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Quarters and Beer
Quarters and Beer

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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: backyard
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1000
Galleries: Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Aug 5, 2006

Shot in my backyard with a piece of black posterboard and the three quarters were held on a wire and taped on, then I dropped the quarter in the cup. Converted the raw file twice, once for quarters, table and beer, once with much deeper shadows and darkened the whole image. This hid almost all of the wires. Then I used layer masks to bring out the quarters, table and beer. Only had to used healing and clone brush right near the edge of the top two qurater. THen I healed out some errant water spray. Used contrast masking, curves and selective color. Hope its all ok.

Post challenge: Thanks everyone for your comments. It was in fact bud light that had been out getting quarters dropped in it for about a half hour and had lost its bubbles. I had set up three quarters originally but had to clone more on the last quarter and cropped it out because I was worried of being DQ'ed. Here is a before and after the PP and you can see how it was done.
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Place: 18 out of 212
Avg (all users): 6.4175
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3671
Avg (non-participants): 6.4522
Views since voting: 2296
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 194
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/30/2007 08:29:20 PM
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08/15/2006 11:04:50 PM
Cool. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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08/14/2006 10:48:11 AM
What an AWESOME AWESOME photo! 6.4, although a great score, seems a bit (alot) underrated to me for this photo!
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08/14/2006 01:12:54 AM
Great finish... very impressive partner... :)
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08/14/2006 01:12:52 AM
Very clever and imaginative, Joe! COngrats on your top 20 finish!
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08/14/2006 12:31:38 AM
excellent work! very, very clever!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 08:43:01 PM
Very cool capture that invokes a few drunken memories. I have no idea how you achieved this amazing image. Lite-beer no doubt, where's the bubbles?
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08/13/2006 01:34:33 PM
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08/11/2006 04:49:21 PM
i just cant understand why your dropping a coins in the glass of beer instead of an ice cubes... can you tell me the logic? -because for me, though i like the quality of the picture there's no sense after all. a glass of beer is for drink not a wishing weel... godluck, anyway.
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08/11/2006 12:36:45 PM
You made it! Ok, shots for everybody! ;^) Nice capture here. Strobe lights? Congrats in advance on your high finish. Well done.
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08/11/2006 09:59:45 AM
sorry, but that looks more like ginger ale than beer. nice shot, though.
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08/10/2006 09:56:27 PM
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08/10/2006 10:41:47 AM
very clever execution - I think a "bar" kind of background might be better - well let's just say the large expanse of black is really over powering in the shot that's here, and I wish there was something else back there.

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08/09/2006 08:41:09 PM
very cool!
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08/08/2006 11:03:11 PM
Great shot - good compostition - sharp.
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08/08/2006 07:42:01 PM
This is just cool. :) One of those "how did he do that?"
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08/07/2006 03:23:21 PM
I like this a lot and would love to know how you did it, if you have time to let me know. I am just getting going and don't know much!
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08/07/2006 02:33:42 PM
Funny. Nice comp and lighting.
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08/07/2006 01:05:00 PM
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08/07/2006 01:22:52 AM
hoe did you do this? Wow! this should do well in the challenge, good luck
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