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Bottles Come in Various Shapes
Bottles Come in Various Shapes

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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: mock studio set-up at home
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: F9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 10 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

This is my first entry as a member. I photographed these bottles of maple syrup using backlighting to highlight the shapes of the bottles. I used a dull orange bristol board for background and bounced the light off a red cloth to the background to create the backlighting. Lighting used was a small 15-watt incandescent bulb.

Post-processing: crop, levels adjustment, color adjustment, very minimal cloning of some unwanted glares, USM.

Place: 70 out of 125
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Votes: 137
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12/19/2003 07:23:34 PM
Greetings from the critique club

This is a well done image. You've captured the detail of each bottle and the lighting is very creative.

That said,,,, It is a very busy image. I think if you had made one of these bottles, or only used one, it would have been an outstanding photo.

The background is taking over. Because it is so bright from the middle down it is causing the bottles to loose their importance in the image.

There is a glare or something at the bottom left of the centre bottle.

I thnk if you redid this shot using say, the square bottle you would have something really exceptional.

and by the way,, that is a LOT of maple syrup, I'm jealous!

I hope this helps.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 10:10:55 PM
I like your shapes, but the photo looks a little hazy-6
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12/14/2003 05:50:27 PM
Great lighting; it shows off the beauty of the bottles and makes a nice gradient background.
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12/14/2003 05:26:38 PM
This is actually a very well lit and crisply taken shot, but has become very washed out and magenta-heavy. As for 'shapes' this lacks interest for me, but it has the making of a nice still life.
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12/13/2003 10:18:00 AM
lovely colours well worth 9
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12/08/2003 09:42:33 PM
Very nice.
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12/08/2003 04:30:52 AM
Love the colours and the conrasting shapes.
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