The Dan Sugalski Pie Series

by Derrick Story

Related link: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oscon2004/friday/index.html



When everyone filed into the big Ballroom for the final event of OSCON 2004, some may have wondered why the stage was covered in plastic. Well, Dan Sugalski had lost a bet to Guido van Rossum that Python will run faster on Parrot, and it was time for payback -- in the form of a cream pie right in the ole kisser. And just for good measure, Dan agreed to take a second pie as part of a fund raising endeavor.



I captured the whole sequence using a Canon 10D digital camera. For those of you interested in specs, I attached a 50mm f-1.7 lens and set it wide open. I then set the ISO to 800 and the white balance to "auto." These settings enabled me to shoot with existing light in burst mode without being slowed down by a flash that never recycles fast enough. Thanks to decent stage lighting, I was able to fire away at 1/125th of a second, allowing me to freeze the action as it took place.



If you want to see how Dan got creamed, you can check-out the series here.


3 Comments

pudge
2004-07-31 21:35:42
Great!
I took off right before the pies and missed it. Sorry I missed it (and you), but thanks for the photos.
LucHeinrich
2004-08-01 02:17:59
50 mm f-1.7 ?
I think you meant f-1.8, right ?


Yeah, I'm a natural born nitpicker :)

derrick
2004-08-01 07:59:52
50 mm f-1.7 ?
Yes, 50mm f-1.8. The metadata incorrectly listed the maximum aperture at f-1.7.