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Miracle  in basic editing
3rd PlaceMiracle in basic editing
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Challenge: Breaking New Ground (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: Jan 16, 2005
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 sec w/strobes
Galleries: Humorous, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2005

This is a double exposure, exposing one half of sensor at a time.

A lot of curve work. Uncreased the dark end and tweaked the red, blue and green.levels, hue sat. Converted to JPEG and applied curves again. This last step is needed to eradicate the intensity of the line. As you note there is a decrease in image quality.
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Set up: glass on wine balanced on wood over pail. Wine glass is empty and covered with lid. Have two filled bottles with air hole above center. One with wine and other with water.
First exposure, top half of sensor. Open shutter and pour wine as it hits lid on glass. Trigger the strobes by hand. Second exposure: remove lid and close top barn door and open bottom. Pour wine inro glass(angle hot or miss, 30 takes) release strobes. Finished. This is same exposure box I used for Split Bout.
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Check the thread, "water to wine in detail" under challenge results.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 191
Avg (all users): 7.3573
Avg (commenters): 8.4483
Avg (participants): 7.2474
Avg (non-participants): 7.3977
Views since voting: 22771
Views during voting: 751
Votes: 361
Comments: 124
Favorites: 71 (view)


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11/01/2007 06:58:35 PM
I'm coming from here and I must say this is an absolutely awesome idea! Great job!
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05/05/2007 08:52:56 AM
Amazing shot~ Great job!
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11/25/2006 08:53:31 AM
fantastic shot; perfect compostion and wow factor.
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02/24/2006 03:18:07 PM
love the wine effect gr8 job!
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11/21/2005 08:31:44 PM
This is cool. I like it.
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11/20/2005 03:21:24 PM
You are one creative man. Thank you for enriching this site with your talent.
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02/01/2005 01:13:24 PM
Water into Wine. What an image it invokes. Chills down my spine. Not ordinary folks.
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01/31/2005 03:56:58 PM
Genius, Dan, pure genius. I have been away so didn't score anyone but this would have been my favourite. My compliments!
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01/31/2005 02:24:02 AM
Man, my digital camera broke about 2 months ago. I have kinda fallen off on voting, and paying attention to dpchallenge in general. But after seeing the effort you put into explaining this shot, I decided to log in and comment. Great shot. I'm surprised you did it in 30 exposures. The lines are absolutely perfect.
Thanks for taking the time to explain this wonderful shot.
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01/27/2005 09:31:30 PM
Very creative! Excellent image! Congratulations on your win!
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01/27/2005 03:42:51 PM
Is the multiple exposure a feature of your camera, or is there a "trick" to it ???
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01/27/2005 06:17:43 AM
Congratulations Daniel on another ribbon. I didn't get a chance to vote on this one but did scan thru them and this one really stood out for me.
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01/26/2005 11:11:57 PM
I stared at this for ages wondering how you did this. This is just simply wonderful. An awe inspiring photograph.
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01/26/2005 08:14:31 PM
amazing! i just cant stop saying WOW outloud.
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01/26/2005 07:20:32 PM
Awesome, thank you for sharing :)
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01/26/2005 06:51:31 PM
Would love to see the original as it came out of the camera! You are truly a creative shooter!
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01/26/2005 06:32:19 PM
Wow this is truly agreat image. I know this must of been a hard setup. I also love the title, very deserving of a ribbon. Excellent Job!!
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01/26/2005 05:53:29 PM
Daniel, this is amazing! You'll always be able to say you can ribbon here with one eye closed:)! This is another image I sat and pondered as to how it could be possible, thought it might be yours! Congratulations on your Ribbon, hope to see you enter again soon. Now stop looking at the computer and get well!
Charmayne
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01/26/2005 05:31:53 PM
extremely good, thank you for being a member at Dpchallenge you shut get a ribbon fore all your nice comment to people here ;-)

Joe
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01/26/2005 03:27:14 PM
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I truly appreciate your kind comments and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The moment I am set to go I will return. Meanwhile, the light of the screen bothers me and even with a patch and sunglasses it is rather trying. Thank you all, you are all a fine bunch.

