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Challenge: Wine (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: my garage
Date: Sep 18, 2011
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3
Galleries: Action, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2011

Made a mess,
I figured most entries would be still lifes, so I went "outside the box (of wine)"

[Sep. 19th, 2011 05:46:35 AM]

I didn't break any glasses with this shot!

The cork is glued to the glass (was it that obvious?) and the liquid is actually grape soda. I painstakingly drilled a hole in the the base of the bottle, put a 1/8" slice of cork in the top to keep the soda in, and fed the grape soda in through the hole.
Oh, this is all vertical BTW, the glass was actually sideways, attached to a door. I rotated the image later.

I put air pressure to the hole which fired out the slice of cork (behind the wine glass), with my grape soda, and the "pop" fired my audio trigger to the flashes... (the cork is slightly "blurry" because it is obscured by the soda flying past...
I estimated the "wine" to be exiting the bottle at 250 ft/sec. With a 1/4000 max shutter speed on my camera, that would still be 3/4" of motion... I used 3 second shutter speed ;-) (PS my strobe fires at 1/20'000 sec.) The cork was not moving, at ALL ;-)...

Thank you for the comment and I hope you enjoyed my imagination (even a little :-)

Place: 29 out of 128
Avg (all users): 5.9839
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9286
Avg (non-participants): 6.0294
Views since voting: 1068
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 124
Comments: 15
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07/20/2013 12:22:29 PM
Great ingenuity and drama there!
I think it should have finished much much higher in the rankings.
09/26/2011 09:19:35 PM
when you do reveal your secret, I'll be listening. I know you glued the cork to the glass, but I can't figure out the rest of it.
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09/26/2011 01:16:58 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

under 6? I really have to wonder about the voters.

Thanks, it was bouncing around 6 the whole time. I really want all 6's on my page, but Whaddya gunna do?
09/26/2011 12:37:28 PM
under 6? I really have to wonder about the voters.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2011 09:34:55 PM
amazing effect
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09/25/2011 09:12:56 PM
This is not champagne. The victimized glass is crystal. Something does not ring true. I know, we all have to try this type of shot.
voted earlier
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09/25/2011 04:03:34 PM
I like the Original idea
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09/25/2011 09:57:36 AM
Well set up and a super idea.Technicals let it down a bit for me,lighting/sharpness.
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09/24/2011 02:54:37 AM
To bad that cork is blurry. Needed SLIGHTLY higher shutter speed. Seems like you only had one shot though... :/
09/23/2011 10:33:36 AM
great idea!
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09/22/2011 10:22:02 PM
Wow! Quite a capture! Either you shot in burst mode or you have an enviously precise shutter finger : ) The detail of the cork hitting the glass is awesome. Did the glass survive?
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09/22/2011 02:54:14 PM
Clever and well done. Excellent setup and execution. Great shot.
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09/20/2011 01:41:12 PM
I like it. Looks like the cork glued to the glass, and a hose of regular water spraying out, and the glass could be a bit more in focus; but I like the colors and composition. Good job.
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09/19/2011 03:34:19 AM
LOL super idea. Very creative. Just falls short in the sharpness department, i.e. the green bottle. But this could be attributed to the explosion :) Love the way the cork "splattered" on the glass. Cropped a bit too high though.
Still I think it has the 0.5 second impact (pun intended) you sought and was no doubt technically difficult to pull off.
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09/19/2011 12:46:32 AM
How many glasses did you break before you got this shot? So Unique and omg the perfect timeing for this WOW
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