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Fruit Punch
Fruit Punch
battymaddie


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Beverage) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Backyard
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2008

Combine water, fruit punch flavored kool-aid mix, and sugar. Wallah!

I am hoping that people don't view this as DNMC since I have a person in the shot too. I shot this in my backyard with natural light since I don't have a studio. So I hung white fabric and has that as my background. The bright reflection on the glass bothered me, but this is basic editing so I couldn't take it out.

Post processing:
Convert from RAW
crop
brightness/contrast
hue/saturation
curves
resize

I followed pointandshoots editing advice and this is what I got:
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Statistics
Place: 85 out of 111
Avg (all users): 4.8899
Avg (commenters): 5.4286
Avg (participants): 4.6316
Avg (non-participants): 4.9418
Views since voting: 595
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 227
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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07/29/2008 05:44:50 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: Colors appear a little washed out, and could use a little more saturation. Hues appear realistic.

Brightness and contrast: A little less bright, and a little more contrast here would help this image pop.

Focus and depth of field: Focus is OK. Depth of field comes across as a bit shallow, at the top of the head where the details go soft.

Pointandshoot has done most of my work for me already. Your re-edited image pops a lot better. I think you could still take if further though. The drink just begs to be a nice ruby red. With the white background, the rest of the image needs to be sharp and saturated. A different background with some soft detail like a blue sky with some soft clouds could have worked well also.

I'm a little surprised that this image did not score better. Even at thumbnail size it is an attention getter, and has nice bones to build upon.
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07/23/2008 01:53:32 AM
The color combinations and model's expression are wonderful.
Maybe, someday, all browsers will correctly interpret an Adobe RGB profile. Until then, if you have your working color space set to "Adobe RGB" in PS make sure to "convert to profile" sRGB before you "Save for Web". Otherwise, your colors will not appear as vibrant (they will look washed out) compared to when you were viewing/editing the photo in PS. So, until browsers get smarter, don't embed an "Adobe RGB" profile on a photo you put on the web.
Also, this could use some additional sharpening. Try Smart Sharpen at about 300% and .3 pixel radius and see what you think.
As it is, this shot was under-rated. Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2008 12:07:22 PM
Good shot actually, but the lack of contrast and the flat colors makes it look like a scan of a magazine ad circa 1972.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 12:14:12 AM
great expression lol. this image would have been awesome just a tid bit sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 11:06:43 AM
Cool!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 12:45:46 AM
Fun shot and great model. Just missing a bit of contrast I think.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2008 09:12:09 PM
There is a yellow hue to this photo...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2008 03:37:50 PM
nice model, but maybe a higher angle would have helped wit the lighting of her face and overall color richness...actualy i have no idea what im talking about, so just ignore me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2008 04:14:54 AM
The hot spot on the front of the glass kinda bothers me
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07/16/2008 07:14:57 PM
great image
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