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"Honey, Norman Parkinson is on the phone..."
3rd Place"Honey, Norman Parkinson is on the phone..."
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Nikon
Location: UK
Date: Jan 22, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Fashion, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2006

My partner Louise and I had some fun trying to re-create a Norman Parkinson look with the contents of the 'dressing-up cupboard'.

The statuesque poses he was famous for are tough to emulate, but I hope we got somewhere close.

Lit by a flash and softbox to front camera right bounced into the large mirror and a flash backlight outside the front door.

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.0625
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.8228
Avg (non-participants): 7.1695
Views since voting: 4999
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 256
Comments: 36
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/01/2006 09:15:08 AM
Terrific tribute - congrats on top 5!
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02/01/2006 03:47:19 AM
My second 4th placing! Many thanks to all who voted and for the encouraging comments.

Congrats to the winning images, no complaints on coming in behind them :-) This competition really raises the bar for quality and imagination.

02/01/2006 12:42:41 AM
Congratulations on your 4th placing with this little nostalgic gem!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:24:47 PM
Makes me chuckle. Hard to imagine doing Parkinson much better, really. Good luck!
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01/31/2006 08:22:21 PM
Very nice period piece.
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01/31/2006 03:24:42 PM
This is great, it has such a 20's feel to it. I would have rated this as my top favourite had it been for the composition. The area on the otherside of the wall I would have completely subtracted from this image. I would have gone for a different angle and taken in only the wall on the left without what is on the otherside. It is still my second favourite for the challenge :)
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01/30/2006 04:28:26 PM
Great photo, complete package with vintage phone, outfit, hat, handbag, gloves, and most of all, expression - my favorite for this challenge. Background duplicated in mirror is a little distracting, but the main subject elements carry the image. Love it.
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01/30/2006 10:48:45 AM
excellent tribute.
I don't usually predict ribbon winners simply because I'm not very good at it.
So, I hope I don't jinx this by saying "I think this is going to get a ribbon"!!!!

the only thing I don't like about it is that the shelf appears to be coming out of her head ad I keep getting drawn to it.
But maybe I have a secret fetish of shelves coming out of womans heads and I don't know about it yet?
Hmmm, now there's a thought :-)
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01/29/2006 06:54:42 PM
Very well done, one of the top images in the challenge
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01/29/2006 07:38:32 AM
TOP image here, so well done....."WOW".....
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01/28/2006 01:53:34 PM
Wow, fantastic, love the softness and vivid black.
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01/27/2006 11:15:56 PM
Very nicely done! Perfect makeup on the model to fit the era and the placement of the mirror with the angle of the shot is great.
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01/27/2006 03:28:31 PM
I think the old 40's feel of this image is spot on! Love the overall tonal qualities and the sepia PP that you used. I think the other "elements" such as the floor and her clothes, the phone, her purse, it all completes the feel of this photo. Great job my friend.
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01/26/2006 10:43:49 PM
Oh this is so great! What a classic scene! Very well done!
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01/26/2006 08:22:31 PM
Great composition, lighting, exposition, and model's pose. Fantastic!
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01/26/2006 07:20:28 PM
Fabulous and fun!...and so very Parkinson...nice job! 10 and fav. : }
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01/26/2006 02:17:44 PM
Very cool vintage style photograph. Parkinson is the photographer...I assume. I tend to get isolated in landscape photgrapher land, so it's great to get introduced to more of the art type photographers. Very nice contrast and good brilliant highlights. Well done!
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01/26/2006 11:17:56 AM
Really good. Really good contrast. Perfect.
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01/26/2006 08:35:59 AM
You've captured Parkinson well. The tones, the playfulness, the subject... Well done! 9
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01/26/2006 03:02:47 AM
this tribute is spot on the button I love the recreation of the period its the best of the lot 10
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01/26/2006 02:59:58 AM
I love the 40's feel to his image. Great post processing.
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01/25/2006 09:09:32 PM
A pleasant blast from the past done with great attention to detail. Bumping up.
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01/25/2006 06:54:31 PM
Great Idea... composition, lightin, model, everything!
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01/25/2006 04:18:45 PM
This is really nice!
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01/25/2006 02:50:15 PM
I'm having so much fun voting this challenge. Great composition. Perfect tonality. 8 for now...
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01/25/2006 01:59:53 PM
Wonderul tones, clarity and composition. Great expression capture. One of the best images in this challenge.
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01/25/2006 01:56:02 PM
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Nice capture...
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01/25/2006 11:26:26 AM
Beautifully staged and shot. Great perspective and tone.
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01/25/2006 10:22:49 AM
Great shot. I love the tones and the smooth look to the entire image. Good work.
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01/25/2006 09:13:13 AM
This is great. Very late 40's - early 50's. Love the filter you chose. The floor pattern is a bit distracting, but overall - well done.
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01/25/2006 09:12:02 AM
Beautiful crisp shot. 10
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01/25/2006 04:24:32 AM
looks authentic...great job
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01/25/2006 04:13:22 AM
great except for the aspect ratio - 9!
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01/25/2006 01:41:58 AM
I just love this imagery ... and where did you find that phone! Very clever, right donw to the gloves. Your tribute is very faithful to Parkinson's time, his claim to fame was that he took fashion photography from the studio to the outdoors.
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01/25/2006 12:59:54 AM
Very creative.. well executed... and good representation.
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01/25/2006 12:22:39 AM
extremely well executed and edited. good luck!
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