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Challenge: Backlighting III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Aug 21, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640 s
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2007

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First of all, let me apologize to 21.gif Larus for the touch of vertigo my pic caused him ,-)

I started off photographing a seashell for this challenge. 1 hour and over a 100 shots later I had to admit to myself that I canít get ONE decent image of a shell!

Soooo, I got a glass out of the cupboard and started again. One glass led to two, three and then four. Looked fine but needed a spot of colour (water mixed with food colouring). After what seemed like a million shots I started looking at them on my laptop. Aaarrghhh! The two blotchy sensor dust spots Iíd forgotten about. I know youíre allowed to remove sensor dust in basic editing, but I just didnít want to take any chances so I wet cleaned my camera sensor with trembling fingers (hadnít dared to clean the D2X before) and then took some more shots. Checked them and thankfully the very last one was exactly the one I wanted.

A few mentioned the glass bottoms at the top of the image. I had intended to crop them but when I saw the reflections and refractions, I decided to keep them and Iím glad I did because I think it adds an added unusual touch to the whole thing.
Thanks very much for the comments and votes. Iím totally thrilled with my ribbon and my score.

To 21_F.gif ephln Evelyn, I promise you the glasses were backlit. Itís the only way I know to make glass look like this.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 202
Avg (all users): 7.3160
Avg (commenters): 8.3810
Avg (participants): 6.9180
Avg (non-participants): 7.4768
Views since voting: 8701
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 212
Comments: 59
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09/02/2007 05:38:16 PM
Very nice setup of glasses
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09/02/2007 05:23:16 PM
What, no splash! ;)
WTG, Irene
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09/01/2007 09:25:52 PM
I love this!! very cool shot! Congrats on the ribbon!!! Way to go!
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09/01/2007 03:40:42 PM
HI .I really like this. This is the greatest picture I've ever seen.
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09/01/2007 05:15:30 AM
Fabulous shot--sincere hard work always pays off.
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08/31/2007 09:00:12 PM
Irene...yet another ribbon...what is it about you and liquid?! :-)

amazing image...great to see you ribbon
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08/31/2007 04:56:31 AM
Congratulations! Great work!
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08/30/2007 08:39:16 AM
Just awesome work!!! Congratulations on thr Ribbon!
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08/30/2007 01:18:22 AM
Great setup and love all the incidentals you included in the image details! THANK YOU! And big marvelous congrats on your new Red, Irene!
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08/29/2007 07:26:14 PM
amazing irene, your red should have gotten blue :)
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08/29/2007 02:26:26 PM
ohhhhhhh, pretty red.
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08/29/2007 11:27:28 AM
Definitely shows, yet again, why you're one of my favorite photographers! You inspire me....congratulations on the ribbon! :)
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08/29/2007 09:47:03 AM
Originally posted by justamistere:

Where are the droplets? I know there in the photo somewhere. I just got done shooting about 240 shots of glass at the "Carriage House Glass
Features the areaís largest selection of decorative glass." and Museum.


Hey John! I did a good job on hiding the droplets REALLY well ;-D
Do we get to see some of your glass shots?
08/29/2007 09:39:10 AM
Where are the droplets? I know there in the photo somewhere. I just got done shooting about 240 shots of glass at the "Carriage House Glass
Features the areaís largest selection of decorative glass." and Museum.
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08/29/2007 09:22:26 AM
Great job as always Irene - The sharpness in your pics always stands out - Congrats again on a great finish
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08/29/2007 08:46:15 AM
Very nice work again Irene...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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08/29/2007 08:13:26 AM
Wow, Irene you are on fire! This setup is so unique with incredible lighting. Your vision in photography is outstanding. Congrats on another well deserved ribbon and keep up the great work!
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08/29/2007 07:57:20 AM
Irene, you're amazing! Congratulations on perfection! And so beautiful!

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08/29/2007 07:29:09 AM
Irene, absolutely perfect...excellent comp and very creative. Well done. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/29/2007 06:00:24 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on your ribbon

Jack
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08/29/2007 04:30:34 AM
Hi Irene congratulations on a well deserved ribbon for such an excelent photo
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08/29/2007 04:30:34 AM
Wow IreneM........Great shot Love it
U r hardworker photographer :)
This time we both get ribbon
Congrats with Hug
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08/29/2007 03:39:32 AM
Originally posted by MichaelC:

Nicely done, congrats. Have you cut your hair?


