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'73 KWV Roodeberg
'73 KWV Roodeberg
HarveyG


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Challenge: Wine (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon
Location: At home
Date: Sep 18, 2011
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2011

KWV and Roodeberg in particular is legendary in SA and the world over.
I didn't want in your face glaring bright so I toned it down a bit. Sure the label is hard to read...it's 38 years old and it's been in my hands since '96 and gathering dust in my cellar since '99. A present from friends in the Cape.
Bet you never saw a bottle corker like that before?! I bought it in 2000 at La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi, Napa, CA.
Too much dead space top right, no doubt complaints it's too dark or that the bottle is too dusty, uncorked and visibly still full so where did the wine in the glass come from? lol. Obviously from another bottle of '73 KWV :) Whatever. Who knows. 5.5?

ETA: The frothing was there on the pour. I took the shot a second after the wine was poured. Perhaps I should have waited to please the traditionalist and not filled the glass as much. The wine I poured was a '95 Pinotage. Delicious ;p

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09/26/2011 03:26:45 AM
Well now it has had it's look at daylight for the decade. The darkness suits the image. I also wondered about the frothing, but more out of a curiosity viewpoint.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2011 04:35:41 AM
Excellent low key shot the foam and the abandoned wine bottle bring this image into another level.
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09/24/2011 08:06:44 AM
I love the dirt on the bottle, but I don't like the wrinkles in the backdrop.
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09/22/2011 08:22:25 PM
I love that old bottle. How cool.
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09/21/2011 03:10:33 PM
glass too full and why a "head" on it? otherwise a 10. 9. gl.
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09/19/2011 08:19:41 PM
Well lit and composed but I find the froth very distracting. I have never seen wine that looks anything like that. If this is grape juice, next time let it settle in for a bit.
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09/19/2011 12:42:49 AM
MMMMMmmmm daai wyntjie sal beslis baie lekker smaak....of miskien is dit teen die tyd al asyn :)
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