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Challenge: Absolut Advertisement II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Date: Jun 21, 2011
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Action, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2011

Slogan: No matter how hard the condition is, it will try its best to fulfill your needs.

Score chart: Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_959329.jpg
The amazing thing is all top tens were infected by 1's. For those who strategically voted “1”s on your guessed ribbon contenders, how much time did you spend on “keep voting”? And how many times did you successfully reverse anything? Do you think it worth spending time on doing it instead of spending time on learning how to make a winning photo? Time is money; you got to consider your investment.

I paid $300 and signed a contract with Brian who designed and made the major hardware for me. I then purchased other hardware from stores and did the assembly and lighting setup. In the contract I agreed not to reveal the confidential information to general public, in order to protect his business.

Thank you so much for the votes and comments!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 63
Avg (all users): 8.2394
Avg (commenters): 9.1176
Avg (participants): 7.7826
Avg (non-participants): 8.3653
Views since voting: 8555
Views during voting: 584
Votes: 213
Comments: 108
Favorites: 27 (view)


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10/08/2011 07:12:22 PM
I now know how you did this. Cloning out objects isn't legal but I haven't read the rules lately and maybe they changed.

Can you correct the link in your image details please. Thanks.

ETA. You're cheating gravity William and that takes some trickery to achieve.

Message edited by author 2011-10-08 19:14:43.
10/02/2011 05:01:44 AM
Found myself back at this image today somehow. At the time, I gave it a 9 - my highest vote of the challenge. I only gave out 1 other 9 which was to the red ribbon winner. Comparing the two again, I realise I probably should have given this a 10. Not sure that my brain at the time quite grasped the mind-boggling aspect of this image. A very worthy blue winner.
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07/09/2011 02:00:33 PM
Sorry for all the crazies commenting on here... what you do in tracking your score, and how you took this- paying for the setup or not- is your business. You shared because you were bound to be flooded with questions.

The best thing I can say is to ignore them, this is an amazing shot and well deserved blue - end of story.
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07/09/2011 01:44:30 PM
WoW!!! All this rant is just CRAZY!!!!!

So I clicked on the link and it took me nowhere. I have figured out that 21.gif william88 improperly put it in like it was a link to a website but if you look at the top-bar it looks like it is an email address. For those of you who clicked the link expecting it to go to a website you might want to try just using your own email and email Brian at brian168@gmail.com

Some have figured that out already since they said they emailed brian. So for the rest of you that's the problem. It's an email address not a website link.

Edit to add...

Beautiful and intriguing image. Congratulations on the win.... However brian did it for you.

Message edited by author 2011-07-09 13:45:20.
07/07/2011 06:36:38 PM
Originally posted by keegbow:

Originally posted by william88:


“resort to breaking the rules”?? There are so many DQ owners in dpc and I think “mistakenly broke the rules” is a better phrase for them. People didn’t read the rules carefully or just didn’t understand some of the rules are the real reason of breaking the rules. But why should you care about that? All top 5 photos are required to submit the proof and the SCs have done their jobs thoroughly so you know DQ = no ribbon.

I agree most people are DQ for mistakenly breaking the rules and they generally learn by those mistakes. But both you and 21.gif HighNooner have been DQ for repeated offenses usually for similar reasons, plenty has been said regarding this in the forums I will leave it up to others to form an opinion.
Originally posted by william88:


Now if you compare “mistakenly broke the rules” to “strategically voted 1’s on your guessed ribbon contenders”, which one do you think is committed to criminal mind? And which one do you think would actually hurt people?

Neither are criminal and both are breaking the rules and hurt the users of the site.
Originally posted by william88:


You rarely post negative comment or against any person on dpc. But as soon as you see my “awareness raising chart”, you started your opposite opinions here. Why? Panic?

I have no reason to panic my integrity is not in question here. Yes I did react to your chart as it gave my an insight to your thought process and it alarmed me that you take this ribbon chase so serious! I'm no doctor but I would assume it would almost be unhealthy for the mind to let it bother you so much.... hence my remark for you to "chill"
Originally posted by william88:


In HighNooner’s reply to Debbi, he didn’t even mention your name and he didn’t use any strong word. Why should those question marks cause your motivation to write something against him, Debbi? Oh, I am sorry, just typo.

When I have an opinion on a subject sometimes I like to express it. Like I tried to express in my original post here.....all this rant is tainting such a lovely image.


Look how unscientific you are. You didn’t even check my DQ history, right? NONE of my DQ was repeated mistake! Go check it.
Even if somebody suffered memory-lose and made the same mistake again, he/she didn’t hurt you at all and is none of your business.
Your logic is kind of strange, whenever a DQ announced, you benefit from it by advancing one place. Why should you mind other people’s DQs? You just can not control your madness and have to find an excuse to offensively attack here.

