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Potato Cannon!
Potato Cannon!

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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
Location: Front Yard
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Aperture: F4.5
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

Potato Cannon is made from PVC pipe. Uses hairspray as propellant. Added a dash of baby powder for the special effects. ;^)

Post-processed with Paint Shop Pro 9

Brightness & Contrast: Histogram (3,1,255)
Brightness & Contrast: Clarify +2
Hue & Saturation: Saturation +10
Brightness & Contrast: HMS (0,0,-10)
Brightness & Contrast: Brightness -5, Contrast 0
Sharpness: USM (.65,125,0)
Color Balance: RGB (Red -5)
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Sharpness: USM (.35,100,0)
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Place: 48 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.7126
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.3780
Avg (non-participants): 5.8659
Views since voting: 5170
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 261
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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05/30/2010 11:36:52 PM
The powder is a good idea. We will have to try that with the melon musket someday when we want a smokey looking photo.
It takes a big yard to play with a "tater" gun. We have problems finding empty places big enough to launch watermelons 1/2 mile or more.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 07:57:27 PM
Great idea. 8
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04/15/2005 08:44:22 PM
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04/14/2005 07:53:28 PM
Good 'ole potato gun :)
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04/12/2005 07:05:51 PM
This would have AWESOME if we had a glimpse of that tater.
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04/12/2005 11:55:36 AM
Cool toy!
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04/12/2005 10:18:48 AM
nice capture of smoke.
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04/11/2005 11:23:49 PM
Cool capture!
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04/11/2005 10:59:54 AM
There's just something missing here.. Or maybe it's that there's too much here.. clluttered background. This really could have benefitted from a much shallower DOF, and more emphasis on the cannon itself.
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04/11/2005 03:39:36 AM
used to love those nice capture
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04/11/2005 01:05:09 AM
LOL.... I remember all the guys I knew making those back in like junior high! Highly illegal (atleast here), but fun! :-)
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04/11/2005 12:51:56 AM
Not bad
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