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Challenge: Shallow DOF V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Location: Home
Date: Jul 24, 2010
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2010

Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon

Had a few versions with minor differences...got tired and just picked this one.
My attempt at a "studio" shot; really don't know what I'm doing...

[Aug. 1st, 2010 11:33:12 PM]

About 30mins before rollover. It's at an even 6.000; it was at 6.0XXX for the last few days, but dropped below 6.0 an hour ago. I'd like to have it stay at 6.0... We'll see.

Well, almost held out for a 6.xxx but came up short... Next time.

Thanks to everyone who commented, especially appreciated ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Abra and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Tom's feedback. This is another experiment in my beginner's attempt at a "studio/product" type shot.

I had thought about putting the empty bottle at the front, and frosted bottle(s), frosted glass...etc, but it was getting late, needed to walk the dog, blah blah blah:) so details to consider next time.

The red/pink background is due to my inexperience. I had gotten ahold of a couple SB-600's that I tried off camera flash in various ways; aimed at bottles, reflected off white foam boards, bounced off ceiling, etc. However, my background was a white bed sheet lighted by a 250watt halogen work light. The WB on the camera was left on "Sun" setting. So I think the WB setting and the halogen light on the background caused the background to be warmer than I wanted. Edited with basic skills in iPhoto and got what I got.

So there it is for my amateur efforts... I think end result of the entry was bounced flash off ceiling on the left side and flash reflected off a white foam board off the right side. Halogen work light aimed at the white background.
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Place: 55 out of 231
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2010 07:41:37 PM
I like the time you took to set this up, although I would probably like the background a different color other than red.
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08/01/2010 06:12:50 PM
Well done.
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07/29/2010 07:57:07 PM
Nicely set up.
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07/26/2010 11:14:59 PM
nice and different! (7)
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07/26/2010 09:05:57 PM
cool idea. well executed.
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07/26/2010 07:50:30 PM
Technically very good and 'creative' - so well done! What I may have done differently in the composition would have been to have the first bottle as freshly emptied.
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07/26/2010 12:46:54 PM
looks good to me!
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07/26/2010 07:25:28 AM
Nice product type shot.
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