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Psycho
2nd PlacePsycho
Jacko


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Challenge: Movies (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Aug 3, 2003
Galleries: Black and White, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2003

I know this will be overdone but it's the only thing I could think of at the last minute.

I could not make the shadow of my "victim" any sharper because my wife is 33 weeks pregnant.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.7516
Avg (commenters): 8.7317
Avg (participants): 7.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.7890
Views since voting: 8347
Votes: 157
Comments: 73
Favorites: 10 (view)


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06/17/2005 12:19:29 PM
Oh wow. Think I will sleep with the lights on. Great challenge entry!! Lighting and focus is great.
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07/21/2004 10:21:00 PM
I sure hate this subject, but the photograph is superb ! The lighting recreates the drama.
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08/16/2003 06:49:43 AM
woo hoo! This shot won a Picture of the Day at //www.digitalphotocontest.com in the Black and White Category.

Here is the Page.

P.S. My first POTD at the site.

Message edited by author 2003-08-16 06:50:24.
08/14/2003 08:00:54 PM
i knew this was a winner when i saw it. top notch.
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08/11/2003 12:18:26 PM
Congrats mon cher! Another one for your collection! :o)

Yanik
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08/11/2003 09:57:44 AM
Awesome shot! Added it to my faves list. Congrats!
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08/11/2003 08:50:19 AM
Congrats Jacko! One of my faves from this challenge.
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08/11/2003 08:21:50 AM
Oh yeah ... and my appologies to team 10D. I decided to use my Canon Powershot G2 instead of the 10D because of the flip up LCD screen. It was a lot easier to compose (from the ground up) with the flip up monitor.

Sorry team 10D, but GO TEAM CANON. :)
08/11/2003 08:19:19 AM
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Another purty wibbon. Next goal ... get a nice yellow one. :)

Thanks for all the kind words. I guess I was a bit surprised of doing so well. Psycho is the only movie scene I could think of and time was running out. I guess it pays to just submit a shot for the fun of it, from time to time.

I had a score of 8.545 after 11 votes. I even took a screen print. lol. Here is the screen capture
08/11/2003 07:38:02 AM
Congrats Jacko :D
Go Team G2!! rock.gif
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08/11/2003 06:43:50 AM
Well done Jacko, out of that 5th place rut!
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08/11/2003 06:23:46 AM
Congrats Jacko, I loved this pic. How come you used the Powershot instead of the 10D?
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08/11/2003 03:05:56 AM
HUGS JACKO!!!! Congratulation on your red ribbon ............
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08/11/2003 01:29:46 AM
i love this shot! Isabelle is such a good sport...lol. congratulations on your non-green ribbon this week. well done!
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08/11/2003 01:27:45 AM
Congrats Jacko!!! Well done!
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08/11/2003 12:34:22 AM
just wonderful as usual, jacko! :) the lighting and contrasts in this shot are perfect. way to go!
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08/11/2003 12:26:53 AM
I thought this was the winner.... Jacko places again... :)
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08/11/2003 12:17:03 AM
Super work, Jacko! Fun stuff!

And congratulations on what really matters--your new baby (soon)!

Message edited by author 2003-08-11 00:17:39.
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08/11/2003 12:13:48 AM
Bastard.
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08/11/2003 12:04:05 AM
I'm glad you didn't sharpen her shadow - this image is great.
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08/11/2003 12:02:12 AM
congrats! great shot :)
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08/11/2003 12:02:04 AM
Perfect shot dude! Well done! Nice red ribbon for your growing collection.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2003 11:55:50 PM
I can definately see this one in first place... AWESOME SHOT! great lighting, very well done... WAY TO GO! -10-
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08/10/2003 11:12:16 PM
Yuk subject, but a nice shot anyway
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08/10/2003 08:54:05 PM
Best in Show-- 10+++ ribbon time!!!
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08/10/2003 07:08:10 PM
There are 3 or 4 Psycho Movies photo, this is the best 10pt
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08/10/2003 03:39:56 PM
Excellent job - I can feel Norman's presence in the photo!!! 9
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08/10/2003 01:33:01 PM
Terrific composition. Good choice for black and white. Good luck.
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08/10/2003 12:59:03 PM
Solid 9 from me. I would have posed it and cropped it a bit higher - it looks like it's pointing at the baby, which is scary enough! I like that you have a victim but it's hard to figure it out in two seconds - it takes a few more (cuz most people aren't shaped like that). I love this photo and hate you for it!
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08/09/2003 07:39:18 PM
Very well done. 10
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08/09/2003 04:04:40 PM
My voting criteria for this challenge are:

1. Did you capture a scene from the movie (as the challenge brief states) or did you enter a picture and fit a title to it.
2. How close a rendition is your image to the movie.
3. How does the image stand up in its own right.

In this case:

1. Pretty obvious that you shot this specifically for the challenge.
2. Almost spot on. I guess this is the scene most people remember, even those who haven't seen the film will know it. You've captured an image that screams its title without being titled.
3. Would this image stand up in its own right? Difficult to say as it's so closely tied to the film. Beginners should be told to look at this image as a photographic exercise in lighting and contrast.