My healthy “thought process” was clearly documented right under the chart’s thumbnail. My original purpose was to give an advice like “you got to consider your investment”. I don’t see why this advice made you so mad. As we can see, you never been so offensive or mad before my chart was posted. Other people like to argue regularly in the forum. But arguing was not your hobby at all until you see my “awareness raising chart”. Hey, I think it’s too late for you to explain your behavior, because history is there permanently. People can just check all your comments in your profile.
07/07/2011 03:42:56 PM
Originally posted by william88:


“resort to breaking the rules”?? There are so many DQ owners in dpc and I think “mistakenly broke the rules” is a better phrase for them. People didn’t read the rules carefully or just didn’t understand some of the rules are the real reason of breaking the rules. But why should you care about that? All top 5 photos are required to submit the proof and the SCs have done their jobs thoroughly so you know DQ = no ribbon.

I agree most people are DQ for mistakenly breaking the rules and they generally learn by those mistakes. But both you and 21.gif HighNooner have been DQ for repeated offenses usually for similar reasons, plenty has been said regarding this in the forums I will leave it up to others to form an opinion.
Originally posted by william88:


Now if you compare “mistakenly broke the rules” to “strategically voted 1’s on your guessed ribbon contenders”, which one do you think is committed to criminal mind? And which one do you think would actually hurt people?

Neither are criminal and both are breaking the rules and hurt the users of the site.
Originally posted by william88:


You rarely post negative comment or against any person on dpc. But as soon as you see my “awareness raising chart”, you started your opposite opinions here. Why? Panic?

I have no reason to panic my integrity is not in question here. Yes I did react to your chart as it gave my an insight to your thought process and it alarmed me that you take this ribbon chase so serious! I'm no doctor but I would assume it would almost be unhealthy for the mind to let it bother you so much.... hence my remark for you to "chill"
Originally posted by william88:


In HighNooner’s reply to Debbi, he didn’t even mention your name and he didn’t use any strong word. Why should those question marks cause your motivation to write something against him, Debbi? Oh, I am sorry, just typo.

When I have an opinion on a subject sometimes I like to express it. Like I tried to express in my original post here.....all this rant is tainting such a lovely image.
07/07/2011 12:56:47 PM
Originally posted by keegbow:

Originally posted by HighNooner:

Originally posted by Debbi:

I never saw anyone on this forum NEED to win a digital (worthless) blue ribbon as bad as you. Just paying someone for the setup should disqualify you, but you were only honest about it I guess.

Yes, it is fantastic, but not really yours in my opinion (which is just as worthless as your worthless digital blue ribbon). The rant is because you want folks here to beg you for the setup. You don't really care about Brian Mumford. If you did you would have said something before folks asked how you did it. You could have praised him in the beginning and put a link to his website. Not to a link that doesn't work.

What a waste of time making the graphic. What does it prove? How small you really are!


I do not drink, I am against Alcohol intake, advertisement and make, and I DID NOT vote on this challenge, but this is a great photo.
I asked myself 31_F.gif Debbi, after I read your post : Why would she have so much anger against the desire and urge to compete, win and make exceptional work? And why does she compete here if she does not have some, just a little some, desire to win, at least once? Because she , you Debbi, if you do not have that urge you are better of posting your photos on flicker or facebook where you do not have to worry about guys seeking excellence in something the love doing, and are willing to pay money and spend dear time perfecting, and even then when people all people publish on non-competition sites that means they seek appreciation and acknowledgement in a way or another.
So, so much for 21.gif william88 wanting to win so bad because you and I and the rest want to win, not as much, more or less, agreed; but with the varying desire in individuals to win comes the ability and dedication which too may vary between individuals.

I travel 300 - 5000km to take a photo spending way more the the $300 dollars spent on making such a wonderful photo, we do this because we love photography; people do spend money and time on their hobbies.

I do not want to be a judge or make ruling here, but I think you will change to the better if you make one win and get a ribbon. I do not want to come stronger than I should, but answer me this: Do you like to win just once?


You see 21.gif HighNooner some people take the winning thing way too far, it's like all competition, it can bring out the best and worst in people.

Some people here resort to breaking the rules to win a virtual ribbon.....just looking at your profile I notice we have entered a similar amount of challenges but I have never been Disqualified for an entry which is something you can't say.

You and William have both been disqualified for breaking the rules......maybe its time to think about if winning at ALL cost is that important?


