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Challenge: Heat (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: New Providence, New Jersey, USA
Date: May 21, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.3
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2006

The names are so creative and fun, I just had to save the bottles, and feature them here to share with others. Endorphin Rush is really the hottest hot sauce, more insanely hot than Dave's Ultimate Insanity sauce. But the Dave's bottle is in better condition, so it gets the focus here. They both are nearly toxic, I use a toothpick to dispense them, and more than a tiny drop will render a bowl of chili inedible. One bottle of these will last forever, you can stop looking for heat, and go for taste.

The fire is in a wood-burning stove. Additional lighting is from a halogen lamp aimed off of a white corefoam board as a reflector. I'm trying to soften the light with what I have so far. Better lighting gear like a Softlighter II is still on my wishlist.

RAW, DPP2 levels, saturation, sharpness, tungsten white balance.
PS slight crop, levels, curves, resize, USM, save for web.

Place: 78 out of 158
Avg (all users): 5.4795
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.1311
Avg (non-participants): 5.6727
Views since voting: 832
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 171
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/28/2006 10:06:24 PM
Colourful and dramatic, good luck. Back to bump up.
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05/26/2006 01:58:18 PM
so much spice..
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05/26/2006 06:37:00 AM
Great still life photograph. The fire in the background makes this image for me. Well done! I hope you have plenty of beer to cool things down.
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05/23/2006 10:24:51 AM
Great shot, nicely lit and well arranged.
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05/23/2006 01:10:23 AM
Lip smakin good.. with sour cream, papaya tablets and lots of ice water. Nice work.
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05/22/2006 06:58:38 PM
good idea, maybe a little overexposed on the foreground picture, other than that good job.
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05/22/2006 05:52:35 PM
Great still shot
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05/22/2006 05:14:37 PM
the flash used is very harsh. You can improve this shot by reducing the flash strenght if your camera has flash exposure compensation
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05/22/2006 04:49:32 AM
Can taste the heat...8
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05/22/2006 01:10:59 AM
Not sure if the chips add anything to the composition; they're a little plain - everything else has great colors & eye catching appeal.
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