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Snake Oil
Snake Oil

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Challenge: Oil II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Date: Jan 23, 2015
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2015

Is smoke becoming boring? Not to me :-)

- Bottle from an air freshener. The one with sticks.
- Found the label on the Internet, adapted to the bottle dimensions and printed. Covered the printed label with candlewax drops, then peeled off the wax and glued to the bottle. This gave the label some vintage look.
- The bottle was filled with smoke through the help of a drinking straw and some cigarettes :-)

My only regret is not choosing the label more carefully. Or at least edit it a bit prior to printing. I just saw that the work "cologne" is quite prominent and it's too late to re-shoot the whole thing. It was not easy locating an authentic looking snake oil label that fits a tall and thin bottle. Most of the ones i found on the Internet were more or less square.

The scene was lit from the top and rotated slightly towards the camera, by a speedlite in a mini softbox (23x23cm). It's my new toy :-) There is another ligh from up front, low and camera left providing some fill. Speedlite with a gridded snoot.

I hope you like it. I made a mess of the exposure around the cork, i know. If i have the time, i will correct it.

Place: 6 out of 48
Avg (all users): 6.3373
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0690
Avg (non-participants): 6.4815
Views since voting: 667
Views during voting: 170
Votes: 83
Comments: 10
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02/05/2015 05:06:16 PM
Very nice, congratulations on your top 10 image.
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02/04/2015 11:23:27 PM
Congrats on HM. Very nice composition and the hard work you have deployed. Nice work
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2015 02:24:40 PM
Nice concept and execution
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02/02/2015 09:31:37 AM
Cool old bottle, interesting to read al the uses! Nicely photographed.
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01/28/2015 07:08:17 PM
Neat idea here. Nice lighting. Good job.
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01/28/2015 12:04:01 PM
Top 3
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01/28/2015 11:44:07 AM
Ha, I really like the idea of the mist.
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01/28/2015 11:41:03 AM
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01/28/2015 06:55:57 AM
this is just one of those captivating moments in photography.. the smoke makes this shot and it draws me into the photo. the lighting on this is even better with it concerntrating on the top of the bottle. One of my ribbon picks

*have not voted yet*
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01/28/2015 05:43:07 AM
I like the lighting. Nice job.
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