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heida


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Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Lens: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG DF for Canon
Location: Reykjavík
Date: May 18, 2005
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2005

I took this for the newspaper
there was a fire in the grass
and theese guys were hitting the grass to turn it out, I got some heavy flare from the sun in this picture only so I thought it would fit this challenge ..

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 239
Avg (all users): 7.4700
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.3455
Avg (non-participants): 7.5981
Views since voting: 26020
Views during voting: 468
Votes: 217
Comments: 70
Favorites: 80 (view)


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04/20/2007 01:10:46 AM
What AMAZING lighting! I would love to see some before after shots of your work because the way you post process things is so unique and I would love to learn some new tricks.
11/28/2006 03:59:15 PM
woááááw, hvernig ferðu að þessu, úfffff ég er orðlaus, ja hvað á maður að segja ?????
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11/10/2006 03:41:29 PM
I'm not sure if i've commented on this picture before but i'd just like to let you know that I think this is the best picture i've seen on DPC.
It really is.
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09/13/2005 02:04:51 PM
Awesome capture--truly tells a story
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06/03/2005 06:14:42 AM
Great picture! :)

Message edited by author 2005-06-03 06:37:26.
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06/02/2005 05:01:52 PM
I love it! I'd buy it!
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06/01/2005 08:16:34 PM
I swear I could smell the smoke in this picture. Fantastic shot.

Message edited by author 2005-06-02 10:27:22.
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06/01/2005 01:42:25 AM
I have to say that it worth waiting every second for this picture. Absolutely great!! Congratulations once again heida..
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05/31/2005 04:55:36 PM
Til hamingju súperheiða
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05/31/2005 08:11:45 AM
Very nice shot!!! Congratulations.
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05/31/2005 05:29:27 AM
Frábærilegt, til hamingju!
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05/30/2005 07:13:28 PM
Great shot and the light that was given to you was enough. Congrats!
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05/30/2005 05:37:24 PM
Congrats Heida

Your burning technique doesn't get more advanced than this =D

Don't try this at home.
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05/30/2005 04:02:24 PM
Thankgs guys! And thanks for all the comments, sorry the story behind this pictures wasnt as dramatic as some wanted :)
Imagineer The sun is high up there, as you can see I cropped the top of the picture also cause there were some electrycity wires there above theyr heads

Message edited by author 2005-05-30 16:02:46.
05/30/2005 11:30:28 AM
No mistaking where this shot originated.Very eyecatching stuff.
Congratulations.
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05/30/2005 10:08:25 AM
Congrats on your blue! Great job.
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05/30/2005 08:18:52 AM
Congratulations Girl! You never fail to amaze! Flott hja ther stelpa, Gurry
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05/30/2005 07:43:00 AM
This is amazing, Heida, as always! Fine work!
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05/30/2005 06:39:45 AM
congrats! Frábær mynd
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05/30/2005 05:50:15 AM
Great shot Heiða, this is by far the best picture I have seen of the withered grass burning. Lets just hope that there will not be more of them though. The lightning is great, it is playing with the smoke on the scene and the men, and by that giving the extra touch good that makes this picture great. I am not sure that everyone understands exactly what it is about but it could mirror so many things that it really doesn't matter. Your photography continues to make us - your fellow countrymen - really proud.

Message edited by author 2005-05-30 05:51:52.
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05/30/2005 05:09:51 AM
Re: your notes - what sun? I see only a devastating biblical weather condition!
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05/30/2005 04:49:50 AM
Nicely done, as usual, Heida.

R.
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05/30/2005 04:18:03 AM
Way to go heida! Wonderful shot!!
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05/30/2005 04:13:11 AM

Til hamingju

Message edited by author 2005-09-20 03:52:27.
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05/30/2005 02:40:50 AM
Congrats!!... I had a feeling it was yours :)
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05/30/2005 01:48:43 AM
Congrats! As always, wonderful work.....:)
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05/30/2005 12:35:28 AM
Congratulations heida, Great photograph!
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05/30/2005 12:20:18 AM
Like a trip in Dante's Inferno. A hot image like this deserves only the blue. Congratulations.
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05/30/2005 12:18:52 AM
saloonstudios took the words right out of my mouth. Well deserved win.
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05/30/2005 12:13:05 AM
incredible, i didnt vote on this one but if i had i most certainly would've given the 10
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05/30/2005 12:09:13 AM
Congrats Heida! Very dramatic.
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05/30/2005 12:06:19 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon shot -- very dramatic.
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05/30/2005 12:05:54 AM
Outstanding shot, congratulations.
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05/30/2005 12:02:35 AM
I thought this was nice! Really well done! Congrats!
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05/30/2005 12:01:29 AM
Congrats :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2005 11:57:48 PM
I feel cold! Good job! Nice shot. 8
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05/29/2005 11:47:56 PM
I like the composition a lot, and the color/cast/tone treatment makes me think one of the Icelanders did this. 10
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05/29/2005 10:38:30 PM
great contrast and color tone
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05/29/2005 09:27:06 PM
Perhaps a little oversharpenned, but a great image all the same.
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05/29/2005 08:32:36 PM
This shot iimmediately made me want to ask all kinds of question. The typical who, what, where, when, and why would just not be enough! I want to know the whole story. Are they running away? Is it a volcano? Are those waves crashing in the background? Or is it steam. I will not rest until I know the whole story!

