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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Jul 8, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2004

Ok I decided to do something totally different this time, and send in a bright picture
I want to learn to make bright pictures too.

Thanks to my great model Soffía :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 140
Avg (all users): 7.0054
Avg (commenters): 8.8485
Avg (participants): 6.8500
Avg (non-participants): 7.1238
Views since voting: 18131
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 185
Comments: 101
Favorites: 84 (view)


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09/03/2004 01:52:53 PM
thank you i just got it now i wait...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................is it here yet?
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08/19/2004 10:38:49 AM
please make a print of this i want i want i need i neeeeed.:)
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07/25/2004 03:43:31 PM
It looks like a Steve Hanks watercolor, amazing!
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07/24/2004 07:58:23 AM
Úff... þú ert hetjan mín
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07/22/2004 10:34:22 PM
I absolutely love this picture. I think it really amazing. I LOVE the lightness of all the colors.
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07/22/2004 05:48:19 PM
Heiiiiða snillingur
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07/21/2004 10:09:04 PM
Heida...
Howdy from the Critique Club!

You can probably imagine my shock and dismay when I went to retrieve an image to critique and this one popped up...Oh my gosh! What can I possibly say that hasn't already been said???

The desaturated colors work perfectly for this image, and I even like the dead-on centered horizontal line the horizon makes. Focus is perfect, composition is perfect, and it meets the challenge to a T.

I am always amazed and inspired by your photographs. Your ability to capture the world around you, and then to manipulate it into your mind's vision is an extraordinary gift. I am so pleased and honored to have the opportunity to learn from your work. Thank you for sharing your work with us! :o)

Laurie/CC
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07/20/2004 09:18:10 PM
Originally posted by jonr:

Originally posted by heida:

Originally posted by jonr:

Anybody want to buy only a 6 months old Olympus E-1? :(
Awesome job, as usual, Heiða.

you coming to team canon? ;)


Canon, scmanon
I will never come to the dark side... Would kill for a 70-200L IS, though. :)


I know who you can kill for that one..
Arnit has one ;)
07/20/2004 07:23:59 PM
Originally posted by heida:

Originally posted by jonr:

Anybody want to buy only a 6 months old Olympus E-1? :(
Awesome job, as usual, Heiða.

you coming to team canon? ;)


Canon, scmanon
I will never come to the dark side... Would kill for a 70-200L IS, though. :)
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07/20/2004 06:55:46 PM
Heida your Bio says "I´m a sucker for photography!
Hope to go to school and learn it properly some day"
I really don`t think that will be necessary.
Your scoring is phenomenal.Well done.
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07/20/2004 06:28:14 PM
Originally posted by jonr:

Anybody want to buy only a 6 months old Olympus E-1? :(
Awesome job, as usual, Heiða.

you coming to team canon? ;)
07/20/2004 05:42:55 PM
Anybody want to buy only a 6 months old Olympus E-1? :(
Awesome job, as usual, Heiða.
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07/20/2004 02:12:29 PM
Nice! I love it!
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07/20/2004 01:44:13 PM
My eyes are strangely diverted too one part of the image...
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07/20/2004 01:41:45 PM
Þú kannt greinilega vel við Þig í þessu sæti.
Snilldarmynd.
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07/20/2004 11:28:09 AM
Congrats!
Great job, its beautiful!
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07/20/2004 10:47:14 AM
Ertu bara gjörsamlega óstöðvandi telpa??

Til lukku...geðveik mynd...

nú þarftu bara góðan umba og veröldin er þín :)
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07/20/2004 10:03:43 AM
WARNING: WE GOT A HAT-TRICK!!!!!!! congrats heida!!! awesome pic!!
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07/20/2004 06:12:13 AM
Awesome
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07/20/2004 04:34:51 AM
Great one again !!!!
congratulation well deserved.
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07/20/2004 04:26:00 AM
Bright !!!
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07/20/2004 03:20:08 AM
Simply astonishing. I wouldn't mind getting some of your pictures in prints. You have a knack for these pictures, Heida. Congratulations on another blue :)
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07/19/2004 09:18:21 PM
GO KNIT!

:)

M
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07/19/2004 07:30:27 PM
Originally posted by fredroj:

nice picture....couple of things......a lil more saturation on the shirt and the water. also....Hieda is a great 'Burner' , take a look at ther blue ribbon images, they are great in sky manipulation. try burning the sky a lil. it makes the image a lil more dramatic but in a way also free..i give this image a 7.....(man i hope you are not her)lol


Hah! Now that´s funny! :)

