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Nearly Catastrophe

By Hop-A-Long
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

Tags: Cup Action General Water Spill Flash and lighting

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Sweep 10 43 England
7 Jan 2008 7:06PM
Wow this Is good, see what a little inspiration will do.

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Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
7 Jan 2008 7:08PM
Great work Andy great imagination.

7 Jan 2008 7:11PM
A brilliant piece of work, we can rely on you to come up with something different.
Excellent, well done.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
7 Jan 2008 7:12PM
Got to be quick on the trigger here Andy. Great capture.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
7 Jan 2008 7:15PM
For all that work must I click, besides that it is a good picture

rmr 9 1 Wales
7 Jan 2008 7:16PM
super as usual very original
well done
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 7:20PM
Brilliant !

Excellent Andy,
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
7 Jan 2008 7:41PM
Well caught and presented.
7 Jan 2008 7:42PM
Thats just great - great creativity

MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 7:50PM
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.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
7 Jan 2008 7:52PM
Fabulous work - excellent idea and execution. What's next!!
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
7 Jan 2008 7:54PM
Superb work, great idea and well done.
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 7:58PM
a very entertaining write up and a great shot, nice one Andy,
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
7 Jan 2008 8:32PM
Well done Andy.
NB; no tea bags were harmed in the making of this shot.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 8:35PM

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 !
Bill when you get here - please note, try this one and it's no chips for a month!
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 8:51PM
Great image Andy superb work.............

piccy 10 8 Wales
7 Jan 2008 8:52PM
Well done - great shot.
sospan 9 12 Wales
7 Jan 2008 9:04PM
Very creative, superb timing.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 9:08PM
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.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Jan 2008 9:41PM
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?)
7 Jan 2008 9:45PM
great work Andy ,i think there's been something in that tea.

a worried Bob.
sandrish 12 36 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 10:02PM
Great shot, very creative and very clever in 3 shots. I would need to take 300 shots!

microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 10:04PM
Well done,super capture,
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
7 Jan 2008 10:11PM
Superb work!

newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 10:11PM
lol andy this is superb,i often lock myself in the bathroom but for other reason's ......... lol.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Jan 2008 10:13PM
What an amazing experiment!

SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
7 Jan 2008 10:25PM
Superb shot
csr 9 3 England
7 Jan 2008 10:35PM
Spot on looks great
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jan 2008 10:55PM
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.
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2008 11:02PM
brilliantly done.. i`m good at dropping things too lol
Hobo 10 66 England
8 Jan 2008 1:18AM
Keep getting 'em right!
8 Jan 2008 3:36AM
Nice work, great shot
chrissd 10 304 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 5:29AM
now thats excellent, super image
JudeC 9 6 3 England
8 Jan 2008 6:19PM
Really clever stuff - great work - Jude.
KKmoments 10 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2008 9:30PM
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
MandsH 9 England
9 Jan 2008 6:21AM
very clever work
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 12:57PM
A really clever shot and I love the sense of humour in your write ups!! LOL
15 Jan 2008 3:59PM
lovely i like the way you can cach the water spraying out of the cup


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