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Challenge: Not Quite Right (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Milton Keynes
Date: Apr 20, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2009

Arrgh I didn't realise I left the camera on auto ISO until now. ISO 800 and still reasonable noise quality is testament to the D700...and my stupidity!

This is not the most original idea i have to admit, but i could not find a builder willing to let me photograph him with a red thong showing above his jeans! I did try honest. So I had to go with a tribute/variation of a shot seen on DPC recently that got DQ'ed

Fingers crossed for anything above a six



[Apr. 28th, 2009 03:22:03 AM]

The set up on this one was pretty simple. I taped the 3 wine glasses to our wooden chopping board. The first glass contains orange juice,with the second and third filled with green and red washing up liquid. One end of the chopping board was tilted to create the angle. I then carefully spooned out some of the liquid to get a straight line running across all three glasses. This was the hardest bit as i did not want to smear the clean glass. The glasses were straightened to upright in editing....job done. No jello or no ice was needed although I guess it could work too.

The set up was done in a light tent with 1 light from above. I wanted to even the light out with a second strobe. However, even with 1 strobe was on minimum power the f/stop kept creeping up. Arrrrggg. I had auto ISO on and did not realise my school boy error until it was too late.

Wow. Thanks to everyone the took the time to vote and comment. My first blue and ohhh so almost that illusive 7


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05/04/2009 08:41:04 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/02/2009 07:55:09 PM
One word: WOW :-)
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05/02/2009 10:49:43 AM
I love this, the vibrant colors against the black are striking and the light is hitting the glass perfectly
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05/02/2009 09:53:07 AM
Congrats on your maiden Blue!
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05/01/2009 07:53:05 AM
Very nice work and I did think it was Jell-O too, you can have a lot of fun with that stuff!
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04/30/2009 01:54:59 AM
This was really a good pic... I loved it.
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04/29/2009 10:11:10 PM
fantastik! awesome glasses too!
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04/29/2009 01:06:54 PM
Congrats! Good work. And now the complete Ribbon Trio! Congrats!
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04/29/2009 01:00:40 PM
well done, congrats
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04/29/2009 10:36:11 AM
Great job !!!! I'm so happy for your first blue ribbon. You did this perfectly! Congratulations!
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04/29/2009 09:14:18 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Very well done and works great for this challenge. :)
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04/29/2009 03:36:29 AM
Congrats! You have the full set of ribbons now!
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04/29/2009 02:12:07 AM
So you forgot to check your ISO setting, huh? Well I hope the result has taught you a valuable lesson. ;-)

Congrats and Well Done!
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04/29/2009 12:32:16 AM
Great colors and lighting. Big congrats on your blue and new PB, Chris.
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04/29/2009 12:28:43 AM
Congrats on your first place...good colour choice.
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04/29/2009 12:24:41 AM
CONGRATS on the Blue !!! ,great execution.
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04/29/2009 12:11:57 AM
I was right, The Winner!!! CONGRATS! AWESOME shot, idea, excecution, colors... awesome, period!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2009 08:55:17 PM
I really like this idea, too bad the gelatin(?) wasn't clear all the way through. The lighting is perfect.
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04/28/2009 02:48:12 AM
lovely lighting. jello i assume, or perhaps a tilted foundation?
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04/28/2009 12:04:10 AM
Great colors and clarity.
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04/25/2009 11:20:27 PM
Cool. 8
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04/24/2009 10:25:00 AM
Cool shot - great color - and not quite right!
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04/24/2009 03:32:56 AM
Love the colors on the black background. This really pops
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04/23/2009 09:33:55 PM
Good work, I keep moving this one up. A 9.
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04/23/2009 08:10:09 PM
A unigue and intriguing image that meets the challenge subject in a very interesting way. Nicely composed and thought out, this image should be a top ten, if not a ribbon winner. Well done.
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04/23/2009 10:19:46 AM
Nice concept but the glass on the left has too much "stuff" around the edge of the jello, would it have been possible to clean that up a bit?
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04/23/2009 09:35:40 AM
Great shot. Love it.
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04/23/2009 09:34:15 AM
Nice lighting and setup. Hope this does well in this challenge.
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04/22/2009 03:03:06 PM
What a fantastic idea. How'd you get the texture on the bottom of the glasses.
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04/22/2009 02:28:05 PM
Even though I've seen this type of shot before, I like it. The lighting is great and it is well captured.
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04/22/2009 01:21:31 PM
The Winner!
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04/22/2009 01:11:54 PM
Cool idea. Nice colors and clarity. Looks like the liquid was frozen in the glasses?
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04/22/2009 11:37:08 AM
Excellent. Nice idea and wonderful technically.
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04/22/2009 08:16:50 AM
the idea is a bit 'old hat' but it fits this challenge perfectly
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04/22/2009 04:29:47 AM
Unoriginal, but nicely executed.
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