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Lime Drop
Lime Drop
scrybz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Beverage) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Riverside, CA
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

The red straw is for stirring, not sipping ;)

INGREDIENTS:
1 or 2 shots of gin
enough ice to keep the drink cold
tonic water
lime

PREPARATION:
put ice in glass, pour in gin, followed by tonic water. Squeeze a wedge of lime into the drink, rub some of the lime juice on the rim of the glass, and finally drop the squeezed lime wedge into the glass. Stir, drink, enjoy!

Assuming you're using quality ingredients, the only way to mess this drink up is to use flat tonic or to not have ice. Finding the exact proportion of gin to tonic water is best found through experimentation. I've found that the colder the drink is, the more liquor you can get away with packing into it.

SETUP:
Shot on black construction paper with another piece of black construction paper for the background. Lit with a single ab1600 monolight w/ 7" reflector, 1/32 power, 45 degrees on camera left. White foamboard reflector on camera right.

PP:
noise ninja, curves, h&s, crop, resize, usm

PSA:
Please don't operate a motor vehicle if you're drunk, and don't drink at all if you're below the minimum drinking age -- even if you're completely sure you can get away with it.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 06:22:53 PM
This photo is a little too busy for my taste, I like that all the components of the drink are here, but maybe a more close-up view would help
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07/22/2008 04:59:58 PM
Definitely looks appealing, love a G&T! Composition does seem a little cluttered but the glass and lime look good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 12:58:59 PM
at least some action 7
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07/19/2008 12:41:11 AM
thats a great idea, original. i can even see the lime being squeezed into the air
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2008 12:44:32 AM
Nice job catching the drop. I wish there was a little more detail in the ice cubes.
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07/17/2008 03:25:07 PM
nice capture of the drop, but the line from the lime to the edge of frame is kind of distracting, nice composition though
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07/16/2008 07:15:37 PM
too bad the glass cover up the bottle in this snapshot
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