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Challenge: Celebration (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Virginia
Date: Oct 9, 2005
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4
Galleries: Emotive, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2005

Post Processed with Paint Shop Pro 9

Rotate CW 90
Rotate CW 1.5
Select face of glass - promote to layer
- Special Effect filter: Punch

Brightness & Contrast (B0, C+5)
Brightness & Contrast: HMS(0,0,-20)
Fill Flash +15
Noise Reduction (Salt & Pepper filter)
Set B/W Points
Clone specks off blk bg, bible, glass
USM (1, 150, 5)
Slight burn on bread
Merge All (flatten)
Save as JPG


Man, do I wish I could have a "do-over"! ;^) The solution is so obvious in retrospect - move the wine glass to the right, the wine & glass would show because of the bread and no shadow would be visible. For some reason I had this vision stuck in my head and couldn't "see" anything else.

Oh well - tomorrow's another day. ;^)

Thanks for all the comments everyone.

Place: 77 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.1731
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 4.9437
Avg (non-participants): 5.2920
Views since voting: 836
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 208
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2005 03:32:17 PM
I like your idea and composition. For me, the wine glass could use a bit more definition as the left hand side of the glass seems to have "disappeared" into the black background. My favorite part is the loaf of bread and the lighting on it. Well done.
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10/16/2005 12:10:27 PM
a little too much noise IMO. the composition could be a bit more sparkling, or f.e. taking the photo in a lower point of view
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10/13/2005 11:23:28 PM
I find this very comforting as well as clear and sharp!
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10/11/2005 05:43:25 PM
i find that the wine disappears into the background, and the wine glass casts a shadow on the bread. the wine ties in nicely with the color of the bible. i would be interested in seeing this shot lit a bit differently to better highlight the wine glass and reduce that shadow effect...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/10/2005 10:07:08 PM
way too dark...the glass that is....
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10/10/2005 05:25:05 PM
Great take on the challenge and well photographed as well. I particularly like the double light source. The darkness of the wine is the only problem with the image as I 'm sure you've already worked out
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10/10/2005 04:35:53 PM
I love your online witness....Keep your candle burning. 10.
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10/10/2005 12:07:02 PM
Definitely worth celebrating every minute of my life!!!!! Thanks for the reminder! 10
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10/10/2005 01:30:43 AM
great subject, a little dark though
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10/10/2005 12:23:30 AM
I wish somehow they were overlapping and not three things just sitting there. Maybe if the bible were propped up and the bread were up against it. NOt sure. The clarity is pretty decent. The black background works, but the red wine kind of gets lost in it. I wonder if white wouldn't have been a better choice.
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