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Charlie Chaplin "The Golden Rush"
Charlie Chaplin "The Golden Rush"
LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Scene It! (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portraits
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Aug 28, 2006
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90s
Galleries: Vintage, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2006

Famous scene of Charlie "dancing" with two rolls and forks. Did not have rolls handy, so had to use pieces of french bread instead.

I know, I know, I don't quite look like Charlie Chaplin, but I did my best with readily available resources... :)

post challenge:
so close! This is my 4th 4th :)

apparently (at least, according to a few comments), I do look like Charlie Chaplin, who knew?

and yes, I noticed my typo in the movie title (should've been "The Gold Rush", of course) just when the voting started, it was too late to change.I guess I was in a rush myself :)
Surprizingly, only two people pointed out my mistake...


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.1546
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9020
Avg (non-participants): 7.1901
Views since voting: 7665
Views during voting: 653
Votes: 414
Comments: 52
Favorites: 11 (view)


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11/13/2008 03:54:20 PM
Just to let you know, when I wander through my favorites page, I enjoy periodically revisiting this one.
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05/10/2007 12:50:05 PM
Adrian, thanks for the nice comment! You are exactly right - I do look more like middle-aged Einstein here than Charlie Chaplin. In fact this should not be entirely surprising to me since my dad (who incidentally is a physicist as well) looks a lot like Einstein in his later years.
05/10/2007 02:45:01 AM
Lev - I got here from your comments from another shot, and think you have great skill as a photographer. Most impressive work on this site. Do you do photography professionally? I think you should. You have a lot of Photogrphic flair, and it's lovely photographs with excellent control and the right levels in all the shots I have seen of yours

I will keep an eye on your work - I am sure I will learn a lot

I like this shot, and remember the scene from the film - I think you look more like Albert Einstein than Chaplin, but the idea is definately a good one.

All the best for your future
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01/30/2007 07:04:34 PM
How wonderfully creative and emotive! Bravo!
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09/25/2006 05:35:57 PM
Very nice lighting and tones. The plate should not be black? and there should be plates and glasses to the left and right. From what I remember of the original scene, it was very tight at the table. He was acting this scene very compactly, with both elbows tucked in; the model (you?) is too comfortable in this picture. Perhaps I don't remember the original well. :) But what a great choice for the challenge!
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09/07/2006 06:26:13 PM
Congrats on the 4th place, excellent shot!
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09/07/2006 07:19:47 AM
Congratulations on this shot!! I love the lighting, the mood, the setup... Excellent!!
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09/06/2006 09:37:35 PM
Lev, I love this image - perfectly executed, and yes, you do look like Chaplin. Ain't nothin' wrong with 4th round these parts, neither.
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09/06/2006 05:34:12 PM
Well done. Congrats on 4th.
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09/06/2006 10:59:00 AM
Hey Lev, great image... Congrats on 4th.
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09/06/2006 01:52:19 AM
This should have ribboned. Just wonderful.
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09/06/2006 01:51:15 AM
A great study and done with very good taste. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 01:32:47 PM
I absolutley love it. The model is perfect, as is the expression. Great job and I also really like the simple lighting!
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09/05/2006 07:05:40 AM
wow!!! excellent!!!
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09/05/2006 12:08:00 AM
great choice and portrayal. fabulous photo, 10.
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09/04/2006 09:34:19 PM
Very well done, best of the challenge!!
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09/04/2006 06:07:21 PM
This is beautiful, who is your model anyway?
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09/04/2006 02:01:53 PM
Great staging. Very realistic. Hope you do well!
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09/03/2006 07:51:37 PM
Easily the best image in the challenge. I love everything about this image, the light, the expression and most important of all, how faithful the image seems to the original. Top marks, this has ribbon all over it in my opinion!
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09/02/2006 08:53:51 PM
Very nice representation from one of my favorite movies, though the title is just The Gold Rush. If I could have photographed it this well, my favorite bit was when they ate the shoe -- Charlie wrapping the shoelaces around his fork like spaghetti ... that shoe was actually fabricated out of licorice.

