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Red or White?
Red or White?
AlexMonty


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Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My Garage
Date: May 30, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2005

My first submission with the 350D :)

Subject: I was desperately thinking of an idea for this challenge and I eventually decided to try and make a fairly mundane, everyday (for some!) decision seem interesting. I had a couple of ideas but they were perhaps a little abstract and I didn't really want to get killed in the voting as I'm keen to do well with my first entry with the 350D. I tried to highlight a particular choice by choosing a nice shallow DOF and focusing (manually for the first time!) on the white wine in the foreground.

Setup: I hung a sheet down from the roof to form a background and curved the sheet to cover the table upon which the wine glasses were resting. I set up my tripod in front of the table and experimented with different compositions (before I had wine bottles and corks and grapes etc.) before finally settling on this one. I also experimented with different ways to light the subject before eventually settling on lighting it nice and softly from behind by placing a 60W lamp behing the sheet with was paper about 5 cm in front to diffuse the light into the sheet. I then started experimenting with different exposures.

What I Would Change: I'd raise the level of the white wine to match the level of the red wine, but I don't have the time or the patience!



Statistics
Place: 17 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.8522
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 5.6132
Avg (non-participants): 5.9717
Views since voting: 1124
Views during voting: 479
Votes: 318
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/07/2005 05:35:27 PM
Absolutely beautiful. This would be nice hanging on the wall. Congratulations. :-)

Stephen
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06/07/2005 03:45:30 PM
Loved the lighting on this one. The brown tone in the background compliments the wine glasses very well.
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06/05/2005 04:38:33 PM
This looks a little tilted to me, might want to try rotating it a tiny bit clockwise. The picture has a beautifully soft feel to it, a combination of the light and textures. Well done, very artistic. Possibly try a slightly larger DOF to get more definition in the red wine glass.
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06/04/2005 02:23:39 PM
Nice shot..
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06/04/2005 08:13:57 AM
beautiful!
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06/03/2005 02:12:32 PM
ah ! another great mind.... very nicely lit, good DOF. Nice job.
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06/03/2005 01:55:35 PM
Without title this image is more about wine and lighting.....
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06/02/2005 11:54:25 PM
Very good...I love the idea...Love the color....
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06/02/2005 10:42:56 PM
Your title poses a question giving context to the image but alone the image is a well photographed artistic rendition of two wine glasses, one that may simply be in shadows or a different color, it is not apparent. I am not inclined to add the word decision to this image's keywords. glass, wine, art, gold, yes. This said the composition and finesse redeem much of the scoring, but I am left only offering a 4.
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06/02/2005 10:11:42 PM
Very Nice!.......9
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06/02/2005 07:01:59 PM
Nice shot! A couple of people did the red vs white wine thing, but I like the composition, colors, and setting of yours!
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06/02/2005 10:06:25 AM
This is a really good one. the lighting here is really great.
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06/02/2005 12:47:55 AM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. Nice pic.
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06/01/2005 08:29:35 PM
Great composure & lighting! 10
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06/01/2005 06:36:18 PM
I really like the composition and low lighting--It may have been nice to throw some light behind the red glass as well-6
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06/01/2005 05:23:03 PM
Yes. Or are there 2 drinking?
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06/01/2005 04:54:14 PM
NICE PICTURE 7
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06/01/2005 03:43:10 PM
Nice lighting and color tones.
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06/01/2005 12:11:36 PM
very nice composition and overall nice picture
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06/01/2005 12:40:14 AM
very beautifully shot.
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06/01/2005 12:30:42 AM
I would have liked a lighter red. Good Lighting
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06/01/2005 12:29:47 AM
Background really doesn't do justice to the wine and glasses. Needs more light in the background. Otherwise, I good idea for the challenge.
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