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"Same Time, Next Year" - a romantic comedy
"Same Time, Next Year" - a romantic comedy
jefalk


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Challenge: Book Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Home, So. Calif
Date: Nov 8, 2003
Aperture: 25
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5sec
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2003

Though it came out just about as I had hoped and envisioned, it was an incedable amount of effort. Lighting, reflections from just about every corner of the space and room, good greif getting the motion just right with it turning from 2003 to 2004, man!

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Place: 30 out of 231
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11/19/2003 12:24:22 AM
I had tossed it back and forth on what exactly to put or keep in the photo trying to hold the intended attention/focus intact, but with the shot already taking just over 7/hrs, this was the result and I had too stop trying. However, in the books' story (or the movie with Alan Alda), the anniversary clock along with the rose in my opinion strengthened the symbolic romance through their annual 25 year affair. I did like the fact that the clocks pendulum also showed a nice motion effect in the shot as well. Of course this is always so subjective.

Photographically, the shot was f25-5/sec as a summation of 45/flashes; a main burst of (4) studio heads totaling 1200ws with some softboxes and reflectors, and then 40 hits of my Canon 550EX at 1/128 and 8hz creating the motion effect. The date/year changing mid-flight was because I printed a second set of date slips and glued them back to back and opposite top to bottom on a coat hanger painted flat-black. The initial position of the coat-hangered slips was just behind and below the upper 2004, and right after the main burst which started the strobes, I swooped it down and flipped it front to back mid-flight changing the face to 2003 as it settled at the bottom of the shot.

I was determined to tell the story of the title with a hint of the plot as well in a single exposure; and try and pull off a very technically challenging shot (for me anyway)... I was pleased with the fact that I had sketched a story-board for this shot with detail, and it turned out just about exactly as I had planned right down to the subtle details in the rose. A bunch of work, but tons of fun too!

Thank you all again for all the nice comments,

John
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2003 09:34:14 PM
Wow - excellent! I'd love to know how this was done!!! I like the frame, composition, lighting. Nice job!
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11/17/2003 09:54:03 AM
Not sure how this was achieved, but it sure is unique. I think the addition of the clock is unecessary. 9 -danny
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11/15/2003 11:49:46 PM
I bet this was fun to arrange. Love the whole composition. The simple background and colour scheme, the sharpness, the llighting, they all make it a very professional looking. Well done.
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11/15/2003 10:12:05 PM
Interesting technique. I will be looking forward to reading how you pulled this off.
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11/15/2003 04:51:16 PM
not too interesting
11/15/2003 06:31:19 AM
Wow. Hope you will reveal how you've done that.
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11/14/2003 07:56:13 PM
The picture looks great, clear and crisp. Composition looks very good but I am not sure I want to see a shadow of each page for a whole year. In painting and drawing there is a rule that says: "Few is more". Sometimes is better to follow some rules anyway. But, your picture looks good so will get a 9.
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11/14/2003 05:16:46 PM
Very good. NIce special effect, use of colour. I like that you used a mirror for the base really adds depth to what could have been a basic image without the extra dimension. 10
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11/14/2003 02:39:38 PM
Wow Awesome. Best photo so far
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11/14/2003 02:26:51 AM
Will be looking forward to photographers details....

beautiful work
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11/14/2003 12:38:42 AM
fantastic.
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11/13/2003 09:10:51 PM
This photo tells a story. Nice effect with the calendar. The clock the rose the hotel key all are piece to the puzzle - you could get the title of the book without knowing it, I like the bight red, sparse but bold.
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11/13/2003 08:29:30 PM
Good idea. It seems that your camera moved causing the clock and flower to become blurred and doubled. I think it would have been better if they were sharp. Nice set up and lighting.
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11/13/2003 08:00:19 PM
nice effect...will be interesting to hear how you did it! nice shot
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11/13/2003 10:03:14 AM
well done. great effects.
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11/13/2003 05:08:19 AM
Beautiful composition, nice and crisp. The movement effect of the date is astounding.
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11/12/2003 03:02:30 PM
Great shot...love the black and white with the red and green accents...well done!
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11/12/2003 10:57:57 AM
Very tech. Looks beauty.
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11/12/2003 12:58:34 AM
Great interpretation of the book. A ten from me!
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11/12/2003 12:54:27 AM
i can't wait to read how you did this...

for a romantic comedy, the backround is awefully dark.
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11/12/2003 12:42:11 AM
awesome photo...so wonderfully done. Very clear and sharp...10!
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