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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beer or Soft Drink Advertisement (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Waterfalls
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Purgatory Creek, Outside Buchanan, VA
Date: Oct 3, 2006
Aperture: 1:18.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1.0 second
Galleries: Water, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2006

Taken in Purgatory Creek outside Buchanan, VA. Shot in RAW. PP included very little: levels/curves, NI, save for Web.

230.0 mm zoom

Post-Challenge:
WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! HAHAHA! My first ribbon.
<--- Doing the happy dance!

Thank you for all the kind words and high scores. It's a personal best and a very sweet feeling. Whew...

And for those of you who asked, no I did not drink the beer. I gave it to my Dad... I celebrated with caffeine & nicotine! :-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 127
Avg (all users): 7.3631
Avg (commenters): 8.3143
Avg (participants): 6.7885
Avg (non-participants): 7.4771
Views since voting: 14517
Views during voting: 587
Votes: 314
Comments: 120
Favorites: 11 (view)


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07/07/2009 10:34:46 PM
... because a Corona without a lime wedge in the vicinity is SACRILEGE (sp?) ... at any rate super photo ...

me
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10/11/2008 01:10:40 AM
dude thats really good. im not sure i understand why you were given two 1s....
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03/06/2007 11:17:20 AM
I'm a little slow, but CONGRATULATIONS! I'm doing the happy dance for you...ouch! Spilled my coffee! Yay, Yay...You got a ribbon!

Really nice image. Well deserved blue.
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01/02/2007 11:39:08 AM
awesome pics and congrats on the ribbon its well deserved for this one
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10/28/2006 11:01:27 PM
Belated congrats. It's about time, eh? Now the run to the next one!
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10/17/2006 11:04:06 PM
Wow, you hit it out of the park! First ribbon, first blue, and high score by more than 0.5.

Congrats! :)
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10/17/2006 05:25:31 PM
1st ribbon and a bluey straight off, good stuff!
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10/17/2006 11:18:01 AM
GO Jimmy!!!! And to think we knew you when you were shooting with a Gateway..
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10/16/2006 08:34:52 AM
I just realized this was yours Jimmy, and I am just so stoked with this, and how you set it up .....
I am more impressed, that it is your first ribbon, and that does surprise, and also delights me.....
You really do "Rock" mate, and definately deserve this "Blue".....
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10/15/2006 03:31:59 PM
great shot SJ, well done and well deserved ribbon..cool shot ;-)
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10/14/2006 09:23:22 AM
OMG a ribbon!!! And what a great shot. You go boy!
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10/13/2006 03:16:01 PM
WAY TO GO, BRO!! You had to make your first a blue, didn't you! I'm very proud of you!!
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10/13/2006 06:13:51 AM
There's no way this is your first ribbon. Seriously. Well, DPC is what it is. Congrats! And Blue no less. Woohoo! Its been a long time coming and you deserve it. Should have had one a long time ago. This isn't your best image nor is it my favorite but it is the best and most perfect for the challenge and I'm glad everyone saw that. Congrats again!
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10/12/2006 10:55:41 PM
Hell yeah Jimmy! Way to go and great shot! VA is for Blue Ribbons :)
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10/12/2006 07:15:45 PM
Jimmy congratulations on your first ribbon, a very deserving photo.
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10/12/2006 05:42:51 AM
Congratulations- Very happy to see you with the Blue! This will be the first of many, I am sure.
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10/12/2006 12:29:07 AM
YES!!!! Greeley and Caledonia are SO glad you finally got your due!!! Sis (Who knew you when you did puppy pics)
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10/11/2006 07:58:57 PM
I knew you were due! Congratulations on your BLUE! A great challenge to win it in and the image is very persuavive. Kudos!
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10/11/2006 07:40:54 PM
Congrats...very nice pic
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10/11/2006 07:40:00 PM
Just keep coming back to this image for some reason. The serenity of the scene so disrupted by the strength of the bottle added to the detail of the moss, hard lines of the rocks, softness of the water...a great combination done well within proportion. Excellent work Jimmy!
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10/11/2006 06:32:41 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! A creative idea and a very nice shot indeed.
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10/11/2006 05:01:03 PM
CONGRATLATIONS on your first ribbon!! Great work!!
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10/11/2006 04:56:25 PM
Jimmy, you're AWESOME!!! I knew it was just a matter of time before you held top honors :) This is AMAZING! Corona should be calling you soon about a deal :)

MEGA Congratulations!!! :)

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10/11/2006 04:45:32 PM
congrats on your ribbon..nice work!
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10/11/2006 01:36:00 PM
About time that your potential was well and truly realised. Excellent shot and absolutely the right placing for you.
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10/11/2006 01:30:28 PM
Great picture. Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/11/2006 01:15:25 PM
Congrats Jimmy! Personal best, indeed :) You've worked hard for this and it is well deserved.
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10/11/2006 01:13:37 PM
Congratulations! The colors are surreal and so unusual..
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10/11/2006 12:33:13 PM
Woohooo, congratulations SJ!
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10/11/2006 12:06:27 PM
Awesome shot!

