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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Home
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Galleries: Action, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

Sorry to disappoint some folks, but its pretty straight forward, all i used was an old table, a can, 2 bottles of 'value' cola, and a bath!! The original shot, and some set-up shots can be viewed in my portfolio. I cut a hole in one side of the can, and peeled it back to give the 'burst' effect. Directly opposite i cut a larger hole, for pouring the cola through. At 90 degrees to that hole i pierced a small hole, just large enough to fit a small bolt through, and using a number of washers as spacers attached it to an old white table top with a hole drilled through it. I then put the set up in the bath (it can get messy!),set the camera on a tripod with a halogen desk light to the back right of the set-up, set the camera to 'multi burst' mode, set the timer, and just as the first shot was taken began to pour the cola......

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Place: 11 out of 132
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Avg (commenters): 8.1579
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Views since voting: 2900
Views during voting: 764
Votes: 269
Comments: 27
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04/21/2005 12:16:21 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a vibrant, attention grabbing shot that is very well put together in terms of composition, lighting and unique subject matter.

For some reason I think Id like to see this shot with a different background, maybe still white but not as bright, or the letters on the can brightened. The bright background is distracting to me. I think if the white balance of the letters were similar to the background my eyes would be focused exclusively on the can and explosion, but the background is competing.

Im interested to know what Im seeing reflected in the can.

All that said, this is a great shot!

All the best!

Christina Mallet
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04/18/2005 04:47:22 PM
I figured this was how ya did it. I've shot so many cans and there are always dents all over the can when ya really shoot one. Great placing and shot though. Van
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04/18/2005 09:01:07 AM
Congrats on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 10:49:48 PM
Wow.. i wonder how you did it?.. 10
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04/17/2005 08:30:03 PM
wow
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04/15/2005 09:19:40 AM
Very good but I hope the "can rights" people don't get up in arms over you shooting a can.
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04/15/2005 01:06:32 AM
Amazing. If you don't place near the top you are getting ripped.
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04/14/2005 07:57:33 PM
Not bad, good choice, though I would like to see the cause of the effect, kind of takes it away for me. I do like it though.
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04/14/2005 02:23:00 PM
looks a bit dark on my monitor!! ,but i`ll give it a 10 for effort and style,even though you got the idea from M? M??????? .HE-HE.
Where`s the bullet ?
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04/14/2005 12:15:24 PM
How was this done ?
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04/14/2005 08:32:14 AM
Well it might be cliched, done before, whatever, but you just won yourself a ribbon. Extremely well executed. Sure it would have been stronger without the little dint in the front of the can, and if you had figured out a way to actually pierce the can with a projectile or sudden burst rather than the sneaky means you've adopted here - not 100% sure exactly what you've done but I know there's SOMETHING going on to the left of the frame, but still, I like this a lot.

I'll stop rambling and get to the point.

10.
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04/13/2005 10:14:15 PM
only complaint is the weird reflection in the can
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04/13/2005 03:50:10 PM
I think a darker background would have helped keep the soda from blending in. Cool shot any way, though!
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04/13/2005 08:38:27 AM
great shot!
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04/12/2005 03:09:30 PM
Very cool!!!
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04/12/2005 01:52:06 PM
Amazing!!!! What timing!!!
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04/11/2005 07:14:16 PM
This is neat. How? niner!
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04/11/2005 06:54:11 PM
@ best
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04/11/2005 03:16:32 PM
Very creative! Let me guess: the picture rotated 90deg CCW?
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04/11/2005 09:58:17 AM
Unique. Like it!
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04/11/2005 09:23:28 AM
Awesome. Hope you explain how it was done.
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04/11/2005 08:29:30 AM
Its too bad that you couldn't see the bullet on the right side of the can. Nevertheless 9.
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04/11/2005 07:38:12 AM
we need a bullet here! :)
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04/11/2005 04:25:24 AM
great idea worth an 8
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04/11/2005 03:13:17 AM
good job...cant wait to see how it was done
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04/11/2005 12:56:43 AM
Good setup
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04/11/2005 12:13:48 AM
Absolutely exceptional. Lighting is supberb and the timing perfect, as it would have to be. If you don't have an explanation of what equipment you used for the timing here on the photo description could you do me a favour and send me the details, with a web link if appropriate, as I am after some way of doing similar shots myself. 10+
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