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Delicate Balance
KarenNfld


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Challenge: Orange II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Mar 27, 2010
Aperture: 14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2010

I wanted to have the 3 glasses filled with 3 different shades of orange coloured water. I have done this set-up before with 3 glasses full of coloured water. So I did it and balanced the glasses and just as I was going to take the photo they all came crashing down onto my concrete basement floor. What a mess! Glass and water everywhere, on my lights, my backdrop, ugh. So I cleaned it all up and called it a day.

The glasses are balanced like that with no photoshop tricks, no invisible strings or wires. The only trick I used was to put a bit of poster putty on the bottom of the bottom glass to help it stick to the mirror.

I took lots of orange photos for this challenge, I hope I chose the right one to enter. I'm never sure.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.5211
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.3867
Avg (non-participants): 6.6716
Views since voting: 1647
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 142
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/13/2010 10:13:54 AM
This is amazing.

I sit in awe.
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04/12/2010 10:23:54 AM
Very nice! I particulary like the blue outline that highlights the edges of the glasses.
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04/05/2010 10:12:35 AM
Awesome , Karen- only you would have tried this !!! Congratulations on high finish !
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04/05/2010 04:07:09 AM
This deserved to have ended up higher if you're asking me. I'm glad you confirm that it is a pure balancing act (I thought there would have some tricks involved to keep them like that). Wish I could see your complete set-up for this one.
I know if I would try this, several glasses would get killed in the act(ion).
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04/05/2010 03:12:26 AM
Congratz on an excellent 15th place.
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04/05/2010 02:54:55 AM
excellent compostion and very nice image.
I think that it didn't finish top, due to face that main subject-Orange is only in the background..
In addition, it looks that the background is a bit over saturated.
any way, I like it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2010 07:27:46 PM
An image is most than 1.000 words.
Very good idea.
Very good photo composition and light
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04/03/2010 12:14:51 PM
now that's a trick...how'd you do that??? love the background
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04/03/2010 03:34:56 AM
great balance...
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04/02/2010 04:54:23 PM
This is an interesting photo, and it is very well executed. My only concern is that the orange is merely the background color, and not very involved in the main subject. Still getting a good score from me though.
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03/31/2010 11:43:47 PM
clean, sharp, and cool! 9
blue ribbon
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03/29/2010 08:27:56 PM
Really well done. Great composition.
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03/29/2010 06:42:19 PM
Did you break any? Your entry fits the challenge well.
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03/29/2010 05:33:55 PM
What the ...?? This can't just be balancing. There must be a trick behind it.
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03/29/2010 04:24:10 PM
That's quite a balancing feat.
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03/29/2010 03:42:06 PM
This one really caught my eye. Wonderful work. I hope you included notes on this.
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03/29/2010 09:44:27 AM
Beautiful photo. Excellent balance and the tones of oranges are just perfect. One of my favorites.
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03/29/2010 12:36:38 AM
Great setup and lighting... the top glass seems like it is almost floating in the air...
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03/29/2010 12:06:42 AM
well done...very smoothe 8
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