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Challenge: Household Appliances (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Aug 18, 2009
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2009

[Aug. 23rd, 2009 07:26:19 PM]

Well, my initial idea was to have the cover off and have it spray all over everything. Wasn't about to do this inside, so I went outside, put it on a tv tray on the driveway, and hung the black fabric behind. That's why the black background--would look odd having trees as a backdrop :D

Well, the stupid thing wouldn't spray up in the air!! I changed the ingredients, added chunkier things, changed the consistency, all it would do is gloop over the side. No big explosion, nothing interesting!

This is what I ended up with ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103142/120/814845.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/103142/120/814845.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. Lutchenko said it was a pity that I couldn't move it off center more, and then my husband and son had the idea of cropping in significantly tighter. All together it made a much stronger image. Thanks guys!

I like the shadow if the spill that the direct sun made on the base of the blender.

Oh, and thanks to my son, for plugging and unplugging the extension cord in the garage so we didn't have a hand in the picture.

[Aug. 25th, 2009 11:23:32 PM]

By the way, the ingredients were real. I stupidly wasted perfectly good strawberries and bananas in the making of this photo! (at least I didn't add the orange juice, just ice & water). But my son, daughter and did make up real strawberry banana smoothies afterward!

[Aug. 25th, 2009 11:56:47 PM]

The nice thing about doing it on the driveway was, I could just hose everything down!!

Thanks everyone!! I couldn't have been more surprised to see a top 10. There were so many wonderful shots!

Place: 7 out of 71
Avg (all users): 6.2100
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
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08/26/2009 02:52:00 PM
congrats on the great finish.
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08/26/2009 03:31:54 AM
A waterproof firecracker woulda done the trick! :) You did very well with this, Wendy - congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2009 11:39:32 PM
Great capture of the splash. I bet this was fun to clean up :D
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08/25/2009 08:52:29 PM
that sure does look like strawberry......I bet you had a mess to clean up.....sticky......imo.....maybe a reflector in the bottom right corner would have made the shadows a little less
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08/25/2009 12:23:03 PM
Lovely stop-action
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08/24/2009 09:50:32 PM
Great idea and nice results! Hope you didn't waste too many smoothies while trying to get the perfect shot. :o)
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08/24/2009 03:04:32 PM
Great shot.. very interesting.. My eye wanders well... Hope the camera escaped any of this mess! One of my favs!
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08/23/2009 12:19:25 AM
Interesting choice of composition. I like the frozen liquid, but I'm curious if you tried it with a longer shutter speed.
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08/22/2009 03:53:46 PM
Wow, this is so interesting to look at. The composition is spot on, with the mess flowing into the left hand side. The lighting is very nice as well. I do think the mess is however messy, and not as photogenic as other subjects.
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08/22/2009 10:51:59 AM
What a mess..Lol.
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08/21/2009 02:03:16 PM
I like it except for the black void, it throws the picture off for me
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08/21/2009 12:23:32 PM
Great detail and capture, lighting seems harsh, 6.
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08/20/2009 02:28:21 PM
strawberry Oops ^^ nice capture 8
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08/19/2009 04:49:14 PM
Nice shot.The depth of field is shallow, but not over done.
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08/19/2009 09:25:53 AM
My first laugh of the day.
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08/19/2009 08:18:05 AM
This is a great shot!
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08/19/2009 04:36:42 AM
Great composition.
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08/19/2009 03:30:16 AM
could use a boost in the reds, somehow doesn't catch me, 5
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