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Forrest Gump
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Pedro


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Challenge: Movies (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Calgary
Date: Aug 3, 2003
Aperture: 4.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/110
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2003

Stupid is as Stupid does.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.8101
Avg (commenters): 8.5455
Avg (participants): 7.7500
Avg (non-participants): 7.8364
Views since voting: 28942
Votes: 158
Comments: 90
Favorites: 27 (view)


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09/22/2006 11:22:41 AM
HAHAHA, I just notices the running shoes. Classy. hehe
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10/21/2005 04:46:19 PM
I can imagine the feather falling. Now I have to go watch the DVD again.
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09/09/2005 01:30:46 PM
love it!
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03/16/2005 03:21:15 AM
didnt know this was you, is it really?
trendy in those days :-o
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08/07/2004 03:13:32 AM
Great shot, too weird, I just popped the Forrest Gump DVD in.
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11/26/2003 05:36:28 PM
Super recreation! Very nice work. Congrats.
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08/13/2003 02:07:54 PM
Way to go ! Congrats on a well deserved win !
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08/12/2003 08:21:02 PM
Life is like a box of DP Challenges....you never know what your gonna get, a 1 0r a 10.....you got the winning vote...I applaud you, and good work!
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08/12/2003 04:53:34 PM
Pedro, I just got back from vacation and this is the first time I see this pict. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Excellent work. Your first ribbon too. Way to go!
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08/12/2003 11:59:26 AM
Great job capturing the look and feel of the movie.

My mom knows Tom Hanks. I'll have to get her to ask him why Forrest never looked at that little diagram printed on the inside of the box-top which shows where the soft-centers are located ....
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08/11/2003 05:59:06 PM
Ahh!!! This could possibly be my favourite photo! And the person sitting on the bench is PERFECT for the shoot! AMAZING!! I am SO very happy this won!! WOW! Bravo, Bravo! Thank you for sharing!!
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08/11/2003 01:10:32 PM
First I liked the movie, now I like the photo :) Congrats!
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08/11/2003 12:19:45 PM
My top! Very creative in its simplicity! Congrats and keep on inspiring!

Yanik
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08/11/2003 11:44:01 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Down to the smallest detail it is great!
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08/11/2003 09:58:33 AM
Nicely done!! Congrats on your win!
JD Anderson
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08/11/2003 09:55:38 AM
wtg Pedro. Guess the name change has done you well eh? This shot was the clear cut winner in my book. I'm glad it won. Congrats!

Bob
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08/11/2003 08:46:15 AM
Congrats Pedro on your first win. Excellent shot. Was my top pick for the week. Woo hoo ... go team Canada ... 1st and 2nd place :)
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08/11/2003 07:48:21 AM
Congrats pedro :) Great photo
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08/11/2003 06:21:57 AM
First ribbon and a bluey a that. Way to go Pedro!
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08/11/2003 06:03:04 AM
Great Pic. I joined recently and it's the first addition to my favourites.
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08/11/2003 03:04:57 AM
I knew it would win!!!! CONGRATUALTIONS!
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08/11/2003 01:26:55 AM
Excellent shot! I new this was a winner. Congrats!!
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08/11/2003 01:26:11 AM
pedro!!! congrats on your ribbon and a great shot...this was one of my favourites! woohoo for you!!! *hug*
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08/11/2003 12:44:19 AM
Wonderful shot.. the background is a bit odd, but still wonderful.
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08/11/2003 12:27:44 AM
sweet! congrats on a very well deserved ribbon. absolutely awesome shot. :)
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08/11/2003 12:25:07 AM
Hey... Congratulations..
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08/11/2003 12:16:23 AM
NICE. Congrats on first one.
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08/11/2003 12:16:04 AM
WooHoo! Way to go Pedro! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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08/11/2003 12:06:28 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! I knew you'll get a ribbon!!!:))))) A great work!
Congrats Pedro!!!!:)) Salud!:)

Message edited by author 2003-08-11 00:07:15.
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08/11/2003 12:05:24 AM
I always wanted to look like a movie star...too bad when I finally get there it turns out to be Forrest Gump. ;)

DPC is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get. :)

