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The Illusion of Need
The Illusion of Need

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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Date: Sep 7, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20sec
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

Last minute entry. Crop, clone edge of light spot off. Noise ninja, Burn parts of surface, clean up bottle.

I had to be a little "anti" in this challenge. While I like "products" I really see the need for less and less. I've evolved from a more materialistic sensibility when I was younger - when I thought "stuff" would make me happy. Now I realize nothing will make me happy ;P

Of course, this fits into my theme of hate of disposable plastic bottled water and its wastefulness.

Place: 54 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.8129
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.1220
Avg (non-participants): 6.0614
Views since voting: 841
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 155
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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09/18/2008 02:22:40 PM
This is gorgeous, should've ranked much higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2008 08:16:55 PM
Are we selling water? Which we need? If so, very creative and nice camera work!
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09/12/2008 01:51:54 PM
Interesting lighting and treatment on such a simple product. Taking the image without the title there doesn't seem to be a purpose to the light, it would seem more like the light is life going into the bottle. Anyway, like it.
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09/09/2008 06:41:40 PM
Nice shot. You painted that light beautifully.
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09/09/2008 05:17:35 PM
This is a great product add for one of the most basic human needs. Nice post processing effects too.
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09/09/2008 04:46:07 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2

I don't exactly get the idea here, but the photo is well executed. Nice work.
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09/09/2008 11:37:22 AM
A very nifty idea with the lighting, but I think for the purposes of this challenge you'd need a label on the bottle to sell the "product". That said, I like the concept that we're sold the need to drink bottled water - and for that, the anonymity of the bottle is well suited.
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09/09/2008 09:59:07 AM
Wow, now that is awesome. If I could vote, I'd give it 10 right away.

Edit: Now I can!
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09/09/2008 09:23:19 AM
Great use of painting with light. I would like to know what you used for your light source. Cool photo!
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09/09/2008 01:44:05 AM
Great capture!
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09/08/2008 10:29:23 PM
this is a very cool image. not sure it falls directly under product, this is more of an ad. sorry to be such a stickler
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09/08/2008 08:42:54 AM
What product are you advetising? I think there needs to be a label on that bottle. I like the photo but without a label this is not really a product shot.
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09/08/2008 01:23:19 AM
Very nicely done!
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