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The perfect umbrella for any weather
2nd PlaceThe perfect umbrella for any weather
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Umbrella II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Nov 26, 2012
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2012

I haven't entered a studio shot for quite a while because they never turned out exactly how I wanted. I decided force myself to keep working on this one until I was happy with it. It still didn't come out exactly how I planned, but I'm very happy with the results anyway. Hopefully voters feel the same way.

Setup:
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Background, base, and both sides are white foam board. (reflections suck with glassware!)

Background lit with a Vivitar 285 with a red gel on it. It was set to 1/16 power but was still too strong, so I added a one stop ND filter on it.
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The background gradient was created with a 580 EXII (no gel) with a grid attached. Set to 1/128 power.
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Umbrella was lit from above with an SB-26 set to 1/32 power.

Martini glass contained water with a drop of food coloring. I added the water with a funnel to make sure water drips didn't show up above the water line.

I took about 100 shots before I found the configuration I liked best.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.9313
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.0833
Avg (non-participants): 7.2526
Views since voting: 1519
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 131
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
12/06/2012 01:33:45 AM
Very pretty!
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12/05/2012 10:21:17 AM
I loved this until...I read the ingredients for the drink... LOL! Still love it!
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12/05/2012 08:28:22 AM
Good work and congrats on the ribbon, I thought this might be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' KarenNfld's. Well done! Thanks too for the lighting setup details, I'm working on getting a similar setup together.
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12/05/2012 08:13:11 AM
terrific clarity and detail; congrats on the ribbon.
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12/05/2012 04:39:18 AM
Congrats.
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12/05/2012 04:03:48 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - all the more as you did a fantastic job considering it was basic editing. Your timing was spot on.
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12/05/2012 03:36:50 AM
congrats on the yellow! nice work
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12/05/2012 01:35:09 AM
Great shot. Congratulations.
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12/05/2012 01:26:56 AM
Well, you sure seemed to work out your studio difficulties. COngrats. Truly lovely image.
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12/05/2012 01:25:30 AM
Nicely done. Congrats!
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12/05/2012 01:07:34 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon.
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12/05/2012 12:02:28 AM
I wanted to do a shot with one of those umbrellas but I had no idea what to make. This is great and I love the swirl of red. Congrats on the yellow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2012 10:37:46 PM
The best of the tiny umbrella pictures. I love the color in this one
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12/04/2012 10:05:20 PM
Very nice composition and colors. I like the swirlies going on in the glass. There's something else going on above the rim of the glass that doesn't look right to me - gray and smudgy looking but very faint. 8 from me. Voted earlier.

eta I forgot this was basic and you couldn't fix the background if you wanted to. Sorry.

Message edited by author 2012-12-05 01:08:12.
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12/04/2012 04:22:03 PM
Very Nicely done, great colors, good composition....
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12/04/2012 08:17:19 AM
Great lighting and composition; one of the few set-ups that I liked.
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12/02/2012 12:07:13 PM
My fave. How cheery the umbrella seems but then there's the red liquid in the glass-a bit sinister!
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11/29/2012 02:55:18 PM
The glass is well-defined with winderful reflectins from within the photo. Compared to that beauty, the surface of the umbrella is a little dull.
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11/29/2012 12:17:19 PM
A little oversaturated but on the whole good. A title that works for the image!
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11/28/2012 02:13:02 PM
Elegantly put together.
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