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Cut the rope...

Cut the rope...
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Humorous, Nature, Transportation, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Century Club (more than 100 points), Yachts, boats, sailing ..., Friday theme 2008/01/04 "Guess the film", Amazing POV's [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-03 3:14
Viewed: 6431
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Guess the Film ...my first post for 2008!!!! :)

Part 1: The Script (excerpt)...

SONNY: Hey, Mickey, tomorrow -- get a couple of guys, you go over to Luca's apartment; hang around, waitin' for him to show up...

TOM: Uh maybe we shouldn't get Mike uh mixed up in this too directly

SONNY: Yeah, listen, uh... hang around the house on the phone an' be a big help, huh?


Try Luca again -- ga'head

[Tessio enters with package, which he places on Sonny's lap]

SONNY (unwrapping the package of Luca's bulletproof vest-wrapped fish]: What the hell is this?

CLEMENZA: It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

[Michael hangs up the phone]


Part 2: The Script (excerpt)...

They enter the boathouse.

HAGEN(to one of the men): Get me a Scotch and water.

The man hurries behind the bar.

ROCCO: She took a flight to San Francisco. We figure she's going to connect to New Hampshire; her parents' place.

HAGEN(almost to himself): I can't let him down.

He swallows the drink down in several gulps. And then looks up to his men watching him. He's embarrassed to have shown such weakness.

HAGEN: All right, let me think a minute.

Rocco clears the men out.

ROCCO: Me too, Tom?

HAGEN: Yeah, give me a minute.

Rocco gone, Hagen moves behind the enormous bar, and pours himself a giant drink. He drinks that, and calms himself.

HAGEN: Oh Christ, Pop. It was so good when you were alive. I felt I could handle anything...

A beautiful coastal view of a tropical Caribbean city. An extraordinary view, high buildings, palm trees, all set right on the bay.

on the cruiser, Bussetta a little distance away, watching, but never speaking. The dark-skinned CAPTAIN of the cruiser keeps pointing repeatedly.

CAPTAIN: Habana, Habana.

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/1244
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 7300/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. tweak colors and tones and exposures
2. add starfish, border, and text
3. flatten images
4. resize, sharpen, and resize

Quote of the Day:
"Photography offered all things a young person desires -a sense of purpose, a real sense of adventure and something at the end of it to reward you." -Donovan Wylie

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Ananfoto: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 02:33
To Travelcam: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 01:35
To norenastramus: Tesekkürler!Freddie 1 01-04 01:01
To Janice: hahahaha!Freddie 1 01-04 00:58
To rewshearer: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 00:57
To WMcK: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 00:54
To vandana2923: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 00:45
To studena: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-03 05:03
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Hi Fred

I guess this is Titanic...is it? Nice shots bro... congrats

Amri HMS

Hi Fred:
now I could not guess the film here in India...but it is a fantastic post of colors & details and presented very artisticlly!!!
Happy New Year for 2008

Great shot for an intro to our new year! Beautiful perspective and POV. Makes me ready to find out what 2008 has to offer.

maby CastAway? ;)
beatiful image.looks realy wild.i wish to be there..
greetings from london

the godfather II ?
a splendid tilted composition, extra colours, beautiful !

Hi fred
Splendid shot.great pov and woderful colours
it's "The godfather" isn't it?

Hello there

I cant guess the movie but what a superb capture and a wonderful outlook to begin 2008. Excellent post and title here.

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

Famous quote: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
The Godfather :)
Photo is marvelous, but I don´t see any association.

PS. if I may to tell you, frame is :(

Hie Freddie,

Wow, very good PP here. Blue sky with the nice POV of ship. that looks like a PotC movie.


Hello Freddie.
You made such an long story about the movie, I dont need to see it anymore, haha
Good one.!
The picture you shows here is marvelous.
Congratulations with this beautiful result.

Super shot. The angle is perfect and original . Colours are superb. bravo Réal.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-01-03 7:36]

Hello Fred,

Your composoition is fantastic. Peaceful sky and wave pattern of the water is depicting a good sail. Hope your 2008 will be prosperous. Beautiful presentation my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-01-03 8:41]

very nice picture of this kind of" catamaran!"

I like the angle who present colors and dynamic details! It's have a great sky and the water bring a nice wave texture. It look a pleasant calm day!
I wish you a great 2008 year!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-03 10:04]

Nice shot Fred ! My favorite movie of all time ! Godfather II, but the trilogy is great ! well done on that picture, well composed,sharp and great exposure. Great colors, too !


Superb! This is an awesome composition. I like the POV and concept. Well composed and the note likewise.

Well done Fred. :-)


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-01-03 12:31]
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2 for the price on one Freddie? Yes, The Godfather 1 & 2?
I like this quote "It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes." Dry Sicilian 'humour', like: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse!"
Good one

I don't know the film, I'd guess one of the Mob movies - Godfather or something, (which I've never seen.)
Lovely POV, excellent saturation and inventive tilt, great shot mate!