Anyways, til hamingju Heiða! Mjög góð mynd hjá þér!
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07/19/2004 06:00:00 PM
This is such an absolutely beautiful photo! You just got marked on my favorites forever! It is so encouraging to see that photos can catch such beautiful and emotional moments, and I hope that one day I can learn to be a quarter as good as you are!
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07/19/2004 05:56:55 PM
What a nice breath of fresh air, Heida! I really really like the muted colors of this shot. Beautiful shot and congrats on yet another well deserved ribbon.
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07/19/2004 05:51:43 PM
Way to go! Great streak of fantastic photo’s. Thank you so much for sharing.
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07/19/2004 12:56:45 PM
Your photos get better and better and you have a great streak going- an dyou took the time to comment on one of my lousy pictures in a challenge recently. You are a graceful winner and a true asset to DPC.
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07/19/2004 09:34:50 AM
She strikes again! I should just look at my highest rated photo from a challenge and assume its yours :)
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07/19/2004 09:04:39 AM
Way to go!! You're on a role here!! Whoooohoo!! Congrats!! You should be used to this by now :P LOL
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07/19/2004 09:00:41 AM
Heida! You are getting as frightening (with winning) as Kiwiness!
You go girl! :)
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07/19/2004 08:30:35 AM
Hættu nú alveg....
Tyrkjanum sýnist þú eiga þessa síðu skuldlaust. Til hamingju, góð mynd að venju.

Tyrkinn
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07/19/2004 06:40:36 AM
Congratulations Heida! 3 BLUES in a row, wow! Well deserved. I did not get to vote on challenges for the last 2 weeks but these would definitely have gotten top marks! Looks like you are branching into people shots...no landscapes anymore? ;-)
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07/19/2004 06:12:33 AM
Congrats... Well deserved.
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07/19/2004 05:48:36 AM
Congrats Heida ......and thankyou for sharing your works of art!

sue
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07/19/2004 05:40:34 AM
Hooray! One of my top 2 in the challenge! Congratulations! One of the things I like about this image is how it conveys the theme without even needing a title. Whilst I am not one of those voters who ignores the title when voting and can understand in some challenges the need to use the title to explain the idea I really love when an image can convey the theme on its own.
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07/19/2004 05:17:59 AM
Congrats on your 3-peat! Out of spite, I will try to win 3 browns in a row..
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07/19/2004 03:39:45 AM
Successful hattrick! Way to go!
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07/19/2004 02:38:54 AM
yet again another great photo - congratulations
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07/19/2004 01:58:50 AM
Once again Heida - Congrats!

OK, you can take a break now and give some us regulars a fighting chance!

:)

Message edited by author 2004-07-19 01:59:06.
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07/19/2004 01:08:25 AM
I'm coming to Iceland to be your apprecntice : P
Nice work AGAIN and congrats on your winning streak!
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07/19/2004 01:06:29 AM
And it's in, great goal from the Icelantic striker and that one seals her hatrick .. surely the winning goal !!!!!

Congrats, a true genius.
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07/19/2004 12:50:53 AM
Excellent shot again Heida.
Thats not real surf ;-)
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07/19/2004 12:30:43 AM
Another very well deserved first place!!! LOVE it!! LOVE it!! I bow to you!!
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07/19/2004 12:27:20 AM
Unbelievable! Congrats.
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07/19/2004 12:24:58 AM
Congratulations!....Another well deserved ribbon!
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07/19/2004 12:20:16 AM
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Heiða is a ribbon-hog! I think all her future ribbons should look like this: ribhog2.gif

Congrats, well-earned!


LoL this is a cute one :p
07/19/2004 12:16:51 AM
Heiða is a ribbon-hog! I think all her future ribbons should look like this: ribhog2.gif

Congrats, well-earned!
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07/19/2004 12:13:18 AM
Congratulations.....A toast to you !
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07/19/2004 12:13:14 AM
Another awesome shot! Congrats and please don't stop. I am learning so much from your shots.
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07/19/2004 12:11:48 AM
Ok that is too much... if heida submit in a challenge, please send me an email, i will pass...

Bravo... and continue good work, hey you already do that anyway !

CIAO
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07/19/2004 12:10:23 AM
wow...most impressive heida! :)
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07/19/2004 12:09:57 AM
Whow..congrats again. Well done :)
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07/19/2004 12:06:19 AM
Oh c'mon, don't you ever go in vacation or something? :))
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07/19/2004 12:05:14 AM
Oh MY! I cant belive this!! :O
please dont kill me :D ehe..
I think I will take a break now
Thanks guys!!!!
Wooooohooooooo :D:D
07/19/2004 12:04:05 AM
WooHoo, Heida!!!!!!!!! Couldn't be happier; this was my absolute favorite!!!! Go, Heida. Beautiful work and "new" for you. Another segment conquered!
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07/19/2004 12:03:53 AM
Well done again! Very good!
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07/19/2004 12:03:15 AM
Holy crud! Hat trick!
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07/19/2004 12:02:40 AM
Unbelievable, and well-deserved. Congrats!
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07/19/2004 12:02:27 AM
Now investigating for fraud. :)

Just kidding. It's a great shot.
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07/19/2004 12:01:11 AM
WOHOOOOOO!
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07/19/2004 12:01:07 AM
HAT TRICK, HAT TRICK, HAT TRICK...........
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07/19/2004 12:01:04 AM
You are too hot to touch! :o) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:34:49 PM
very well composed
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07/18/2004 10:57:28 PM
This is very playful, but subtle with its muted pastel colors. I love the peacful gray/blue of the ocean and the sky, and the swinging pink of her top and her arms spread wide. Simple, sweet, a favorite of mine this challenge.
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07/18/2004 01:09:00 AM
The greyish cool color cast on this photo really evokes a nostalgic emotion. I really enjoy this photo.
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07/17/2004 04:31:50 PM
wow great photo - 10
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07/17/2004 11:01:27 AM
While several attempted this concept, yours is the one that succeeds. Lovely desaturated colours. I do find two elements of the image distracting - the dead center horizon line, and her tattoo; I would consider fixing by recropping and cloning.
Technical 3/3
Creative 2/3
Conveys the Theme 3/3
Je Ne Sais Quoi 0/1

