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Challenge: Glass V (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: May 24, 2016
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 15
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2016

[May. 31st, 2016 09:30:00 PM]

So... after the fine arts challenge, I realized that I couldn't really hold the camera yet. So I needed to mount the camera on a tripod and not lean over, bend, readjust... that was a really bad idea (as seen by the fine arts challenge)

So I looked through ideas and realized that painting with light was my best option.

It was a lot harder than I thought! First, the light beam was too intense. So I covered the small flashlight with a kleenex. It was a bit better, but still not soft enough. So I poofed out the kleenex away from the flashlight and that was better.

But then I couldn't really see what the beam was illuminating! I kept having light pour out of the side of the bottle and completely miss the glass. I finally got that to something decent, and then had to deal with the glass and bottle not showing enough. So I did a 15 second exposure, used 10 seconds to paint the light flow and then 5 seconds to simply pan over the glass and bottle so they would show more.

Since I'm still working with one arm, I couldn't figure out how to hold the bottle. (Plus, I wouldn't have been able to hold it steady for as long as I needed), so I put the bottle in a plastic bowl so it could lean by itself. That's why part of the bottle is missing.

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 2 out of 60
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06/05/2016 03:12:14 AM
This is really great Wendy, nice to see you back with a bang!
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06/01/2016 11:03:20 PM
Great, and congrats on the new ribbon.
You kick butt, even with one hand tied behind your back.
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06/01/2016 08:16:43 PM
Congratulations Wendy! Great to see you back to ribbonland. Fantastic what you have achieved with this!
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06/01/2016 08:07:48 PM
WTG Wendy; love the glass.
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06/01/2016 06:02:02 PM
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06/01/2016 01:46:57 PM
You are so inspiring.
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06/01/2016 07:23:01 AM
Good to see you back where you belong. The front page wasn't the same without you.
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06/01/2016 06:59:43 AM
Good for you Wendy.
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06/01/2016 06:56:56 AM
Great to see you are able to enter again. If that is what you are able to do with one arm, I can't wait to see what you can do with two arms:) Congrats!!
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06/01/2016 04:26:14 AM
Fantastic shot and even better to see you're on the mend! Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/01/2016 03:05:44 AM
The rejuvenating power of serious hospitalization... hehe.

Nice one.
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06/01/2016 12:06:31 AM
I really, really need to get run over by a car.


Congrats, sweet friend!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2016 09:53:59 PM
Nicely done. The glass is beautiful
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05/28/2016 03:31:17 AM
Cool light drawing. Like that only part of the bottle is illuminated. I'd hang this up on my wall. It's be a cool photo in a wine bar. One of my top picks.
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05/26/2016 02:18:44 AM
Interesting concept, which I imagine was not easy to pull off. Love the clarity of the wine glass. A top 5 pick for me.
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05/25/2016 01:44:20 AM
My pick for the win. Would have also worked in B&W. How'd you get the smoke, was it incense?
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