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Challenge: What's In Your Fridge? (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: May 24, 2011
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2011

A day before challenge's end, my only decent idea was technically not doable within the basic rules set, so I simply was about to give up.

In fact this idea came from my wife, inspired by Arcimboldo's work. She also created the "vegetable head", which took a whole afternoon: I can safely say that this photo would not exist without her.

I simply installed the fridge in the studio, set the lighting and camera up, put a blue shirt on, posed and took the photo.

We both thank you all very much for the great comments and votes!

ETA: For those interested in the lighting setup, you can refer to 21.gif senor_kasper's comment: he's got it 100% right :-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 56
Avg (all users): 6.8153
Avg (commenters): 8.1034
Avg (participants): 6.5897
Avg (non-participants): 6.8571
Views since voting: 5371
Views during voting: 728
Votes: 249
Comments: 58
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06/07/2011 06:09:17 PM
Originally posted by gyaban:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

Forget about the lighting, give us the ingredients of this thing, lol!


Excellent question :-) Here we go:
- skin = endive
- nose + cheek = potato
- chin = pear
- mouth = tomato
- base of the neck = slices of cheese
- border of the hat = zucchini
- hair = pasta
- eyes = green and black olives + green pepper

All of these were fixed on a metallic structure with thin white wires.


Love it, thanks! Much kudos to your wife for creating this!
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06/07/2011 05:50:13 PM
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Forget about the lighting, give us the ingredients of this thing, lol!


Excellent question :-) Here we go:
- skin = endive
- nose + cheek = potato
- chin = pear
- mouth = tomato
- base of the neck = slices of cheese
- border of the hat = zucchini
- hair = pasta
- eyes = green and black olives + green pepper

All of these were fixed on a metallic structure with thin white wires.
06/07/2011 05:41:36 PM
Forget about the lighting, give us the ingredients of this thing, lol!
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06/02/2011 10:20:49 PM
Originally posted by gyaban:

Originally posted by senor_kasper:

I wonder why you did not complete the effect by placing a 5th Speedlight inside the fridge's real light fixture. As it is now it looks obviously in the 'off' state. I am surprised you omitted this since you could have easily accomplished the task by disassembling the fridge to uncover the guts of the fixture, changing the fixture acrylic diffuser to a larger one to accommodate the Speedlight, rigging a radio trigger inside the roof of the fridge to make sure the Speedlight triggers in sync and then re-assembling the fridge, all of which you could have quickly accomplished in no more than 16 hours of work, not counting the time required for the reverse process to retrieve your Speedlight and the radio trigger after taking the picture. Come on, it is not like you needed to truck the fridge over to a lake and build a special table in the middle of the lake. I am afraid you are beginning to slack. Congratulations on getting the blue despite the blatant omission, but please try harder next time ;-)


You are so right about that. The true reason for this slack is kinda sad: I don't have the money for a 5th Speedlight. So as I am writing this, I am training a dozen of glowworms to deliver a burst of light on demand, but my cats are eating them regularly, so it is not THAT easy.


It seems like you could have come up with something, Christophe. The problem with you, is that you just don't go that extra mile for a shot! :P

Congrats! Your wife did an excellent job. It looks just like you! :D
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06/02/2011 10:08:17 PM
You are hilarious!
Love it
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06/02/2011 09:35:28 PM
Originally posted by gyaban:

Originally posted by senor_kasper:

I wonder why you did not complete the effect by placing a 5th Speedlight inside the fridge's real light fixture. As it is now it looks obviously in the 'off' state. I am surprised you omitted this since you could have easily accomplished the task by disassembling the fridge to uncover the guts of the fixture, changing the fixture acrylic diffuser to a larger one to accommodate the Speedlight, rigging a radio trigger inside the roof of the fridge to make sure the Speedlight triggers in sync and then re-assembling the fridge, all of which you could have quickly accomplished in no more than 16 hours of work, not counting the time required for the reverse process to retrieve your Speedlight and the radio trigger after taking the picture. Come on, it is not like you needed to truck the fridge over to a lake and build a special table in the middle of the lake. I am afraid you are beginning to slack. Congratulations on getting the blue despite the blatant omission, but please try harder next time ;-)


You are so right about that. The true reason for this slack is kinda sad: I don't have the money for a 5th Speedlight. So as I am writing this, I am training a dozen of glowworms to deliver a burst of light on demand, but my cats are eating them regularly, so it is not THAT easy.


