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Another Cold One
Another Cold One
miller


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Letter B (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS
Location: home
Date: Jun 28, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2003

I tried this with "real" beer, but it was too dark. I had to use Coors Light... ugh. Lit from above to minimize glare and to make it possible to adjust levels so the glass "disappears" at the bottom.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.9024
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.9398
Avg (non-participants): 6.8250
Views since voting: 2073
Votes: 123
Comments: 25
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/11/2003 04:44:13 PM
Heya! This is your Critique Club message thingie.

I am partially happy that I got to critique this one, and partially sad. Y'see, I already said good things about it. Simultaneously, I dunno what to tell you about it either.

It is a truly great photograph. I really do believe that it should have won the challenge, but alas.

Fabulous idea, superb lightning, and (for once) a border that really stands out, and brings out the best of the photograph

The only thing I would comment on is that it seems a little oversharpened along the top edge of the glass. A pure nitpick, though, as it does not really distract from the image as a whole.

I used to have a Pro90 (can't remember being able to use ISO 50 - odd), and remember the camera to be really good - but I never got images this good out of it :)

Great effort, my friend - I am sure the ribbons are not far out of reach.

(but why did you use coors when you call yourself miller? hehe)

Rock on!

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07/07/2003 04:16:36 PM
This was the best shot of the challenge for me - and not just for the subject matter :-) Very well done.
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07/07/2003 09:32:55 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments. This was a pretty simple setup. The only light was from a 55 watt desk lamp with a cardboard cone I made to direct the light. After I got the exposure down, it was just a matter of pouring the beer over and over again until I got something I wanted. I probably took close to 75 shots. I chose this one because I felt that the full glass shots I had lost some detail due to the dimension limits here. I used flat beer because if I poured it straight out of the can the foam would block all the light.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2003 07:17:19 PM
I like how the light was used.
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07/06/2003 05:58:37 PM
Cream soda starts with *C*. Just kidding. Super lighting makes for a warm, moody photo!
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07/06/2003 11:20:29 AM
Just off for cold one myself. I did a similar photo for the occupation challenge but i prefer your angle. 7
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07/05/2003 05:51:38 PM
AWESOME lighting. the best beer shot yet
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07/04/2003 03:44:21 PM
Great lighting - wish there was a bottom to the glass, though.
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07/03/2003 06:03:19 AM
top 10
07/02/2003 10:19:21 PM
I love the lighting effects and the sense of movement. Great job!
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07/02/2003 06:54:20 PM
beautiful! the lighting here is stunning. excellent work!
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07/02/2003 10:41:01 AM
The play of light in this takes my breath away, and the first glance brings out the connection with the topic immediately (to me, anyway). The lighting is so damn amazing. If I have to find SOMETHING critical to say, I would add that I don't see what the border brings to it (just letting the edge end blackly would work as well, to me). :-> 10.
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07/02/2003 09:51:54 AM
mmmm...very nice. Great lighting, really brings out the golden colour of the beer, nice slow shutter speed, all round good photo.
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07/01/2003 11:23:14 PM
mmm, this shot makes me all kinds of thirsty. I love it. Great lighting too. 10
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07/01/2003 11:48:39 AM
Yummy-- my favorite bee shot of Challenge--9
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07/01/2003 05:51:49 AM
Excellent effect, the colors are awesome. Originally a 9 bumped to a 10!
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06/30/2003 07:36:18 PM
Excellent shot!!!!! Vote 10
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06/30/2003 06:33:57 PM
This is one case where the border works well, I'm thirsty now
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06/30/2003 02:15:09 PM
Good capture. The dark background really helps to capture the pattern inside the glass.
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06/30/2003 11:28:57 AM
Very creative!
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06/30/2003 09:42:48 AM
The speed and texture in this is amazing. Slightly over-sharpened to my taste, but still lovin' it. (10)
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06/30/2003 04:38:07 AM
nice lighting. Matching border not needed. Good action shot
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06/30/2003 04:05:14 AM
This is very nice. The lighting's great and you've caught the moment of pouring that beer well. Excellent - weell done.
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06/30/2003 02:08:53 AM
Nicely done...I like the effect. Looks very refreshing.
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06/30/2003 01:18:39 AM
I love the rich textures of this image. The lighting is amazing. Well done.
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