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In a world of her own
In a world of her own
LalliSig


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Singled-Out (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Kringlan, Iceland
Date: Jan 13, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0,3"
Galleries: Urban, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2006

Well I "cheated" a little bit, this is no stranger but my dear beloved wife and she is definately posing for me in this shot but we did our best to try and make it look natural.

Taken at 200mm, no filters, obviously a tripod and mirror lockup and just lit with ambient lighting.

Have had this idea in my head for a while now, got the idea from a poster for the movie "The Terminal" where Tom Hanks was standing still, bewildered at the airport and there were people all around him that were moved. This challenge seemed the perfect opportunity to try this shot out.

As for the PP, cropped to a 1:1 ratio, shadow/highligts adjustment and curves to increase contrast. A couple of spot edits, took out a couple of miniature glares in the glass and some clutter in the upper left corner. Mixed the colours with a sepia layer to make it more brownish and finally sharpened after resizing. I really like this shot but don´t really think it will be a huge hit in the challenge, to "plain" for you people I guess. Hopefully you´ll prove me wrong, we´ll see :)

Edited after the challenge: Wohoo, was really hoping for a 6.5+ and a top 10 spot so I am very glad with this result. To those experts that thought this photo was the result of some photoshop magic, all I can say is that this image appears here pretty much as it was straight out of the camera except for the crop, the sepia colour tone and contrast. Oh, and the backround is indeed out of focus, as are those people who are behind her, it´s just hard to tell because of the motion blur. Take a look at the tiles by her feet and then the ones in the upper right corner :)

As always, thanx for taking the time to view and comment on my shots.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7786
Avg (commenters): 7.9667
Avg (participants): 6.2576
Avg (non-participants): 6.9463
Views since voting: 5204
Views during voting: 635
Votes: 271
Comments: 45
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/23/2006 09:38:37 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish with this cool rendition.
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01/23/2006 08:32:31 PM
maybe crop out some of the bottom - and try something other than a square crop. i think you could get more impact out of this.

none-the-less a great photo.
congrats!
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01/23/2006 04:46:30 PM
This has the effect of the movie "The Terminal". Great shot
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01/23/2006 08:51:12 AM
Top 10 and well deserved. Congrats.
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01/23/2006 05:56:52 AM
Flott og vel útfærð mynd. Hammó!!
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01/23/2006 05:08:26 AM
Hey congratulations on a top photo!
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01/23/2006 02:33:51 AM
figured this would have had to be posed for her to be so sharp with a long exposure - which was fine with me - I gave this an 8. Congratulations on your excellent finish.
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01/23/2006 12:30:46 AM
excellent work, and a very clever take on the challenge!
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01/23/2006 12:15:19 AM
Had this one picked for a ribbon. I like it very much. Great finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2006 11:52:41 PM
Subject is definitely singled out; however, post-processing needs improvment. The bar she rests her hand on is creating an unusual line through the shot, and the DOF just seems off.
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01/22/2006 09:41:28 PM
A very interesting presentation in the cropping and then the ghost movement about. 7
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01/22/2006 08:42:49 PM
Great work
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01/22/2006 04:59:15 PM
This one speaks to me for some reason. Nice job in capturing the moment. The blur makes this one.
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01/22/2006 01:03:15 PM
I don't really see her as being in a world of her own, which to me implies that she is lost in thought, since she is on a phone. But that's just nitpicking about the title. I kind of like this. The thing I'm not sure about is that the blur looks like it was done with a filter which kind of ruins the effect a bit for me. I could be wrong--what is bothering me is that it looks like the floor is blurred in some areas and that doesn't make sense to me. I'm not against post-processing for effect, and I'm a fan of motion blur, but something about this just doesn't work for me.
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01/22/2006 10:54:19 AM
I love this shot.
Works so well for this challenge