Hmm waht were the two guys thinking when they gave this a 1. O well You kicked ass anyways. Nice portfolio too!
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10/11/2006 12:04:57 PM
This is nice - excellent work!! Congrats on the blue!!
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10/11/2006 11:42:12 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/11/2006 11:22:02 AM
ABOUT TIME!!!!!! Congratulations on your ribbon!!!
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10/11/2006 10:40:07 AM
i knew it! my top pick. congrats!
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10/11/2006 10:29:48 AM
Beautiful picture and well deserved 1st place!!
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10/11/2006 10:09:24 AM
congrats! :D
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10/11/2006 09:57:15 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Wonderful image.
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10/11/2006 09:55:42 AM
Congrats Jimmy - well deserved !!!!!!!
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10/11/2006 09:22:44 AM
d00d! Sweet!
:-D
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10/11/2006 09:11:22 AM
Well deserving winner.
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10/11/2006 08:55:48 AM
congrats on your blue SJ!
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10/11/2006 08:51:22 AM
Jimmy...way to go! Is this "Blue Ribbon Beer"? In any case, it is a wonderful photo! I think a little less of the rock on the left would suit my tastes better, but the colors and smooth waters just make this shot.
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10/11/2006 08:39:56 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Mr. C.! Well deserved!!
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10/11/2006 08:11:14 AM
Woohoo!!! Congrats on a fabulous image!!!
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10/11/2006 07:31:02 AM
Dude! Way to go!!! Congratulations on your BLUE ribbon!!!
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10/11/2006 07:07:33 AM
Way to go Jimmy! I knew this would ribbon, my favorite of the challenge. There is just no stopping you with that new Canon LOL.
Cant wait to see your future entries.
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10/11/2006 07:01:12 AM
Congratulations Jimmy! Excellent shot! Very well done! It is about time the others started recognizing your talent. Very well deserved in my opinion. I didn't vote this challenge, but after perusing the entries I think the right image landed the blue. Excellent exposure, perfect composition, perfect combination of title, concept, photograph. Extremely well executed! Would have been a solid 10 from me. Again, congrats, you deserve it!

Message edited by author 2006-10-11 16:55:36.
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10/11/2006 04:59:04 AM
Hey, hey!!! Would you look at this! Way to go Jimmy. Congrats! :D
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10/11/2006 04:33:30 AM
number 1 with a bullet!!! how about that, jimmy! way to freakin go!
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10/11/2006 04:19:30 AM
Well done! Very "smooth" ;)
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10/11/2006 03:58:21 AM
congrats jimmy! first ribbon and a bluey nog all. :))
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10/11/2006 03:54:02 AM
Excelent score man... Good job on the ribbon and congratulations to the Untouchables.

Next season the ninjas will take this home.

:) Nice pic
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10/11/2006 02:47:45 AM
Great work. BIG congrats on your RIBBON.
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10/11/2006 02:26:15 AM
Jimmy wins!!! w00t!
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10/11/2006 02:10:01 AM
Wahooooooooooooooooooooooooooo a huge congrats Jimmy....UNTOUCHABLES RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You brought us home!
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10/11/2006 02:07:08 AM
Fantastic. I didn't vote on this set, but this would have beeen right up here.
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10/11/2006 02:00:34 AM
Excellent! Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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10/11/2006 01:48:35 AM
JIMMY!!! Absolutely awesome! Congratulations and I am holding up my wn beer in a toast to a long overdue ribbon! Cheers!

...now I am off to visit the village of the two folks who gave this a one. ;-)
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10/11/2006 01:43:45 AM
wow verty nice!
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10/11/2006 01:24:43 AM
Congrats man
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10/11/2006 01:22:30 AM
I dont like the piece of rock on the left corner of the composition.
congrats on the ribbon
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10/11/2006 12:55:07 AM
Well done Jimmy! Great photo! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/11/2006 12:50:05 AM
congrats on your first ribbon and on a great photo!
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10/11/2006 12:38:23 AM
Great Image for your first ribbon!
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10/11/2006 12:28:03 AM
Jimmy my man... when you come to play, you come to play. Perfect image... congrats on your blue!
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10/11/2006 12:22:37 AM
Well, I picked a winner. Man, you deserve this. I'm going to drink a toast to you! WOO HOO. Congrats man!!
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10/11/2006 12:19:23 AM
YEAH! AWESOME & AMAZING! Congrats Jimmy! Way to peak at the right time man! :-D
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10/11/2006 12:17:27 AM
I would NEVER have guessed this was your first ribbon! Congrats. A great shot. I'm sure we'll see more.
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10/11/2006 12:15:53 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! A beautiful blue. Go have a Corona!
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10/11/2006 12:15:40 AM
Congrats Jimmy. All those alcohol induced comas paid off! :P
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10/11/2006 12:13:39 AM
Way to go Jimmy - you pulled it off big time. And red ribbon was our competition this week. Well done and well deserved!!!
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10/11/2006 12:12:19 AM
COngrats on blue!

