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"POP !"    a macro illusion
3rd Place"POP !" a macro illusion
graphicfunk


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Challenge: Macro IV (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Home
Date: Jul 28, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125 - strobes
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2004

The initial test shot was made with water. Placed cork on wire and duct taped wire to pail for multiple takes. Filled bottle and poured over cork and of course flipped picture vertically.
Went back with colored water and dish detergent. After 30 takes, I gave up and examined the takes. The original test shot was uploaded with the water because it had the best splash and it covered the wire completely. Action captured with two side strobes bouned off white reflectors and a frontal fresnel as frontal fill.

I felt guilty because of the water and changed the name from "Pop" to "Pop, a macro ilussion", hoping that the viewer would forgive me for using plain water. I figured illusion implies an effect rather than a reality. Anyway, thank you all for your kind response, dan


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.9609
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9328
Avg (non-participants): 7.0167
Views since voting: 8470
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 179
Comments: 56
Favorites: 28 (view)


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08/14/2004 08:04:48 PM
Outstanding action macro! Very creative, nicely composed and executed. I wish I had thought of it ;)
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08/14/2004 11:04:29 AM
should have been first in my opinion.
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08/11/2004 12:50:55 PM
The liquid is so ... sensual. It's just so amazing ... your capture is something to emulate in the future. Congratulations!
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08/10/2004 08:35:47 PM
Better . . . .u're getting there
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08/10/2004 07:58:42 PM
very impressive effect. congrads...
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08/10/2004 12:10:47 PM
Originally posted by graphicfunk:

The initial test shot was made with water. Placed cork on wire and duct taped wire to pail for multiple takes. Filled bottle and poured over cork and of course flipped picture vertically.
Went back with colored water and dish detergent. After 30 takes, I gave up and examined the takes. The original test shot was uploaded with the water because it had the best splash and it covered the wire completely. Action captured with two side strobes bouned off white reflectors and a frontal fresnel as frontal fill.

I felt guilty because of the water and changed the name from "Pop" to "Pop, a macro ilussion", hoping that the viewer would forgive me for using plain water. I figured illusion implies an effect rather than a reality. Anyway, thank you all for your kind response, dan


Oh! That's how you did it! I dunno what a "frontal fresnel" is (having heard tha term only in association with lighthouses) but it certainly is a splendid effect.
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08/10/2004 09:01:46 AM
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Greetings...

This is a beautiful execution... congrats :)

I listened to a discussion once about a technique for this type of photo where the bottom of the bottle is removed... the bottle is mounted and water is poured in from the open bottom of the bottle... is this similar to a technique you may have used for this?

Or, after cutting off the bottom of the bottle, you can squirt water through the opening with a hose. Might be interesting to have a shot where the cork "pops" five or ten feet.
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08/10/2004 05:46:22 AM
Well Done! Quite how this didn't get a Blue I don't know! It's the best executed and most imaginative entry by far.
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08/10/2004 01:49:24 AM
Congrats! Fantastic effect!
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08/10/2004 01:14:38 AM
An imaginative set-up. Superb lighting, and I just love the overall image. Congratulations on the top 3 finish :)
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08/09/2004 10:20:37 PM
heh, how many bottles did it take?
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08/09/2004 06:36:09 PM
Congrats!
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08/09/2004 05:33:23 PM
Love IT!!! Congratulations your ribbon I'm sure you'll have quite a collection before too long!
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08/09/2004 03:31:08 PM
Very good work..... I also would like to see a "how to".
I am taken with the interaction of title and image. It appears a simple and obvious pairing. Without a title the image fits as POP ART - to me a Lichtenstein - without the halftone or an Oldenberg giant cork study.
The title without the image - is a beautifully condensed definition of POP ART. I voted this a seven.... It is a solid piece of work. As for faults probably none except my perception - This great image easily bends to a entrepreneurial purpose. Congratulations.
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08/09/2004 01:40:07 PM
You've produced a great shot here! Congrats on the ribbon - I like the way you look at things
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08/09/2004 09:57:47 AM
Great shot! You are really producing some nice work. Keep it up.
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08/09/2004 09:46:29 AM
This would make an awesome "How'd They Do That?" -- e-mail me if you're interested.
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08/09/2004 09:19:11 AM
Great finish Daniel, very creative setup work. You're on a roll! Keep up the good work!
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08/09/2004 09:15:27 AM
this is absolutely amazing - and it's not an insect! thankyouverymuch!
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08/09/2004 08:57:23 AM
I didn't see this during voting - nice work! Congrats on the ribbon...
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08/09/2004 05:10:03 AM
Very nice graphicfunk !!!
Congrats with another ribbon.
Clever idea.
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08/09/2004 03:01:41 AM
A concept shot for sure and a well-deserved ribbon here Daniel.

Keep up the vision and execution, and thanks for the technical details. I knew this took a lot of shooting to get right.

