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Toasts Ready
Toasts Ready
yanko


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Challenge: Bread (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Feb 12, 2008
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2008

Thanks for the votes and comments. This didn't come out quite the way I envisioned but needed to enter something for the Enzo challenge.

Setup is fairly straight forward. I removed the plate underneath the toaster, which allowed me to shoot a flash burst from underneath. It may not be obvious but the toaster is resting on some blocks so that the flash could rest underneath. Since I don't have a wireless trigger I had to hide the cord via a small hole in the paper behind the toaster. The toast is a bit overdone but I wanted to make it look obvious. The main thing I don't like about this is the light coming from inside (could be a lot better) and the light spill at the bottom which unfortunately I wasn't able to clone out.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.5679
Avg (commenters): 7.4500
Avg (participants): 6.2121
Avg (non-participants): 6.7006
Views since voting: 2661
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 243
Comments: 33
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/23/2008 09:56:51 AM
This is a superb shot that I think really should have done a lot better that 8th. It's those 2s and 3s again...

EDIT: p.s. I actually really like the flash spillage underneath the toaster...looks more natural and might look odd without

Message edited by author 2008-02-23 09:57:44.
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02/20/2008 12:00:07 PM
this was one of my ribbon candidates.
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02/20/2008 11:57:34 AM
Very clever set-up!
I actually like the light spilling out from the bottom. The tones and reflections are beautiful. After just recently trying to shoot a shiny toaster myself, I can safely say you did a terrific job lighting this really tough subject. ;) I wonder how it might look if the light was more golden/yellow? I personally think the rough brown toast clashes a bit with the clean white surroundings. But maybe that's a good thing.
Just a thought.
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02/20/2008 09:08:20 AM
Beautiful tones. Another thanks for the description. Very informative and interesting.
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02/20/2008 07:05:41 AM
Amaaazing in basic.
thanks for the description.
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02/20/2008 03:28:59 AM
Congrats on your top 10 Richard! Beautiful shot, I would never have thought of lighting this from underneath!!
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02/20/2008 03:13:19 AM
Congrats Richard, very cool shot, technically perfect.
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02/20/2008 12:50:01 AM
Great shot, knew it would do well. Congrats on top 10.
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02/20/2008 12:20:13 AM
That toaster looks HOT!
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02/20/2008 12:12:24 AM
Richard, your concerns are so minor as to be invisible. :) The lighting's just great. Congrats on your top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2008 07:50:18 PM
Beautifully in focus and nice shine and mixture of greys.
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02/19/2008 02:02:00 PM
nice take on this. one of the better ones so far.
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02/18/2008 09:38:22 PM
This is a very good toaster picture, it would make for good stock photography.
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02/17/2008 03:15:04 PM
I don't care for the centered view, but otherwise, this is really well done. good job with keeping yourself out of the reflection as much as possible.
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02/16/2008 10:33:42 PM
Really like your set up with the light coming from inside.
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02/16/2008 06:40:53 PM
Cool! What did you use to light the bottom of the toaster slots?
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02/16/2008 12:32:06 PM
Superbly composed. Very clean with excellent color contrast (both in color and texture) between the toaster and the toast. An eight for you.
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02/16/2008 10:38:34 AM
wow on lighting here...and clarity...can feel the smooth metal of toaster and rough crumbs of bread...excellent 10+
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02/16/2008 02:10:40 AM
very creative use of lighting.
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02/15/2008 11:56:16 AM
AMAZING use of light. How did you do it?
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02/15/2008 08:35:57 AM
Well done!! Lighting is great!!
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02/14/2008 10:01:25 PM
Beautiful. Clean, crisp and very chic.
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02/14/2008 09:39:38 PM
Nicely done!
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02/14/2008 05:07:20 PM
That is a beautiful toaster.
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02/14/2008 04:44:21 PM
This one came in high for me, and would have been even higher if the lighting had not been quite so bright.
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02/14/2008 11:17:35 AM
very clean lines, crisp and clean. simple and to the point well done
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02/14/2008 02:03:14 AM
Really like the lighting coming up from the toaster. The relection of the light on the front of the toaster is a little distracting.
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02/13/2008 07:19:10 PM
Beautiful shot
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02/13/2008 04:18:22 PM
Very good lighting, did you put lights down in the toaster?
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02/13/2008 12:27:17 PM
Great job handling the lighting and tough reflections. The toast is a little "well done" IMO, and it would've been nice to get a red glow inside the toaster.
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02/13/2008 11:32:25 AM
Very nice picture of a toaster, but not so good of the things that used to be bread. Loss of texture. Maybe the colour got a bit weirded out by selective desat?
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02/13/2008 11:06:25 AM
so sick
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02/13/2008 12:35:13 AM
excellent idea for lighting and very well executed too.
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