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-03 13:19]
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Sounds like people from the godfather, but I have no idea. I can say that I like the image a lot. The bright colours and the interesting POV. Great detail and the pp work on the frame is well done, but it might take away from the image a bit, to my eyes. Excellent Work.

beautiful shot, pare.. no need for me to guess as most already answer the film.. hehe..

tfs and regards, terry

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-04 1:48]

Hi my friend,

I have no idea what's the film title is, but amazing POV and composition..



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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-01-04 1:52]

Great capture. Very sharp, good POV, nice colors...

Hello Fred,

Everyone seems to think the film is the Godfather, but as I haven't seen it, I can only comment on this fabulous photograph! The tilt of the shot was a master stroke! The boat spreads and dominates the scene but amazingly, the starfish seems to take centre stage! The border is the great finishing touch!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

An awesome composition Freddie! By the time everyone has enjoyed this the sea would have run dry (fortunately you have the tight rope to save the boat from further disaster hehehe) with the water running out! LOL Just joking this is one instance where the tilted angle adds such good quality!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-04 2:29]

Hi Fred

The tilt adds superb dynamism. I like the colour contrast between the yellow & blue. Wonderful sharpness, & a good entry to the movie theme. Tfs!

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2008-01-04 2:55]

Hi Fred ,
WOW!! What an angle!! WONDERFUL colour and composition!! Wonderful capture to begin the new year!!

Hi Fred..:)
Very nice shot and good idea for submitte this picture for the theme..well done

Good shot my friend..:)
Best Regards,

tomorrow :)

No idea, Freddie. But very interesting composition. The starfish is a great addition. Colors are strikingly exciting. Subject also nice.

Best wishes,

Hi Fred,
good colour, great low POV and image quality ;-)
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

Hello Freddie,
Beautiful shot, and nice narrative.
I see couple of members have already told the name of film :-)
so no need to repeat it :-) TFS

Such an awesome shot Freddie, My first instinct was to say "Time Bandits", but clearly your note says "Godfather" hmmm. either way I love this shot.

Hi Fred!
The personnage name remind me "GodFather" , but I saw that movie long time ago and, in french!
(I did not go down to see the other answer, but as soon as I finish writing this comment and after I clicked "add" , I run to see the other answer)!!
Splendid POV and colors!

Hi Fred,
Great shot and perspective.Very beautiful composition and frame.Well done.TFS.

wow I love the POV!
Great colors and the starfish at the bottom is really a nice touch.
I have no idea the film. . .
well done,

very good picture
the low angle works very well and gives a lot of power

hi fred, i like the tilted composition with striking colors too, that starfish is a nice bonus,
well done,
thanks, scott

Great composition with the low POV. Great shot Fred.

Regards Mark :)

Hi Freddie,
I dunno the film but the photo is awesome! Love sailboats to start with but your POV is perfect and the colors so vivid, great PP work as well. TFS

Hi Fred,

If I just see 'Hey Mickey', I know it. :-) Sleeping with the fishes. Nice. You have to see those several times to get all the little messages in the movies.

Greetings! Dennis

Ahh, this is one of your best EVER Freddie! The low profile is perfect, the wide angle shot makes it snap! Really excellent and it stands out in the thumbnail so nice!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-01-11 17:41]

Hi Fred,
What a colourful photo! Excellent composition and original framing.
Well done.

hello! beautiful capture! malverous place!TFS

nice pov freddie! galing ng angle.. colors are beautiful too... tfs


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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-01-20 23:20]

hi freddie;
an excellent shot and story.tfs.

Very good shot great perspective and the star fish does complete your composition love it!


nice vivid colors... POV gives it some life! cheers!

Hi Freddie
Excellent low POV and love the tilt given for a great image.
This could also be presented in B&W with a touch of sepia.


What a boat, what a story...

hello Freddie

excellent composition

your unusual point of view has created a lovely picture with a lot of visual atraction



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  • tucke Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 6 N: 15] (253)
  • [2008-03-11 14:46]

Hello Fred, You have many beautiful pictures and I am honored that you took the time to critique mine. The colors are what attracted me to this picture. I love bold and clear colors and this is a unique image. I served a mission in the philippines for two years and remeber riding on these outriggers to get from here to there. Very nice composition. I can almost feel the tension on the rope. cheers
Eric Tuck

Hello Fred.
Great photo,nice saturation,great POV and well framed.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hi Fred...nicely composed shot...I like the tilt on the picture. Nice details and sharpness.


Absolutely stunning! Fantastic framing, great POV (dynamic), beautiful composition and great color saturation.

amazing presentation and color combi plus borders! tfs!

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