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Liquid Gold
Liquid Gold

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Challenge: Liquid (Classic Editing)
Camera: Toshiba PDR-M71
Location: Stove top macro studio
Date: Jun 3, 2003
Aperture: F/2.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/45 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2003

Set up the tripod on my stove beneath the range hood light. Set a glass atop a lit flashlight to catch the syrup. Attached 2 clamp lights to the cupboard doors and shot 1/2 a dozen shots. Neat imaged, PhotoShop 4-pass USM (20 percent, rad. 100; 20 percent, rad. 20; 30 percent, rad. 4; 90 percent, rad. 0.6), cropped and bordered. This was an 11th hour submission. Hope it fares better than my last one that way.

Place: 51 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.3738
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4071
Avg (non-participants): 5.3366
Views since voting: 1111
Votes: 214
Comments: 10
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06/14/2003 08:44:32 PM
Greetings from the critique club.
I think this is a fine photo. Simple and clean composition with no extraneous clutter. Although the sream is slender, it still is the center of attention.
Your lighting is fantastic! The extra effort you made paid off in a vg image. It was well thought out and executed.
The bg being black works very well here. What did you use for the bg?
The processing you did with Neat Image and PS worked just fine. The image is crisp and clean with no noise or jaggies.
This is a picture to be proud of. I like it very much.
Keep up the good work. I'll look forward to seeing more of your work.

Grayce aka Gracious
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2003 09:07:54 PM
beautifully photographed, but there's something missing...there's no 'punch' to the subject matter; the eye isn't drawn to study the imagery in a curious manner.
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06/09/2003 08:07:17 PM
So little of the shot is on the liquid here... it's too bad you couldn't get a larger stream.
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06/08/2003 06:51:24 AM
You're being too cheap with the drip! Can hardly see it.
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06/07/2003 02:01:27 PM
Great execution: centered composition; fantastic lighting; good color.
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06/06/2003 02:09:32 PM
Nice image. Good pic quality. I like the black background that you used also. It provides for a nice image. Good job.
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06/05/2003 07:50:35 AM
Much more drama tha my effort. I really like this - beautifully lit.
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06/04/2003 02:38:18 PM
Nice job on the lighting, and the use of a black backdrop to emphasize the subject!
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06/04/2003 09:20:51 AM
Lighting is good - though could perhaps have been a little more even and then you wouldn't have had to slightly over=expose for the bottle top. The extra drip on the neck and the mess in the open top seem a little out of place in such an otherwise clean shot.
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06/04/2003 12:57:15 AM
Good composition, color, and focus. Nice subject. Good job!
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