Superb image. 10
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08/09/2003 10:10:49 AM
Best of the Psycho shots...well posed, excellent focus, and the silhouette is perfect.
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08/09/2003 02:51:02 AM
Great idea, and a wonderful shot!
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08/08/2003 04:20:54 PM
I really like the lighting in this. Tell Isabelle "hi" and nice profile! :) Focus is cool, and the whole shot really says "psycho".
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08/08/2003 01:25:46 PM
my favorite of the psycho's...great lighting and shadows
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08/08/2003 05:45:17 AM
Very good depiction of a movie Poster.... I really like this bit....
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08/07/2003 08:23:22 PM
Great shot. All elements work very well here. A perfect 10!!
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08/07/2003 06:48:53 PM
Good picture, it captures the mood very well.
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08/07/2003 10:36:36 AM
DOuble sillouette works great.
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08/07/2003 02:17:58 AM
Nice pic. Very moody. I like that you focused in on the knife and hand and kept the victim unfocused.
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08/07/2003 12:20:51 AM
Very nice
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08/06/2003 10:53:40 PM
You did an excellent job with the lighting and layout. It is a well know scene.
Good luck Norman.
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08/06/2003 10:59:24 AM
That really was a terrifiying flick! Godd job!
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08/06/2003 07:25:09 AM
This photo is perfect! 10
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08/06/2003 04:00:22 AM
Great lighting, terrific interpretation of scene. Gives me chills!
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08/06/2003 01:15:11 AM
Excellent. :) 9.
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08/05/2003 03:32:19 PM
There were a few of these but i thought yours was outstanding - i can hear the music now - well done.
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08/05/2003 05:57:07 AM
Really really good. One of the best shot of the contest.
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08/05/2003 04:13:48 AM
SCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARYYYYYYYY!!!!! Cool shot, wonderfully done! 10!
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08/05/2003 04:09:40 AM
Awesome!! Top 3 for sure!! this one is definitely ribbon-bound. Good luck!
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08/05/2003 03:31:33 AM
perfect. nothing really else to say. i'm speechless. 10. definitely a ribbon
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08/05/2003 01:47:24 AM
Great picture
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08/04/2003 11:17:03 PM
My favorite & first place winner! 9!
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08/04/2003 04:28:57 PM
Classic! Might've cropped a little more off the bottom. Good contrast.
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08/04/2003 04:25:47 PM
Very nicely done. This was my original idea but I dropped it. You did it much better than I could eve have.
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08/04/2003 03:40:10 PM
Of all the attempts at Psycho in the challenge, this is by far the best. You have the knife, the silhouette of the girl in the shower, and perfect lighting. The only problem I see is that the original scene was at night wasn't it? Oh well, that would've been much more difficult to shoot. Great job! - 10
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08/04/2003 03:14:45 PM
#1 right here !!
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08/04/2003 03:09:23 PM
Excellent! A for sure winner
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08/04/2003 02:52:57 PM
There are several shots that depict this scene, but this one I think is the better of them. 7
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08/04/2003 01:50:22 PM
nice shot. love the foreboding silohuetted killer, as well as the very soft tones created in the shower curtain. the only thing i would change is where the hand aligns with the shower rod. i wish they didn't. :o)
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08/04/2003 01:10:37 PM
great recreation of the shower scene 10
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08/04/2003 12:31:55 PM
classic in more ways than one.. 10
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08/04/2003 10:03:30 AM
Perfect! This is the winner for me, nothing to criticise at all. Just fantastic - 10.
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08/04/2003 08:30:53 AM
Perfect b/w toning. Excellent composition and lighting. Blue ribbon all the way! 10 -danny
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08/04/2003 06:49:56 AM
This is great! the best psycho image!
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08/04/2003 06:49:26 AM
Wow, a lot of Psycho's. This is the best image in the challenge IMO. See you at the top. 10
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08/04/2003 06:46:26 AM
I see three times "psycho" in this challenge and yours is by far the best. A clear and threathening knife and the silhouette of a women in the background. Good use of light and shadow. Only suggestion for improvement : in the top right corner behing the hand and knife-end there is a dark object/shadow and because of that you can't see the outline of the knife any longer. It would have been better with a lighter background also in that corner. Can't vote yet but you would have gotten a 9 from me.
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08/04/2003 05:40:30 AM
The best of the 'Psycho' shots in this challenge by a mile! Great lighting, nice sharp silhouette, interesting composition. 10
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08/04/2003 05:29:52 AM
So good I can hear the sound :-)
Best interpretation of Psycho!
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08/04/2003 05:24:43 AM
Excellent!

I like the silouette and the dept ... your knife is cool and the lightning is very well thought.

good luck in the challange.
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08/04/2003 01:57:31 AM
Love the soft focus of this shot and the creepy feeling it gives. Well done. 9
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08/04/2003 12:55:36 AM
I would have scored this a few points higher with a better subject behind the curtain. However, overall this is a well composed shot. Great use of black and white.
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08/04/2003 12:16:53 AM
nice! 10
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