“resort to breaking the rules”?? There are so many DQ owners in dpc and I think “mistakenly broke the rules” is a better phrase for them. People didn’t read the rules carefully or just didn’t understand some of the rules are the real reason of breaking the rules. But why should you care about that? All top 5 photos are required to submit the proof and the SCs have done their jobs thoroughly so you know DQ = no ribbon.

Now if you compare “mistakenly broke the rules” to “strategically voted 1’s on your guessed ribbon contenders”, which one do you think is committed to criminal mind? And which one do you think would actually hurt people?
You rarely post negative comment or against any person on dpc. But as soon as you see my “awareness raising chart”, you started your opposite opinions here. Why? Panic?
In HighNooner’s reply to Debbi, he didn’t even mention your name and he didn’t use any strong word. Why should those question marks cause your motivation to write something against him, Debbi? Oh, I am sorry, just typo.
07/07/2011 06:53:34 AM
Originally posted by HighNooner:

Originally posted by Debbi:

I never saw anyone on this forum NEED to win a digital (worthless) blue ribbon as bad as you. Just paying someone for the setup should disqualify you, but you were only honest about it I guess.

Yes, it is fantastic, but not really yours in my opinion (which is just as worthless as your worthless digital blue ribbon). The rant is because you want folks here to beg you for the setup. You don't really care about Brian Mumford. If you did you would have said something before folks asked how you did it. You could have praised him in the beginning and put a link to his website. Not to a link that doesn't work.

What a waste of time making the graphic. What does it prove? How small you really are!


I do not drink, I am against Alcohol intake, advertisement and make, and I DID NOT vote on this challenge, but this is a great photo.
I asked myself 31_F.gif Debbi, after I read your post : Why would she have so much anger against the desire and urge to compete, win and make exceptional work? And why does she compete here if she does not have some, just a little some, desire to win, at least once? Because she , you Debbi, if you do not have that urge you are better of posting your photos on flicker or facebook where you do not have to worry about guys seeking excellence in something the love doing, and are willing to pay money and spend dear time perfecting, and even then when people all people publish on non-competition sites that means they seek appreciation and acknowledgement in a way or another.
So, so much for 21.gif william88 wanting to win so bad because you and I and the rest want to win, not as much, more or less, agreed; but with the varying desire in individuals to win comes the ability and dedication which too may vary between individuals.

I travel 300 - 5000km to take a photo spending way more the the $300 dollars spent on making such a wonderful photo, we do this because we love photography; people do spend money and time on their hobbies.

I do not want to be a judge or make ruling here, but I think you will change to the better if you make one win and get a ribbon. I do not want to come stronger than I should, but answer me this: Do you like to win just once?


You see 21.gif HighNooner some people take the winning thing way too far, it's like all competition, it can bring out the best and worst in people.

Some people here resort to breaking the rules to win a virtual ribbon.....just looking at your profile I notice we have entered a similar amount of challenges but I have never been Disqualified for an entry which is something you can't say.

You and William have both been disqualified for breaking the rules......maybe its time to think about if winning at ALL cost is that important?
07/06/2011 04:51:05 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

I never saw anyone on this forum NEED to win a digital (worthless) blue ribbon as bad as you. Just paying someone for the setup should disqualify you, but you were only honest about it I guess.

Yes, it is fantastic, but not really yours in my opinion (which is just as worthless as your worthless digital blue ribbon). The rant is because you want folks here to beg you for the setup. You don't really care about Brian Mumford. If you did you would have said something before folks asked how you did it. You could have praised him in the beginning and put a link to his website. Not to a link that doesn't work.

What a waste of time making the graphic. What does it prove? How small you really are!


I do not drink, I am against Alcohol intake, advertisement and make, and I DID NOT vote on this challenge, but this is a great photo.
I asked myself 31_F.gif Debbi, after I read your post : Why would she have so much anger against the desire and urge to compete, win and make exceptional work? And why does she compete here if she does not have some, just a little some, desire to win, at least once? Because she , you Debbi, if you do not have that urge you are better of posting your photos on flicker or facebook where you do not have to worry about guys seeking excellence in something the love doing, and are willing to pay money and spend dear time perfecting, and even then when people all people publish on non-competition sites that means they seek appreciation and acknowledgement in a way or another.
So, so much for 21.gif william88 wanting to win so bad because you and I and the rest want to win, not as much, more or less, agreed; but with the varying desire in individuals to win comes the ability and dedication which too may vary between individuals.

I travel 300 - 5000km to take a photo spending way more the the $300 dollars spent on making such a wonderful photo, we do this because we love photography; people do spend money and time on their hobbies.

