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Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Krísuvík - Iceland
Date: Jun 6, 2004
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2004

Thanks a lot to my beautiful model María

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 384
Avg (all users): 7.5773
Avg (commenters): 9.2286
Avg (participants): 7.5366
Avg (non-participants): 7.6964
Views since voting: 66748
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 220
Comments: 134
Favorites: 326 (view)


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06/27/2011 06:18:34 PM
Her being magnificent under the hugeness of the sky is absolutely fantastic!!!
11/08/2010 10:25:07 AM
I like how she is standing under the only part of light in the sky. great! :)
10/11/2008 12:05:17 AM
wow...thats all i have to say. This is what I aspire to when I pick up my camera.
08/18/2008 01:00:52 AM
That is absolutely AMAZING!!
08/12/2007 04:54:30 AM
Beautiful...
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03/03/2007 12:32:43 PM
Wow and WOW!
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08/19/2006 08:33:25 PM
Is that a wedding dress or something from my day in the 60's? hehe. Either way she is an angel. Great editing work.
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08/08/2006 01:48:04 AM
simply my "All-Time" favorite.....
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11/01/2005 02:33:32 AM
Wow! I cannot even begin to describe how I feel about the power of this photograph. So, I won't. :)
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08/09/2005 09:57:19 PM
Your definitely one of MY favorite photographers on this site! This picture is another one of your magnificent pieces of art and beauty combined!
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01/24/2005 04:51:28 PM
i like this picture . that's all.
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01/15/2005 04:13:51 PM
Wow! That's all I can say.
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12/27/2004 12:20:07 AM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

Originally posted by Shadowrain:

Good but overrated

So were the Beatles and they were bigger then Jesus so......

hmmmmm . . .
lol
12/27/2004 12:18:00 AM
Originally posted by Shadowrain:

Good but overrated

So were the Beatles and they were bigger then Jesus so......

Message edited by author 2004-12-27 00:18:27.
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11/08/2004 09:28:35 PM
Good but overrated
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08/17/2004 03:15:48 PM
This is one of the greats that I have witness on this site. I placed it in my favorites to remind me what persistance and education in this field could lead me too. And that is quaility like yours.
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07/28/2004 05:45:09 PM
all of your stuff is so great I love your work.
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07/23/2004 10:47:18 AM
Brilliant
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07/20/2004 03:22:29 PM
I have to agree with Lenti. This photo kind of reminds me of Lord of the rings. This is a wonderful shot.
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07/17/2004 06:26:09 AM
It was me who personally put this photo into the a slot in the top favorites on the favorites page, kicking Setzler's foilage out. :) Yay, go Heida!
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07/14/2004 12:11:44 AM
I LOVE this. There is something very Lord Of the Rings about it. Almost Thor god of thunder. Am I making sense? :o)
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07/13/2004 10:37:14 PM
Now that is an AMAZING shot. I'm really humbled by it.
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07/13/2004 11:16:37 AM
Excelent shot Heiða.
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07/13/2004 10:09:29 AM
This photo is one of the greatest that I have seen on this site. Congratulations.
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07/13/2004 09:28:53 AM
what is burning?
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07/11/2004 06:41:15 PM
Heida, I personally want to say this is the most outstanding shot I have seen in quite awhile. This is one of those rare wow shots that everyone wants to achieve. A big congratulations on an outstanding shot that is well deserving of a ribbon.
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07/11/2004 10:21:40 AM
I'll give 2 thumbs up on this one. Not even Simon can knock this print, it is absolutely awesome. The only thing that I see in a negative manor is the way that the horizon looks, it gives the sense that the heavily clouded sky was added into the picture. If it is authentic, then that is quite a coimcidence.
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07/10/2004 09:06:45 PM
Originally posted by Remie:

Congrats with you ribbon Heida. What photo-editingprogram did you use to do the burning?

thanks :)
I use photoshop cs
07/10/2004 08:17:59 PM
Congrats with you ribbon Heida. What photo-editingprogram did you use to do the burning?
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07/10/2004 05:08:14 PM
Oh boy oh boy...what a great shot !!!

