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Challenge: Personification II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: My dining room
Date: Feb 1, 2007
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2007

I didn't realize how tricky a water splash on top of a beer bottle would be. First, I used epoxy to paint the smiley face on 6 bottles to look like the water droplets I'd add later, then choose this bottle. I carefully indented the cap down into the bottle a little to hold a little water for the drop to hit and help with the splash.

Set up an umbrella/580ex to my left, a silver reflector on the right, and the background. Put the bottle in a dish tub and tilted the camera on a tripod so the bottle didn't look so straight up and down. I used a reflector holder extended out to hold a syringe with a small tube to drop the water from about 3 feet above the bottle (the same one I used for my "Pepto Splash" entry). The cap was a really small target, and the reflector holder moved a little so it was hard to get the water right in the middle of the cap and get the crown splashes I wanted.

PP was convert from raw to 16 bit tiff, make selections and adjusted levels, dodge and burn on the water droplets on bottle, cloned out a small reflection of the umbrella in the lower left of bottle, used a little Neatimage on background, added vignette, crop, resize, usm, border, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.7789
Avg (commenters): 8.1739
Avg (participants): 6.4884
Avg (non-participants): 7.0192
Views since voting: 4991
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 190
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/15/2007 11:56:29 PM
Wonderfully shot and created! I think this should have been a ribbon winner. :)
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02/12/2007 06:19:18 AM
COngrats!!
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02/12/2007 12:51:22 AM
fanatastic shot and finish. Makes me wonder if Budweiser would be interested in using it in their promo's. Congrats on the top ten finish.
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02/12/2007 12:23:21 AM
Nice finish Marc! Congrats on a top 10 :)
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02/12/2007 12:07:40 AM
Thought this might ribbon Marc...one of my faves in the challenge...well done on a great finish
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02/12/2007 12:07:25 AM
Hurray Llama! Really though... congrats on your high placement! This is a great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/11/2007 11:59:51 PM
Pretty slick to have that crown on the top! A somewhat cliched shot made fresh in this one.
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02/11/2007 05:59:47 PM
how did you get the drop on top?....great job...one of my top ten
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02/11/2007 04:28:53 PM
Excellent -10
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02/11/2007 09:10:08 AM
How many takes did this take. Really cool it is my favorate. :-)
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02/11/2007 08:37:11 AM
Almost missed the little happy fact on the bottle here... I'n not sure how you could have made it more pronounced though. Nicely done.
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02/10/2007 10:58:08 PM
It took me second but I finally noticed the face. Good work!
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02/10/2007 11:00:56 AM
Top notch! What a great ad this would make!
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02/09/2007 01:51:51 PM
Love the splash!
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02/09/2007 09:43:38 AM
Good light, sharp (perhaps just a little oversharpened), composition is fine, and good creativity.
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02/08/2007 11:52:18 AM
Nice capture! The 'crown' splash really makes the impact.
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02/07/2007 12:56:09 PM
This is great. The background really complements this photo.
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02/06/2007 05:20:50 PM
You couldnt have done it better! good luck in the challenge!
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02/06/2007 12:22:03 PM
Took a second, but I got it!
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02/05/2007 07:12:48 PM
How the heck did you do that??? I can't wait to see the details when this is over. 10
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02/05/2007 06:04:25 PM
nice capture on the water crown :) didn't notice what it was in the thumbnail
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02/05/2007 04:05:21 PM
The most original water drop photo I have seen in ages! Wouldn't agree with the sentiment, 'though - always tasted a bit like pee water, I thought....
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02/05/2007 11:40:29 AM
Cute! Nice job adding the smiling face
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02/05/2007 11:19:43 AM
Very creative and you pull it off very well - good job
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02/05/2007 10:55:05 AM
Very clever! Nice, rich tones too. Bravo for an exceptional capture
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02/05/2007 09:06:00 AM
Very impressive crown!
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02/05/2007 08:46:51 AM
so simple yet so effective! great lighting and comp. excellent!
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02/05/2007 02:23:05 AM
Nicely done!
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02/05/2007 01:02:52 AM
wow! i could imagine seeing this as an actual ad... great idea, and excellent timing!!! strong ribbon contender...
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02/05/2007 12:52:48 AM
awesome! love the bg colour and the 'crown'...wonderful capture and a great title...has to be a contender for a top 10...just noticed the smiley face as well...well done
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