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Women at Work "Rosie the Riveter" Circa 1943
Women at Work "Rosie the Riveter" Circa 1943
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Work II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Jan 9, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2011

You know when one train of thought leads to another that was the case with this photo. I was thinking about the work challenge and thinking maybe I could photograph me doing laundry in a creative way. Then I started thinking about maybe doing an old 1950's type housewife setup which got me thinking of how they used to show wives with bandannas tied around their hair when they worked and ta da! All of a sudden I thought of Rosie the riveter. I looked it up the old posters on my computer and thought hey "I could do that"

Anyway, this is what I came up with I wish the execution was a bit better. But I was the model and after around 200 failed attempts I sort of gave up and went with the best of the worst. Even with its focus and lighting flaws I still really like it, I especially like how I got the colors to match the poster almost spot on. Here is the original poster from 1943 in case anyone is interested.
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Statistics
Place: 16 out of 75
Avg (all users): 5.8324
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 5.8462
Avg (non-participants): 5.8284
Views since voting: 2908
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 173
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/20/2011 04:06:16 PM
Iconic and awesome!
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01/19/2011 04:33:41 AM
Hey Rosie, I voted but somehow didn't leave a comment so here it is. You had a 9 from me for this excellent work. I knew this poster and you did a great job redoing it. The colors are perfect! Congratulations, great shot.
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01/19/2011 01:09:04 AM
Good job. Here's the back story to that photo. I heard it on the way home from work one afternoon when I couldn't get my preferred station.
Rosie The Riveter Story NPR
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01/19/2011 01:08:55 AM
Oh! A SP!! Even better than the 9 I gave you, then! Congrats!
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01/19/2011 12:53:00 AM
Pretty darn good for something you felt was flawed! #17 is nothing to sneeze at!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2011 11:05:12 PM
this is by far the very best of the lot...I hope you win the blue...excellent job
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01/18/2011 10:55:03 PM
excellent job evoking the feeling of the original, but with a new sense of menace
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01/18/2011 08:24:29 PM
This is awesome. I don't have time to vote on them to hit 20% but I wanted to let you know how well done this was. Caught my eye immediately. Great stuff.

Edit: I did vote on more than 20% so it'll stick. 9
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01/18/2011 04:35:50 PM
Nice job on this iconic image.
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01/18/2011 04:02:04 PM
Exceptionally well done, just lacks sharpness to make it a winner.
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01/17/2011 12:37:52 PM
Wow does that background pop - Great recreation!
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01/16/2011 04:57:07 PM
Classic image, nicely done. My favorite this challenge. 10
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01/16/2011 11:46:52 AM
Excellent job on the reproduction.
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01/16/2011 10:03:00 AM
nice idea that lacks sharpness in the face, especially the eyes
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01/15/2011 04:53:53 PM
Nice retro subject. Good colors. I feel like maybe the depth of field is a bit shallow, since the face feels out of focus.
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01/13/2011 05:25:17 PM
An excellent recreation.
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01/12/2011 02:40:21 PM
Wonderful reenactment of the famous poster. My fav in this challenge.
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01/12/2011 02:22:17 PM
We need that B-24 finished in time for tomorrow's raid on Berlin. You can handle that, right? You make a great Rosie, BTW. (No vote, snarky comment only.)
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01/12/2011 09:17:51 AM
in memory of the original model. very nice execution. good job.
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01/12/2011 05:48:30 AM
Funny shot, great expression, i like the over-saturated colors, i wouldn't mess with her.
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01/12/2011 01:38:34 AM
Gave this an 8... but bumping it up to a 9 'cause it's such a great recreation.
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01/12/2011 12:12:20 AM
I think it's great, and I know the image you speak about, I just wish the focus was more spot on as it seems to be ahead of her face...7 in any case
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