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They're heeere! (Poltergeist)
2nd PlaceThey're heeere! (Poltergeist)
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Scene It! II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Camas, WA
Date: Nov 1, 2007
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2007

I promise I had this idea before I saw it was done in the last one. Took my old TV and put it on the floor on top of some large books. Lit with a flash lying on the floor. It really wasn't a hard shot at all.

The old one scored 6.97. Will voter fatigue make this score lower, or will they like the different take (brighter, monochrome)? It's always interesting to see what the voter thinks. What I really needed was a circa 1983 Zenith TV.

Processing is mild. Convert to B&W, S&H, color balance to green (the movie poster has a green cast), some contrast masked to Laine, resize, USM. I did have to clone out the channel which was displayed on the screen in the corner and I couldn't get it to turn off. ;)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 83
Avg (all users): 7.3273
Avg (commenters): 8.4333
Avg (participants): 6.5652
Avg (non-participants): 7.5287
Views since voting: 9328
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 220
Comments: 59
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/20/2007 07:32:10 AM
this is great, congrats.
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11/13/2007 02:38:06 PM
I believe ya! Congrats on yet another one Jason, nicely done!
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11/13/2007 10:47:53 AM
Wonderful! Congrats!!
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11/13/2007 04:47:14 AM
Congratulations Jason!
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11/13/2007 03:36:38 AM
cool colors and light/shadow play, nice work as usual ... congratulations
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11/12/2007 03:04:47 PM
Congrats on the Ribb. Love the composition and lighting, and the green tone rocks.
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11/12/2007 02:48:18 PM
Doc, you're going to need a second profile page to hold all those ribbons. 'Grats, this was very well done.
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11/12/2007 01:57:10 PM
7.3 on this is a gift

Message edited by author 2007-11-12 14:14:44.
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11/12/2007 01:13:21 PM
Jason, congratulations! :)
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11/12/2007 12:11:40 PM
This was one of my favorites. Simple, straight and well done.
Congrats doc :)
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11/12/2007 09:56:09 AM
Nice job! I Knew this would do well!
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11/12/2007 09:35:52 AM
Excellent shot. Everything's perfect. Love the eerie tones.
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11/12/2007 07:41:50 AM
Perfect!!
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11/12/2007 06:30:22 AM
Well done Jason! Congrats!
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11/12/2007 05:58:04 AM
Nice one Jason, congrats on the ribbon.
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11/12/2007 03:03:02 AM
I knew this was yours...it had your touch all over it. Congrats.
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11/12/2007 02:52:35 AM
Congratulations Jason on a very creative and well executed photo. Excellent use of color.
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11/12/2007 01:24:40 AM
Jason, congrats, great work!

reminded me a little bit my
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different mood, of course...
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11/12/2007 01:09:21 AM
Congrats on your first, err 300 ribbon. I love that negative space. It almost feels like a figure will appear any moment.
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11/12/2007 12:54:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, great work.
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11/12/2007 12:31:26 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Great image!
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11/12/2007 12:19:15 AM
Congrats on the Red!
Very well executed and presented! As always.
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11/12/2007 12:16:43 AM
I LOVE it... awesome entry my friend. Congrats.
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11/12/2007 12:11:00 AM
Congrats Jason, well done as always sir!!!
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11/12/2007 12:07:36 AM
I gave it a 9.

Congrats!
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11/12/2007 12:07:16 AM
Congrats on the red! That movie still gives me chills! : )
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11/12/2007 12:05:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2007 11:57:56 PM
Blows my attempt on this shot outta the water-- nice
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11/11/2007 07:04:47 PM
Outstanding... My only "10" in this challenge. Great stuff - the tones are terrific!
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11/11/2007 05:44:41 PM
Classic Horror, have to give an extra point for that. I enjoy the concept, but for me it just seems to smooth running down her back and across the floor in the reflection. I think maybe its a bit too bright on her jumper.
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11/11/2007 12:19:05 PM
Nice duotone.
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11/10/2007 11:19:16 PM
Excellent! Love the tones!
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11/10/2007 09:03:23 PM
Not original, but very well done. The greenish cast is a nice touch.
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11/10/2007 08:41:11 PM
That saying "They're heeerrreeee!" just helps to set the stage with the creep out factor of this iconic movie. The lighting is good in that the greenish cast is in line with the scene in the movie. It adds to the errie and creepy mood...a greenish ghostly light emulating from the common T.V. Pose of your model is an effective emulation of the little girl, Carol Ann, in the movie. I like how you paid attention to details in the elements of the composition. The girl is wearing a simular style P.J.'s and you even have a stuffed animal in the same position as it is in the film. The only deviations are the type of the T.V. (can't be helped as that the style and technology has advanced in the decades since the film was made), the hair of the little girl is not straight like the actress in the movie's was (really, not a detraction), and the teddy bear is not a light colored one but rather a dark colored one (a light hued one would work better for it would stand out from the shadows better). Is the composition recognizable from the movie it emulates? The answer is yes. Would is be recognizable without title benefit? Yes, I firmly believe it would. Lighting is good, composition is excellent, and details are great. Good job!
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11/10/2007 06:23:56 PM
Excellent take on the challenge...
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11/10/2007 04:22:35 PM
Great work :) This scene is one that sticks in my mind from movies I have seen in the past... The greenish tint seems to work ok here... Did you experiment some with blue?
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11/10/2007 11:14:50 AM
Back to bump up to 9. Best in the challenge IMO.
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11/10/2007 10:31:59 AM
My favorite of the challenge. Fits the movie scene perfectly. Great job.
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11/09/2007 05:36:11 PM
WOW, AWESOME reproduction!
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11/09/2007 04:31:07 PM
Great rendition of Poltergeist! 10 for me! :)
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11/09/2007 11:31:30 AM
Good job nice lighting and focus. psart good luck. 8
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11/08/2007 12:59:43 PM
This is a 10 for me because it feels so "right".
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11/07/2007 07:58:13 PM
10 without a question. Cant critisize even if i wanted to.
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11/07/2007 07:30:11 PM
Absolutely well done :o)
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11/07/2007 09:09:07 AM
THAT is excellent!!!!!
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11/07/2007 01:58:29 AM
Very cool! nicely done!
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11/06/2007 01:16:24 PM
Pegged it!! Great shot - hope you do well!!
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11/05/2007 11:57:57 PM
almost like the real thing -8
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11/05/2007 11:10:38 PM
perfect 10
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11/05/2007 08:43:24 PM
Great job on this recreation. Very well done!
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11/05/2007 05:42:15 PM
Very nicely rendered. I like the deep cyan duotone.
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11/05/2007 04:55:25 PM
Man reminds me of having the shit scared out of me watching this movie when I was young. Very good job.
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11/05/2007 03:42:28 PM
interesting take but I think the image has more impact if it was wide instead of tall
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11/05/2007 03:36:17 PM
greatness... would like to have seen more blue than green though 7
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11/05/2007 11:35:11 AM
Great lighting and composition. Love the duotone also. Nice work.
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11/05/2007 09:04:44 AM
Nicely done, 8.
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11/05/2007 09:01:00 AM
Excellent job with this creepy shot - I love this scene. The stuffed animal is a great touch
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11/05/2007 01:29:46 AM
i think this might just be my fav
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11/05/2007 12:02:19 AM
I like the tones...probably a little too much space at the top compositionally speaking, but otherwise nice 7
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