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Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A330 Zoom
Location: England
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: 100
ISO: 5.6
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2006


Place: 117 out of 155
Avg (all users): 4.9348
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7286
Avg (non-participants): 5.0049
Views since voting: 458
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 276
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 09:24:15 PM
Great idea. I feel its a bit poorly executed. the colors seem to bland and dull, and the photo is lacking clarity.
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10/24/2006 12:53:26 PM
The reflection in the RH glass is distracting and the glasses blend with the b/g too much. A backlight or spot light may separate the b/g from the subject. None the less, a nice effort and sound idea.
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10/23/2006 05:34:29 PM
Not an oxymoron. Also, the lack of lighting makes this pretty bland. Due to glare it would be tough to light this... But if you could tape some white LED's behind the glasses to make the liquid 'glow' it could be a cool effect.
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10/22/2006 02:03:39 PM
i would have liked to see this picture more sharp.. .the back ground color is not flattering.. you should have gone with something else.. not sure off the top.. but maybe a yellow... also the horizon is crooked... i do like this picture otherwise though.. the idea of the picture.. and even possibly a different angle.. like looking up from the bottom of the glasses... just my idea.. lol
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10/20/2006 01:54:16 PM
dont like the baby blue background but interestng concept.
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10/19/2006 10:55:37 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 1
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 1
"WOW" factor - 0
Score: 6
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10/19/2006 08:14:05 AM
There are to many reflections in the glass to come off as a finished photograph. Next time try hanging a sheet behind you to reduce them. The horizon of the table also seems to have a bit of a tilt to the right.
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10/18/2006 05:20:08 PM
Nice idea. I think the lighting could be improved. Maybe a sheet or something to diffuse the light. The glasses are nice, but the reflections detract. I also think the exposure is a tad too dark, maybe just a little curves or brightness/contrast change in photoshop.
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10/18/2006 04:08:14 PM
the idea is potentially good but the realization isn't good. in the glass there are too much reflections and I see even a window open :) but you could take advantage of situation. there are 2 reflections into the glasses. in the wine in the lower side and in the milk(I think is milk) in the upper side. perhaps you could take advantage of this and exalt this symmetry.

sorry for my bad english...........
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10/18/2006 12:01:51 PM
The oxymoron works with the image. Some things to work on regarding the photo. 1) It's not straight. Needs a counter-clockwise rotate of less than 1 degree (.25 to .50). 2) Whites should be white, not blue. Either use custom WB on your camera or adjust in PP. 3) Need more lighting, it's underexposed. 4) Diffuse the lighting to eliminate the harsh reflections. 5) Use a one piece background to eliminate the visible seam, and make sure your background is clean (dirt in lower right). 6) Move the subject away from the background some to blur it out a little.

Attention to details is important. BTW, did you consider using some backlighting with those glasses? The glass looks like it would be wonderful with some light refraction.

All of the above is JMO of course. Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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10/18/2006 12:41:32 AM
The idea is nice, but the lighting's pretty flat. There also seems to be a blue cast to it.
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