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Natasha


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Challenge: Got Milk? (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: My house
Date: Jan 17, 2003
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 12.94sec
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2003

Had a few ideas for this challenge, but had wanted to try painting with flashlight for a while, so decided to go for a simple composition. Took about 200 shots(!), with the camera set in manual mode, focused with the light on, turned it off and used a small flashlight to paint the bottles (much easier said than done!) Had some compression problems, tried using unsharp mask on it, for the first time, had problems with that too!

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Place: 1 out of 59
Avg (all users): 7.3673
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 7.1373
Avg (non-participants): 7.6170
Views since voting: 6348
Votes: 98
Comments: 36
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11/26/2012 05:32:58 PM
Oh wow. Great composition and reflections! Congrats!
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01/29/2003 01:04:21 AM
Great job Natasha! What a beautiful shot. Well deserving of a win. Jen from Oz (Pete's sister). PS: I'm still partial to "Sounds of Silence".
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01/27/2003 09:16:18 PM
Congratulations Natasha. This is very well done. The composition, lighting, texture, forms, and execution are all handled beautifully. It is definitely deserving of first place.

T
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01/27/2003 07:28:58 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB REVIEW

Excellent picture with a great mood and a very professional feel to it. Part of that comes from the quality of the surface it's on, and the other part comes from the very soft differential lighting on the milk bottles.

A few possibilities you could try:

a) a lower angle looking more less down on the bottles

b) more empty space at the top of the screen

c) a little less empty space at the bottom

d) another angle from the more the front of the line and lower.

great shot i think it could be in advert!
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01/27/2003 07:50:00 AM
WOW. Excellent :):):) ... Feel better now?
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01/27/2003 04:27:52 AM
wonderful natasha! gorgeous photo--the lighting is superb!
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01/27/2003 02:40:06 AM
Interesting lighting technique, with great results. Congratulations!
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01/27/2003 01:25:43 AM
Way to go!! Great job!
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01/27/2003 01:16:50 AM
Well done I love this photo.The photo is spot on
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01/27/2003 12:15:34 AM
Congrats, this was one of my fav's this week.
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01/27/2003 12:14:59 AM
Congrats to you....wonderful work, very special.
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01/27/2003 12:04:14 AM
Thanks for all your great comments! WOW, what a great feeling! Thanks to everyone and to this great site!
01/27/2003 12:02:55 AM
Congrats on a wonderful win ! So deserved !!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2003 01:45:46 PM
Great composition, I especially like the reflection below.
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01/26/2003 12:17:08 PM
very cool shot that definitely meets the challenge. i like the lighting and the reflection, it all works really well together. there are a couple of scratches or something in the bottom left on the surface, they are a little distracting. but i'm nitpicking because this is such a nice photo :)
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01/25/2003 07:39:38 PM
One of my two top picks for the week -- great clarity and super composure. Well done!
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01/24/2003 05:25:07 PM
beautiful...great use of shadows and light.
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01/24/2003 01:31:51 AM
oooooo very nice lighting... great clarity and color in the flections... also, I love the condensation on the bottles... there is little or no room for improvement here... is there enough wow factor to get a ribbon? might be tough.. we will see
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01/23/2003 07:11:07 PM
Very Nice...and Classy..Picture display...top rate
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01/23/2003 04:14:33 PM
Definitely at the top of the pack this week. :-) The lighting and reflections are interesting and the composition leads my eye into the photo.
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01/23/2003 03:16:56 PM
I love the lighting used for this and I also really like the way that the matte refledtion comes off of the table (I think it is a table).

Bill Miller (wackybill)
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01/23/2003 11:55:06 AM
Pretty! I love what you achieved with the lighting here, and the effect of that textured, metallic gold surface. One of the better artistic achievements in this challenge.
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01/23/2003 11:18:48 AM
Nice shot, I especially like the way you framed it. Good coloring and lighting. Good luck
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01/23/2003 05:08:08 AM
Beautiful shot, one of my faves this week. The lighting is fantastic, I would like to see your set-up. Great job.
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01/23/2003 02:34:06 AM
Excellent composition. I really like the shadow effect bouncing off each milk glass. Beautiful colours. 10 for this beauty..
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01/23/2003 12:56:38 AM
Very pretty and difficult shot. The lighting and composition are excellent as well as originality and creativity. I love the way that last bottle almost disappears into the background. The only thing I would nit-pick about is that scratch on the metal in the lower left corner. 9
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01/22/2003 05:21:03 PM
Nice and simple. I like it. Jacko
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01/22/2003 03:07:17 PM
The lighting is very interesting. Good focus and the composition is great. Really good work. One of four favourits this week. Good Luck.
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01/21/2003 01:11:10 PM
Wow, what a fabulous picture. The reflections are superb, and the lighting is spot-on. Very good. (10)
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01/20/2003 09:40:53 PM
I like it very much. Beautiful composition and the color is terrific. I love the surface you used.
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01/20/2003 03:32:09 PM
I really like this one! The golden reflex on the table is great! Good luck in the challenge!
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01/20/2003 01:36:25 PM
Very good lighting the gold colour gives a nice warm feel well done I think this will be in the top 3
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01/20/2003 10:59:05 AM
Love it..............good light, texture, color, focus and super composition here....exciting shot. Bingo!! Creative idea....simple wins every time.
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01/20/2003 12:54:36 AM
Nice Depth. I like this shot.
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01/20/2003 12:48:59 AM
I like the lighting a lot. Really great photo. I wold love to know what light you used and what the background the glass is sitting on is. GREAT job ! 10
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01/20/2003 12:39:59 AM
Lovely shot. Who knew milk could be so moody? :) (8)
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