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Colorful Carbonation
Colorful Carbonation

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Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Kitchen
Date: Apr 24, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3
Galleries: Abstract, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2007

Curves, Levels, Hue/Sat, Bright Contrast, resize, neat image, USM, border, save for web

Place: 126 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.8594
Avg (commenters): 4.1667
Avg (participants): 4.5968
Avg (non-participants): 4.9433
Views since voting: 648
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 256
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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05/05/2007 11:12:28 AM

Being that most voters spend about a half a second on a photo before voting, first impressions can mean everything. Unfortunately my first impression when looking at this was "what is it exactly?" While it didn't take long to determine it was a champagn glass (about 1.5 seconds), some voters would have already moved on. How sad is that? The biggest thing that probably hurt you here is that the image seems out of focus. My eye is instantly drawn to the top of the champagne glass which happens to be the most distorted place in the photo. The light reflections on the glass also merely serve as a distraction because they are so overbearing in comparison to the bubbles. Since the challenge subject is bubbles you want the viewer seeing the bubbles crystal clear (razor sharp focus) and very little distracting them from the bubbles. A brighter background may have helped here too. Maybe a purple background with better lighting and a macro shot of the champagn glass with clear sharp bubbles. The border didn't really help you here. While I commend you on the color of your border which ties in nicely with the natural gold colors in the glass, the border is a bit thick on the left and right and narrower top to bottom. I spent some time while reviewing the photo to figure out if it was really "right" or not for the photo (another distraction you don't want). I can't fault you at all on your choice of subject matter for the challenge. A champagne glass full of "tiny bubbles" is a good choice for the challenge. Keep looking for subjects that clearly meet the challenge and improve the sharpness and lighting and you'll be scoring much higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 02:56:33 PM
This is an interesting an creative image. It seems rather blurry though and I don't think that helps it. I like the lighting and think this image has a lot of promise.
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04/30/2007 07:33:34 PM
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04/30/2007 12:57:02 AM
Seems out of focus, and makes it hard to see the bubbles.
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04/26/2007 10:02:36 AM
Nothing seems to be in focus here
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04/25/2007 07:17:14 PM
Nice color, and use of the border. Bubbles are out of focus and more like white spots than bubbles.
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04/25/2007 03:33:19 AM
Is not clear
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