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Wine & Romance
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3eyedcrow


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Challenge: Personification (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Location: Another dark room in Missouri
Date: Oct 7, 2005
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2
Galleries: Emotive, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2005

The set-up:
slide projector, sunset transparency, make-shift scrim (lg. picture frame & white sheet)styrofoam board, two corkscrews (male & female):), two scale trees (borrowed), and various Barbie accessories (also borrowed).

This took up more room that I first thought. The projector was in one room, I was in another, and everything you see is in the hallway in between. The trick was to place the corkscrews at the right distance so that their "heads" were flush with the camera while their "arms" wet at a natural angle.
The props weren't necessary to convey the feeling I wanted, but it did do a couple of other things. One, it filled some empty space and two, I liked how it brought things full circle. Two corkscrews that I "humanized" driking wine. What did they open the bottle with?
The texture or artifact that you see in the background...well that's my boneheaded mistake. I had too much DOF & I started picking up the texture of the sheet.

If I had CS2 when this challenge was announced my entry would have looked like this.//www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=374266

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Place: 1 out of 204
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Votes: 290
Comments: 53
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05/03/2011 01:20:22 AM
I love it! :)
09/13/2006 09:55:35 AM
nice idea
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10/25/2005 07:18:18 AM
Q. "What did they open the bottle with? "
A. They used their heads! :-)
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10/24/2005 12:43:39 AM
For the record I put you as a favorite photographer first! Everyone else is a bandwagoner!!! Keep up the good work! Im looking forward to seeing your future entries.
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10/24/2005 12:43:37 AM
For the record I put you as a favorite photographer first! Everyone else is a bandwagoner!!! Keep up the good work! Im looking forward to seeing your future entries.
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10/21/2005 08:52:35 AM
Good one!!!!!!!
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10/21/2005 05:33:26 AM
Fantastic image. A well deserved win.
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10/20/2005 09:19:53 PM
Congratulations on your Blue. Nicely put together to run away with the ribbon.
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10/20/2005 03:26:46 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Very well deserved.
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10/19/2005 08:30:51 PM
Great to see this here. So creative and all your efforts were worth it!! Congratulations!
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10/19/2005 04:12:07 PM
congrats on your first ribbon, the shot was well thought out and looks great.well done
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10/19/2005 12:47:42 PM
Great shot, congradulations on your deserved ribbon.
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10/19/2005 11:49:12 AM
HEE HEE Congrats!
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10/19/2005 11:43:44 AM
Creative idea! I love its! Thanks for sharing!
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10/19/2005 08:27:24 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Cute idea, well planned to differentiate gender in this romantic couple!
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10/19/2005 07:29:35 AM
wonderful, fun photograph, cleverly composed. great work!
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10/19/2005 05:57:19 AM
i was really hoping your photograph would do this well. congratulations on your first ribbon!
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10/19/2005 04:35:42 AM
Congrats on your first (of many!) ribbon! My fav shot of the challenge!
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10/19/2005 03:22:15 AM
One of the pictures that was able to get the message across without the title! Congrats.
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10/19/2005 12:50:05 AM
excellant pic. luv it
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10/19/2005 12:35:44 AM
I liked this shot a lot, not least because the two corkscrews are so clearly "male" and "female". Congrats on ribbon!
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10/19/2005 12:14:08 AM
So cute! LOL You gave them a personality. Really well done. Congratulations!!!
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10/19/2005 12:11:11 AM
Way ta go Tony! Congrats! Great entry!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 11:55:27 PM
Stunning! I like the look of the background, as if through muslin. One of my top two picks.
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10/18/2005 08:40:53 PM
Awesome Shot !!!!!
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10/18/2005 05:01:58 PM
excellent
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10/18/2005 04:22:12 PM
Clever!!! Works for me~ ;)
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10/18/2005 01:05:10 PM
Quite effective use of the openers. Good lighting. 8
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10/18/2005 09:06:13 AM
That's such a great image. Nice imagination.
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10/17/2005 01:19:40 AM
Very creative- great focus- made me smile!!
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10/16/2005 09:57:30 PM
wonderful shot. 9
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10/16/2005 07:53:06 PM
Very nice...good job...!
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10/16/2005 04:15:01 PM
Awesome. Too cute. 9.
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10/16/2005 10:41:36 AM
so clever
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10/15/2005 08:04:51 AM
I like this photo but was background done on a computer monitor?? anyway still way above alot of the photos i have seen good job
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10/15/2005 07:19:55 AM
The tilt doesn't enhance the image. Photo and challenge-wise, it's average.
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10/15/2005 05:20:02 AM
excellent idea expertly executed. Its gotta do well! 10
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10/14/2005 02:29:55 PM
yesss :) Bingo
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10/14/2005 09:56:55 AM
the best of the set-up shots
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10/14/2005 01:48:57 AM
Great job, I love the approach you took.
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10/13/2005 11:25:35 PM
ah this is so funny and very cute
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10/13/2005 10:34:35 PM
Great concept. I love the set up and creativity. Well done.
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10/13/2005 06:38:05 PM
Very cute. There appears to be some artifact in the background. Was it a picture? or was that a real sunset? I think "romance" counts as Personification for the challenge. 7
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10/13/2005 04:48:41 PM
nice setup and execution
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10/13/2005 12:12:55 PM
As a collecter of antique corkscrews, I compliment you on your selection. You have a very masculine and very feminie corkscrew which adds greatly to you illusion. You have an eye for detail.
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10/13/2005 12:09:15 PM
very cool idea! i never thought of a wine cork like that:)
well done!
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10/12/2005 08:10:01 PM
verry clever, makes me feel good!
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10/12/2005 03:33:15 PM
I've changed my mind on this one....I moved you from a 5 to a 9 because even though you set up the corkscrews, they are still human looking even if they were just laying on the counter. I think I can even see that the male is on the left.

Good job.

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10/12/2005 01:21:02 PM
Cute.
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10/12/2005 10:30:20 AM
Very nice! Great silhouettes, and so romantic...
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10/12/2005 06:20:20 AM
Don't they make a lovely couple!!? My 12 yr old Daughter just said " That's groovy" Great photo.
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10/12/2005 01:37:12 AM
not so sure about the props, I think "holding hands" would have done it for you. great shot though. id?
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10/12/2005 12:23:07 AM
Very nice representation. Not much you can do with the background with basic editting. The sun throws the image off kilter since no other focus point is in the rule of thirds to balance this out. A slightly different crop may of helped, but a different angle for the same photo with this in mind would eliminated this problem for me. 7.
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