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 Tribute to: Edvard Munch  The Scream
Tribute to: Edvard Munch The Scream
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Challenge: Refraction of Light II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 11, 2013
Date Uploaded: Apr 11, 2013

I was trying to think of what would be an interesting thing to put behind a drop of water. I thought of faces and how it would be fun to distort a face. Then I thought of "The Scream" painting and wondered if I could distort a face to look like the scream with a water drop. While I was thinking about it I remembered a large vase that came with some flowers my husband got me for Valentines day. I thought the shape would make the perfect distortion for a Scream face. I tried it out in a mirror and if I tilted the vase just right it would give me the perfect distortion. So I painted a large sheet of white paper to resemble the painting somewhat. Then I had my daughter snap some photos of me. The lights had to be just right too far back and they would not light my face and too far forward and they would put nasty glares on the vase. My hands had to be just right also to frame by face and block the glare from the strobes. I tried at least 30-40 shots I had a few that were almost right and I was about to give up because my daughter was losing patience with me. I told her 5 more shots and wouldn't you know it the very last shot I took was perfect! I do wish I had gotten the background a bit lower but sometimes you just have to be happy with what you were able to get.

Thanks for all the awesome comments. I had fun with this and me and all of my family had a good laugh.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.7126
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8491
Views since voting: 1321
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 87
Comments: 27
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04/22/2013 08:16:14 PM
I thought this was great. Loved your interpretation. So fun!
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04/21/2013 01:09:47 PM
Great idea. Congrats on the top ten
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04/20/2013 10:11:09 AM
Very creative. Thanks for contributing something really different. Congratulations, Jen.
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04/19/2013 12:18:27 PM
How in the world you came up with this, I have no idea.

So creative.

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04/19/2013 10:03:36 AM
Clever, and creative!!! Terrific image Jenn!!!!
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04/19/2013 07:49:14 AM
Yea Jenn!!!
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04/19/2013 06:32:33 AM
Fantastic shot. Great job, Jenn.
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04/19/2013 06:03:42 AM
Congrats on top10 finish, this made me chuckle, well done!
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04/19/2013 05:45:48 AM
One of the most original shots in this challenge
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04/19/2013 03:06:42 AM
Congrats on a top ten finish - truly creative photo.
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04/19/2013 12:34:46 AM
Congrats Jenn on TT. Unique and creative, technically excellent. Well done.
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04/19/2013 12:25:46 AM
Very clever - I loved it, Jenn. Congratulations on the top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/18/2013 11:52:04 PM
funny
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04/18/2013 02:02:40 PM
Very nicely done
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04/16/2013 10:52:14 AM
And a great tribute it is.
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04/16/2013 10:41:41 AM
love it. well done.. very original
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04/15/2013 08:01:26 AM
Excellently done, both shocking and funny, love it.
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04/14/2013 06:41:56 PM
Great idea. Your face really ended up being shaped like his. Nice job + I love Munch
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04/13/2013 01:27:27 PM
Very creative. Love the use of refracted light to make your image look like "the scream". Great job!
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04/13/2013 11:50:33 AM
Ha...nice one.
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04/13/2013 10:43:33 AM
Ha ha, brilliant So nice and top contender
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04/12/2013 10:00:48 PM
This...is....BLOODY BRILLIANT! What a great expression captured in that vase! Lighting is fabulous with some nice tack sharp details of the edges of the glass and the wide eyes. Only critique is that I wish that more of the backdrop was like the scream with the black bottom portion it looks a bit unfinished. Still great idea and great lighting.
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04/12/2013 01:30:15 PM
Great idea made me chuckle.
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04/12/2013 11:23:31 AM
You're SO creative!

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04/12/2013 09:23:04 AM
That's hilarious! Easy 10.
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04/12/2013 04:02:56 AM
LOL, you're silly
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04/12/2013 01:00:24 AM
Excellent stuff. Clever idea and so very well done.
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