I do not want to be a judge or make ruling here, but I think you will change to the better if you make one win and get a ribbon. I do not want to come stronger than I should, but answer me this: Do you like to win just once?

07/06/2011 02:27:53 PM
Originally posted by Debbi:

I never saw anyone on this forum NEED to win a digital (worthless) blue ribbon as bad as you. Just paying someone for the setup should disqualify you, but you were only honest about it I guess.

Yes, it is fantastic, but not really yours in my opinion (which is just as worthless as your worthless digital blue ribbon). The rant is because you want folks here to beg you for the setup. You don't really care about Brian Mumford. If you did you would have said something before folks asked how you did it. You could have praised him in the beginning and put a link to his website. Not to a link that doesn't work.

What a waste of time making the graphic. What does it prove? How small you really are!


1. Avg Vote Cast: 4.4225. Why don’t you continue your strategy? Look how dirty your initial conspiracy was. No matter how much I wanted to win, I used my photography skills instead of your conspiracy.

2. I didn’t pay for the setup, please upgrade your reading glasses.

3. How did your brain compile the word Mumford which is nothing to do with my contracted Brian? Please upgrade your firmware, if possible.

4. Don’t you know this page is accessible by non-registered people? Of course my contracted Brian had read this page and verified the “conditional working hyperlink”. He wants to keep the way it works right now for his own purpose which only intelligent people know why. Especially after he read your comment and received messages from other noble dpc members.

5. Now how did your brain compile “his website” which never been exist?

6. You are totally conflicting yourself. I don’t want anybody to beg for the hint at all. Let’s see an example, if you revealed all the tricks of a magician, he will be out of business and he will hate you and next time he will not help you anymore. So why should I breach the contract and let people beg for the hint if you said that I want to win so badly? His future help is more likely to fulfill your hypothetic "badly wish to win in my mind". Remember, the voting system is fully anonymous here.

7. The real cause of the rant was my “awareness-raising chart”. It enraged oldbimmercoupe (Avg Vote Cast was 4.9787, now 5.0006), dan_d (Avg Vote Cast: 4.9457 now), and Debbi (Avg Vote Cast: 4.4225 now)

8. It’s my freedom to pay anyone who can provide useful equipments to me. It’s none of your business. Remember, your 5D Mark II is more expensive than my 7D.

9. It’s my freedom to use any helpful tools to track my own score and make my own chart. It’s none of your business. The excel workbook had been available on dpc for years; many people downloaded and used it to save their time of clicking update button.

07/06/2011 10:23:10 AM
Originally posted by Debbi:

I never saw anyone on this forum NEED to win a digital (worthless) blue ribbon as bad as you. Just paying someone for the setup should disqualify you, but you were only honest about it I guess.

Yes, it is fantastic, but not really yours in my opinion (which is just as worthless as your worthless digital blue ribbon). The rant is because you want folks here to beg you for the setup. You don't really care about Brian Mumford. If you did you would have said something before folks asked how you did it. You could have praised him in the beginning and put a link to his website. Not to a link that doesn't work.

What a waste of time making the graphic. What does it prove? How small you really are!


Thank you for saying what a lot of people were thinking :)
07/04/2011 08:59:51 PM
I never saw anyone on this forum NEED to win a digital (worthless) blue ribbon as bad as you. Just paying someone for the setup should disqualify you, but you were only honest about it I guess.

Yes, it is fantastic, but not really yours in my opinion (which is just as worthless as your worthless digital blue ribbon). The rant is because you want folks here to beg you for the setup. You don't really care about Brian Mumford. If you did you would have said something before folks asked how you did it. You could have praised him in the beginning and put a link to his website. Not to a link that doesn't work.

What a waste of time making the graphic. What does it prove? How small you really are!
07/04/2011 04:42:08 PM
great image....shame that it is now tainted with all this rant.
07/04/2011 02:57:40 PM
lol, i haven't looked at my profile in a while! :)

Thanks for pointing out the irony of my voting average also being a shade below 5, just like the OP :p I wish you had actually posted it for all to see, would have saved me the trouble! Yes, I've never entered in a challenge. Big whoop... Trust me, I'm so ashamed I'm crying my eyes out over here :-/ I joined because I enjoy seeing the technical and artistic talents of the challenge entries, which I may occasionally try to emulate in my own photography. Besides, I'm critical enough of my own pics so I don't feel the need to get 3rd party validation of them

As for your response, you're absolutely right about the 5.5 thing since we can't vote 0. On the other hand, my policy is to only vote 10 if there is literally no better entry IMO, therefore lending itself to only having 1 per challenge. In that case, one 10 out of the hundred's of challenge entries isn't likely to skew the average much, so maybe closer to 5.05 i suppose; my teacher isn't around to do the math for me... Crap, guess i'm a jerk for voting .1 below average. My heartfelt apologies go out to all the awesome pics I voted 1 on just to get my entry further up the list. Oh, wait... nvrmnd :-S

I agree that awareness-raising activities are beneficial from time to time, but there's a fine line between raising awareness and raising a stink that overshadows the message...

