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Son of 'Son of Man' (Magritte Revisited)
Son of 'Son of Man' (Magritte Revisited)
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Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: My Kitchen, Trevose, PA
Date: Sep 8, 2002
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2002

The inspiration for this photograph was the Rene Magritte painting 'Son of Man.' The painting can be seen at www.bertc.com/magritte_16.htm. I suspended the apple in front of my face by skewering it on the end of a wooden spoon and holding the spoon in my mouth.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 201
Avg (all users): 6.1642
Avg (commenters): 7.6176
Avg (participants): 6.3916
Avg (non-participants): 5.9160
Views since voting: 6173
Votes: 274
Comments: 39
Favorites: 11 (view)


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11/21/2008 10:27:01 AM
thats fantastic! I actually thought you had put a link to the original in the suggestion thread!
Great idea to hold the apple on a fork in your mouth : )
07/19/2004 08:55:21 PM
Great composition. Well thought out and above all a good tribute to the artist.
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10/02/2002 12:12:00 AM
I'm proud to say people put this much effort into their submissions on the site. Your creativity is not overlooked :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2002 11:13:00 PM
I was wondering how many of these I was going to see. It turned out not many. I like what you did. 6 -lennier
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09/15/2002 10:05:00 PM
Great idea! Magritte is one of my favourite painters (love the one with the pipe). I also submitted a photo of something which is normally seen as paintings. I like that idea very much :-)
I'm very interested how you did it. The shadow of the head/hat looks not so good and it would be better without. The background of the original is better ;-) Other than that I think that's not only a very creative but also technically good photo. So high points from me. -stephan
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09/15/2002 06:00:00 PM
Very original - in this challenge that is!
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09/14/2002 08:55:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 5,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
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09/14/2002 02:49:00 PM
What a great idea ! Maybe he's just a bit near from the backgroung but who cares. Goog luck, and it's 7 from me.
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09/14/2002 02:00:00 PM
disturbing...
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09/14/2002 01:14:00 PM
Cool! Nice job, and I wanna know how you did it. Good luck in the callenge. Gracious aka Grayce
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09/14/2002 11:02:00 AM
I love what you achieved. 10!- lisae
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09/14/2002 10:08:00 AM
love the cleverness. wonder about a green apple to contrast with the tie and red beard instead of yellow. :) mag 99
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09/14/2002 02:24:00 AM
Very funny--I think youve got it--Magritte would be proud andrewm
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09/13/2002 05:20:00 PM
background lighting needs some work. Could also do with some more white space above and less black suit below.

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09/13/2002 04:52:00 PM
wow, i just love this!!!!!!!! fabulous reproduction. 10 for you! amitchell
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09/13/2002 02:58:00 PM
Excellent job - made me smile! I bet it was hard for your subject not to smile while he was posing!
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09/13/2002 01:04:00 PM
Great shot. I only have two little nit-picky complaints (and they weren't enough to lower your score, I just noticed them). The shadow around your head, and I think the tie would have been more effective if it had been solid red. Otherwise, great shot. karmat
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09/13/2002 11:35:00 AM
I like this... I stopped me and I had to take a closer look.
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09/13/2002 09:33:00 AM
when you find out why that nasty shadow is on the wall behind him, please tell us al. Superb idea and composition. Very well done. 9
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09/13/2002 05:43:00 AM
Why did this need to be validated by the administrators?
Anyway, I do like the idea, very witty - and more of an impersonation than a copy of someone else's art!
Make the tie knot bigger. And the apple looks a little pale.
:)
6, Kavey
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09/12/2002 07:33:00 PM
Very nice photo. Nice effect. To me, this seems so "do-able", the admin note wasn't needed. Did you use a pencil or a fork? The only suggestion I can think of, shorten the pencil/fork/whatever to have the apple closer to the model (or a smaller apple) to expose a tad more face. 9 Swash
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09/12/2002 04:51:00 PM
hi club...nice pic 8--shutterfly
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09/12/2002 11:50:00 AM
Very unique. Creativity gets high marks from me and precise control of camera technique helps pull it together. The only nits I have with the image is I was looking for a bit better detail in the hat/suit..its pretty dark on my monitor and my monitor is calibrated for magazine ad work (meaning as good as it gets). Plus the background is a bit close causing a lineup shadow..If you could have had a backlit piece of plexiglass as a backdrop at about 6 feet back thats how most studio shots are done. Still..exceptional..8..hokie
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09/12/2002 12:58:00 AM
I love this, A masterpiece of a masterpiece. The concept is fabulous. There are quite a few art lovers on this sight, but I fear a large group of members may not understand exactly what you have accomplished here. Best wishes with this one. 9 Gotcha
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09/11/2002 01:20:00 PM
Cool idea. I dont understand why this shot would have to be checked out and validated by the admins???
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09/10/2002 10:40:00 PM
What a unique photo ! This makes me smile. I love it. Great job ! Shiiizzzam
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09/10/2002 06:32:00 PM
excellent... a little extra lighting from the sides may have evened out that background some more... good shot!! = 9 - jmsetzler
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09/10/2002 05:14:00 PM
good pic, seen way too many times....
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09/10/2002 02:43:00 PM
I like this shot, I may be too young to get it though or just haven't seen the picture. I don't understand why it had to be validated.
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09/10/2002 08:08:00 AM
This is the most creative idea I've seen in this bunch. Incorporating a fruit into something that's meaningful (if you know art, anyhow) 9-BigSmiles
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09/10/2002 02:08:00 AM
great idea. great shot. let me guess, a stick in the mouth?!
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09/09/2002 08:27:00 PM
I like it but i don't know why... 6 sjgleah
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09/09/2002 06:14:00 PM
i would have liked to see the blue background that magritte used in his paintings, but i like it anyway!
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09/09/2002 05:23:00 PM
Great job! My only suggestion for improvement would be to either make the shadow stronger with more lighting or get rid of it by having the subject step away from the wall. 9 Lisa
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09/09/2002 02:42:00 PM
Whaa? How?
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09/09/2002 01:46:00 PM
This is really cool. Great idea! Love the hat. Maybe we just don't have enough art folks around here. The lighting seems a bit flat maybe and the apple color doesn't pop like it could (the glare on it is distracting). The shadow on the wall is also a tad bothersome. Still, this photo stands out and is a great alternative to all the boring fruit pics. A+ for creativity even if it wasn't original. ~indigo997
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09/09/2002 11:28:00 AM
this is hilarious... you devilish punster you. great homage. (9) ~mcmurma
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09/09/2002 05:26:00 AM
Excellent idea and well executed. 9 - floyd
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09/09/2002 12:27:00 AM
Great idea and great recreation. The only critique I have is that the black seems to be overexposed. I wish the shadow wasn't there but it doesn't take anything away from the image for me. Good job. 9
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