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Becoming Quicksilver
Becoming Quicksilver

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Challenge: Metal II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Location: Studio, Iceland
Date: Dec 14, 2011
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2011

Model is Guđrún Dögg, first time photographing her, the makeup is by Iđunn Jónasardóttir.

Me and Iđunn have been planning a "metal" makeup photoshoot since last summer, we finally found time this week to shoot it, and when this challenge came up it was a nice coincidence. I am sure this will not do well in this challenge, I personally think this is a bit of a stretch with matching the challenge, as there is no metal in this picture and the challenge specifically said "If it's made of metal, you can photograph it for this challenge.". Who knows, maybe I´ll be pleasantly surprised, it has happened before :)

Anyway, don´t care about how it does, just hope some of you will like it. This is actually the right part of her face, I flipped the image as I thought it looked better that way compositionally.

Place: 13 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.5556
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.1509
Avg (non-participants): 7.0217
Views since voting: 1966
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 99
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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01/27/2012 10:33:10 AM
stunning... love the trickery silvery eye color ~
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01/21/2012 08:26:05 PM
Very nice. I love the focus falloff. Wonderful.
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12/26/2011 07:59:15 PM
Such clarity... and a beautiful model, excellently photographed.
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12/26/2011 07:36:40 AM
I gave this a 9 and it was my pick for the blue. I agree with Lydiatoo regarding the eye being placed on the third but I think the border sets the image off nicely.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2011 11:59:43 PM
Very cool.
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12/25/2011 11:49:39 PM
Very nice model photography, and a gorgeous model, too.
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12/24/2011 02:16:39 AM
I'm glad I studied this image for a few extra minutes to see the eye color.
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12/20/2011 10:36:52 AM
Well done. I love that you carried the idea through and greyed out the pupil.
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12/20/2011 08:08:49 AM
fantastic portrait - the steel color of her eye is the perfect touch to really take this to a new level
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12/19/2011 05:57:05 PM
great idea and love the detail in the eye, the grey matching the metal make up :) great shot 8
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12/19/2011 11:54:41 AM
Hard to resist image,its an 8 from me.
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12/19/2011 01:05:14 AM
Love it. What an incredible eye. Great choice to match the silver color
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12/19/2011 01:01:50 AM
The border is what most will complain about... (and I agree)... but golly! It's wonderful without the border! I'd have cut the top off a bit (just below the "wispies" and just above that small dot of metal)... to put the eye at the third...

Still, I think this is so well captured that it will do quite well.
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12/19/2011 12:22:41 AM
Okay... THIS is an amazing image. The desat on the eye is perfect... it's a very powerful, sexy image... this will do well!
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