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A medium dry martini, lemon peel, shaken, not stirred. (from Dr. No, 1962)
2nd PlaceA medium dry martini, lemon peel, shaken, not stirred. (from Dr. No, 1962)
tate


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bond, James Bond (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Photo Illustration
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: My living room (studio 2)
Date: Dec 1, 2006
ISO: 200
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2006

The 007 in the background is built in PS and fills the screen of a 21 in imac.

I used 1 flexible desk lamp - the light is beneath a piece of frosted glass (a too-large prop - a table top - I use this glass for 22% of my photos in one way or another ... so when people ask me about "glass" I think of this rahter than lenses ;) which I propped onto a clear baking pan in front of the monitor.

I wanted to get the genuine martini feel so I filled a glass with ice-water just like I've seen at nice martini places - then replaced it with cool water. I added the lemon and composed 2 or 3 different shots. I actually used 3 different exposures from the RAW version of this image to create an HDR result but that didn't do much. It was the darkening of the background at the top and creating more contrast among elements that seemed to make this pop. Thanks so much for all of the great feedback on this one- I really like the balance of this image and I'm glad others enjoyed it as well.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.3860
Avg (commenters): 8.1786
Avg (participants): 6.9231
Avg (non-participants): 7.5337
Views since voting: 21232
Views during voting: 486
Votes: 215
Comments: 64
Favorites: 17 (view)


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03/21/2008 02:10:34 PM
This is so sick
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12/14/2006 12:40:52 PM
clean and crisp, great work!
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12/13/2006 11:58:10 PM
Simply done to perfection. The composition and the colors seduce the eyes of the viewer. Congratulations on your RED.
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12/13/2006 05:12:52 PM
cool picture
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12/12/2006 08:58:35 PM
Wonderful results from a clever set up! Fantastic work, congratulations on the ribbon!
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12/12/2006 05:06:02 PM
I love the shot and thanks for the explanation. It is very dramatic. Congrats.
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12/12/2006 01:42:58 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your RED and thanks for the in depth description of how you achieved it. It's great for those of us who don't do much of this type of shot.
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12/12/2006 01:40:11 AM
funny that you know a winner when you see it....I gave this a 10.....great image and thanks for the walk-through!
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12/11/2006 09:55:21 PM
My top pick (I knew it was a ribbon winner!) BRAVO!
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12/11/2006 03:41:25 PM
Congratulations
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12/11/2006 02:00:10 PM
Congratulations on winning the red ribbon with this very sharp and wonderfully lit photo. Well done!
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12/11/2006 12:57:17 PM
This is a fantastic image, Tate. I love everything about it. Huge congrats on winning your well deserved red.
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12/11/2006 11:46:27 AM
congrats! very beautiful shot and great composition!
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12/11/2006 11:29:06 AM
Well executed, you shot down all the competitors. I'll drink to that, A Martini, of course.

This was the best in the martini category. The only thing I would've like in it would be a silhouette of a pistol on the number seven to make it represent Bond more. But of course everyone knows there is just one 007, "Bond, James Bond".
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12/11/2006 09:15:19 AM
Sweet!!! Congrats on the red ribbon!!!
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12/11/2006 08:33:00 AM
Clear and well composed. Congratulations!
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12/11/2006 08:01:49 AM
Congrats!!! One of my top picks. :o) Simple and well composed image.
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12/11/2006 06:48:31 AM
Congrats on your ribbon ! I'd love to see all the details on this one.
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12/11/2006 05:03:50 AM
Excellent. Great lighting
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12/11/2006 04:54:38 AM
Well done Tate! I think they could (and should) use this in their advertisement of the next movie. Excellent image.
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12/11/2006 04:29:41 AM
Congrat´s on your second personal best score and the ribbon, think this shot is better than mine for what it´s worth :)
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12/11/2006 02:56:48 AM
Congrats to the red ribbon, nicely done shot.
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12/11/2006 02:35:03 AM
I had this one picked as a winner. Great shot Tate - and congrats on your ribbon :)
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12/11/2006 01:59:27 AM
Most excellent shot. Congrats on Red!
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12/11/2006 01:01:40 AM
I really thought this would win Tate...excellent image my friend! congrats on your ribbon...it's perfect
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12/11/2006 12:41:30 AM
phew !