My mom knew Charlie Chaplin : )
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09/02/2006 05:26:26 PM
10 :) well done
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09/02/2006 04:22:58 PM
good. Nice props and makeup.
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09/02/2006 11:43:10 AM
Lovely... captures the right mood. please note the news paper at the lower right.. a little out of place or distracting.. The B/W post processing is beautiful... 9 for me
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09/02/2006 07:30:06 AM
Excellent set up - but the movie was called "The Gold Rush", as I'm sure many people have pointed out by now.
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09/02/2006 01:38:04 AM
Nice shot
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09/01/2006 11:32:55 PM
I jacked you up to a 10 !
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09/01/2006 04:13:58 PM
Nicely lit and well exposed..really gives that "Early Cinema" feel.
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09/01/2006 03:54:52 PM
WOW!! Love it - Everything about it is wonderful!! My top pick!!
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09/01/2006 06:40:46 AM
please tell us you stuck to BASIC editing, not to loose this chot from the challenge.
BEAUTIFUL!
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08/31/2006 10:51:09 PM
The lighting (even with some slightly hot spots on the face and hand), focus, composition and even the model on this shot are absolutely wonderful. This has a great feel and is worthy of a ribbon. Bumping up to my top pick. 10
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08/31/2006 09:57:09 PM
I used to watch Charlie Chaplin movies with my Grandfather. You have a wonderful photo here that shows the sadness in a man trying to be funny. The role playing is right on the money! The black and white work is perfect!
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08/31/2006 09:07:34 PM
Perfect, absolutely spot on, Id like to see this win.
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08/31/2006 07:32:08 PM
Another 10! Is Charlie Chaplin still alive? This shot captured the true mood of the CC movies. The lighting is superb. Sweet melancholy...Magic! This smells like 'blue'!
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08/31/2006 10:56:20 AM
excellent job! Good to use black and white since any Charlie Chaplin movie was. Perfect 10 to me!
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08/30/2006 08:59:15 PM
very nice use of lighting making this a well done b/w pretty good chaplin too
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08/30/2006 04:21:35 PM
This is the best of the challenge for me. Your model really does look like Charlie Chaplin.
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08/30/2006 03:25:10 PM
superb
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08/30/2006 12:30:38 PM
Hmm... I think I know you.
Very clever and recognizable shot. 10
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08/30/2006 11:11:56 AM
Very good picture, you have recreated this era really well. Should be a top ten.

Back for adding it to my favs.
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08/30/2006 10:12:21 AM
Beautiful lighting.
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08/30/2006 09:51:34 AM
Absolutely superb. A wonderfull recreation.
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08/30/2006 08:44:12 AM
Lovely composition, I really like the editing on this shot, well done :o)
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08/30/2006 08:12:20 AM
Excellent shot. Great idea and well executed. Bumping up.
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08/30/2006 07:01:38 AM
great study...I am not comfortable with the composition...perhaps either a square crop or a rule of thirds deal would have been better...the head is too central for me...that might only be me...but a great image nonetheless...well done 8
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08/30/2006 06:09:27 AM
Nice recreation of a well-known scene.
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08/30/2006 03:45:00 AM
Nicely captured.
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08/30/2006 03:10:42 AM
This is GREAT. One of the classics of cinema. 10!
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08/30/2006 02:30:35 AM
this photo works well and meets the challenge. i'm a chaplin enthusiast (even the Great Dictator). well done.
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08/30/2006 02:11:20 AM
LOL Very smart.
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08/30/2006 01:43:38 AM
oh, man, i loved that scene. great shot, though the 'feet' should have been a little bigger. i really enjoy your processing.
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08/30/2006 12:45:06 AM
Wow... well done. Love the lighting on this one. Nice classical look. 9
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08/30/2006 12:30:15 AM
WOW - what a great recreation. Light might be a smidge hot, but I like it.
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