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Rainbow Shot
Rainbow Shot

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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Pentax Optio S5i
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: F5.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 0.077 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

What did I do... I lined the floor and wall with glossy photo paper, filled each shot glass with died water, and placed a mag light on the floor in line with the glasses. Editing included bringing out each of the shot glasses respective colors, and cloning out the lines between each piece of paper, and removing some of the 'hot spots.'

Place: 29 out of 238
Avg (all users): 6.3962
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.4565
Views since voting: 5224
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 260
Comments: 20
Favorites: 4 (view)

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06/10/2006 04:10:50 PM
:-) Nice shot, good job on eking a 9 out of me, first place got a nine from me too :-)
Was it the beating stick you used to light up the glasses :-)

Knowing the camera you used, when you get more control with your next planned camera, you will be brining in the ribbons soon. I agree with ursula the DOF is what was off, can you set your aperture higher?
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06/08/2006 12:57:47 PM

hello from the CC:

First impression: Interesting image, the colours shining through the glasses are beautiful.

It is a good match for the challenge.

Exposure looks to be right on.

Focus IMO is a bit off, it seems to be on the back glasses, and in this case I think that either all glasses should be in focus, or the front glasses should be in focus fading to the back. Whether to have it all in focus or use selective focus is a personal choice, mind you, but in this case I find the selective focus slightly distracting.

Lighting is good, it is stronger in back (on the back glasses), and the effect of the darker glasses towards the front/lighter to the back is quite beautiful. The staggered shadows created on the backdrop add good drama.

Composition is very good. If anything, it might be worth trying to eliminate (crop?) some of the dark space at the bottom. That area is not doing much in the picture, and it might be a stronger image if the bottom were higher up.

Overall: A well done, solid image, with quite a bit of visual appeal, and only your second entry and you're at almost 6.4 already! Congratulations. That's excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photography.


If you have any questions/comments/complaints, feel free to contact me. Take care,

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06/07/2006 12:13:55 AM
Top 30!!! Wooohoooo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:35:41 AM
the glow comming out of them is not working for me, might have been better just cropping it out since the glasses look great
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06/05/2006 07:23:32 PM
very lively... nicely don...
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06/05/2006 01:46:51 PM
Excellent colour and composition. Interesting refraction from the light.
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06/05/2006 12:31:41 PM
This is cool. I would like to know the secret.
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06/03/2006 10:51:37 PM
magical.....I love this one.....
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06/02/2006 05:46:48 PM
Simply beautiful!
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06/02/2006 04:39:17 PM
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06/02/2006 02:46:03 PM
Very cool!
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06/01/2006 02:04:58 PM
sweet! 9!
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05/31/2006 08:56:50 PM
Interesting composition - I like the rainbow refractions from the glasses.
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05/31/2006 06:54:35 PM
oh very nice colours!
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05/31/2006 03:44:49 PM
That's awesome!!
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05/31/2006 01:57:10 PM
Very nice... Very cool color... What are those drinks anyway? Inked water LOL... Keep up the good work :D
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05/31/2006 12:19:38 PM
What can I say.. simple, clear, good lightning...
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05/31/2006 10:13:51 AM
well done
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05/31/2006 12:56:46 AM
Wow amazing work! I really love the use of color to enhance the light.
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05/31/2006 12:16:18 AM
yep.. its a 10.. no question about that
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