Feel free to keep responding with your insightful profile analyses; I'd be willing to play more math games with you but you'd most certainly win given that my math abilities are on par with my photography skills: just "average"

Dan

Originally posted by william88:



WOW! WOW! everybody, dan_d's profile is even more interesting!

Friendly hint to dan_d: The average of 1 to 10 is 5.5, NOT 5. Ask your math teacher.

BTW, the awareness raising activities are always helpful so the real world has been improved from time to time.

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Edited to remove the unnecessary quoted text

Message edited by author 2011-07-04 14:58:51.
07/04/2011 10:59:59 AM
Originally posted by dan_d:

Originally posted by william88:


Wow! your profile tells why you are mad at my screed and awareness-raising chart:
Votes Cast: 20,810
Avg Vote Cast: 4.9787


Actually, that profile is exactly what everyone's voter profile should look like: lots of votes, averaging out to exactly "average". Why would you expect anything else? 'Average' by definition means 'middle' (i know, 'median' probably qualifies better for that definition, but no need to get all jumpy with semantics...) so why would an average of over 20000 votes not be very near 5? I'm sure with that many votes this person has seen his fair share of crap as well as exceptional pics such as this one, so why are you trying to detract from his (very valid) criticism by character assassination?

Besides, you know this shot is exceptional, I know it, everyone who sees it knows it, so who gives a hit what random internet trolls vote or why? From the info on your website, i'd say your old enough to know that the real world just operates in stupid ways whether you like it or not... better just to roll with it and move on

DD


WOW! WOW! everybody, dan_d's profile is even more interesting!

Friendly hint to dan_d: The average of 1 to 10 is 5.5, NOT 5. Ask your math teacher.

BTW, the awareness raising activities are always helpful so the real world has been improved from time to time.

07/04/2011 09:27:10 AM
Originally posted by william88:


Wow! your profile tells why you are mad at my screed and awareness-raising chart:
Votes Cast: 20,810
Avg Vote Cast: 4.9787


Actually, that profile is exactly what everyone's voter profile should look like: lots of votes, averaging out to exactly "average". Why would you expect anything else? 'Average' by definition means 'middle' (i know, 'median' probably qualifies better for that definition, but no need to get all jumpy with semantics...) so why would an average of over 20000 votes not be very near 5? I'm sure with that many votes this person has seen his fair share of crap as well as exceptional pics such as this one, so why are you trying to detract from his (very valid) criticism by character assassination?

Besides, you know this shot is exceptional, I know it, everyone who sees it knows it, so who gives a hit what random internet trolls vote or why? From the info on your website, i'd say your old enough to know that the real world just operates in stupid ways whether you like it or not... better just to roll with it and move on

DD
07/02/2011 04:36:09 AM
Hitting a new PB at your stage in life is ridiculous... Excellent my friend
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07/01/2011 12:13:14 PM
Originally posted by oldbimmercoupe:

a blue ribbon for "poor winner" worst screed Ive read here in years. your budget and anal retentive charts pretty much says it all. congratulations on your fine whine, er, win.

totally detracts from the heartfelt story of brian.

Wow! your profile tells why you are mad at my screed and awareness-raising chart:
Votes Cast: 20,810
Avg Vote Cast: 4.9787

Message edited by author 2011-07-01 12:17:34.
07/01/2011 10:11:17 AM
a blue ribbon for "poor winner" worst screed Ive read here in years. your budget and anal retentive charts pretty much says it all. congratulations on your fine whine, er, win.

totally detracts from the heartfelt story of brian.
06/30/2011 11:51:12 PM
Originally posted by markyxxx:

congratulations..........are you talking bout Brian Mumford?

No
06/30/2011 11:08:48 PM
congratulations..........are you talking bout Brian Mumford?
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06/30/2011 09:37:23 PM
Congratulations, William. The combination of creativity, skill and dedication has rewarded you well.
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06/30/2011 05:15:58 PM
Nice work!
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06/30/2011 02:00:06 PM
Totally awesome image William! Excellent work even without the flying water stream. Lighting, clarity, etc. are outstanding. Huge congrats on the blue!
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06/30/2011 01:33:49 AM
On the voting process: those who voted 4 and below for an image like this are the ones who try to compete and not excel--and it's very sad to see that there are(supposedly artistic)people here who have such a mentality. This is a self-destructive behavior--and unfortunately the people who are doing it have no clue what that means (a total self-centered 'blind spot' as a result of no self-analysis or lacking the ability to do it).

