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Swimming in Wineglasses
Swimming in Wineglasses
sjhuls


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Never Seen on DPC II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: Jun 1, 2011
Galleries: Digital Art, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2011

First I thought about what is seen a lot on DPC and I thought of water drops and wineglasses. Then I tried to think of a way to make something that some people say is seen too often into something DPC has never seen. I didn't know if I could pull this one off, but everything seemed to come together pretty well.

Here is how I did it:
first I photographed the landscape I wanted an area with some clear space and the mountains for a background

Next was the wine glass, I photographed it outside so that the mountains and the sky were reflected in it so it would be somewhat believable. I had my daughter drop a rock in it to make the splash, later I cloned out the rock.

Now for the ladder. I photographed it leaning against the house and had two of my girls climbing it. I wish the light was better but you have to lean the ladder against something and so the light doesn't hit their face like I wanted it too.

The last thing I photographed was my daughter in the tub laying sideways under the water. I was worried it wouldn't look realistic but it ended up being pretty good.

I wanted it to look sort of like a fantasy world so I went heavy on the topaz simplify and used the liquefy tool to finish things up.

I spent a lot of time on this one, hoping to do well. I guess we will see.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 80
Avg (all users): 6.6259
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.5349
Avg (non-participants): 6.6635
Views since voting: 2316
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 147
Comments: 20
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/15/2011 09:23:02 PM
I didnt get to vote on this challenge, shame, but anyway I love this, it's so fun.
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06/10/2011 09:06:18 PM
I wouldn't even have a clue how to put a piece together like this. Do you teach?
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06/10/2011 12:28:49 PM
Jenn...this image is lovely! WOW! Congrats on top 10.
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06/10/2011 05:45:13 AM
Whoo hooo!!! Congrats on the top 10!!!
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06/10/2011 04:04:21 AM
Under rated! Fantastic image, topaz simplify was a great decision.
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06/10/2011 01:08:19 AM
Congrats on a very excellent image. Knew this would do well!
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06/10/2011 12:25:07 AM
Congrats on another top 10, Jenn. Great work.
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06/10/2011 12:06:30 AM
Another top 10! Gimme a chance to catch my breath!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/09/2011 07:54:31 PM
Great way to get that water drop in.
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06/09/2011 07:08:31 AM
HUh another wine glass
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06/07/2011 03:54:04 PM
Just like in a fantasyland, beautiful! Best in challenge!
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06/07/2011 02:10:23 PM
This just makes me laugh and laugh. Love it, love it. 10

Ok, I have been inspired by all the great works in this challenge, and I have been leaving story/poems as comments on some of them. This one deserves that as well. I didn't enter, so this was my way of inserting some creative energy.

Hours and hours of fun in the sun. Flowers and flowers as far as the eye can see, but no sign of a single bee. We kids borrowed my fathers glass and ladder, hoping he would not become madder. Climbing, laughing, jumping, over and over again, till the sun shone no more. Tomorrow a new day will begin again, what new wonders will be waiting for us kids to explore?
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06/07/2011 12:03:47 AM
I love the dreamy feel of this, helped along by the swirls in the sky. I hope it ribbons!
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06/05/2011 05:16:20 PM
I like the soft feeling. The colors really make this image pop, too! Creative and beautiful.
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06/05/2011 09:28:26 AM
Back to comment... Awesome, just totally awesome! Love the whole concept! 10
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06/04/2011 03:08:20 PM
Ha! Fabulously done! (not voting)
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06/03/2011 11:51:04 AM
creative.
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06/03/2011 11:46:20 AM
Yup, that's more what I had in mind, Jenn. Brilliant sky. And the dappling on the legs in the glass is perfect.
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06/03/2011 10:27:19 AM
Very fun and whimsical. I like your creativity.
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06/03/2011 06:37:26 AM
Beautiful composition and story - 9
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