Congrats!
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08/09/2004 02:31:07 AM
You are on roll my friend!
Good work as always.
Thanks for your kind words on my entry as well.

Regards,
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08/09/2004 02:16:08 AM
Ok so I was wrong. I predicted blue. Excellent shot. Grats
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08/09/2004 01:49:27 AM
A warm thanks to all for your comments.

Message edited by author 2004-08-14 19:22:53.
08/09/2004 01:23:38 AM
Greetings...

This is a beautiful execution... I gave this photo a 10 and was actually surprised to see it in the top 3... congrats :)

I listened to a discussion once about a technique for this type of photo where the bottom of the bottle is removed... the bottle is mounted and water is poured in from the open bottom of the bottle... is this similar to a technique you may have used for this?
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08/09/2004 12:44:41 AM
Not only is this a truly fabulous picture, but more significantly still, you saved us from having bugs take all three ribbons!!!! THANK YOU!!! ;-)
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08/09/2004 12:14:51 AM
Congrats!!! This was one of my favorites!! :o)
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08/09/2004 12:14:15 AM
OK, I'm convinced and adding you to my favorites list. I like your work and will learn from examples! Congrats!
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08/09/2004 12:09:13 AM
congrats on the ribbon, i would be interested in knowning how you set this shot up
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08/09/2004 12:03:41 AM
Congratulations, this was my favourite macro by far.
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08/09/2004 12:02:29 AM
Very creative, congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2004 05:29:32 PM
OK this is the blue ribbon. Hope you tell how you did it.
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08/08/2004 05:15:45 PM
interesting shot
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08/07/2004 09:25:23 PM
Very good but you could of added some colour to the liquid.8

Message edited by author 2004-08-11 13:59:03.
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08/07/2004 06:31:35 PM
Strong image - no illusion here for me (so I would have left it out of the title), but it's a good idea, well lit but just a bit too obviously set up with water/upside down, etc. I'd have tinted the liquid at least. Very nice composition and an unusual macro.
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08/07/2004 02:03:26 PM
amazing capture!!! I bet this wasn't easy..I can really appreciate this shot because I know it's hard to catch things like this. great job! 10!
08/06/2004 08:19:44 PM
Nicely done. Very clever.
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08/06/2004 06:11:05 PM
I saw how to do this trick in a book, you made ir very well! but I think the water doesnt looks like champagne, not even white wine... But only champagne or effervescent beverages make the cork jump. Don't get me wrong, the picture is excellent, perfect lighting, focus, etc... I love it! But the water is too colorless and doesn't make me feel like it is real champagne. Anyway, if I could vote I´d give you a 10
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08/06/2004 03:45:22 PM
nice shot and effect. I hope you explained how you did this, 'cos it don't look easy. Nice to see.
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08/06/2004 12:58:31 PM
Very appealing image but your Champagne looks a bit watered down!!! Let me try to guess: upsidedown image of water pouring over supported cork - support later cloned out?????? Try sparkling mineral water with a dash of tea for colouring next time!!!!
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08/06/2004 02:47:18 AM
brilliant
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08/05/2004 07:47:06 PM
excellent shot. however...i'm curious. the bottle is pointing down. was it on an angle or was it pointing straight down with the angle being a result of post-processing? the reason i ask is that i'm wondering if it would look better if the cork was coming straight out instead coming off to the side? hope this does well for you, it really is fun to look at.
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08/05/2004 06:37:45 PM
How manny bottles did you open for this great shot :)
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08/05/2004 12:32:42 AM
Nice shot. Perfect timing and shutter speed to freeze the motion. Composition and crop are both good. 9
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08/04/2004 06:46:08 PM
Excellent effort. Top ten.
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08/04/2004 03:55:15 PM
wonderful shot!
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08/04/2004 01:18:46 PM
Good illusion but the bend in the water gives away how it was done. Still 8
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08/03/2004 05:51:16 PM
Is this water ? 10
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08/03/2004 08:47:42 AM
this one is a winner, amazing how you got this shot..., i have trie this many times with out success. great pic
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08/02/2004 10:29:59 PM
No one will be able to claim this photo doesn't "pop." Very imaginative. Well captured. Shot through glass? I like it and hope it does well.
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08/02/2004 10:18:29 PM
Rotated, pouring onto a fixed cork, right? Very nice. 7
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08/02/2004 06:27:56 PM
Nice image, good thinking with the illusion aspect, this wouldn't be as interesting right side up.
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08/02/2004 05:51:08 PM
Oh, very good one! Every once in a while I see something completely new, and this is one of those times. Thanks! Expect you will do well in the Competition with this.
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08/02/2004 11:46:59 AM
nice composition (upside down?)
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08/02/2004 06:43:08 AM
Fantastic capture. A top ten if not a ribbon. The question remains HOW? I am sure all will be revealed when the challenge is over. (10)
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