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IreneM


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Challenge: Recipe (Beverage) (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jul 9, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008

Vodka Martini
1.5 fl. oz. of Vodka
0.5 fl. oz. of Dry Vermouth

I tried to get the cocktail to burn to add some interest to the image but the alcohol content wasn't high enough, so I drunk most of it (very tasty ;-) then added some Stroh Rum which has a VERY high percentage of alcohol.

Post challenge:
What a bumpy up and down ride this week was, scorewise. It only settled down these last two days. Thanks so much for the super score and comments.
The making of this image was extremely difficult because my husband was practically super-glued to my side worrying that Iíd burn down the kitchen. He stood next to me the whole time with a damp dishcloth in one hand and a pan lid in the other in case the flames either went too high or the glass exploded and the kitchen went on fire. I couldnít do as many photos as Iíd planned on doing because I couldnít concentrate with him breathing down my neck, so I checked the few I had and picked the best one.
There were a few didnít like the glass being tilted. It wasnít intentional, although I preferred the slight tilt. Itís one of the glasses I used in this image and they have sort of squigly tilted stems
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Update for Leo 21.gif FocusPoint. I got my wonderful dpc hat yesterday (thank you VERY much), Iíll post a photo of me wearing it as soon as I can.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.9127
Avg (commenters): 7.5333
Avg (participants): 6.3250
Avg (non-participants): 7.0236
Views since voting: 4345
Views during voting: 559
Votes: 252
Comments: 32
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/27/2008 11:07:00 AM
Hi, I just saw this photo for the first time, maybe someone else gave you this comment, haven't checked, but down in the glass, it looks like a sunset and the aurora borealis, maybe even a city in the very bottom. I love the inner story.
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07/25/2008 02:03:13 AM
Fantastisch! yet another wonderful image. imho should have been a blue ribbon!

Message edited by author 2008-07-25 02:03:33.
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07/24/2008 01:10:13 PM
Yet another wonderful image by you. What an amazing photographer you are. Congrats on all your work.
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07/24/2008 11:01:27 AM
Irene, this should have been in the top three. I think you were robbed. Excellent shot, I don't think that you needed more frames.
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07/23/2008 10:24:31 PM
Great shot, Irene! love the colors and those dancing flames. Awesome! Thanks for you comment. It meant a lot to me!
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07/23/2008 12:14:23 PM
Good stuff as usual....I love the description of your husband..um...hovering.
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07/23/2008 10:52:16 AM
very nice indeed. You really are the master of this kind of photography. congrats
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07/23/2008 09:59:53 AM
Oooooooh. . .how COOL! I'm really surprised this one didn't chalk up another ribbon for you :) But 4th place is an awesome reward for this beautiful photo.

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07/23/2008 03:24:16 AM
Fantastic shot Irene!!!
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07/23/2008 01:22:07 AM
Congratulations on 4th Irene! When I was looking around for ideas, one of the things I most wanted to do was the flame in the glass shot. I tried once and immediately gave up for the same fears as your husband, lol!
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07/23/2008 01:18:21 AM
I should've guessed, You in 4th, again.
I think I'll try an Irene-style shot for the next challenge.
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07/23/2008 12:38:35 AM
What a fascinating photo! It's like you've got a rainbow pallette to work with here. I love the jumping flame. Congrats on 4th place!
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07/23/2008 12:38:24 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!! You must be setting records around here for the highest running scores! Another beautiful image.
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07/23/2008 12:11:39 AM
Ach du lieber! Sehr gut! = oh my goodness, very good!

FYI - I like talking to Irene in German as best I can.
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07/23/2008 12:06:47 AM
Fantastic, and again, so so you.....

You always amaze me with your ability to come up with something new, with the wonderful 21_F.gif IreneM stamp of approval and excellence. I so admire what you do and how you do it.....

You are one in a million, and I am proud to be one of your DPC friends.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 06:57:17 PM
I like the vignette and the color contrast. Well executed.
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07/22/2008 05:32:07 PM
Great flames, love the colours.
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07/22/2008 12:16:41 AM
The colors are beautiful on this one! Love it .
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07/21/2008 04:30:46 PM
love this shot, well executed and well lit
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07/20/2008 03:27:49 PM
Great timing on the flame..The blue background works and provides good contrast to the image. The slight tilt improves composition as well. And finally, with the limitations imposed for its editing, i say this is entry is nicely done!
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07/19/2008 07:41:56 PM
Beautiful colors. This has warmth (maybe heat is a better word), motion and even rhythm. Nice job! A seven for you.
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07/18/2008 11:53:02 PM
great shot, and so sharp. just to be nit picky, the slight tilt bugs me though. its like it should either be at an angle or horizontal, not slightly tilted u know?
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07/17/2008 04:12:36 PM
awesome, the colors area amazing and the coomposition is spot on, hope this does well for you
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07/17/2008 04:06:04 PM
totally dazzeled me. How did you do this
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07/17/2008 10:14:37 AM
Love the jumping flame and the smooth background!
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07/16/2008 11:24:46 PM
This is a good shot. The lighting is good and the flame added points to what it has deserved. However I found the tilted glass distracting. I wonder why you didn't have this fixed, unless it's tilted purposely.
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07/16/2008 07:09:44 PM
out of focus
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07/16/2008 10:34:34 AM
wow. that's a cool effect! it's almost like an aurora that you have captured in a glass.
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07/16/2008 06:31:38 AM
uneven
07/16/2008 03:58:34 AM
Oh my gods, that's just pure awesome!
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07/16/2008 01:04:07 AM
wow nice one :)
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07/16/2008 12:37:29 AM
Good one...
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