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Absolut Tap Water
Absolut Tap Water

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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 2000
Location: Dining room table, home.
Date: Oct 27, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Water, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2004

Mom's 1.75 liter bottle of Absolut Vodka, from ca. one year ago.

We use it instead of the crummy plastic water pitcher, or actually the pretty glass one which I broke (sorry mom).

The lighting is from above, by means of a halogen lamp, and the bottle is also backlit by 4 heater candles. The setup is for dinner, not photography, I just saw it and liked it. I used automatic metering (like I had a choice), with a 1 stop underexposure via exposure compensation.

It's arguably too dark, but since to me the subject was the water, and not the bottle, I like it better this way. I have a "normally" exposed one, which I don't like as much.

No editing was made, except for a little bit of added brightness, due to a self-limiting-for-the-sake-of-education policy, overall satisfaction with the virginal result, and finally, lack of photoshop.

I'm taking too many shots like this recently, because I'm trying out my shiny new tripod. I'm a bit sad that the roll axis creeped a bit counter clock wise. It's a bit too hard to notice such changes on that LCD.

Update: I think this photo has tought me more about my LCD than anything else - it appears to be way too bright...

Place: 473 out of 487
Avg (all users): 4.0508
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 3.9951
Avg (non-participants): 4.4063
Views since voting: 1037
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 236
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2004 08:32:14 AM
Hahaha, I didn't see that while voting. Bumping up a bit.
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11/05/2004 02:23:38 PM
wasn't really any point of interest for me
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11/05/2004 01:48:35 PM
Nice study in lighting and textures, but appears too dark and murky on my screen to really shine. The upper part in particular appears too under-exposed for my taste. Even in an intentionally dark image, I would expect to see more light given to this area.
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11/05/2004 08:25:11 AM
I like the title, and golden color tones; however, it is out of focus, too dark, and not very interesting.
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11/04/2004 04:45:44 AM
Cause I like this, I'll rate it 6 :-)
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11/01/2004 06:41:06 AM
I think the composition here struggles for focus... not just camera focus, but a focus on what the eye should land on.
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