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Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic

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Challenge: Indoor Macro Shot (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Date: Mar 29, 2003
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2003

A glass of Gin and Tonic close up. Yum yum.

Place: 6 out of 122
Avg (all users): 7.0917
Avg (commenters): 8.3158
Avg (participants): 7.0122
Avg (non-participants): 7.3333
Views since voting: 2961
Votes: 109
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)

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04/17/2003 06:48:38 AM
Thanks to all for your helpful and kind comments. This was my first challenge, so to come 6th was very pleasing indeed - I'm sure I won't repeat that in a hurry :-)

This shot was pretty straightforward - a glass of G&T set up in my darkened kitchen with a single halogen light to the left/behind the glass and the camera on a tripod. The lemon is the essential ingredient, as it generates bubbles as well as adding colour.

The print is a crop of this to fit the aspect ratio - a vertical piece off each of the sides went which removed some of the annoying reflections you get from using a round glass - got to get some square ones :-)
04/11/2003 08:56:45 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Pinback...

Congrats on a great 6th place finish... I would have loved to see this photo get a ribbon this week. This photo generates a good feeling... It definitely makes me smell and taste lemon on first glance. The tiny bubbles in the glass along with the nice yellow color of the lemons really create an image that is as refreshing as the drink itself :)

I have no suggestions for improving this photo because I like it just the way it is. I wouldn't change anything :)

Keep up the great work :)

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2003 11:24:07 PM
great photo, only now i gotta take a break from voting 'cause i'm thirsty. ten for you though, great textures on the rinds, fantastic bubbles.
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04/06/2003 10:17:53 PM
I don't drink, but this tempts me! 10
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04/06/2003 01:24:40 PM
I'm finding it hard to critique a shot I gave a 9, but what if the background under the subject was a bit different? Brighter? Outdoors-y? Like the drink was served at a bbq or something...this is great, but it doesn't tell me anything - no story.
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04/06/2003 10:09:35 AM
Fabulous bubbles! Great colors.
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04/06/2003 05:58:51 AM
The focus could be better at the bottom, but I really like this. Nice Job. 9
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04/05/2003 10:44:25 PM
Good color and sparkle.
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04/04/2003 11:45:31 PM
Awesome colors and focus. Did you try flipping it so the lemons were on top and the ice on the bottom?
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04/04/2003 08:03:05 AM
Mind mixing me up one? This is cool. I might have cropped of the very top edge of the picture so the water line isn't showing, but other then that, it's very well done. -danny
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04/02/2003 10:51:08 PM
Really nice shot, I like the way you've captured the bubbles caught on the wedges,and the yellow colour is just great.
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04/01/2003 09:54:12 PM
this makes me thirsty! therefore, you have succeeded in presenting your subject! congrats!
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04/01/2003 06:53:27 PM
This is a great shot... the color is excellent and the macro quality of the image is also phenomenal... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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04/01/2003 02:16:56 PM
I love the detail on the bubbles. This is a top pick of mine. (not that that means much, of course...)
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04/01/2003 01:24:40 AM
Looks mighty refreshing ! I can nearly taste this shot. Nice detail and color (though I think the super 'clear' ice cubes would have given this a improved look, maybe).
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04/01/2003 12:49:57 AM
Bold colors, lines and bubbles against a perfectly blue/black background. I just wish you would have cropped off the water/gin line.
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03/31/2003 10:12:35 PM
This photo makes me thirsty. Great how you caught the carbonation.
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03/31/2003 04:32:21 PM
Good shot, good color. Not crazy about the crop, the bottom lemon is a distraction to my eye. Over all its a good shot, congrats.
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03/31/2003 03:19:32 PM
After this challenge - we needed this! Great capture. Probably will ended up as one of my favorites.
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03/31/2003 05:46:58 AM
I can almost hear this photo with the ice clinking against the glass. Perfect! 10 from me.
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03/31/2003 12:21:07 AM
yep definetly a great photo, congrats
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