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Catch the Swedish Fish
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Challenge: Candy II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: VT - usa
Date: Sep 3, 2007
Aperture: f:6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200th
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2007

i watched a guy at the beer store talk to a styrofoam container of worms.

two for a buck candy - yum.

i photo'd a candy worm hanging from a fish hook, and then measured a can of olives. i made a new label for the can, and dumped the olives. i used a can opener to remove both the top and bottom of the can.

set the can on a piece of plexi-glass, and the 550ex below and aiming at the background. this created a nice backlighting to the candy worms - and the fact the bottom was cut out, let some light shine up through the can. that's how the part of the worms inside are also backlit.

the lable needed some brightening. i had a hard time getting the lighting right on the worms, while at the same time ligthing the can -w/o too much glare. so i gave up and fixed that in post.

i probably should have had a swedish fish on the lable along with the worm & hook, but i wanted to keep the label kind of no-frills - so as not to distract from the main subject - being the candy itself.

to catch the swedish fish, you need the right bait ;}

i predict a 5.978

dodge/burn in areas - adjust color temp, adjust levels for can, and mask out the rest - work on can with dodge/burn & selective color - sharpen.






Statistics
Place: 5 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.8150
Avg (commenters): 7.6842
Avg (participants): 6.4655
Avg (non-participants): 6.9913
Views since voting: 3541
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 173
Comments: 35
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/23/2009 05:54:53 PM
I've never seen this one! Delightful! (And love the explanation, particularly the part about the guy talking to the bait.)
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09/22/2007 07:43:45 PM
here is the orig:

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09/22/2007 07:42:21 PM
This is fun and so beautifully done! Congrats on your top 5 placing
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09/22/2007 07:24:09 PM
thanks all ;}

i won't mention the first worm on a hook. ask if you like though.

seriously though. try yard fishing with candy worms.

i found this image funny on a number of levels and hoped it would do well. thanks again...

Message edited by author 2007-09-22 19:28:46.
09/20/2007 07:47:22 PM
Great shot congrats on the Hon Men and the high placement.
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09/20/2007 05:56:16 PM
That can almost looks like it is floating, fun photo...congratulations on the HM!
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09/17/2007 10:35:13 PM
Tim, excellent execution on this crystal clear and fun shot, congrats on your top 5 placement!

Steve

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09/17/2007 05:16:57 PM
Such a great idea and so beautifully done, Congratulations.
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09/17/2007 12:35:04 PM
Great shot, really awesome! I love the eyes on these worms ;-). Congrats on 5th place.
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09/17/2007 10:32:06 AM
This is so cute!

I love it when people don't expect a photo to do that well, then it totally kicks butt. Usually it so happens in the other direction :) Congratulations on an honorable mention placing. This is awesome.

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09/17/2007 02:51:16 AM
One of my favorites, great job. Would make a good movie poster for a CGI film. CANDY!
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09/17/2007 01:33:51 AM
AWESOME!
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09/17/2007 12:19:03 AM
wow i think this should of got likee at the lies third placee
good job (: great picturee
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2007 11:21:48 PM
Great Idea. Well photographed.
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09/16/2007 07:55:09 PM
not sure I want to eat worms cool pic thou
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09/16/2007 03:06:14 PM
BRILL.
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09/12/2007 11:30:07 AM
Nice shot.
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09/12/2007 07:48:29 AM
Very good... Nice composition.. very clear picture..
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09/12/2007 05:09:44 AM
Great catch!!! Nice image.
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09/12/2007 02:09:50 AM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm...... I love the background, definitely helps the "fishing" feel.
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09/11/2007 09:31:16 PM
i find the can a little on the large side for me and a bit distracting, it might be the label or a bit of both.... Good concept though and like it.
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09/11/2007 06:08:46 PM
Wonderful setup and lighting. Clever idea.
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09/11/2007 05:52:32 PM
Some are trying to escape. Great humor! Very sharp and colorful.
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09/11/2007 02:26:26 PM
funny and well done -8
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09/11/2007 02:04:04 AM
Great idea and excellent colours! :)
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09/10/2007 10:12:42 PM
extremely creative take on this challenge - the connection to those little red things is hilarious - back for a comment and a bump to 8
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09/10/2007 09:42:37 PM
great scene and lighting :)

-dave
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09/10/2007 05:09:26 PM
Excellent. I was trying to find a clever way to do this, but was stumped. Very nicely done!
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09/10/2007 01:44:09 PM
imaginative interpretation
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09/10/2007 12:18:16 PM
Cute!
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09/10/2007 07:51:30 AM
great job!! perfect lighting and sharpness. definately top ten material.
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09/10/2007 06:38:46 AM
Interesting but i think there are some aberrations around most of the snakes which detracts from its quality. Nice idea.
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09/10/2007 01:12:21 AM
lol
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09/10/2007 12:48:32 AM
nice job with this. Great Idea...i think a whole worm would have made this better on the bottom right but overall excellent job! 9
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09/10/2007 12:44:22 AM
Adorable. Very good lighting.
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