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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Collection: Still Life
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Studio
Date: Nov 2, 2003
Aperture: f9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1sec
Galleries: Vintage, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2003

Just want to say a big thanks to John who advised me with lighting and who's exposure tutorial helped me with this shot. Back/Side lit with my trusty desk-lamp, with white boards either side, and a lit match to create the glow that lights up the label in front.

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Place: 19 out of 326
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Views since voting: 1696
Votes: 236
Comments: 26
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01/20/2004 01:52:10 PM
Deliciously deep dark reddish-black - totally in keeping with a suggestion of fine wine. Well framed, and very brave use of all that negative space. Now one of my faves.
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11/11/2003 06:15:18 PM
nice lighting, and nonconventional composition - I like how the light brings out the touches of red on the glass and bottle. and I like the extra light on the bottom of the bottle from the other side - well thought out.
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11/11/2003 04:58:28 PM
IMHO this shot begs for a little more detail (or less detail) in the bottle...I keep trying to figure out what the label says and that kinda detracts from the overall impact of an otherwise simply elegant shot!
TC
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11/11/2003 12:13:28 PM
Nice dark piece... Excelent...
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11/11/2003 07:18:57 AM
I like the minimalistic approach, emphasising shape of bottle and glass and the warm color of the wine. A bit more light on the top of the bottle to also see the outline there would be even better in my opinion.
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11/11/2003 01:22:16 AM
too much empty space on the right for my taste, but nice lighting effect
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11/10/2003 08:40:33 PM
Awesome.
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11/10/2003 12:31:12 PM
Great depiction, creates an interesting story
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11/10/2003 12:10:28 PM
like this... good focus 9/10
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11/10/2003 11:29:08 AM
subtle dark tones.almost abstract. I like it.
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11/09/2003 10:22:49 PM
I'd be really interested in seeing if anybody can actually find something to critique in this photo.The use of negative space and color contrast& rhyme is just awesome. Amazing work!
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11/09/2003 09:57:28 PM
I really like the use of negative space, and how the glass looks like it's filled with the blackness behind it. Only the glint of red (and the title!) lets you know it's wine. Very good job--top 10 if not a ribbon
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11/09/2003 08:26:07 AM
Love the light. But it is a bit unbalanced, too much empty space.
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11/07/2003 11:57:49 AM
A very clear favourite of mine this week. Perfect lighting and focus. And a superb composition. A winner! /10
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11/07/2003 07:14:52 AM
I like this. Could work as an ad. :)
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11/07/2003 05:32:31 AM
I really love this image. Fantastic use of negative space, excellent deep color, perfect highlights on the glass and bottle. For me there is nothing to critique.
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11/06/2003 03:35:26 PM
My fav tipple! well captured, light is good 7
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11/06/2003 11:19:28 AM
nice...just too much black for my liking though. 7
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11/06/2003 09:37:33 AM
ah yes, negative space.....hmmmm......if that were the theme this would be ranked higher in my mind than a theme that is still life....I appreciate it's use but the shot of the wine bottle and glass is so wonderful I REALLY want to see more of it.
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11/06/2003 01:01:03 AM
ooh, risky use of negative space, especially with a subject as dark in places as the backdrop. very bold.

i'm glad i stuck around on this image for a little while - its really grown on my in a matter of moments. nice work. very bold.
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11/05/2003 10:20:02 PM
Very nice shot. Only thing I can say is that the loss of the top of the bottle doesn't allow the eye to finish the journey up the photo. A little light thrown on the top would have completed this.
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11/05/2003 06:10:55 PM
too dark ;P just kidding! i love the drama. cool way to compose the shot. good use of negative space. i'd like to see a little more light on the top part of the bottle. technically this is a really good shot but it actually doesn't have a lot of emotion for me personally. it does fit the challenge well though which is more than can be said about a lot of these pics.
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11/05/2003 03:56:18 PM
I like the set up a lot (9)
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11/05/2003 03:51:07 PM
Very interesting--I like the overall mood portrayed in this photo, and you've got the lighting right-on. I'm normally a fan of negative space, but I'm finding that there's just a bit too much space on the right. Great submission overall. 8
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11/05/2003 01:39:37 AM
according to my opinion there had to be a little more light from the opposite side. that would hav revealed the colour of the liquid more gracefully.!
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11/05/2003 01:31:25 AM
Lovely colors or hint of them anyway. This has a particularly classy and sophisticated look to it.
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