Techniques plz :)
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07/09/2004 07:51:34 PM
Congrats, Heida! It's such a beautiful image! dance.gif
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07/09/2004 09:10:01 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Heiða! After seeing your "from the camera" original, it is amazing how a photo can be totally transformed into something extraordinary by someone with the right "vision" in the digital darkroom. What a difference!
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07/08/2004 11:46:04 PM
I have posted my edeting steps here //www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=105983
07/08/2004 10:34:41 PM
Originally posted by heida:

hey thanks guys, I could do a burning tutorial :D


Yes.
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07/08/2004 07:13:50 PM
I swear I voted on this entry, I SWEAR! Don't know what happened but it was one of my favorites to get a top three. Congratulations on your top prize!
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07/08/2004 06:18:15 PM
Yay Heida! Congratulations, gal!
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07/08/2004 04:30:17 PM
geeeeeggjað einsog alltaf! til hamingju, þú ert snillingur einsog ég hef alltaf sagt! (og alger brennuvargur, hehe .o)
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07/08/2004 03:54:03 PM
Jei....frábært. Ég sá þessa mynd og hugsaði strax að þetta hliti að vera Heida! Til Hamingju. Alveg FRÁBÆRT!
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07/08/2004 03:38:47 PM
i figured this was you heida. :) one of only two 10's i gave this challenge, because as i said before, it's perfect.
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07/08/2004 03:09:08 PM
Tres fantastique! Congrats Heida, wow!
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07/08/2004 01:52:53 PM
hey thanks guys, I could do a burning tutorial :D
07/08/2004 01:44:37 PM
WOW!good job Heida
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07/08/2004 11:40:55 AM
Please do a burning tutorial for us! It would really help us understand what you do and what we can do to become better digitial darkroom experts like you!

Amazng photo!
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07/08/2004 11:19:42 AM
Congratz on the ribbon, this was one of my favorites as well. Maybe you should do a burning tutorial? I am sure others would appeciate learning from your skills in the area. It is just such a wonderful shot.
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07/08/2004 10:10:39 AM
Very powerful and emotive image..surprised I didn`t recognize the style at the time of voting.
Great work Heida, Congratulations on the blue.

Gordon
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07/08/2004 10:09:16 AM
Stunning -- just stunning! I believe this was my only 10 of the challenge. Way to go!
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07/08/2004 09:52:36 AM
heida is on a roll... she cant be stopped:) sooner or later she will take over the world and we will all become her slaves:) great job:)
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07/08/2004 09:38:03 AM
Heida.. what a captivating, riveting photograph! Congrats on a well deserved blue! I didn't vote this challenge, but I don't think 10 would have been enough! :)
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07/08/2004 09:31:39 AM
Thank God this won! I would have been so disappointed if it didn't. I thought it was Nazgul because I figured it was you in the photo. This is by far my favorite photo on DPC... possibly anywhere.

Has anyone noticed the average vote from commenters... 9.229... AMAZING!
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07/08/2004 09:09:58 AM
Wow... simply stunning!I havn't picked up my camera in quite a while. Seeing this is a inspiration for me...thanks for sharing!!
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07/08/2004 08:55:43 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - this is a terrific shot!
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07/08/2004 08:26:03 AM
Once again....you pulled out an OUTSTANDING photo!!!! way to go!!!!!!! :)
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07/08/2004 08:21:20 AM
Congratulations!!! stunning image.
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07/08/2004 07:35:33 AM
jíííha!!!

Til hamingju Heiða!
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07/08/2004 07:33:50 AM


Til hamingju


Message edited by author 2005-09-20 03:58:25.
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07/08/2004 07:33:16 AM
Wonderful, Heida, as allways.
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07/08/2004 07:21:51 AM
I give up. You are too good. I am not worthy...
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07/08/2004 07:06:10 AM
Just knew it! Totally amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzing!!
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07/08/2004 05:58:46 AM
WOW! Great shot. Heida you are one talented lady.
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07/08/2004 05:15:12 AM
What a tremendous capture, and very well post-processed. My wall is asking gently for a print. :-)

Heida, you look very good in blue!
Congratulations!
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07/08/2004 04:19:32 AM
Heida, one day i must come to your native land - the skies there are awsome with plenty of buring potential - we could have so much fun! lol

I feel that you see what i see when looking at a scene - kind of moody and what others may think as ugly, but in a beautiful way (if that makes sense). The kind of scene where people will look out of their window and moan.

For what it's worth, you are now my official fave DPC photograoher - by a long shot. Makes me want to shoot again looking at your new images.

