Jon Allanson  

The Dunking Challenge by Jon Allanson

August 2019 - The Dunking Challenge

August 2019 - Jon Allanson


About the Image(s)

I recently visited the Steam Punk weekend in the Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, where I photographed this competition. A biscuit is dipped (dunked) into a cup of hot tea and is then held up vertically to see which will last the longest before it collapses.

Taken on my Xpro with 18-55 mm lens, at 39mm, ISO 400, I/35 sec, f2.8. basic adjustments were made in Lightroom then photoshop the background was darkened and had the saturation reduced, a High Pass sharpening was applied to main subjects.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
This looks like a giggle which is captured by the side view of the lady to the right. Is the gentleman the judge and has the giggling lady won? Lots to perk the questions in this capture. Not sure what the "rocket" is on right. Kinda distracting but could it be her hat? Nice, fun capture and share.   Posted: 08/10/2019 11:30:43

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
This is a fun shot. looks like they are having fun. The dark part of the ceramic on the right in the background, cuts the woman in the wrong place. It makes her look like she has a mustache. Maybe that could have been cloned out. Here's to dunking biscuits. I hope they get to eat them. Yum   Posted: 08/10/2019 16:53:03

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
A very busy image with lot of interest points for us to look at and a good story to tell. And some very specific colours to grab our attention. This type of image has many bits and pieces that may seem "a distraction", I think it better to look at the overall effect.   Posted: 08/18/2019 05:53:56

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Definitely an interesting subject, but it is a little busy in the background and beside the woman on the right.   Posted: 08/18/2019 18:33:46

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
I think this is a fun image, taken at just the right moment.It's sharp, has beautiful colors and holds the viewer's interest (what's happening here?). Great shot.   Posted: 08/21/2019 14:39:59