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Griller in the Mist
Griller in the Mist

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nude (Classic Editing*)
Collection: People & Portraiture
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jul 7, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2003

I had Isaac pose with the spatula while he was taking his shower. Had to use the flash to get a decent image. But, I figured that even without barbecue sauce this was "tasteful."

Isaac also pointed out to me that we have depictions of two funny and confusing words--scapula and spatula--in the same image (and now in the same sentence!).

Cropped, adjusted the image with a couple of tone curves for contrast and color. Created a layer partially filled with a sampled color; ran the Clouds filter and adjusted the contrast and opacity until it looked "misty" enough to me.

Place: 55 out of 58
Avg (all users): 4.1564
Avg (commenters): 4.1429
Avg (participants): 3.9600
Avg (non-participants): 4.2326
Views since voting: 3358
Votes: 179
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/12/2007 12:07:45 AM
I love the softness of this one as it almost looks like a painting..... Just Awesome.....
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07/11/2004 10:25:33 PM
Originally posted by AndrewWest:

First off might I say to you ...

Thanks, I think you have the right idea, except for suggesting I make Isaac stand in a cold shower!

That wasn't really necessary anyhow, as I've apparently fooled you with (as I recall) a Photoshop effect and not real lens fog ... there was no "mist" as the shower was tepid, and I think I had to use the flash to get a decent exposure, freezing the large drops (not very mist-like).
07/11/2004 10:02:39 PM
First off might I say to you - I love the humor that you have allowed this image to possess by giving it such a hilarious title. It definately helps one to understand where you are coming from when you took this photograph.

Now, to be honest with you. I would have had the young man in the image stand more in from of the shadows in which his body throws off from the light, yet still managing to cover the portion of the body that you have along with spatula just as you have it.

I realize that your title read "Griller", although it is known that hot water will cause any "glass" materials to fog up. Thus you can see it did this to your lense. I would suggest that any future projects such as this that you turn the cold water on just for a little bit that way you can get the mist clearly without the fog distracting the lens. Although the fog does make one clearly visualize the heat in the shower, it takes away from the quality of the image.
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07/20/2003 06:15:59 PM
This Picture should have gotten a better score than what it did. At least a top ten. it reminds me of being a kid and doing crazy things in the bathroom. Keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2003 05:54:19 PM
Overexposed I think. 4.
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07/11/2003 11:43:13 AM
This would have been good for "Unanswered Questions". I do not get the relationship of the boy, spatula, and the shower. 4
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07/11/2003 10:50:46 AM
First impression is laughter. I like the this shot and I have a smile on my face. Good work and good luck in the challenge.
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07/11/2003 08:06:12 AM
lol. The shot didn't seem very interesting, then I thought "a spatula in the shower ... what the f*&ck". lol. Thanks for the smiles. Jacko.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2003 03:12:45 AM
I'm sorry, I don't get it. I don't understand the purpose of this photo in the nude challenge. Plus, the foginess on the lense doesn't help this photo technically either. The composition is ok. 2
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07/11/2003 01:50:42 AM
Griller in the mist? LMAO, what does that mean? I noticed the spatula but it's really OFF DA WALL. Contrast isn't very good.
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07/11/2003 01:47:52 AM
This i find truly bizarre! (but intriguing)
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