Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: January 11 @ 10:39am
Five elements - Day 1

First element: Fire.


This shot has taken me much more time than expected, but I'm pretty happy with the results. For those wondering: 15 seconds exposure at 22mm with f/3.5. The thing burning is vodka, against a black backdrop. I triggered manually the flash two times, both with red gel. One to my face from below at 3.0m and another to the cup, from the side at 12.0m. It was kind of tricky to switch position and flash potency in almost complete darkness.

Comments

michaeljstraub says:
The shot is amazing. I'm going to king this
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:46am -
miguelito says:
i hear Captain Planet calling....
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:46am -
Andrew says:
I like where this is going. And that red gel certainly brings the fiery element alive.

I have a feeling this entire series will be in my favorites.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:47am -
Grower&Shower says:
Great theme and an AMAZING shot to kick it all off!! K&F'd.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:50am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
The Goblet of Fire!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:51am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Or is this "The Flaming Moe"?
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:51am -
robberfly says:
great theme idea, and great pic. kingfaved
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:53am -
brandon says:
Insane. What a great theme idea.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:53am -
Yogi Beard says:
Apparently, you're not supposed to drink that while it's still on fire. Ah well, live and learn.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:54am -
Sir Walshington says:
ooo neat.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:55am -
Army of Whiskers says:
Your efforts in pulling off this shot have payed off.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:57am -
keifel says:
i'm hoping you drank this to put it out.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:08am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
I have no doubt this week's shots are going to be epic.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:16am -
Davis says:
the effort was worth it. this is pretty demonic.

also, awesome.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:23am -
shularbrau says:
First element: liquor.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:35am -
bananaknuckles says:
if you let it burn too long there wont be anything left to drink
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:44am -
jnonfiction says:
Try to let that cool off before you drink.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 12:12pm -
HiImTerry says:
Here is a big fat king from me. I'm clicking really hard and hoping that will somehow trick the system into giving you extra votes.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 12:15pm -
Le Duncan says:
I sincerely hope I don't kill your theme, but CLAME for the reveal of a similar theme in 07.

This shot is beautiful, by the way. Worthy of every king it gets, which I'm sure will be a ton!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 12:15pm -
Dschonn says:
Nice flaimez, flainez.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 12:18pm -
flainez says:
Wow, thanks for all the nice comments!

@jnonfiction @bananaknuckles @keifel @YogiBeard Actually, after taking the shot I went for a short run... so, drinking vodka was not the best idea... it's a shame, I know.

@LeDuncan thanks for the CLAME, I was not aware of it. The shots I have in mind are a bit different even if the theme is the same... and it is always nice to discover shots from past whiskerinos!!!!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 12:32pm -
mu says:
You sir are a master.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 1:51pm -
Ploafmaster says:
This is super fantastic.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 1:59pm -
ThatGuy says:
I'm going to get my girlfriend to translate the camera talk, but I don't need a translater to recognize awesome. And this is awesome.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 3:10pm -
jason says:
this is awesome...that must be some high proof vodka. i used 151 for my flame shot!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 3:16pm -
Greybeard says:
The last time I did flaming shots was in the Sinai in 1982. It was tequilla, and after about eight shots my aim and technique had eroded considerably, resulting in burning off my mustache and eyebrows.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 5:24pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
chug
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
Corey says:
This is a shot that was totally worth your effort. Fav'd.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:27pm -
yourfavorite says:
this is going to be cool. Whatever you do don't miss when you take that fire shot.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:40pm -
Noelix says:
/start beavis impression
Heh! Fire! Cool.
/end beavis impression
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 9:05pm -
BryanHunter says:
Spectacular shot. Fav'd. Going to be a great week.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 11:58pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
this has a very cult-ish vibe.. but i love it :)
Posted: Feb 22nd, 2010 - 6:01am -
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