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Apple Shot
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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Action, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

- clone out some background (paper)imperfections
- rotate
- levels
- crop
- USM
- levels
- resize

Probably thereís no surprise that this is a simulation. To capture a real one you need some special equipment and I think is pretty expensive.

My setup: apple, a laser pointer cap (as a bullet), some flour, two straws to drive the flour in the right place (from behind the background paper). I have to say it wasnít easy. Flour moves faster than I expected so, it took a couple of attempts to get it in the right place.


Nevertheless, it was quite fun to do it. Thanks for your votes.

p.s.: Iím still mad at myself for not doing a proper post-processing. I guess thatís how one learns.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 212
Avg (all users): 6.5385
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4957
Views since voting: 4505
Views during voting: 487
Votes: 195
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/15/2006 11:02:25 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this pierce.
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08/15/2006 11:50:51 AM
This is really brilliant. I thought it was the real thing! :)
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08/14/2006 10:06:37 AM
ROFL!

WIckEd idea and very good execution. I too swallowed the deception.
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08/14/2006 03:25:16 AM
Lol, a fake apple bullet shot. First I thought it was real. Good job.
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08/14/2006 12:29:22 AM
Here's a capture of my cheap setup:

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Message edited by author 2006-08-14 00:31:51.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 12:22:28 PM
OH WOW! This is freakin' amazing! PLEASE post how you did this! 10+++ in my book!
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08/12/2006 08:14:18 PM
That is amazing. I wonder how many apples you had to go through to get the timing down.
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08/11/2006 05:12:32 PM
This is really cool. I would like to see what you did to setup the shot. It looks like talcum powder on the paper. If this is real, then wow.
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08/11/2006 05:05:15 PM
wow crazy crazy timing
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08/11/2006 04:58:25 PM
Nice photo. While it doesn't have quite the impact the famous photo had it's still a great accomplishment. I'm wondering though why there is no impact markings on the other side unless it's just not visible from this angle.
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08/11/2006 11:50:09 AM
AM IMPRESSED
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08/11/2006 08:45:31 AM
Ok. I've seen enough of these to know I need to get the equipment to try it - I think. ;^) Nothing personal, this shot is quite an accomplishment I'm sure, but some others I've seen like it are a little sharper and set up differently in lighting to make it more dramatic. The bullet and spray on the left seem slightly blurred and noisy/grainy.
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08/11/2006 06:59:22 AM
like the colors, appreciate the effort. this is one of the better of its ilk. if you had been able to throw a little light from the bottom, it would even be better.
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08/10/2006 01:30:11 PM
WOW!!
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08/09/2006 11:41:37 PM
excellent shot, a bit of a cliche photo though, isnt it?
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08/09/2006 08:06:25 PM
Wow. That is cool.
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08/09/2006 04:59:27 AM
is this real? BRILLIANT. How many tries did it take, and my goodness did you do this indoors?
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08/08/2006 09:45:57 PM
Now that is a new idea... Like it... background could be nicer but overall, good picture...
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08/08/2006 12:33:22 PM
7
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08/08/2006 10:55:37 AM
Sorry but it just looks too staged.
Maybe I'm wrong but I dont think so.
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08/07/2006 09:26:28 PM
I want to know how you did this. That is really awesome. Gave you a 10
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08/07/2006 07:00:42 PM
Okay, this shot ROCKS! I'd love to know how you did this. I have a pretty good idea but I still can't wait to see the details on your image. I HAVE to give this a 10 for meeting the challenge and exceeding it in every way. Congrats!
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08/07/2006 04:33:38 PM
You're gonna get a lot of comments on this one. ;)
Nice simulation though..... A bullet that large would turn that apple to sause!
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08/07/2006 03:32:08 PM
I hope you show how you did this. I look forward to finding out. Good shot!
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08/07/2006 11:31:54 AM
Lol at the title. Great set up!!
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