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Too Much of a Good Thing!
Too Much of a Good Thing!

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Challenge: Stranger In A Strange Land (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: at home
Date: Jan 5, 2003
Aperture: 8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1.3
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2003

I had to drink a lot of warm beer to get this shot.

Place: 18 out of 67
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01/15/2003 01:04:31 PM
~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~

Composition (content)

Very good idea. At first sight I wondered how big the glass must be and how much beer it must have contained, but fortunately it is only a 50ml bottle. :)

The way the colors work here are great. From yellow to orange (beer), to orange-red (whiskey with a beer filter) to a similar yellow as the background on the letters of the JD bottle. Good choice of background, it balances out well and it doesn't ruin the color of the beer.

I think the handle would have done a better job in the compostion if it was at an angle so that you can look trough it. Doesn't have to be at 90 degrees of course, preferably less.

I would never ever have thought of the condensation on the glass that is missing, without your comment about the warm beer. Good thinking and I'll keep it in mind as well.

The position of the bottle in the glass is excellent, not head on, but slightly turned to the left. The pattern in the foot of the mug works well with it. The bubbles on the bottle and at the bottom have a very cool effect.

There is a bit of reflection on the glass. Could perhaps be taken away with a totally dark background behind the photographers back.

As said, good choice, works well. The balance between the right and left is a bit off. Perhaps a reflector or less strong light from the right side could fill that (shadow) in. More important when you turn the handle more towards us, it will create a harder shadow.

Camera Work (Technical)
Good depth of focus, good focus, sharpness ok, exposure is excellent. Colours look very good.

Digital Processing (technical)
I don't think that the lower letters have sharpening artifacts, it is more bubbles that pass that part of the bottle. No futher comments.

My opinion
Very good, creative and well executed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2003 04:01:35 PM
very nice work.. I think the yellow background on this image was an excellent choice. It nicely compliments the color of the beer without being overpowering... excellent work :) = 9 - setzler
01/09/2003 09:30:38 AM
This one is technically perfect. No flares or burned reflections on glass; dead on focus and atractive colour management. Although one type of alcohol is no real stranger to the other, it surely looks strange to me. Have you tried this with a black background? Great shot.
01/07/2003 08:44:28 PM
Mmmmm. Looks like a good mix.
01/07/2003 08:04:28 PM
Great idea for this challenge, very nice photo. 9
01/07/2003 01:15:54 PM
Good photo.
01/06/2003 08:17:29 PM
LOL. I can relate to this. Normally I give bonus points for using Jack Daniels but I've seen far too much of the stuff recently ; )
I'm not sure about the positioning of the handle - it may have been better hidden (as well as it could be) behind the glass and if I'm being picky there's some stray reflections.
Having said that, I really do like the shot and the idea. Great work.
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01/06/2003 07:17:49 PM
Neat shot, but isn't this a bottled boilermaker? (Challenge question) Well taken, good framing, lighting, technically a fine shot. 7 Swash
01/06/2003 01:14:40 PM
Not sure of the stranger in strange land perspective of this as people have shots in beer all the time. Still, this is one of my top 10 shots this week. Nicely done.
01/06/2003 10:53:01 AM
Love the yellow background. Perhaps a tad over-sharpened - the lettering on the bottle gets rather pixelly towards the bottom.
01/06/2003 05:39:48 AM
Very clever idea. Colours stand out and captures the eye. Excellent work :) 10
01/06/2003 04:37:34 AM
This is a great concept. I think I would have used a different colour background or maybe a lighter yellow... not sure. Good work!
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