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David
David
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Straumur, Hafnarfjrur
Date: Nov 11, 2006
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

This my friend Dav Smri. Was too late getting this shot as I wanted it to come out, we took it about half an hour after sunset so it was getting pretty dark but it was ok, I just wish I had been there half an hour earlier (my fault) so I could have used a faster shutterspeed and maybe f2.0, this is slightly out of focus and motion blurred viewed in full size.

Lit with a single bowens monolight and a 75 softlite reflector.

Kindof heavy on the pp work, channel mixer for b/w conversion, sky was kindof monotone so I used curves and burn to lighten it up and cause the vignetting, same on the foreground and boosted the contrast WAY up, both in raw conversion and with curves.

Am editing this at about 1 am and have to wake up in a few hours so I am totally lost for a better title than his name, will probably think of a great title in the morning :)

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 424
Avg (all users): 6.8523
Avg (commenters): 8.4211
Avg (participants): 6.8034
Avg (non-participants): 6.9492
Views since voting: 3391
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 176
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/23/2006 01:30:38 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful shot!
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11/21/2006 10:38:43 AM
great shot as usual, larus. very nice.
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11/20/2006 03:25:45 PM
wonderful shot man. Should have known it was you. Outdoor Bowens man
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11/20/2006 09:01:40 AM
A top shot as usual, which you can produce without even trying. I love the lighting.
P.S. I'll remember about the beer if I can ever make it to Iceland. ;-)
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11/20/2006 06:51:39 AM
Good picture and use of light Lárus... You really know what you are doing :o) Good pose on David and a good choice of background... :o)
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11/20/2006 02:33:57 AM
Snilld maður. Þú hefðir átt að lenda ofar.
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11/20/2006 12:53:51 AM
Impressive at first sight and quite compelling! Congratulations on your 10th place.
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11/20/2006 12:34:18 AM
Lots of character in this shot. The model almost seems too young for the shot. Not sure if that makes sense but my thinking is had he been older, more bearded and a bit closer the score goes through the roof. Well that's my lame attempt to critique this. Obviously it scored well as is. Perhaps that black and white ribbon shot is on the horizon.

Message edited by author 2006-11-20 00:35:16.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 11:48:49 PM
A very impressive capture as if from way back in the past. A good vintage flavor.
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11/19/2006 08:31:30 AM
Fantastic portrait!
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11/19/2006 07:03:56 AM
A very strong impact here, with this portrait.
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11/17/2006 04:04:34 PM
Nice work!
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11/15/2006 12:00:47 AM
Awesome light - excellent portrait!
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11/14/2006 09:40:09 PM
Exceptional lighting and/or dodging. 9.
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11/14/2006 09:27:12 PM
You definitely have a winner here!
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11/14/2006 02:16:45 PM
Very dramatic and powerful portrait. Great job!
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11/14/2006 02:10:32 PM
WOW! One of my favorite portraits on this site. the lighting and DOF makes it great.
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11/14/2006 11:04:26 AM
Looks like he is asking to be hit by lightning ==:-O
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11/14/2006 05:18:01 AM
I like the atmosphere created with the out of focus bakdrop in this shot the expression on the subjects face adds mystery and intrigue
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11/14/2006 02:10:51 AM
Very strong portrait. Interesting how dramatic the house in the distance makes it look. Very nice.
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11/13/2006 04:20:47 PM
Possibly my fav!!! Love it!
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11/13/2006 01:07:43 PM
Great portrait, with great post. Love the lighting. strobes?
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11/13/2006 11:53:02 AM
I just cant get over the lighting and the use of DOF, fantastic job - I'd love to talk more with you about your equipment and set-up for this shot !
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11/13/2006 09:08:43 AM
I love the way he stands out from the background but that the background is still important to the feel of this picture. The lighting used on his jeans gives this picture a nice warm glow that I imagine is difficult to do in black and white. I think you have done an amazing job capturing this young man and an even better job capturing a mood. One of my fav's here, 10.
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11/13/2006 08:43:38 AM
Love the drama, one of my top picks :)
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11/13/2006 08:21:16 AM
Strong photo! Great light.
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11/13/2006 05:10:47 AM
excellent shot. Love it. Great processing, composition. Brilliant!(9)
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11/13/2006 02:26:11 AM
great portrait... am guessing Iceland for this...great lighting and editing
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11/13/2006 01:33:32 AM
stunning!
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11/13/2006 12:37:08 AM
This is done so well. If it were a chick in a bikini it would win.
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