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The magic feather
The magic feather
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Challenge: Magic & Mystery (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Reykjavik
Date: Aug 17, 2006
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2006

Used two bowens 500W strobes outside in the garden outside were I live.
Dropped a feather and tried to get the right position and look from the two of them.
Used dry Ice to create the mist in the grass.
Had to clone some grass in the corners and remove container with the ice witch was behind them.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.9217
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.9474
Avg (non-participants): 6.9125
Views since voting: 4117
Views during voting: 609
Votes: 217
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/02/2006 02:33:03 PM
Critique Club Review:

You made the top 10, hard to critique that. Color is well saturated, contrast is great. Exposure is really good. The bits of cloud at the bottom of the picture do compete a bit for attention. The only other technical issue, is that center of interest is about dead center in the frame. A rule of thirds purist would not grade the picture as highly for that reason alone. (I'm not one of them.) But I do think a bit off center would have helped.
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08/31/2006 01:11:52 PM
What a beautiful image! congratulations Arnþór, well done!
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08/29/2006 02:01:31 PM
Lovely picture Arnþór. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/28/2006 07:50:23 AM
Such beautiful innocence in this photo. Unique with magical feel. Great photo!
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08/28/2006 07:49:40 AM
another wonderful image from you Arnthor...wow, Iceland Rules the planet again!

I love your work...congrats on a top 10...I thought this would go higher...
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08/28/2006 04:20:35 AM
Wonderful shot Arnþór. Congrats on your high finish.
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08/28/2006 01:45:26 AM
So close! Good job!
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08/28/2006 12:42:55 AM
Lovely and delicate appealing to our highest feelings. Congratulations on your 6th place finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/27/2006 08:28:21 PM
My top pick. I find this totally whimsical and engaging. Good luck!
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08/27/2006 06:42:04 AM
Very interesting setup and composition. Creative and well done. Bumping up.
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08/27/2006 12:23:07 AM
Excellent composition, lighting is good and the subjects are wonderful to look upon. As a gaze upon this photo I feel like I am observing a Greek goddess teaching her young son how to control the magic that flows through their viens. The levitating feather is just one lesson his mother seeks to teach him as he attains greater powers as he approachs apotheosis. The photo is wonderfully presented, creative, and very unique in this challenge. I do believe I will see this in the top 10. Wonderful work.
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08/26/2006 03:38:39 PM
I like the colors but I'm not quite sure whats happening. I think I would like it better without the boy.
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08/26/2006 12:31:51 PM
Great capture for Maic and Mystery. Wonderful expressions on the both your models. Good Luck!
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08/25/2006 06:54:58 PM
I like the perspective looking down on the subjects, although I am a bit distracted by the out of focus objects in the bottom-right, and just over her left shoulder.
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08/25/2006 01:52:31 PM
This is just simply beautiful!! Very Nice!!! 10
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08/25/2006 09:53:55 AM
Interesting image. Makes the viewer stop and try to figure it out - which is a good thing. ;^) Nice composition and your POV makes this work. Lighting/exposure is well done for a subject with lighter tones. The primary point of interest in this for me is the second (smaller) person, rather than the feather as the title implies. Hope this does well for you. Good luck! ;^)
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08/24/2006 11:40:19 PM
Just beautiful.
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08/24/2006 05:58:39 AM
Excellent!
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08/23/2006 10:37:34 PM
Interesting angle and nice idea with the floating feather. The models' expressions work, too, and sell the idea that it's magical. Not sure about the tight crop on the left and empty space on the right. 6.
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08/23/2006 08:38:26 AM
i gave this one a ten. the overall effect of the shot is fantastic; it has such a high quality feel about it, and is really elegant in a tragi-greek kind of way. costumes are brilliant. the effort and attention to detail obvious. couple of minor composition quibbles; it does feel a little cramped within the frame, and it is also impossible to tell if the feather is a woah! monster size job balancing on the girls hand, or a small feather floating down towards them with her reaching out to catch it. but neither point detracts from the overall stonkiness of the picture. fantiastic stuff.
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08/23/2006 01:13:46 AM
A great combination of elements with convincing subjects.
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08/22/2006 03:50:19 PM
This is a nice unique and fresh take! Great job, well done!
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08/22/2006 03:40:29 AM
Beautiful! ...not perfect, but still beautiful
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08/22/2006 12:31:48 AM
Looks like something from one of the DPC Masters. Kiwiness? Larus?
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08/21/2006 09:42:34 PM
Something about the pose of the boy. I like everything else, but as I mentioned not sure about the pose.
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08/21/2006 08:44:11 PM
This is excellent. I love it. The blur to the bottom right of the phto is a bit distracting but that is minor. I am still rating this photo high.
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08/21/2006 07:06:15 PM
Creative and well shot. I'm not positive about the composition, but I can't quite suggest something better. The two robes seem to get lost together and it makes the two look like they are wearing some bizarre toga for two. Technicals are nicely done though. I don't mind the highlights. 6
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08/21/2006 04:13:36 PM
Wonderfully magical and mysterious, one of my top 3 picks...A ribbon...but what colour? 10
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08/21/2006 01:23:43 PM
This is a beautiful image and wonderfully done. My only complaint is how the child is sitting, looks weird/unnatural.
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08/21/2006 05:14:17 AM
I wish I were a member so I could vote. This image stopped me mid-click. Beautiful... really very nice.
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08/21/2006 03:41:37 AM
this has a real magic forrest look and is really well done...my only question is 'what is the purpose of the blonde dude?' looks like he is coming out of her side like a siamese twin...I would have sent him home and concentrated on making a sensational image of her as she is stunning and has that real mystical look...the feather is superb, so is the lighting, I also like the out of focus bits at the front...I am going to give you 9
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08/21/2006 02:24:18 AM
good creation, that tells a magic story
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08/21/2006 12:47:53 AM
Very cool and ethereal. I love the imaginative approach. Soft and faerie like. Nicely done.
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