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Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: On the road to Þingvellir, Iceland
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

This is Kristin again, if you recognize her itīs of course because she modeled for the original shot too, here it is ->
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She is also my middle model for the Triptych challenge and the model for my Textures IV entry.

Immediately when I read this challenge description I knew I had to do this shot again, the original is the only time I have been disqualified and I really disagreed with the decision at the time even though I have long ago accepted it. There simply was no other challenge I COULD have done again as far as I was concerned :)

This is taken just down the road from where my road entry was taken, about 1-2 km closer to Reykjavik. Well obviously I couldnīt reproduce the shot identically as the season has changed so I decided to do a "summer version", sort of. Taken late in the evening, at about 10:30 pm the last day of submission and just lit with ambient lighting as was the original.

Post processing was a lot more this time, I of course had to add the vignetting at the bottom again :) I removed a couple of poles on the sides of the road and while I originally intended to include the lines in the road, the only visible part was around her feet and somehow I didnīt think it looked right so I removed the white traffic lines too, but just around her feet, they were not visible at the rest. Adjusted the whitebalance to get a more "golden" look at the image, then increased contrast dramatically and saturation a small bit. Cropped to a 1:1 ratio and finallly sharpened after resizing.

After this, me and Kristin decided to do fall and spring versions of these two photos too and Iīll probably figure out a way to fit them into challenges here so look out for a third shot sometime around october and a spring shot somewhere around march 2007.

Here are the fall and spring versions ->
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 161
Avg (all users): 7.7805
Avg (commenters): 8.5263
Avg (participants): 7.6618
Avg (non-participants): 7.8646
Views since voting: 48509
Views during voting: 546
Votes: 164
Comments: 114
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11/07/2007 01:36:47 PM
the colors are just sooo good! =] nice work
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10/31/2007 09:22:31 AM
WOW! Amazing shot. I love how the background is semi blurred to focus in on the model.
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04/21/2007 10:20:43 PM
mm hmm
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09/15/2006 06:24:51 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it.
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06/18/2006 10:30:41 AM
Til hamingju með nýtt persónulegt met! Mér finnst þær báðar mjög góðar, sú fyrri var ein af fyrstu myndunum sem ég skoðaði hér a DPC, aha hugsaði ég, hér eru greinilega Íslendingar. Hvort þeir eru :)
Verðskuldaður borði.
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06/17/2006 05:18:37 AM
Congratulations Lárus
Alveg æðisleg mynd ...bara með þeim betri sem ég hef séð frá þér.
Átti vel skilið þennan borða
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06/16/2006 09:50:36 PM
this is cool
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06/16/2006 07:28:35 PM
Amazing score Lalli, congrats! Love the composition
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06/16/2006 06:41:32 PM
:) Amanda Bynes:

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Message edited by Manic - link-ifying.
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06/16/2006 11:28:58 AM
she looks like amanda bines.
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06/15/2006 09:48:30 PM
Terrific shot Larus. I like your style.
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06/15/2006 04:49:13 PM
Congrats on the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Lárus !
This is an amazing shot, and the post-processing places it in the mesmerizing catagory.
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06/14/2006 04:45:17 PM
Well it won my Blue Ribbon. It was my only 10 in the challenge. This photo was tackled with great vision, and executed perfectly.

It gives me the sense that this model just simply appeared for the shoot and then disappeared. The mood is beautiful as well, warm, and not so flashy (if thats the right word) Everything from the lines on the road, to the glasses on her head, even to the watch she is wearing. As the youth of today like to put it....Its all good baby!
Congrats.
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06/14/2006 09:36:35 AM
Both images are wonderful - The DQd image is "moodier" and I actually like it better (BYW - I disagree onthe DQ also!) Great work.
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06/14/2006 08:33:48 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, Larus! Great shot!
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06/13/2006 09:14:52 PM
What a strong visual kicker! Congratulations on your Blue.
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06/13/2006 07:05:15 PM
wow! Both shots are impressive. I love the tones. I am going to try this for a SP someday.

