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Challenge: Shotglasses (Basic Editing)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: May 2, 2011
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2011

I bet there will be a lot of flaming shot glasses in this challenge.

[May. 4th, 2011 01:24:48 PM]

OK, so not that many, only 3 including mine, but one of them has the same title as mine.

Coloured water in each glass, lighter fluid floating on top that was lit. I really wish I knew how to get pictures of glass against black with no reflections. I've tried positioning the light source tons of different ways but I just can't get it right.

Place: 6 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.8498
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6207
Avg (non-participants): 6.8859
Views since voting: 2311
Views during voting: 440
Votes: 213
Comments: 14
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05/11/2011 07:19:21 AM
This was a top three for me; the "figures" in the flames sealed it. This is really good work.
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05/11/2011 04:56:39 AM
Great shot, Karen. Love the colors and especially the flames. Super work (I must try photographing glass against a black background, it sounds like interesting stuff).
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05/11/2011 02:51:02 AM
i'm not sure if this is the case or not, but it makes sense in my head:

for black/black without light reflections, you could use a piece of glass/acrylic that is lit from below. If you have a black card as your background it should reflect and create the black/black look, with intense color inside the glasses, and just a bit of a hairlight.

here's something I found:


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05/11/2011 02:40:14 AM
Love it, Karen. This is a type of photography I've totally given up on because it's so tough. So kudos to you, and congrats on the top 10
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05/11/2011 01:13:02 AM
This was the one I liked best in this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/10/2011 11:42:46 PM
Great mood and color achieved here. The arrow head flame adds to the shot. A ribbon contender for sure.
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05/09/2011 06:14:34 AM
cool...I mean HOT!
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05/08/2011 07:28:37 PM
Love it, good idea!
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05/05/2011 03:28:35 PM
Interesting flame pattern.
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05/05/2011 03:27:48 PM
One of my top three. 9
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05/04/2011 07:44:54 PM
interesting flame/glow. The fire on the right looks like a hand/wrist/fingers.

I think the specular highlight on the front of the glasses is a bit of a distraction and doesn't show the color off well. Also wish the hairlight was a bit more even between the background/foreground plane.
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05/04/2011 03:54:43 PM
I like it! 8
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05/04/2011 02:30:28 PM
Good use of colors and flame. Top notch image. One of my 10s.
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05/04/2011 12:29:55 AM
The obvious winner. 10
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