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Martini
Martini
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Studio, Vancouver, WA
Date: Dec 30, 2005
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50th
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2005

Five minute setup. I sat the glass on a cardboard tube and placed a white foamcore board behind at an angle (for the gradient). I lit the board with a utility lamp which has a natural yellow tint to it.

Post production is mainly levels, color shift, and saturation. I wish I could fix the pixelation of the stem, but the only way to do it in basic is with gaussian blur and the amount required was softening the upper part too much. Hopefully I don't get canned on that. It looks ok at 1900x1200, but I'm not sure how ugly it will be at 1024x768.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.5497
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.4225
Avg (non-participants): 6.6625
Views since voting: 1442
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 302
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/11/2006 05:15:03 PM
This should have finished higher..!! Great picture!
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01/11/2006 12:42:13 AM
Imagine if you would spent just another minute...very nicely done with killer yellow tones. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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01/11/2006 12:39:40 AM
Hey Doc, congrats on the 12th place finish - not bad! Cool image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 03:59:40 PM
superbly executed shot
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01/10/2006 02:00:30 PM
that's certainly unusual shape of a glass, plus good overall color
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01/10/2006 01:12:24 AM
Common shot, but well done. Color lighting and processing very nice.
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01/09/2006 12:16:25 PM
Nice shot. I miss to see something to drink :)
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01/09/2006 11:48:01 AM
Great background colors and like the color refraction on the glass. Great shot.
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01/09/2006 10:31:25 AM
what a fantastic shot (10)
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01/08/2006 08:32:23 PM
Based on the thumb, I expected this to be a ho-hum-been-there-and-done-that image. What a pleasant surprise. Colors and contrast help distinguyish it from the genre. Nice crop with thoughtful foreground/background shapes. Great fit for the challenge theme. Very well done. Among my top picks.
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01/08/2006 08:07:53 PM
Very nice, good choice of color, good luck
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01/08/2006 07:23:28 PM
Great job on a very difficult light assignment. You've perfectly defined the glass edges to create the shape with NO annoying light flare.
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01/07/2006 01:47:13 AM
I like this very simple shot, color great, shape great, and overall great.....
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01/07/2006 12:31:47 AM
Awesome. Works for shapes and would have been great for the backlighting challenge too.
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01/05/2006 10:55:49 PM
I really like this a lot! I would have cloned out the three marks at or near the top of the glass.
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01/05/2006 09:09:16 PM
Great shot, wonderful use of lighting.
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01/05/2006 08:58:35 PM
good color, some specs on the rim of the glass though. and a white spot right below that....
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01/05/2006 02:11:38 PM
great shot..great colour and composition...
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01/05/2006 06:20:48 AM
nice glass. nicly lit background. well done. 8
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01/04/2006 10:39:59 PM
Love the lighting and colour
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01/04/2006 12:17:45 PM
Simple and elegant! As a person that works in the photo industry...I really like color and implied motion. Nicely done!
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01/04/2006 05:06:04 AM
Your idea is geting old still good :)
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01/04/2006 04:54:45 AM
Brilliantly lit - forgive the pun!
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01/04/2006 03:19:35 AM
I'm not sure what's wrong with this photo. Oversharpening? Over-contrast? The jagged lines, color banding, and dirt/imperfections in the glass keep this from being a really great photo.
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01/04/2006 02:06:41 AM
Love the colours and the glass but where is the martini?
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01/04/2006 01:52:35 AM
perfect
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01/04/2006 01:17:32 AM
Beautiful Image, Well done.
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