Reagrds

JP

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07/08/2004 03:45:08 AM
þokkalega geggjuð mynd, ég vissi að þetta værir þú....rosalega flottur stíll hjá þér...haltu bara áfram að brenna þetta alltsaman, það virðist virka vel :)
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07/08/2004 03:42:09 AM
This had your fingerprint all over it Heida. Congrats. It was my pick for number 1. It's like a painting.
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07/08/2004 03:20:57 AM
ARe you going to make this an available print cuz I would love to have one! I can't believe some people (the nerve of them) to give you anything lower than a 7. That is insane. this picture is truly a piece of art..no doubt about it. Incredible!!!
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07/08/2004 03:13:02 AM
hehe I guessed right, this does take place in Iceland. Is it just me or the skyes are always too low in altitude there, do people often get struck by lightings over there? Whas your model in any risk of that when you took it? :)) Anyways, it's a wonderful shot, congrats for the ribbon!!!



Message edited by author 2004-07-08 03:14:16.
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07/08/2004 02:49:29 AM
You were the first comment on my shot for this challenge, but I'm late to comment on yours: belatedly, nice job, nice sky, great shot. It's very pretty.
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07/08/2004 02:46:29 AM
Congratulations again. You have achieved a very own distinct style, which really separates you from the rest. Amazing work.
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07/08/2004 02:05:10 AM
Congratulations Heida. Excellent work. And thanks for the comment on mine.
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07/08/2004 02:05:04 AM
amazing photo - well done on your ribbon
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07/08/2004 01:49:26 AM
Will you bear my children?

Lee

P.S. This is touch myself good!
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07/08/2004 01:32:00 AM
Now THAT is a classic Heida sky! What a great photo!
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07/08/2004 01:10:12 AM
Very dreamy looking! Great shot, congratulations on the blue ribbon!
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07/08/2004 01:08:13 AM
Well deserve, a masterpiece !.. bravo!
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07/08/2004 01:03:06 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue. WTG...
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07/08/2004 12:43:44 AM
WTG Heida!!! Well done!! :D
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07/08/2004 12:41:03 AM
congrats, well done, again!
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07/08/2004 12:32:34 AM
Extraordinary! An exquisite composition and portrayal.
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07/08/2004 12:27:24 AM
Very very cool!
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07/08/2004 12:18:14 AM
I am in awe!! Wonderful image. Congratulations!!!! You truly deserve this!!
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07/08/2004 12:11:39 AM
You create photos that are out of this world! Congrats on the well deserved ribbon...
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07/08/2004 12:11:13 AM
Stunning composition Heida!

Congrats on the well-deserved Blue Ribbon.

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07/08/2004 12:11:00 AM
I wanna be like you when I grow up!!!!!!! Awesome
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07/08/2004 12:08:05 AM
OK- show of hands... how many people immediately knew this was Heida? You are one of the few photographers here with a distinct style, and it's really breathtaking. Congratulations on another easy win!
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07/08/2004 12:07:28 AM
Congrats! Heida
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07/08/2004 12:06:53 AM
woooohaaa!!!
Wow! Thanks guys!
07/08/2004 12:06:49 AM
wow... hey there how did u have a nice shot like that? can you teach me. Please Pm me . thanks
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07/08/2004 12:05:00 AM
Great job on the blue!Congrats!
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07/08/2004 12:04:32 AM
Warm Congratulations.
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07/08/2004 12:04:04 AM
Stunning, Heida! Congrats on 1st - you deserve it for this one!
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07/08/2004 12:02:59 AM
Wow!!! I am so impressed with this shot. I love the cloud coverage. Congrats!
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07/08/2004 12:02:31 AM
Congrats heida! Well done, well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 10:43:22 PM
This has Heida written all over it. The only thing that might improve this shot for me is a dash of blue ribbon. 10
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07/07/2004 10:41:27 PM
Beautiful image. Heida?10
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07/07/2004 07:18:10 PM
Awesome shot, very powerful. One of my top picks.
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07/07/2004 04:38:10 PM
Is she really now?
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07/07/2004 04:20:13 PM
Wuthering Heights springs to mind, superb image. good luck . 10
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07/07/2004 07:34:01 AM
Let me guess, this takes place in Iceland? :)) Beautiful image anyways, well done!
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07/07/2004 02:48:55 AM
Really nice sky and positioning of model.
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07/06/2004 08:37:00 PM
Captivating. Is your model lit with natural sunlight? The position of the white cloud with the subject really adds to the effect you accomplished here.
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07/06/2004 06:37:53 PM
Breathtaking ! This is my favorite photo in a long lonnnnng time. Very well done ! 10
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07/06/2004 12:25:11 PM
Beautiful pic... Great job!
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07/06/2004 11:05:31 AM
Cute girl, cute photographer... great photo! ;-)
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07/05/2004 01:08:26 PM
A different shot, and I like it alot. I will be interested to see how much, if any, post processing went into this one. The sky is awesome, with having the lighter clouds around her head. I think the cropping/framing is perfect and the contrast and lighting give just the right dramatic feel to the photo.

