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Another Sticky Situation
Another Sticky Situation
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Street Macro (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Denver, CO
Date: Oct 23, 2011
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2011

I did a recon in Denver looking for a street macro shot. Earlier in the week, I had an idea to shoot the sticky gum shot. So while I was in this one area where I liked the sidewalk and background, I shot this Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_979837.jpg, then I passed it by my team members and got a thumbs up with some good advise for the final shot. The gum turned out to be harder to get sticky than I planned, so I only did one take on this. I executed a 3 shot sequence and was happy with the result. The entry image is only one exposure though, processed mainly in Nik Color Efex Pro 4. Love that software! I took some wax paper with me, chewed the gum until most of moisture was gone and then put it on my defrost vent for about 20 minutes heating it up. When it felt sticky to the touch, I did a pre-shot test, and then finally the final shot. I wasn't expecting the leaf to be stuck to the gum though! But maybe it adds a little to shot. I think I chewed a little too much gum too. I only did one take with this because as soon as the gum cooled, which was very quick, it lost all it's stickiness properties. What we do for DPC.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.3772
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.2115
Avg (non-participants): 6.5161
Views since voting: 1864
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 114
Comments: 20
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10/31/2011 12:44:29 PM
My top pick not bad at 5th,Congrats.
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10/31/2011 08:31:08 AM
Congrats on the HM.
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10/31/2011 07:48:00 AM
Congrats on the top 5 finish Dennis!!
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10/31/2011 03:48:16 AM
I tried a similar shot, but couldn't manage to make the gum stick on my shoe AND the pavement. You did quite a good job here
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10/31/2011 03:20:50 AM
Indeed, what we do... Lying in the middle of the street... Congrats on the HM.
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10/31/2011 01:20:07 AM
Congrats on the top 5 Dennis. You did great with this shot.
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10/31/2011 01:04:59 AM
Top 5! You rock!
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10/31/2011 12:49:35 AM
Why didn't I think of this!??

*sigh*

Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2011 11:13:25 PM
heh - the things people do for DPC. That's a whole lotta nasty wad of gum. Fun shot.
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10/30/2011 10:34:08 PM
I assume the winner.
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10/29/2011 12:03:53 PM
Great job with the perspective and lighting! Nice idea! One of my picks for a ribbon.
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10/29/2011 09:07:58 AM
Love it.
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10/26/2011 06:47:05 PM
Very well done, I love it.
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10/25/2011 12:53:25 PM
Well played!
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10/24/2011 02:42:28 PM
Great idea, nice colors, not really a macro, but I gave you a 9.
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10/24/2011 02:24:08 PM
a bit over saturated but i like the idea. the perspective is nice.
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10/24/2011 12:58:07 PM
Looking for this to ribbon.
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10/24/2011 12:46:12 PM
don't you hate when that happens, nice to have such a willing model
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10/24/2011 05:22:02 AM
nice setup and good idea..!
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10/24/2011 12:34:09 AM
clever
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