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Absolut Before: The Root of It All
Absolut Before: The Root of It All
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Challenge: Absolut Advertisement II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Kitchen
Date: Jun 21, 2011
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2011

Shot in RAW and did some minor cloning and perspective adjustments in photoshop.

[Jun. 24th, 2011 11:14:40 AM]

06/24 - I didn't know Absolut was made from grain, but perhaps "the root of it all" can be seen as the root of all vodka?

The upper right imperfection is the cloning question I had for the SC.
With Cloning
No Cloning (close to submitted image)

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.0300
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.7273
Avg (non-participants): 6.1154
Views since voting: 1058
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 200
Comments: 17
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07/05/2011 09:28:16 AM
Hi T.Aaron, welcome to the Critique Zone!

What a great idea - kudos to you on both the concept and execution. I think that you pretty much nailed what you were trying to do here so this will be a really short critique!

This needs to be sharp, and it is - a classic example of how the kit lens is so much more capable than it is often credited with. The lighting is spot on, the perspective works etc etc.

You have produced a great illusion - I want to see the bottle even though my brain tells me it isn't there. The only way that this could be better (I don't feel the need for the top right of the bottle to be perfect!) would be if you could arrange an absolut label in the middle - but it would have to be perfect in order to not hurt the rest of the image.

Great job, hopefully a sign of more genius to come!

Happy hunting,

Frank.
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06/29/2011 11:48:23 AM
Now that is truly clever:)!
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06/29/2011 12:23:02 AM
Wow...nice finish ! Even with all those bozo 1,2, and 3 votes !
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2011 08:57:41 PM
What a lot of work! I'm amazed at your creativity!

I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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06/28/2011 05:24:55 PM
Nice improvisation!
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06/27/2011 03:37:29 PM
Clever.
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06/26/2011 04:01:34 PM
Cute idea. I wonder how many people really know that vodka comes from potatoes.

I'm sure you have heard this already, but the upper right of the bottle being broken is hurting this otherwise clean image.
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06/26/2011 02:48:52 PM
10.. I wish I had this kind of creativity!
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06/24/2011 05:49:17 PM
The idea is excellent and very creative.. But you could've done a better job with cutting them and aligning them properly.
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06/24/2011 12:29:37 AM
I love this! It's clever & it's executed beautifully. I like the way the potatoes aren't just 'perfectly' aligned- but rather that the layout is parallel to the individuality of each potato. I've seen a lot of creative shots in this contest- but this is my winner because it's a unique take on Absolut Vodka... that's the point- right?!
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06/23/2011 09:49:39 PM
Super creative!! My only suggestion might be to add dirt on the table rather than using a white board. It would make it look more rustic and natural.
Awesome shot
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06/23/2011 08:27:57 PM
What makes this image even more charming and novel is the slight imperfection at the bottleneck! 9 for now and Bravo!
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06/23/2011 06:48:31 PM
I love your take on the challenge. You definitely get kudos for your creativity. I wish the cut was a little more exact and clear, but for concept sake, I think the viewer can forgive you for it. My eyes are being thrown haphazardly around the photo...maybe the potatoes need to be arranged in a way so they point more towards the center (some of the ones on the right are, though, which is good). There's also some white thing on the right, near the top of the outline...I probably wouldn't have noticed it though if I wasn't studying so closely. Again, amazing idea.
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06/23/2011 09:55:01 AM
Interesting, although Absolut is not a potato-based vodka.
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06/22/2011 07:22:50 PM
Severely creative. Excellent concept and execution. Nice contrast between color and non-color, texture and non-texture, the positive and negative. Extremely well done.
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06/22/2011 09:00:32 AM
This is so cool, it's like an optical illusion!
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06/22/2011 01:11:45 AM
Funny that the labels on the bottles say it's made from grain grown in southern Sweden. ;-) But cool idea.
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