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Challenge: Popcorn (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Nov 6, 2007
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2007

This was my first test with my 430EX. I had the swivel turned to the left and used a piece of white posterboard as a make shift reflector. I held the popcorn over the frying pan until just before the exposure, then threw. Needless to say, the timing was quite difficult. Editing was basic; levels, curves, resize, usm, save for web.

Each challenge I'm learning more. But I did kill my camera in the process...hopefully it will be fixed soon.

Place: 20 out of 74
Avg (all users): 5.7467
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.5385
Avg (non-participants): 5.7774
Views since voting: 1008
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 304
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/24/2008 06:32:08 PM
This is really awesome, great lighting, this also should've been an easy 6+, one thing that could've helped would be getting rid of the silver object in the bottom left, other than that though it is a stellar shot and very well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/12/2007 05:44:52 AM
I like the floating look, but a contrasting bowl with less distracting bottom (2 metal objects) might have helped.
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11/12/2007 01:54:00 AM
I like the frozen capture. Many have tried the movement and it doesn't work for me as much as this does. The framing of the shot distracts me a bit on this one. It won't hurt my scoring on this one, but the left bottom with the grey whatever that is immediately catches my eye as does the right half of the pan with the handle or whatever that is coming off. I would say either crop or get in closer oooooorrrrr pan it out so we know what that is so it can be mentally placed so it isn't a distraction. But as I said not going to hurt your score with me just something of a comment because really the comments are just as important as the scores.
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11/11/2007 10:02:35 PM
I like the idea, I wish the light area in the bottom left corner is distracting.
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11/10/2007 09:05:53 AM
you did well showing the pop
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11/09/2007 06:31:45 PM
Like the extreme contrast
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11/09/2007 04:16:12 PM
I like all the black and the dof used.
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11/09/2007 03:45:24 PM
Good job of catching the corn in-air; nice use of black pot & background for contrast with the white corn.
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11/09/2007 07:39:00 AM
Very well done (8)
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11/08/2007 04:33:30 PM
nice shot
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11/07/2007 04:47:32 PM
lol. nice and sharp.
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11/07/2007 04:43:37 AM
on of the better popped pictures, like the simple bw like setup
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11/07/2007 12:53:48 AM
ahhhhh too many popping popcorn pictures, but your not to blame of course. i like this one though
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