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The Spy Who Loved Me
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LalliSig


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Challenge: Bond, James Bond (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Studio Laugavegur, Iceland
Date: Dec 2, 2006
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2006

I know, I know, I really should have taken this on some location rather than just having a grey backdrop in a studio but I was pressed for time and so were the models, the exam season is upon us here in Iceland so really we only had a couple of hours to do this on a saturday night.

If I would have had unlimited time, I would have gone to a nightclub and done something totally different there but I´ll just have to save that idea for the "Bond, James Bond II" challenge.

"Bond´s" name is Haukur and the girl is Aldís, sure some of you remember her from my Superstition blue ribbon winner and the recent Light on White III entry. When I thought who I might use as Bond he immediately popped into my head and since I am used to working with Aldís, why not take her along and take fun couples photos of them since they are a couple.

Lit with 4 lights, one for backround, one for hairlight and two softboxes with different strengths from the front.

Post processing was cropping (oringinal shot was full body), vignetting added, b/w conversion with channel mixer and curves and the usual stuff, raw conversion of course.

REALLY did not expect this to ribbon, not that I don´t like the shot, just didn´t think it had the mass appeal to win a challenge here so no complaints here :)

That scratches off the last thing on my "to do list" for 2006, in the nick of time too as we only have like three weeks left of the year, hehe

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.4844
Avg (commenters): 8.8824
Avg (participants): 6.9630
Avg (non-participants): 7.6491
Views since voting: 17274
Views during voting: 769
Votes: 225
Comments: 72
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12/14/2006 12:40:35 PM
Great attention to detail, congratulations!
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12/13/2006 11:57:13 PM
A masterful execution with every detail very well attended. Congratulations on your Blue!
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12/12/2006 08:55:27 PM
Congratulations on your Blue! Wonderful in b/w!
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12/12/2006 11:20:44 AM
Brilliant as usual! :-D
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12/12/2006 03:26:18 AM
Great image, Larus! Congrats on your first ribbon.

...oh wait, I see this isn't your first. Sorry, my bad. ;-)
Ya know, if I had your models and your studio and your camera and your lenses and if I lived in Iceland and had your help setting up the shots, I could easily win as many ribbons as you my friend. :P
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12/11/2006 05:56:45 PM
I think you need to have a holiday Larus. We'll all chip in so you can have a few extra weeks off over christmas.
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12/11/2006 05:18:05 PM
Congratulations Larus! B/W rocks!
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12/11/2006 04:50:48 PM
Very nice work as always Larus, the lighting is spectacular. The models did good, and nothing wrong with the back drop. Maybe a city in the distance would have added a little excitement, but non the less the best shot of this challenge. Congrats again.

Message edited by author 2006-12-11 16:52:30.
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12/11/2006 04:39:56 PM
Til hamingju með bláa. Frábært Lalli þú ert farinn að einoka forsíðuna. :-)
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12/11/2006 01:58:52 PM
Congratulations on winning the blue in a exponentially growing series of recent ribbons. Well done!
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12/11/2006 01:02:36 PM
It's a great shot Larus. I love the nonchalant way the shirt collar is done up. Typical Bond! Congratulations on yet another well deserved win.
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12/11/2006 12:51:51 PM
Loksins borði með B/W

Til lukku
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12/11/2006 11:44:08 AM
congrats..really great portrait here.
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12/11/2006 10:59:05 AM
þú ert heldur betur að taka þessar keppnir í nefið kallinn minn

What are you gonna do for an encore?
Win every single challenge in 2007?
- please don't :)
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12/11/2006 09:54:10 AM
You're on a roll man! Big congrats. You're great!
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12/11/2006 09:12:39 AM
Congrats!!! This is a wonderful shot!!
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12/11/2006 08:32:29 AM
Super! Congratulations!
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12/11/2006 07:43:22 AM
so you did eventually ribbon with a B&W! very nice shot. I am less a fan of the intense head light on the right of the guy though.
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12/11/2006 06:10:58 AM
Congrats on the blue Mr. "I-achieve-all-of-my-goals" Larus ;) Great shot!
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12/11/2006 05:45:32 AM
Blah Blah Blah .... :D
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12/11/2006 05:39:05 AM
Well done here. Maybe the order would in fact have been reversed if I had lights instead of a 20W torchlight. But as it is, yours is right where it belongs. Congrats.
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12/11/2006 03:45:54 AM
Congrats, Lárus. Always knew this would be on top. Professional!
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12/11/2006 02:58:31 AM
Congrats Larus, well deserved ribbon, this one really stands out.
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12/11/2006 01:00:32 AM
congratulations on another winner Larus...your studies are paying off!
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12/11/2006 12:46:16 AM
Congrats for achieving your final goal for this year. Great shot!
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12/11/2006 12:15:23 AM
Right on! This is great. Congrats.
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12/11/2006 12:13:59 AM
Awesome shot, man! That must be tough seeing your name on the front page twice. ;)
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12/11/2006 12:13:28 AM
i knew it was yours when I saw it, congrats on the blue!
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12/11/2006 12:13:17 AM
are you hot or what? congrats great bw
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12/11/2006 12:12:36 AM
there's your b+w ribbon
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12/11/2006 12:11:54 AM
Congrats. Nice b/w shot!
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12/11/2006 12:07:08 AM
Congrats bud. You took me over for 2nd in the ribbon chase and took over 1st in the point chase. A great shot.
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12/11/2006 12:06:06 AM
way to go!
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12/11/2006 12:04:51 AM
well, you were right bud. :D GREAT JOB! you'll be waking up to a great score, and a great finish.

