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Field of Dreams - "If you build it... they will come"
3rd PlaceField of Dreams - "If you build it... they will come"
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Scene It! (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Dyersville,Iowa
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: F/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: History
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2006

Here is the Field of Dreams Ghost Players. As well as traveling around the country and making appearances, they still do shows at the actual movie site in Dyersville, Iowa on the last Sunday of every month thru September. I live 20 min. from the farm that Universal used in the movie. I was unaware that these guys would be there. I drove over on Saturday to get some shots of the field for the challenge and there was a sign posted stating the Ghost Players presence on Sunday. I took some shots and went home knowing full well what shot I wanted. I returned Sunday to capture them coming out the cornfield as they did in the movie.

Thanks everyone for the great comments and Favs. Glad you guys liked the shot. And yes it was great timing. I've lived down the road a bit from this place for 12 years and had never been there until that Saturday. This was my first time. I was suprised to find out them guys would be there on that Sunday.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.1891
Avg (commenters): 8.3774
Avg (participants): 6.6250
Avg (non-participants): 7.2752
Views since voting: 14184
Views during voting: 874
Votes: 423
Comments: 97
Favorites: 25 (view)


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08/01/2007 10:55:11 AM
One of my favorite movies and your image is right on.
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06/08/2007 02:16:11 AM
I love the movie and I love your photo. GOOD WORK
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10/05/2006 11:54:48 AM
awesome photo, just like a scene from the movie
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09/12/2006 04:45:04 PM
Amazing!!.lol
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09/09/2006 10:43:44 AM
great!! really have the mood.
congratulations!
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09/08/2006 11:05:46 AM
Congratulations! Great capture!
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09/07/2006 05:31:20 PM
Great shot, Congratulation!
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09/07/2006 04:48:37 PM
I wish I'd have had time to get on and vote during this challenge. I would have given you a ten! Can not believe only 54 people did. Great shot!!!
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09/07/2006 06:59:39 AM
this is one of my favorite movie,saw it when i was young and can still remember till now... congratz,,i love it!!=)
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09/06/2006 09:26:37 PM
What a cool shot, way to go on your ribbon!!!
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09/06/2006 08:41:02 PM
Excellent!
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09/06/2006 06:02:52 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon!! Awesome find! love it!!
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09/06/2006 04:34:58 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!!!! My grandparents used to live in Iowa, and it was the biggest thing when this movie came out....thanks for bringing back those good memories :-)
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09/06/2006 01:22:24 PM
One of my favorite movies, now a favorite photo in my folder. Well done!
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09/06/2006 01:20:22 PM
Congratulations..wonderful image.
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09/06/2006 12:25:28 PM
I thought this was a screen shot for sure! It's just too cool, friend.
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09/06/2006 10:12:30 AM
I knew I'd see this on the front page! I want a print!
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09/06/2006 09:08:51 AM
Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Congrats!
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09/06/2006 08:30:53 AM
Congrats! Awesome shot.
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09/06/2006 07:29:05 AM
I'm so glad this won a ribbon it was by far my favorite in the challenge! 54 10's (of which my vote was one) Wow! That is aLOT of people loving your photo.

And eat your heart, dumb jealous troll voters who gave this photo a 1, 2 or 3!!!!

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09/06/2006 07:06:43 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! A fantastic story! I looked at this shot for a while wondering how you achieved it. What great timing for you!
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09/06/2006 06:54:24 AM
Congratulations! Cool story on how you were able to get this shot.
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09/06/2006 05:44:15 AM
Nice story on how you got the shot - It's a really nice shot too. Well done
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09/06/2006 05:18:30 AM
congrats on your ribbon, I gave it a ten. just perfect.
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09/06/2006 03:52:43 AM
this is brilliant, i love it!
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09/06/2006 01:50:20 AM
When I saw this image I knew it would ribbon not because of the preparation but because of the lovely colors. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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09/06/2006 12:42:18 AM
My favorite movie evr, and a wonderful shot! I am going to field of dreams soon. I promise. Congrats!
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09/06/2006 12:40:49 AM
Way to go Dave! I was wondering how you managed to get so lucky with the shot. Thanks for the explantion.

