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Bourbon and a branch...JR's favorite
Bourbon and a branch...JR's favorite

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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Minolta
Location: home
Date: Aug 31, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2005

cropped and lightened

Place: 124 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.3531
Avg (commenters): 5.6875
Avg (participants): 5.1799
Avg (non-participants): 5.5170
Views since voting: 1171
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 286
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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09/20/2005 11:57:32 PM
*Critique Club*

I had a nice long crit on this and the site timed out on me, so he we go again...
Focus and clarity seem good on the glass and liquid. I think the detail there is good. I would like to see a little more detail in the plant and I think that would require some extra lighting in the leaves. The leaves seem a little dark.
Is that a branch or a stem? Oh well, close enough.
I like the lighting on the background. I like how it's bright at the top and creates some neat shadow at the bottom. I think though that the leaves are a bit dark and detail suffers a bit from that.
I think that the way you have it right in the center works ok, but would be interesting to see other angles to see if there could be a better one. not really sure with the subject if a different angle would work, but maybe a different crop? Would have to see it to determine it if helped or hurt the photo.
The subject is definately different. Not really something I'd hang in my livingroom, but I could see where some people would...so I think you have something there.
Technically a good photo.

Message edited by author 2005-09-21 14:07:05.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 10:53:42 PM
those are MAPLE leaves, right? :P
09/13/2005 03:44:28 PM
Groan... puntastic!

A good shot, well lit and composed though.
09/13/2005 12:03:53 PM
don't care for the key lighting...underexposed foliage
09/12/2005 05:46:08 PM
Bourbon an Grass... ;)
09/12/2005 04:42:54 AM
I thought I had already commented on this one yet it tells me I haven't...weird. Anyway, an original take for this challenge. I like this idea but perhaps a more creative viewpoint could have been used rather than a face on shot. I'm just hoping the righteous squeaky clean parenting group members don't mark this one down for you. Gets a 7 from me anyway :)
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09/11/2005 10:31:34 AM
Looks good, Nice lighting. Too bad about the softness.
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09/09/2005 11:31:31 PM
Great shot! Love the "mint". Terrific lighting and composition, focus could be a tad sharper, but very strong entry. I'll take two please! ;-)
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09/09/2005 07:09:44 PM
weed in beer?
09/09/2005 02:04:32 PM
Hello 'John Hamburger'...I figured this was you after reading a recent forum post. ;^) I don't quite get the connection (JR's favorite) - but's it a cool looking photo nonetheless.
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09/08/2005 09:29:09 PM
Cannibis? The lighting creates a god-like aura. It causes me to chuckle.
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09/08/2005 08:11:31 PM
that aint weed thats maple only has 5 leave not 7 leaves
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09/08/2005 04:40:13 PM
Seems a little dark, and honestly a little boring.
09/08/2005 03:21:03 PM
very well done. I would score this higher if it had a little bit more vertical open space at the top.
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09/08/2005 02:04:04 PM
That looks like a marijuana leaf! ha ha - whatever works.

Interesting take. At leas it isn't a tree limb with a sky! I'd off set the glass so it isn't dead centered. Nice shadow and light.
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09/08/2005 11:58:38 AM
Nice photo, but do not feel that it applies to the challenge
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09/07/2005 08:00:51 PM
Dude. Not cool. DONT DO DRUGS. Weedy. Pothead. Thats just not cool. D.A.R.E = DRUGS ARE REALLY EXPENSIVE. so dont do them...
09/07/2005 12:40:53 PM
The focus seems a touch soft and that bright light at the top is extremly distracting for me.
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09/07/2005 01:36:04 AM
very cool.
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09/07/2005 12:48:00 AM
Cool. But I feel a little more over exposure to lighten the background would have helped. Still a cool pic.8.
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