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Drink or Drive
Drink or Drive

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Challenge: Choices (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Basement Studio
Date: Jun 15, 2004
Aperture: 20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2004

I think this is an important choice, and one that we often make too lightly. I face this one all the time.

A quick shot, minimal setup. Just a couple of 500W halogen lights to help show off the broken glass.

Yes, I had to break a martini glass for this, but I found one with a small crack in it anyway.

Place: 4 out of 227
Avg (all users): 6.3778
Avg (commenters): 6.9375
Avg (participants): 6.0808
Avg (non-participants): 6.5497
Views since voting: 2237
Votes: 270
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/16/2004 03:30:47 PM
To be perfectly blunt and with out tact in my observations:

*Too many keys
*Needs a little more realism (like suggested below.

Other wise, I love it and I don't think that the right should have been cropped off a little. I like how the light comes in.
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06/25/2004 05:20:39 AM
Great shot but the picture seems somewhat static. I'd liked to have seen the glass being shot in mid-tilt as it was spilling or at least see an alcohol puddle on the table. A coaster or rings of water beneath the glass would've also added realism if not being a distraction by adding too many elements to the photo. Furthermore, a tad too many keys me thinks. Perhaps 3 would've gotten the idea of a keychain across.

Other than that, nice lighting and great focus. Perhaps I would've cropped a slice off the right side as well as the composition does feel heavy on the left.
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06/24/2004 06:44:01 PM
I guess being online since 06/13/2004 10:52:07 PM paid off! Nice photo :)
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06/23/2004 01:22:51 AM
The message is clear. Congratulations on the top ten finish. Hope to see more of your work, hopefully in the ribbon column soon.
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06/23/2004 01:09:51 AM
Thanks so much everyone! I'm thrilled to have my first top ten finish, especially after last week's close 14th. This shot has really grown on me, and I'm glad that people voted some of the important life choices into the top ten.

I'm really thrilled. This site is growing quickly to mean a lot to me and my new hobby of photography. All your feedback is invaluable to me.

06/23/2004 12:12:57 AM
Congrats on the top ten!!! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2004 12:39:29 PM
Great use of selective desaturation. The only quibbles I have are that the keys are a little too bulky (do they have to reach all the way around the base?), that the liquid no longer has a definite 'edge' to it and that the lighting is a little bit harsh. Otherwise, nicely done.
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06/22/2004 01:13:45 AM
Dramatic - but hopefully not a real "choice." Border detracts.
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06/21/2004 07:52:12 PM
Think this picture would be better with only one key in it and keychain.
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06/21/2004 04:34:34 PM
Good photo. Makes a statement.
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06/21/2004 05:46:06 AM
I love the way this image presents a very important and potentially dangerous subject in such a visually beautiful way. The composition is just sheer joy, from the soft curves and colours in the top left to the harsh angles and metallic tones in the centre. The shadows even enhance the "scattered" effect. Also the texture on the background is just perfect.
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06/18/2004 08:38:45 PM
Very original new take on "don't drink and drive". Well done and absolutely great composition. The orange is the perfect attention grabber and accent, and very crisp focus on it.
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06/18/2004 07:02:43 PM
Wonderful creativity earns this a high grade.
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06/18/2004 10:04:04 AM
An effective image for an important choice.
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06/18/2004 05:09:38 AM
I like the theme here, and the photo, but it really doesn't fit the theme. 4.
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06/17/2004 06:54:28 PM
Just drive. Then drink.
06/17/2004 03:58:02 PM
06/16/2004 11:20:39 PM
Great subject and use of colors here. Cropping more centrally might have improved framing a little, as the composition is more heavily weighted to the left.... 7
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06/16/2004 05:52:07 PM
3 for effort
06/16/2004 04:40:13 PM
Vote John Kerry
06/16/2004 02:54:17 PM
Very nice idea.
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06/16/2004 12:51:56 PM
Seems a little empty at the upper right... but nice colors and lighting -7
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06/16/2004 11:33:36 AM
very cool effect
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06/16/2004 10:38:34 AM
Good visual representation of the consequences of your choice. I also like the way the lights play off the broken glass. Very nice.
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06/16/2004 05:00:20 AM
i like this....Never Drink and Drive!
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06/16/2004 12:55:08 AM
This picture really gets the point across.
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