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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
Location: My kitchen
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2005

That is real honest to goodness 1950's Hamilton Beach mixer, aqua enamel on metal and complete with chrome...yep...and it still works...weighs about a ton.

I had another title in mind..."Jerked", Danny liked "Freshly Jerked" but I thought not many would get the reference...the SODA JERK reference...get yer minds outta the gutter : }

You know...the guys who worked the soda fountain counters back in the day? I actually had the priviledge of working in an "old school" corner store / pharmacy that used to have one of these before everything got all "convenient" and Walmarty.

Can you tell I like mid century Americana?

Post challenge:

frankenstein = frankenshake...get it?

The lighting and title were a reference to those great 50's era horror/B movies...think Ed Wood. I did my best to keep any really odd reflection out of the chrome...but then again it's chrome. The light was "painted", as I do in many of my other images hence the "strange-ness" of it... I just wish I had hit those drips a bit on the counter top...surprised no one mentioned this...my Dad mentioned it immediately, "cool...too bad you missed the counter drips" oh well...you live, you learn...oh...and there were no dairy products harmed or wasted in the making of this image...my shake is a mix of water, flour, and a bit a baking soda for froth...thick drippy goodness...I'm way to frugal to play with actual milk...and this is probably also why I still use my little beat up S45...if it ain't totally broke...don't fix it right?...just rig it so it works.

Statistics
Place: 70 out of 284
Avg (all users): 5.4325
Avg (commenters): 6.9600
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Avg (non-participants): 5.5869
Views since voting: 849
Views during voting: 554
Votes: 400
Comments: 33
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10/04/2005 09:47:02 PM
This was one my few 10's of this challenge, I'm glad I ran across it again. Great shot, I absolutely love the concept, old kitchen stuff is so cool and has such great lines, almost begs to be photographed. I like the almost mono colors here, the green stands out without being to overdone. Background is good and lighting is excellent. Great job
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09/20/2005 02:28:33 PM
Originally posted by Napalm Nymph:

What an awesome idea! (I happen to love old horror movies). You've executed it so well...the shadows on the wall are perfect. How did you aquire that mixer? My best friend has a stove in her kitchen from 1951...it's baby blue and oh so fun. You've just reminded me that I must photograph it.


The mixer was my father-in-laws, he, I think, "liberated" it from a closed down diner in Philly...so the story goes. I just LOVE fifties kitchen stuff, actually mid century stuff in general...so much fun to photograph!
09/20/2005 09:06:25 AM
What an awesome idea! (I happen to love old horror movies). You've executed it so well...the shadows on the wall are perfect. How did you aquire that mixer? My best friend has a stove in her kitchen from 1951...it's baby blue and oh so fun. You've just reminded me that I must photograph it.
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08/31/2005 04:14:42 AM
Another one of my favourites in this challenge. Lovely desat. Brilliant atmospheric lighting. Having a hard time understanding how some of the images above you got there.;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:27:41 PM
This appeals to me - I like the shadows and the humor.
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08/30/2005 11:05:42 PM
A real oldie. Nice presentation. Bumping up.
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08/30/2005 07:43:36 PM
Neat ideas. I like the spilling of the shake and the shadow was good and good tittle.
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08/30/2005 07:14:33 PM
You actually managed to scare me with a dairy product! Not easy to do. This is a superior composition and the illusion of selective desat is a terrific touch. Your skilled eye for detail, lighting and framing is evident in this shot. Wonderful work and one of my picks to ribbon.
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08/30/2005 02:23:59 AM
I like how dramatic it looks. Nice job
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08/29/2005 11:19:45 PM
Love the lighting. I think if you had a slight hint of motion blur to play up the theam a bit more I think this would be perfect. Hell, it's pretty perfect as it is.
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08/29/2005 06:02:30 PM
aptly named. the desaturation and dark shadow really add punch to it. the reflection of the camera in the appliance is the only thing i would change. 9.
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08/29/2005 05:44:55 PM
Very good and creative take on the challenge! The shadows give this the "spooky" look (in a funny way). Love the title! 9
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08/28/2005 12:26:54 PM
Well done.
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08/27/2005 12:23:27 AM
mmmm
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08/26/2005 02:43:02 PM
Interesting concept! Seem out of a horror movie. nice catch on the title!!!!
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08/25/2005 11:39:27 PM
oohh...sskkeerryy!! 7
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08/25/2005 08:41:27 PM
Good use of the lighting & title.
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08/25/2005 08:19:55 PM
This didn't appeal to me that much, but it's creative. I like the shadow, kind of looks like a monster.
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08/25/2005 06:09:29 PM
Very well done. 8
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08/25/2005 03:32:50 PM
eerie in a 70's b movie sorta way
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08/25/2005 06:56:24 AM
little strange - nice use of light though
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08/24/2005 09:42:34 PM
Not sure how to put how I feel about this photo in words. I like it, but I think it is the title that makes this shot work rather than the shot itself. Without the title, I think this shot would be kind of lost in the shuffle. I think you have really created a dark, spooky, sci-fi mood with the lighting, etc. Not sure if the title came first or the shot, but it really works. Good luck!
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08/24/2005 08:28:23 PM
Tee hee....funny title. Points for humor.
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08/24/2005 07:56:51 PM
lmao, wow, very effective, lol, great job, i love it! 9 for you! the title makes the photo too! wonderful!
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08/24/2005 04:05:14 PM
:)) cool idea
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08/24/2005 01:15:09 PM
Strange Title, but unusual and interesting take on the challenge. Love the tones, colors and lighting. Excellent. 10
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08/24/2005 12:26:49 PM
nice shadow
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08/24/2005 11:44:29 AM
I like the psycho/1970's feel to this photo
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08/24/2005 10:51:58 AM
Ha ha ha ha... yes I did see the same thing before reading the tittle
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08/24/2005 07:29:01 AM
GAH! Scary Frankenshake.

Seriously though, the flash reflection is a bit distracting off of the mixer. Otherwise extremely original in comparison to the other pix.
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08/24/2005 07:22:31 AM
Loved the subject, did not like the strong shadow of it. Takes away from the wonderful creativity of this shot.
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08/24/2005 05:25:33 AM
Clever idea, doesn't quite come off with the shadows on the wall etc
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08/24/2005 12:29:46 AM
cool consept...well exicuted i like the looming shadow...

...but i can see the reflection of the room in the crom top...its just the slightest bit distracting to the simple nature of the scean...but i am being picky.
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