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Challenge: Absolut Advertisement II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Jun 21, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 32
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2011

[Jun. 28th, 2011 11:50:55 PM]

I found the bottle about 40 feet from where I parked at work one morning (hence no cap). I stuck it in the sand right where the waves were lapping up. Long exposure while I light painted a bit with a tiny LED flashlight. I was pretty happy with the outcome.

== post challenge ==

Very happy to crack into the top ten. I did not think this would make it with a number of cool shots. Thanks for the nice comments.

Place: 9 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.7843
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.4318
Avg (non-participants): 6.8813
Views since voting: 1729
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 204
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/29/2011 11:59:16 AM
Underrated! I don't think it matters about the cap, the smoothness of the water, and coolness of the image makes up for it.
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06/29/2011 12:03:00 AM
Top 10, well done Mark.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2011 11:16:54 PM
This is a beautiful- creamy blue shot. With the subject only filling up the middle 1/5 th of the image, I can't help but feel like a tighter crop would make a stronger statement. While this is pretty to look at, this doesn't really make me want to drink Absolut. It's not outstanding for me..
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06/28/2011 11:10:14 PM
I can't explain what I like about this so much, but it's definitely what of my most highly rated. I love it.
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06/28/2011 08:59:50 PM
A bit of smoothing would have helped this, I think... especially the left of the bottle. But, I love the composition.

I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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06/28/2011 06:38:35 PM
Delightful color gradient - goes well with the title. Love the minimalistic concept as well. I would've probably liked it even more if there was more negative space and the bottle were not in the center.
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06/27/2011 01:55:42 PM
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06/27/2011 10:44:30 AM
smooth and calm
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06/26/2011 04:22:28 PM
I love this!! Truly worthy of an ad in a glossy magazine. My fav so far.
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06/24/2011 09:12:03 PM
I like this photo. Your use of negative space is excellent and I love the slight shades of blue that really enrich that space. I also have to say the lighter grays that surround the bottle really provide a nice highlight. I don't like how the bottle is tending to point my eyes out of the image. I wish it was placed on the right side of the frame with some nice buffer negative space on the left. Also maybe lower in the frame, this image is very center-composed. Going back to the shades of blue: I love the effect the upper half of the image has. It almost feels like clouds. It's as though the image shifts from sea to sky.
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06/24/2011 05:45:20 PM
Pretty colors... Since the bottle has no cap, I think it'd look cool if you had a message inside the bottle :D
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06/23/2011 10:02:03 PM
Please let us know how to achieve this silky smooth water effect so one day I can take an image like this. 10 and a ribbon.
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06/22/2011 11:27:20 AM
Beautifully done.
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06/22/2011 09:06:23 AM
Really wish the bottle had a cover! Nice colours and exposure.
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06/22/2011 12:53:46 AM
love it
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