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IreneM


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Challenge: Absolut Advertisement (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jun 27, 2010
Aperture: f16
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Water, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2010

Thanks for the helpful comments and the fantastic score!!! Thanks for the HM! I'm so pleased because I really liked the way this image turned out.
I got the "swooshing water onto the bottle" idea within seconds of reading the challenge description (I bet that surprises you ;-))
So, bought my first bottle of Absolut Vodka and tried for two whole evenings to get the shot right - no chance! Every time I got the lighting right, throwing the water onto the bottle from a small glass seemed (for some reason) to change everything lightwise and I had to start moving my flashes around... it was driving me nuts. Then the water problem. Every time I swooshed the water onto the bottle, checked the result and trashed the image (and believe me, I trashed most of them ;-) I had to clean up the whote scenario plus the bottle which meant the bottle had to be placed in exactly the same spot or the lighting wasn't right.
On the second night, many, many images later I gave up. Thought to myself "you don't HAVE to enter the challenge" and left it at that.
On the Sunday afternoon Germany was playing against England in the World Cup. My husband was so nervous, he was slowly but surely driving me nuts ;-) so I thought to myself I'll give the photo another, last try - anything to take my mind and my ears off the game and my husband.
It was very nearly another wasted photo session but I kept saying to myself "just one more try" and, lo and behold, I got the best shot on the very last "just one more try" just as the game ended ;-)

So, for Iain 21.gif Covert_Oddity Yes, there was indeed a lot of cleaning up and starting again. My challenge to myself was to get a good shot without a single drop of water on the glass the bottle's sitting on.

For Jamie 21_F.gif J-Me Sorry you're "splash fatigued" but many thanks for being honest about it and taking the time to comment.

For Richard 21.gif Yanko Shooting the water from behind just didn't occur to me - maybe next time (oops, sorry Jamie ;-)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 68
Avg (all users): 7.0046
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.4848
Avg (non-participants): 7.0968
Views since voting: 4066
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 219
Comments: 27
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/08/2010 02:18:17 PM
I'm surprised to see that 1/125 is fast enough to freeze the water this effectively. Learning here, that's what I'm doing...
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07/09/2010 12:29:57 PM
Irene! congrats on the HM!
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07/09/2010 07:47:56 AM
The water droplet lady strikes again! Awesome work Irene.
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07/07/2010 12:34:24 PM
Irene, this is so awesome. So you! Way to GO, taking any challenge and being able to put your signature excellence on it! :) Congratulations on the honorable mention!
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07/07/2010 09:04:58 AM
You're awesome, Irene, as I've said many times before!
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07/07/2010 08:07:11 AM
Great shot. Your lighting is always superb!
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07/07/2010 07:05:41 AM
I used a small glass tumbler to throw the water onto the bottle.

Originally posted by olinn:

Just a briljant idea, and well done !
Can I ask you how in the world you deliver the water to the bootle ?
07/07/2010 06:33:13 AM
Just a briljant idea, and well done !
Can I ask you how in the world you deliver the water to the bootle ?
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07/07/2010 05:19:13 AM
Hi Lev, if I stand up on my office chair and look down at the image with my head at an angle of 38,7° I can (very faintly) see the cap ;-)

Originally posted by LevT:

Irene, congrats on another great shot, and Top 5! The only thing which I would add is some light on the cap, it mysteriously disappeared here :)
07/07/2010 02:21:28 AM
After this shoot I had the cleanest kitchen floor in the history of the world ;-) but oh, my camera and my poor, poor lens....

Originally posted by Saker:

Congrats on 4th place.. it's amazing the way you get these shots to turn out.. I would just ruin my floor, splash my camera and quit! Thanks too for always posting the details in case I lose my mind and want to try it.
07/07/2010 02:20:03 AM
Irene, congrats on another great shot, and Top 5! The only thing which I would add is some light on the cap, it mysteriously disappeared here :)
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07/07/2010 01:12:49 AM
Congratulations to you!!
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07/07/2010 12:50:28 AM
Congrats on 4th place.. it's amazing the way you get these shots to turn out.. I would just ruin my floor, splash my camera and quit! Thanks too for always posting the details in case I lose my mind and want to try it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2010 06:11:56 AM
cool
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07/04/2010 11:16:19 PM
Bet that took a few attempts and a lot of cleaning up and starting again!
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07/04/2010 01:47:50 PM
Great shot! Well composed and lit and the water splash really works well.
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07/04/2010 04:16:31 AM
Looks good. Curious, why not shoot the water from behind?
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07/04/2010 12:50:05 AM
clean +sharp + water +drops +excellent lights = Irene and a ribbon :-)
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07/03/2010 11:09:47 PM
I really like this.
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07/03/2010 01:36:56 AM
Amazing!!
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07/02/2010 02:09:57 PM
Love this! The lighting is perfection, the idea is very original, simplea and clean.
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07/02/2010 11:54:32 AM
Really nicely shot, lovely lighting, great splash effect and editing. I think I'm just "splash fatigued" as there are so many splash/water droplet shots in DPC challenges that no matter how well shot they are, they eventually become "run of the mill" and it's simply a matter of who did it best. Still a great shot. Just my own personal tastes coming into play. 5
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07/01/2010 04:14:11 PM
One of my highest rated images. Great capture.
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06/30/2010 07:52:40 AM
great capture with the splash.
Good luck

Kev
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06/30/2010 06:46:40 AM
Great shot.
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06/30/2010 01:29:06 AM
Fabulous clarity
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06/30/2010 12:34:45 AM
cool
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