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Challenge: Movie Titles (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Jan 7, 2005
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125th
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 328
Avg (all users): 6.6945
Avg (commenters): 7.5484
Avg (participants): 6.5203
Avg (non-participants): 6.8241
Views since voting: 2243
Views during voting: 523
Votes: 347
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/19/2005 07:48:49 PM
Congrats on your 4th place with this beautifully done entry!
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01/19/2005 12:23:40 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for the votes and all the comments.

It actually was not a difficult setup at all. This shot was about the 5th try or so. A 420EX flash with a blue gel was used as a slave flash to create the gradient. A friend poured the water and I just took a snapshot while he poured. The 125th second flash was fast enough to freeze the water drops.

Contrary to what some of you thought it actually was not an underwater shot like that of kiwiness. The blobs you see are the actual water drops, not bubbles.

Enjoy your day!
Rudi

[Edit: grammer]

Message edited by author 2005-01-19 01:10:36.
01/19/2005 12:06:29 AM
Congratulations on this excellent blue splash.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2005 09:28:59 PM
This reminds me alot of this shot: //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=56933.

Cool capture!
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01/18/2005 08:06:31 PM
Lovely composition. I like how the glass is off kilter and how nothing is square in this shot. Beautiful gradation in the backdrop.
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01/18/2005 07:04:12 PM
GREAT Shot. I love the stop action.
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01/18/2005 02:16:45 PM
Pretty, did it take a bazillion attempts? Nice background gradient. Very professional.
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01/18/2005 12:07:28 PM
A nice hommage to 'Zero Spot Editing'. The slight tilt could have been fixed. Cool colour. 9.
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01/18/2005 10:41:49 AM
...Fresssssssssh! I Love it!
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01/18/2005 04:29:01 AM
Interesting. Good use of color. Bet this was difficult to capture
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01/17/2005 10:32:36 PM
Returning for comments:
Submerged. very nice and great bubbles and swirls.
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01/17/2005 01:32:45 PM
This is very, Very, VERY nice! I love it and it works with the title. 10!
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01/17/2005 12:43:43 AM
Excellent photo! 10
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01/16/2005 05:18:15 AM
Yep. Hard to beat this.
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01/15/2005 11:02:48 PM
This is so neat! The timing and lighting are both excellent. I hope it does really really well!
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01/15/2005 10:51:19 AM
good timing
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01/15/2005 01:38:39 AM
great photo
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01/14/2005 05:19:02 PM
Cute concept, gorgeous color.
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01/14/2005 10:42:01 AM
Nice color, capture and focus. Not to interesting of subject but good picture.
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01/14/2005 09:11:27 AM
LOve the blue, and the liquid in and out.
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01/14/2005 08:32:32 AM
beautiful, you must be a regular. lighting is nice, and the central composition is nicely helped by the splashing water.
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01/14/2005 07:16:45 AM
oh god - very very clever, in terms of photographic technique - and probably almost impossible to vote down and therefore very successful here. I can just imagine it with the blue ribbon. I'm sure your captue of those flying droplets is exceptional ... in short, I think it probably took a great amount of work, and it does have a very pleasing and simple aspect to it, but...

It's so bloody designed. Controlled, non-spontaneous, non momentary, cold, emotionless, non-pertinent. I hate this kind of stuff - and were I able to shoot it, I would no doubt submit it myself. Lots of contradictory feelings, but in the end, not a kind of photography I like at all.

I'm coming back to this; I wonder if your use of that shade of blue, and the cocktail glass, will make it too close to a certain very popular shot of Kiwiness for people here? It'll be interesting to see how it does, very interesting.
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01/14/2005 02:51:42 AM
Great shot... the lighting is wonderful.
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01/13/2005 03:52:07 PM
Beautiful tones. Water drops near top of frame a bit hard to see against dark background, a little more contrast might've helped.
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01/13/2005 03:05:22 PM
great job ... maybe just a bit dark (could be my monitor)
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01/13/2005 01:25:24 PM
maybe "cocktail" -- that awful one with Tom Cruise -- would have been appropriate. I really dig the cool colors and lighting. Interesting how you've captured the motion, but the lighting looks quite soft. Perhaps a tutorial?
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01/13/2005 12:57:16 AM
Basic editing? I wish my camera could do that !
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01/12/2005 07:21:23 PM
How do some people get that perfect pour or splash? Beautiful work
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01/12/2005 05:15:17 PM
Brilliant and beautiful - this will do very well!
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01/12/2005 04:27:48 PM
I like this shot alot, it looks simple, and so well done....I vote this a 9.....like to see it in the top results
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01/12/2005 01:32:45 PM
Great color and capture. Love the clarity you achieved with the water.
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01/12/2005 10:30:48 AM
very pretty. I like the lighter blue better. shows more detail.
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01/12/2005 10:00:56 AM
What a beautiful photo! So, the photo is spot on, but the wow-factor for linking it to Splash just doesn't totally do it for me. I really like it nonetheless, so I give it a 9!
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01/12/2005 05:17:51 AM
This is a great image, the colours work well for me, and you have camptio the movement beautifully. I am however niggled by the glass being at a slight angle. A few bore degreess of tilt and I could believe that it was knoched by the impact..
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01/12/2005 04:50:55 AM
Glass looks a bit wonkey. Very nice though and well chosen title. Was only look at Kiwi' shot yesterday funnily enough and it didn't occur to me (the title)

Good luck.
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01/12/2005 01:26:32 AM
beautiful capture
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