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Abstract Martini
Abstract Martini
Alecia


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Challenge: Free Study II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: dining room
Date: Dec 8, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2002

red food coloring in water to resemble a cosmopolitan. taken against white background, lit by blue fill light and white overhead light. levels jacked up.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 67
Avg (all users): 7.1522
Avg (commenters): 7.7429
Avg (participants): 7.0806
Avg (non-participants): 7.3000
Views since voting: 22234
Votes: 92
Comments: 42
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/17/2008 02:37:54 PM
I really like this one. Plus, your name is spelled just like mine. I have never seen another Alecia.
Great minds (or names) must think alike. :)

Good job.
06/23/2005 06:53:34 PM
Spectacular coloration. Excellent!
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12/16/2002 09:23:45 AM
dooood -- i should have known this was you. nice one! (you lush! ;))....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 04:25:05 PM
Good simple composition with nice shapes and strong colour.
It doesn't seem quite straight, and there's a bit of stray shadow in the top right, but I still like this a lot.
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12/15/2002 07:41:17 AM
Moving colors. I like the blue streak across the glass. Makes for a great break in the color. - Inspzil
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12/14/2002 08:45:16 AM
Wow, the frame color matches the "stripe" in the martini exactly! This is a cool shot.
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12/12/2002 09:28:23 PM
I'm not a big abstract fan, but this is well done. Great color. I think I would like it even better without the little bits of yellow.
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12/12/2002 06:08:19 PM
love the colors. the only thing that bothers me is the dark shadow on the bottom right.
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12/12/2002 01:40:17 PM
My only comment about this is an observation really more than it is a complaint. The class seems to not be perfectly even within the frame. That's not a bad thing at all, doesn't matter much to me. just seems at the very top to be more to the left than to the right. Also, another observation is that the black lines that go down the stem make the glass look like it's leaning, when it in fact isn't. (that I can tell) Focus and clarity are great. Colors are wonderful! I think that's what draws my attention to the photo the most is the color. Nice shot. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/12/2002 12:56:08 PM
Wow! Great color, very nice set up. Really minor things in the glass/water that seem somehow out of place, but still it's not enough to harm a really cool view. How about a 9? Swash
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12/12/2002 10:35:08 AM
I love it! What can I say? The colours, shapes, lighting... it's all stunning. 10!
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12/12/2002 10:04:11 AM
very nice shot! I love the blue and the abstract quality here... the red and blue create a very nice contrast.. good work :) - setzler
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12/12/2002 03:51:31 AM
This is a really nice abstract. The colors complement each other well. The only thing I dont like is the two yellow dots on the glass, just having blues and reds would have made it a little better.
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12/11/2002 09:09:16 PM
Nice, interesting abstract. Coloring combines warm and cool tones creating a juxtaposition of sorts. The composition is excellent. Good work!
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12/11/2002 08:51:36 PM
Fantastic compostion, lighting and use of colour. Focus seems a bit soft though.
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12/11/2002 08:51:23 PM
I love the colors in this. It seems a bit soft on the base.
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12/11/2002 04:34:19 PM
Very interstin picture here! I love th blue background and the bright colors of the martini. Very modern looking. Nice job! - 8
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12/11/2002 02:24:21 PM
Hmm, yes, very abstract, but to the extent that there aren't any main focal points :o/ However, the lines of the glass against the background are good, leading down from the upper corners into the centre., and the colours are very rich and vibrant.

One final thing - the border isn't very even, with the righthand side being wider than the lefthand, and it looks like a filter of some sort was applied after the border was created, as there is a noticable ghosting of it into the main image. Also, since the main background of the image is blue, perhaps a black border would help make it stand out a bit more.
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12/11/2002 11:58:52 AM
This shot gives me a strong sense of movement from the curves and waves. I love the colors althougth the yellow spots and white glare are a bit distracting. The rim of the glass is not equal on both sides at the top of the picture and seems to get sucked out the left side a bit. Perhaps cropping a bit more off the right to equal that out would help. Just an idea. I like the shot very much overall = 8
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12/11/2002 11:28:49 AM
Definitely my favorite shot from the week. I do have two criticisms -- 1) I wish the stem of the glass were straight... the whole thing is tilted to the left and is off-balance in the shot. 2) I'm not crazy about the border, especially where the blue bleeds into the image. I know 2-color borders aren't currently allowed by the rules, but slap a 1 pixel white or black border on the inside of your blue border, straighten up the glass a little, and I promise to buy a print of this one when we offer the service. I love the colors and shapes and light and mood of the shot too much to let my criticisms lower the score -- 10!
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12/11/2002 08:27:40 AM
What can I say - great color! Very sinuous curves, very relaxing. I'd hang this one on my wall!
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12/10/2002 11:36:39 PM
I love the colors here... nice composition and crop
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12/10/2002 10:34:19 PM
I'd like to hang this one in my house. Love these colors.
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12/10/2002 09:44:54 PM
It's like a video game drink! What an interesting effect!
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12/10/2002 06:50:32 PM
Incredible colors and an interesting concept. I do like the composition, and your lighting for the shot. Not a high degree of impact for me though. 8. lhall
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12/10/2002 01:50:00 PM
VERY cool shot- hope you'll tell us how you did this! :)
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12/10/2002 01:04:46 PM
Perfect and interesting cropping. Lovely colours and background. Like the blur too. (8)
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12/10/2002 10:34:26 AM
Very nice colors and composition. The only thing I would try to improve on are the white reflections at thte top of the stem. These are a little distracting. A very nice shot overall. Good job!
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12/10/2002 01:50:01 AM
Beautiful colors. I can't decide if I want to see more of the glass or not. I'm bumping you to a 7 anyway. :-)
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12/09/2002 11:24:07 PM
Very, very beautiful colors. Unique subject. I like the blue and red together and the yellow color that is maybe from the light source. Good framing and focus.
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12/09/2002 10:31:48 PM
I like the border, espicially on the top of the picture. Nice abstract. Great lighting. Overall well done.
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12/09/2002 09:10:17 PM
Great colours and effect. I'd like to see the stem more vertical, but it's a great shot nonetheless. Jacko.
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12/09/2002 07:49:18 PM
Only thing holding back this from being my highest rating is the jpeg artifacts around the stem and border. I really love the lighting and color.
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12/09/2002 07:32:38 PM
good work! colors and lighting awesome. i only wish it wasnt perfectly centered.
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12/09/2002 05:38:35 PM
Nice shot. BLUE!
I wish the yellow flash or glare was gone. Like the lighting, the colors, the background.
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12/09/2002 04:04:50 PM
What an excellent composition! The colour, the softly flowing yet sharp lines, the tonality of red, and the striking yellow; beautiful. Personally, I like this image particularry for what it isn't, and as I don't know wether you would be oftended by it or not by my impression, I will keep that to myself. Exceptional, a 10!
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12/09/2002 03:07:07 PM
Fantastic!! The wave of blue through the glass is really what makes this such a great shot!
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12/09/2002 12:36:36 PM
SORRY, JUST DIDN'T DO MUCH FOR ME
12/09/2002 11:25:07 AM
wow
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12/09/2002 11:23:07 AM
Cool. I just love the colors and lines in this picture. You did a great job with the lighting.
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12/09/2002 09:33:42 AM
Love the colors and composition...great abstract! Limited dof on the glass enhances the photo...nice work :)
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12/09/2002 12:59:51 AM
Nice use of framing to enhance this shot.
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