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Big Orange Flavor
2nd PlaceBig Orange Flavor
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Billboard (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Kitchen Table
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

The standing orange was hot-glued to make it stand up. PS- rotate to make bottle straight, curves, cloned out a small barcode on the bottle and a dark speck on one of the oranges. Increased saturation on the bottle, resides, USM, added border

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 148
Avg (all users): 7.2279
Avg (commenters): 8.2609
Avg (participants): 7.0870
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 9436
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 215
Comments: 38
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/16/2018 09:08:44 AM
Great!
03/07/2005 12:26:13 PM
Great! Thanks for sharing the techniques. Congrats on your winning.
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03/06/2005 06:21:42 PM
Clear and detailed, love it! Congrats!
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03/06/2005 02:56:33 AM
wonderful
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03/05/2005 06:20:16 PM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon and your first ribbon, well deserved. Great entry!
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03/05/2005 03:17:15 PM
Great work
Congrats on your Ribbon
Nice clear clean image
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03/05/2005 03:03:20 PM
looks just like a real deal advertisement...good job !
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03/05/2005 01:37:47 PM
I am so glad this one ribboned, I voted 10 for it. Congratulations !
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03/05/2005 07:42:04 AM
Magnificent! Congratulations. As professional a billboard advertisement as you would see anywhere. One of my personal top three for this challenge.
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03/05/2005 12:19:03 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Mike! A wonderful image for a billboard.
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03/05/2005 12:17:53 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, outstanding photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2005 11:20:46 PM
Great isolation and a perfect corporate advertising feel
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03/04/2005 10:44:38 PM
Absolutely beautiful, nice sharp details and colors.
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03/04/2005 08:47:19 PM
Very nice concept and excellent setup and lighting. Great job!
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03/04/2005 08:38:00 PM
Well done. Great composition, perfect lighting and exposure. I think I'm going to have to get an orange now.
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03/04/2005 08:33:16 PM
Well-composed and well-lit. I wish there were a touch more room at the bottom but it's not any big deal. Nice job, one of my favorites.
03/04/2005 08:13:51 PM
Sharp, well composed, attention grabbing colors. Very nice shot.
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03/04/2005 07:55:44 PM
Very professional looking and certainly could be seen on a highway near me soon!! 10.
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03/04/2005 05:42:17 PM
Hmm, never drink Absolut Vodka and all these fany tastes are distracting from the pure wodka taste. BUT! But your image makes me wanna go out and by some Aboslut Mandrin. :)
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03/04/2005 04:24:16 PM
great photo, great idea, and the text would just fit nicely in the upper right corner 10+
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03/03/2005 05:56:10 PM
My evaluation method of this challenge is as follows:
1. Did you catch my eye while I was driving by? Yes
2. If I didn't catch the text while I was driving, did you intrigue me enough to look for this billboard again? No.
3. Did you sell your stuff to me? not really.
4. Extra thoughts: The photo is great. Clean and clear. But as a billboard? I don't know. I'm not curious to know what you're selling. The tiny bottle makes me think of anti-coughing syrup, The transperant look of it don't help me connect the bottle to the oranges.
the only thing in favour of this shot as a billboard is that Absolut sells itself. (6)
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03/03/2005 03:19:41 PM
Oh yes! Very good graphic appeal and perfect lighting. Strong and effective.
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03/02/2005 07:51:08 PM
I am rarely fond of borders, but your wonderfully clean and simple photo helps me overlook that. 9
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03/02/2005 04:35:04 PM
Re-visiting and bumping up to 9 (which is very high from me! :-) )
Excellent work, the colors really jump out
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03/02/2005 03:55:02 AM
ok, i am voting this challenge in 2 passes. in this pass, you will get a partial comment and a score. then i will come back to comment again. if you have any problem whatsoever with this comment, pm me and let me know. otherwise, take it with a grain of salt...i'm not trying to be a know-it-all, i'm just explaining where i'm coming from in voting this challenge. and, if this comment is NOT helpful (of if you think i'm full of $#!+), don't mark it helpful.

billboards are a science unto themselves. a lot of research has gone into determining just how much information a person can digest and retain in specific time spans. they use this information to develop formulas for determining the number of words and letters to use on billboards, as well as their sizes. they also determine the size and number of visual elements to include.

the graphics/photograph on a billboard are designed to get the point across in a moment. on the road, a driver will have less time with a billboard than a voter will give your image. this is a key element in the challenge: composing a shot that will get its point across quickly and succintly. along those lines, a strong composition will probably have few details and make strong use of negative space.
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this is a great idea. excellent colors and composition. to work as a billboard, you'd need to lose the border and make the bottle a bit larger. good job with the lighting, and good luck with the challenge!
03/01/2005 08:16:46 PM
Sharp, nice color, and a concise and uncluttered compositon. Easy to make out. Very nice!
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03/01/2005 02:57:38 PM
You knew at least one person was going to do the obligatory Absolut billboard. 9
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03/01/2005 02:43:37 PM
Cool (10)
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03/01/2005 09:52:13 AM
Great colors!! Lovely
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03/01/2005 03:31:36 AM
Absolut should use this one!
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02/28/2005 09:10:27 PM
Definately something I would see on a billboard. Great shot. 10
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02/28/2005 07:01:03 PM
like it well done. visually striking
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02/28/2005 05:28:20 PM
Better title: "Absolut Orange Flavor" - Great job though. Maybe they'll pay you for it.
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02/28/2005 04:26:05 PM
crystal
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02/28/2005 01:48:14 PM
this is not 640x320 neat idea though
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02/28/2005 12:41:04 PM
One of the better of the Absolut shots in this challenge.
The colours and clarity are good. Great high key.
I hate to be one of those commenting on the border, but in this case, I really do think it would have been so much better without it. Maybe if the lowest orange slice wasn't so close to it, I wouldn't have mattered to me so much.
Overall though, fab shot :)
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02/28/2005 11:17:59 AM
Great product shot. Excellent lighting. 10
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02/28/2005 12:29:27 AM
Love the title and nice job not overexposing the edges of the bottle like a lot of people did. 7 for now with a possible bump later.
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