DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
The golden hour
2nd PlaceThe golden hour
IreneM


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shotglasses (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: May 3, 2011
Aperture: f20
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Water
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2011

When I read the challenge description "shotglasses" I SO wanted to enter but the inspirational part of my brain seemed to have gone on holiday.
Then, on the day before roll-over, sitting at my desk at work, I finally got an idea. Soon as I got in from work I started experimenting on what position, light, liquid, etc. would give the best results.
I wanted the liquid to look dynamic but the surface the glasses are on to be dry (this meant a LOT of cleaning up after every photo I took (about 70). I didn't have really high hopes for a good score with this one because there are some very good glass photographers here.
Anyway, next morning before leaving for work I checked my score and nearly fell over in shock. I had seven votes and a score of (wait for this) 8.1! I thought "don't get too excited, it'll probably be down to 5.4 the next time you look", but it's hovered between 7.6 and 7.5 the whole week. WHAT a fab week. As I write, it's sliding into the 7.4 range. Still fab.
Thanks so much for the many comments and the GREAT score. I'm truly amazed and delighted it stayed so high.
Some mentioned they'd like to know how I did the lighting. I had one flash with an orange filter to the back and slightly to the side and the other flash with a blue filter at the other side. I filled the standing glass with tap water and threw water colored with orange food coloring into it. That way the orange liquid didn't fill out the whole glass and allowed the lighting to shine through the lower part of the glass.
_________________________

Yippeeeee!! Thanks for the ribbon!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 53
Avg (all users): 7.5370
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.3871
Avg (non-participants): 7.5622
Views since voting: 5049
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 216
Comments: 44
Favorites: 10 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
05/25/2011 12:32:05 AM
Congratulations :) Lovely, as always. The addition of the empty glass on its side is a detail that I really appreciate. Makes the composition much more interesting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2011 01:10:14 PM
Whoo hooo!!! Glad to see you back!! Congrats on the red!! :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2011 10:34:48 AM
Congrats to you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 10:03:14 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 02:03:04 PM
Nice comeback, 2 ribbons in a row!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 01:36:04 PM
Two entries, two ribbons... now, that's what I called a "Dangerous DPCer" LOL

Good one... I think should have been the blue (personal opinion of course)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 11:38:56 AM
Great image Irene! Glad to see you back. Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 09:15:28 AM
good for you...glad your back...missed your not being around as much
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 09:09:05 AM
Lovely to see you back in the game Irene. Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 08:47:53 AM
How did I not know this was yours??? Love it Irene...congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 08:19:35 AM
Welcome back to the ribbon list, my dear. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 07:15:16 AM
Congrats Irene. Glad to see you back.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 06:52:57 AM
Yay! Come on Irene...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 06:52:17 AM
love it! congrats my friend
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 05:03:52 AM
Knew this would ribbon Irene, congratulations, well deserved
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 03:33:04 AM
Glad to see you back Irene. It is an honour to share the frontpage with you and Anthony.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 03:01:26 AM
Hi there Irene, good to see you still running riot here. x congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 02:35:45 AM
Yaaaay Irene!!! Yes, you are a technical marvel with the glass, but the part that I'm simply in awe of is the seamless edge of the background. Hope you don't mind sharing how you did that!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 02:18:58 AM
Congrats on a well-deserved ribbon Irene! Lovely to have you back. Hope all is well!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 12:31:00 AM
Oh! So THERE you are, girlfriend!

I knew you'd be back when you wanted another ribbon. *grin*

Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 12:25:10 AM
well-deserved ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 12:03:16 AM
This is really beautiful. I love the colors. Congrats and well done Irene!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2011 12:02:26 AM
LOL...welcome back ! Got a 10 from me!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/10/2011 11:43:48 PM
Superb action capture. The color adds nicely.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2011 10:30:58 PM
Great lighting and colours. Like the pouring action. One of my faves
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2011 09:02:39 PM
SWEEEEET Awesome job of light and capture!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2011 08:56:21 PM
Oh well...moved this up a notch to a 10. I know that lighting is a pain in the rump but can't imagine how many times you had to shoot this and then clean up and re-shoot....hopefully it didn't take to many!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2011 01:05:39 AM
wow, gorgeous colours
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2011 06:17:33 AM
beautifully lit and great colour 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2011 02:57:17 AM
that glass on the left is lovely, so creamy. The reflections in the right glass aren't as interesting to me, the blue seems a bit out of place against the warm composition.

any chance you'd be willing to share your lighting on this one?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2011 04:21:33 PM
oohhhh niiccee!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2011 02:04:36 PM
wow! amazing shot!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2011 01:59:15 PM
very good all round
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2011 03:27:55 PM
One of my top three. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2011 01:21:00 AM
Really clean image. The color and motion really makes this work! Easily among the best in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 09:54:20 PM
I am in love with this shot and I think it is flawless! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 09:45:17 PM
Beautiful color and action on the splash!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 01:02:35 PM
Definitely ribbon worthy - 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 11:29:43 AM
Colours, sharpness and "action" are very good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 09:28:29 AM
Wow! Stunning!! Love the background, I need to work on coloured backgrounds.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 04:38:20 AM
Nice light!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 01:23:38 AM
Very good quality
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 01:18:11 AM
very well done. I hope you share how you did this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2011 12:32:41 AM
Brilliant, colours, top 5. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/17/2017 08:23:17 PM EST.