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Old Apr 9, 2009, 3:54 PM   #1
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Creating a pleasing composition in a still life is the hardest thing for me to do.


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Old Apr 9, 2009, 4:51 PM   #2
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Beinga wine fan, I like your subject matter a lot. There is too much refection on the wine bottle from the light source and glass. I prefer my wine with Apple slices and cheese.:G
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 5:09 PM   #3
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Here is another version of that pic. And Cali....I agree with you about controlling the reflections on the bottle. Had I shot this at night it would have been easier than shooting it this afternoon with all the light coming through the venetian blinds. Again I just used my trusty old 60 watt bulb.

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Old Apr 9, 2009, 5:19 PM   #4
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I was going to ask what the blue was on the bottle...I like it....a cool color among the warm.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 6:17 PM   #5
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Like the second a bit more than the first, though a light box would help cut some of the reflections out.

All I have to do now, is build me a light box in time for this shoot out.:?
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 8:02 PM   #6
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A light box. Good idea. I sometimes think of one but never got around to building one. It would have been useful here. Thanks Cali.
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Old Apr 10, 2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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Nicely done, Bynx. I think I like this shot best of all I have seen so far.

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Old Apr 11, 2009, 12:53 AM   #8
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Excellent, Bynx. In this context especially I like the HDR or photoshopped modification into a 'classical' painting.

I like the streak of light down the bottle neck.

As there's little food and one glass, I could mail you some painkillers from my medical centre.
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Old Apr 11, 2009, 12:59 AM   #9
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I dont think the painkillers were necessary Alan. The wine I drank the day before. The bottle was empty for this shot and the glass contained some cherry Kool-Aid with some Perrier added for bubbles. Ah, the wonders of Hollywood magic. hahahaha
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 9:34 PM   #10
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I, myself think the first one is better. The second, to me, is overworked which results in a lot of pixel damage.

Bynx, you mentioned taking this shot by a window. Instead of using a bulb for lighting, have you thought about taking advantage of the window light andtry reflecting light from the window to light your subjectinstead? I have done many pleasing still life shots this way. I will post one later.....

Overall, good shot Bynx....

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