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Recipe for relaxation
Recipe for relaxation

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Challenge: Recipe (Beverage) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Office studio
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Aperture: f4.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2008

1 bottle opener
1 beer
2,349,204 grains of sand

Set up a plate of glass on paper with a hole in the bottom to light the beer. I was planning on using other lights, but the ambient light in the room proved to be the best. Adjusted exposure, saturation, convert from raw, rotate, crop, usm.

Place: 40 out of 111
Avg (all users): 5.8465
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.5526
Avg (non-participants): 5.9015
Views since voting: 1423
Views during voting: 438
Votes: 241
Comments: 15
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07/29/2008 05:22:06 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color, Saturation, and Hue: Colors are good, nothing is over saturated, hues appear realistic.

Brightness and contrast: I'm not sure exactly what you were going for here. The sand appears to be a little under lit, for a daytime shot. If you were going for a evening sundown tropical shot, then it could work.

Focus and depth of field: Both are done very well. Nice sharp focus, and the sand in the background goes soft, as it should if it is representing a beach.

I'm taking this as a representation of a giant bottle of beer near a sandy beach and small island. I like the lighting, and the underlight to light the beer is a neat idea. Kind of a beer lighthouse... The grain in the picture does distract a bit. Perhaps a longer exposure at ISO 100 would cure this. The light under the beer gives itself away at the front of the bottle. Perhaps a smaller hole, or putting the beer "ashore" with some beach in front of it, would hide the bright area in the bottom of the glass. I would also like to see the bottle not cut off in the reflection. Now if you would have had access to some tiny palm trees, and a sky with clouds....

All in all a very entertaining shot and a nice play on Corona Light, with the light.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 09:20:24 PM
ew, corona. drink a man beer.
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07/22/2008 05:55:48 PM
The bottle is very well lit and the bottle opener is a good prop. Looks a bit lost in the rest of the scene though, perhaps a tighter view with less of the reflection would be an option? Still clear top 10 stuff though.
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07/20/2008 04:40:06 PM
Could have benefited more if the subject and the horizon where slightly off-center (Rule of Thirds). 4/10
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07/20/2008 02:47:07 AM
I like the simplicity of it, and i like the blue contrast with yellow. i do though not like the noise and im not sure really what the sand and stuff in the left is for.
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07/18/2008 11:47:24 AM
Love the lighting here -- but there seems to be a lot of noise in the image. Still, very well executed.
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07/18/2008 12:07:24 AM
Very cool. Good colour and light.
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07/17/2008 11:17:32 PM
I like the tille, nice picture
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07/17/2008 10:02:47 PM
I hope this is sand! I like the grain and the light is very well done! 10
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07/17/2008 04:14:29 PM
very cool looking
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07/17/2008 03:36:27 PM
beautiful, i think that is a lamp, no? i've seen some at stores that look like this, a bottle thats really a lamp. anywyas, awesome job, hope this does well for you
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07/17/2008 10:30:45 AM
lots of noise
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07/17/2008 01:36:16 AM
Lovely colours
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07/16/2008 11:19:09 PM
I like the reflection. Although the shot is a little noisy due to high ISO I guess.
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07/16/2008 08:54:31 AM
Very nice! Love the lighting!
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