Message edited by author 2006-10-11 00:13:23.
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10/11/2006 12:11:57 AM
Way to go Jimmy- a bluey! Great job!
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10/11/2006 12:10:33 AM
Well look at you with a blue!! Big congrats, Jimmy!
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10/11/2006 12:10:14 AM
Sweet! First ribbon is a blue! Cool! Hey wait, you suck! :-P
TC
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10/11/2006 12:09:11 AM
congrats man!!
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10/11/2006 12:08:58 AM
thought this might win...awesome for you, well done! Did you drink the beer?
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10/11/2006 12:08:11 AM
JIMMY!!! Yeah dude!!! WTG :)
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10/11/2006 12:08:03 AM
CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER TO YOU ON YOUR FIRST RIBBON DUDE!
And a personal best. Congrats! I need to hang out with you more ;)
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10/11/2006 12:07:25 AM
WTG Jimmy! Congrats on your ribbon! Well deserved!
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10/11/2006 12:07:20 AM
YAY JIMMY!!! Congratulations! And a big hug if I were there, too. :-)
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10/11/2006 12:06:42 AM
YES!!! Way to go Jimmy!! Congratulations!!!!!!!
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10/11/2006 12:06:11 AM
YEAH!!!!!!!!

Let me be the first to congratulate you. A big heartfelt congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2006 10:52:51 PM
Bet you got a ribbon?
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10/10/2006 08:24:09 PM
Very nice. I would have like to see it just a little darker but that's just me... Great job!
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10/10/2006 04:06:08 PM
its almost mistical. i love it.
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10/10/2006 10:44:31 AM
Very pretty. Short pallette of golds and greens keeps attention on the product despite its relatively small size.
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10/10/2006 08:53:52 AM
Perfect composition. Just a tad too green for my eye.
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10/10/2006 02:36:33 AM
nice shot!
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10/09/2006 07:54:57 PM
I love the concept of this one. A bit more crop to focus more on the product would have really brought it out better. It is the product you are selling, not the background. 8
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10/09/2006 05:21:45 PM
Wow, this image makes me WANT to buy a Corona. Well done!
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10/09/2006 07:46:14 AM
The time lapse and NI here are great.
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10/09/2006 05:18:04 AM
i like the setting, slow shutter speed and general color tone. my TOP pick so far. 10 from me.
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10/08/2006 08:27:20 PM
Lovely. Very well done and one of the few that actually look like an ad. Back to bump to 8.
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10/08/2006 10:18:55 AM
A slow shutter speed and a narrow depth of field,work well in this shot,Im off for a drink,well done
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10/07/2006 10:00:58 PM
i was thinking of something just like this....WOW and you did it! great job! 10
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10/06/2006 10:21:43 PM
Cool, smooth and refreshing ad. Tighter crop for better product display would get this a 10. Comp is great and would allow great latitude in text placement. 8
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10/06/2006 09:12:14 AM
Simple, straight-forward message with this well done (technically and visually) image. Heck, even your title works! :D Hope it was still cold and tasty after you finished taking this photo! Good luck in the challenge.
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10/06/2006 03:42:55 AM
I think this could really work in as a real advertisement. It would maybe works better with an open bottle.
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10/05/2006 11:22:11 PM
Thats really well done.

Great shot and fantastic background.
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10/05/2006 10:01:55 PM
Very nice
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10/05/2006 09:13:24 PM
Very well executed! Wish I had thought of something like this -- this half tempts me to try something like this for kicks! - 10
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10/05/2006 09:06:49 PM
Very cool! Love it, love it! What a backdrop/composition...!Take a 10 from me
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10/05/2006 07:46:17 PM
Excellent capture & comp.
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10/04/2006 11:26:27 PM
I like it but I think that the Corona should have been more in foreground.
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10/04/2006 10:12:54 PM
I like - a lot!
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10/04/2006 04:53:04 PM
cool settings, harmonious colours. best of luck
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10/04/2006 04:49:20 PM
Well crafted shot: would have cropped a bit tighter on the left and a fraction on the bottom..this would have featured the bottle a wee bit more.
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10/04/2006 04:31:25 PM
Excellent idea, great composition.
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10/04/2006 04:14:56 PM
Great use of color. Softening the water was a brilliant idea. Photo is just amazing 9.
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10/04/2006 10:04:46 AM
Nicely done, looks fresh, wet and I'm thirsty. I like the lighting and the focus is very good.
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10/04/2006 08:41:14 AM
I want a beer now. thanks.-9-
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10/04/2006 08:35:18 AM
Very nice!
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10/04/2006 08:15:39 AM
Love it
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10/04/2006 07:58:51 AM
I don't really like the overall yellow hue, but the shot itself is good. You know, except for the Corona part...;-P
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10/04/2006 05:42:36 AM
a ribbon winner? great image...I would have zoomed in a little closer as the rock on the left is distracting compositionally speaking...9
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10/04/2006 01:26:29 AM
Good job!
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10/04/2006 01:23:07 AM
Oh yeah!!! This looks just like a print ad!!
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10/04/2006 01:22:25 AM
excellent
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10/04/2006 12:45:42 AM
slightly cliche but still one of the best in the challenge. 9
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