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Spanish_Grease


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Challenge: December Free Study (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Basement
Date: Dec 28, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.7915
Avg (commenters): 7.6563
Avg (participants): 6.7669
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 2484
Votes: 211
Comments: 46
Favorites: 19 (view)


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01/20/2004 08:28:28 AM
Perfect. bravo!
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01/18/2004 01:22:32 AM
Way to go Lee. Great shot in our Olympus 4000 group...
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01/15/2004 10:42:10 AM
this was kickbutt, dude. gave it a 9 :D
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01/15/2004 09:03:13 AM
Congratulations, SG, good job!
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01/15/2004 12:03:28 AM
I thought this was your's. Good job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2004 10:23:22 AM
Neat illusion, love the cool tones too, lighting is great. Two nitpicks - as this was advanced rules I personally would have cloned out the lines where the paper met to give it more fluidity, and I have no idea what's with the line at the front, not fond of it. Overall it's a great shot!
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01/13/2004 11:13:20 AM
Very nice well thought out
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01/12/2004 04:35:55 AM
Fantastic shot! The composition is awesome. Really a fantastic good work.
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01/10/2004 08:38:32 PM
everything but the line at the bottom is great.
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01/10/2004 10:47:16 AM
very coool!
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01/10/2004 08:46:03 AM
interesting photograph. I really like the idea and compostion. I'm not too sure about the bottom border because it takes my eye there too much instead of taking the whole photo in. I give it high marks for everything else
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01/09/2004 08:30:28 PM
I like the composition, framing, and lighting of this photo. Very nicely done.
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01/09/2004 07:03:27 PM
Beautiful abstract composition. Would like it if the bottom of the table was cropped out. It kind of distracts from the whole shot. Great job lighting , brings out the reflections beautifully.
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01/09/2004 01:21:46 PM
Great use of perspective.
Good work
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01/09/2004 11:46:00 AM
that line in front boters me but heck, it's a ten anyways!!
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01/09/2004 02:59:41 AM
Simple, clever, and very effective.
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01/08/2004 06:02:47 PM
hmmm ... have I seen these glasses before? Arranged differently? Nice. One nitpick: the line below the glasses - it would be nice if it weren't there (free edit challenge, you could clone it out :)
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01/07/2004 07:41:07 AM
I think it is very good, but not perfect. I like the soft edge definition of the glass with the darker blue, and I like the overall color tones and I like how clean the image is. Good overall appeal. The edge definition of the second glass is a bit dark on the right hand side and the line-up of the fourth glass is not perfect, it is a bit too far to the left. I would have tried to remove the edges of the table, both in front and at the back, Since you are using a light from the back through a translucent background a piece of semi-transparent paper flowing from the table on to the background might have done the trick.
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01/07/2004 07:37:41 AM
Neat trick. Lines at the bottom of frame and where background edges meet are a shame, and there seem to be one or two markes that could happily have been cloned out. Like the colour, and your handling of light is an object lesson.
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01/06/2004 05:05:41 PM
These glasses look sooooooooooooo familier, I wonder, LOL! :)

I love this shot, very inventive and creative. The lighting is excellent and I love the set up but the black line across the bottom is a bit distracting to me. Started with an 8, going to a 9, would be a 10 without that line ;(
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01/06/2004 04:28:06 PM
Really nice shot. At first I thought it might have benefited from cropping the bases out but now I sort of think that it helps to ground the image and help the viewer understand the shot. What I don't like is the dark line right under the front glass. I'm tipping I'm not the first to mention it. Get rid of the line and I think the shot would be first class. Good Luck, Todd. 8.
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01/06/2004 11:48:51 AM
very clever, needs some focus on the top of the galss though.
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01/06/2004 11:35:21 AM
8
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01/05/2004 10:41:33 AM
very nice
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01/04/2004 03:10:48 PM
Illusion indeed - nicely done.
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01/03/2004 06:58:40 PM
Good idea. Nice lighting (spot from behind the background?) and blue toning. 8
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01/03/2004 06:00:11 PM
Great idea for a shot, and wonderfully executed. The cool blue tone was a good choice as well.
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01/03/2004 04:47:22 PM
Very beautiful colors, I am just a bit annoyed with the 4th glass not being aligned with the rest of the glasses... am I being too picky?
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01/03/2004 01:56:21 PM
Very interesting
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01/03/2004 01:19:17 PM
Waiting for this image to download I was really impressed with it, but when it got to the bottom and the big black line goes across at the base of the glasses it really spoiled it...