congrats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2006 09:36:58 PM
Nicely done - great pose - looks like it could be a poster or advertisement for the movie. Excellent
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12/10/2006 07:25:46 PM
I like this quite a bit. The tux is a nice touch.
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12/10/2006 03:27:58 PM
Good pose, eyes, suit, dress, gun in garter, lighting, vignette. Nicely done.
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12/10/2006 12:29:24 AM
wow...really nice studio setup...I like the vignetting and the pose...well done, one of the best in the challenge for me
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12/10/2006 12:22:34 AM
Amazing shot! This is the essence of Bond. I think you have a good chance at a ribbon!
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12/09/2006 12:17:15 PM
very nice shot, should be in top ten, if not a ribbon. 10
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12/09/2006 11:21:17 AM
Ein besta bondmyndin! Mér finnst þetta vignetting samt svolítið halærislegt en allt hitt mer mjög gott.
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12/09/2006 08:03:43 AM
classic. However the gun on the leg is overdoing it i think. the whole set up on the leg doesn't belong there. It really looks out of place and is distracting.
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12/09/2006 07:29:55 AM
Powerfull black & white image here.....
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12/09/2006 12:45:45 AM
Nice Lighting
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12/08/2006 01:32:29 PM
Nice recreation of movie poster! :)
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12/08/2006 01:25:39 PM
Great setup, great models, great lighting, great processing. You'd better get a ribbon for this!
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12/08/2006 12:20:52 PM
Add some text and you've got a movie poster working here. :D Very well put together with a strong B/W tonal range and good control of lighting. The pistol in the garter is a nice touch. Nicely done! Good luck in the challenge.
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12/07/2006 08:20:22 PM
Great lighting & expressions.
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12/07/2006 12:39:18 PM
My pick for the blue. Good luck. I wish I had decent lights and a studio (or even an empty wall).
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12/07/2006 12:03:29 PM
Finally. Hope this wins. 10
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12/07/2006 11:53:42 AM
my favorite of the challenge, love the lighting& pose. great image! 10
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12/07/2006 06:39:07 AM
How about the mans face being more mysterious.. like, to highlight the fact that he is a spy and not a cop maybe. And I am also confused about theperson who is the spy.. Excellent portraiture though
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12/06/2006 06:23:30 PM
well done 007....you always get the girl !! 8
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12/05/2006 03:57:34 PM
Awesome, one of my favorites for this challenge.
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12/05/2006 09:47:22 AM
Úllala, ég kannast nú svolítið við þessi tvö. Mikið hrikalega er Haukur flottur sem Bond =) Snilld
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12/04/2006 11:45:54 PM
wow. 10. like, seriously WOW. jesus. this is only the 13th picture I've seen but if this doesn't win I'll be surprised.
MAN THIS PICTURE IS GOOD!
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12/04/2006 09:01:48 PM
Nice work
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12/04/2006 07:51:17 PM
This is amazing.
The only thing that can be inproved on is the backround. It apears that it was a solid color when you took the shot and you burned it in post. Less of the burning wouldve inproved it and maybe a more round vignette too.
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12/04/2006 07:31:50 PM
The garter with pea shooter is a bit much. The imag would have been better without them. Srong image nonetheless.
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12/04/2006 05:02:28 PM
oh
my
god
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perfection
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12/04/2006 04:01:38 PM
larus? well I reckon this has got to win. The rest are complete RUBBISH. lol 10
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12/04/2006 03:03:22 PM
wow, this kicks ass!
a perfect b&w
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12/04/2006 12:11:20 PM
Great image!
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12/04/2006 10:29:42 AM
Great lighting - I like the dramatic shadows. Also, the set up of the two in the image really displays the "Bond" thing well.
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12/04/2006 09:32:28 AM
Well done. Great focus and contrast. I like it. My fav so far.
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12/04/2006 09:27:45 AM
freakin perfect.
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12/04/2006 07:33:23 AM
Hard, contrasty look - Larus? Definately one of the best shots! Your lighting is excellent. I love the gun in her garter. Good luck!
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12/04/2006 06:05:02 AM
Great Picture! Everything works well in this shot! I'll put it up there to get a ribbon! Though im going to be picky (without affecting the high score you're going to get!) pull the tips of the collar down.
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12/04/2006 05:35:58 AM
This has got to be the winner for sure! Sharp shooting!
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12/04/2006 12:47:28 AM
my top pick, nice b&w tones, dramatic image
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12/04/2006 12:41:12 AM
wow..nice image, had to look twice to decipher her left arm from an extension of his jacket, and the lacy white garter somehow seems not to fit with rest of image. This might just ribbon..gl 8
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12/04/2006 12:17:19 AM
Ah Larus, this might be your first ribbon with a black and white. Best I've seen so far.
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