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Budweiser- King of Cold
Budweiser- King of Cold

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Challenge: Cold (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Date: Jul 22, 2008
Aperture: f18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2008

Well, this was the 4th frozen bottle, and down to the last day to get one that I liked. I like the fact that where the lable is on the bottle it is clear ice.

Basically I took an empty bud bottle, filled it with water to make it sink, capped it, then put it in a small trash can full of distilled water and froze it.

Took it out of the freezer a couple hours before shooting so that it would be melted enough to slip out of the trash can. Chipped away the top of the ice so that it did not look so "even". Shot on my black velvet background which will never be the same. One studio light to camera left in an umbrella, and another almost 90 degrees camera right with a snoot, pointed at the glass.

In hindsight I would have rather had a frostier beer glass and a reflector behind the glass to make the beer lighter because the black background made it go really dark.

Unfortunately with basic editing I could not dodge it to bring it up lighter. Oh well. it is what it is.

prediction for score 6.2. possibly as low as 5.7. dream score would be a 7.

Place: 21 out of 115
Avg (all users): 6.0274
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0857
Avg (non-participants): 6.0163
Views since voting: 1564
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 219
Comments: 21
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09/06/2008 01:41:42 PM
Very under rated. Ice is tough to shoot. Great image!
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08/01/2008 07:07:08 AM
21st place! Thats very underrated. It fits this challenge brilliantly and is very well executed. Keep up the good work.
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07/30/2008 04:27:37 PM
This is awesome! I think it should definitely be on the first page, not in 21st place!

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07/30/2008 09:08:04 AM
It's a great idea well executed is "what it is"

Congrats on a good score, and I agree I think this should have been on the front page.
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07/30/2008 07:10:47 AM
ernie, this is a great shot. very underrated score IMO
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07/30/2008 12:04:23 AM
hey - not too bad of a finish at all! Congrats on the 6+ score. Hope you enjoyed all the beverages :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2008 08:20:29 PM
haha i love that you turned the top upside down for the crown....this definitely looks cold!
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07/28/2008 11:25:31 PM
I really like the composition and how you can see the label pretty clear through the ice!
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07/27/2008 12:03:19 PM
amazing idea! beer is never good unless its cold! thats my opinion but im' canadian so i like everything cold.

Great idea!
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07/26/2008 09:35:30 AM
Brilliant image. Well executed idea and fits the challenge perfectly. Top 3 for sure.
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07/25/2008 02:33:52 PM
Very nice set up and lighting.
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07/24/2008 07:36:36 PM
Well carried out, not crazy about the red line running through the image as it seems to distract rather than enhance.
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07/24/2008 07:30:27 PM
Now that's a cold beer, just like I like them.
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07/24/2008 06:02:25 PM
Nice shot! Crisp and cold!
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07/24/2008 01:56:40 AM
this is all the way pro quality. call Budweiser asap. 10
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07/23/2008 10:17:51 PM
Nice idea
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07/23/2008 01:13:10 PM
nice still life and effort to freeze the beer in ice--good idea on emptying the bottle first! I've had many explode in the freezer. I think you'll get nailed on your border though.
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07/23/2008 07:18:18 AM
Nice subject & lighting but looks slightly oversharp to me.
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07/23/2008 04:59:43 AM
This doesn't need a title to explain the theme, and it's beautifully created.
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07/23/2008 04:14:06 AM
To my mind this picture represented cold more than any other. It is also a clear, sharp image and I like the idea. Great photo.
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07/23/2008 01:43:46 AM
Budweiser...king of selling out! :)

Nice shot....bravoon the major sale for the company! :)
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