Good luck
9

Kev
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01/22/2006 09:29:38 AM
where did the "e" come from?
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01/22/2006 07:58:00 AM
Return to bump up Nice Job
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01/22/2006 07:36:23 AM
This really captures that occasional interlude in the mad rush of life. Well composed. Maybe that 'e' above her left shoulder needs to be cloned out.
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01/22/2006 01:30:56 AM
Very well done. I like the motion blur effect a lot.
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01/21/2006 06:43:22 PM
Nicely done, Good focus on her and ghostly on others. Really brings her out.
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01/21/2006 05:00:37 PM
Excellent variation on the challenge. Great work.
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01/21/2006 11:46:24 AM
This is an impressive interpretation, nice comp, nice AV, nice lines, great motion, good light, good texture, b&w good, color a bit flat, angle good, overall a great pix
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01/20/2006 11:59:29 PM
This is another strong image.....
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01/20/2006 04:53:54 PM
very nice technique.
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01/20/2006 03:22:37 PM
This is a great shot! She's singled out by motion as well as color. Great job! <10>
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01/19/2006 11:13:07 PM
I'm struggling here between 9 and 10... the composition, clarity, theme, subject, everything is perfect. The only thing I am trying to decide on is whether there is enough of background 'noise' to consider this an exceptional 'meet the challenge' i.e. singled out photo. I'll bump to 10, just in case. Good luck!
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01/19/2006 04:22:03 PM
I like this one, the blue shirt really stands out in the blurred greys. I like that no one else is not blurred.. Well done.
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01/19/2006 10:13:06 AM
You are not using DOF isolation (a requirement) in this shot. However, long-exposure isolation from moving subjects is working rather nicely here; I don't particularly like the outcome, particularly the ghost of a man just behind the woman, the way that the legs are cut off the other "ghosts", the reflection of an escalator in the glass, and the placement of the main subject dead in the middle of the frame.
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01/19/2006 06:03:40 AM
Excellent. Top 3 image
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01/19/2006 12:28:18 AM
Excellent excellent photo - 9
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01/18/2006 08:56:09 PM
Nice effect...one of the more creative in the challenge from what I've seen. I don't have much else to say...so good luck.
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01/18/2006 08:08:38 PM
Can't tell if this was posed or not, but it makes a good shot. 7 for now and will look again later.
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01/18/2006 09:05:00 AM
IMO this deserves a 1st place. Great textured feel to the floor and the partial people racing by is excellent. Really defines to-days society-we spend hours each day talking to people we can't see and yet ignore fellow humans inches away from us. Very well done!!!!
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01/17/2006 09:19:28 PM
Top finisher
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01/17/2006 04:49:11 AM
This is a great shot... the clarity of the still figure versus the movement of the moving characters is one that I often find looks like accidental camera shake. The absolute contrast between the still and the moving gives great purpose to the composition. An angaging capture... Well Done!!
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01/17/2006 02:59:39 AM
Well done, great idea with the long exposure.
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01/16/2006 09:41:06 PM
nice shot ... love the idea here
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01/16/2006 09:19:13 PM
nice idea and great contrast between subject and others. The blue sweater even gives this more pop against the neutral colors.
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01/16/2006 07:53:18 PM
Very crisp and yet maintained the traffic blur well. Good job. I think it will ribbon. :)
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01/16/2006 04:12:52 PM
Excellent work, 10
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01/16/2006 03:15:26 PM
She must have been standing as still as a statue for you to capture this as sharply as you have given the length of exposure... I like your composition, with the diagonals providing structure and I really like how you've really conveyed the sense both of a moment in time and of time passing. Very clever!
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01/16/2006 03:02:26 PM
interesting movements... please share how you did this one please
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01/16/2006 09:38:48 AM
very well edited...you're about the only one so far who took advantage of the advancd editing opportunity...good composition
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01/16/2006 03:24:22 AM
Oh this is in the ribbon hunt. Singled out beautifully, nicely muted colouring and crisp as new lettuce.
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01/16/2006 12:26:44 AM
oh, great shot!!!!! if you don't mind me asking....how did you do that!
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