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01/26/2005 02:34:09 PM
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01/26/2005 12:18:02 PM
Wow, my first guess was completely wrong. This is so cool. I read your comments and I'm impressed by all the effort you put into the setup and postprocessing. If this is not breaking new ground, nothing is. I'm impressed. Adding to favs.
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01/26/2005 10:26:25 AM
Nice work! I'm developing double vision studying your entry. Well maybe it's the wine... Very creative and great entry for this challenge. I thought you would enjoy this one. Congratulations on another ribbon.
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01/26/2005 10:11:26 AM
Remarkably creative, as always!
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01/26/2005 09:57:51 AM
Even with the double vision, you are the super-man!
Congratulations on a very clever and creative idea and photo.
Absolutely brilliant!

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01/26/2005 09:46:29 AM
This is so creative! Congrats on yet another ribbon!
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01/26/2005 08:46:41 AM
Congrats on another well thought out photograph!!!!
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01/26/2005 08:00:37 AM
quite creative - well done.
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01/26/2005 07:58:19 AM
Nicely done - result!

Reading your recent post though, I really think you should have called it 'Water to Wine'. The long-winded, descriptive titles never look nice after the challenge is over.
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Message edited by author 2005-01-26 08:02:33.
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01/26/2005 07:56:42 AM
My master at work... awsome! Congratulations my good friend... made me proud again today. Hope your recovery is as perfect as your creative mind.
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01/26/2005 07:03:02 AM
Congrats Dan
I guess I should have known it was you :)
Keep up the good work.
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01/26/2005 06:54:53 AM
I love how you do these things with clever setup and photography tricks - amazing!
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01/26/2005 05:35:25 AM
Awesome !
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01/26/2005 04:49:00 AM
This was one of the few 10s I gave on this challenge. Nice work!
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01/26/2005 04:30:33 AM
Cleverly done and a well deserved ribbon Daniel.
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01/26/2005 04:20:57 AM
Seriously impressed. Being able to achieve this within basic editing rules is astounding.
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01/26/2005 04:11:15 AM
Congrats on another creative picture.
You seem to be full of supriesis! Great job...
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01/26/2005 03:49:19 AM
Very unique way to use a dobule exposure - your creative mind is huge! Congrats on another ribbon!
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01/26/2005 03:31:39 AM
yet again Daniel you have indeed broken new ground - excellent work and indeed one of your best - congrats
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01/26/2005 03:09:17 AM
Magnificent. Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/26/2005 01:54:20 AM
Thank you for your explanation. I woundered how you did it. Congrats on the ribbon
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01/26/2005 01:50:12 AM
Hats off for this one. Great technical achievement!
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01/26/2005 01:32:35 AM
I said it was WOW! :) Thank you so much for explaining how you did this, you are indeed a special person. And now I understand about the trolls with the 1 votes, I can take it on my photos but here NO WAY!
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01/26/2005 01:23:59 AM
I am impressed.:)

manny
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01/26/2005 12:44:05 AM
Great job! Congratulations!
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01/26/2005 12:42:01 AM
No surprise here except that I thought it would get the blue. We have all learned another lesson with this picture from you Dan. Always inspiring. Congratulations.
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01/26/2005 12:41:03 AM
Dan, you never cease to amaze me. This was my pick for blue. I'm glad you at least got a yellow to show for your effort. :-)
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01/26/2005 12:30:28 AM
I think I would have bumped this up <grin>. Excellent shot!
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01/26/2005 12:29:35 AM
Congrats Daniel!
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01/26/2005 12:27:51 AM
I think you are the most clever photographer here. The great thing is you put idea to work perfectly. Great job.
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01/26/2005 12:27:05 AM
I backed this to win. I've read it and I still can't figure it out. Thanks for raising the bar.
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01/26/2005 12:18:36 AM
Copy/Paste:

