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African Slow Roast
African Slow Roast
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Challenge: Pareidolia (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Home
Date: Oct 4, 2011
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2011

Yes, this is DNMC, but whatever. I didn't have time to shoot this one properly. My teammates think this will get crushed. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.

[Oct. 8th, 2011 04:05:31 PM]

This is doing much higher than I anticipated. I expected to get absolutely crushed by the DNMC votes. Maybe I fooled people? : )

This actually took me less than 20 minutes, which included brewing the coffee, setting up the lights and the spill, deciding that the coffee wasn't dark enough, adding some paint (my grandmother was painting) to darken the coffee, re-setting up the coffee spill, and shooting. The editing took maybe another 20 minutes. Probably one of my fastest set-up shoots for a challenge, if not the fastest.

Post-challenge:
I'm surprised this did so well. maybe DNMC is the way to go : )

Anyway, the idea for this came from an oil spill I saw about two years ago when I had really bad wanderlust. I saw Africa everywhere -- in music, in magazine articles, my taxi driver, etc. The oil spill in my driveway was shaped just like the continent and even included Madagascar. Needless to say, that didn't really help my wanderlust at the time, but it did inspire me for this challenge.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 107
Avg (all users): 6.0621
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.4681
Avg (non-participants): 6.3469
Views since voting: 899
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 145
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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10/12/2011 12:29:53 PM
Good job. Very creative.
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10/12/2011 06:30:05 AM
Not a bad finish at all!
No offence but I'm surprised it didn't pull much more DNCM votes! It's good to be wrong! :-)
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10/12/2011 06:30:04 AM
I love this, it was my tip for the top. Not to worry, it made the top 20. Congrats on a great image.
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10/12/2011 12:54:42 AM
Great job. It is very well done. A memorable image.
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10/12/2011 12:32:13 AM
Sometimes you get away with it. ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2011 12:19:58 PM
lovely thinking
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10/10/2011 07:03:59 PM
Wow, the spill included Madagascar also!
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10/10/2011 06:04:27 PM
Can't help but think this was created... a little too perfect :-)
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10/10/2011 12:20:45 PM
great shadow on the pirate-side.
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10/10/2011 01:28:40 AM
very nice! :)
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10/09/2011 05:49:24 PM
Very awesome! Cool idea!
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10/09/2011 04:17:36 PM
Very cool, Although I am Very skeptical that this happened naturally,
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10/08/2011 03:42:48 PM
ok that took some time to do....Good shot
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10/07/2011 03:26:01 PM
Great picture, really well done, simple yet very effective.
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10/06/2011 06:22:32 AM
Now this one I really like and its a different idea.
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10/05/2011 11:27:04 PM
Cool
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10/05/2011 05:26:00 PM
That happened all by itself? Wow, clever
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10/05/2011 11:10:52 AM
Cute but really looks set-up, not an accidental find.
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10/05/2011 10:03:27 AM
You just HAD to have set this up.
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10/05/2011 06:41:00 AM
Very good idea but I fear that many voters will penalize you: Your subject should not be created specifically for this challenge.

I hope I'm wrong :)
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10/05/2011 03:44:28 AM
very well set up shot - DNMC following the challenge description
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10/05/2011 12:24:27 AM
PERFECT for the challenge!
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