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The Thomas Crown Affair
The Thomas Crown Affair

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Challenge: Scene It! II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Federal Way, WA (Seattle)
Date: Nov 4, 2007
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.5sec
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2007

Took me awhile to think of something, so I didn't get started on this one until Sunday afternoon!

Hope everyone recognizes this from the movie :O)

My wife attached a new set of leaves to the apple stem, to make it look more like the actual painting.
Screwed a fishing line into the apple, and hung it from a mic stand. Sat behind the apple, and shot with a remote trigger. The lighting was tough on this, as I was trying to replicate the painting from the movie.

The Boler hat's that I could find were all way too short, so I had to cut the top off of one, and add it to another. Also - didn't have a red tie, so changed a black one to red using selective color.

convert from RAW
selective color (& sat) to change the tie to red, and the bottom boler hat to black
cloned out the fishing line, a shadow in the "sky" and some stray hat material where they joined together
photo filter (green)
more curves
add noise (hope i don't get killed for this)
add border

Place: 21 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.3556
Avg (commenters): 7.1875
Avg (participants): 5.7021
Avg (non-participants): 6.5281
Views since voting: 12318
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 225
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2007 05:53:30 PM
Very nice! I love the movie and the painting The Son of Man by René Magritte. You have captured this nicely.
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11/11/2007 11:50:49 AM
Lookes too 2-dimensional to me...maybe it supposed to be like that but it doesn't excite me.
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11/11/2007 08:10:05 AM
This is good, but it appears to be a title and not a scene.
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11/10/2007 07:04:02 PM
One of my favorite movies, and one of my favorite paintings. Here's one of my attempts from the early days on the site:

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Since that challenge was in Basic, I couldn't clone out fishing line. I had to skewer the apple on the end of a wooden spoon, and hold the spoon in my mouth!

A 10 from me for brilliant execution.
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11/09/2007 05:31:41 PM
This is fantastic.... great color, sharp and crisp! One of my favorite movies!
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11/09/2007 04:31:41 PM
Beautiful colors and lighting! Excellent copy of the movie poster! 10 for me!
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11/09/2007 11:29:13 AM
Great job here looks like original. Good luck psart 8
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11/09/2007 01:07:24 AM
my only crit is the flash on the face is a bit much on the left side of the face; great set up though
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11/07/2007 02:55:14 PM
Fantastic lighting: the apple has a great 3D-feel whereas the portrait is flat like a pancake. Worthy of Matisse!
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11/07/2007 12:40:24 PM
this is a nice remake of the movie poster, but not a movie scene
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11/07/2007 09:21:14 AM
Great tribute to a Magritte's painting.
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11/06/2007 01:36:50 PM
Interesting image - the apple seems a bit 'pasted' onto the image - but i like the centered composition here.
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11/05/2007 11:03:50 PM
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11/05/2007 11:14:57 AM
Great idea and setup. A little noisy for my taste. But the colors are great and so is the composition. Nice work.
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11/05/2007 09:12:08 AM
Great image, nicely exacuted, 8.
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11/05/2007 06:00:56 AM
Very good just a couple of minor differences eg there should be half an eye visible.
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11/05/2007 01:54:49 AM
great rendition of magritte's painting!
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