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The Great Escape
The Great Escape

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Challenge: Pasta (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Home
Date: Aug 27, 2009
Aperture: F14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Action, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2009

I Shot this in my makeshift studio (the garage) using 2 AB 800's with umbrellas (1 translucent and one silver). My idea was to capture a noodle trying to escape from a boiling pot of hot water but when I took a few shots while the pot was boiling on the stove, the steam just didn't translate well. So i shot it in the garage instead without a boil. To get the noodle to jump I tied a piece of string onto it and pulled it out of the water quickly while I snapped the shot using a remote trigger. Out of the 200 or so shots I took I liked this the best because of the amount of water that was brought with the noodle.

Gaussian Blur Layer
Replaced color (took out some red reflection in the splash)
Brightness and Contrast Layer
Clone Stamp to remove some random water droplets
Resized and submitted

I really like this shot but who knows....Hoping for a 6.5???

Place: 6 out of 70
Avg (all users): 6.6809
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.8137
Views since voting: 2109
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 141
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/09/2009 02:26:57 PM
Hi from the Critique Club,

You asked for your shot to have an in depth comment from a member of the Critique Club.

Ohh come on, how am I supposed to give an in depth comment to something that is brilliantly thought out, planned, executed??????

You are sharp, clean, clarity is spot on, the colours that you chose work well.

Excellent work!!!
09/07/2009 12:52:52 AM
LOVE this! Congrats on 6th place, Chris.
09/07/2009 12:12:44 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

a ribbon winner...congrats in advance 9

You missed out this time, but WOW Irene!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2009 10:01:08 PM
Cool capture of the water splash.
09/06/2009 07:16:11 PM
nice capture
09/06/2009 06:53:16 AM
Amazing quality, i love this. Good Luck!
09/04/2009 06:15:14 PM
Nicely done! This must have taken a number of shots to get this.
09/04/2009 12:01:43 PM
nice , howe did you get the pasta to look like its leaping out of the pan - did you play the photo backwards? Nicely shot.
09/03/2009 10:46:01 AM
just wish the pasta was in sharper focus...
09/02/2009 07:58:15 PM
I hope you will tell us how you set this one up.....bumped score up on second look........creative
09/02/2009 04:45:47 AM
I like the idea of motion, well done!
09/01/2009 05:57:25 PM
Very cute! Good photo.
09/01/2009 10:43:52 AM
Great capture. This photo is sharp, clean, creative and the action is great. Nice concept and execution.
08/31/2009 05:53:45 AM
wow incredible my pic for blue .10
08/31/2009 02:28:37 AM
I am imagine this took a lot of effort .. well photographed and an interesting take on the challenge
08/31/2009 12:34:30 AM
a ribbon winner...congrats in advance 9

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