Congrats!
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06/13/2006 05:47:15 PM
Beautifully done. Congratulations on a very worthy win.
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06/13/2006 03:32:02 PM
Flott til hamingju Lárus!!!
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06/13/2006 12:49:04 PM
I like this image. But I loved your DQed one. Such a shame. Excellent work as always and congrats on the ribbon!
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06/13/2006 12:28:13 PM
Congrats on your blue, excellent shot!
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06/13/2006 11:44:03 AM
Congratulations! I especially enjoyed that you did this with a previously DQ'd image! LOL This is gorgeous.
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06/13/2006 11:33:57 AM
congrats!!
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06/13/2006 11:26:28 AM
Congrats. I love this photo.
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06/13/2006 10:18:55 AM
Congratulations on your Blue, Larus! This is a stunning photograph. I agree with Ennil in that you should do a Spring and Fall version too. :)
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06/13/2006 10:14:33 AM
And well deserved blue ribbon! I cannot describe how disappointed I was with the dq of the winter shot...

Til hamingju Lárus! Vel af sér vikið.
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06/13/2006 10:11:34 AM
what a wonderful shot...great job on your ribbon!!!
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06/13/2006 10:08:47 AM
Way to have the last word, huh??? It was one of my favorites the first time -- and this one is equally as spectacular! Congratulations on your ribbon -- and complete vindication :)

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06/13/2006 09:35:00 AM
This is simply breathtaking. Congrats on your blue!
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06/13/2006 08:50:39 AM
Tilhamingju drengur vel af verki staðið.
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06/13/2006 08:42:10 AM
Til hamingju með þetta. Og mikið svakalega grunaði mig
að þetta væri mynd eftir þig.
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06/13/2006 08:33:55 AM
nice one mate! fantastic photo. Just natural light?
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06/13/2006 08:27:44 AM
Both versions are just magnificent, it's incredibly.

You should do a spring and fall version too :P
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06/13/2006 08:19:49 AM
Congrats on an excellent shot and a blue ribbon. This photo has great depth and wonderful tones.
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06/13/2006 08:17:29 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats!
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06/13/2006 07:47:54 AM
Nice shot. Congrats on your Blue.
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06/13/2006 07:33:52 AM
Congratulations on your well diserved Blue. My pick for the top. Van
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06/13/2006 07:29:39 AM
awesome job, my friend!
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06/13/2006 07:07:18 AM
Til lukku. Fín mynd, betri en sú fyrri.
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06/13/2006 07:07:00 AM
Great work, congrats!
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06/13/2006 06:34:52 AM
Vá, frábær mynd, til hamingju eina ferðina enn;-)
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06/13/2006 06:26:09 AM
this one is really a great work, many compliments!
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06/13/2006 05:56:35 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon Larus, this is a stunning photo. I'm really happy to see you won the blue ribbon, what a master piece!

Kristina, if you ever get tierd of Iceland, you're *very* welcome to come pose in Norway! ;-)

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06/13/2006 04:41:44 AM
Congrats on a fine finish with a fine image.
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06/13/2006 04:17:36 AM
great Take II ribbon. well deserved
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06/13/2006 04:13:26 AM
wow this is a stunning photo. excellent.
mH
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06/13/2006 03:20:27 AM
You could say this is a double victory after the other one :o) So congrats x2 Lárus, great job - well, like always.. Glæsileg mynd, litirnir brilliant.
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06/13/2006 03:14:30 AM
Til lukku með þetta kappi.
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06/13/2006 02:05:42 AM
Congrats. A really great shot, yada, yada, yada. :)
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06/13/2006 01:43:30 AM
Jeez, you'd think someone would stop & give her a lift! LOL
What could I say that hasn't been said (besides what I just said above)? This is fantastic! But so was your original. And so are the others in your portfolio. I'm moving you up to the "intermediate" league. ;-) Congrats!
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06/13/2006 01:39:48 AM
All I have to say is yup,

Yup.

Looks straight outta a movie- except an incredibly well lit movie mind you.

