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Howdo everyone.
Wasn't around yesterday, had a few things to sort out. Thanks for all your comments on my last upload. Wasn't quite sure how it would go down.
Todays, tonights, erm, this evenings.... Ohhhh, whenever. Anyway this upload I imagined as going to be a right pain to do. I had the idea yesterday when I dropped my cup of tea. Horror of all horrors. Yes I dropped my tea, the splash was spectacular, everywhere, but spectacular. Hmmm I thought, I do that alot you know nowadays, just think Hmmm. Strange thing to think isn't it. Anyhow I set myself up in the bathroom. I was fully prepared for a long session, I had a towel, snorkle, mask, lifeguard, sandwiches and of course a cup of tea. Not to drop obviously, that would be going to far. Nearly forgot, I had the camera as well, necessary really if you want to take a photograph. All that setting up and this shot was done in three shots, is that a gasp I hear from you all. Yep three shots, I was amazed myself. It took less than ten minutes work. Still the cuppa was nice. The other two shots didn't even capture the cup falling, I fired the shutter to soon. Hope you like it. As the cup say's "Enjoy".

Thanks for looking and for any comments.

Nikon D40
Sigma 50mm Macro
F 10
ISO 200
Shutter 1/200
Dedicated Flash Diffused
Nikon Shutter Release Remote

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50mm Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Nearly Catastrophe
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:7 Jan 2008 - 7:03 PM
Tags:Action, Cup, Flash / lighting, General, Spill, Water
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Sweep
Sweep  843 forum posts England
7 Jan 2008 - 7:06 PM

Wow this Is good, see what a little inspiration will do.
Barry

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
7 Jan 2008 - 7:08 PM

Great work Andy great imagination.

Dave

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
7 Jan 2008 - 7:11 PM

A brilliant piece of work, we can rely on you to come up with something different.
Excellent, well done.
Annette

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 7:12 PM

Got to be quick on the trigger here Andy. Great capture.
Ron

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Jan 2008 - 7:15 PM

For all that work must I click, besides that it is a good picture

Peter

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
7 Jan 2008 - 7:16 PM

super as usual very original
well done
mark

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 7:20 PM

Brilliant !

*Mike*

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Jan 2008 - 7:38 PM

Excellent Andy,
Fred.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84256 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 7:41 PM

Well caught and presented.

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11thearlofmar

Thats just great - great creativity

Alan

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 7:50 PM

That is some capture. Really fabulous and clever.

Also thank you for the information regarding my Fleet. we wondered and pondered and in the end just thought it strange although attractive to have these in the middle of a housing estate.
Mavis

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 7:52 PM

Fabulous work - excellent idea and execution. What's next!!
Anne

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 7:54 PM

Superb work, great idea and well done.
Bob

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ChristineL
7 Jan 2008 - 7:58 PM

a very entertaining write up and a great shot, nice one Andy,
Chris.

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 8:32 PM

Well done Andy.
NB; no tea bags were harmed in the making of this shot.

Robert

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 8:35 PM


Quote: I had a towel, snorkle, mask, lifeguard, sandwiches and of course a cup of tea

I hope you had a mop and bucket too. My sympathy to your wife.
Meanwhile it's a pretty impressive shot, and I love the presentation. But it's difficult to concentrate on the picture with such a strong mental image of you taking it !
Moira
Bill when you get here - please note, try this one and it's no chips for a month!

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 7 Jan 2008 - 8:36 PM

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 8:51 PM

Great image Andy superb work.............

Tony.

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
7 Jan 2008 - 8:52 PM

Well done - great shot.
Freda

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sospan  7 Wales
7 Jan 2008 - 9:04 PM

Very creative, superb timing.
Andy

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 9:08 PM

When I saw the thumbnail and your name appear in the same swish of the mouse's tail I was prepared for the worst. Sure, opening the thumbnail reassured me a little because I couldn't see any shards of crockery appearing, but I still worried nonetheless. A thorough reading of the full narrative reassured me only about 30%, for the following reason:

- If you are prepared to do this to a mug of tea, even a pretend one, what on earth will you get up to next?

It's a fab capture, Andy, I can only admire your daring and your reactions: 1 in 3 must be pretty fine. Please don't give me too many more shocks just yet, though! And I'll promise in return not to risk the chips.
Regards,
Bill

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 9:41 PM

You lucky ba,no,better say,boy.THREE SHOTS!!Another fine capture Andy.( and go on admit it,you were disappointed only three,wern't you?)
Mick.

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bobalot
bobalot  7 England
7 Jan 2008 - 9:45 PM

great work Andy ,i think there's been something in that tea.

a worried Bob.

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sandrish
sandrish  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 10:02 PM

Great shot, very creative and very clever in 3 shots. I would need to take 300 shots!

Sandra

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 10:04 PM

Well done,super capture,
Alan

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franken
franken e2 Member 113057 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 10:11 PM

Superb work!

Ken

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 10:11 PM

lol andy this is superb,i often lock myself in the bathroom but for other reason's ......... lol.
ian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 10:13 PM

What an amazing experiment!

Jennnnnn

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 10:25 PM

Superb shot
Steve

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csr
csr  7 England
7 Jan 2008 - 10:35 PM

Spot on looks great
Chris

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2008 - 10:55 PM

Brilliant shot and presentation Andy. And a great sacrifice of three cups of tea (I hope you didn't use premium quality).
About your question; the little arrows were stick-ons to remind Sarah that those letters were touched up and not quite dry yet, so not to touch them.
Rende

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 - 11:02 PM

brilliantly done.. i`m good at dropping things too lol
bunSmile

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Hobo
Hobo  866 forum posts England
8 Jan 2008 - 1:18 AM

Keep getting 'em right!
Peter

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leons29
leons29  6 South Africa
8 Jan 2008 - 3:36 AM

Nice work, great shot
Leon

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 - 5:29 AM

now thats excellent, super image
chris

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2008 - 6:19 PM

Really clever stuff - great work - Jude.

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 - 9:30 PM

Lol great write up and hmmmm i can relate to those moments hence a christmas present of a book called 'senior moments' lol.....
Great idea and well worth the effort, you deserved your tea
Karen Smile

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MandsH  7 England
9 Jan 2008 - 6:21 AM

very clever work
mandy

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2008 - 12:57 PM

A really clever shot and I love the sense of humour in your write ups!! LOL
Paul

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lammy_0011
15 Jan 2008 - 3:59 PM

lovely i like the way you can cach the water spraying out of the cup

sam

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