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Raspberry Martini

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Challenge: Bubbles (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Florida, USA
Date: Sep 19, 2005
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2005


Place: 23 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.1387
Avg (commenters): 6.9286
Avg (participants): 5.9495
Avg (non-participants): 6.2275
Views since voting: 1802
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 310
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/15/2005 10:30:48 PM
err nevermind

Message edited by author 2005-10-15 22:31:01.
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09/29/2005 07:46:40 PM
* A Critque Club Comment *

Hello Cindi

Please keep in mind that I'm not a trained professional ...

Seeing as this is an excellent photo I am left to pick nits.

This is a very nice composition. You have many nice lines and many nice triangles produced by the crop. I feel that the glass could have been a little more full of liquid, this would have helped to show off the rasberries more. Or maybe some (raspberry?) lipstick on rim to show that some of the martini had been imbibed. I'm normally "Glass is 1/2 full" type but in this case feel I'm asking where the rest of the martini went. The many bubbles are wonderful, you picked an excellent choice with raspberries, they do like to hold bubbles. I like the use of background hue similiar to the raspberries, it pulls the whole image together for me.

Technical / Post Processing
The focus is great. As others have pointed out there are two elements that take away from the image - the reflection on side of the glass and the bubbles on the top side of the glass (and maybe some dust), I won't belabor the point. I feel the contrast could be boosted just a tad.

Extremely aesthetically pleasing.

Relevance to Challenge
This photo meets the challenge very well, I see bubbles!

Overall this is an exceptional photo.

You're very talented, I always look forward to seeing your work.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2005 11:29:51 AM
Very nice. Great colors. Only the dirty glass is a bit distracting.
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09/27/2005 05:42:48 AM
does not tell me anything
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09/26/2005 11:21:17 PM
Love the bubbly -- great contrast and imagery. Right on focus --7--
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09/26/2005 02:53:22 PM
amazing imege, amazing colour balane, i really like it
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09/26/2005 10:33:32 AM
Great color! Love it.
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09/23/2005 12:37:47 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I'll take 10! <10>
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09/22/2005 11:43:44 PM
Nice shot, the bubbles on the raspberries are very nice. I also like the shading on the background.
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09/22/2005 10:17:00 PM
I love the lighting & color. Nice!
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09/22/2005 08:09:45 PM
Nice coloring. Woulda been better if the background was a different color so the raspberries stood out more.
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09/22/2005 06:21:25 PM
Sure is red, and good!
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09/21/2005 11:26:42 PM
nice use of the color red.
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09/21/2005 10:47:13 PM
Wow! Talk about your reds! if you were to clean up a few of those dust speckles it would make this shot even better. Well done.
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09/21/2005 07:52:42 PM
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ue of color and light. Everything looks so fresh and crisp, the raspberries give some wonderful contrasting texture to the glass, the matching background really finishes off the imag and of course, we have the bubbles which are subtle yet lovely. One of my tiny nitpicks, which others may mention, is the slice of glare on the martini glass. The other are the droplets? of liquid on the upper portion of the glass on the left side, it gives it a bit of a dirty look to it, which detracts from that crisp fresh image that I'm seeing. Other than that though, fabulous. I gave a 7.
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09/21/2005 02:21:33 PM
The red color is bold and vibrant and makes this photo really pop and capture the eye's attention. I like the play of bubbles as they coat the surface of the rasberries. Clean and simple and appealing to the eye. Still, perhaps the composition would be stronger if you zoomed in for a closer look at the rasberries giving the viewer more texture to look at and maybe getting rid of the reflection on the side of the martini glass.
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09/21/2005 12:19:50 PM
I would have liked this better if the background was a more contrasting color.
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09/21/2005 11:33:00 AM
Love this. Excellent capture of bubbles in a very classy way. Top 10 I hope. 10.
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09/21/2005 09:20:42 AM
nice composition and color. a polarizer would have helped remove some of the reflections from the glass on the right.
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