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Champagne Wishes
Champagne Wishes
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Challenge: Affluence (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: El Segundo, Calif
Date: Jul 31, 2005
Aperture: f16
ISO: 1600
Shutter: .5
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2005

My first submission.
I didn't pay close enough attention to the ISO speed so this has too much noise.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.1182
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 6.0227
Avg (non-participants): 6.1587
Views since voting: 2278
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 296
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/11/2006 12:38:13 PM
this so nice! well done.
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10/08/2005 01:26:34 PM
Wow, nice shot! Thank you for the setup details too.
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08/10/2005 07:13:23 PM
May all your wishes come true. A very interesting image. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/10/2005 07:08:18 PM
Wow mom, top ten on your first submission! Not surprized but, cool! Congratulations!!
Really creative problem solving to get the champagn and suspended motion look and the lighting. Too bad not a member challenge so you could darken the base of the glass. I really like the satin, elegant and different from the typical black.
Nice work!
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08/10/2005 12:15:51 PM
Wow! I'm really happy that this did so well. Thanks to all for the supportive comments.
This was not a lucky shot as several believe. The ring is placed exactly where I wanted it using a nylon 'string' to suspend it in the glass. I tried to get the liquid to look like Champagne, by using 7-Up, but the bubbles stuck to the ring. The liquid is water (wishing to be Champagne).
The air bubles help to hide the 'string'. I waited until night to avoid reflections on the glass and lit the ring with a flashlight from above. I had to try over 100 exposures to get what I wanted. The background is a cream colored Satin pillow case.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2005 08:40:12 PM
The only distracting thing is the bright dash at the bottom of the glass that's rising upwards. I gave it a 10 nonetheless! Amazing.
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08/09/2005 11:58:34 AM
SUPER
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08/09/2005 05:12:29 AM
Ecellent timing to capture the ring in the right spot in the frame
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08/08/2005 01:27:21 AM
Great job. Classy. Good speculars. Stands out as good as a thumbnail as when viewed fully. Great lighting and good positioning of the ring toward the camera.
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08/07/2005 09:21:39 PM
I like this suspended motion shot. Very persistent in its emotional appeal.
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08/07/2005 05:30:47 PM
OOOO- i love it~! i honestly do~! i tried one exactly like this, only with a tan back drop, personaly, i caught light in the stem of the glass too, and that lead to me dropping the photo. lol, plus the fact that the ring that i was "showing off" wasn't very impressive. i hope i see you in the top ten~! all the best to you~!
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08/07/2005 03:38:39 PM
I like this shot
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08/07/2005 09:28:49 AM
Classic idea, yet there weren't any in this challenge that caught my eye. It's a great catch but I think there are some things you could improove like the lighting, though you did not get any glares on the glass, there are some on the bottom part, wish that had been avoided has it catches the eye of viewer but it's just a minor detail. The bubbles on the glass, there was some way you could avoid it as well but I can't really remember, I think it was boiling the water or something. Anyway I love the background as well, the highlights on the ripples, the color, that was a really good choice.
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08/06/2005 10:11:21 AM
I wish your background was black , 10
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08/04/2005 05:56:04 PM
Awesome shot!
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08/03/2005 07:38:51 PM
nice shot....
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08/03/2005 07:23:19 PM
i like it, it is nice
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08/03/2005 04:52:50 PM
great clarity
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08/03/2005 01:47:27 PM
Cool! Nice catch!
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08/03/2005 01:00:25 PM
Very nice! Well done!
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08/03/2005 10:12:33 AM
Very nice. I like the bubbles as the ring falls in the ooh so sophisticated champagne glass. 7
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08/03/2005 09:56:14 AM
i tried this and couldnt get the ring to look right... good job.
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08/03/2005 12:37:15 AM
tried this shot couldn't get ring sharp.....nice job
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08/03/2005 12:16:03 AM
How elegant! Simple, but oh so expensive looking.
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