Congrats on yet another creative ribbon...
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01/26/2005 12:14:57 AM
A cool follow up to your boxing shot. I don't know how I didn't figure out it was yours! Congratulations, and I hope your eyes are doing better.
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01/26/2005 12:14:07 AM
I admire your "off the wall" approach when entering the challenges. You seem to go on a completely different path than the masses. Hence the reason for your high rankings. Congrats!
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01/26/2005 12:13:50 AM
genius!
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01/26/2005 12:13:32 AM
most excellent work, dan! as always, i'm amazed with what you can do with that little box!
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01/26/2005 12:13:20 AM
Just a great idea! I appreciate not only your ingenuity, and creativity, but also your dedication to constructivly critiquing your contemporaries photographs. I have NEVER typed a sentence with more syllables, WOW! Great shot and thanks! I wish you the best! WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPH!
P.S. I never realized I spelled so bad?
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01/26/2005 12:06:20 AM
ingenious! congrats
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01/26/2005 12:05:41 AM
Congrats! I was stunned when I saw this photo, it doesn't surprise me at all that it's yours :)
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01/26/2005 12:04:49 AM
Congrats Dan! Bad eyes and all. Your work wiht this technique is excellent.
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01/26/2005 12:04:24 AM
Okay, so now we know. (At least, I think I understand...). Well done, Mr Funk.
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01/26/2005 12:04:14 AM
Man you are good Dan - even with only one good eye!
Congrats on your creativity and yet another ribbon!
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01/26/2005 12:03:40 AM
Once again -- just an awesome photo!

Congratulations on another ribbon and thanks for keeping the rest of us challenged with your talent.
Debi
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2005 11:58:38 PM
This is just a stunning display of photographic prowess, and nothing short of magic. No way this shot scores under 7. Congratulations on your ribbon! 10
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01/25/2005 11:56:37 PM
I hope you'll tell us how you did this - turning water into wine is not something many people can do. Well done.
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01/25/2005 11:19:45 PM
validated, hmmmmmmm. Well, tell us how. Inquiring minds want to know. Meanwhile, I gave you a 10 -- great job.
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01/25/2005 10:11:07 PM
ok, how did you manage that in Basic editing? Hope you tell us after the challenge. /9
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01/25/2005 08:38:48 PM
very nice shot. water into wine... clever dont like the title tho. 8
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01/25/2005 04:24:12 PM
This is really cool. I want to know how you pulled it off!
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01/25/2005 04:03:40 PM
A delightful trompe L'oeil.
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01/25/2005 10:59:08 AM
Can't wait to find out how you did it. Very neat trick.
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01/25/2005 04:48:59 AM
This is one of the few i REALLY cant figure out how its done... i have come to the conclusion that you are probably the second coming.
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01/24/2005 07:01:12 PM
interesting... i cant figure it out. nicely pulled off. 9
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01/24/2005 08:54:04 AM
Hope you share your secret... bumping up to 9
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01/23/2005 11:41:43 PM
Clearly, since there is a note at the bottom of this picture that it has been validated, I am not the only one saying "how is this possible in basic editing?" Very cool, I am anxious to see how you did this. I hope it gets a ribbon, it has my vote! :)
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01/23/2005 11:30:45 PM
Clever effect, very much in the "spirit" of the challenge.
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01/23/2005 03:20:31 PM
Now how did you do that.8
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01/23/2005 01:09:03 PM
No wonder why someone would raise a DQ request. It's amazing what you have done here besides limitations of basic editing. Excellent work. Would love to know how you achieved it. Best of luck.
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01/22/2005 11:44:43 PM
can't wait to see the 'how'd u do that' for this photo. amazing! did you see this somewhere or was it your own idea? 10.
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01/22/2005 04:52:00 PM
well can we say "ribbon"? a 10.
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01/22/2005 02:21:34 PM
GREAT !!!!!
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01/22/2005 01:27:38 PM
wow -- can't wait to see how this one was done!
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01/22/2005 01:11:20 PM
Clever.
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01/22/2005 11:08:57 AM
Hmmmmmm. Clever.
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01/22/2005 04:23:11 AM
Very interesting technique. Can't wait to read about it after the challenge :) Nice fast shutter speed to catch the swirling liquid in the glass.
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01/22/2005 12:06:54 AM
How did you do this? Thhat's an awesome shot.
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01/21/2005 07:49:01 PM
Great editing...did you paint the water or is this a merge of two photographs?
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01/21/2005 03:46:00 PM
I don't know how you did this , but it's great
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01/21/2005 01:06:23 PM
Nice ... good work.Maybe another background ... anyway ... good one. 9
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01/21/2005 04:46:39 AM
very clever! 8
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01/21/2005 03:19:13 AM
I'm guessing it's an acrylic prop... If not, a 10++ !
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01/21/2005 01:48:52 AM
My highest rated picture....can't wait to hear how you did this!
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01/20/2005 10:54:13 PM
Okay... how did you do it? Excellent image. Clever and mysterious.
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01/20/2005 10:39:41 PM
Turning water into wine. Your creativity and imagination is truly remarkable and I think this is a sure winner in my book. Well done! 9
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01/20/2005 08:26:26 PM
im so curious as to how this was done... a great image and i hope to duplicate it when you fill us in
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01/20/2005 08:09:06 PM
I don't know how you did this, but it's awesome! 8 leaning toward 9! Nice job.
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01/20/2005 01:44:53 PM
WOW! This is definately BNG! How on earth... The only thing I can imagine is that the water that comes from the bottle is actually red and when there's no more red liquid the white one follows. Something with two liquids that don't blend. Well, I'll have to check your comments after voting. 9. (The background needs some more colour).
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01/20/2005 05:25:16 AM
Pretty cool
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01/19/2005 11:27:00 PM
It sure is!! I can't wait to see how you did it!! Congratulations.
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01/19/2005 10:45:42 PM
not really a "miracle" but it is really cool-GL great shot
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01/19/2005 10:43:04 PM
i can't wait to see how you did this!
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01/19/2005 10:17:42 PM
going by title. nice effect strange challenge
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01/19/2005 05:22:26 PM
Well done, you clearly know you craft. Care to share?
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01/19/2005 04:44:48 PM
The first WOW sofar
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01/19/2005 03:12:04 PM
It has wit and a little humour, is sensibly and effectively composed and reveals no flagrant technical flaws. Unfortunately, this image relies almost entirely on the miracle of water-to-wine without conveying anything miraculous aesthetically. Its visual ambience remains cold and, perhaps, as dull as an illustration for a winery, drawn from a stock agency.

