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The Art of Falling
The Art of Falling

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Location: Kitchen table
Date: Sep 19, 2008
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2008

I have really wanted to try an 21_F.gif IreneM style shot so I finally tried it. Throught the crazy experience and lots of cleanup I got this one shot out of one hundred. They aren't easy folks... I have a new respect for her now as it took me hours to get it right...
I broke the glass almost a month ago and new I wanted to use it in a challenge but nothing came up so I decided to enter my first free study. I have no idea how this will do. I imagine well but free studies are wild so we will see!

The falling over glass is held up with fishing line by my wife. After the flashes (one blowing out the background and one above the glasses) settings were dialed in she held on to the fishing line and sprayed one of those compressed air cans into the glass causing chaos to the drink.

Place: 43 out of 430
Avg (all users): 6.4969
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.4630
Avg (non-participants): 6.5686
Views since voting: 1413
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 159
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)

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11/20/2008 10:14:03 PM
great setup, i might have to mimick it when i get my strobes in:D
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10/11/2008 07:59:22 AM
Just awesome!!!
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10/09/2008 04:11:49 PM
Well done! Thanks much for the "how-to" also.
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10/09/2008 02:25:53 PM
I usually don't say "only" for a score like that, but ONLY a 6.49?! Wow, this is a tough crowd.
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10/09/2008 01:53:17 PM
Patrick, this is a fantastic image. I love it. Thanks for the set-up details, the air can blowing into the middle glass is a very interesting detail. They are a pain to do, aren't they? But the result you got is well worth it.
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10/09/2008 01:31:13 PM
Great job! You succeeded in getting "Irene'd" by a few of the commenters. Thanks for the setup details - makes me wanna break stuff and go make a mess! :)
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10/08/2008 06:37:03 AM
Thanks for sharing the details. A very well executed idea...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 12:14:00 PM
Good storytelling.
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10/05/2008 03:04:20 AM
Beautiful image, I love the movement and the stillness, great lighting...very 21_F.gif IreneM! I am left pondering how you achieved the movement in the middle glass.
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10/03/2008 10:57:14 PM
defenetly Irene's table...great shot 8!
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10/03/2008 02:39:16 PM
Looks like an IreneM job. I love the contrast between the red and the greys, the balancing act with the middle glass is really cool.
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10/03/2008 12:36:26 PM
Well....it is perfect!!!
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10/02/2008 09:56:51 PM
Plenty to interest my eye in your photo. Good choice for the challenge. 9
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10/02/2008 03:51:19 PM
Very nicely done. I assume this is the old geletin trick for the splashing liquid effect and if so the splashing glass looks pretty realistic, it would have really been cool if there was a splash of liquid that went above the middle glass but the drops on the lower glass really help sell it. Great job
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10/02/2008 01:32:51 PM
Looks like Irene... if it's not, she's better look out for YOU! :)
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10/02/2008 11:21:46 AM
you are incredible!
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10/01/2008 12:09:04 AM
this looks like soo much fun to do. hope it scores well for you:)-8
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