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Challenge: Glass (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-720UZ
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY (home)
Date: May 5, 2003
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2003

Oye - 91 shots later...

I am beginning to hate studio work - and get better at it. Both are probably good. I can't wait to get out this summer to shoot.

Anyways - it's apple juice (keeps pass-through color better than wine). Nice glass my roommate had - 8 second exposure with one light from the side and far away - makes a nice dark reflection.

This is my attempt to duplicate and interpret Jacko's Wine From Above shot. I hope I do it any justice at all. I wanted to reenact a 'kiss' where the shorter person has to "reach" up to

Place: 78 out of 278
Avg (all users): 5.4585
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.5379
Avg (non-participants): 5.3505
Views since voting: 929
Votes: 229
Comments: 13
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05/14/2003 03:26:14 PM
Liked this and gave it a 7. I liked the glass with the 'happening of its reflections', also liked the hugging/leaning shadow with the 'sun'. Like the shadow pattern on the table cloth. What i didn't care for so much, was the shadows on the background next to the wineglass shadow that reads like 'dirt', also the main glass seemed to lack a certain smoothness (Kavey called that jaggedness and she also has a point about the liquid sitting there at an angle to which my mind said 'hoho, no'.
Read your details on the light, distance and timing, and will experiment with that at some point.
Anyway, creative effort - keep it up!

Message edited by author 2003-05-14 15:27:00.
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05/13/2003 03:28:00 PM
= 9
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05/13/2003 02:08:11 PM
rim and stem base a tad over processed, but I love the shadow and the glint of light in it. Makes the shadow seem more "alive" than the glass itself.
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05/13/2003 02:02:08 PM
i like the idea. good job.
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05/12/2003 10:19:45 PM
very nice use of color and of lighting good wokr
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05/12/2003 12:01:10 PM
I like the idea and colours of this shot a lot.
The shape of the sun at the top of the shadow is wonderful.
Main problems in the image for me:
The liquid is not horizontal within the glass.
The surface that the glass is on is kind of distracting - would it work to have a seamless curved white backdrop on which both the glass and it's shadow could be positioned?
Would like the negative space around the glass and shadow to be more even at top, bottom, left and right.
I'm also seeing some jagged areas - particulary around the stem of the glass.
Again, I do like the colour and lighting here very much but think that some minor changes would improve it further.
5, Kavey
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05/11/2003 04:52:36 PM
Cheers. lovely shadow / refraction. Good luck. Jacko 9
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05/10/2003 11:57:53 AM
Interesting how you got the shadow and the reflection of the liquid together like that. The picture looks slightly tilted to the left. I imagine that you had to do it that way to get the effect.
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05/10/2003 01:01:45 AM
Kind of amazing that the shadow could be so dark... I wish the glass were in sharper focus, and that the liquid were level.
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05/09/2003 06:19:45 PM
I can almost hear thekiss when looking at the sun spot on the left. Great picture. Seems a bit fuzzy on the bottom half of the glass though.
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05/09/2003 08:11:32 AM
what a nice sunkissed :) I can almost felt that warm kiss :p
good shoot !! 5
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05/07/2003 11:54:21 AM
I wish the bottom left were a little less distracting
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05/07/2003 03:10:45 AM
I like it. I would LOVE it if your platform didn't drop off at tthe left, and if it blended with the backdrop better.
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