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Challenge: Intimacy (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Date: Mar 23, 2008
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2008

Footbridge scene from Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, where Marian the librarian and Harold Hill the conman sing their love duet Till There Was You/76 Trombones. The song was later covered by The Beatles, with Paul McCartney singing the lead vocal.

This was a school production.

-RGB Curve
-USM at 6%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 131kb

Place: 110 out of 117
Avg (all users): 3.7862
Avg (commenters): 4.0909
Avg (participants): 3.4872
Avg (non-participants): 3.8354
Views since voting: 1155
Views during voting: 493
Votes: 276
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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04/06/2008 10:21:34 PM
When they were filming the movie version, Robert Preston found out for the first time that Shirley Jones was pregnant when her son kicked him in the stomach as them embraced on the bridge during this song.

An unmarried man and woman "meeting at the footbridge" was about as daring a display of non-marital (or really any) public intimacy which might be expected for the times.

Till There Was You
Words and Music by Meredith Wilson

There were bells on the hill
But I never heard them ringing,
No, I never heard them at all
Till there was you.

There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No, I never saw them at all
Till there was you.

And there was music,
And there were wonderful roses,
They tell me,
In sweet fragrant meadows of dawn, and dew.

There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you!

Message edited by author 2008-04-06 22:23:11.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/01/2008 03:01:16 PM
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03/30/2008 07:39:15 PM
Ouch! the lighting is a bit too harsh - their shirts are getting blown out and the shadow is distracting. A closer shot of the two would have worked even better.
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03/29/2008 12:21:29 PM
The lighting is poor here... I know it's a stage and has to be brightly lit, but the guy's shadow is distracting. It also could be better focused.
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03/29/2008 10:24:50 AM
Nice image, there just to far apart to convey any type of intimacy.
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03/28/2008 10:43:37 PM
I went to a college, like that! :)
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03/28/2008 06:18:43 PM
you overexposed him; black in the left bottom part, where i was expecting yellow; interesting concept (was it a school play or something like that?)
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03/28/2008 03:01:34 PM
I really like this set I think the childlike painting effect could have really worked well.

Its a shame about the harsh lighting and microphones, which are obviously out of your control. I think this would have been a great location to stage a shot after the performance where you could position the actors more intimately and get them to put the mics down. Maybe even get a softer light. Although this isn't always practically possible.
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03/28/2008 10:52:17 AM
Double checking my votes. The colors look nice, but there's nothing in the photo that portrays "intimacy". I think this is exactly what you were going for, so its kind of a cool idea, but compared to the other pictures its not my favorite.
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03/27/2008 12:38:00 PM
Missing the connection to the challenge.
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03/27/2008 02:46:10 AM
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03/26/2008 10:16:35 AM
Not real imtimacy, but a play. I shouldn't talk, mine isn't real either. I know you had no control over the lighting, but the harsh lighting and shadows detract from it.
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03/26/2008 09:47:59 AM
Ha ha ha ... !
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