Message edited by author 2006-09-06 00:41:19.
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09/06/2006 12:30:25 AM
That's a really cool shot. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/06/2006 12:28:26 AM
congratulations! i predicted a ribbon in my original comment...
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09/06/2006 12:26:45 AM
This rocks. Grats on a great finish! :)
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09/06/2006 12:26:12 AM
This didnt win, why? OMG best in show!
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09/06/2006 12:21:36 AM
no kidding, perfect timing...nicely done...congrats!
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09/06/2006 12:17:31 AM
being in right place isn't only thing that made this a winner...great photography!!!! congrats on awesome photo/art...
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09/06/2006 12:14:04 AM
Talk about being in the right place during the right challenge week! This was pretty amazing. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 10:53:44 PM
great shot! you've got some very cooperative friends!
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09/05/2006 03:45:01 PM
I would swear this was a screen grab of the movie. great job.
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09/05/2006 01:34:55 PM
I really can appreciate the setup that went into this shot.
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09/05/2006 08:58:23 AM
where'd you get the uni's from?
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09/05/2006 02:00:14 AM
WOW! How does one get such an image ? :) Remarkable subject ... The composition really needs adjustment IMO though - up or down in the frame - probably down.
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09/05/2006 12:45:23 AM
awesome depiction!!! even more amazing that you pulled it off. did you have to bribe anyone?
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09/04/2006 09:51:06 PM
A simply gorgeous shot. Kudos.
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09/04/2006 06:05:35 PM
Excellent composition, nice clean smooth colors, 10
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09/04/2006 02:04:05 PM
Good job. Leaves me wondering how you built it at got them to come in a weeks time. :-)
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09/04/2006 08:36:15 AM
Brilliant!
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09/03/2006 12:48:10 PM
Wow you have seven models. I am impressed. 8.
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09/02/2006 09:15:09 PM
Hmmm...not much of a movie or TV person, but, I have seen this film. It almost looks like it was taken straight from the real movie. Not too keen on the photo but it's very good. 9
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09/02/2006 05:24:00 PM
9 :) nicely done
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09/02/2006 08:59:23 AM
Excellent.....
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09/02/2006 03:07:54 AM
good, clean tones
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09/01/2006 10:14:02 PM
Billiant idea.
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09/01/2006 09:56:46 PM
Do they get much closer to recreating the scene than this? I'm guessing you went to the actual cornfield in Iowa. Either that or you tracked down seven 1919 White Sox uniforms and seven guys to wear them.

The focus seems a little soft, but he more I look at it, I think it actually works.
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08/31/2006 11:31:54 PM
Like the photo Great Idea something is funny with the colors not sure but good photo
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08/31/2006 11:04:01 PM
No doubt as to what movie scene this is, well done!
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08/31/2006 09:46:06 PM
dammit, i dont like this movie...why does this have to be so well done? i predict a top ten, if not a ribbon.
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08/31/2006 03:12:02 PM
well done, best picture here !! maybe leveling better the grass would make it perfect...give you a 9.
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08/31/2006 01:57:14 PM
A for effort!
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08/31/2006 09:51:58 AM
This is great!
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08/31/2006 07:47:06 AM
Oh, this is AWESOME! One of my favorite movies of ALL TIME!! And you've done a fabulous job of recreating that scene! 10
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08/31/2006 04:31:38 AM
You must of had fun doing this one. Beautiful.
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08/31/2006 12:32:55 AM
Very nicely done.
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08/31/2006 12:21:42 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. 9
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08/30/2006 11:45:12 PM
I love it, great crop and contrast. 10
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08/30/2006 09:26:22 PM
Did you actually go to the field of dreams? if not great job on the costumes!
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08/30/2006 09:04:46 PM
Amazing. One of this challenges best. Good luck.
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08/30/2006 08:50:11 PM
Well done...one of the best in this challenge..love the old uniforms; the composition is very effective and subtle.
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08/30/2006 08:49:46 PM
You must have been in Iowa! If not you spent some money to make this shot. good work though! 8
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08/30/2006 07:18:14 PM
This is great. When I woke up this morning my husband (Timfythetoo) said I had to look at this pic. At first we wondered "how did he/she find all those players with old Sox uniforms?" Then I remembered hearing about a movie reunion and we checked the web and discovered the activities that go on at the real "Field of Dreams". Awesome! Way to capture an opportunity! Beautifully done and I even like the border.************** Hopefully I'm not making an incorrect assumption regarding your set up. Either way - I'm back to bump. 9 Well done.
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08/30/2006 06:37:21 PM
Very close to the original!! Well done!
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08/30/2006 06:33:59 PM
wow
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08/30/2006 05:42:39 PM
hey thats cool
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08/30/2006 05:04:53 PM
excellent
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08/30/2006 04:28:34 PM
One of the best movies ever made...and a great photo. I love the repetition and balance. It looks as though they are ready to play. The green grass in the foreground completes the picture. It makes me want to go watch some really good baseball.
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08/30/2006 04:17:53 PM
perfect, 10. looks just like the movie
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08/30/2006 04:14:29 PM
Very well done! 10
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08/30/2006 04:05:24 PM
I just watched this film yesterday. Great job in recreating it. 10
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08/30/2006 03:51:11 PM
Excellent, well executed lovely colours and DOF, I love it :o)
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08/30/2006 03:42:56 PM
Great! Is this at the actual field. The uniforms are perfect!
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08/30/2006 02:56:29 PM
Outstanding! Congratulations in advance on your Blue ribbon!!! ;^)