Or... you coulda just plugged the 'fridge in...

Just sayin'... =D
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06/02/2011 09:33:02 PM
Oh. Dang! I'm a bag of sour cream and onion potato chips.

That sucks. *sigh*

LOL! This is adorable, Christophe. Congrats again... and again... and again... and...

I never tire of seeing your creativity.
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06/02/2011 02:22:23 PM
Originally posted by senor_kasper:

I wonder why you did not complete the effect by placing a 5th Speedlight inside the fridge's real light fixture. As it is now it looks obviously in the 'off' state. I am surprised you omitted this since you could have easily accomplished the task by disassembling the fridge to uncover the guts of the fixture, changing the fixture acrylic diffuser to a larger one to accommodate the Speedlight, rigging a radio trigger inside the roof of the fridge to make sure the Speedlight triggers in sync and then re-assembling the fridge, all of which you could have quickly accomplished in no more than 16 hours of work, not counting the time required for the reverse process to retrieve your Speedlight and the radio trigger after taking the picture. Come on, it is not like you needed to truck the fridge over to a lake and build a special table in the middle of the lake. I am afraid you are beginning to slack. Congratulations on getting the blue despite the blatant omission, but please try harder next time ;-)


You are so right about that. The true reason for this slack is kinda sad: I don't have the money for a 5th Speedlight. So as I am writing this, I am training a dozen of glowworms to deliver a burst of light on demand, but my cats are eating them regularly, so it is not THAT easy.
06/02/2011 11:47:48 AM
I wonder why you did not complete the effect by placing a 5th Speedlight inside the fridge's real light fixture. As it is now it looks obviously in the 'off' state. I am surprised you omitted this since you could have easily accomplished the task by disassembling the fridge to uncover the guts of the fixture, changing the fixture acrylic diffuser to a larger one to accommodate the Speedlight, rigging a radio trigger inside the roof of the fridge to make sure the Speedlight triggers in sync and then re-assembling the fridge, all of which you could have quickly accomplished in no more than 16 hours of work, not counting the time required for the reverse process to retrieve your Speedlight and the radio trigger after taking the picture. Come on, it is not like you needed to truck the fridge over to a lake and build a special table in the middle of the lake. I am afraid you are beginning to slack. Congratulations on getting the blue despite the blatant omission, but please try harder next time ;-)
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06/02/2011 10:56:52 AM
You made front page of 1x!!!!!!

AHHHH WELL DONE!
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06/01/2011 08:38:12 PM
Ha...your wife helped ! I have to sneak around to do my challenge shots.....always some work to be done you know.....
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06/01/2011 08:01:06 PM
Your shots are the ones I look forward to the most. Someone must not like you though, a 1 and four 2's?
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06/01/2011 07:31:11 PM
Aww man, no fair, Christophe has his amazing wife to help him out with his already amazing artistic vision!! May we learn her name?

Oh yeah...congrats on the blue yet again...:-)
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06/01/2011 12:51:09 PM
Congratulations to you both.
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06/01/2011 09:49:27 AM
Congratulations Christophe ,and to your wife as well for a great job
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06/01/2011 07:48:40 AM
Congrats! I kind of figured you had this won even before the challenge started. Then when I saw your entry I knew you had it in the bag! Love your work and creativity. You make it look simple, even when I know how hard it is.
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06/01/2011 06:40:31 AM
Excellent idea and well executed. Great job!
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06/01/2011 01:58:59 AM
This was my favorite by much! Great lightning and composition. Congrats!
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06/01/2011 01:22:26 AM
Originally posted by Lazy Christophe:

I simply installed the fridge in the studio

LOL! Wow, had I known it takes such little effort, I might be winning more ribbons myself. ;-)

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06/01/2011 12:17:54 AM
Congrats! Well deserved!
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06/01/2011 12:09:36 AM
You are the man to beat, Christophe. Such passion in your work.
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06/01/2011 12:09:04 AM
Why does this placement not surprise me at all? Maybe one day my own last minute ideas can be this "bad". Congrats once again!
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06/01/2011 12:08:12 AM
You, again???!! :P Congrats on your ribbon. You are absolutely hot these days!
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06/01/2011 12:01:58 AM
and you're the master what I was talking about :)
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06/01/2011 12:01:42 AM
Congrats my super star friend. I knew you had this one!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2011 11:45:18 PM
Well I guess this is my top pick. Hopefully I can sneak into the top 5 !!!
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05/31/2011 11:41:24 PM
I'm assuming this'll be the blue, Christophe... Very Dr. Seuss-meets-Beetlejuice feel to it.

