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graphicfunk's wine back into water
graphicfunk's wine back into water
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 6.x
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: my home
Date: Mar 23, 2006
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: bulb (30s)
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2006

Graphicfunk's double exposure. I love the original 10x more than my own shot.

When the challenge was announced, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. Tried about 20 times on weekend, failed miserably, gave up. Of course, today is Thursday, the deadline is looming. I took the kids to bed, sat down with my wife, and around 10:00 or so decided to give it a try. setup: bottle of wine (italian chianti, Barone Ricasoli 2002 - not bad, recommend it), one small kitchen bowl for mixing stuff, one glass, and a bottle of San Pelegrino. (I drank the pelegrino for the outtakes, this was taken with regular water.)

cut out half-circle (the same I used for my other double exposure shots), set the slave flash to illuminate the white cardboard background, and used the speedlite in my hand as a trigger and as a light source for the liquids.

Set the shutter on bulb, exposed top half while pouring wine into the bowl. switched the bowl for the glass of water, turned filter by Pi, poured water and exposed lower half.

I think the light on the bottle should have been better. If I had more time, I would have done it. The mistake: I was paying too much attention on the overlap and thickness of wine and water... only after I got them perfect I realized that the exposure was way off... too late now to retake.
post processing:
curves adjustment layer used with the gradient map to level the light on the background, some cloning (of sensor dirt and some drops of water on the table, the wine/water overlapped perfectly.)
resize, usm, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.5441
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3678
Avg (non-participants): 6.6752
Views since voting: 2531
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 204
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/17/2006 05:41:46 PM
Wow...excellent work! The flash on the glass is a bit much but the wine-water effect is awesome!
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03/31/2006 03:23:52 AM
Really nice job!!!
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03/31/2006 12:37:10 AM
Very nice job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2006 10:32:10 AM
Excellent!
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03/28/2006 07:27:40 PM
This would be a great parlor trick :) Good job.
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03/27/2006 09:03:26 AM
Really well done! Still don't know how you do it!
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03/26/2006 08:54:26 PM
Great job -- only think that detracts are the reflections on the glass, but beyond that this is nearly flawless!
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03/26/2006 08:30:23 PM
Two of my favorite elements reflections and water.
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03/26/2006 02:19:13 PM
lol now this is groovy!
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03/25/2006 11:57:15 PM
this is great! good job
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03/25/2006 12:27:08 PM
Great work, nice clean shot.
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03/25/2006 06:10:28 AM
I like the way you took Dan's theme and made it just a little different to make it your own. Good job.
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03/24/2006 05:38:33 PM
Good job, reflections are a bit distracting.
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03/24/2006 01:43:10 PM
returning for comments:
Great. How I wish mine were in a.e. Here you take my image a step further and I am very flattered, but a warm congratulations on the expert execution! Bumping up.
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03/24/2006 07:16:02 AM
You did it!!! ... do tell. brilliant by the way.
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03/24/2006 03:28:33 AM
Good effort, the original is hard to top :)
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03/24/2006 01:43:53 AM
well done...great work...hope you do well with this shot
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03/24/2006 12:19:00 AM
very cool
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