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cold body in the road
cold body in the road
eirasi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self-Portrait III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: iceland
Date: Feb 13, 2005
Aperture: F 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90 sec
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

There was some postprocessing such as dodging and burning, levels and highlight/shadow.
And also cloning of one shoe and part of my sweater. Nothing serious...

Lens: Nikon 12-24mm at 12mm and tripod of course.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 247
Avg (all users): 7.3706
Avg (commenters): 8.6071
Avg (participants): 7.1373
Avg (non-participants): 7.5938
Views since voting: 9190
Views during voting: 793
Votes: 313
Comments: 79
Favorites: 21 (view)


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07/27/2005 02:35:15 AM
wow!!! great great shot!! a favorite for sure!
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07/22/2005 03:08:19 PM
should have got a blue ribbon - a 'freezing cold blue' ribbon.
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07/22/2005 03:00:16 PM
This image should have taken 2nd or 3rd spot.

Message edited by author 2005-07-22 15:00:43.
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02/24/2005 02:59:04 PM
Didn't vote but was looking over a friend's shoulder while he did and this was one of my absolute favourites... he thought I was weird... I'm glad it ranked so highly as it's an unusual portrait yet very striking (to me).
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02/21/2005 03:28:25 PM
virkilega flott mynd og góð hugmynd.
Congrats on the 4th
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02/21/2005 02:30:11 PM
Original and great idea
Well done congts on 4th placing
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02/21/2005 01:40:36 PM
I love it.
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02/21/2005 07:08:07 AM
Very original!! Congrats!!!
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02/21/2005 06:25:27 AM
Congrats with the 4th place...
Wicked photo! Look forward to see more from you...
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02/21/2005 05:44:30 AM
love this! :)
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02/21/2005 04:57:26 AM
OMG, 0.008 from a ribbon.
At least you manage to beet Icelandic all time best Heida.
Congratulations.
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02/21/2005 04:51:50 AM
vissi að þetta væri íslenskt :D snilldarmynd! Til hamingju með fjórða sætið , þú massar þér ribbon bara næst ;)
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02/21/2005 02:57:07 AM
WOW
I don't know what to say. I was dreaming about a ribbon whole night. But well, not this time. I's just so strange I didn't think much of that photo when I was doing it. Just a sudden idea while driving and yes taking photos.

And about the risk of beeing on the middle of the road. There wasn't so much risk since I saw just 4 or 5 cars while I was doing it and that was perhaps around 20 minutes.

I want to thank all the voters and those sixty something commenters who commented on my photo during the challenge.

But I think it is unfair to have a photo voted 7.3 something but no ribbon at all!
02/21/2005 12:27:31 AM
What an effect does this image conjure in the imagination. A great image. Congratulations on your 4th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2005 10:08:09 PM
you brave soul
the background adds character and originality, not to mention a bit of texture from the road, very cool.
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02/20/2005 09:16:37 PM
Great unique perspective here. Very refreshing!
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02/20/2005 07:13:39 PM
My favourite in the challenge. Nicely combining landscape and portraiture.

I does appear that your legs have dropped off though, I hope you find them again ; )
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02/20/2005 06:43:36 PM
Now that's what I call putting yourself out for a challenge!
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02/20/2005 05:13:03 PM
WOW 10+
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02/20/2005 03:29:21 PM
Sassy! Interesting take on portraiture. Love the way you make the centered composition work to advantage. Clean colors, wonderful texture--how could this be more perfect? Good luck in the challenge to one of my top picks.
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02/20/2005 03:15:30 PM
I think you have a winner there. Excellent use of natural background really adds depth to a simple self-portriat. Nicely Done!
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02/20/2005 11:50:41 AM
Love this picture's composition, great job!! (9)
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02/20/2005 11:47:08 AM
WOW. I think you did a great job with the wide angle perspective shot. The sky adds a lot of mood (cold), and the idea of lying in the road is brilliant. Other than the title, there is nothing negative about this image.
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02/20/2005 01:36:19 AM
right on dude! great perspective! love how you cant see the legs and your horizon stretches. sky gives the picture a dark mood to go with that face.
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02/19/2005 07:27:33 PM
Awesome. Gorgeous scenery, excellent composition, and a nice clear facial view. A creative take on the challenge that worked out well.
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02/19/2005 06:22:01 PM
It certainly looks cold, I lilke this composition...
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02/19/2005 04:59:59 PM
great prospective very abstract placement nice.....

oh and watch-out for the next car.....

GL as high as i can go on this 1
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02/19/2005 03:16:35 PM
10. (5 because love the composition and 5 because you laid down in the middle of the road in the freezing cold)
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02/19/2005 02:22:27 PM
One of my favourites of the challenge. The perspective draws all the attention to the subject and provides a great contrast (cold surrounding, warm body).
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02/19/2005 01:07:00 PM
Great concept, great execution.
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02/19/2005 08:26:50 AM
This is just lovely. Il like the converging lines and the colors. Very cool (litererally)
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02/19/2005 07:46:12 AM
good one!
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02/18/2005 05:33:50 PM
Here's a road less travelled. Purposefully static, empty, and cold. A lonely soul in an empty , cold world. That's what I see. But wait, the subject is smirking. Okay, I'm confused. Well, I thought the snow should have been whiter, anyway.
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02/18/2005 04:22:36 PM
My only complaint is that you could use a better title. This photo is magnificent!
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02/18/2005 05:56:08 AM
Composition: 7
Technical: 7
Appeal: 7, Love the perspective of this shot
Challenge: 8
Overall Calculated Average Score: 7, Very unique location for a photo shoot :)
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02/18/2005 05:14:25 AM
great idea, well done
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02/18/2005 04:48:16 AM
Great idea but I'd have preferred to see you closer to the camera. It is a portrait after all. 8
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02/18/2005 01:06:21 AM
very interesting. It made me stop to think. I think the lighting on you could have been a bit more...otherwise, good job.
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02/17/2005 10:30:13 PM
This is indeed one of the most dynamic images in this challenge. The sensation is of a man flying. Had you extended your arms it would have completed the effect, but yes, this was not the intent. That is just my flight of fancy.

