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Celebrate with a Bottle of Nines
Celebrate with a Bottle of Nines

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Challenge: Nine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Kitchen
Date: Sep 15, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 10 seconds
Galleries: Food and Drink, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2009


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09/23/2009 02:01:29 AM
Thanks for your comments guys. The 9 lights are actually bokeh highlights from the windows in the background.

I used some black card to cut out a number 9 shape (about 1cm high), and glued the "hole" in the nine with a bit of cotton, which you can see. so then I used an elastic band to secure the entire black card with the 9 hole in it on the lens. Any bokeh highlights then took on the shape of the 9. Interestingly, when I stepped down to f22 the entire image took on a 9 shape. Basically, you can get some cool effects with hearts, stars, 4-leaf clovers, etc The vignette look is simply because the shot was taken at night so the building in the background was surrounded by darkness.

Hope that helps :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 10:56:19 PM
This is cool. I love the light on the bottle too.
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09/22/2009 05:08:04 PM
This is pretty neat. Like the vignetted look of the soht. Would love to know how you set this up.
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09/21/2009 05:30:05 PM
I thought this was a really neat picture!
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09/18/2009 10:07:42 AM
would like to know how this was done.
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09/17/2009 07:02:33 PM
Excellent, this is the best IMO yet, very creative, perfect lighting, and the DOF is right on. Very interesting concept.
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