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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: London UK
Date: Jan 12, 2002
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2002

Shining a spotlight through the bottom of a blue bottle onto a white sheet of paper. This is so totally different from the picture I originally wanted to take, but there you go!

There's not much been done to it, run through NeatImage to clean up the noise and a fairly drastic crop plus a minor tweak to the levels to make the blue a little richer. It's a shame that the body of the bottle at the bottom of the picture is out of focus but I do love the rich blue tones!

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 243
Avg (all users): 6.2500
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2667
Avg (non-participants): 6.2273
Views since voting: 1273
Votes: 260
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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12/10/2002 09:59:02 AM
Critique Club


Initial thoughts
This probably wont be as unbias a commentary as Id hope to make it what with us being married and all but I do like this one a lot and thought I might fit in an extra critique.

Composition/ Content
I really like the landscape composition infact I was probably responsible for you trying this crop since I wasnt so keen on your portrait alternatives. I think it makes for a much better abstract and much stronger composition that the more obvious portrait composition. The portrait composition works to the obvious shape of the bottle this works against it and is therefore quite exciting to me.
I like that there is some aspect of the rule of thirds, sort of in terms of the positioning of the curve of the body of the bottle and some aspect of centred composition in terms of the lighting and bottle top.

Background
I think the background is at least as important as the subject here since its the soft circle of light which gives the composition some of its strength. The way the lighting is so well diffused by the bottle itself is very appealing.

Camera Work - Technical
Some darkness on body of bottle though that does serve to anchor the image somehow. I like the DOF though would be interested to see a version sharp from front to back too.

Digital Processing - Technical
Seems fine.

Fits The Challenge
Oh yes.

Your Opinion On The Photo
I really like this and NOT just coz youre my husband!
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12/10/2002 08:57:19 AM
Critique Club
Composition I think a portrait orientation would work better for this image it looks a bit cut short for want of a better description.
Background - Beautiful blue tones!
Camera work As you say the bottom of the bottle is out of focus, but it actually doesn't detract from the shot
Digital processing good you haven't been tempted to overdo the processing.
My Opinion I cant say much more about this shot except that I like it very much Congrats on coming up with an innovative idea that relly worked!
Good Shooting with your new camera
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 06:26:35 PM
Nice angle shot. Nice effect the glow around the top of the bottle. Nice crop, decent focus, Good shot. PTL 6
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12/08/2002 12:35:36 AM
Intresting view. To bad it is in the middle of the screen or it would have gotten a higher score but I think 8 is good.
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12/07/2002 12:30:37 AM
Best plain bottle shot of the week. muckpond
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12/06/2002 07:57:38 PM
I like this - very curious to know how it was done.
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12/05/2002 10:40:00 PM
absoloute-ly good product shot, i love it
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12/05/2002 11:34:42 AM
Great angle. Almost too much up top IMO.
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12/05/2002 05:34:51 AM
Great angle and tones. Jacko.
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12/01/2002 10:45:56 AM
Excellent work :)
Great blue colours and an interesting but simplistic subjuect. 9
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12/04/2002 02:08:00 AM
I think I would have liked to have seen this portrait rather than landscape with more of the bottle in the shot. Still a great shot though with a nice halo effect!
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12/03/2002 10:00:00 PM
Very Blue. I like it. Lnede
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12/03/2002 04:54:00 PM
Love the POV, the color is perfect!
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12/03/2002 03:45:00 AM
nice picture. i like the comp. and lighting. very nice.
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12/02/2002 11:56:00 PM
interesting composition. points for simplicity. 6
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12/02/2002 09:26:00 PM
Cool lighting and perspective. Seems a tad dark or underexposed maybe, but it's still great. 8 ~indigo997
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12/02/2002 09:17:00 PM
Beautiful lighting, angle and background! Excellent shot!
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12/02/2002 08:49:00 PM
great perspective and lighting
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12/02/2002 05:30:00 PM
Wow-- cool idea well done
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12/02/2002 01:33:00 PM
One of my favorites this week. Good angle. Nice glow. 8
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12/02/2002 12:22:00 PM
Could be a Skyy Blue vodka ad... nice job, I like it a lot! The different shadses of blue are "bluetiful" :-) I'm giving this an 8, cause I think the bottle could have been just a tad more in focus. Good job!
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12/02/2002 01:53:00 AM
Like the lighting, and the shades od blue in this shot. Good one. Boyte1
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