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a light snack
a light snack

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Challenge: Wine (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Garage, WC,CA
Date: Sep 17, 2011
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2011

[Sep. 20th, 2011 07:11:25 PM]

I have become obsessed with trying to get a "Vermeer light" on still lives in the studio. I set my light inside a custom window box, 2 taped together beer boxes, with the dividers acting as a grid, with fabric over the end to filter the light and painter's tape muntins to get the reflection I wanted. it failed but I learned a bit.

The deep shadows and strong highlights are part of the look, so while expect some not to like them, they come with the package. Once I get the light source bigger and closer I expect them to be a touch softer while keeping the light.

Place: 20 out of 128
Avg (all users): 6.1508
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
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Views since voting: 743
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 126
Comments: 9
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09/26/2011 02:41:33 AM
AN APPLE!!!!!!!!! Didn't get to voting on this but, Thank you :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2011 10:20:50 PM
Wow, look at those vintages, they alone are worth an 8
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09/25/2011 08:55:50 PM
Now you're talking! I'll take them and save the Pauillac for a while.
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09/22/2011 10:15:22 PM
Nice set-up, but I think you tried to pull out too much texture, especially in the glass. It makes the glasses and the bottles look dirty. I love that the marble is broken--unexpected throw-back to ancient Greece, which is what still lifes with wine always make me think of : )

On an unrelated note, I'm guessing this was taken by an American because of the color of that cheese. Cheddar with wine makes me want to cry : )
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09/21/2011 11:19:25 PM
A nice set up, but I think the light is too harsh, especially on the bottles
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09/20/2011 06:41:56 PM
Nice still life. Very tempting too :)
Would've preferred a warmer flash tone (yellow gel?) to blend better with the nice warm colors of the food. The white flash makes the food a little less appetizing.
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09/20/2011 02:19:14 PM
love your detailed set-up and the broken slab of marble. also the lagouile knife; its about as French as can be.
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09/19/2011 06:37:16 AM
Good still life. Has all the right elements, light, colour, props, even an odd broken granite cutting board. Pity about the awful dark shade blotch on the table cloth bottom left.
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09/19/2011 01:30:16 AM
Hmm yet another great château - Lynch Bages. I feel like I'm in heaven just by the look of this
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