Flattery: Imitation

Challenge #45 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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"Good artists copy. Great artists steal." Most of us got where we are today through the positive influence of other photographers. Some images inspire us to create new ideas, but many are so brilliantly executed that we can't help but want to replicate them. Show us your best effort recreating a great image.
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Another challenge site had a similar image and I liked the effect a great deal so I just had to try it myself. It actually took me a while to find a puzzle with pieces the size that I saw that I liked. Maybe I was too picky, but I'm not a puzzle master and wanted it to go together quickly. I think that they still did a better job than I, but I was pretty happy with a first go at it. Anyways, the original can be found here: http://www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=767888
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Submitted: Thursday, 10th June, 2010 01:35 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 28th February, 2010
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 3/2 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Notes: Placed the puzzle on a clear glass pane and put an LED light under. The final pieces was supported by a large nut and then I turned out the lights and took a few shots from various angles.
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