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Still beat my eggs with the old wire whisk
3rd PlaceStill beat my eggs with the old wire whisk
IreneM


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Challenge: Old Ways (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2008

I was looking around my kitchen (where else ;-) for something I use the “old” way and decided on my old wire whisk. I love the lines of these things.
After doing some trial shots to check the lighting was o.k., I found that the whisk looked a bit uninteresting in the shot on its own, so I cracked an egg into a cup and dripped the egg onto the whisk. What a mess! O.k., second egg. I cracked the egg into the cup but poured away most of the egg white. I then upended the cup and hit the shutter at the same time. Couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw I had the complete yolk in the image.

Post challenge:
WOOT! THANKS! for the votes and comments and the ribbon.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.7635
Avg (commenters): 7.2083
Avg (participants): 6.7692
Avg (non-participants): 6.7619
Views since voting: 11894
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 241
Comments: 59
Favorites: 16 (view)


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12/10/2008 03:54:16 PM
WOAH! I looked at it and thought, Irene!
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02/11/2008 08:34:34 PM
You sure have the touch, great shot!!!!!! Love it.
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02/11/2008 05:12:57 PM
wHAT an amazing shot Irene - I adore it.
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02/09/2008 02:49:20 PM
what an excellent work, Irene! Can't believe you got 1, 2 and 3 for this fantastic shot!
Big congrats on this deserved ribbon!
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02/08/2008 05:42:33 PM
Wow...I really like this picture. You caught the egg yolk at what seems the perfect time.
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02/07/2008 10:21:12 AM
Just another shot that demonstrates why I admired this Lady's work so much! Congrats Irene!!!!!!
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02/07/2008 09:37:41 AM
To clarify, for small amounts i whisk is used, in probably every major restaurant today. But for a large amount, like cakes a mixer is used commercially. I wouldn't know about households/home use.

Yes, if you used a whisk long ago, and not much since you went electric, that was your old way. And in general, everything electric is equated with modern.
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02/07/2008 09:24:42 AM
what can i say ? ... waw !
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02/07/2008 09:02:59 AM
simply brilliant !
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02/07/2008 05:34:23 AM
Congrats Irene, great shot.
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02/07/2008 12:56:13 AM
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by Quasimojo:

This is a fabulous shot but I really don't want to sound like a DNMC hater but this really does feel like a shoehorn. Maybe I don't spend enough time in the kitchen but doesn't everyone still use a wire whisk to beat eggs?! It just doesn't feel like 'old ways' enough to me. It's a great image and it's hard to mark you down for it, but I have to do a -1 out of respect to all the others that seem better interpreted imho Brilliant shot in every other respect.


Irene, I think the image is awesome and congrats on the ribbon... but I too at first felt that it was a bit of a stretch. I couldn't, however, force myself to vote it down low, because it is such a wonderful image.

In retrospect, just because something is STILL done a certain way, does not make it not an old way.


Hi Leroy. Thanks for commenting. I didn't mean this image to be a stretch in any way. I use my electric mixer most of the time and I hadn't used the whisk for the longest time (I've had it for over 20 years). Even my dear old Mother-in-law uses her electric mixer regularly ;-) However, I see where you're coming from and thanks for not voting me down even though you had your doubts. The whisk was an "old way" for me and certainly no shoehorn.
02/06/2008 09:36:14 PM
Irene! congratulations. I knew you were a master of the water-drop art, but egg drop?
Hey - keep 'em coming.
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02/06/2008 09:24:05 PM
Very creative,,,,Congrats!!!!
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02/06/2008 09:18:25 PM
What an amazing capture, and in so few tries too! Great work!
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02/06/2008 06:39:36 PM
Wow! This is such a creative shot! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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02/06/2008 06:13:12 PM
Originally posted by Quasimojo:

This is a fabulous shot but I really don't want to sound like a DNMC hater but this really does feel like a shoehorn. Maybe I don't spend enough time in the kitchen but doesn't everyone still use a wire whisk to beat eggs?! It just doesn't feel like 'old ways' enough to me. It's a great image and it's hard to mark you down for it, but I have to do a -1 out of respect to all the others that seem better interpreted imho Brilliant shot in every other respect.


Irene, I think the image is awesome and congrats on the ribbon... but I too at first felt that it was a bit of a stretch. I couldn't, however, force myself to vote it down low, because it is such a wonderful image.