I am rating this capture accordingly, while adding two points: one to compensate for the limits imposed with regards to editing by the Basic Challenge rules, another for the title. The title, to me, clearly places this photo into a known context, and it does this without, overtly, soliciting a favourable perspective.
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01/19/2005 03:02:11 PM
I think this image looks slightly better with a white background rather than a grey one. Very interesting effect. I look forward to reading about how you achieved the transition.
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01/19/2005 02:42:50 PM
great shot. would be better if the liquid(s) were coming from a plain glass pitcher or something - but you score well for trying something new (unlike most other entries) - 7.
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01/19/2005 02:15:16 PM
awesome ! How did you do this ??? I'm trying to understand !
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01/19/2005 01:14:33 PM
Great magic trick! I'm baffled. That's worth a few extra points in my book
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01/19/2005 12:51:09 PM
Could you come to my house and do that with all my water bottles ??
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01/19/2005 10:18:42 AM
No kidding ... great work - 8
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01/19/2005 10:05:06 AM
This is great. a good capture, and certainly shows inivation.
I've been racking my brain for some time on this one, I think there is a hint in the change in backgroung on a slight diagonal at the intesection between the red and the clear.
Now I need to think what colour you started with....
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01/19/2005 09:24:49 AM
This is such a great idea (and innovative too)...it's a shame the lighting and background weren't more magical...seems almost stale, as opposed to miraculous.

Still, one of the truly unique photos in the challenge..good job!
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01/19/2005 08:59:31 AM
What a unique and original idea. So simple and effective in its presentation. Very professionally done photographically. This has got to be a ribbon winner. Great job.
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01/19/2005 07:43:53 AM
ì guess i tis oil?
good work!! only one critic the background would have been best white to bring up he red even more
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01/19/2005 06:47:26 AM
This is so cool! I can't wait to read your description at the end of the challenge.
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01/19/2005 06:09:50 AM
i suspect some divine assistance at this one
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01/19/2005 04:59:57 AM
Really good, can't wait to see how you did it....well done 9
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01/19/2005 03:16:08 AM
Hahahah cute
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01/19/2005 02:34:03 AM
oh i get it. water into wine.
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01/19/2005 01:59:03 AM
lol, this is really a miracle! water into wine! well done 9
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01/19/2005 01:10:04 AM
cool, photo. going to have to remember to come back to this one and see how you did it!
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01/19/2005 12:21:41 AM
Pure technical genius, perfectly executed...
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01/19/2005 12:14:40 AM
Now this one will be very interesting to read about. Adding to Favorites so I can be sure to check back after the competition is over :)
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