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En Vouge
3rd PlaceEn Vouge
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Challenge: Fashion II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Studio, Iceland
Date: Apr 27, 2010
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Fashion, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2010

Model is Dea Katrin Tosic, makeup by Eva Hrönn and hair by Kata. I shot this VERY last minute, just before midnight on the 27th, fortunately Iceland is 4 hours ahead so I still had about 2 hours to go before deadline to submit it when I got home at 2 am. I didn´t really have time to put together a photoshoot so all credit for doing so goes to Dea, Eva and Kata. Eva was working the smoke machine, I know I have done it before but I just thought it would look cool in this shot and we were lucky in this particular shot that the smoke pretty much mimicked the pose.

I was shooting that same night for our pinup series (you can see it at flickr if you are interested) and asked if Dea could come to the studio very late so we could shoot this after doing the pinup shots, I couldn´t use them as they would have required expert editing. The concept is Dea´s and the clothes are made by Elin Ósk Hreindal. The bird is not a real one, not sure what it was made of but this photoshoot cost it it´s life as it fell to the floor during the shoot.

Lighting is 2 striplight softboxes from behind and a big softbox from the front + silver reflector between us pointed upwards.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 133
Avg (all users): 7.2952
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.4750
Avg (non-participants): 7.2529
Views since voting: 7233
Views during voting: 527
Votes: 210
Comments: 42
Favorites: 14 (view)


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05/11/2010 01:02:27 AM
Is that a rat on her head?
05/10/2010 10:48:47 PM
very very very nice. i can only dream of taking pictures like this.:)
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05/10/2010 05:03:55 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

very professional work, congrats! (btw, did you mean En vogue in the title, or Vouge is an Icelandic word? :))


No I meant En Vogue, typo´s happen when you submit at 2am after working an 18 hour day :P
05/09/2010 10:38:25 PM
Very groovy! Congratulations!
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05/09/2010 08:07:05 PM
I keep coming back to this shot, and I wasn't sure why i did. Figured it out, she works her neck like I have never seen before. She has her head tilted just right to make it the same as her body, which when the neck is extended like that can often be thrown back and look smaller than her body. This really is a great shot and every-time i look at it I see a little bit more
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05/08/2010 03:12:01 PM
I enjoyed the picture, i knew the technicals were great, something i would not have the equipment or possibly the skill to do myself. The pose and bird in hand seemed to escape me. Seemed like weirdness for the sake of weirdness and didn't really grab me. I voted a 6, however had I known it was your shot I would have voted a 6.
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05/08/2010 11:51:54 AM
Nice, I like how the smoke/fog seems to silhouette the contours of the subject, too. What a lucky coincidence.
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05/07/2010 10:35:07 AM
well deserved place

thanks for the set-up info. (we mortals are always very grateful for this).
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05/06/2010 06:57:01 PM
very professional work, congrats! (btw, did you mean En vogue in the title, or Vouge is an Icelandic word? :))
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05/06/2010 10:29:34 AM
Great setup and lighting technique. Really an amazing image! Congrats for the top finish.
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05/05/2010 09:09:16 PM
It sounds like this was a team effort... way to go team.
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05/05/2010 03:31:35 PM
Flott mynd hjá Þér. Til hamingju.

Beautiful image. Congrats.
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05/05/2010 02:13:28 PM
Very convincing fake bird. Looks realer than the model! what is that on her head? the birds nest? hahaha. great image. congrats on the ribbon.
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05/05/2010 01:21:58 PM
Congrats beautiful image
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05/05/2010 12:08:19 PM
Fantastic image. Congratulations on a great finish.
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05/05/2010 10:33:10 AM
Congrats :) Great picture...
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05/05/2010 09:38:16 AM
Congrats!!! Way to go.
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05/05/2010 08:43:36 AM
Stunning!
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05/05/2010 08:03:14 AM
Thought this was you; well done, I can still learn something about lighting every time I look at your stuff. You don't usually shoot with animals though do you?
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05/05/2010 02:59:39 AM
Til hamingju! Alveg vissi ég að þetta var þín mynd:-D
Congrats! Knew this was yours:-D
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05/05/2010 01:17:55 AM
I didn't vote but I would have guessed this was yours immediately based on the smoke alone. The way you process it is very distinct.
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05/05/2010 01:09:58 AM
Congrats! Lighting and set-up superb! I love the dove...
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05/05/2010 12:08:07 AM
Very nice work - congrats!!
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05/05/2010 12:04:50 AM
Congrats on 3rd! very cool shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2010 11:51:09 AM
uhmm! I guess this gonna be blue. Excellent photo!!
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05/03/2010 04:29:07 PM
The fog tells me that this is either ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Lallisig or ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kiwiness.
Man!! I should have brought out my fog for my shot!!
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05/03/2010 01:42:47 PM
Stunning!!!
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05/03/2010 01:18:52 PM
Excellent work! Compliments
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05/02/2010 08:24:41 PM
Nice lighting and shape - Fits the theme perfectly - Nice
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05/02/2010 10:45:55 AM
Wonderful! Bumping to a 10.
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05/01/2010 08:27:32 AM
The standout entry in my eyes. Surely a contender for the blue. I love the pose, the central composition really works. I really like the way the smoke seems to mirror her pose rather than filling the frame. And there is just the right amount of "strange" to be a proper fashion shot. 10
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04/30/2010 02:04:25 PM
neat shot!
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04/30/2010 09:30:44 AM
Cool picture! Love the lighting and the smoke. This one is for sure one of the top 3 IMO:-)...and I'm pretty sure I know who's picture this is;-)
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04/30/2010 02:22:51 AM
Nice set up :)
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04/30/2010 01:56:17 AM
In honor of [user]K10Guy[/user] I am doing 10 comments tonight, here is yours :)

I'll keep this one short since I'm sure you'll get 40 other comments.

Odd, but fun. Nice choice of everything here.. Odd.
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04/29/2010 02:07:10 PM
Very nice work! Clearly a lot went into this! Though it seems better for a fantasy shot. 8
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04/29/2010 12:03:44 PM
Those giant sleeves make her look to teensy-weensy! Is that a kitten on her head? What an interesting shot. Although it does not say fashion to me.
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04/29/2010 09:44:14 AM
winner! (i think, this is 9th image i vote will come back to confirm) 10
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04/29/2010 01:14:18 AM
a little elvira going on here, very nice
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04/28/2010 11:18:25 AM
Fantastic lighting on this shot, love the styling and the way the smoke is forming perfectly behind her as well. - 9
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04/28/2010 10:09:26 AM
I love the design of clothes.
The model, posture, smoke, bird and atmosphere are great, a pefect beautiful image. My blue ribbon in this challenge.
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04/28/2010 03:48:26 AM
This is crazy!!! I love it! I love the overall production from the makeup to the clothing to the smoke and lighting. I'm trying to find something to be nitpicky about, but I can't find anything. Not voting this challenge.
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