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Champagne for Two
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EddyG


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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: My kitchen
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 13 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

Shot with the Canon 24-70/2.8L at 46mm with cross-screen filter, then cropped a little more in post.

Lit with two of those el-cheapo aluminum clamp-on reflector lights (using 40W bulbs), one on either side of the camera.

The reflective gold foil wrapper / neck of the bottle were maddeningly difficult to deal with and those reflections are the only part of the picture I'm not entirely happy about.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 326
Avg (all users): 7.0248
Avg (commenters): 8.2083
Avg (participants): 6.9007
Avg (non-participants): 7.1980
Views since voting: 8146
Votes: 242
Comments: 46
Favorites: 14 (view)


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04/16/2004 07:34:36 AM
technically perfect but I can't see why it won.
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11/17/2003 05:32:35 PM
I hate to be negative, but this won? I mean, technically it's pretty good, but it's just not that interesting or original. Maybe I'm missing something....
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11/13/2003 07:16:51 PM
Wow, I am impressed! I didn't get to vote in this contest, but I wish I had. I would have surely rated this a 10. Also, how did you get those stars on the glasses? Was that your reflective lighting, or did you have a star filter on? :)
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11/13/2003 10:19:15 AM
Wonderful photo ! Congrats Eddy !!!!!!!!!
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11/12/2003 06:30:31 PM
how pretty Eddy! Congratulations!
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11/12/2003 12:32:22 PM
EddyG

Congratulations.

Your entry is similar to one I was working on for the Shadows II challenge and decided not to enter.

The one in my forum post below is just one version of it. I shot this setup numerous ways. I think I did like 125 shot total.

//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=53042

I shot these in the garage where I could get total darkness even during the day. I used several candles for the lighting (nothing else) and did a long exposure.

Nice work
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11/12/2003 11:09:24 AM
Great photo! Congratulations!
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11/12/2003 10:46:21 AM
Well done! Congrats!
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11/12/2003 09:59:12 AM
Congrats! Fabulous photo...
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11/12/2003 08:26:37 AM
good job, eddy!
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11/12/2003 08:03:24 AM
Way to go Eddy, proud of ya!
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11/12/2003 07:46:18 AM
Congrats, Eddy !
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11/12/2003 06:27:34 AM
Congrats! One of my faves from this challenge.
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11/12/2003 05:38:24 AM
Eddy! You da man. Go Team 10D !!!
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11/12/2003 04:52:10 AM
Congrats on your win!!! Yupee, I knew this shot will be Number One, this was my only 10 point during the challenge! :-)
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11/12/2003 12:31:39 AM
Go Eddy! Congratulations!
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11/12/2003 12:26:54 AM
Way to go Eddy! Nice shot, congrats!
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11/12/2003 12:11:40 AM
With all the shots in this challenge, I never even saw the thumb for this one...Very nice shot and a well deserved third Blue!
TC
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11/12/2003 12:11:31 AM
congrats, eddy...cool pic!
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11/12/2003 12:08:19 AM
Congrats! The only 10 I gave in the challenge.
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11/12/2003 12:07:09 AM
Very nice. Congratulation is in order.
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11/12/2003 12:01:19 AM
Congratulations, well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 10:33:12 PM
Wow - this is really nice!
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11/10/2003 11:11:24 PM
What a great picture. Not sure what the roll of.... well I am not sure what it is.
But, still an awesome pic. 9
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11/10/2003 08:39:55 PM
Jesus...go work for a f*cking dinnerware catalog.

Well you definitely deserve my apologies, and i definitely deserve a swift kick in the ass. Shouldn't have been so mean. It's not for me to say your work sucks, only to judge honestly what I like and don't like. Honestly, I don't like this picture, but I would be be remiss if I didn't say this: your photo "It's a journey, not a destination" is, to me, the embodiment of beauty. Had you entered it in this contest, I would have given you an 11, if that were possible; it's a photo for which you should get some serious recognition. So don't take me personally.

Message edited by author 2003-11-12 01:31:36.
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11/09/2003 11:48:11 PM
Nice choice of objects artfully arranged. The starlight effect adds a nice modern twist to this classic art form.
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11/09/2003 01:49:55 PM
beautiful light sparkles,10 from me!
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11/09/2003 12:53:53 AM
Excellent composition and lighting
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11/08/2003 03:30:05 PM
This is a great photo. I can't help but be reminded of some "love guide" - a little cheesy, but that's not a bad thing! :-) The only thing I think could be improved was to have spread that ribbon out through the scene. It looks almost unfinished laying coiled up.
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11/08/2003 03:16:08 PM
very nice, love the lense flares. The composition is a bit static and the roll of ribbon looks out of place. You might have left the ribbon our all together and moved the berry bowl fron a bit the right glass back a bit which might have improved it or move the right glas back a bit switched the flowers and the berry bowl and move the left glas forward, behind the flowers.. Just a thought. Very good over all shot...and I do hoped you enyoyed the champagne. 7
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11/08/2003 03:02:09 AM
It might be the best. I love the sparkles. 10
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11/07/2003 12:24:04 PM
Ah, a star filter in use. Good idea. Adds a little something extra to the shot.I personally would have like to have seen a few more elements used on the set up. Possibly some stawberries out in front of the bowl, and maybe some more roses, just some things to help take up more of the empty space in the foreground. The lighting is pretty good except for the hot spot on the side of the bottle neck.
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11/07/2003 10:54:50 AM
Very classy. Very good composition. I like the sparkles on the glasses.
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11/06/2003 09:15:57 PM
i really like the flares for some reason
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11/06/2003 10:52:28 AM
Nice setup and I think the starlites actually work here. Brings some interest to the upper left part of the frame where it would have been complete darkness.. 8
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11/06/2003 10:41:45 AM
Wow! Great picture! The reflection on the glasses is AWESOME!
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11/06/2003 09:43:16 AM
Just want to say this is great composition, excellent. I truly like the photo, everything in place, evrything perfect.
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11/06/2003 05:14:01 AM
So much better than my attempt - thank you for showing me how it should be done! 10
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11/05/2003 11:09:19 PM
Love the lightning, beautiful composition.
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11/05/2003 09:44:46 PM
Wow--a classic still life, well executed. Every item in the frame is there for a reason. The crystal bowl echos the glasses, and the gold ribbon echos the color in the bottle\'s label very nicely. Supurb. 10.
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11/05/2003 06:29:12 PM
Nice Composition and Lighting. I think this one might be my favorite.
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11/05/2003 04:03:52 PM
My first word that I can recall seeing this shot is WoW! :-) The glares on the glasses are brilliant, wonderful composition, colours, and everything is sharp. The only thing I don't like is the bottom left corner, the edge of the table, but I think I would be cruel if I gave you less than... 10 POINTS for this one, and my favourite during this challenge! :-)
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11/05/2003 03:45:18 PM
The sparks add something extra to this picture, although a bit strong. The leave on the rose could have been removed. A good setup and atmosphere, fitting very well together.
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11/05/2003 06:47:47 AM
wah....nice....one of those classic photographs...
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11/05/2003 04:37:17 AM
Great composition, lighting, nice and sharp. Excellent shot.
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11/05/2003 12:11:44 AM
Good composition good lighting. I like this but think it could of been better focused. I don't dislike it..in fact I like it very much. Good work.
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