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Pop Goes The Weasel
Pop Goes The Weasel

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Challenge: DNMC (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Ledyard, CT
Date: Apr 1, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Action, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2008

I hope this does well (and I hope that this challenge is for real). I hope that the voters are open-minded as to the challenge topic (hard to see how to DNMC any image).

Second of two takes. Needed to readjust angle of flash, and used a bigger balloon with more powder inside. Used a homemade sound trigger (bought a kit online for about $18). Set the camera on the self-timer, with an exposure time of 1 sec, the flash on 1/16 power. got the needle into position, hit the shutter button, turned off the room lights, then waited for the shutter to open. Popped the balloon. Done.

PP - opened RAW in CS3, setting blacks to 0. cloned out the small string holding the balloon from the ceiling. crop. 2 soft light layers, then a hue/sat layer to darken and reduce red in my hand. USM at small radius, resize, save for web.

Place: 11 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.5231
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1852
Avg (non-participants): 6.7632
Views since voting: 2263
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 130
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/09/2008 05:44:02 PM
Hey, cool, Steve! I'm gonna have to get the details on that sound-activated flash. Congrats on top 20!
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04/09/2008 09:56:19 AM
wow, i thought this was purposefully processed to look like a face. I'm surprised it wasn't
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2008 09:45:11 PM
I hope you put that in a proper "sharps" container when you were done with it. BTW what was in that syringe? :) More baby powder on the balloon next time. I like the composition and the way the hand stands out next to the action. Congrats.
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04/04/2008 09:04:25 PM
super super cool!
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04/04/2008 12:30:28 AM
Nice shot but I'm not sure it meets the challenge.
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04/03/2008 05:48:44 PM
Ooh fun!! Excellent timing!
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04/03/2008 11:15:01 AM
The smoke looks like a face
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04/03/2008 03:56:07 AM
Interesting circle formation created by the dust and the rubber.
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04/02/2008 03:16:15 PM
Thats so sketchy, the smoke?water?whatever? Looks like a screaming face..take a step back and you can see it
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04/02/2008 09:53:41 AM
Wow, great shot, love to know how you did this.
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04/02/2008 03:00:58 AM
I'm sorry but this really doesn't meet the challenge at all, 10
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