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Challenge: Movie Titles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Modesto, CA
Date: May 18, 2008
Aperture: F/18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Action, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2008

"ITALIAN JOB - 2003"

One of my most favorited/enjoyed movies; especially when I own a MINI Cooper of my own! I called up a couple of guys in my MINI club and said; "HEY, can you help me with a photoshoot?"

"A who what shoot?"

"A photoshoot, see I'm involved in this online photo contest where....." [a couple more minutes of yaking to follow]

Well long story short I went to where I work and borrowed their bucket truck. These guys showed up with their cars "MINI Coopers like the movie", and we shot away.

It only took them about 4-5 passes to get an acceptable shot. I do know a little more about how I might set up the next scene but with the bucket truck and getting other people involved this shot pretty much takes the cake for the most effort I've put into a shot yet.

A few things that I'd like to point out about the movie and how I tried to copy it:
1. Car's colors
Movie - Red, White & Blue
Photo - Red, White & Black

2. Trains / Tracks
Movie - Boxcars are final departure method
Photo - Boxcars are in the background

3. Movie / DVD case
Movie - Black and Yellow stripes
Photo - Black and Yellow border

Thanks to these drivers:
Willum (aka William) in the "Pepper White - JCW S"
Jag in the "Astro Black - Cooper"
Rudy (my bro-in-law) in my "Chili Red - Cooper"

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Place: 165 out of 246
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 10:23:30 AM
But they're German, aren't they?
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05/22/2008 11:02:06 PM
These cars always seem like toys to me. :oP I like the shadows and the train in the background. Really great job.
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05/22/2008 09:31:05 AM
If this was not planned, that'd be pretty funny to see
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05/21/2008 06:20:18 PM
I really like how your captured the movie, but you failed to depict the title.6.
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05/21/2008 05:49:49 PM
nice work relating it to the film, but I think the cars should be sharper.
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05/21/2008 01:48:02 PM
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