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Miles Away From Ordinary
Miles Away From Ordinary

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Challenge: Advertisement III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Date: Feb 2, 2008
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2008

Even if this picture doesn't do as well as I'd like, I'll still be proud of it. But I hope it does VERY well because here's what I had to go thru to get this damn shot:

First, as I pulled onto the beach my truck got stuck in the sand. I had to call my partner at work to beg for help. Luckily, a nice guy pulled me out with his truck. Close call.

So then, I've got my tripod set up and the bottle stuck in a huge mound of sand as the tide slowly rolled in. That didn't look so hot in the picture, I'd have to get lower and lose the mound of sand. So I layed on my stomach in the sand and shot a few frames as the tide not so slowly rolled in. So now my tripod is all sandy, my shoes, socks, jeans, and shirt are soaked and my corona bottle is rolling around in the water. No biggie...I'm having fun.

Until I see that the guy raking the sand with his big tractor thing is about 3 seconds from running over my tripod! Phew...saved it. Oh yeah, then my camera starts beeping it's little battery signal at me. I thought these were freshly charged? Guess not. So I snap a few more frames while laying in a huge pool of water and call it a day.

But I still love my shot!

Place: 18 out of 157
Avg (all users): 6.2385
Avg (commenters): 6.3889
Avg (participants): 5.6615
Avg (non-participants): 6.4308
Views since voting: 1977
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 260
Comments: 21
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02/23/2008 01:24:32 PM
Congrats on a top 20! I like hearing about how much it took to get the shot - you pulled it off pretty capably considering your various adversaries. :)
02/13/2008 10:43:59 AM
Well, it's a beautiful ad, and your enjoyment of your accomplished photo will last long after the memories of all the hassles fade away, right? I'm glad it did well! Congratulations on a top 20 finish.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2008 09:11:17 PM
Awesome shot. Well placed item and makes me want to get a beer.
02/12/2008 08:52:38 PM
Nice composition; definitely getting the idea of relaxing on a beach with a Corona. The blue water sets off the gold of the beer nicely.
02/11/2008 11:02:51 PM
Haha, this made me laugh right off. I wish that the sky took up most of the picture, but that's just me. Also, if the depth of field was shallower and only focused on the beer that would make this work a little better for me
02/11/2008 10:29:08 PM
I like the way you followed their ad campaign for this. I like the comp and the fact that the product is prominant in the photo. The background adds to the ambiance. I do think that you could've cropped this tighter and achieved the same effect while putting more attention on the product.
02/11/2008 02:56:45 AM
looks dangerous
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02/10/2008 10:08:08 AM
Familiar idea. DOF is nice. Color combo and intensity is nice.
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02/08/2008 07:34:04 PM
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02/08/2008 06:17:57 PM
Good idea, but I think the photo is a little bland. Could use a bit more color and "pop".
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02/08/2008 02:30:36 PM
Nice capture.
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02/07/2008 07:51:05 PM
could see this in a corona campaign. 7.
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02/07/2008 10:24:21 AM
Perfect title... 8
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02/06/2008 06:02:38 PM
Fits right in with their current ad campaign.
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02/06/2008 03:25:20 PM
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02/06/2008 02:51:17 PM
Did you just copie it from the commercial? i think you did. and for that no originallity.
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02/06/2008 10:06:57 AM
The waves are a nice effect. classic corona pic.
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02/06/2008 09:32:05 AM
this is a really good typical corona ad. i like that the photo was taken from the ground.
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02/06/2008 09:27:39 AM
nice title sweet picture
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02/06/2008 08:52:14 AM
Great composition and idea. The only "bad" thing is the sky, it seems a bit noisy. 7
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02/06/2008 08:19:48 AM
Nice concept! Love the composition...
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