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Rastafarian Refractions (A Tribute to AlexSaberi)
Rastafarian Refractions (A Tribute to AlexSaberi)
shalrath


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: My room
Date: Sep 12, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2007

I like his much better... but I've always wanted to try this style of shot, not because I like them, but because I want to see how the voters react.

Anyhow, I believe Alex got a much better depth of field with his shot, but I'm impatient and stopped shooting once I got the light and reflections right.

I also used cheap glasses... hence they're slightly different sizes, don't kill me.

PP:
Crop
Clone a few glints in the glasses.
Levels
Hue/Sat
Border

Statistics
Place: 58 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.1192
Avg (commenters): 6.2727
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Avg (non-participants): 6.1146
Views since voting: 928
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 151
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2007 10:35:15 PM
The glasses being uneven (at the top) steals from an otherwise good composition. There seems to be also some angle to the subjects, as the water is well leveled, but the table's edge is not.
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09/21/2007 09:53:58 AM
Wow, nice lighting and color refractions in the glass! You have some good colors and a very nice tonal variation in the colors seen here. My only suggestion is that the it is a little dark and the vibrancy of the colors in your composition could do with a bit more zing. Simply playing around with Saturation (not too much as that you don't want over-saturation) and boasting the contrast on Brightness/Contrast levels could make the colors really pop off the page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/20/2007 05:45:53 AM
don't care for the colors, but you missed that the background of Alex' shot is out of focus and ONLY the refractions are sharp, which is essential for the overall impression. Besides that, your glasses don't stand even.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/20/2007 12:32:54 AM
I really like the vividness of the colors reflected in the bases. Seems a bit muddy on top, light falloff I guess. And it sure does show how irregular some wine glasses are shaped. 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2007 02:58:06 AM
Nice work...although a bit noisy on the background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2007 07:49:46 PM
I gotta say...I prefer yours. I like your color scheme more and it is sharper than his. Sorry Alex.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2007 06:37:20 PM
The symmetry of the glasses is going to hurt you on this one - what's up with the tilting middle glass?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2007 01:55:31 PM
Great colors! Nice rule of thirds!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2007 01:34:03 PM
Beautiful lighting! You did great.
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09/17/2007 07:43:55 AM
too dark to me
09/17/2007 04:47:41 AM
the middle glass is really bothering me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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