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Absolut Frustration
Absolut Frustration
cbonsall


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Advertisement (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS
Location: My Desk
Date: Apr 30, 2002
Aperture: Auto
ISO: Auto
Shutter: Auto
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2002

Absolut and the Blue Screen of Death, whata combo. Unfortunetely I can't adjust the aperture on my camera so the screen is a little out of focus

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.4706
Avg (commenters): 7.5116
Avg (participants): 6.6027
Avg (non-participants): 6.3969
Views since voting: 1934
Votes: 204
Comments: 47
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/10/2004 03:11:46 PM
Cool idea and I like the execution - it works fine for me that the blue screen text is a little out of focus.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2002 10:39:00 PM
More of an advtg parody than an ad
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05/12/2002 08:57:00 PM
Superb idea, and nicely done.
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05/12/2002 03:41:00 PM
I gave this shot a high score because I thought it was clever, even if people outside of this forum might not ever get it :) But we're not worried about other people, so that doesn't matter. You did a good job on the focus and capturing a computer monitor, and have a nice themed color with everything having a blue look to it. Good job.
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05/12/2002 11:04:00 AM
nice concept
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05/11/2002 08:56:00 PM
I love the idea! You can read the words on the screen and yet there is still good focus on the bottle.
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05/11/2002 08:30:00 PM
Nice shot, title plays in well also
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05/11/2002 07:20:00 AM
well, that stuf won't help. nice shot though
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05/11/2002 05:53:00 AM
Love the bottle, not thrilled with the background.
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05/10/2002 06:07:00 PM
Absolut Microsoft... ;)
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05/10/2002 03:22:00 PM
Nice shot, very detailed.
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05/10/2002 02:38:00 PM
Maybe if you squirt a few drops of vodka into the "cereal port" ... I find the vertical reflection on the neck a little harsh and distracting (if not limited by DPC specs I'd crop off a little more); otherwise I like it a lot.
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05/09/2002 08:57:00 PM
I decided to come back and look it over again. Raised your score considerably. Bottle is a nice sharp image.
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05/09/2002 02:35:00 PM
The blue looks good on the bottle. You need to have more of the name visible though.
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05/09/2002 12:03:00 PM
you should have tried to get the whole absolut name in the picture, and maybe tried to get a clearer image of the blue screen. i like it though, especially the pissed old man
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05/09/2002 05:10:00 AM
fantastic
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05/09/2002 04:36:00 AM
Did you try any with the text visible through the bottle? Might have been interesting. Loads of blue channel noise made more evident by the sharpening - reduces the clarity of the glass. Actually, there's what's bothering me - between the noise and not being able to see anything but blue screen behind the glass, the bottle could almost be opaqe. Still in my top 10. Nice work.
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05/08/2002 03:18:00 PM
Excellent!! Very creative. I think I will buy some. I might have shown a little more of the word 'Vodka' and minimized the reflection behind that word. Very good all the same.
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05/08/2002 07:29:00 AM
he he ... I'm sure we're all with you there :) Being an advertisement though, I'd rather see the full label of the bottle
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05/07/2002 11:34:00 PM
must have taken a long time to get the background set up:) Nicely done, well focused - might have prefered the whole seal in the shot.
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05/07/2002 09:57:00 PM
Boy, there is alot of who drink this stuff. Never even heard of it. :) I like it and didn't even have to read the title to figure it out, But I don't think it is wise to drink when you get frustrated. ;) Great picture.
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05/07/2002 08:00:00 PM
beautiful ... clean, clear and well conceived this gets a 10!
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05/07/2002 03:22:00 PM
like the cropping, and colouring
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05/07/2002 01:54:00 PM
I'm a network administrator. Not only am I giving this a 10, I'm printing it out and hainging it on my wall!
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05/07/2002 01:45:00 PM
ah yes. i know this feeling well. great concept/shot.
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05/07/2002 12:18:00 PM
Good use of audience knowledge! I like the way you framed it - just enough to identify each element
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05/07/2002 01:43:00 AM
great idea! love it.
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05/06/2002 10:52:00 PM
Lol, the infamous blue-screen, nice shot, like the blues
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05/06/2002 10:32:00 PM
creative, but the blue screen of death doesnt seem to have much of an association with absolut. great photo though.
05/06/2002 08:39:00 PM
Clever! Too bad this is a very familiar sight for me (well, not so much the vodka, but the screen)
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05/06/2002 07:42:00 PM
The "blue screen of death" has made me want to drink a lot of Vodka too.
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05/06/2002 06:16:00 PM
Great photo, but not the best advertisement.
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05/06/2002 05:28:00 PM
Interesting.
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05/06/2002 02:48:00 PM
Brilliant! More of the product name would of been nicer but you still know what is going on.
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05/06/2002 02:34:00 PM
Ah! I recognise that familiar screen. And yes, by the way it does still appear in windows XP. I know, i`ve seen it enough.
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05/06/2002 01:37:00 PM
cute idea.. but something is lost with so much blue.
05/06/2002 12:48:00 PM
Enough absolute!!!!!!!!
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05/06/2002 11:42:00 AM
My system usually becomes unstable when i get into the vodka too! I need a shirt that says "CTRL+ALT+DEL" to wear when i go out for a few drinks :) Nice composition here... I like the crop you chose as well :)
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05/06/2002 11:29:00 AM
VERY nice photo. Photo 10 Advert 10 total 10
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05/06/2002 10:29:00 AM
Yes, nice. I'm sold.
Fine work.
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05/06/2002 08:27:00 AM
Very good choice of backgrounds :-)
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05/06/2002 07:52:00 AM
heh
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05/06/2002 06:28:00 AM
Boy can I relate. Very creative. Nicely done.
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05/06/2002 12:50:00 AM
nice focus on the label. Ive found that computer screens are anoying to photograph.
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05/06/2002 12:40:00 AM
Smart!
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05/06/2002 12:04:00 AM
I love this. I obsessed all week trying to come up with something. I zereoed out, and I wish I could have thought of this...
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05/06/2002 03:36:00 PM
Brilliant.
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