Scavenger Hunt #32 – Spaghetti

Wooden manikin touching her hair made of cooked spaghetti.

For the 32nd Scavenger Hunt, I had decided (even before the Hunt words were public!) to try to make a series with wooden manikins. My Spaghetti idea comes straight out of Day of the Tentacle – if you have played it, you probably remember the reference; if you haven’t, you really should 🙂

I was hoping for a slightly more dramatic pile of spaghetti, but gravity was already hard enough on me for this one! I didn’t have too many takes for this one – but most of the takes I had were re-posed between to takes because the spaghetti kept falling down.

Wooden manikin touching her hair made of cooked spaghetti.
CameraPentax K-1 II
LensSigma 28mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro
Focal length28mm
F-NumberF/6.3
Exposure time1/50 s
ISO800

In the end, that’s the picture I chose – and that was the last picture I shot for this Hunt – I was a bit afraid of staining my manikin (which would have made later shots more complicated) – but that actually didn’t happen, she still looks as new 🙂 And the edits were very straightforward there – except for the fact that I need to clean my camera so that I don’t have a gazillion spots to edit away 😉

The final image doesn’t quite fit my initial vision (because gravity’s hard): my plan was for a much larger, somewhat conical, pile of spaghetti hair. But the pose ended up working very well, and it looks fairly natural, which I like a lot! The blue background was also lucky, but a good call: I think it works well too. And I’m very happy with the daylight coming from the top of the image – this looks very pretty.

The complete Scavenger album is available here: the Spaghetti album.

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