In retrospect, just because something is STILL done a certain way, does not make it not an old way.
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02/06/2008 05:00:40 PM
It would appear that there is no end to your creativity and talent, congratulations.
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02/06/2008 04:12:08 PM
That's an awesome shot! Deserving of FIRST place, I think. :o)
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02/06/2008 12:18:16 PM
Congrats on the great image and the ribbon.
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02/06/2008 11:25:05 AM
extremely well shot... congratulation on he ribbon.. very very cool nice lighting... and espacially great timing!!!
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02/06/2008 10:43:34 AM
hero, i say... h. e. r. o.
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02/06/2008 09:48:13 AM
Great idea and setup Irene. Lighting is spot on also. Great composition. Congrats on the Ribb.
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02/06/2008 07:53:28 AM
Knew this would be in the top 3. Nice idea and great execution :)
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02/06/2008 05:08:11 AM
I think I should start looking to my kitchen in a whole different way. I don't know if it will ever become a "WONDER KITCHEN", like yours, but certainly worth a try. Congrats!
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02/06/2008 04:36:48 AM
brilliant picture,the timing and light is spot on well done congrats
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02/06/2008 04:30:20 AM
Awesome Irene, love the way you captured this the timing is great as well as the clarity of the egg.
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02/06/2008 04:22:44 AM
Congrats again !! Lovely shot , simple with wonderful lighting
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02/06/2008 03:27:10 AM
there's no luck to this timing - a quick look through your amazing portfolio will show you've been in training with tens of thousands of shots to get to where you can be this lucky.

I continue to marvel at your meteoric rise. These challenges are all yours now - you shan't be talking me into one of them again! :-P
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02/06/2008 03:19:20 AM
Great capture! Congrats on catching the "yellow"...

Message edited by author 2008-02-06 03:19:34.
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02/06/2008 03:01:30 AM
great lighting, great timing (though I understand the latter involves a little luck).

Well deserved ribbon.
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02/06/2008 02:41:41 AM
This is the only picture I was sure was going to ribbon.. Congrats!!
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02/06/2008 02:24:52 AM
Fantastic shot!!! Congrats Irene!
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02/06/2008 12:13:59 AM
Great idea, and the image is even better in lighting and composition. Congrats to you for this one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2008 04:52:03 PM
great shot one of my favs
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02/04/2008 08:29:41 PM
Great shot! Vivid contrast and focus, as well as nice lighting.
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02/04/2008 03:48:14 PM
most people do. nice capture of the egg. how fast was your film, camera?
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02/03/2008 09:27:34 PM
I just like this pic.
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02/02/2008 11:03:18 PM
This is a great shot. I hope the viewers appreciate the complexity of this image. One of my top ten.
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02/02/2008 09:36:57 PM
super image
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02/02/2008 10:00:22 AM
Very good ... 8
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02/02/2008 12:50:19 AM
Excellent - I really like this.
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02/01/2008 10:57:49 PM
I like how this photo is simple but yet complex. The line of the egg yolk going against the lines of the wisk. Good Job!
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02/01/2008 09:48:11 AM
the egg looks suspended in air, very cool. the space is used very nicely.
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01/31/2008 05:16:24 PM
Wow, this is an awsome shot. I'd like this print enlargened on my wall.
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01/31/2008 04:56:17 PM
well done, precise and dramatic. and old way. I'm hungry.
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01/31/2008 01:50:37 PM
Very cool shot although it doesn't evoke "old ways" for me.
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01/31/2008 12:35:57 PM
Good lighting, great stopped movement and it is a refreshing interpretation of the theme (old-fashioned but not antique as most shots are).
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01/31/2008 09:33:48 AM
how on earth did you get this shot? awesome. i love the contrast between the whisk and black background. the yellow in the yoke catches the eye
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01/31/2008 08:43:32 AM
Hate to think of how many times you had to wash up the ballon wisk. I tried a freeze frame shot in one of the challenges a while back and it was a nightmare. Here you have excellent lighting and have no noticeable motion blur. Its great how the white of the egg has seperated out vertically.
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01/30/2008 10:56:01 PM
great! 9
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01/30/2008 10:44:30 PM
really like this photo, great stopped motion. However it looks quite new and shiny, not really old feeling.
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01/30/2008 08:40:47 PM
Interesting shot. Im interested in seeing how you did this shot
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01/30/2008 07:56:39 PM
Put all your eggs in one basket huh?
Very simple and lovely contrast.
How many eggs did it take?
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01/30/2008 07:31:09 PM
nice timing :) love the refelxtion on the yellow
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01/30/2008 12:41:44 PM
That's pretty darned cool looking.
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01/30/2008 12:16:37 PM
This is a fabulous shot but I really don't want to sound like a DNMC hater but this really does feel like a shoehorn. Maybe I don't spend enough time in the kitchen but doesn't everyone still use a wire whisk to beat eggs?! It just doesn't feel like 'old ways' enough to me. It's a great image and it's hard to mark you down for it, but I have to do a -1 out of respect to all the others that seem better interpreted imho Brilliant shot in every other respect.
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01/30/2008 10:28:11 AM
This movement in this photograph is amazing the shape of the yolk and wisk are really interesting.
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01/30/2008 08:56:26 AM
clean , crisp and to the point, very good motion capture 10
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01/30/2008 01:25:30 AM
The question is, is there a new way to beat eggs?
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