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    The theme for this months Columbus flickr meetup challenge is "Cold". I know it has been ridiculously cold as far as the temperature goes, but I had a different idea in mind when I saw the theme. I was wanting to get a picture of me leaning over the sink with all sorts of cold medicine and tissues around, but I couldn't get wide enough to make it work. I settled for the action shot of me sneezing. I have to admit though, this is all staged and I don't have a cold. This is one of my first attempts at staging a shot. I considered adding in some snot in post, but I opted not to.

    strobist: flash camera left on a stand through a westcott 28x28 softbox. The power was at 1/8. Triggered by cactus.

    *update*
    I happened find a site that had linked up to this photo:
    www.bottomlinefitness.com/category/sports-health-and-fitn...
    www.cowcats.com/allergies-to-pets
    www.howtoreachmygoals.com/2009/01/26/533/sniffles-stop-co...

    update 10/08/09 - i think this photo has been used in about 4 different blogs. i wonder if i need to submit this to a stock photo agency.

    Paul D'Andrea, Rgérinho, AsherSN, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. foshydog 76 months ago | reply

      thanks seth. a little of both but probably more fall off than anything. the softbox really keeps the spill down.

    2. eu_cate 76 months ago | reply

      eeeeeciuuuuuuuu...well done

    3. foshydog 76 months ago | reply

      thanks eucate

    4. scott.alan.greiff 76 months ago | reply

      **I vote for this photo in the January Meetup CMH Challenge: Cold**

    5. KozaVision 76 months ago | reply

      **I vote for this photo in the January Meetup CMH Challenge: Cold**
      Great idea for the theme. Well done.

    6. LSykora 76 months ago | reply

      **I vote for this photo in the January Meetup CMH Challenge: Cold**

    7. foshydog 76 months ago | reply

      thanks for the votes guys.

    8. Ashley Ervin 76 months ago | reply

      **I vote for this photo in the January Meetup CMH Challenge: Cold**

    9. krosew 76 months ago | reply

      **I vote for this photo in the January Meetup CMH Challenge: Cold**

    10. foshydog 76 months ago | reply

      thanks again for the votes

    11. klj_francis 76 months ago | reply

      **I vote for this photo in the January Meetup CMH Challenge: Cold**

    12. foshydog 61 months ago | reply

      thanks for the link. there have actually been a lot of other blogs that have used this pic. It's kind of funny to see how many times it has been used. I will have to start adding all the links I find.

    13. Philip Lindeman 57 months ago | reply

      Used this in a blog post on home allergy prevention and cleaning supplies. Easily the best sneeze photo I found.
      www.freeshipping.org/blog/10-cleaning-products-for-in-hom...

    14. scottneumyer 48 months ago | reply

      Gizmodo.com just used this in a post about Wolphram Alpha

    15. earthsound 29 months ago | reply

      Nice image! Thanks for the CC license. We used it in a brief article on our department's website.

    16. LizaJane81 22 months ago | reply

      May I use your picture to create a patient education sheet on antibiotic resistance? Thanks!

    17. sdinuri 19 months ago | reply

      great photo~^^, may i use your photo in my blog? Thank you so much~^^*

    18. b.karey 5 months ago | reply

      Hello. We have used your photo at myappleaday.com/?p=2812. Thank you!

    19. Earth911.com 3 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing your work through CC. We liked it so much we used it for a recent post with attribution which you can check out at bit.ly/1tGRpPs

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