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Duh Pinchy Code
LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: DPC Cinema (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Humor
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: May 6, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.5s
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2006

Obviously a spoof on the blockbuster "Da Vinci Code" book and the forthcoming movie.

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Pinchy is a relatively little known Simpsons character. This is probably the most expensive setup shot I've made to date. The nice thing about this prop though is that we can eat it after the shoot. Printed the text on a standard A4 paper trying to mimic the font and colors of the book cover. Then tore it apart and glued on a cardboard with a matching hole in it. Lighted with a combination of window light and flashlight. Used black cloth to block light from the back. I guess that's it. Postprocessing very straighforward: converted from RAW, adjusted hue, sat, levels, etc. Healed minor things. Rotated, corrected perspective a little. Cropped.

I don't know if I am going to be punished for using text in the photo, but since I printed it first and then shot it, it is definitely legal and besides it would not work without it at all. We'll see how it goes.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 207
Avg (all users): 6.7513
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.4839
Avg (non-participants): 6.9904
Views since voting: 4075
Views during voting: 528
Votes: 197
Comments: 53
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/21/2006 04:30:59 AM
It might not be saying so much, but this beats seven sorts of bleep out of the book and the movie - thanks for the laugh.
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05/18/2006 11:30:17 PM
very funny :) made me laugh
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05/18/2006 10:32:55 PM
Hi from the Critique Club!

A very timely image!

One of the best things about challenges here on DPC, is that they give us an excellent and rare opportunity to allow our more creative and humourous side free reign. And when we choose to do that look at how much effort we are prepared to put into it! That creativity, humour and effort has been justly rewarded here as evidenced by your score.

I can't find fault with this image. Except that you have managed to make the poor creature look human - look at those eyes! Are you sure that isn't a self portrait by Da Vinci?:)) And that enigmatic smile!! And then you ate him/her?!!!!

Technically, everything is spot on, as well you know;)

An inspired and highly creative image.
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05/18/2006 09:41:17 AM
Extremely clever and well-executed, and I'm happy to see it finish in the top 10 (I figured you might get clobbered for the text). Marvelous work!
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05/16/2006 02:04:09 AM
Congrats on sneaking into the top10 with this very creative entry. I had this in my highest rated group.
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05/16/2006 12:54:33 AM
Great legwork here Lev. COngrats on your top 10 placement in this highly contested challenge ;)
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05/15/2006 08:29:24 PM
I know it's late to be finally looking at challenge results, but OMG, can't stop laughing... going into my favorites!
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05/15/2006 08:26:12 PM
Very creative and excellent execution. Congrats on top 10 finish!
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05/15/2006 01:41:16 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish!
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05/15/2006 07:01:58 AM
I thought this would ribbon Lev...perhaps there was some fear it might get disqualified by some voters perhaps...it was a real standout, well done
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05/15/2006 12:28:20 AM
Lev, I thought this was very funny and perfect for the challenge. It was the only 10 I gave out! Congratulations on 11th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2006 11:48:39 PM
Great title! Very convincing poster for a 50's/60's-era horror flick.
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05/14/2006 05:58:16 PM
Love it! Good job and good luck..10
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05/14/2006 05:25:05 PM
hahaha, awesome, how much is it selling for?
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05/14/2006 01:12:53 PM
Nice idea. Should do well
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05/14/2006 12:05:26 PM
looks like a real movie poster. well done and best of luck in challenge
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05/14/2006 02:09:47 AM
I give this a 9 for originality.
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05/14/2006 02:05:21 AM
Great idea and well done!
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05/13/2006 02:59:10 AM
hahaha funny
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05/13/2006 02:43:45 AM
Hehehe...nice one.
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05/13/2006 02:29:37 AM
So funny!
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05/12/2006 07:10:45 PM
This cracks me up! LoL
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05/12/2006 06:25:57 PM
Great title, leans on PF. LOL 7.
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05/11/2006 11:56:21 PM
Can you say ribbon? This is awesome, dude. Very, very, very clever!
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05/10/2006 09:36:48 PM
I cant stop laughing , this is great !!! 10
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05/10/2006 09:06:22 PM
Very cute
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05/10/2006 01:54:38 PM
LOL!!
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05/10/2006 01:50:27 PM
Holy creativity. Robert Langdon looks much different than I imagined.
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05/10/2006 12:48:59 PM
ROFL!

HIlARiOUS!
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05/10/2006 11:39:02 AM
Validated or not, this is one of the most creative entries I've seen, and made me laugh. Really well executed. Great lighting. Like how the color on the claw carries over to the text. Excellent. I see Russell Crowe as the lead :)... no, Stallone!!!
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05/10/2006 10:42:31 AM
Just flat out funny.
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05/09/2006 11:55:59 PM
Very funny! Meets the challenge head on! Well done.
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05/09/2006 10:21:44 PM
Very clever!
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05/09/2006 06:33:11 PM
Dang fine! 10
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05/09/2006 04:34:56 PM
Fantastic movie poster and play on words!
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05/09/2006 03:41:40 PM
hilarious and nice dramatic feel to the poster.
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05/09/2006 02:01:16 PM
Clever! Fun idea an the colors are perfect.
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05/09/2006 06:18:12 AM
Looks like a good movieposter to me. Well done.
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05/09/2006 02:33:44 AM
Good spin
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05/08/2006 11:08:57 PM
Very funny take. Well done.
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05/08/2006 08:10:19 PM
Scary!!
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05/08/2006 07:37:46 PM
Cute! Well done.
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05/08/2006 06:58:32 PM
great setup in this photo. i like the graphical elements and the use of ripped paper. i wish the yellow cast were not so strong.
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05/08/2006 01:14:21 PM
LMFAO! Mel Brooks, of COURSE! This has his feel all over it! 10!
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05/08/2006 11:54:06 AM
haha. good one.
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05/08/2006 07:50:25 AM
Great idea and well done! Hope the text doesn't get you DQ'ed.
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05/08/2006 05:40:10 AM
great clarity on the lobster, great job-9-
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05/08/2006 04:12:56 AM
Had a submission trashed for using literal expression.....
05/08/2006 03:27:38 AM
Excellent...I hope you do well with this because it is so clever!!! 10
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05/08/2006 01:11:48 AM
wow this is amazing! Love it! 10 for the idea and execution.
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05/08/2006 12:51:06 AM
haha.. nice job to get it so movie-like... 7
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05/08/2006 12:41:27 AM
Too funny
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05/08/2006 12:36:51 AM
HA HA HA HA HA HA
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