Mr. Potato Dead

This is another shot that got screwed up by failed trigger.


Two tries and nothing.


The new debris detector handed me this. First try.


I like how the nose is carving out a potato cavity.


It's really rare to get two keepers in a row. This is even better, two good ones in a row.


I'm retiring for the night.


I made a larger than usual money investment in this set-up, 5$ for the Mr. Potato Head kit and 75 cents for the potato.


This is a graphic warning of what happens when you sneeze, pass gas and belch at the same time.


You have been warned.



  • Alan Sailer 3y

  • 3y

    LOL, poor guy!
  • Karl Blume 3y

    This is screwed up? I'd call it perfect.
  • carl jones 71 3y

    wish my screwed up shots were as good as this . lol
  • Alan Sailer 3y

    qp, carl,

    My writing was not clear. I had tried this shot twice before and the trigger was super bad.

    This one is just fine, thanks.

  • Paul 3y

    it's instant Fozzi Bear!
  • Ray 3y

  • Alan Sailer 3y


    Excellent observation.

  • Richard Kownacki 3y

    Incredible symmetry and clever idea! Instant mashed potatoes.
  • Alan Sailer 3y


    At my small scale the explosions are symmetric as hemispheres. When I surround it with lots of water (a potato is probably about 70-90% water) the explosion front becomes darn near spherical.

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Taken on August 2, 2012
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