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KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Two Colors (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Mar 3, 2011
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Still Life, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2011

Not overly happy with the clarity of this shot, I didn't get the angle quite right in camera and had to rotate it a lot thus ending up with a smaller file to work with.

The glasses are stuck to the mirror with poster putty. I tilted the mirror and poured the liquid out as I hit the remote shutter. I saw some similar shots on Flickr and wanted to try it myself.

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Post Challenge:

Thank you all for the comments and ribbon.....not bad for my first time trying this!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.8456
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 6.6379
Avg (non-participants): 6.9780
Views since voting: 6208
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 149
Comments: 52
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03/16/2011 07:13:49 AM
Karen ... This is just DISGUSTINGLY good.

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03/15/2011 05:00:13 PM
Nice!
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03/15/2011 03:05:34 PM
Amazingly done!! Congrats on a beautiful blue!!
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03/15/2011 09:06:29 AM
Karen , JUST BRILLIANT !!!!! Huge congrats.
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03/15/2011 08:56:03 AM
Glad to see this in top spot.Congrats.
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03/14/2011 09:33:54 PM
Karen, this is a direct quote to another member here for this challenge before it started...
LVicari
Mar. 2nd, 2011 9:35 PM Quote | Reply In Private
That is awfully bright! I find 2 things with this picture. Knowing the DPC crowd, they will find it uninteresting and the focus issue will work against you.

I would suggest using that macro option on your lens and find something that this crowd likes.

If you want to score higher and don't care about substance, then pick something that is proven, 2 wine glasses with one colour of liquid in each. You ,ust find a unique way to shoot them, ie falling over or liquids colliding in mid air etc,
Or

Flowers on a very shallow DOF . Place a flower on the rule of thirds rule, with a plain green background far in the distance to blur it completely.

These are suggestions , you must use your creativity to hold the viewer when they are looking at your pic. This does not mean to clutter your frame, make it simple and vibrant with a beautiful object.

Leo

I just found it funny that you managed to win with that exact concept. Nice One!
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03/14/2011 08:30:57 PM
Remarkable symmetry on the liquids, nice job.
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03/14/2011 05:25:09 PM
Aaahh, so now we know how it's done!!! Muwahahahahaaaa...

Oh yeah, congrats on the blue, fellow Canuck! ;-)
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03/14/2011 05:20:48 PM
Karen your work is amazing. I can't help but wonder how many shots to get this and how much mess. Congratulations on a well deserved blue ribbon.
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03/14/2011 05:14:01 PM
Gasp! Karen! This is so amazing! The best of the best! I can't imagine this having any more clarity. It's flawless!
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03/14/2011 01:58:50 PM
Congrats with your ribbon. It's a very nice one!
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03/14/2011 01:47:22 PM
Congratulations!! Very well done!!!
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03/14/2011 01:29:32 PM
Congratulations Karen on the ribbon for another great image. And for the info on how the shot was accomplished.
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03/14/2011 12:27:13 PM
Congrats!
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03/14/2011 12:20:12 PM
Congrats on your win Karen, great image.
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03/14/2011 10:38:03 AM
AWESOME!!!! I was wondering how you did this!!!
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03/14/2011 10:32:20 AM
as always an awesome job Karen...
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03/14/2011 09:28:21 AM
congratulations on the ribbon. Very well executed!
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03/14/2011 09:10:10 AM
excellent shot, very difficult to do
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03/14/2011 09:04:10 AM
love the concept.great execution.
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03/14/2011 08:03:38 AM
Congrats! This was actually liquid? I swore it was jello! LOL! I was going to ask you how you got it to mold like that.
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03/14/2011 07:57:30 AM
Congratulations on this very difficult and impressive capture!
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03/14/2011 05:37:15 AM
Congrats Karen!
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03/14/2011 04:30:22 AM
Congrats on your blue, Karen, very well deserved. Very good execution, though I'd suggest you use a lower flash output and larger aperture next time to achieve shorter flash duration and thus a bit more clarity
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03/14/2011 01:47:03 AM
Originally posted by Anthony_D_Archer:

Congrats on a well deserved Blue! My only wish is that those people who gave you a low score try and better this shot. Maybe then they would appreciate this shot more


I second this. Excellent execution here.
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03/14/2011 01:35:12 AM
Another worthy win, great work
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03/14/2011 12:55:14 AM
Just Awesome!!!...Congrats!
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03/14/2011 12:25:42 AM
Brilliant! I'm SO GLAD this got you The Blue, Karen!
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03/14/2011 12:22:25 AM
Very difficult and beautifully executed shot. Congratulations on both the Blue and the patience to do this one.
:))
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03/14/2011 12:21:34 AM
very nice...congrats on the blue!
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03/14/2011 12:20:42 AM
Congrats on a well deserved Blue! My only wish is that those people who gave you a low score try and better this shot. Maybe then they would appreciate this shot more
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03/14/2011 12:18:50 AM
Very well crafted and lit, as always, Karen. Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/14/2011 12:09:44 AM
I was so amazed by this shot!!! Congratulations! and thank you for shareing,I was about to go loopy trying to figure out what you had done!
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03/14/2011 12:06:26 AM
congrats! I new this was the winner the moment I saw it.
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03/14/2011 12:05:42 AM
You are on a roll!!!! Congrats on your blue!
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03/14/2011 12:03:09 AM
Congrats on the blue Karen! Amazing shot and interesting variation on the wine glass theme.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2011 07:30:37 PM
As often as we've seen wine glasses in one form or another here, this is certainly unique and definitely ribbon-worthy!
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03/11/2011 10:10:39 AM
Beautiful.
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03/11/2011 09:26:32 AM
Great execution but the idea, is not very innovative.
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03/10/2011 01:25:59 AM
Very nice
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03/09/2011 11:59:48 PM
No need to say, probably a ribbon.
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03/09/2011 02:13:09 PM
Nice - 9
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03/08/2011 11:07:52 PM
Great, well done, should place high.
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03/08/2011 08:39:09 PM
Cool I like the reflection on the bottom.
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03/08/2011 08:09:03 PM
No idea how you did that, but it's really good.
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03/08/2011 06:50:26 PM
Holy hell. This is amazing. I've seen variations, but never anything this well done.
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03/08/2011 12:55:14 PM
Cleaver idea,nicely carried out. Hope it goes well.
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03/08/2011 02:39:52 AM
AMAZING take on an old cliche
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03/07/2011 03:41:31 PM
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03/07/2011 01:08:20 PM
Cool wine glass photo. Nice choice of colors, excellent clarity and sharpness. Will be interesting to see how you achieved the apparent simultaneous "pouring" of the liquid! Impressive!
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03/07/2011 06:59:52 AM
ugh, wine glasses.
03/07/2011 12:05:37 AM
I have to find out how this was done. I just have to!
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