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Grapes of Wrath
Grapes of Wrath
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Challenge: Still Life With Motion (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: federal Way, WA (Seattle)
Date: Sep 23, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/25th Sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007

Last minute entry (again). I always seem to be scrambling to get something in. Haven't entered in a while, so i just HAD to do something. I'd been thinking of this all week... turned out okay.

It was VERY frustrating, as I picked up my new 40D about 2 weeks ago, and i just haven't had any time (work & business-travel) to play with it!!! I couldn't get the ACR update in time, so had to work with the JPEG ! Ugh. Still turned out pretty darned good, considering this was the jpg, and at 800 iso! Lovin the new 40D... just need more time !

Hope it does okay - but it really doesn't matter - I just wanted the darned UPDATE BUTTON BACK ! ;O)

pp:
from jpeg (ack!)
curves
hue/sat
dodge & burn (to pull out the glass a bit & give the bg a rustic feel)
resize
usm
border
sfw

Now i just have to go buy a couple of wine glasses to replace the 2 that sacrificed themselves for this shot (don't think the wife was too happy with me). ;O)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.7760
Avg (commenters): 7.6190
Avg (participants): 6.7451
Avg (non-participants): 6.7879
Views since voting: 3424
Views during voting: 423
Votes: 183
Comments: 25
Favorites: 6 (view)


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10/01/2007 10:05:14 AM
I really loved this one when I saw it in the challenge! I'm so glad it finished so strong, even tho I gave it one of my highest scores, expecting it to ribbon . . .but an honorable mention: Certainly nothing not to be elated about! Congratulations!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2007 11:13:55 PM
Good idea. I wish more of the glass were easily seen. Not sure how to light that, though.
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09/30/2007 10:27:44 PM
I really like the lighting... the composition is great as well... the b/g is perfect... trying to find something to suggest as an improvement and can't... never thought of using a banana holder for grapes.. will now though.
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09/30/2007 09:31:34 PM
Hope you did not have to go thru too many takes on this lol. Love the breaking glass in motion.
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09/29/2007 06:43:37 PM
catastrophe
i love it
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09/28/2007 01:39:35 PM
Very good idea. Unfortunately the glass is lost in the busy background of the grapes and it's hard to see the breaking glass and spilling wine. Maybe a different positioning of it?
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09/28/2007 10:55:30 AM
The motion of the breaking glass seems lost a bit in the pattern of the grapes, the colors are so similar. Otherwise, quite nice.
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09/28/2007 07:26:58 AM
well captured. Hope you used white wine to get it out of the carpet ;-)

I think the grape background interferes with the action a little.
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09/27/2007 06:03:49 PM
you've got to admire someone willing to shatter glass and spill spill wine just to get a shot. The glare from the lights is a bit distracting, but other than that, well done. I hope you got that in one take.
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09/27/2007 11:37:35 AM
I hope this didn't take too many attempts. Excellent timing. Good composition. There are a couple of white spots in upper right that probably could have been cloned out, or are those glass shards?
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09/26/2007 07:26:50 PM
OOps. Love the idea! Great execution too!
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09/26/2007 07:21:36 PM
Ha. Good shot.
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09/26/2007 05:38:12 PM
My fav in this challenge...it's an excellent idea and the title really fits. FWIW...I find the wine bottle distracting and I like my imagined view with it out of there ;) Good luck in the challenge!
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09/26/2007 05:26:26 PM
LOVE the captioning.

The picture is even more fabulous. If I were voting I'd give it a high score indeed.
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09/26/2007 11:33:10 AM
Intense. I like the grape and reddish theme. Maybe a more intense side light would help to make the wine pop more? I like it.
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09/26/2007 07:25:10 AM
Great title. I love that this isn't called "Breaking Glass" or something :-) I really really love the colors and contrast, and DOF. Really great image. 10!
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09/25/2007 07:17:49 PM
Great shot and fantastic capture of the action, which goes very well with the 'still' element of the image. Bumping to 9.
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09/25/2007 01:57:24 PM
I love this with the movement and still life but the colors are to me a bit too much the same. Probably the brick background is what pulls my attention away. Great timing of the shot. Hope you didn't have to waste too much wine.
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09/25/2007 10:23:27 AM
Nice job! I hope you got it this perfect on the first try. This one would be messy if you had to do a bunch of retakes. I love the concept.
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09/24/2007 11:22:31 PM
nice setup and lighting!
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09/24/2007 09:25:17 PM
Ashamed you had to break the wine glass. : ) But very nice effects and I love the shading and coloring of the grapes and background. Very nice!
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09/24/2007 07:38:46 PM
nicely done - 8
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09/24/2007 06:09:39 AM
This certainly fits the challenge!!
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09/24/2007 01:07:17 AM
great title and a wonderful messy result...hope you didn't harm too many glasses to get the shot :-)
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09/24/2007 12:37:03 AM
Good image how many shots did it take lol psart 8
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