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pasta di fumo
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Challenge: Stock Photos: Cooking (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X M100 Pro D for Nikon
Location: Home
Date: Jan 12, 2009
Aperture: f/20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2009

Used incense sticks for smoke. Desk lamp on right side and speedlight on left.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.6831
Avg (commenters): 6.8500
Avg (participants): 6.2979
Avg (non-participants): 6.7755
Views since voting: 2990
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 243
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/22/2009 10:27:46 PM
Thanks everyone for the great comments and scores! A PB for me and my first HM!

I think that I should have titled this photo a little more directly, because the effect I was going for was pasta so hot it was smoking, not just steaming. Most people thought that I was trying to show steam (which I probably should have done). My first idea fot a title, "Hot Pasta", has been used many times, so I avoided that one. Looking back I should have gone with something more direct like "Smoking Hot Pasta".

Message edited by author 2009-01-22 22:28:14.
01/21/2009 09:48:28 AM
Well done. I was one of your tens... Congrats on your HM.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2009 11:44:47 PM
That is some nice hot pasta. Good one.
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01/20/2009 09:47:25 PM
very nice shot! it sort of looks like the steam is just coming off of one spot though. however - the overall effect really looks good.
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01/20/2009 01:07:28 AM
I have to ask, did you drop a cigarette in the pot? :)Because of the look of cigarette smoke which is a little gross I will give it an 8 because I think the picture has great composition and lighting and I would have probably given it a ten if it would have been steam instead....
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01/19/2009 05:17:32 PM
I love the steam capture. Nice shot.
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01/18/2009 10:08:06 AM
good idea...nice shot
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01/18/2009 12:08:03 AM
Nicely lit and focused !!
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01/17/2009 09:03:03 PM
Nice shot
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01/16/2009 09:08:55 PM
The steam seems more like smoke. It doesn't seem natural in this photo.
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01/16/2009 07:39:09 PM
nice! I really like seeing the steam in this.
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01/16/2009 09:49:42 AM
good close-up. smoke looks too much like cigarette smoke (it probably is), white balance could be warmer. a little more light from top had helped.
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01/15/2009 11:47:47 PM
This is a great shot and could definitely be used as a stock shot. 10
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01/15/2009 07:22:26 PM
hmmm...I don't think the incense stick works very well as steam. Otherwise I like it. For whatever reason I especially like that little gleam twinkling off of the utensil

Message edited by author 2009-01-22 14:19:36.
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01/15/2009 01:38:33 PM
Well lit. Fits challenge well.
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01/15/2009 09:54:42 AM
Love the steam swirl. The rest of the shot is a bit dark.
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01/15/2009 05:12:38 AM
pasta di BINGO! Super!
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01/14/2009 04:40:38 PM
Excellent.
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01/14/2009 11:50:11 AM
I like this over all except for the smoke. I realize that it is supposed to look like steam but it behaves in a different manner. It looks like maybe you were burning incense in the background.
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01/14/2009 08:50:44 AM
A classic composition with some nice steam captured.
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01/14/2009 06:32:17 AM
This would have been so much better with a lot of noise reduction on the steam (probably in reality smoke). Smoke highlights noise really badly, but responds well to noise reduction software like neatimage.
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01/14/2009 05:14:51 AM
nice lighting and execution. seems to look more like smoke than steam though
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01/14/2009 01:35:10 AM
the photo is good, the title not very good, in italian the correct title is "fumo di pasta"(smoke of pasta)
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