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Water Bottle Deconstructed
Water Bottle Deconstructed

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Challenge: Water Bottle (Basic Editing)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lens: Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 ASPH
Location: Florida
Date: Mar 10, 2011
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2011

I read some as to what this challenge really meant and had a hard time deciding what to do. Someone mentioned Coke, and so I decided I definitely wanted to avoid any specific branding. Different bottles with and without water were discussed. Finally, I decided my definition was: Water Bottle - a bottle designed and sold for the purpose of holding bottled water in a serving size suitable for one person. Water bottles typically have water in them, but when that water is consumed, the water is gone, but the bottle is still a water bottle.

Armed with this definition, I tried to think of an interesting way of presenting the water bottle -- and cooking shows on tv inspired me to use a technique I have seen chefs use. I am not claiming to have really deconstructed a water bottle they way chefs have deconstructed, say, tomato soup. Still, my approach is an homage to the idea.

So, after liberal application of hacksaw and elbow grease, I present: Water Bottle Deconstructed.

Place: 75 out of 121
Avg (all users): 4.5901
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6600
Avg (non-participants): 4.5698
Views since voting: 824
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 222
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2011 02:39:19 AM
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03/19/2011 02:28:28 AM
My first thought was the bottle was run over by a tractor. The focus is great.
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03/18/2011 09:55:08 AM
Nice depthof field with a nice composition, interesting angle too.
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03/17/2011 06:43:41 PM
I keep coming back to this image and like the idea a lot. Only that too much blur occupies the foreground. Did you try trimming a third of it from the left and a bit from the bottom? To me it might be very effective. 7
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03/17/2011 03:33:25 PM
The shallow dof starting in front makes the major part of the bottle just look like a mess. Sorry, maybe reversing it would change the perspective. Still rated it fairly and it's not a lowball. Good luck!
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03/16/2011 08:05:18 PM
I like the idea, but I'm not a fan of the way dof is used here. Sorry.
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