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Challenge: Wine (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home Studio
Date: Sep 17, 2011
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Galleries: Nude, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2011

I thought about titling this - The importance of Product Placement - but it didn't seem as much fun - hope I guesses right. The 'girl in this is my mannequin.

This was a fun shot to do and many thanks to Team La Femme for their suggestions on how to make it better and for the title. I got the idea by looking at this photo, which as you can see does not have the photographers name listed - //funnybest.com/archives/181
It was shot in natural light in my home studio and I had to reduce the saturation as it was a long exposure.

Just a funny fact, the wine I used in this shot - Cycles Gladiator - is banned in Alabama due to the naked painting of a woman on it's label as it was deemed pornographic... cracked me up.

[Sep. 19th, 2011 09:24:07 AM]

Thanks Karen for the name of the first photographer to do the shot (was it the first I wonder?) .. as you can see in my comments before the challenge started, I didn't know as I found the shot on Google image search and it had no reference to the original creator of the composition. There is really nothing new under the sun. Pleased with the score.

[Sep. 19th, 2011 09:17:16 PM]

Well, I searched high and low to find De Sousa's interpretation of this shot and all I could find was the last supper shot where a glass of wine shaped similar was placed in front of a man - I guess Jesus? For the life of me I can't see any connection and as he doesn't have a portfolio, I don't know if he did something else similar.

In the last 24 hours I went from a solid 6.0 to this score .. I am so glad I vote differently coming to the end of a challenge. Thanks for all the votes and to those who say it's been done before .. what hasn't been? But thanks to all for their comments.

Place: 41 out of 128
Avg (all users): 5.8358
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.4821
Avg (non-participants): 6.0897
Views since voting: 6590
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 134
Comments: 16
Favorites: 5 (view)

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09/26/2011 01:00:30 AM
I gave credit to it in my remarks .. there was no mention of who the photographer was .. De Sousa's is not original either as it was done before. I hope he credited the originator of the composition. I don't know his work and he has no portfolio. Mine wasn't a subtle joke .. it was a just a fun shot based on a photo who's source I included in my remarks ... did every wine, cheese and bread shot get the same remark.. they have been done before? Did every wine glass shot get dinged in votes because of other shots of wine glasses?

Some one should tell De Sousa's his shot is being ripped off - if you Google wine, his shot comes up on the first page of a site called Just Glass with NO photographers name listed.

Message edited by author 2011-09-26 09:42:58.
09/26/2011 12:36:19 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2011 11:56:19 PM
The glass is as well placed as your finishing position in the challenge. Well lit and a nice setting. Top 3 IMO.
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09/25/2011 09:55:22 AM
Shame this isn't a better composition as its a great idea in my opinion.Boost.
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09/25/2011 03:16:33 AM
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09/23/2011 10:26:26 AM
great concept! :))
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09/22/2011 02:18:22 PM
I think Desousa did somethinbg similar in the past. Very nicely done, I am sure you tried a lower point of view and liked this better.
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09/21/2011 03:07:41 PM
Im sure the wine is just as subtle! */* best concept award thats for sure. gl
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09/20/2011 10:29:48 PM
I think I've seen this done before but still very nice.
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09/20/2011 09:14:09 PM
Nice Risque shot :) Good concept, well lit too.
Would've liked it even more if the thigh gap lined up perfectly with the wine glass stem - right now it's immediately noticeable.
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09/19/2011 08:29:48 PM
DeSousa's worked so well because it was secondary, it took a beat to get the joke. Here the wine is marginalized and the joke looses it's wit, and falls a bit flat. Technically well done,
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09/19/2011 05:45:34 PM
Very clever and cheeky
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09/19/2011 02:44:39 PM
Awesome idea. Very sexy and intriguing!
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09/19/2011 08:41:24 AM
Nice take on the Chema Madoz photo:
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09/19/2011 06:25:31 AM
Off course this idea has been done before. Fine. No issues. You have rich fabric, a suggestively shapely...wine glass and model and good lighting however the composition is not great. I'd have placed her more to her left and accordingly the bottle and glass avoiding the irritating sudden end of table and cloth. My preference. Others may not even notice it :)
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09/19/2011 05:03:02 AM
Creative, provocative, perfect title & a good shot. 10 from me :-)
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