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Whatever the Pepsi  - It Sure Can Make a Mess
Whatever the Pepsi - It Sure Can Make a Mess

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Challenge: Beer or Soft Drink Advertisement (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Japan, at home
Date: Sep 29, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Performance, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2006

I'm not really a cola drinker - I've had this bottle-can for more than a year. I saw a fantastic poster for the Tokyo Photography Museum last time I went into Tokyo - it featured a champagne bottle bursting its cork in 1982 - in a magazine article about the photographer Hashimura, it said the photo shutter speed was 1/100,000 of a second.(I hope I can get to see the exhibition...//www.syabi.com/details/hashimura.html>here).

I set it up in my famous bathroom. I shook the bottle and unscrewed the lid ... not much exciting happened. I needed some more explosive power - but no Polo mints handy (or whatever they are). However, there is a can of baking powder in the fridge.

The baking powder worked wonderfully; some Pepsi hit the ceiling (fortunately, only some minor drops on my camera). I really needed an assistant, but she was out of the house and probably wouldn't want to be involved. ;>

I should do it again to get a better background, but I think it's better to keep the camera away from the sticky substances (as it is, my cable release got a bit wet in the switch).

And, oh, maybe it it doesn't "sell" the product, but you should all give me 10 for gumptiopn. ;-)

Neat Imaged, USMed, levelsed, resized, USMed again, rotated, resized, saved, suffered from an awful score. ;>

Place: 91 out of 127
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2006 11:10:14 PM
Dropped a Mentos in there did we?? ;)
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10/10/2006 01:24:45 PM
cool idea, but it makes me want to stand farter away from the pepsi, in case i might incur its wrath, POW!!
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10/10/2006 10:39:53 AM
10/08/2006 04:15:57 PM
hahaha awesome!
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10/07/2006 09:32:57 PM
Hmmm, interesting setup and caption, but the lighting and image are well done.
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10/05/2006 06:30:26 PM
Nice photo and comp. Funny. Looks at least like it was a fun shoot. Maybe would work as an ad for coke;)
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10/04/2006 09:36:18 AM
You playing with Mentos? Cute idea and nice entry.
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10/04/2006 05:02:44 AM
I cannot really understand how this can be considered to be an advertisement!
It absolutely does not inspire me. I wuold never buy it looking at this picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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