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Hot Potato
Hot Potato
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Challenge: Smoke II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro for Pentax
Location: Indiana
Date: Nov 2, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2008

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Post Challenge:
Thanks for all the great comments, though I would love to hear from the people who voted 1, 2 or 3 on this.

To get the shot, I hollowed out a potato with an apple corer and then drilled some holes in the back and sides to let the smoke escape. To create the smoke I used some of the big hurricane matches. When lit and stuffed inside they produce a lot of smoke for a short period of time.

The potato was lit from the right with a flash in an umbrella for main light and from the left with a flash through a shoot-through umbrella for fill.

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.0643
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.8864
Avg (non-participants): 6.1024
Views since voting: 1403
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 249
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/12/2008 05:05:29 AM
how did you do this?... amazing shot...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2008 04:15:43 PM
like how the smoke is
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11/11/2008 02:35:29 PM
Brilliant textures, the b&w makes them all the more interesting. Great idea overall.
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11/11/2008 01:47:21 PM
Mr. Potato Head is now forced to abuse his health in the corner of the garage, cause Mrs. Potato Head is concerned over the potential to hurt their little spuds. Seriously, the mirrored surface, normally a great idea, doesn't help this image at all. Good choice of potato though, lotsa texture and good contrast.
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11/10/2008 03:42:45 PM
Hahahaha got me fallin out of my seat.... pass it to me
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11/10/2008 02:08:11 PM
When I saw this, I thought "Dragon Egg". My mind did not come to potato until I read the title. :P Very nice.
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11/10/2008 01:31:58 PM
Amazing, love it.
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11/10/2008 05:22:28 AM
This was my favorite photo of this challenge...love it.
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11/07/2008 06:24:24 PM
good idea to visualize the heat through smoke
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11/07/2008 04:52:06 PM
There's a bit too much smoke for my taste, I don't believe potatoes can get that angry. Otherwise good.
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11/07/2008 12:48:19 PM
Excellent B&W conversion.
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11/07/2008 03:40:20 AM
Great contrast, interesting rotation.
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11/05/2008 10:49:18 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technicality:2
Interestingness:2
Personal Bias:
TOTAL: 6
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11/05/2008 02:23:53 PM
hahaha i like this
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11/05/2008 11:54:50 AM
There is so much detail in that potato, I had no clue it was one until I read the title, great detail in the smoke, too. Nice comp and reflection, 7.
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11/05/2008 03:34:44 AM
good to see an original idea in this challange,, welldone
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11/05/2008 03:03:37 AM
I like how the smoke encapsulated the whole thing.
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11/05/2008 12:45:03 AM
NICE!!! I like the reflection!
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