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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Kitchen "studio"
Date: Dec 29, 2005
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Water, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2005

Three flash guns, two for the background, the third bounced off the celing to provide some front lighting. Pewter pitcher, filled to the brim with water, suspended from a frame using visible string, glass containing magenta ink, on top of upended glasss. Poured more water in picher using turkey baster, and fired flash using remote when the flow looked about right. Took several attempts. Convert from RAW using Capture One, increasing the exposure by nearly 2 stops, CS2 processing: reduce lightness of red and magenta, curves to improve the contrast a bit, crop, USM, resize, save for web, USM. I would have liked to have removed the string - but basic rules only. . .

Statistics
Place: 167 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.3162
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 5.3403
Avg (non-participants): 5.2891
Views since voting: 775
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 272
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 01:39:10 PM
This is a wonderful and hard to make photograf and I like it but it's not so original I have seen a lot of photos that have the main theme water. It is tehnicle perfect doug so I must give you a 10. But please be more origina
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01/09/2006 11:52:09 AM
Good idea, the next time try to use another kind of light source and please use a thinner thread.
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01/07/2006 09:24:11 PM
very nice tones...
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01/07/2006 05:24:27 PM
That string kind of ruins the magic of this shot. Perhaps something like fishing line would have been less noticable.
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01/07/2006 02:01:59 PM
good shot but the nex tha cable should be invissible
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01/07/2006 09:59:54 AM
Great shot, but I would have used fishing line to hold the pitcher.
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01/07/2006 01:04:11 AM
I think a hand would have been better than the string.
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01/06/2006 01:05:07 PM
what's with the string?
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01/06/2006 06:49:34 AM
Too bad the string is visible.
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01/05/2006 09:51:57 PM
it would be cool if there was no string........
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01/05/2006 11:17:51 AM
If you used some fishing line instead... (the transparent kind) it would have been more impressive. Very nice indeed. After the challenge, why don't you try cloning that rope out and show us all what it would look like then?
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01/04/2006 02:08:31 PM
Nice and clean but.. it lacks punch. I am not experienced enough to give you any real hints, all I can say that something is missing. 6.
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01/04/2006 02:01:11 PM
Too bad you were not allowed to clone that string out :)
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01/04/2006 01:22:01 PM
I like the photo and the colors but the string holding the object up is really distracting, might have tried some monofilimant fishing line so it would blend better, otherwise its a great photo. 6
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01/04/2006 11:52:47 AM
Nice shot, but it could be better without the thread.
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01/04/2006 07:48:41 AM
I think it would looked much better and more "natural" to have someone hold the jug rather than have the bit of string... i suppose in an advanced editing challenge you could have removed it and that would probably be the best picture you could make this. 4
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01/04/2006 07:04:59 AM
I wish that the thread was invisible.
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01/04/2006 05:03:02 AM
All you need now is thinner wire, good idea
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01/04/2006 02:15:27 AM
I would have much more preferred a hand tipping the pitcher than a string. I find that extremely distracting. I would have scored this higher except for the string. I'm not trying to be mean, just truthful.
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01/04/2006 02:06:42 AM
Too bad the string is so visible, but I still like this shot. :)
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01/04/2006 01:29:58 AM
Very nice! Best so far...
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01/04/2006 01:13:20 AM
Not so sure about the string holding the vase... does bring kinda a comical feel to the photo though :) Was the first thing my eyes saw though besides the shape
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