Huh?? Sorry, I'm probably being too dense. Can you tell me what you mean? ;-)
08/29/2007 03:02:39 AM
Irene! Big congrats on your well deservered ribbon!
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08/29/2007 02:48:49 AM
Congrats, Irene, very well done (the whole week I wasn't sure if this or the winning shot was yours:)
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08/29/2007 02:37:03 AM
Nicely done, congrats. Have you cut your hair?
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08/29/2007 02:21:12 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon with the high quality shot.
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08/29/2007 12:55:41 AM
congrats Irene!! I just love your glass arrangement and the composition adds to it.
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08/29/2007 12:07:38 AM
Congrats Irene. Now save some of this for the DPL! :P
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08/29/2007 12:05:30 AM
Irene! Another one! Congratulations!
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08/29/2007 12:03:07 AM
very nice. i was just looking through the whole submissions and went huh that one will ribbon and it did! congrats on sucha great caputre
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 06:26:25 PM
VERY CREATIVE!!! As well as being tech. correct. Can I give it a 12?
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08/27/2007 11:41:15 PM
very very nice, makes me want wine
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08/27/2007 11:40:34 PM
The majority of the glasses being upside-down makes the filled glass seem like it were upside-down instead.
It's pretty wierd how that works. ^_^

I give it a 8. ;)
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08/27/2007 06:12:11 PM
Wow! Took a while for my eyes to understand what was going on. Very creative!
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08/27/2007 04:21:08 PM
Excellent composition and lighting!
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08/26/2007 10:41:52 PM
Wonderful composition! Simple, elegant, and with a splash of color. I love it.
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08/26/2007 08:50:28 PM
Great lighting. Great contrast. Interesting composition. Well done.
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08/25/2007 04:51:27 PM
excellent lighting, nice composition - had cropped off the bottoms of the glasses, though
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08/25/2007 03:08:55 PM
Classic and good.
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08/25/2007 05:30:05 AM
excellent
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08/24/2007 07:08:24 AM
This shot is kindof cool, gives me a bit of vertigo though wich is why I "only" gave it an 8. Nicely done, very professional lighting and look.
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08/24/2007 12:07:29 AM
Wow this style of image is risky with basic editing, but you did an excellent job, very crisp, well lit and clean glasses!
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08/23/2007 06:51:32 PM
brilliant,the half filled glass just gives it that bit more.
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08/23/2007 06:31:01 PM
Beautiful image...but doesn't really seem back lit.
On second go around...I like it better and better.
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08/23/2007 04:33:22 PM
this is so cool. very different from all the other glass photos i have seen.
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08/23/2007 12:28:35 PM
Cool & Unique! Excellent! :)
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08/23/2007 10:13:19 AM
really interesting arrangement...well done...great clarity, lighting and creativity 9
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08/23/2007 05:13:18 AM
good focus, nice strong lines, great detail well done
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08/23/2007 01:21:50 AM
a classical one very well executed! - Good luck!
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08/23/2007 12:43:13 AM
Love this. 10
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08/23/2007 12:30:30 AM
I like the composition.
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08/22/2007 03:56:26 PM
this looks like some alean thing
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08/22/2007 03:38:11 PM
Nice image - Very crisp and imaginative - Nice shot and amazing sharpness. Very nice.
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08/22/2007 11:50:08 AM
Great contrast and composition i love the way the stems of the glasses bring our more shapes and reflective curves.
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08/22/2007 11:13:17 AM
the first thing that came to my mind was an hourglass.
one of the most appealing shots in this back-lit glass category. the way curves are intertwined is just priceless. i personally would have cropped the base of glasses from the top to make this excellent shot a bit "cleaner" though. they add unnecessary complicated element to the shot and takes away viewer's attention from beautiful curves. one of my favorites of this challenge. good luck.
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08/22/2007 10:40:40 AM
Neat!
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08/22/2007 09:10:42 AM
Outstanding capture. Love all those marvelous refractions and reflections playing all through this photo.
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08/22/2007 08:54:58 AM
wow! thats an amazing composition!!
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