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12/11/2006 12:35:52 AM
Woooooooooohhhhhhhoooooooooooooooo! Great finish Mr. Davidson, Tate Davidson. :P GOOOOOOOOO TEAM.

PS: I'm off to put another ribbon on your WPL card.
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12/11/2006 12:24:07 AM
Congrats. You nailed all the little details.
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12/11/2006 12:23:35 AM
Grats, this was ultra-slick bond style.
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12/11/2006 12:23:18 AM
Beautiful setup and execution, Tate! Congratulations on a fine image and a super score for the ImageNation Team!
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12/11/2006 12:13:57 AM
fantastic quality pic, comp. looks like an ad.
congrats
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12/11/2006 12:10:37 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/11/2006 12:05:20 AM
YEAH tate! Way to represent the team! woohoow! Go WPL team ImageNation!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2006 11:31:57 PM
[8.0] Great composition and effects. I would have given a 9 if it weren't for the blown-out section below the shaker.
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12/10/2006 08:17:39 PM
The lighting off of the shaker is too harsh. But I do really like the background
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12/10/2006 05:43:46 PM
could be a liquor ad
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12/10/2006 05:56:49 AM
Yay, one with an actual shaker. ;>þ
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12/10/2006 12:31:32 AM
I reckon this will be a ribbon winner...superb lighting and colour...really smoothe...well done
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12/09/2006 12:24:23 PM
this should be the blue ribbon, and if not, it's a shame. GREAT JOB! 10 (hell, i'd give it an 11 if i could)
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12/09/2006 11:29:27 AM
Great "Martini Shot" :) Bumping up...
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12/09/2006 08:33:50 AM
i wouldn't be surprised if this ribboned
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12/09/2006 07:27:12 AM
top shot here..... love it.....
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12/08/2006 06:39:09 PM
Incredible. I love the simplicity of the colors and composition. The lighting is perfect, and the subtle background is great.
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12/08/2006 12:18:27 PM
Very nice "James Bond" feel to this photo. Well done! Great control of lighting (and keeping the reflections in check). Good luck in the challenge.
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12/08/2006 12:37:31 AM
Perfect and extremely beautiful on every level. Congratulations on such a nice image!!
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12/07/2006 10:10:49 PM
Pretty good... The martini seems a little soft, but I still like it. 6
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12/07/2006 07:03:12 PM
awesome. GReat lighting. 9
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12/06/2006 10:22:25 PM
Beautiful colors
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12/05/2006 07:24:58 PM
I really like the lighting and colors. Nice job. 9
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12/05/2006 04:06:00 PM
Awesome shot, I love the lighting effects and background.
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12/05/2006 02:57:44 PM
Excellent Picture.
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12/05/2006 09:10:04 AM
I like the colors in this shot! Nice Work.
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12/04/2006 10:11:11 PM
Wow! Nice work, looks like a winner to me.
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12/04/2006 10:08:52 PM
Very nice lighting. Good job.
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12/04/2006 12:19:09 PM
This is a brillaint pice of work - great idea and well executed.
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12/04/2006 12:14:50 PM
Don't forget the vodka.
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12/04/2006 12:10:39 PM
very well done, looks like an ad
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12/04/2006 10:13:49 AM
My favorite of the challenge! Awesome!! I smell a ribbon here.... *10*
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12/04/2006 08:11:04 AM
had left away the numbers or at least taken the original logo. otherwise well done, good POV and lighting
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12/04/2006 07:20:48 AM
looks like a poster, good one.
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12/04/2006 05:32:43 AM
so many martinis!! but yours is one of the better ones!
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12/04/2006 03:32:35 AM
Ooooooh... very slick :) This looks great. Love the colour and light here.
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12/04/2006 01:18:25 AM
Damn ,this is awesome. Great lighting, slick look. Hope I remember to vote 20% so this 10 sticks.
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12/04/2006 12:47:59 AM
one of my highest scoring shots. nice colors and lighitng.
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