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  #214 Strange Things People Do
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Spilled Salt Superstition       ©2019 Lo
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       7th place, 72 points
1/25s, f4.5, ISO 800, 96mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Photoshop from RAW, reduce White balance to flourescent, increase sharpening and luminance
crop, clone out shadow

Topaz 5 denoise, Classic/Photo pop, reduce highlights
      Extra Info: If you look closely at Leonardo da Vinciís painting of the Last Supper, you can see that Judas has knocked the salt cellar over with his elbow. Thanks to Judas Iscariot, spilled salt is associated with treachery and lies. If you do spill salt, a pinch thrown over your left shoulder is supposed to blind the devil waiting there.
 
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jomari
Apr 8, 2019
    Well photographed and a good fit to the challenge.

RobertLavker
Apr 6, 2019
    Nice demonstration of a superstition. I remember by parents doing this whenever they spilled some salt. I never knew why. Thanks for the explanation. BTW this image is well done and high in my favs.

Lo
Apr 6, 2019
    Steve, I didn't use a flash; just strong lighting to emphasize the grains of salt. Interesting customs Ysal. Thats what I like about challenges like this - they are really educational.

ysal
Apr 5, 2019
    In Japan, we have a similar tradition of using salt to ward off evil. Whenever somebody returns home from a funeral, they aren't allowed back into the house until we sprinkle salt on them! Sumo wrestlers also sprinkle salt on the ground before a match.

I like your use of a mirror here.

SteveBee
Apr 5, 2019
    Flash is unflattering and there's a strong blue color cast
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