Looks like the guy on the far right is intentionally hiding his face (laughing too hard maybe?), and could even be flipping the photog the bird. He-he.
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08/30/2006 12:50:55 PM
Field of dreams was an idea that I like. In the last mounths I have thinked a shot on this film but in italy (southern Italy) is impossible find players or baseball fields. This is one of my favourite movie. The shot is good peraphs I prefer the scene when he listen the father that tell :"build a field" (this was the title that I choose
7

....I come back and think that 7 is too much low....9
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08/30/2006 12:09:31 PM
Nice colours.. Love the composition and framing.. but the focus is a little off.. might want to work on that.. :) 7 for me.
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08/30/2006 11:59:24 AM
this is either a lucky timing shot or you have amazing friends to pose for this!!! i love it!
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08/30/2006 11:50:35 AM
Great idea! One of my favorites in this round.
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08/30/2006 11:12:08 AM
This really look like a scene from this movie, well done.
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08/30/2006 08:42:11 AM
Great movie. Great shot.
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08/30/2006 07:03:27 AM
fantastic movie and a nice shot...not sure where you took this, but there are some distractions in the guys movements...it looks like they are performing somewhere in a show???
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08/30/2006 05:46:06 AM
From the description of the film this photo looks like it captures it. Nicely done.
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08/30/2006 04:58:46 AM
great job here-9-
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08/30/2006 03:39:52 AM
Great shot and a great movie!
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08/30/2006 03:15:39 AM
I'm guessing this will do well. Where do you find these uniforms?
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08/30/2006 03:14:46 AM
This has my vote for a ribbon. Good luck. It has a slightly aged feel with the muted greens.
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08/30/2006 02:39:58 AM
Great Job!! I love this movie!!
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08/30/2006 02:36:43 AM
they appeared like tiny elfs coming out from the grass, lol
very good shot!
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08/30/2006 12:50:36 AM
Nice! Is this at the real field they built after movie?
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08/30/2006 12:43:45 AM
Man... you just got a favorite from me. Not just the subject but you couldn't have photographed this better than you did. Perfect in my book... 10.
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08/30/2006 12:33:40 AM
oh my!!!! AWESOME 10++++++++++
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08/30/2006 12:31:37 AM
Alot of good pics in this challenge and then I come across this one. This is it. This is the blue all the way and I still have 30 pics to look at. If this doesnt ribbon I will be stunned. Beautiful shot! I will be back to look at this again. Giving a 9 for now but dont be surprised if I come back and finsih you off tomorrow to ten. Yeah baby - this shot rocks!
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