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06/13/2006 01:25:39 AM
Well done. I am pleased this one ribboned. Your original was disqualified from the first challenge I got first in. It will stay with me.
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06/13/2006 12:59:53 AM
I love you.

:P
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06/13/2006 12:43:03 AM
wow, congratulations Larus! nice work, and sorry, but I can't decide which one I like better, they are both fantastic!
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06/13/2006 12:40:47 AM
Absolutely beautiful... congratulations on the blue for a truly wonderful shot :)
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06/13/2006 12:37:29 AM
This is an amazing photo. The composition, lighting and color adjustment could not have been better. You are truely worthy of the blue, congrats.
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06/13/2006 12:34:42 AM
Congrats Larus. No one could improve more than going from a DQ to a Blue, both are fine images.
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06/13/2006 12:24:33 AM
I really glad this picture won! The lighting is perfect and the model looks beautiful! It tells a great story. Congrats!!!
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06/13/2006 12:21:40 AM
Congrats on blue. Excellent shot.
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06/13/2006 12:17:41 AM
Sweetness! From a DQ to this! Great shot bud!
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06/13/2006 12:17:39 AM
I loved this one! Congratulations! Now you can go into semi-retirement....? (I guess that's like saying "I can die now!" ha)

Message edited by author 2006-06-13 00:18:06.
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06/13/2006 12:14:27 AM
Thoroughly, thoroughy deserved Larus. After your dq on a similar shot, this one deserved to win. Excellent in every way.
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06/13/2006 12:13:14 AM
Nicely done! IN all respects a better image than the original, plus the vignetting is legal in advanced editing :-)
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06/13/2006 12:08:41 AM
Fantastic shot - congrats on the blue (again). ;-)
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06/13/2006 12:08:03 AM
A very appealing shot, congratulations.
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06/13/2006 12:07:07 AM
Awesome job!! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 11:45:19 PM
Eye catching! Well done!
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06/12/2006 11:33:19 PM
Love it!!!! Excellent light and dof. Love that warm light. Great work.
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06/12/2006 10:57:49 PM
I really like this photo. I guess some people may find the colouring a little too warm but I think it really adds to the photo. Nice balanced lighting on the model too. Good luck with this one!
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06/12/2006 10:01:55 PM
One of the more striking photos in this challenge. The DOF and processing really work in this pic. Squre crop is also interesting and effective.
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06/12/2006 10:00:02 PM
Larus you ribbon hog. Ok, maybe the pickings were slim but you chose this one? About the only thing you improved upon the original was you showed more skin! :P
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06/12/2006 02:50:06 PM
Excellent!
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06/12/2006 02:25:19 PM
Wonderful shot. It looks like she's walking right out of the photo. Really nicely done. Bravo!
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06/12/2006 02:12:35 PM
Beautiful warm light. I really like the Summer/Spring take on the shot. As good maybe even better than the first take.
Minor nitpick, perhaps dodging the eyes just a bit, to bring them out more since they are kinda dark.
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06/11/2006 11:45:07 PM
beautiful color, i like how the model stands out
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06/11/2006 11:25:30 PM
I love the light in this. DOF is perfect. Seems vast behind her... 10
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06/11/2006 01:59:21 PM
Hey, now you have a matched set! Love the contrasts in season, dress, and even model in that one has light hair, one dark. Still love the original, by the way, but this makes a very fitting counterpart.
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06/11/2006 12:30:55 AM
Wow. love the blur.
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06/09/2006 01:27:07 PM
Very good, color is outstanding.
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06/09/2006 07:35:56 AM
This is SO going to ribbon! good luck!
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06/08/2006 11:12:26 PM
this is an awesome shot, very cool visual effect, it really seems to feel like the title. Great job....9
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06/08/2006 07:51:18 PM
WOW!

What an absolute brilliant shot.
I have been marking these for a while but this stands out a mile.
Great focus and i love the way you have isolated her from the background.
OUTSTANDING

Taking as a favotite.

Good luck
If this doesn't win then there is no justice.

