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Absolut Calm
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Bogi


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Challenge: Absolut Advertisement (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Iceland
Date: Jun 26, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 50
Shutter: 20 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2010

My first thought for this Absolut challenge was to shoot several bottles, because I believed that most people would shoot just one bottle, many bottles would hopefully make the picture more interesting.
So, I went to the next liquorstore and bought few Absolut bottles . To be able to return the bottles and get my money back seals had to be on the bottles, I knew that seals was not going to help for the photoshoot, but I took the risk. If I had removed the seals on this picture, it would have cost me $ 200 (5 x $40 bottle), I donīt drink so much vodka so it was not so hard to return them :)

This photo was taken while I was traveling with my family on western part of Iceland. I started at 1:00 am and drove to the countryside looking for a good location with 6 absolut vodka and miniature bottles in the car :). The night was bright and calm. I found a nice little waterfall that I photographed absolut for about 2 hours, satisfied with the pictures I drove back around 3:30 am to go sleep with my family in the tent , but on the way back I saw a small pond that was so peaceful. I had to check the option of photoshoot. The result: After 2 hours, alot of patience and 15 pictures it was time to go to bed. I took 13 pictures of all 6 bottles + miniatures but only 2 pictures with only 6 bottles like the chosen one that was taken 5.02 am.

Big thankīs to my wife for taking care of the kids in the morning, so I could sleep a little bit lol.
Thx to Offi for the Absolut Disko but next time I want also the bottle inside the disco cover :) , My good teammates in Imagio for the help to select this one for the challenge. Globus wine importer for the Absolut 100 bottle and the all minitures that me and my teammates are going to drink next sunday when we have the result of the DPL finals...............IMAGIO ROCK ON

My first blue!!!!!!
Thanks for all the comments!!
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 68
Avg (all users): 7.3116
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.2963
Avg (non-participants): 7.3138
Views since voting: 7143
Views during voting: 579
Votes: 215
Comments: 51
Favorites: 13 (view)


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07/16/2010 10:38:49 PM
Til hamingju snilli.
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07/12/2010 06:39:45 AM
Til hamingju! Frábær mynd.
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07/11/2010 04:30:18 PM
Frábær mynd Bogi..
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07/11/2010 11:10:40 AM
Snilldar mynd hjá þér, vel gert !
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07/10/2010 07:46:45 PM
Frábær þessi, stórkostleg áferð!
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07/10/2010 11:46:57 AM
Absolutely beautiful and a well deserved Blue !! I admire anyone that worked this hard for a photo. This should have received all 10's.
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07/09/2010 05:03:42 PM
Til hamingju með fyrsta bláa borðann Bogi - congrats on your first blue ribbon and well deserved!
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07/09/2010 02:49:14 PM
Absolutely gorgeous image!!
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07/09/2010 12:27:08 PM
Brilliant! Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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07/07/2010 11:03:16 PM
Really awesome
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07/07/2010 10:09:05 PM
Congrats on your blue! I always like to read the set ups, especially when so much effort is put into it.
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07/07/2010 05:58:32 PM
As soon as I saw this shot, I knew it was the Blue. (and secretly hoping it wasn't from the Longshots! ;-) Very cool shot.
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07/07/2010 04:43:29 PM
Congrats on the blue! Very, very very well deserved. Now celebrate by drinking all of that vodka!

Best vodka on the planet might I add.
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07/07/2010 12:28:58 PM
What an honor to win a blue ribbon in this challenge. I was blown away by the quality and creativity of the images here. What a smart idea to use the bottles and return them. If only the ones who bought those bottles knew how award winning those bottles of Absolut are :) Congratulations! The image is spectacular!
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07/07/2010 11:44:27 AM
Glæsilegt, snillingur!
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07/07/2010 10:51:34 AM
Congratulations on your first blue!! You are a genius!
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07/07/2010 10:00:27 AM
Gorgeous shot. Congrats!
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07/07/2010 08:20:33 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! This was one of my top picks.
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07/07/2010 06:32:58 AM
Congrats on great image, ribbon and points for Imagio

Don't you dare return them bottles!!!
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07/07/2010 05:29:53 AM
Brjálæðislega flott hjá þér Bogi - Congrats on your blue ribbon... Absolutly well done - Go IMAGIO :o)
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07/07/2010 05:12:10 AM
bbbbut...why would you return them ??
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07/07/2010 04:48:35 AM
Brilliant capture. And what a run you are on, a personal best and a blue ribbon! Keep up the good work.
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07/07/2010 03:32:00 AM
Brilliant, creative shot, love it! Many congrats on your blue, Bogi.
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07/07/2010 03:24:15 AM
tell your wife it was worth it! great image! and stunning place to shoot!
the funny part is that you found it on way back..isn't funny?it happens to me all the time..
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07/07/2010 02:13:14 AM
good stuff Bogi, congratulations!
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07/07/2010 01:10:20 AM
Congratulations - this is certainly a gorgeous advertisement.
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07/07/2010 12:51:57 AM
Congratulations. Fabulous shot.
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07/07/2010 12:46:21 AM
Congratulation on your blue.. what a great shot.
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07/07/2010 12:17:33 AM
Congrats on a great shot and superb result.
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07/07/2010 12:08:01 AM
Congrats!! This is fabulous!
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07/07/2010 12:03:15 AM
Sweeet! Very well done. Congratulations!
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07/07/2010 12:03:07 AM
obviously this was going to win, i voted a 10 :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2010 11:59:03 PM
Eerily calm. Great take. Very effective in conveying the brand.
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07/04/2010 09:56:16 PM
the seal on the label spoils this, otherwise a killer shot
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07/04/2010 12:19:19 PM
Fantastic composition, perfect location. Very impressive and I can completely see this as a real ad!
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07/04/2010 12:02:11 AM
That's incredible, I love it! Front page form me, best of luck. 10 and a fav.
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07/03/2010 11:42:47 PM
Nice idea. Strange thing for me though is that the shot doesn't feel calm at all. It feels extremely dynamic with all the bottles at different heights and angles and distances to the camera. I think it reminds me of my new york street scenes which tend to have a lot of different planes. I really like the composition, but to be picky I would have made sure the reflection of the disco wasn't infringing so much on the mandrin. Anyway, thanks for sharing -9
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07/03/2010 11:33:52 PM
stunning. 9
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07/01/2010 04:13:38 PM
My highest vote of the challenge. Really liked this one.
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07/01/2010 04:05:13 PM
Great idea and execution..
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07/01/2010 12:23:43 PM
Never knew there were so many flavours. Cool image.
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06/30/2010 10:42:53 PM
Dammit thats good. 10! I would love to get the details on how you did this.
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06/30/2010 01:18:29 PM
Oh. Wow. Score!! (not voting)
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06/30/2010 10:15:43 AM
That's quite a collection! Lovely photo.
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06/30/2010 07:43:48 AM
Amazing depth of field and fantastic colours.
Got to be a big fat 10 from me.

Kev
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06/30/2010 07:10:36 AM
Very nice. High scores no doubt.
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06/30/2010 06:45:24 AM
This is great. Tope three so far.
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06/30/2010 02:03:11 AM
Not after opening those. ;P

I absolutly love the composition and colors in this one. 9
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06/30/2010 01:35:10 AM
Would not be surprised to see this on the front page. Great clarity, and the reflections are incredible.
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06/30/2010 12:29:32 AM
wowza - one of the best I've seen so far. 9
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06/30/2010 12:25:08 AM
How the hell? 10
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