Another point demonstrated by this case(this image blue-ribboned regardless of the 1 and 2 marks)is that it's absolutely fruitless, pointless, and nonsensical. So it's self-degradation for no gain--another way to say, it's absurdity.

So . . . moving forward, if we all could excel and stop the self-destructive voting, the world will be a better place--and more precisely DPC will be a better world of enriching challenges.

I know, I know . . . that sounds like idealistic (the world will always have its crazies, nuts, and cheaters), but we can start small, somewhere, so why not here?
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06/30/2011 12:49:10 AM
I appreciate your loyalty to "Brian", but if you want him to stay solvent, you should update that linky to him so it goes somewhere (in case others want to take advantage of his Ribbon Deal). I've clicked on it several times, hoping it wasn't just my internet connection. :)
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06/29/2011 11:15:47 PM
Well ... that is just TOTALLY insane. I can't get my chin off the desk!

What a (insert a string of expletives here) AMAZING image!

me
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06/29/2011 08:01:55 PM
I told you this was going to ribbon!!
Congratulations!!!
Just sent an email to Brian asking about the how-to... ;-)
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06/29/2011 07:04:21 PM
Have you ever encountered any multiple-choice in your school exam yet? No wonder you name yourself one2one. I bet "win a ribbon" was not his single purpose of paying $300.

Originally posted by one2one:

You scare me with your obsessive behaviour about votes and scoring. Paying 300 dollars to win a ribbon is also obsessive and kind of strange. All for the glory I guess.....

Your shot is well done but I do not want to know how it was done because for me, this is a hobby that gives me much pleasure and if I were to go all out as you did here I wouldn't be enjoying myself, it would become tedious and resemble working for a company just like a regular job.

To each his own.....

Oh and congratulations on a blue ribbon.....
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06/29/2011 06:52:24 PM
Unbelievable! Congratulations on amazing score! too bad I didn't vote on this, have to give up the hint.
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06/29/2011 04:25:41 PM
I just finished doing a straight product shot on a vodka bottle and that was tough enough. This is an incredible shot and I can't imagine anyone voting less than a 9 regardless of their envy factor. This would get a major ad payday in anyone's bag of tricks. I don't care what app, or program you used, it's a fantastict concept, shot and editing job... well done, you deserve 1st. place on this!!!
Frank
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06/29/2011 04:25:00 PM
Fantastic picture. I didn't vote this round, but I would have given it a ten. After reading how much you spent on the set up, I think I may know how you did it (or at least another way it could be done.) Very creative. Congrats.
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06/29/2011 04:18:30 PM
Thought quite a bit, and still can't figure out how I would do such a shot...

Congratulations on a stellar score! This amazing shot deserves it.
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06/29/2011 03:10:20 PM
I have a couple ideas how this could be done, but I need to ask one question first - was anything cloned out?
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06/29/2011 02:45:42 PM
I'm speechless as usual and in awe of your work. Congratulations once again also on the 63 tens. Its gotta be a record of some kind?
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06/29/2011 02:33:30 PM
Originally posted by one2one:

A hobby that gives me much pleasure and if I were to go all out as you did here I wouldn't be enjoying myself, it would become tedious and resemble working for a company just like a regular job.

To each his own.....


Yes, but not too different (well, a little different!) than folks heading out in the pre-dawn hours for great landscape light, or wandering the streets, sitting and waiting, etc. In fact, my non-photography friends would express the same point as you when asking me about long exposures and having "nothing to do" for 15 minutes or so.

Whatever stimulates his mind for photography is fine by me. No comment on the score tracking! ;)
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06/29/2011 02:26:02 PM
I didn't vote this challenge, but I would have given you an 11 to make sure the score didn't drop. Will that qualify me for a hint?

The process of searching to solve the puzzle makes this image interesting.
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06/29/2011 02:25:42 PM
I was going to ding you for some sensor dust, until I realized it was my monitor...

LOL! Congrats on a most outstanding image, in every sense of the word. Most deserving.
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06/29/2011 02:25:06 PM
You scare me with your obsessive behaviour about votes and scoring. Paying 300 dollars to win a ribbon is also obsessive and kind of strange. All for the glory I guess.....

Your shot is well done but I do not want to know how it was done because for me, this is a hobby that gives me much pleasure and if I were to go all out as you did here I wouldn't be enjoying myself, it would become tedious and resemble working for a company just like a regular job.

To each his own.....