Pedro
08/11/2003 12:03:09 AM
Congrats Pedro! Go!
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08/11/2003 12:02:09 AM
A well-deserved win!
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08/11/2003 12:01:31 AM
WOOOHOOOO...congrats Pedro!!!!!!!! or should i say, forest?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2003 11:34:56 PM
Love that movie.... excellent composition, one of my favorites! Where's the box of chocolates????
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08/10/2003 11:05:31 PM
One of my favorites
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08/10/2003 08:54:39 PM
2nd Fav-- Great photo 9
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08/10/2003 07:01:42 PM
Where is the chocolate :O) 10pt
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08/10/2003 03:39:16 PM
All he needs is a box of chocolates LOL!!! Great photo!! 10
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08/10/2003 01:22:11 PM
Like the composition. Good choice for black and white. Good luck.
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08/10/2003 08:15:31 AM
very good. made me laugh. 10
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08/09/2003 02:37:24 PM
AWESOME.... this is a wonderful pic!
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08/09/2003 10:10:05 AM
Outstanding...grass might have been mowed? But excellent pose, great lighting against the profile...and super idea. Has to be one of the winners.
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08/08/2003 04:39:30 PM
really like this..great pose of your model. Seems to need a little contrast boost..the tones all seem a bit similar.

Message edited by author 2003-08-11 00:08:14.
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08/08/2003 03:13:29 PM
Great job! I really like this photo. Details right down to the running shoes. Cool!
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08/08/2003 02:14:55 PM
Very nice composition. At first I thought it was the real thing. Well Done!!
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08/07/2003 06:51:53 PM
Excllent Photo. Forest Gump in the country! I would have liked to see it in the City or a front view (IMO) Still a 10.
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08/07/2003 02:54:45 PM
I'm soooooo glad to see someone did this. This was my idea, too, but my week got busy and then it was too late. You did a beautiful job - the subject at first glance even appears to really be Tom Hanks due to your excellent composition and having the little suitcase there. Lovely. 8
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08/07/2003 02:54:31 PM
good capture of posture and attitude of Forrest.(7)
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08/07/2003 06:32:27 AM
This is a good photo, but I think it should have been done in color since the movie was in color.
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08/06/2003 10:46:48 PM
You went through a lot of work to set up this photo and I grade you higher for the extra effort.
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08/06/2003 06:31:03 PM
great idea and nicely executed.
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08/06/2003 06:03:00 PM
Perfect, this is this week's standout entry in my opinion. I would be surprised if this does not take the blue ribbon.
As an image it stands up quite well, with only minor, minor adjustments that I would make such as possibly making the image a little more contrasty. But that is pretty minor and is, of course, subjective. There's nothing you can do about the sky which is about the only detraction from the image at all.
Love the detail you have gone to here, white socks.... and even the checked shirt. Great shot, thank you, I got a real kick out of this one.... as you have no doubt gathered from the length of my comments... this is head and shoulders above the other shots in this challenge for both originality and relevance to the challenge topic.
If this does not win there is no justice on DPChallenge!
Good Luck, Todd.
Goes without saying that I gave this a 10.
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08/06/2003 04:55:44 PM
Very good!
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08/06/2003 12:21:02 PM
Great shot, it's really the posture that does it for me. I'd give it a 9 if I could vote!
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08/06/2003 07:26:04 AM
great photo, where are his chocolates? 10
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08/06/2003 07:15:06 AM
Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful. I really think you did a great job at representing this movie. The suitcase is just perfect. The only problem is that I think there was a bus stop and a road in front of the bench in the movie, but still a very nice shot. Focus and clarity are great, and I love the use of black and white here. I think that the way you have positioned the person is great, and he almost looks like Forest Gump! The sky being so white might normally bother me, but it does not here. I think this is a 9. Great shot. ~Heather~
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08/06/2003 07:10:06 AM
perfect :)
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08/06/2003 07:09:39 AM
Good work. I like the composition and the colour. I only see a distracting thing, I can see in the seat a little white thing, do you see it? But it´s not important...8
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08/06/2003 06:57:50 AM
Hilarious!
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08/06/2003 06:01:26 AM
I think this is my personal fav. for the challenge. Good reproduction of this very very well known scene. Nice work
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08/06/2003 03:58:55 AM
Great interpretation, terrific poise. Clarity could have been a little more improved, but overall a great shot!
