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Challenge: Habits (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Milton, ON - Canada
Date: May 18, 2004
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2004

A martini glass sitting atop a glass plate with a blue file folder under it. The background is my PC monitor with a gradient fill made in Photoshop.

Editing:

Crop
Auto levels
USM 125% 1.5 pixel 1 level

As you can see on the smudge (probably from dust on my image sensor), I did not do any spot editing.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 256
Avg (all users): 6.3640
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.1356
Avg (non-participants): 6.5390
Views since voting: 4958
Votes: 272
Comments: 41
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/28/2004 07:40:06 AM
Congratulations on your yellow!

A few things of thought from me.

There is a round stop right of the glass that could be cleaned up with a quick clone. (I know this was basic editing, but if you are thinking about improving/making a print.)

Although it is not so relevant in the larger photo, from a thumbnail perspective you can see that the horizon is fairly skewed. So try tilting right to get everything nice and straight.

I love the colors, and the subject, and I am glad you didn't use expensive film :). Great message that shows to me those who I know on this site that have never used film in their entire life that they are in fact part of the new generation of photography.

My last piece of criticism is that the actualy horizon line, where the thickness is a little bit thicker, is a little too distracting. Once again for improvements for your image, you could have clones thi out or blurred it slightly, just to direct less attention to it.

Once again, congratulations on a great shot and keep it up!

Lee
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05/27/2004 12:32:48 AM
Congrats on the placing!

I loved the ingenuity of the shot on this and it sure put a smile on my face when I saw it.
I guess we all see something different in a shot, and only tagged yours as a 6, partially because the background & colors were just too vivid for me.

Again, congratulations!
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05/26/2004 06:27:10 PM
This is a great shot. this was one of my favorites through the challenge. Glad to see it made the top 3. Congrats on the Ribbon! :)
This would make a great print too, I think!
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05/26/2004 08:23:18 AM
Wow! Thanks so much for all the votes. I had no idea I would get a ribbon!
05/26/2004 08:22:27 AM
A martini glass sitting atop a glass plate with a blue file folder under it. The background is my PC monitor with a gradient fill made in Photoshop.

Editing:

Crop
Auto levels
USM 125% 1.5 pixel 1 level
05/26/2004 06:38:22 AM
Nice shot! Just disappointed that the "Photographer's Comments" box says "N/A". (Most folks here like details!)
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05/26/2004 01:03:05 AM
what he said
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05/26/2004 12:04:11 AM
This should have been first
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2004 09:29:14 PM
What a cool set up, its very well done. Great shot.
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05/25/2004 04:32:15 PM
Very creative idea. Best in show.
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05/25/2004 12:53:40 PM
Nice, bright, colourful. My head seems to tilt to the left when looking at this though...
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05/24/2004 02:56:55 PM
ROTFLMBO! Mine would be similar but should have Kodachrome rather than Gold 100!
Nice effect! GREAT concept!
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05/24/2004 02:27:23 PM
cool picture, very crisp and clear (and also the picture too). 9
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05/24/2004 12:16:26 PM
wonderful! :)
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05/23/2004 11:40:27 PM
Great use of color. Very clear composition of the film canister in the water. Nicely done.
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05/23/2004 07:17:10 PM
The Colours in this are just great, but what is that thing in the glass? Is it something to do with Photography? :-).
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05/23/2004 01:08:47 PM
Very creative! 7
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05/23/2004 10:32:32 AM
Cool swizzle stick. I love the colors in this.
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05/22/2004 11:27:53 AM
Oh sure. Digital photographers are the judges, so you play to them. You're shameless. I like that!
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05/22/2004 10:41:27 AM
I knew there would be photography and alcohol pictures in this challenge, but I never would have thought of combining the two. This is a great shot with really excellent colors.
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05/20/2004 11:26:59 PM
Love it. The background makes the glass stand out.
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05/20/2004 10:26:54 PM
I like the visual jest. I like the background, it sort of leaps out at you. I like the idea of using film as a garnish for the drink. Is that a nail with the olive glued to it? Really interesting photo.
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05/20/2004 07:48:13 PM
Sharp pic, nice color, creative idea.
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05/20/2004 07:08:05 PM
i think this is my favourite picture in the challenge because of the unusual creativity..good luck!
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05/20/2004 03:46:22 PM
I like the way the glass and the film roll, olive, etc. look but the colors of the bacjground look very much like they were created in photoshop detracting from an otherwise fine image
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05/20/2004 12:53:19 PM
Excellent. This is my choice for Blue Ribbon. I really hope you describe how you did this once the challenge is over.
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05/20/2004 12:30:00 PM
Great colors and terrific symbolism
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05/20/2004 05:28:24 AM
comical use of a role of film, original. nice background and lighting
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05/20/2004 05:18:45 AM
Clever idea. Nice setup. 8
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05/19/2004 11:16:26 PM
Nice over all colors, light and composition, lots of effort and it shows. I think I'd of liked the camera a bit higher to see into the glass. Good luck in the challenge.
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05/19/2004 06:23:50 PM
great background but when i see a martini i think of classic...hmmm maybe i'm liking it better now.
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05/19/2004 05:14:01 PM
I like your colors and idea especially the film in the glass. Good luck.
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05/19/2004 04:41:09 PM
interesting
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05/19/2004 04:19:27 PM
GREAT colors is that a printed background?
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05/19/2004 03:19:49 PM
REALLY good photo here. I like the composition and the colors. VERY well done, this would make a really cool print !
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05/19/2004 02:19:43 PM
Wow, I love this photo. Great colors, awesome idea, excellent execution! Good job... Top 20.
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05/19/2004 02:06:25 PM
Great focus. Nice colors and composition. Cool idea. 10.
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05/19/2004 12:23:22 PM
Very colorful. WHO NEEDS FILM? Not Us Not Us.
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05/19/2004 09:48:53 AM
Nice - I like the juxtaposition of your two habits :) Plus, with all of the other alcohol shots, it's good to see something both original and well-shot.
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05/19/2004 07:33:02 AM
Always check for dust first.
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05/19/2004 02:22:17 AM
i love the colors
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