Oh and congratulations on a blue ribbon.....
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06/29/2011 01:35:52 PM
Wow! You're really into DPC! I thought I was over the top! LOL!

$300 and all of that score tracking time for one image?! WOW!

Fabulously intriguing... fascinating... I could look at it many more times than I already have and still be in awe at the setup.

Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/29/2011 12:51:34 PM
Way Cool!!!!....Congrats on the new PB.
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06/29/2011 11:55:57 AM
Wow a new PB! Congrats on a shot that I have no clue how you did it!
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06/29/2011 11:25:41 AM
Congratulations,it had to be .
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06/29/2011 11:23:30 AM
Congratulations on this is a mind boggling shot. Part of the fun is trying to figure out how this was done.
Cheers! :)
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06/29/2011 10:56:20 AM
This is awesome stuff. And I especially appreciate your comments about strategic low voting. While my work is nowhere near this in quality, I too have sat back and often wondered when fairly decent images have had unreasonably low votes.

That said, I'd be hard pressed to see why anyone would vote less than a perfect 10 on this. The only reasonable comment I see is from someone marking it down due to an extra glass (the one at the bottom).

Great job - both from technical and photographic aspect!
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06/29/2011 10:27:36 AM
This is incredible! Congrats on the blue ribbon! You deserve it for sure!
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06/29/2011 10:01:58 AM
WOW Amazing and I would of gave you a 10. Everyone should of.
Great JOB!!!! CONGRATS!!!!
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06/29/2011 09:25:18 AM
WOW!!! Awesome!!!
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06/29/2011 08:38:25 AM
Amazing and mind-boggling image. Totally mesmerizing.....
HUGE congrats on your blue ribbon and new PB, William.
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06/29/2011 08:31:06 AM
I agree with all of the previous comments; absolut(ly) stunning. Fantastic concept and vision to acheive its execution. Still cant work out exactly how it was all done...I didnt vote, but I would have given it at least 9 had I have voted! I also have it as a favourite...does that count for you to let me in on how you did it? ;)
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06/29/2011 08:14:59 AM
What a score! Brilliant
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06/29/2011 07:25:15 AM
What amazes me is not just the technicality of the shot, but the mindset to conceive it in the first place. A fantastic piece of art.
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06/29/2011 06:55:33 AM
Very clever engineering and design, impressive stuff. Took me a while to reverse-engineer it and actually figure out a way to reproduce the effect, but creating it from scratch is pure genius. Hats off!
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06/29/2011 06:08:11 AM
Whoa, 16th highest rated photo ever on DPC. Fabulous shot and very well deserved ribbon. Incredible work.
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06/29/2011 05:55:23 AM
Well, I gave it a 10. PM me with your magic clues. :)
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06/29/2011 03:54:03 AM
Another PB?!! This is madness! Well freaking done man, awesome shot!
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06/29/2011 03:47:40 AM
Couldn't wait to find out who this was. It's brilliant. Congrats on the mega score. (I reckon the bottle is pressurised and that's a little tube bending backwards out of the top.)
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06/29/2011 02:48:23 AM
i was right...first place..well deserved its brilliant.
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06/29/2011 02:45:08 AM
Originally posted by ozerad:

Where is the frog??

You like frog? Ok, you may see the frog jump toward the cup in my next entry, if I can find him.
06/29/2011 01:18:08 AM
Well done...Congrats.
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06/29/2011 12:24:45 AM
ok, I think I got it William. There's a small hose low and left just off camera
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06/29/2011 12:19:09 AM
Wonderful shot !
Is it possible to know how you did that ?
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06/29/2011 12:19:09 AM
LOL...I didn't vote but this is freaking amazing ! How did you do this?

I wouldn't be surprised if the company wanted to buy the rights to this.

Message edited by author 2011-06-29 00:20:35.
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06/29/2011 12:17:51 AM
Yeah William, inquiring minds want to know
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06/29/2011 12:16:02 AM
I knew it! Whatta score! Congrats! Now show us how you did it.
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06/29/2011 12:14:22 AM
Where is the frog??
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06/29/2011 12:13:59 AM
Wow... after all these years, you took out your personal best twice in a month- an inspiring performance! Congrats!
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06/29/2011 12:06:48 AM
63 10s! DAYUM!

I knew this would win, congrats!
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06/29/2011 12:01:53 AM
Ok. You won. LOL! Now. Tell all.

Oh... and CONGRATULATIONS on the BLUE amongst so many great images!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2011 11:30:04 PM
I love the anti- gravity feel of this image. It feels like Absolut in Space... Very innovative & I look forward to reading about how you got this shot!
06/28/2011 08:55:37 PM
How TOTALLY ...err... Absolut®ly cool!!