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08/05/2003 11:55:06 PM
You did a great job on this. Bumping it up to a 10.
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08/05/2003 06:54:43 PM
very clever! Your subject even looks a little "Gumpish"
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08/05/2003 05:07:57 PM
I am stunned...this is a great capture of the challenge. Lighting, composition, contrast are on the nose! My only 10!
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08/05/2003 04:58:08 PM
Good shot, although i dont think theres enough contrast. Maybe an orange filter emphasize texture (while still in b&w).
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08/05/2003 04:57:39 PM
Should have turned the head slightly so that the face wasn't fully seen - it would have looked like a screenshot from the movie itself. Nice pic :)
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08/05/2003 03:42:13 PM
Wonderful job here... very very good. I like the fact that it's in black and white, makes it seem older. I also don't mind the white sky, I think this is wonderful. -10-
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08/05/2003 03:41:38 PM
This is a great shot but i fell it is just a touch overexposed. best of luck
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08/05/2003 12:49:23 PM
Certainly recreated the movie scene well, good tones. nice job.
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08/05/2003 10:24:09 AM
One of my three favourite images in this challenge. Good luck. 9 Morgan
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08/05/2003 10:13:48 AM
This is great looks alot like him! I like the setup - the bench in the middle of the image But I think the image is a little flat mabey some levels adjustments would have helped - mabey not... Mabey I like too dark pictures... Good luck ;)
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08/05/2003 06:06:28 AM
Perfectly recreated. This just has to be a ribbon shot. Well done.
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08/05/2003 05:58:44 AM
Simple but powerful. Good.
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08/05/2003 04:13:05 AM
The best film of all times! Captured well, wonderfully executed, 10 -Anastasia
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08/05/2003 01:47:37 AM
Good work
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08/05/2003 01:06:32 AM
Well Done! Very good shot without the movie theme. Nice and crisp, sharp focus (i don't remember if he had sneakers on with his suit in the movie but i don't care)Sorry i can't put a vote in for you but if this doesn't get a ribbon i'll buy you "a box of chocolate" :)
Best entry by far....Good Luck and see you on the podium
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08/05/2003 12:08:08 AM
This is my favorite shot in the challenge. There is no mistaking who or what this is. B/W is a good choice for this shot. You should have bought the box of chocolates, I know you thought about it. Good Luck
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08/04/2003 02:19:04 PM
This is one of the bets pictures in the challenge, as it closely tries to mimic a scene from the movie. The bench, suit, shoes, briefcase, pose, etc are very good. I don't want to sound that perfectionist, but his face seems to tough to be Forrest Gump. Ha! Don't take this last comment too serious. Your picture is very good, and perfect for the challenge. Good luck!
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08/04/2003 12:29:33 PM
Good idea.. wrong setting..
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08/04/2003 12:13:23 PM
Very nice. My favorite movie, too...
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08/04/2003 11:27:38 AM
What a beautiful portrait!
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08/04/2003 09:33:50 AM
Nice shot, well composed. Tones are a little on the light side for my taste. Could do with a little sharpening. 8
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08/04/2003 07:34:47 AM
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 and as it was used as the advertising image (at least in the UK) even those who haven't seen the film may know it. I could be picky and say that the suit's too dark, it's the wrong type of bench, he's sitting in the wrong place, etc. but so what. 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. The setting is wonderful and a picture with other people sitting on the bench would work well.

Overall a very good picture which meets the challenge so closely watchout for copyright infringement notices being sent. 10
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08/04/2003 07:00:09 AM
I think I see a ribbon in this photo's future. 8
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08/04/2003 05:38:40 AM
Well done!
very well done...

I would though want to see the black colours more black... the picture is a bit gray...

but very well done...

good luck in the challange...
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08/04/2003 05:32:05 AM
Love it!
A little more contrast maybe
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08/04/2003 04:04:32 AM
One of the better ideas, nice pose.
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08/04/2003 01:58:38 AM
Life is like a box of choccolates :-))) This is great shot. I also like that it is in black & white. well composed too. 10
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08/04/2003 01:34:09 AM
oh wow, nice job here! :o) i love the simplicity and tranquility. the medium tones gives the old effect that is reminiscent of the film also.
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08/04/2003 12:25:02 AM
This is awesome. Great work.
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