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Challenge: Still Life With Motion (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Home Studio
Date: Sep 23, 2007
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007

Thank you all for your kind comments and wishes. It is an illusion, I was not happy with the final product but I am relieved that most thought it worked convincingly.

The bullet is a pen cap suspended by thin fish line; the pulverized apple is flour that was loaded inside T-shaped tubing hidden inside the apple. I blew into the tubing and pressed my wireless shutter release simultaneously many times (each time reloading flour into the rig) and this is the best I could come up with. My intention was to have the powder trail the bullet, as it would happen in reality, it just never came out that way and I gave up after many attempts. In a real shot, it would be physically impossible for the powder to be ahead of the bullet, oh well.

The setup was lit with one monolight to each side (using soft boxes) and a low power snoot to the bullet.

Thank you all again!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.6898
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5098
Avg (non-participants): 6.7574
Views since voting: 2600
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 187
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/01/2007 06:33:25 PM
This was my favourite - should have ribboned !
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10/01/2007 10:17:29 AM
I'm so surprised that this one didn't ribbon! It's such an AMAZING photo!! But 7th place! A quite honorable place to finish up :)

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10/01/2007 04:20:03 AM
Congrats on your top ten! This looks like a very well done illusion. Am I wrong?

Message edited by author 2007-10-01 04:20:48.
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10/01/2007 01:03:05 AM
I think this image is underrated and it deserved a better finish. Congratulations on the excellent setup
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2007 09:05:36 PM
1st
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09/30/2007 02:38:43 PM
It took me a while ti figure out the mist was pulverised apple!
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09/30/2007 10:15:01 AM
woah ok second bullet shot. did you actually shot an apple? this had to have taken AGES to do...WONDERFULLY composed and true luck that the bullet is right in the perfect shot to really add to the composition. great job!
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09/30/2007 07:34:51 AM
Not easy to spot... a trajectory trail would of help the effect
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09/29/2007 09:03:53 PM
The direction of motion was not obvious. I had to look some to see where the bullet came from.
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09/29/2007 06:39:55 PM
WOW this is cool
i love it
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09/29/2007 12:56:57 AM
Wow. Two photographs of an apple hit by a bullet. Amazing. I like yours better.
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09/28/2007 08:10:57 PM
Wow !! I really want to see this setup :) Hope only apples got hurt !
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09/28/2007 05:40:58 PM
wonderful capture, great comp and focus, - 10
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09/28/2007 01:41:19 PM
Good setup (I don't believe it is real, although it looks believable). If it is real, my apologies, and you must have a great trigger system.
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09/28/2007 12:17:07 PM
stopped motion? with motion?
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09/27/2007 12:40:18 AM
William Tell with a pistol? Still life after bang !!! Charming picture, should be a winner.
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09/26/2007 11:33:15 PM
Wow! Good work.
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09/26/2007 05:25:49 PM
Is this a winner? Gets a wow from me.
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09/26/2007 05:22:27 PM
Did you really shoot the apple? That is so freakin' cool!
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09/26/2007 08:51:26 AM
Oh this would have been sooooo good if it were closer to the action. The grapes and flower seem unnecessary and out of place. I would have loved to see a more concentrated focus on just the bowl of apples.

Wow, this is amazing!!!
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09/26/2007 03:20:49 AM
Cool shot. Took me a second to see the bullet. I'm curious to know how you setup the spray shooting out of the apple.
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09/25/2007 08:32:14 PM
Hell Yeah-- very sweet
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09/25/2007 04:36:08 PM
I would get in so much trouble for trying this one. Nicely done!
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09/25/2007 02:29:20 PM
Great timing and composition.
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09/25/2007 10:39:48 AM
Ohmy! You have to study this a minute to fully appreciate it. At first I thought it was just dust floating around the one vase, which was cool and high scoring on its own -- but then I noticed the bullet and the holes in the apple. Wow! And you didn't compromise any technicals in pulling this shot off. It's perfect. . .and the degree of difficulty has to be a 10. . .so 10 it is for a perfect score.
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09/24/2007 09:41:31 PM
Very impressive! I've seen this kind of thing done before, but I'm sure if I attempted it I'd wind up with a dead cat or dead neighbor or something. I gave it a 10 just because it can't be an easy thing to pull off.
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09/24/2007 07:29:16 AM
Ach,how did you do this! I can't belive you really shot to the apple :)
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09/24/2007 04:58:40 AM
odd how the entry and exit of the bullet created an outward splitting of the apple - you might want to rework this.
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09/24/2007 12:52:16 AM
wow...murder on the still life floor! good timing, though I bet you killed a lot of apples to get this image
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09/24/2007 12:08:04 AM
WOAH!!!!
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