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Challenge: Negative Space II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Family Room :-)
Date: Aug 17, 2003
Aperture: f11
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Abstract, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2003

Very easy shot to set up. If you would like I have a picture that I took from a distance that shows strobe placement. Basically, I used my Alien Bee 400 with 18 degree HoneyComb insert that was shot through a piece of white velum that I picked up at a craft store. It was fired from behind the subject causing the dramatic lighting effect. As you can tell if you look hard enough, this is not a Mirror image. These are two different glasses the top one filled with punch. The tilt was done with the Tripod to give a "Tilt" feeling. That line running down the picture giving it a Mirror feel is actually a piece of Floral Craft Wire. I can honestly say that this is the first shot that I have done that actaully came out as I expected it. This is a shot for your viewing enjoyment.

John (TurboTech)

Place: 14 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.5070
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.4301
Avg (non-participants): 6.6531
Views since voting: 1603
Votes: 142
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)

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09/19/2003 12:41:39 AM
I gave this a 10 in that challenge, but just noticed I did not comment on it at the time. My bad... I usually comment on all my 9 and 10 scores. Great shot... very creative. I thought it was a mirror reflection until I read your notes. Very nice lighting... must have been abducted...
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08/27/2003 10:50:25 AM
It's a shame that it didn't place any higher despite the effort and creativity put into it. Great picture!
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08/26/2003 10:15:17 AM
quite smart. I will most definitely have to borrow this technique (meaning welcome to my faves list)

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08/25/2003 10:15:20 AM
vey clever. liked it a lot! how did u come up with it? nice light too
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2003 06:40:03 PM
I think there is plenty of wow in this shot. I like your tilt. Nice color and exposure. 10 -danny
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08/24/2003 05:54:30 PM
Intriguing! Fun image.
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08/23/2003 06:48:04 PM
You've done it again! Super capture and anxious to see how you did this one. Has to be a winner!
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08/23/2003 01:09:10 AM
Very creative! Impressive.
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08/22/2003 01:05:14 AM
Hmmmm. interesting and the bubbles add a lot. Great composition and I really liked the lines and shapes here.
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08/20/2003 02:28:42 AM
I think that the bubbles detract from the clarity of the image somehow. Also, maybe a glass without a label would have been better. I feel that you're trying to upset us with the titled view. The lighting is good. The concept is interesting. There is a great appeal here. I like this shot. 7
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08/19/2003 10:06:19 PM
Very creative lighting. I love the space. How did you do it? the bottom glass isn't colored? lol. Good luck Jacko. 9
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08/19/2003 07:58:31 PM
This is really cool, i love the soft lighting and the colors. The only nitpick i have is the label on the glass, but you can get rid of that with Photoshop. Good job.8
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08/19/2003 02:59:43 AM
9. I kept bumping the score up on this one as I didn't like it at first glance. It grew on me and I noticed more and more technical merits. I think this will do very well in the challenge and despite the fact that something about it just doesn't appeal to me (perhaps the diagonal sland and unbalanced composition, but I'm not really sure if that's it), I hate to be the one to not acknowlege excellent work. Make a print of this, people will buy it.
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08/18/2003 01:46:58 PM
Great shot. the only thing that bugs me is the sticker on the glass. Good luck.
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08/18/2003 01:21:13 PM
This is a very good photo! but the label shuld not be there on the glass 8pt
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08/18/2003 12:43:32 PM
the lighting enhances the photo..I like the way the light outlines the rim of the top glass...I think I would have removed the semi transparent label. ..the angles of the glasses and the diagonal add to the the shot nicely.(7)
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08/18/2003 12:34:35 PM
I thinkt that this is brilliant and perfect.

Just an idea has popped into my mind that I would love you to try and that is to capture more of the reflection and fill the top half and leave the bottom empty as a sort of 'to the brim, but still not satisfactory' idea. =)
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08/18/2003 11:33:40 AM
I hope to see this as a print. A great outside the box photo ! 10
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08/18/2003 09:36:55 AM
I would loose the sticker on the glass. Everything else is nice
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08/18/2003 06:41:40 AM
Ah! A different version from the pict you entered to Usefilm. This one seems sharper.
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08/18/2003 05:55:47 AM
Clever. I prefer the glass to be not tilted, though. Or, to have at least the surface of the liquid to be horizontal (parallel to the real ground). Also, there's a sticker on the glass that's a little annoying once you notice it.
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08/18/2003 05:35:08 AM
Neat Idea !!
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