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Smoking Gun
Smoking Gun
Quadrajet


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Rochester, MN
Date: Nov 16, 2003
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Action, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2003

A friend of mine had a tube running up through the grip of the gun (where the clip would go), then into the chamber. As he blew smoke through the tube, it would exit the barrel and go DOWNWARD, so I had him flip the gun upside down. I then corrected it by rotating the image 180 degrees in photoshop.

The white light comes from a flash in a 20"x20" softbox, while the blue light comes from an optical slave flash with a blue gel over it.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.9643
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.9200
Avg (non-participants): 7.0154
Views since voting: 10760
Votes: 140
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/24/2003 11:37:29 PM
Really nice one. Congrats!!!

JP
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11/24/2003 05:29:29 PM
Great shot, great set-up, again Q-Jet. Congrats on the Top 5 finish.
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11/24/2003 09:17:15 AM
Comgratulations on a top 10 finish, good going.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 06:05:24 PM
Might have been funny with a lit Marlboro stuck in the barrel.
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11/23/2003 01:45:12 PM
I think this would be better if the gun was a more realistic or somber colour, 9
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11/23/2003 12:47:06 AM
the gun is totally stoned..
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11/21/2003 12:17:52 PM
The best one,10 from me!
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11/20/2003 09:44:17 AM
Nice idea and treatment.
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11/19/2003 06:51:01 PM
Very creative. Wonderful delivery. Composition is great. Clearity, foucus are excellent. Way to Go.
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11/19/2003 01:59:43 PM
terrific capture of the smoke, I like the clarity and lighting of this shot. The blue looks pleasing against the black. Good job..10.
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11/18/2003 08:24:07 AM
Awesome! So far one of my favorite shots in the challenge. Love the lighting, composition, subject. The smoke looks great... Well Done!!!
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11/17/2003 08:05:11 PM
I guess this works, figuratively, but actually, the smoking gun expression means exactly that. I think it would have been funny to see the gun with a cigarette in its barrell, smoking.
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11/17/2003 05:29:50 PM
Great shot. I thought Lugers were German made though!? To me, the light scrathches on the barrel were somewhat distacting from the dramatic impact.
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11/17/2003 12:27:09 PM
Nice! I love the blue on the gun, and the smoke is just very clean looking. This photo has a lot of character, its very eye-catching. Excellent job.
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11/17/2003 11:33:14 AM
Hope you win. I love this, right to the point and interesting for the eye. 9 Good luck.
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11/17/2003 10:19:42 AM
Nice contrasting colors and the smoke is wonderful. Nice shot.
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11/17/2003 03:56:50 AM
So not all smoking guns are hard to find? ;o)
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11/17/2003 01:47:27 AM
I love the way the smoke is curling (blown through cigarette?) Nicely done.
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