8/10
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07/16/2004 10:58:03 PM
Beautiful...
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07/16/2004 06:50:58 PM
Nice Composition, <== That was my first comment. Now I'll tell you what I really think. I should have given it a 10, simply because, "Freedom, really is the ability, to be a Free spirit". Congratulations for a very expressive photograph. I like the tatoo, in fact it further shows the free spirit of the subject. The foamy surf looks nearly perfect in motion as does the water off her foot. The perfectly flat unobstructed horizon line again, doesn't distract from the subject. The pastels blend very well. Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2004-07-20 18:41:50.
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07/16/2004 03:27:18 PM
great colors 9
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07/16/2004 12:14:52 PM
One of my ribbon picks - lovely pastel pallete, strong composition and excellent light.
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07/16/2004 07:59:58 AM
Great composition, and the muted colors work very well.
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07/16/2004 07:00:20 AM
Lovely 10
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07/15/2004 08:09:44 PM
The high key approach is perfect here, and the model is just the right size compared to the vast ocean. The color seems a bit warm, but that may just be me.
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07/15/2004 07:00:40 PM
Fantastic photo, excellent placement of your subject. 10 from me.
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07/15/2004 05:26:55 PM
Looks like a post card.
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07/14/2004 04:25:24 PM
Says freedom to me, a winner by far - 10
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07/13/2004 10:33:26 PM
Very nice natural colors and composition. 9
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07/13/2004 09:26:50 PM
love the faded colours of this shot...looks like a painting well done
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07/13/2004 08:03:47 PM
I went thru half images in the challenge and this is the first where I can actualy sense a little bit of freedom. A beautiful composition, superb colors, I like this one alot. Good luck!
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07/13/2004 04:38:55 PM
I love the pastel tones to this. Great all around really. You did a good job capturing the feeling of freedom without having to be completely obvious about it. Bravo!
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07/13/2004 04:00:17 PM
Beautiful muted sky and sea colours - very calming. The pose, with arms flung casually out, is very much what conveys the challenge theme to me in this image. Composition is just right. 9
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07/13/2004 03:59:56 PM
Perfect with the soft colors and her pink top giving just the right highlight or "draw". This would look great hanging on my wall. It screams freedom, also. 8.
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07/13/2004 01:47:39 PM
It looks like a painting. Quite lovely.
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07/13/2004 07:38:59 AM
Love the colouring of this very cool :-) would like to see this as the winner
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07/13/2004 03:41:09 AM
Excellent. I really love the feel of this, the level of colour is perfect, and the positioning of the model perfect. 10
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07/13/2004 01:02:19 AM
Super image. I love the pale blues and pinks and the lines of surf and sky. I would airbrush out the tattoo unless that was the message you were going for. I think it draws the eye too much. Overall it's nice to see a photo that is definetely in my top 5 for the challenge that is light. A lot of the better winning photos have been rather lowkey lately. Time for a change! 10
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07/12/2004 06:56:46 PM
I really enjoy the pastel tones on this image. Nice.
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07/12/2004 06:29:55 PM
YOur shout SHOUTS freedowm very well. Composition is great - model is also doing a nice job for you. The biggest problem is that it seems to be a bit overexposed - and the white border exacerbates it.
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07/12/2004 05:44:44 PM
nice picture....couple of things......a lil more saturation on the shirt and the water. also....Hieda is a great 'Burner' , take a look at ther blue ribbon images, they are great in sky manipulation. try burning the sky a lil. it makes the image a lil more dramatic but in a way also free..i give this image a 7.....(man i hope you are not her)lol
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07/12/2004 03:44:08 PM
cool mynd
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07/12/2004 01:38:14 PM
I love the look of this photo. Love the pastel colors here. The exposure is excellent IMO Does give a free and fresh feeling. Great shot!!! Good luck with the challenge!!!
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07/12/2004 12:07:12 PM
Wish I could see what the tattoo on her back was -- just one of those intriguing things! Beautiful
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07/12/2004 06:15:09 AM
wow! stunning capture.....very clean composition..
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07/12/2004 04:36:15 AM
This image says freedom all over it
hope this does well for you 9
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07/12/2004 01:28:28 AM
Look like a winner to me a10
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07/12/2004 01:16:00 AM
Love this pic. The only thing i would have done is set the horizon higher or lower then the center of the image. So a 9!
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07/12/2004 12:33:47 AM
very impressive. i really like the color tones. going into my favs right now.
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07/12/2004 12:26:01 AM
Really cool, I love the soft colors...
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07/12/2004 12:21:48 AM
awesome
10
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