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09/23/2002 08:04:54 AM · #1
So my shot last week was the back-lit wineglass. The one I entered
was lit using a Canon speedlite and certainly didn't come close to
what I was trying to achieve.

So I spent a bit of time this week, making a 'proper' backlight,
from a $20 walmart worklight (500W!) and a shoebox, with the bottom
cut out, and an old sheet stretched over it. With some black card
covering the middle section, this then gave me the slit backlight I
was looking for and I now wish I could have submitted this version of my
wineglass (same glass, previous wine had been drunk :) )

<img border=0 src="//cakili.image.pbase.com/image/5030125.jpg]

I'd love to hear comments or opinions on this one.
09/23/2002 08:08:02 AM · #2
Much more effective, Gordon. Well done.
09/23/2002 08:45:03 AM · #3
very nice gordon....
you wanna add that lighting technique to the lighting tutorials?

09/23/2002 08:57:24 AM · #4
Originally posted by Karen Bryan:
very nice gordon....
you wanna add that lighting technique to the lighting tutorials?



no no no, it's mine mine all MiNNEEE!!

Well, maybe not - here is what it looks like

<img border=0 src="//www.pbase.com/image/5030361.jpg]


Hi-tech huh ?
09/23/2002 09:04:11 AM · #5
That second shot is certainly effective at meeting the challenge, but I think I still "like" your original submission a bit better. Love your set-up shot...maybe we should have a challenge for best "The Making Of..." photo, or a split-frame where we have a challenge photo and one of its set-up sharing the space...
09/23/2002 09:07:18 AM · #6
Gordon,
I envy you guys with the endless imaginations.
Autool
09/23/2002 09:39:06 AM · #7
Picture and set up: supper!
09/23/2002 09:58:02 AM · #8
Gordon,

I love your retake much, much better. Several reasons:

1) While still abstract, I know what I'm looking at.
2) The color of the wine really show through this time.
3) There's a lot more contrast between the dark areas of the image and the areas that are lit up-- in this one the negative space really does a great job of emphasizing your subject.
4 The image is so smooth, I could easily imagine seeing this all glossy as a full-page wine ad in GQ or the like.
09/23/2002 10:23:25 AM · #9
Gordon,that definitaly would have been my favorite.
I like the colors a lot and the compostion is superb.
09/23/2002 10:26:28 AM · #10
Gordon,

Great picture and brilliant set-up... and a good use of 'Principles of Neural Science' :-)

Marc
09/23/2002 10:26:39 AM · #11
Originally posted by sohr:
Gordon,

I love your retake much, much better. Several reasons:

1) While still abstract, I know what I'm looking at.
2) The color of the wine really show through this time.
3) There's a lot more contrast between the dark areas of the image and the areas that are lit up-- in this one the negative space really does a great job of emphasizing your subject.
4 The image is so smooth, I could easily imagine seeing this all glossy as a full-page wine ad in GQ or the like.


Thanks - it is a lot closer to what I had in my head - though that
originally had both sides of the glass lit up like this - I got that
to work in the end too, but still prefer this single sided version

(light on both sides, by having the black mask on the softbox in the middle,
to create two thin strips, and then position carefully :))

This version also had a bit of spot-editing done to it, to take out
a black fleck in the wine, and a small reflection from the camera, so
wouldn't be legal for entry here (and the dimensions are wrong) but
it is something I'm much happier with and I learned a whole load about
lighting trying to work it out :)


09/23/2002 10:27:18 AM · #12
Originally posted by Remie:
Gordon,that definitaly would have been my favorite.
I like the colors a lot and the compostion is superb.


Thank you - especially as you took _my_ favourite pic from the
negative space challenge. I loved cowspace.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/23/2002 10:25:42 AM.
09/23/2002 10:29:01 AM · #13
Gordon, I love this image of the wine glass. Very, very nice. I want to try it myself now. :-))

My Ourtakes
09/23/2002 10:59:31 AM · #14
Thanks for posting the set up shot, Gordon!
It really helps alot!
You are very creative! Keep up the good work! I enjoy your photos.

09/23/2002 11:25:31 AM · #15
This is an elegant photo. It can also be viewed as an abstract image.

smooth edges, good contrast, well defined shapes
I like this retake.

thanks for sharing your lighting techniques........

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09/23/2002 11:41:57 AM · #16
The retake is leaps and bounds better then your original submission! So much classier and more professional, better alignment, contrast, everything is superior!
09/23/2002 12:02:02 PM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:
That second shot is certainly effective at meeting the challenge, but I think I still "like" your original submission a bit better. Love your set-up shot...maybe we should have a challenge for best "The Making Of..." photo, or a split-frame where we have a challenge photo and one of its set-up sharing the space...

I'm really curious now - what is it you like about the first
one more than the second ? I personally feel that the second is
much better than the one before and much closer to what I was trying
to achieve, so I would be very interested if you could articulate what
you prefer about the first one.

thanks,
Gordon



* This message has been edited by the author on 9/23/2002 4:09:11 PM.
09/23/2002 05:12:31 PM · #18
Originally posted by GordonMcGregor:
Originally posted by GeneralE:
[i]That second shot is certainly effective at meeting the challenge, but I think I still "like" your original submission a bit better. Love your set-up shot...maybe we should have a challenge for best "The Making Of..." photo, or a split-frame where we have a challenge photo and one of its set-up sharing the space...


I'm really curious now - what is it you like about the first
one more than the second ? I personally feel that the second is
much better than the one before and much closer to what I was trying
to achieve, so I would be very interested if you could articulate what
you prefer about the first one.

thanks,
Gordon
[/i]

Maybe I should take this to email...
09/23/2002 06:46:30 PM · #19
Gordon,

That was a first impression made early this morning, when I am known t be not at my best. I have to go pick up my kid and go to work for a few hours, but I will go back and look at both images carefully later tonight and email you with any new thoughts...feel free to send me an email reminder if you get impatient as I sometimes feel like I'm juggling more things than Terry...
--Paul
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