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Challenge: Wind II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Studio Grandi, Iceland
Date: Oct 25, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2006

Not taken with this challenge in mind, I actually wasn´t really aware of this challenge at the time it was shot even though I read about it on monday the 23rd of October, I just put it out of my mind and really only noticed it earlier today and thought, "well there are only 80 submissions so far and I know took some shots of Linda with a fan blowing her hair so why not submit one of those shots to this challenge"

As usual, Henny came along and took care of the makeup and helped me stylize this photoshoot, in this particular shot she held the fan just out of the frame. Oh and this is the same Linda that modeled for me in the Free Study XII.

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Lit with three lights and one reflector. One with barn doors behind her for hairlight, one big softbox in front of her and one on her left side at low power to give some fill lighting and a reflector from below, also for fill light.

As for processing, up with contrast and down with saruration, selective curves adjustment on the backround, vignetting added, cloned out two-three dust spots and brightened up the eye.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.2471
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 6.8370
Avg (non-participants): 7.4785
Views since voting: 7285
Views during voting: 673
Votes: 255
Comments: 58
Favorites: 21 (view)


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11/09/2006 02:38:45 PM
Congrats on your 4th place with this beautiful shot!
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11/07/2006 05:34:49 AM
You just missed out my friend...you are so good at these portraits...your learning must be working..hope you are well...congrats on 4th
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11/06/2006 06:18:37 PM
Congrats on this ribbon worthy 4th place! Beautiful portrait so expertly done!
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11/06/2006 12:57:31 PM
I pictured this entry as a Blue... Congrats on your 4th!
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11/06/2006 11:33:32 AM
Amazing work as always, congratulations on your 4th.
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11/06/2006 10:43:40 AM
Congrats on your high finish Larus. Gave this a ten and thought it was out of this world. Great job!
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11/06/2006 04:12:56 AM
I was pretty sure this was you, Lárus. Or at least it was Linda! Congrats on your fourth place and high score.
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11/06/2006 03:16:51 AM
Thats one helluva portrait, 7.2 but no cigar, thats tough
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11/06/2006 01:17:46 AM
You come back and all you can do is 4th? Geez, did they teach you how to lose? :P
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11/06/2006 01:10:33 AM
A most impressive and piercing image. Congratulations on your 4th place.
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11/06/2006 12:06:05 AM
dang, so close. a fantastic image Larus, as always. grats on the top-5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 08:38:14 PM
Instant appeal with a pleasant glance and then that hair winding about the face. Bump.
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11/05/2006 02:32:30 PM
Very pretty model
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11/05/2006 10:53:32 AM
like the eye framed by the hair (adds a bit of mystery and interest) -- one of my favorites this challenge
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11/05/2006 04:48:07 AM
very cool shot.
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11/04/2006 11:54:27 PM
Return for comment. Great shot overall, nice and sharp and with a good windy feel to it. Good luck!
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11/04/2006 12:12:52 AM
Beauty and style to the max. A very classy entry and one of my favs. Nicely done! Nope... gotta give the 10.
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11/03/2006 08:23:34 PM
back for comments. Very good lighting. I like the fact that there's not distraction ( hair ) on her eyes. The vignetting seems a bit overdone IMO
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11/03/2006 07:03:38 PM
Beautiful model and great capture of the wind in her hair, well set up hope you do well. 8
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11/03/2006 06:15:02 PM
Returning for comment:

Beautiful shot in every way. Amazing detail in her eye, the pose is perfect for the title of the shot. 10 from this voter and a fav.
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11/03/2006 10:30:21 AM
Great lighting (including the vignetting) and choice of background color. Love the punch of her eye.
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11/02/2006 06:45:45 PM
Nice demonstation of wind. I like the way it's whipping across her face and the simple background.
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11/02/2006 04:56:41 PM
Good portait - good wind - 7
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11/02/2006 12:22:58 PM
Gorgeous. I love the sharpness of the face, and the model's eye colour.
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11/02/2006 01:33:44 AM
Beautiful work ;)
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11/01/2006 11:56:03 PM
Great job on the lighting - Her left sholder is a little bright but it still a great image.
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11/01/2006 08:02:31 PM
Very nicely done. Lighting, pose, compostions all fantastic. Meets challenge very well and you have a lovely model with classic beauty.
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11/01/2006 03:13:10 PM
Excellent job! High Score!
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11/01/2006 09:35:01 AM
your main light could have been turned down just a little, excellent otherwise.
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11/01/2006 01:01:37 AM
gorgeous
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10/31/2006 11:59:44 PM
If this doesn't ribbon, I'll be stunned.
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10/31/2006 11:02:41 PM
Nice use of both light and wind. Gorgeous model.
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10/31/2006 09:55:45 PM
Very nice. Great lighting.
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10/31/2006 07:35:39 PM
Great Image, Best I've seen. 1st place
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10/31/2006 07:21:20 PM
Splendid portrait. Could've used just a little more wind though, so the hair in the back got more movement.
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10/31/2006 01:10:38 PM
Beautiful image. Excellent job!
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10/31/2006 12:14:54 PM
simple and effective. bumping up
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10/31/2006 10:08:09 AM
i like it
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10/31/2006 09:45:53 AM
It's a wonderful shot - just feels so contrived for this challenge.
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10/31/2006 08:54:25 AM
Her expression adds so much to this.
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10/30/2006 09:08:48 PM
nice lighting 8
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10/30/2006 07:43:49 PM
Just beautyful
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10/30/2006 07:29:40 PM
Now this is an image I dream of being able to take some day. Perfect.
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10/30/2006 04:27:21 PM
Gorgeous shot. Great work with light. I don't think the vignette was necessary here. I would have preferred to see the blue carry on to the edges of the frame, however, it doesn't lessen the fact that this is a stunning image, well worth a ribbon.
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10/30/2006 03:21:01 PM
This is an excellent shot
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10/30/2006 03:13:09 PM
This is a lovely photo, I'm sure it will do very well. For me, the top of the head being cut off is such a flaw. I know it is the "style" for portaits now but I don't like it.
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10/30/2006 11:15:40 AM
Larus?
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10/30/2006 10:26:15 AM
very nice
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10/30/2006 09:43:03 AM
Good Luck!!! I love this picture it has awesome colors and a great display of "wind".
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10/30/2006 08:01:34 AM
Great eye. I like the lighting too. You might get hits from some purists because it appears to be more of a studio type shot, than outside in a truly "windy" environment.
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10/30/2006 07:52:26 AM
Great portrait will do well
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10/30/2006 07:42:01 AM
This certainly is striking. You've nailed the lighting, the colurs and the comp.

It's shots like this that made me get into this in the first place.

My first 10 in 46 images.

Good luck.
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10/30/2006 06:13:45 AM
This is the picture I'm not good enough to take. Congratulations, I smell a ribbon
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10/30/2006 02:51:59 AM
well, enjoy your ribbon :)
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10/30/2006 01:41:49 AM
10...love the colour, composition, eye contact, background and the title...lighting etc...I cannot fault this image and it deserves a top score
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10/30/2006 12:51:01 AM
Though I do not do portraits myself, I have great appreciation when they are done well and this is the case here. I would challenge anyone to dismiss this from being a ribbon contender. I'd say this is one of only a handful of images I've every given a 9 and it deserves it. I hope you enjoy the blue ribbon!
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10/30/2006 12:27:00 AM
Welcome back Larus. Super visual as always but I think I like your older version of this better.
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10/30/2006 12:12:45 AM
Awesome shot, I am not sure about the background color though, 9
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