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.




I happened find a site that had linked up to this photo:


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.

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Taken on January 18, 2009
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