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Pale Ale
Pale Ale

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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Location: NJ
Date: Nov 26, 2006
Aperture: f/3.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 0.059s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2006

Lots of playing with layers. Curves, levels, etc. USM. For some reason my white background turned blue after messing around in PS and I had to figure a way to turn it back to white. Can't wait for my PS for Dummies to arrive!!

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Place: 225 out of 233
Avg (all users): 4.3450
Avg (commenters): 3.6667
Avg (participants): 4.0549
Avg (non-participants): 4.5872
Views since voting: 776
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 200
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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12/04/2006 10:38:08 AM
I can see all of the glass on my laptop - this monitor is excellent at high-end details. I suspect I'd be one of those who couldn't see all of it if I were using my home monitor, which is excellent at the low end. Still, I think it met the challenge - it's definitely pale ale on white!
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12/04/2006 09:26:04 AM
I gave this a 5. If it were just a perfectly exposed, sharp photo of a glass of ale I would have given it a 4, but I gave you an extra point for the daring processing. You pushed it to the very edge of visibility, so that even though the rim and base are visible on your monitor, they are pretty much invisible on some of the voters' monitors, including mine. And that explains the low score. The things I vote up for, other people vote down for.

p.s. the reason I was voting this low in the first place is because I don't like studio/product shots and I feel a photo should have a reason to exist other than fulfilling the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 01:46:03 PM
sounds like something I'd like right now. I sometimes feel like this: under-rated, invisible, a little blurry ... more focus on details might be better.
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12/03/2006 12:46:26 AM
This is either too overexposed or you increase brightness without compensating in contrast. Its too washed out. The idea is good and the composition is nice. I'd like to see the original when the challenge is over.
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12/02/2006 01:09:34 PM
Good idea for the challenge. To make it work, the light would have to be more controlled, so that there is definition in the glass/beer, yet the background remains very white. As it is, the subject gets soft of mushed into the background, and the background is not clear and white. ~4
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11/30/2006 08:43:06 AM
It seems to me that you've pushed the brightness way up to get the 'white', but in the process have ended up with a very blown looking image.
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11/29/2006 07:59:33 PM
This is a really nice shot but I would like to see a tad more of the glass. 7
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11/28/2006 10:28:23 PM
Right concept with a nice subject. Somehow, not much seems in focus. Maybe because it's all muted a bit (sorry, not sure how else to describe it). Could be the condensation on the glass and glare from the lighting around the top (area without condensation)? The background seems more yellow than white (really evident from the thumbnail view). I like the composition with the off-centering and upper-right placement of the glass. Good luck in the challenge.
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11/28/2006 09:26:29 PM
Too pale
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11/28/2006 05:22:31 PM
I know the overexposed look was probably intentional for the light on white feel, but it really appears like an over exposed shot and I lose focus of whats going on and only see the beer. I might have used more contrast and aimed the light through the beer onto the surface giving "Light on White".

2 / 3 Creativity - Ordinary/Common = 0.
2 / 3 Subject - Subject follow the challenge theme?
1 / 2 Technical - Focus, lighting, etc.
0 / 2 WOW - The hard to get points.
5 /10 Score - I rarely give out 9's & 10's.
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11/28/2006 11:10:40 AM
Over all this is a bit too washed out and doesn't appear to be in focus.
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11/28/2006 10:58:28 AM
Too bright - it's made the image too washed out for my taste
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11/28/2006 03:51:05 AM
blown out
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11/27/2006 07:58:15 PM
Looks too pale to me.
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11/27/2006 12:58:46 PM
the washed out / blown out glass is a problem
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11/27/2006 08:54:22 AM
a bit too hot
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11/27/2006 12:30:30 AM
youve processed this too light - its not possible to see what the subject is anymore
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11/27/2006 12:24:55 AM
overblown and fuzzy 3
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