I would love to see the outtakes from this photo shoot!
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07/05/2004 11:40:18 AM
I can smell Iceland in this One correct me if i'm wrong. And Awesome shot I Love it
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07/05/2004 10:11:05 AM
I suppose you had to wait for the weather to cooperate for this? Good stuff.
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07/05/2004 12:53:16 AM
Well done looks like something from the bible ......10
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07/04/2004 01:30:19 AM
Gorgeous!!!!
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07/03/2004 07:38:07 PM
very dramatic shot. particularly like the sky
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07/03/2004 04:01:28 PM
suberb mood!
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07/03/2004 12:12:30 PM
If thats not heida's work, it must be someone inspierd by her..
magic atmosphere, creativ, great photo.
10...
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07/03/2004 09:56:06 AM
<sound of jaw hitting floor>
Ouch.

My god, those clouds! Awesome.
Looking forward to some background info on this one : )
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07/03/2004 02:30:10 AM
Wow. wouldn't change a thing. Have fun with your ribbon. :)
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07/02/2004 10:15:03 PM
Beautiful image, wow 10
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07/02/2004 08:53:13 PM
Absolutely Gorgeous. This one is a seller. 10
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07/02/2004 10:53:10 AM
Icelandic photographer?
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07/02/2004 01:46:51 AM
wow, how did you get the background like that? It'sdramatic, but not sure it looks natural.
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07/02/2004 01:11:55 AM
With almost 400 entries, it would be hard to pick out a single photographer - unless that person had an incredible and unique style. But I expect that is the case - another stunning image from Iceland! There are not enough adjectives to describe the emotions this image invokes. It's a 10 now.. remove the border and it's an 11. (If you are not from Iceland - my sincere congratulations on being able to shoot in the same way she does.)
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07/02/2004 01:02:18 AM
outstanding, this is a winner for sure 10
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07/01/2004 11:45:56 PM
Now that is drama! Fabulous shot, definitely a contender for a ribbon.
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07/01/2004 07:29:37 PM
this looks like Heida´s work...I wonder...it´s fantastic b.t.w. a 10 from me
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07/01/2004 06:17:22 PM
Very pretty, almost a Celtic or Gaelic look to it (moreso than a religious look IMHO). Love the sky and it's contrast with her delicate dress. Good shot! :o)
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07/01/2004 05:43:13 PM
The placement of the figure in this image in relation to the sky is what makes it work so well..very dramatic, made more so by the uninterrupted skyline.
Excellent work, sure to do well
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07/01/2004 04:55:34 PM
great photo.....very poweful.....the sky is great, and your model is fantastic....great lighting too
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07/01/2004 04:09:27 PM
Wow, if I could only make a photo like this.
This could be the CD cover (or DVD cover) of a Gothic band...
Great sky! Great Photo, Everything great. 10!
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07/01/2004 12:16:04 PM
Wow, what an image, best so far in this challenge. The gradient in the sky is perfect to match the position of the women, combine that with the dress and it makes me think of an angle (and I now see your title .....). To be really nitpicking, I would desaturate the green patch bottom right to match the color of the rest.
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07/01/2004 11:09:01 AM
OK (jaw hits the floor realllllly hard)...... one word for ya: WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNER!!!!! This is a Heida-style photo and the mood here is just "heavenly". :-D
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07/01/2004 10:32:06 AM
Very beautiful photo overall, original as well. I hope this gets a ribbon, I really love it. 10

Good luck...
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07/01/2004 10:06:59 AM
I'm guessing Nazgul... hopefully, this will be your first well deserved blue ribbon. If this gets beat by a parrot or macro shot I'm going to lose my mind. 10+
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07/01/2004 07:10:08 AM
very dramatic, i like this alot. Slightly underexposed though.
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07/01/2004 04:58:22 AM
Great impact - maybe a tighter crop would enhance without losing drama?
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07/01/2004 02:05:52 AM
Great shot. However I would have liked the shadow on the rock to have been black rather than grey, just giving an extra little bit of contrast, but other than that, perfect. 9 + favs
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07/01/2004 01:32:28 AM
My favorite, since the first time i saw it... WOW the light, the clouds, the pose the dress is perfect... pretty dramatic ! a10
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07/01/2004 12:58:39 AM
Absolutely beautiful....
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07/01/2004 12:12:15 AM
perfect.
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