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Air, Have A Sip, It's Good for You
Air, Have A Sip, It's Good for You
JacksonGariety


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Out of The Ordinary (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: Studio in my basement
Date: Apr 10, 2010
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1250 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2010

This was taken in my basement studio. I was initially trying out some wave shots, water in motion, (very cool, ill post outtakes later) but my tv-dinner table collapsed under the weight of the water. (oops) Luckily, I was picking up the fishtank at the time to empty the water and re-fill it, so the fishtank didn't break, but the stand's legs were broken and it fell to pieces. After re-filling the tank, I put it on a more stable surface and hiored my friend (Abe Deitle) to pose.

If you haven't figured it out, this shot was taken through glass looking into the water. Abe (model) is sticking his head into the water, holding his breath, and releasing air bubbles from a wine glass underwater. The idea is too capture bubbles of air, looking like Abe is drinking the water... but it's air so it's much cooler.

Lighting is simple. For silhouette effect I have two 150 watt bulbs aimed from behind the fishtank at the camera. took a while to get it so no lens flare showed up and reflections were non-existent. The backdrop is a white screen I use for all my studio work, with two 500 watt spotlight used at construction sites for lighting. They were snatched from home depot for about 20 bucks each with a stand.

Editing took a while, Photoshop CS4, not easy:

1. Tight crop to leave out parts of the fishtank
2. Noiseware Pro to remove spekcles
3. Healing brush for spot-editing out crap in the water
4. Rotate 180
5. Curves to add contrast
6. GB and USM to get the air bubbles in perfect clarity
7. Hue/Sat to make B&W
8. Save for Web

Thanks for the votes! not sure how well this will sit with the DPC voters. The idea may be too forced.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.1737
Avg (commenters): 7.0769
Avg (participants): 5.9063
Avg (non-participants): 6.3095
Views since voting: 1705
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 190
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/21/2010 11:23:22 AM
Very cool idea. You're making me want to buy a fish tank and do some experimenting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2010 11:43:20 PM
Awesome Job...Brilliant.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2010 07:11:25 PM
Originally posted by coryboehne:

LOL... I'm sure you fooled quite a few people... I was wondering how many wouldn't notice, I see at least one didn't :)


Who did I fool? Sorry, i'm not sure i understand what yoo9u you mean. Maybe its just cuz i'm like rly tired...

ETA: Also since I just spelled "you" with a 9 and two o's

Message edited by author 2010-04-30 19:12:01.
04/30/2010 02:01:26 AM
LOL... I'm sure you fooled quite a few people... I was wondering how many wouldn't notice, I see at least one didn't :)

Message edited by author 2010-04-30 02:04:42.
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04/30/2010 12:35:52 AM
Originally posted by jknisely:

its not black and white its back light i was the stage hand for this shot and i help edit it.


??? Actually it is Black & White, and actually it is back-lighting. What are you talking about!? And you didn't help edit the shot, you sat there bitching about how boring it was watching me process the shot and how it wouldn't turn out above a 6!

>:|

Message edited by author 2010-04-30 00:37:12.
04/21/2010 07:33:26 PM
its not black and white its back light i was the stage hand for this shot and i help edit it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2010 01:11:11 PM
very creative image,
I think it should have end up in a better place, may be the B&W reduced the first impact or some missing details on the face.
anyway, I like it a lot.

ps:I guess im really in a great position here..finished in 20th place..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2010 12:17:03 AM
is that a new record for place
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/18/2010 11:53:11 PM
7 for a great effect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2010 11:08:44 PM
I like your unique way of captureing a splash. The flow over the mouth looks really cool.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2010 09:50:39 PM
I have been wanting to a shot like this for some time. Nicely done. Very nice lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/17/2010 10:49:08 PM
I like this! Great idea!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2010 02:57:40 PM
Interesting photo. It is kind of empty in the upper right, I would probably try a crop showing more hand, maybe even chopping off some of the head.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/14/2010 08:44:44 PM
thats cool i like how this looks
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/14/2010 10:56:17 AM
R 3
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2010 11:03:46 PM
wowwww....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2010 10:21:16 PM
Wow! What a great photo. I'm dying to find out how you achieved this. If I could offer a slight critisms (and I mean slight) there is a bit of a halo around the hand face that may have been worth removing after achieving such a wonderful and impressive shot. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2010 05:40:08 PM
Clever. This must be the ubiquitous, upside-down aquarium making an appearance.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2010 11:26:18 AM
haha,,, exelent,,,,,,, like,,,,, took som time to see this one,,,,,,,
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04/12/2010 11:19:03 AM
i love this, great shot! I wish the sillhouette (sp?) was sharper but the idea/execution is top notch. 7
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04/12/2010 09:05:23 AM
Clever concept and good execution photographically speaking, but I don't really like the processing. It seems like too much Gaussian blur (or similar).
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04/12/2010 12:58:31 AM
Wow!!!
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