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Challenge: Absolut Advertisement (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 7's
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Jun 28, 2010
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2010

$25 for a bottle of Vodka that I will never drink......the things I do for challenges! LOL

It will probably be a Christmas gift for someone. I hope they don't mind that I took the plastic seal off the cover.

The glasses are stacked like that without any help. I tied fishing line around the neck and pulled the bottle so it was balanced when I took the picture. Thank goodness this was advanced editing because I cloned out the fishing line (it almost disappeared with editing, I did not have to clone out much). Also added a slight vignette in Lightroom and increased the blacks. In PSP I sharpened & adjusted the contrast & colour.

Items set up on a mirror, one off-camera flash behind the set-up aimed at the backdrop.

[Jul. 6th, 2010 09:18:45 PM]

A couple of hours before rollover and it's up to 7.05.....not bad since it started out at 6.8. There are a lot of amazing photos in this challenge and I'm not sure a 7.05 score will get me in the top 5!

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Well, what a nice thing to wake up to. Thanks!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 68
Avg (all users): 7.0791
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.5625
Avg (non-participants): 7.1694
Views since voting: 5816
Views during voting: 503
Votes: 215
Comments: 37
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/27/2013 05:08:32 AM
Just admiring this one again and wondering- if you still haven't drank that bottle,
<-- I know someone who will. ;-)
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12/15/2012 12:27:17 PM
The tilt on the bottle is that "Karen Touch" that I never seem to figure out when I'm shooting.

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07/11/2010 09:25:24 AM
Terrific balancing act with the glasses and bottle. Great work!
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07/09/2010 05:11:03 PM
Great work! Congratulations!
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07/09/2010 12:29:23 PM
Brilliant Karen! Congrats on the ribbon!

Message edited by author 2010-07-09 12:29:38.
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07/09/2010 07:45:12 AM
Karen
This one is very very good. I didn't actually get around to viewing the challenge entries at all until just now and this is just very cool!
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07/07/2010 11:03:52 PM
Really brilliant lighting. Nice job and congrats.
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07/07/2010 06:06:00 PM
good for you Karen...great picture...congrats!!!
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07/07/2010 02:07:24 PM
Congrats Karen, great shot!
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07/07/2010 12:32:02 PM
Way to GO, KAREN!!! This is AWESOME!
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07/07/2010 11:16:14 AM
Beautiful image, Karen. Many congrats on the ribbon.
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07/07/2010 10:10:59 AM
Couldn't be more perfect - congratulations , Karen ! (not one broken glass ? )
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07/07/2010 09:58:51 AM
Technically perfect! Do I get an assist for suggesting the challenge? :P
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07/07/2010 09:07:04 AM
Karen, I bow to you! You do me proud as a fellow east-coaster!
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07/07/2010 09:06:44 AM
You've got this glass-photography thing nailed, don't ya? Great work!
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07/07/2010 08:45:02 AM
Great shot Karen!!
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07/07/2010 08:01:42 AM
Fantastic shot, congratulations!
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07/07/2010 02:26:44 AM
Very goodexcellent table table top photography.Yes you did get rid of the monofilla ment. Think they did this in 2001 Stanley Koburk`s master piece.

With out computer.

I dont think people do not know hard to do this.

Harvey Sherman
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07/07/2010 02:15:08 AM
Congrats Karen! well done!
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07/07/2010 01:12:18 AM
Congratulations Karen - this is a great shot!!
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07/07/2010 01:07:03 AM
Outstanding shot Karen. Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/07/2010 12:56:17 AM
Congratulations, Karen. Brilliantly set up and photographed.
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07/07/2010 12:48:00 AM
Awesome photo, great title - congrats on your ribbon!
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07/07/2010 12:11:39 AM
Congrats Karen. Well done.
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07/07/2010 12:04:46 AM
Way to go, Karen!
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07/07/2010 12:03:21 AM
Congrats! Amazing photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2010 09:25:58 PM
Would've liked the bottle tilting back in frame toward the glasses. Still a very nice shot. 8
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07/05/2010 05:32:47 AM
this must be Karen's work. Very well done!
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07/04/2010 04:16:55 PM
clean, simple and bang on style. Perfectly executed.
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07/03/2010 11:35:02 PM
after you get top 3 in this competition could you pleeeaaase explain what your lighting was like for this?
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07/03/2010 01:33:44 AM
Jeeeez, there are alot of good ones in this challenge. This is another great one. Good job!
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07/03/2010 12:07:49 AM
very nice
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07/02/2010 07:40:12 PM
Beautiful light!
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07/02/2010 02:10:38 PM
Love it!
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07/02/2010 11:45:54 AM
I'm gonna want to know how you did this tilt of the bottle after challenge is over! :)
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07/01/2010 03:16:19 PM
Good lighting,

Kev
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06/30/2010 01:29:02 PM
wonderful job with this! (not voting)
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