VERY compelling shot in many ways. The light situation is incredibly moody and mysterious. The lone tree draws the eye towards it, as well as the dark figures, whose movement is apparent. Great combination of lines, forms, textures, and light.
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05/29/2005 06:04:15 PM
great image with a impressive mystic mood
i like the a-symmetry in the border too
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05/29/2005 04:18:01 PM
Looks like a good job of dodge and bur. Great landscape. I'll be interested to find out where this is.
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05/29/2005 03:06:18 PM
Wonderful
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05/29/2005 07:36:14 AM
This is a fantastic image and in my choice for a Top 3 finish. 10
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05/27/2005 02:13:32 PM
Wonderfully done, my choice for a ribbon.
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05/27/2005 11:14:18 AM
The best so far! I love the feeling of desolation, with the dark tones and the smoke. Composition is excellent too. Good luck 10
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05/26/2005 11:45:05 AM
I would like to know how you captured this and your post techniques. Nice job, need I say more.
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05/25/2005 06:09:46 PM
Wow. Love the tones here, and I like the border. Well captured.
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05/25/2005 02:22:28 PM
oh how I wish the border sides were even ;)

wonderfully captured, just love the composition (and the tree) -- looking forward to reading about the shot. one of my ribbon picks
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05/25/2005 08:44:44 AM
Very dramatic quality with good tonal range but looks over sharpened - good luck
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05/25/2005 07:58:25 AM
Beautiful image that's perfect for this challenge. Good luck!
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05/24/2005 09:53:00 PM
looks to photoshopped
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05/24/2005 09:34:56 PM
Ooh! Now this is very good! This could even win a ribbon! The only thing I don't like is the uneven border. GREAT photo! 10.
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05/24/2005 06:41:07 PM
That's a cool shot. Remnants of a wildfire? I like the ashen look... Well done.
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05/24/2005 06:16:14 PM
FANTASTIC

Could be a winner
good luck

Kev
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05/24/2005 03:55:33 PM
dramatic picture. love it . 9
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05/24/2005 10:41:42 AM
powerful memories - I've been there
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05/24/2005 10:32:45 AM
Well, I just wrote you the worlds best comments on this stunning photo...but then lost it by not voting first and hitting the favorites button, so I will try to duplicate some of the comments now,

This is a masterpiece! The color/lighting is exquisite and sets the mood. The vignetting caused by the smoke (and maybe PS) is perfect and frames the shot nicely. It keeps your eyes wandering around the shot, oogling every little detail. My eye continually shoots up to the people wondering what their story is. Why are they wandering around in this wasteland? Where are they going? I wonder why that shrub was the only thing spared. The border does not detract anything from this shot and I like it. Please let us know more about the story behind this shot after voting is done. I'm sure you will want to anyway as it assuredly will win a ribbon. Either way, this is a portfolio piece for sure. Great job. You have inspired me beyond words.
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05/24/2005 08:22:41 AM
I think this will probably ribbon because the lighting is awasome!... I am also going to take a guess saying this is most definetly a Heida photo! ...good luck :)
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05/24/2005 03:41:21 AM
Awesome image, love it.
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05/24/2005 12:29:05 AM
this is awesome!! 10 (winnerwinnerwinner)
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05/23/2005 07:46:07 PM
Great shot! Looks like a lava field. The people are nicely silhouetted against the light color of the smoke; I like the b&w used and the softness of the lighting on the smoking ground and sky. It is a fascinating shot...9
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05/23/2005 06:15:44 PM
I like this. It has a very spooky feeling to it.
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05/23/2005 05:32:37 PM
Congrats on your ribbon. 10. Adding to favorites.
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05/23/2005 03:04:10 PM
Yes! The light is an important subject in this photograph. It adds mystery and beauty to the image. The people give it a story. Well done.
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05/23/2005 10:54:51 AM
This is one of my favorites so far. Amazing light capture!
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05/23/2005 10:06:27 AM
I love the color tone you gave to it ! where did you shoot this?
Wonderfull capture of the sun rays against the ashes.
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05/23/2005 08:26:30 AM
9 Bravo..again. :)
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05/23/2005 01:40:30 AM
Wow! I'm lovin it! Very cool and great for the challenge.
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05/23/2005 12:17:08 AM
I love the bright and dark in this shot but I would like a more even border more 9
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