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Nightmare at the Hot Dog Cafe
1st PlaceNightmare at the Hot Dog Cafe

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Challenge: Strange or Imaginary Edibles (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Dec 14, 2022
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2022

I had so much fun with this - I guess we will have several "hot dogs" in this challenge. It was my little Amber's first Photoshoot in the studio and she can "smile" for the camera, but at times she still goes into a bark, which this is. I did expand her mouth with liquify to make her look more terrifying :-). With the hot dog I got lucky, I had boiled a bone with lots of tendons and stuff for the dogs and it turned out the perfect size AND perfect colour. I dressed it all up with the sauce and in post just blended the dog in. I couldn't decide on the BG ... I actually wanted to copy the "Nightmare on Elmstreet" colours (yellow/red), but realized too late I would have had to change the lighting completely. In the end I settled for the more traditional horror colours of blue/green.

Place: 1 out of 10
Avg (all users): 7.1071
Avg (participants): 7.2000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0870
Views since voting: 225
Views during voting: 75
Votes: 28
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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12/26/2022 10:57:54 AM
12/24/2022 10:52:47 AM
12/23/2022 01:14:25 AM
This is terrifyingly hilarious
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12/23/2022 12:21:51 AM
I thought this was very good. Congrats on your Blue!
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12/23/2022 12:10:44 AM
Seriously with so few voting I wonder why there are votes under 5, so silly! Unless of course people were offended.

Congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2022 11:38:23 PM
This is edited amazingly. It's truly gross of course but that was the point of the challenge. Did you smother the poor pooch with the unsavoury dressing?? He looks quite distressed.

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12/19/2022 12:06:54 PM
Best in the challenge, basically there was no competition
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12/16/2022 01:31:44 PM



I love this. It's SO WELL DONE!
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12/16/2022 10:17:39 AM
If this doesn't win I'll eat that dog! Gloriously grotesque!
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12/16/2022 08:16:52 AM
First image that came up to vote on. Va bene just take the ribbon and I'll leave it at that!
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12/16/2022 12:26:20 AM
Well done! I missed that this was extended kicking myself. I think this will win you the blue!
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