but still noticeable for me. 9


What are you talking about? I didn´t touch her skintones in post processing so PP has nothing to do with it, as a matter of fact, this shot is almost basic editing legal, with the only exception a tiny blemish that I removed from her left cheek.


OOOps my bad! Sorry! you never know if its natural or not if you don't see the original.
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10/15/2009 08:51:11 PM
went yo your flicker and wow there are some beautiful women in iceland!
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10/11/2009 10:50:19 AM
I doubt they gave this a 1 because of the cigarette, but maybe some jealous women??lol..anyways, a really nice and dark portrait.
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10/10/2009 09:16:49 AM
Real nice - clear and stunning. I'd like a little more image on the left but other than that ...
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10/09/2009 05:39:45 PM
Originally posted by soup:

yeah - that's a major thing for me though. looks fake, OP'd and to be honest - terrible IMO.

Originally posted by LVicari:

The skin on her torso is not processed the same as her face. Its a minor thing but still noticeable for me. 9


What are you talking about? I didn´t touch her skintones in post processing so PP has nothing to do with it, as a matter of fact, this shot is almost basic editing legal, with the only exception a tiny blemish that I removed from her left cheek.

Message edited by author 2009-10-09 18:48:06.
10/09/2009 02:25:40 PM
yeah - that's a major thing for me though. looks fake, OP'd and to be honest - terrible IMO.

Originally posted by LVicari:

The skin on her torso is not processed the same as her face. Its a minor thing but still noticeable for me. 9


Message edited by author 2009-10-09 14:25:51.
10/09/2009 01:14:32 PM
I thought this would have been on top 5 or at least top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2009 10:30:26 PM
Great model, nice pose, and perfect lighting... hmm, must be Larus.. or Gary? :)
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10/07/2009 04:21:19 PM
Brilliant work on the lighting. Very professional. I wish I can get this better on lighting. Great expressions from the model. Good pose and nice makeover. Marking this favorite and giving a 9. Why 9? The smoke in front of her lips is bothering a bit..

Bumping this to 10. Not because I see some "Larus" in this :). After attempting to take some portraits with my son using off-camera flash, I realized how much efforts and expertise it takes to get this quality of lighting. So why this 10. Great work.

Raj

Message edited by author 2009-10-08 10:33:30.
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10/03/2009 02:04:46 PM
Classic, great detail in the shot, even the ash is nice and long. Love the little too....almost forgot, YES very hot!
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10/02/2009 11:11:37 PM
It should not really have anything to do with your photo, which is very good, but the cigarette actually takes away from the model's attractiveness and desirability for me.
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10/02/2009 09:45:39 PM
Aside from the cigarette, I would agree with your title 100%
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10/02/2009 09:32:38 PM
Smokin Hot is right!! Nice lighting, great model,perfect look. The skin on her torso is not processed the same as her face. Its a minor thing but still noticeable for me. 9
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10/01/2009 10:17:11 PM
Nice image and great model. I like the detail of the ash hanging. I think it would be improved with a little more room on the left side of the frame.
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10/01/2009 11:48:07 AM
Most of the lighting here is ace. A bit more light on her hair and a bit less smoke in front of it would work better for me, but I'm just picky. 8
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10/01/2009 07:22:37 AM
Nice work....but watch she doesn't drop the ash on her skin....trust me...that hurts! LOL!
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