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lightelves
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Reykjavík, Heiðmörk
Date: Apr 27, 2008
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1.6 sec
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

I made this image for a final project in school in spring 2008. The theme for the project was "fairytale" or "adventure" (we have the same word for the both words in Icelandic; "Ævintýri"). The theme was chosen by the students. I made two pictures and titled them "Lightelves".

Lit with two Canon 580 flashes, bouncing inside white umbrellas, triggeret with Canon transmitter on camera..
The light elf: The models are holding a small battery powered diode light pointing it towards the lens.
The orange light in the sky is from Reykjavik's city lights.

Models: Helena Mjöll and Dagbjört

The Photoshop work in this picture is minimum, lights are explained here above.
Thank you for all the comments.


Statistics
Place: 235 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0613
Avg (commenters): 6.9600
Avg (participants): 6.0699
Avg (non-participants): 6.0135
Views since voting: 762
Views during voting: 702
Votes: 489
Comments: 59
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/17/2009 11:31:51 PM
When the darkness threatened to take over their very world, two young princesses found themselves in a fight to save their people.

In a battle of light and dark, they would discover within themselves a power to defy a terrifying evil.

Coming soon, the story of the coming together of two sisters and the awakening of a power within, and the evil that was their destiny to try and destroy.

"The Twinning."
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03/17/2009 10:58:00 PM
great use of light.
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03/17/2009 10:02:41 PM
Beautifully staged capture. 8
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03/17/2009 10:02:26 PM
Wow! This is great - dark backgrounds, brightly lit young ladies dressed in white and holding a miniature sun. very, very nice.
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03/17/2009 06:06:21 PM
I feel like I'm in a fantasy land! Creative, quirky and cool! Thanks!
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03/17/2009 04:11:15 PM
Very surreal, interesting, I like this a lot, well executed.
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03/17/2009 02:40:34 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1113 images, I gave 92 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 92, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

Lots and lots of images in this challenge can be grouped, bug macros, sunsets, mountains, lakes, birds, big cats. This shot however stands alone and it really offers something different from the norm. I don't know the technicalities of taking this shot, but I feel that it is let down slightly by a lack of clarity in some areas. Nonetheless, an interesting image.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/17/2009 01:40:55 PM
Lovely fantasy creation
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03/17/2009 02:21:46 AM
Lovely shot.
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03/17/2009 12:47:49 AM
Another for my faves list with this one. I am hard pressed to find anything that is DPC cliche in this shot, so extra pointage for originality.
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03/16/2009 10:41:54 PM
great playful use of light, and lovely set-up...really strong sense of what works here...
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03/16/2009 10:30:44 PM
Very creative!
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03/16/2009 07:17:18 PM
Nice way to "catch the light".
Neat composition.
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03/16/2009 05:50:56 PM
I know who you are.......
Distinctively special.... 8
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03/16/2009 12:48:12 PM
hm interesting idea.... five from me ;D

take care,
brano
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03/16/2009 12:46:04 PM
Wonderful idea, beautifully executed! Great rich tones. Bumping up...
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03/15/2009 11:39:33 PM
creative and well done
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03/15/2009 10:18:12 PM
sweet
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03/15/2009 04:58:45 PM
The clothes, use of light and the background makes this look like a fairytale. Very nice!
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03/15/2009 03:59:22 PM
Nice shot, well composed and well executed. The lighting is nice.
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03/15/2009 12:07:09 PM
cool shot, just the right sky, only issue I see is the bit of lens flare (?) at the light.
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03/15/2009 10:14:33 AM
Interesting and creative.
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03/15/2009 12:24:31 AM
interesting shot, you handled the exposure very well
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03/14/2009 10:10:53 PM
Nice shot, good composition
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03/14/2009 02:37:56 PM
Nice shot. The white dresses is a good choice.
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03/14/2009 11:50:22 AM
wow. This is an unique photo... nicely done.
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03/14/2009 05:38:53 AM
love the lighting
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03/13/2009 11:17:15 PM
fantastic setup i hope you can share what you did
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03/13/2009 09:31:15 PM
Nice placement of the main subject. That the light seems to be (and probably is) the brightest part of the image is very nice. I notice the use of the rule-of-the-thirds. Very good.
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03/13/2009 07:50:24 PM
some additional dodging and burning in the background may add some additional depth :)
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03/13/2009 05:38:00 PM
very interesting...nice colors and tones...
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03/13/2009 04:25:44 PM
This is a quirky shot that might have been shot on the original Star Trek sound stage. One of a kind in this challenge :)
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03/13/2009 03:43:33 PM
Neat idea!
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03/13/2009 01:34:49 PM
This is neat; What is it they're holding? Flashlight?
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03/13/2009 12:54:23 PM
Wow. I love the lighting here. How did you do it, were they holding a stobe?
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03/13/2009 08:46:21 AM
Very nice and a great artistic feel. Its different and different works for me. 9
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03/13/2009 04:01:41 AM
Maybe a bit much scene around the models, an interesting concept that almost comes off
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03/13/2009 12:36:18 AM
Good shot and well balanced lighting.
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03/12/2009 10:40:54 PM
Lovely.
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03/12/2009 07:37:44 PM
this has a fairy tale feel to it, love how the light illuminates the faces and girls
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03/12/2009 05:45:56 PM
I love this capture. the sky is the neatest color and the girls, er elves, are beautiful.
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03/12/2009 05:24:17 PM
What a fun, magical picture! I love the selective lighting around the ground and behind them - it really adds depth. The girls are adorable and engaging, great body positions. My only nit is that the edge where the sky/mountains meet is a little murky.
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03/12/2009 12:50:22 PM
This is a 10 to me. Great job!!
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03/12/2009 12:12:03 PM
great shot
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03/12/2009 09:29:48 AM
Great concept, nicely done. Congratulations!!
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03/12/2009 04:31:44 AM
Very unique and memorable!
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03/11/2009 08:37:03 PM
This makes the viewer stop and think. Congrats.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 08:23:00 PM
A good storytelling photo.
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03/11/2009 05:36:38 PM
what an odd photo. i love the old dresses, and he eerie light, and the background that seems to fit just perfectly. great sunset lighting too
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03/11/2009 04:46:32 PM
I am not sure what to make of this? 5
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03/11/2009 04:43:23 PM
Incredibly captured, would do well on a fantasy novel cover.
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03/11/2009 04:36:45 PM
Very cool shot. Has a great fantasy like feel to it.
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03/11/2009 01:05:19 PM
interesting shot, slightly strange but interesting! :)
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03/11/2009 10:39:26 AM
This is a little gem. Love the magic!
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03/11/2009 10:12:26 AM
Great concept and execution. I really like this.
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03/11/2009 10:07:42 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/11/2009 07:40:58 AM
That's pretty cool. In fact, it took me a moment to notice the odd color of the sky which I feel is an important element to the 'otherworldly' sense of the image.
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03/11/2009 02:28:42 AM
Nice, almost Tolkienesque
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03/11/2009 12:38:06 AM
Has a cool fairy tale quality to it.
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