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Challenge: Norman Rockwell (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Sep 23, 2012
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2012


[Sep. 30th, 2012 03:55:46 PM]

I am not really fond of Rockwell's illustrations, but well, this challenge sounded like a good way to get some fun on a rainy Sunday. At this stage, I had no clear idea of the result I wanted to reach, but some studying convinced me I should depict a common situation yet somehow funny, use a light yellow-ish background (despite my personal preference for dark backgrounds), and simple but well saturated colors for the main characters. So my wife and I went for some shopping, and we found this old-looking apron, some red-squared fabric, and suspenders. From there, I remembered the home-made jam my mother gave us a few weeks before, and we agreed to shoot this "Making Jam" scene.

We tried to compose the photo so that both of our expressions were visible. The white background I used is not very wide, so the possibilities were a bit limited. We took about 50 shots, and simply chose the one were our faces looked convincing enough. I processed it during a couple of hours, and that was it.

Thank you all for your comments and votes! I'm glad some found it a bit funny. And thanks to my mum for the jam!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 35
Avg (all users): 7.3282
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6818
Avg (non-participants): 7.4587
Views since voting: 2592
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 131
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/05/2012 03:08:26 PM
cool pick dose not apply to challenge
10/02/2012 06:05:28 PM
Great expressions on both of you ;) Congratulations on a strong finish Christophe- I like it!
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10/02/2012 02:00:54 AM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Congrats, Christophe!! But you left out the most important part -- what type of jam???


Thank you. Raspberry!
10/01/2012 09:02:04 PM
Congrats, Christophe!! But you left out the most important part -- what type of jam???
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10/01/2012 12:17:03 PM
Wonderful interpretation of a Rockwell - congrats on top 5! Perfect idea, costumes, pose, and expressions!
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10/01/2012 08:46:28 AM
Congratulations I gave this a 10 :)
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10/01/2012 06:54:04 AM
Congrats on the HM!
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10/01/2012 03:03:49 AM
Still think it's a wonderful shot - an interpretation of NR's work instead of a remake.... congrats on fifth!
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10/01/2012 01:49:31 AM
Congrats on the HM, Cristophe. Nice touch of humour - very Rockwellian image.
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10/01/2012 01:10:41 AM
You held back. Thanks. :)
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10/01/2012 12:26:01 AM
Completely in the spirit of Rockwell. Congratulations on top five.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2012 02:04:30 AM
Perfect gestures and mimik art (especially the raised eyebrow of the "tester")! Would perhaps have covered the jam jars with cloth of a brighter colour to emphasize them
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09/28/2012 06:05:15 PM
Cette image est typiquement française. Comment ça va la confiture?! J'espère que c'est vraiment bien!

back to me, the slightly blown highlight on your elbow and the off yellow of the background is a slight let down for your normal level of perfection. 8
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09/26/2012 10:05:38 PM
Very nice idea and great shot.
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09/26/2012 08:18:48 PM
OOhhhhh..... are you in trouble or what??? Mr. Rockwell would have been proud....
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09/26/2012 03:10:23 PM
:)
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09/26/2012 11:47:53 AM
Attention aux doigts Christophe!
Your wife is a riot!
(as a side note, perhaps a little grain would have taken it into a more Rockwellian realm)
well done!
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09/26/2012 03:27:01 AM
one of my top two picks - obviously you've studied rockwell as you've got the colors, pose, subject matter, and for me (above all) the postures of the models which is SO important to his work. this is cracking and all done in advanced! ;)
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09/26/2012 12:32:17 AM
top 5
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09/25/2012 09:53:09 PM
Another top image Gyaban; love your wife's expression.
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09/25/2012 03:11:59 AM
You're just too french to imitate americans - which is good for you - but I doubt will be honored. I like the idea, but this seems to be excuted in a hurry, overall quite flat and lacks finesse.
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09/24/2012 05:06:00 PM
An excellent render.
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09/24/2012 03:41:38 PM
Christophe! Get your grubby little paws out of there!!! Great work as always :-)
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09/24/2012 11:05:07 AM
Perfect! Especially like the wife's hairstyle, posture, and expression.
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09/24/2012 10:57:33 AM
Too cute, Christophe!

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09/24/2012 08:39:45 AM
Nice going.
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09/24/2012 12:15:03 AM
Nicely done, Christophe :-)
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