Kev
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06/08/2006 07:50:36 PM
Looks like Iceland and a beautiful Icelandic girl.
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06/08/2006 05:41:06 PM
Your title fits the picture perfectly since there's nothing close to her except emptiness. Good DOF to keep the focus on the subject.
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06/08/2006 03:42:23 PM
Love this image! She's so pretty ;)
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06/08/2006 01:22:22 PM
I really like this photo...fantastic lighting and she's is so crisp in the picture.
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06/08/2006 05:49:29 AM
This could be on the cover of a magazine - very professional image. 9.
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06/08/2006 12:25:38 AM
strong photo. Well framed, focused, lit.
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06/07/2006 10:19:12 PM
Very moody image...I like it.
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06/07/2006 03:54:36 PM
This is one of my favorites beautiful. 10
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06/07/2006 01:25:10 PM
Aha :o) Very nicely done... You really get the feeling that the girl, for some reason, has been left alone out in the open.. Love the golden colors, cropping and feeling of this picture :o)
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06/07/2006 07:35:30 AM
This works for me.....
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06/06/2006 09:50:18 PM
Beautiful woman! Love it ;)
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06/06/2006 09:11:09 PM
I love the color in this photo.
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06/06/2006 06:47:50 PM
Wow Larus! This shot is completely different but at the same time it's the same. I love both of them.
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06/06/2006 05:16:46 PM
Simply breathtaking in every respect!
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06/06/2006 02:33:08 PM
me like!!!

9
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06/06/2006 02:19:40 PM
Wow, on the incredible tones of this photo. Very nice!
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06/06/2006 01:43:59 PM
I can't describe how much I like this one. It must be the serene mood or the fact that she's walking right in front of me that draws me into this image. Hmm, I can't find the right words for it in English. I hope you understand what I mean.

Anyway, awesome photo. I hope it gets a good score. Added to favorites.
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06/06/2006 12:28:26 PM
Just perfect. 10
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06/06/2006 10:42:23 AM
breathtaking. very nice.
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06/06/2006 09:30:33 AM
Won't get a DQ this time Larus.
I actually like Out of nowhere better. The black on snow-swept white had more impact.
Still an excellent shot - 8
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06/06/2006 09:04:06 AM
This deserves a ribbon! Love the girl the red the sky the mood the pose the edit the composition the square crop the contrast the intensity the impact as soon as you see it...10
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06/06/2006 08:50:03 AM
I hate to say this but her outfit is wrong for this pic. This is a wonderful idea and a great pic but the colors just detract my eye. I'm not going to let that affect my score though. I'm not saying her outfit is bad (she's definitely a very attractive woman) but something just doesn't fit right with the colors. 8
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06/06/2006 07:58:01 AM
great shot in all ways
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06/06/2006 07:43:20 AM
Lárus I asume?!
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06/06/2006 07:27:13 AM
I liked Out of nowhere better but this is just such a different photo.. I like this very much to, the dof is great! Gott með þig Lárus :)
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06/06/2006 04:56:33 AM
Brilliant shot.
Lovely perspective, lovely colours, and the focus is just perfect.
Some people might give the old 'rule of thirds' debate but i think this is brilliant with subject right in the middle.
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06/06/2006 04:29:36 AM
he he! nice one mate! (10)
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06/06/2006 03:29:18 AM
Six days from now if this isn't on the front page, I will be rather surprised.
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06/06/2006 01:09:42 AM
Very cool - Very moving - and a very beautiful model - 10
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06/06/2006 12:55:02 AM
Beautiful model, nice color, and great enviroment! Everything looks great. I love the shallow DOF as well. Straight to my favs.
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06/06/2006 12:26:06 AM
Good thing the rules are advanced editing this time- it killed me before to see the previous version go, even though I feel you shouldn't have been DQ'D.

Hope you win this time :-)
aaaannnd this better be Larus. hah

10

-JL
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06/06/2006 12:09:16 AM
Good stuff. Maybe the light is creating the golden color of the skin, but man, this is really nice.
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