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Crystal Head Vodka
3rd PlaceCrystal Head Vodka
KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 7's
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Mar 20, 2010
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2010

We gave this vodka to my sister-in-law last year, I borrowed it to take pictures of. We bought it just as a conversation piece, really, it's quite strange. Dan Aykroyd is the spokesperson for the vodka and it's bottled here in Newfoundland. Here's the website:
Crystal Head Vodka

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and score. And for the belated ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 124
Avg (all users): 7.1250
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.7200
Avg (non-participants): 7.3404
Views since voting: 10206
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 144
Comments: 45
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/19/2011 06:21:21 PM
I do not much care for Vodka But this image is very well done!
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04/04/2010 07:05:21 PM
Love the lighting. Congrats Karen!
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04/02/2010 08:59:09 PM
i like it !

and i want one !

congrats !

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04/02/2010 02:32:29 PM
Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Ok I sat through the whole of that Dan Akroyd vid.....

LOL - Me too! "crystal head triple herkamer diamond filtered newfoundland deep aquafer pure spirit vodka." WOW
Congratulations on the RIBBON, Karen! Great shot!
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04/02/2010 12:27:35 PM
Karen: Congrats, for another great shot. Cheers to you!
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04/02/2010 09:47:31 AM
Yay on the ribbon!
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04/02/2010 09:44:20 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Karen!
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04/02/2010 09:43:49 AM
Nicely done, Karen. Congrats.
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04/02/2010 09:42:50 AM
Congrats on the well-deserved ribbon, Karen :-)
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03/29/2010 07:16:20 PM
Ok I sat through the whole of that Dan Akroyd vid..... is it just me or had he been drinking too much of the product before making it......
filtered through diamonds????? what can that possibly do lol

Anyway back to the point, this is a demonstration in how to photograph glass and deserves every point of that 7+ score.
Well done Karen
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03/29/2010 11:40:09 AM
As already mentioned but worth repeating - AWESOME lighting. And a way cool product.
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03/29/2010 08:26:39 AM
Congrats on the HM. Excellent image
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03/29/2010 05:10:06 AM
Superb image, superb placing. Congratulations.
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03/29/2010 03:18:38 AM
Congrats on the HM, Karen, very well deserved!
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03/29/2010 02:57:38 AM
Very well done!
Congrats on the HM!
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03/29/2010 12:21:55 AM
Congrats on the HM...

Raj
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03/29/2010 12:13:44 AM
it fits
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 04:26:05 PM
One of my faves. Good job witht he lighting and product placement.
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03/28/2010 02:18:22 PM
Gorgeous. I've got to learn how to get this look in b/w.!!!
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03/27/2010 03:12:10 PM
Very interesting bottle! In my top 3. I looked online to see if they have it at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) and they don't have it listed. Looks like I can't get my hands on a bottle of this :(

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03/26/2010 11:17:13 PM
Very clean! The only thing I would have removed is the writing on the skull, but, of course, it's hard to say whether or not the SC would deem that a large part of the photo. In product photography, they never leave that in though.
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03/26/2010 10:28:40 PM
Dramatic, well lit, and tells a story. Perfect. 10.
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03/26/2010 12:55:10 PM
Wonderful shot. I have not liked photographs of stuff missing from bottles this challenge but for this one I think it really makes the shot because it is at the same level as the class.
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03/26/2010 12:22:40 PM
Excellent composition
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03/26/2010 12:11:41 PM
oh wow, love the clarity! Beautiful work!
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03/25/2010 07:04:49 PM
Very cool.
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03/24/2010 07:02:30 PM
my top pick for this challenge
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03/24/2010 05:48:04 PM
This was one of my favorites. B&W chosen wisely and well executed.
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03/23/2010 06:40:20 PM
Very nice. I like the stark constast in the scene and how you lit the glass. Might be a little tight to the frame on the bottom.
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03/23/2010 03:29:06 PM
excellent technique displayed here to correctly capture glass and ice - well done
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03/23/2010 01:00:11 PM
Nice
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03/22/2010 07:52:55 PM
This has to be one of the most unique liquor bottles I have ever seen. Superb shot and very creative.
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03/22/2010 05:59:00 PM
Anyone who has had to take pictures of glass will realise that this is very well done. Good work 9 from me
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03/22/2010 02:06:56 PM
I love this shot. I actually have a skull of this in my shelf right now. Great job. (9)
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03/22/2010 11:19:03 AM
Excellent execution. Stylishly done. Great bottle. Amongst best in challenge. 8
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03/22/2010 10:57:03 AM
Very nice photo for this challenge. Would have liked it just a tad more if the background was seamless.
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03/22/2010 07:16:58 AM
Really really great lighting. I'm just not taken with the composition of the shot. I feel like two subjects were not necessary, and you should have just stuck to the skull. Also the subjects looked cramped in the frame. More space around them would have been good I think.

Having said that, it would have been a very hard decision for me to crop out the glass, because it looks so fantastic :)
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03/22/2010 06:25:20 AM
simple yet very effective setup, good lighting
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03/22/2010 06:03:01 AM
Wow, this is great. I want to buy the Crystal Head already. Excellent presentation!
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03/22/2010 02:02:08 AM
This product itself is very special, and the lighting is good to show it.7
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03/22/2010 12:53:52 AM
awesome capture. Very sharp and great image
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03/22/2010 12:50:24 AM
great shot. Love the lighting, the black and white choice. I can just see a hint of the reflection that causes me to think having more of the reflection might have been nice touch. 7
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03/22/2010 12:42:55 AM
i so want to go buy this vodka now.... what a cool bottle, and a great picture!
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03/22/2010 12:20:37 AM
Great backlighting. Unusual prop. Great work!
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03/22/2010 12:08:10 AM
beatufully lit 7
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