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A Splash of Peep
A Splash of Peep
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Challenge: Marshmallow Peeps (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Dallas TX
Date: Mar 23, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2008

This is a tribute to:

A Splash of Kiwi
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by [user]terje[/user]

one of my favorite photos of all time.

So the basic setup is a 10 gal aquarium setting on a couple of mirrored tiles. I lit it from above with my 580 speedlight using an off camera shoe.

The trick was to overcome the buoyancy of the peep. I did this by impregnating it with several of those little interchangeable screwdriver bits. 3 was about all I could fit in without poking out, and that was enough weight to make a splash.

Processed from Raw in Lightroom
Fill light
Saturation
A little sharpening
Spot removal
Crop

Touched Up in Photoshop
Levels adjustment layer with a layer mask (to brighten up the peeps head a bit)

I took about 60 shots to get this one. Sadly, 7 peeps made the ultimate sacrifice for this shot. The rest are about to make the ultimate sacrifice for my sweet tooth.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.5156
Avg (commenters): 7.1538
Avg (participants): 6.3158
Avg (non-participants): 6.6000
Views since voting: 2041
Views during voting: 581
Votes: 192
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/31/2008 02:52:24 PM
I was wondering how you got a peep to splash - very creative! Appreciate you sharing the info on your methods. Sorry to hear of the loss of the peeps, though. Very sad...
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03/31/2008 12:37:25 AM
Nice shot, thought for sure this would be a ribbon winner
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2008 11:40:24 PM
That's some heavy marshmallow. I guess it's weighted or yanked down with a thread. Good stop-motion.
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03/28/2008 09:51:51 AM
Nice capture, been done with many other objects before but still works well
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03/26/2008 11:07:38 PM
nice
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03/26/2008 07:24:53 PM
this is cool amazing shot
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03/26/2008 04:32:38 PM
Nice shot!
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03/26/2008 02:55:26 PM
Well done.
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03/26/2008 01:19:27 PM
A good spoof of the traditional splash shot. I assume you had to weigh the peep down to get a good splash from it?
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03/25/2008 08:22:57 PM
But of course! :)
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03/25/2008 07:48:36 PM
Great concept! A parody which is sure to be parodied! :)
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03/25/2008 03:52:34 PM
Was wondering when one would be here...lol. Awesome job!!
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03/25/2008 11:12:52 AM
Ah, yes, there had to be a splash photo in the contest. And a splash photo done well, too.
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03/24/2008 08:04:48 PM
How hard did you have to throw it to get it underwater? This is almost artistic ... except that it's a Peep, and they're just not serious art material ;-)
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03/24/2008 05:03:58 PM
Amazing shot. Didn't know peeps were so heavy. Nice, clear exposure.
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03/24/2008 02:36:00 PM
Very cool ;-))
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03/24/2008 11:04:24 AM
Too funny!!! Every challenge needs a "splash" shot!!
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03/24/2008 08:29:38 AM
Nice capture!
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03/24/2008 08:13:22 AM
nice shot
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03/24/2008 12:20:17 AM
how hard do you have to throw a peep to get it that far into the water? :)
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