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Got Toast?
Got Toast?
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stopped Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Date: Apr 11, 2002
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2002

Took this picture for the 'Stopped Motion' challenge. Many people thought it was fake but it isn't.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.7696
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 7.3590
Avg (non-participants): 6.4048
Views since voting: 10426
Votes: 204
Comments: 79
Favorites: 83 (view)


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04/25/2005 01:48:39 AM
How many shots did this take to get this final picture?
If this was one throw one shot great job.
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01/21/2003 09:23:42 AM
Absolutely a Great Shot. I'm sure it took a lot of thinking and a lot of hard work to come through with it. Congratulations!
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12/09/2002 11:40:40 PM
did he get hit by the toaster? he seems pretty calm for the impending danger... :-/
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04/26/2002 11:48:00 AM
mer finnst þetta mognud mynd.til hamingju
myndin hefdi nu att ad lenda samt i verdlaunasaeti
gangi ther betur naest
kvedja kristjan
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04/24/2002 06:33:00 PM
Just wanted to say thanks for all the good comments. And I can understand why some thought... and maby still think it was done in photoshop.
04/22/2002 09:34:00 AM
I agree with the previous posters.

Shame on people voting low on this becasue they THINK it was doctored with no proof what so ever.

Although this was not my favorite shot it was high on my list..congrats on the photo
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04/22/2002 09:30:00 AM
This thing is 4 real. One clever guy said that it was clearly done in photoshop.......Yea right.........smartass
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04/22/2002 05:26:00 AM
I must agree with the previous 4 comments. I think if you hadn't sharpened the image so much and created the jagged lines on the toaster, it might not've looked so doctored.