Looking more closely at the glassses, on the front glass, right hand side there looks to be a dirty mark that could easily have been cloned out.

The idea, the colours, how it's lined up, the lighting etc are all brilliant, but this spoils it. 7
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01/02/2004 11:35:15 PM
Excellent symmetry and color. Great geometric. One small criticism, I would have liked it a little better without the horizontal line at the bottom.
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01/02/2004 06:34:45 PM
Simple but great !
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01/02/2004 05:27:22 PM
excellent! very creative. I love optical illusion shots. 10
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01/02/2004 03:40:34 PM
I recognize these glasses!!! Very well done again... I prefer this one to the first one. But it cannot win every times!!! 8
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01/02/2004 01:02:02 PM
Nice shot. Perfectly centered. This looks like Spanish Grease's work. Saw the exact same thing by another photographer on Photosig.com two days ago, but not holding that against you. Nice colour. Too bad about the edge of the glass pane at the bottom of the shot. I realize that you couldn't crop it out because it would have been too tight at the bottom. The far edge of the glass pane could have been cloned out to give a more seamless look and could have taken care of that smudge on the front glass.
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01/01/2004 08:31:37 PM
This is a great effect and the blue tones are really nice. I love it, but for the line across the bottom, for some reason I find it just a tad distracting but it's still and 8 from me! Great!
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01/01/2004 07:30:52 PM
Mr Cookson I presume? :) I think I would prefer a plain black border myself., apart from that a cool effect and great tones.
Good luck,
Tom
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01/01/2004 12:44:08 PM
Very clever - an intriguing image
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01/01/2004 12:18:10 PM
I recognise this -- its a parody of a shot by John Freeman in a book he reacently wrote. You should have taken more care lining up the glasses and kept them away from the edge of the table. You even seem to have copied the black card on either side of the glasses. No originality unfortunately, and only a moderate reproduction.

Sharp, nice colors (Like the original) and not too much noise. Had I not seen it before and apart from the lack of care lining up the glasses you would have got 7 or 8. I do however hate copies so sorry but 5.

My appologies if you had not seen mr. Freemans picture.

Edit: --
in retrospect it has occurred to me that many people do well on the site with parody photographs. Therefore my initial opinion was a little bit harsh, and I have changed your vote to a six.

I have also check again on the original that I saw, and it had a white background so I do quite like your blue background as it complements the glasses quite well. The top of your front most glasses also has a slightly uneven edge at the top of it, and this does draw your eye towards it -- which is a little bit distracting.

In order to line the classes up better I would recommend using two rulers on the bases of the glasses so that you can guarantee that they are straight.
Overall a very good picture.
01/01/2004 11:09:54 AM
The photographer obviously put much thought into the design of this photograph
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01/01/2004 03:16:43 AM
This is the EXACT idea I had for a previous challenge! I have one minor problem with this image and it's the edge of the table or whatnot at the end of the glasses. Otherwise one of the best images in this challenge!
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01/01/2004 03:11:47 AM
Love the symmetry, shallow dof works. Spanish-Grease?
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01/01/2004 02:45:44 AM
Neat effect. I like the blue here, but I would remove the horizontal line in the foreground. It just keeps pulling my eye away from the art. It is good work and I'm giving it high marks.
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01/01/2004 01:54:56 AM
the black line at the bottom of the frame is ultra distracting but I love the coolness of the pic and the arrangement
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01/01/2004 12:54:25 AM
Nice idea here... The blue is also nice, nice work
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01/01/2004 12:31:52 AM
Excellent work and good luck in 2004 :) = 10 - Setzler
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