Message edited by author 2011-06-01 00:03:07.
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05/31/2011 07:14:33 PM
Clever and creative. There's actually a campaign going on at the moment to raise awareness of the importance of washing hands, and it's called You are what you touch. It has pets and other animals graphically morphed into the shape of food items such as a cake, or a baby bottle. Anyway, this seems related and topical. Cool stuff.
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05/31/2011 04:02:57 PM
Great lighting.
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05/31/2011 03:26:20 PM
Haha! too funny! One of the ribbon, I think!
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05/30/2011 09:38:28 AM
Like the hats.
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05/30/2011 04:41:06 AM
You never disappoint, Christophe! :D
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05/29/2011 06:11:14 PM
change your diet, great photo
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05/28/2011 03:34:19 AM
very nice job!
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05/27/2011 06:26:00 PM
so nice
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05/27/2011 02:09:10 PM
There are so many clever and talented submissions in this one, but I'm guessing this will ribbon! Perfection usually does.
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05/27/2011 12:37:46 AM
Hey that does look a bit like you, fun pic Chris.
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05/26/2011 11:31:46 PM
hahahahahahaaaaa Oh Thank You!!!
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05/26/2011 09:18:24 PM
Oh wow, great shot. I fully expect it to do well.. though that scarecrow looks kinda.. well, ugly :-)
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05/26/2011 11:22:13 AM
This is a great image, as are most of yours. I really like the lighting in this one. I think you used 4 lights but I am not sure, I hope you will enlighten us with a diagram at the end. My guess is that your main light is a snoot above and to the right of the camera. The second (lighting the figure) is below the edge of the photo and in front of the subject, probably also a snoot. A third one inside the fridge behind the figure and a fourth one behind the fridge. How close am I? (10)
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05/26/2011 11:19:57 AM
Surprised at this shot,but hey you can,t be outstandingly brilliant every time.
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05/26/2011 08:09:17 AM
Excellent idea and great lighting.
I can imagine this took a while to set up.
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05/25/2011 09:33:07 PM
too funny, in a creepy kind of way.
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05/25/2011 02:47:46 PM
Nice shot. Lot of prep work here!
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05/25/2011 02:11:53 PM
This is hilarious! I love the blue tones. :D
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05/25/2011 01:58:20 PM
.....and the winner is........
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05/25/2011 12:08:28 PM
It is theatrical...lively and arty.
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05/25/2011 09:39:47 AM
Always look forward to your entry chris. Just wonder if you sleep
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05/25/2011 09:34:26 AM
Nicely done, looks like a lot of effort went into making that and the lighting is nice.
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05/25/2011 09:31:47 AM
Drat... why did we talk you into entering? :P

I like the tones in this. Nicely done. :) 8
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05/25/2011 08:49:30 AM
Haha! Ribbon for sure, very funny and cool. :-)
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05/25/2011 08:28:55 AM
trying super hard. one has to admire the effort.
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05/25/2011 06:27:39 AM
even as a thumb this jumped off the page as a gyaban .. i am such a fan of your work .. :) .. not voting .. :)
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05/25/2011 02:42:35 AM
Awesome, great composition. For me the winner.
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05/25/2011 01:57:00 AM
Excellent lighting and a totally crazy French guy with a super idea, all the ingredients for a top spot.
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05/25/2011 12:41:20 AM
Yup, that would freak me out too! Great sculpture!
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05/25/2011 12:18:35 AM
lol love this picture, great setup, very creative.
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05/25/2011 12:13:31 AM
I knew you'd have something fantastic! I'm so glad you didn't disappoint me. LOL! (not voting)
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