Eitherway, I still hold this photograph up there with the best of em.
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04/22/2002 02:32:00 AM
This placement is just too bad--It was my favorite picture! and still is! ;)
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04/22/2002 02:15:00 AM
It's such a shame about the undeserved low votes. Don't let it get you down though. I think your imagination and talent are awesome.
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04/22/2002 01:43:00 AM
You still win in my book, no matter what it says here. I'm not going to do the math myself, but without those eleven 1 votes...
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04/22/2002 12:29:00 AM
Congratulations on the good finish... I still like this photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2002 11:37:00 PM
Nice shot ... how many times did it take you to get this one???
04/21/2002 09:42:00 PM
Surreal. I like it.
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04/21/2002 06:01:00 PM
did someone REALLY flip these over the subjects head?
04/21/2002 04:51:00 PM
Did it hit you on the head? Nice job!
04/21/2002 04:35:00 PM
i thought AfterDark had done flying toasters and toast to death already. Where are the little wings?
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04/21/2002 07:12:00 AM
Nice work! The clear sky (rather rare in this part of the world) is simple enough to draw full attention to the toaster. Technically flawless.
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04/20/2002 09:39:00 AM
fake?
04/20/2002 08:54:00 AM
My apologies to the cook. I stand corrected.
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04/20/2002 07:17:00 AM
am i really supposed to belive you took this?
04/20/2002 05:10:00 AM
Very good!! Congratulations
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04/19/2002 12:17:00 PM
Hey, cool photo and great idea! Great originality!
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04/19/2002 12:13:00 PM
The toast isn't the only thing in the air! Great!!
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04/19/2002 08:05:00 AM
That's different. Very cool. Great natural lighting.
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04/19/2002 06:50:00 AM
Very creative! Thanks for clearing up the 'fake' issue, it is so well done I'm sure having to prove it was real was flattering! Great photo!!
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04/19/2002 02:58:00 AM
must've damaged your toaster pretty badly. creative.
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04/18/2002 11:47:00 PM
I never thought the picture was a fake but I can't get over the guys expression. Before seeing your other shots I felt certain it was someone off camera throwing the toaster behind him. I think it's a good picture but the shadows are a little distracting.
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04/18/2002 09:14:00 PM
Fantastic timing and a great backdrop with the mountains and blue sky behind you.
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04/18/2002 02:32:00 PM
Okay, I admit, my husband and I have been studying this picture all week. I was convinced that it was fake, without any justification, and for that I sincerely apologize. You are either extremely skilled, or extremely lucky. I'm assuming the former. Great shot. 10
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04/18/2002 01:45:00 PM
Any photoshop montage in that picture? If not, how did you do that?
04/18/2002 12:35:00 PM
Wow, it probably took a lot of shots to get it that perfect. Is the toaster still working? :)
04/18/2002 12:24:00 PM
Thank you for clarifying this in the forums! It is a cool picture. Almost too sharp and clear (in a good way).
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04/18/2002 10:10:00 AM
Okay, how'd you do it?
04/18/2002 08:10:00 AM
Really cool. The lighting and placement on the toast and toaster is just perfect. I don't like the side lighting on your friend, though, and can't help but wonder how this would look from a lower angle. I think it would draw the viewer into the odd scene more to be a little under the toaster, and it would get the line of the mountains out from behind your head. Still... very cool.
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04/18/2002 05:52:00 AM
whilst I wouldn't normally agree about people publicly revealing info re their pics before the voting is over I think your post is required. Apologies for doubting, but the pic looks too good to be true :) Well done. Dark shadow on the face is a shame
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04/17/2002 11:42:00 PM
obvious photoshop
04/17/2002 11:34:00 PM
is this real?
04/17/2002 06:31:00 PM
Can't decide whether or not this is a digital collage. I think having the toast and the toaster up in the air with nothing but blue sky would have been sufficient without the person sitting on the ground.
04/17/2002 04:20:00 PM
Was the toast thrown/dropped separately, or did the toaster eject it while in midair? Perfect composition.
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04/17/2002 10:51:00 AM
almost looks photoshopped. amazing that you could get both the toaster and toast to face perfectly towards the camera and be so sharp and be in the DOF. whimsical idea.
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04/16/2002 08:45:00 PM
kinda looks faked, but I will take it that it's not. Nice shot!
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04/16/2002 05:54:00 PM
wonderful :) I haven't a clue as to how you managed this, but i love it.
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04/16/2002 05:40:00 PM
Interesting, almost looks too good to not be photoshopped.
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04/16/2002 03:53:00 PM
Ummmmmm -- OK *grin* Is that a toaster, or a radio? The vertical placement of the mountains in the background bother me. I either wish they were higher above the head, or closer to where the nearer "horizon line" (base of the mtns.) seems to be.
04/16/2002 03:22:00 PM
this picture is awesome! i love how he is just sitting there so calmly as he is about to get knocked out by the toaster! you get a 10!
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04/16/2002 01:46:00 PM
don't see many dents in the toaster - must have got lucky with first take! really good original shot.
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04/16/2002 11:54:00 AM
fake
04/16/2002 10:12:00 AM
This picture rules. It's a shame I know people think it's fake -- the fact that it isn't gives you my best rating of the competition. And you definitely get the creativity award.
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04/16/2002 09:23:00 AM
Like this shot more each time I view it. If the toaster and toast were more visible I would have moved this up in top 5 or even 3.
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04/16/2002 03:28:00 AM
Not only do you have a spectacular, impeccably framed landscape, you have a great portrait, AND flying toast. As a former programmer for the After Dark screen savers, flying toast is going to get my vote every time. :)
Gold star for you!
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04/16/2002 12:40:00 AM
Cool, simply cool.
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04/15/2002 09:51:00 PM
Fun!!
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04/15/2002 08:42:00 PM
Very interesting picture.
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04/15/2002 08:34:00 PM
Great shot, sorry we ever doubted you. The blank expression on your face is perfect.
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04/15/2002 06:40:00 PM
I hope he ducked.
04/15/2002 06:16:00 PM
Very interesting composition! I like the scene. It looks like some remote site which makes the introduction of an electrical appliance into the scene very interesting.
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04/15/2002 05:30:00 PM
Very original and well executed. I just love it.
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04/15/2002 04:55:00 PM
don't know how you pulled that off
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04/15/2002 04:42:00 PM
Im very curious how you did this.. nice image.
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04/15/2002 03:24:00 PM
Ouch! Great photo and very interesting. You captured the essence of the challenge well.
04/15/2002 02:43:00 PM
I don't get it, but hey, I like it.
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04/15/2002 02:42:00 PM
I love this shot. Very fun image!
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04/15/2002 02:04:00 PM
I think i need some help interpreting this photo. Us simpel minded country boys don't know nuthin bout art... but it would make a good pink floyd album cover...
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04/15/2002 01:57:00 PM
that toaster was totally put there digitally
04/15/2002 01:48:00 PM
Is this picture for real? If so, it is an awsome shot.
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04/15/2002 01:16:00 PM
um...is that a real toaster? it looks fake. If it is real, this is pretty good picture. Nice DOF ('cept for the toaster and toast)
04/15/2002 01:12:00 PM
perfect! simple idea - great image
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04/15/2002 12:59:00 PM
I LIKE IT!! Great job!
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04/15/2002 11:47:00 AM
got milk? how'd you do this? very nice
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04/15/2002 11:45:00 AM
What the HELL! Funny as shit. TEN
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04/15/2002 11:39:00 AM
Ha! good one. Everything is in focus.
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04/15/2002 11:32:00 AM
Amazing. Great idea, wonderful colors, and just the right choice of background. I think this is the most original idea here, and perfect execution.
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04/15/2002 11:14:00 AM
Great. Very original, excellent stop motion, sharp focus, etc. Love the title too!
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04/15/2002 10:24:00 AM
this must have been very hard to time, or edited
04/15/2002 06:51:00 AM
Would love to see this a few seconds later to see how it all 'goes down'. Origiinal concept, well executed. The light on the guy's face isn't very well considered - needs some fill flash to balance his left hand side.
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04/15/2002 06:48:00 AM
Very surreal. I love it!
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04/15/2002 05:30:00 AM
clever picture. I just hope that guy moved out of the way in time.
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04/15/2002 04:32:00 AM
Very humourus! :)
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