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Challenge: Pop Culture (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Studio Laugavegur, Iceland
Date: Mar 23, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2007

Well I kindof wanted to emitate the style of David LaChapelle and this was the best I could do. Some of you might recognize Lilja, she modeled for me as well in the first week of my picture a project, the shot I used in the black and white portrait II challenge. Henny took care of the makeup for this one as usual, incidentally was trying out a new line from MAC makeup called "Barbie" :)

I really like this one, think it will not score better than 6.2 as I guess itīs an easy target for the DNMC voting crowd, as far as I am concerned it fitīs the challenge perfectly but I can understand voters who wonīt agree with me with this particular shot.

Lighting is 4 lights and a silver reflector, one big softbox from the front, two honeycombs from behind and one to light up the backround, the reflector was held by her pointed upwards, you can see it reflected in her eyes (actually my silhouette as well).

Post processing was kindof a lot, spent about 90 minutes processing it wich is a lot more than I usually spend on DPC challenge entries. First raw conversion, then dyed the backround pink and while the bubblegum was blue, it was too transparent and soft blue so I punched up the color there as well. I know the pink dying of the backround bleeds over on her hair and shoulders, I didnīt intend to do it that way at first but I accidentally dyed some of her hair and I thought it looked cool, like the backlight had a pink color filter on it so I decided to keep it that way. Went over the text with the burn tool with a high setting to darken it a bit, curves for contrast and sharpened and added frame after resizing.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.9947
Avg (commenters): 7.8095
Avg (participants): 6.6939
Avg (non-participants): 7.0993
Views since voting: 13700
Views during voting: 756
Votes: 190
Comments: 56
Favorites: 24 (view)


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04/06/2007 04:58:55 AM
Töff, dálítið í stíl við Smáralindarmyndirnar =)
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04/05/2007 09:37:30 AM
Congratulations! Another fab image, til hamingju Lalli..
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04/03/2007 08:50:37 PM
til hamingju :)
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04/03/2007 06:45:32 PM
"Go Larus, its your birthday, not really, but your rockin!!!" Well done, really like the difference in color and the creativity of your shot. LOVE that you got Korn in there, a personal favorite. Great lighting and well done GQ. Congrats on the Ribb.
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04/03/2007 11:35:10 AM
I love this because it's very creative and colorful. Nobody else thought of this, so it's a nice original idea. The color is vibrant and the eyes are sharp. The whole thing really pulls you in. And theres no way I'd be able to think of so many different brands and companies to write down. Congratulations.
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04/03/2007 07:43:32 AM
Glæsileg mynd! Til hamingju.
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04/02/2007 07:32:55 PM
I think this is a fantastic pop culture interpretation!
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04/02/2007 07:03:20 PM
Congrats Larus. Outstanding work as always. VERY COOL!
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04/02/2007 06:49:49 PM
Wow amazing concept, I love it.
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04/02/2007 05:00:25 PM
Very cool! Congratulations on the Ribbon!!
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04/02/2007 04:51:10 PM
Very nice but will that score get you to the photobowl.
I bloody hope not ;-)
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04/02/2007 02:47:55 PM
Great shot, love the colours, congrats!
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04/02/2007 12:53:47 PM
Stunning, really stunning! Congrats on the yellow.
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04/02/2007 12:36:21 PM
Genius as always!!
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04/02/2007 10:15:36 AM
congratulations Lárus
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04/02/2007 10:09:44 AM
Congrats Larus!

Þrennan verður að bíða betri tíma!
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04/02/2007 09:26:27 AM
Rass

Fínt að fá einn í safnið :D
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04/02/2007 09:22:22 AM
Congrats on your ribbon Lárus, great shot!
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04/02/2007 08:21:15 AM
THIS PICTURE DEFINETLY SHOULD'VE GOTTEN THE BLUE! IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PIC, THE COLORS, THE GIRL, ETC! GREAT JOB!
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04/02/2007 05:54:09 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon (but won't be enough to beat us in WPL :)
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04/02/2007 05:53:11 AM
A lot of effort in this one, good outcome, congrats.
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04/02/2007 05:06:01 AM
Cool Lárus. Congrats on a nother stunning picture...
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04/02/2007 04:12:25 AM
Til hamingju

Message edited by author 2007-04-02 05:52:11.
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04/02/2007 03:52:41 AM
Very good...
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04/02/2007 03:00:13 AM
nice pop! fits the challenge perfectly, congrats
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04/02/2007 01:34:42 AM
Congrats Larus. I'm not sure I see David LaChapelle in this shot but I do see Larus.
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04/02/2007 12:49:05 AM
Congrats on the yellow! Nice work!
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04/02/2007 12:22:40 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/02/2007 12:20:51 AM
congrats on 3rd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/01/2007 11:01:52 PM
original (and great) idea, wonderful capture
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04/01/2007 12:13:29 AM
This is a great idea. If the brand names were actually graphic logos, this would be a ten.
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03/31/2007 06:14:46 PM
Nice tattoos. :)
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03/31/2007 02:44:36 PM
This model was a good sport. Nice idea.
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03/29/2007 04:27:39 PM
This is AWESOME!!!
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03/29/2007 01:51:11 PM
this doesnt really fit the challenge.
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03/27/2007 11:31:50 PM
Great idea! Love the color choices. Bump to 8.
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03/27/2007 11:01:21 PM
this is awesome, if i could vote id give it a 10 easily.
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03/27/2007 08:54:58 PM
You took a difficult topic and made it your own - literally. Very well done. I love that I can almost see your smile through the bubble-gum (assuming this is you - if not, kudos for convincing someone else to let you draw all over them).
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03/27/2007 03:40:55 PM
I think this shot works really well, the makeup/background/bubble color/etc. all works really well. Nice job!
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03/27/2007 01:15:14 PM
great imagination
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03/27/2007 12:52:23 PM
WOW Those eyes are pin sharp I'd love to know how you got them like this...
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03/27/2007 09:44:22 AM
great idea! and nice colors
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03/27/2007 05:43:47 AM
Good idea, well executed, might be Larus (except it's all in English).
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03/26/2007 10:17:11 PM
Clever idea, but just a tad over done, re the overkill with all those words on her face and neck. Maybe some of the brand names or music band names, of the "pop" era, would have been better.....

Message edited by author 2007-04-02 11:22:53.
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03/26/2007 04:47:54 PM
clever idea, nicely executed
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03/26/2007 04:26:00 PM
nice idea, I have a feeling your ribbon will be the color of her gum. ::crosses fingers:: or I hope at least.
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03/26/2007 10:46:56 AM
Great idea and execution. Lighting is spectacular.
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03/26/2007 10:35:43 AM
very good idea and shot. 8
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03/26/2007 08:57:48 AM
Aside from the editing that gave her pink hair this is pretty good.
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03/26/2007 08:45:07 AM
Love the colours Larus. But the focus and details are really not up to par for your usual work.
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03/26/2007 05:48:20 AM
Larus?
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03/26/2007 01:30:24 AM
My favorite in this challenge. Great pink background. 10
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03/26/2007 12:57:40 AM
Like the vibrant color and the many pop cultures refered to on the Model....8
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03/26/2007 12:53:37 AM
I can only imagine this is Larus. Good color choices.
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03/26/2007 12:47:49 AM
nice
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03/26/2007 12:11:08 AM
best image so far...very good idea, creative...love the lighting and colour
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