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Challenge: Best Friends (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro for Canon
Location: A room with no windows
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2005

I wanted to convey the idea that the bottle is no use without the glass, and vice versa :)

I used full manual mode, a long exposure because i wanted to set a fairly narrow aperture and still work in low light. The bottle was backlit with a small battery torch, and i used flash adjusted -2 stops to bring out the label and add more reflections to the glass.

No additional colour or contrast adjustment was performed in post-processing, just a slight sharpen to bring out the details obscured by resizing.

Speaking of which, i was quite disappointed with the amount of detail i lost resizing to 640 - at full size you can clearly read the label and make out all the details of the etching on the silver platter, not just those below the bottle.

Place: 163 out of 242
Avg (all users): 4.5780
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 4.0698
Avg (non-participants): 4.7593
Views since voting: 1439
Views during voting: 445
Votes: 327
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2005 06:23:30 PM
moody colours..nice
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03/22/2005 12:38:28 PM
nice shot...I really like the lighting and the reflections..nicely done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2005 03:08:40 PM
Too many reflections IMHO
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/17/2005 10:04:24 PM
best friends? okay... Not a ten, though. Beautiful colors and very pro composition. NIcely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/17/2005 07:33:46 AM
very good and cosy light.. soft and nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2005 01:10:09 PM
i like the light in the glass
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2005 12:55:04 PM
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03/16/2005 10:10:09 AM
Not to original, seen many photos like this before

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