I am more than pleased with the effect and the image fits and exceeds the challenge. Funny, I thought I had a good image and have been humbled after looking at all these outstanding images. Bumping up another notch.
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02/17/2005 07:39:08 PM
As far as I'm concerned, the best in this challenge. Great idea.
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02/17/2005 05:31:49 PM
Beautiful photo!
Makes me dizzy and freezing at the same time.
You did a great job here!!!
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02/17/2005 05:07:01 PM
cool shot , look's like your freezen your ass off , 7
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02/17/2005 03:34:55 PM
Cool photo, you must be mad.
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02/17/2005 03:32:41 PM
Fun photo. I like it how it is composed, there is no avoiding you. :)
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02/17/2005 12:48:42 AM
Nice shot...Cool!
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02/16/2005 11:47:03 PM
That is pretty cool
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02/16/2005 09:10:19 PM
Excellent - love the perspective.
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02/16/2005 07:40:14 PM
great use of a centered composition. for your sake, I hope it didn't take too many tries to get a shot you were happy with :)
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02/16/2005 05:18:29 PM
Wonderful composition, contrast, sharpness and expresion.
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02/16/2005 04:35:37 PM
Verynice lines and perspective. Wondering how you did (or dared to do!) this!
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02/15/2005 11:37:58 PM
A bit too far away to be a great portrait, but one of the most unique approaches here. This is definitely a keeper.
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02/15/2005 11:06:41 PM
great perspective. I love how the raod lines converge right onto your head. well done!
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02/15/2005 10:40:14 PM
Dang you look cold! nice colors
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02/15/2005 07:52:14 PM
lol ... love it I gotta try this shot...but not in Toronto, I would not survive the traffic
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02/15/2005 06:37:32 PM
Very cool photo!
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02/15/2005 06:18:54 PM
Cool self-portrait! I wish I could do something like that without getting moosed over by a car or bus! :P
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02/15/2005 03:55:37 PM
I like it...kinda seems like I'm being cheated because it's the elements of the landscape which I like about this photo. As far as a self-portrait, I'm not seeing much of a human element in this photo...but if I looked long enough, I might find it. I'm torn between giving it a 9 and giving it a 5...I might come back to this. In the meantime, it's a 7. Either way, great photo!
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02/15/2005 01:57:15 PM
So creative. Weren't you a little nervous doing this? 8
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02/15/2005 12:43:31 PM
Good lines! Cropping out a bit of the foreground makes it pop more, for me, though. 8
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02/15/2005 12:26:38 PM
Great done... nice idea.
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02/15/2005 11:57:32 AM
and we have a winner. my back left the chair and now i'm sitting upright. I want to stick my head in the screen and breathe the fresh air.
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02/15/2005 05:29:54 AM
cool, i loke what you've done
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02/14/2005 11:05:16 PM
Wow, that does look cold! I usually don't like symetrical shots like this, but I do in this case. The dark sky and the frosted road create a very moody image. Your pose and expression are perfect. A smile just wouldn't work as well. Nicely done.
JD
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02/14/2005 08:07:08 PM
loved this concept! great photo, one of my top choices this challenge!
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02/14/2005 06:11:32 PM
Kaldur! Flott mynd.
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02/14/2005 06:08:59 PM
Brrr! Makes me shimmer just looking at this. I love the perspective.
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02/14/2005 05:52:54 PM
Great shot love the way the depth of field this has... it seems like it's a big road... Look out a car!! :) This one will get in the first 10 places for sure... at least it's a ten from me.. nice job and feel to the photo.
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02/14/2005 05:39:16 PM
Clever! Super clever! Are you a speed bump? ;)

I'm giving you a ten for these reasons:

1. The photo is excellent. Technically sound. Crisp details. Perfect composition.
2. It's unique, the setting/environment is beautiful.
3. You're fucking brave! ahahah

Good luck! I hope this finishes up top :)
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02/14/2005 04:16:21 PM
Fresh approach - or freezing?
Good composition.
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02/14/2005 03:00:04 PM
This is a fantastic picture, I like the composition and the colors...good job...I hope it ribbons (10)
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02/14/2005 01:54:11 PM
This is just fantastic. 10
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02/14/2005 11:40:11 AM
10
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02/14/2005 10:33:56 AM
finally a creative shot!! 9 good luck!!
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02/14/2005 08:22:01 AM
Excellent work. Great idea.
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02/14/2005 08:13:24 AM
Very good! one of the best !
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02/14/2005 02:55:23 AM
Can feel the cold.
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02/14/2005 01:07:03 AM
Amazing stuff. This is goooooood.
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02/14/2005 12:59:49 AM
I really like this photo, although it's a little noisy. I think I'd have the same expression if I was on that frozen road.
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02/14/2005 12:05:18 AM
I don't know why I like this pic, but I just do.. well done.
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