I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
06/28/2011 06:19:58 PM
Oh yeah, there's another ribbon!
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06/28/2011 04:50:40 PM
Just can't see how it has been done. Anyway really amazing work
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06/28/2011 01:17:22 AM
This does my head in trying to work out how this was done. It is brillant only one score fore this!
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06/27/2011 04:38:59 PM
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06/27/2011 07:28:17 AM
ribbon ;)
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06/26/2011 08:53:38 PM
Absolutely impossible! Amazing! The Best! (and I don't drink vodka...) What else can I say about it?!!
06/26/2011 02:52:59 PM
Wow... I think I've got this all figured out, but can't wait to hear the details! 10!
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06/26/2011 01:50:07 PM
I am not really quite sure how you managed to pull this off but this is really amazing. 10
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06/25/2011 05:46:33 PM
This is the winner! Lighting is perfect and I'm dying to know how you did this!!!!

I keep coming back to this to try and figure it out. My best guess is that you have a very strong fan blowing on the bottle and that is forcing the water that is pouring out of the bottle to be blown back.
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06/25/2011 11:15:02 AM
Certainly in my top 5,not sure how this was done.
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06/24/2011 06:57:15 PM
first place...its fantastic,i can see this being in any magazine or on an advertisment board.brilliant 10/10
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06/24/2011 02:36:46 PM
I am just SO curious to find out how you did this! So awesome looking. Ribbon contender, for sure.
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06/24/2011 02:25:30 AM
No idea how you achieved this, but it's brilliant. 10
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06/23/2011 10:07:56 PM
high score from me cause i have no idea how you pulled off this shot within the rules!
06/23/2011 08:35:48 PM
Absolut viscous!
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06/23/2011 06:31:35 PM
I hope this ribbons.
Must've needed some awesome co-ordination to pull this off! I'd love to see your setup for this.
06/23/2011 06:29:28 PM
Absolutely clever image. My eye starts at the bottle and travels with the stream to the glass. I think the image could do without the second bottom glass, but it appears it might have been necessary to make the image. The image of the bottle is almost flawless (with the exception of some fogginess and a bit of yellow at the bottle's opening) and I love the droplets everywhere. Great job! I'm still a bit perplexed at how you did it.
06/23/2011 03:36:41 PM
I am definitely interested in learning how this was done! Nice, clear capture as well.
06/23/2011 01:39:52 PM
Great shot. Just curious as to how you did this... lol. i dont like to think this much when I relax to vote on images 9
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06/23/2011 11:07:14 AM
this is could be an add, i'd get hold of them if i were you. blue ribbon
06/23/2011 06:48:50 AM
Absolut-ly mind boggling... Haven't sorted out how you did this. Awesome pic, deserves a 10.
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06/23/2011 02:46:51 AM
10, and i would say front page. High degree of difficulty here, well done.
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06/22/2011 09:30:00 PM
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
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06/22/2011 07:11:43 PM
Ok, I can't figure it out! Really cool shot
06/22/2011 07:05:04 PM
I could see this ending up on the front page, I can't wait to see how it was accomplished!
06/22/2011 06:04:07 PM
What? What? Howwww?
06/22/2011 03:15:53 PM
a picture to look twice ^^
06/22/2011 12:44:56 PM
ABSOLUTE Winner!!!!!
06/22/2011 11:26:55 AM
First photo I see, wow. Signature [user]KarenFLD[/user]. I actually have no idea to how this was done. I'll probably kick myself when I find out, I hope you've left some comments in the comment box :-)
06/22/2011 10:41:36 AM
OK, you got me. The last person to do the impossible in a drinks challenge was 21.gif ekmai. Who is it this time I wonder?
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06/22/2011 09:51:19 AM
Great!! Would love to know how to do it!
PS: I gave you a 10 and a requeest for validation. (you will ribbon anyway... lets just antecipate the process) =D
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06/22/2011 08:47:19 AM
How on earth???? I bet that took some time to get that one done. Nice!!
06/22/2011 07:46:40 AM
This absolutely amazing. I hope you tell how you did this. Best in show.10
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06/22/2011 07:38:26 AM
Good work. If I was you I'd send that off to the company. You may see it on a billboard some day. There is something about the upright glass that doesnt look quite right though.
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06/22/2011 04:37:28 AM
this must have taken 100s of tries. Well done!
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06/22/2011 03:11:23 AM
Wow - I need to know how you did this.
This must get the Blue Ribbon.
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06/22/2011 01:51:06 AM
Well there's the blue, right there! I can't wait to see how this was done!
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