On the Level

On the Level

Photo Information
25/08/2010 - 22:44Gary Hickin
CategoryHumour / Fun
Shutter Speed1/13
Aperturef/16
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length35mm

coker

Link Posted 25/08/2010 - 23:25
Great shot, Gary!
It's good shtuff, thish red, ishn't it?
Make mine a pint!!

Coker.(hic)
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 00:05
Clever PS? Nicely done.

Possibly even better without the manipulation?
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 00:45
Thank you- no PS manipulation other than tweaking levels to even out the background ( in a rather clumsy way now that I've seen it on a different screen!) Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/

szgabor

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 06:02
This is a very interesting shot like the other previous ones.
By my opinion the picture was rotated by 90° CW and the wine was frozen into the glass. Is my hint correct?
Regards,
Gábor
My website
My PPG site

Lowela

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 09:18
How did you do this? nice colours! Lowela

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 09:37
Gary Hickin wrote:
Thank you- no PS manipulation other than tweaking levels to even out the background ( in a rather clumsy way now that I've seen it on a different screen!) Cheers, Gary

Gary,(Merlin?)
I am totally confused, no ps?
Flames sideways?
Upright glass / wonky wine? HOW???
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

jeff0000

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 11:00
just a Great shot
playing firm but fair all the way

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 11:06
Thank you for your interest in this one. Gabor- your method is getting there but needs a little more thought- I think that freezing wine in a delicate glass might be tricky and could result in a lot of cracked glasses. The idea of rotating the picture ? what do you mean exactly ? This picture is a starting point for a more complex 'impossible' still life- I'm working on it! Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/

szgabor

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 14:04
Attempt 2.
Using a traditional film camera I used the double-exposition method. I know that the K20 doesn't know it, but I'm not sure in this capability of the K7 that was used by you.
I am sure in that your camera was fixed to the board with all other items and you moved the all items together. The wine was shot when you rotated them to right (CW) by about 30 degrees. I have only a problem with the wine, because when you shot the candle's flame then the all items were rotated to left (CCW) by 90 degrees. But where was the wine then?

Regards,
Gábor
My website
My PPG site

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 17:25
Good thinking and very interesting- the wine was still there.......no double exposures. Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/

szgabor

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 17:54
Attempt 3.
OK, I looked at your shot closer. I see that the candle was in this position under the preparing, because the candle flame melted the wax over it.
My guess is that you fixed all items, the camera and the lighting to the board and you moved smoothly to left or round. The airflow layed down the flame.
How sounds it?
Regards,
Gábor
My website
My PPG site

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 17:59
Gary, are the items glued to a tilted surface and then the image
rotated / straightened?
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 18:26
Hey Gabor- you are getting too complicated for me! Seriously your second guess is quite close and so is Larry's recent explanation (the wine?). Only one shot was involved- with the camera on a tripod. You are both so close! Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/
Last Edited by Gary Hickin on 26/08/2010 - 18:28

beginner

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 18:34
Keep them guessing!......a awonderful still life my friend!....Ken
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 18:36
Thanks Ken- you sound as if you know my secret!!!! Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 22:28
Gary Hickin wrote:
Hey Gabor- you are getting too complicated for me! Seriously your second guess is quite close and so is Larry's recent explanation (the wine?). Only one shot was involved- with the camera on a tripod. You are both so close! Cheers, Gary

Wine? jelly set at this angle?
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 23:42
Congratulations Larry! The rest is all down to super glue.
Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/

szgabor

Link Posted 27/08/2010 - 05:53
Then my first attempt was correct. You took it in portrait format and rotated to landscape (CW 90°), but the wine wasn't frozen but it was a gel. Your question about rotating confounded me.
Regards,
Gábor
My website
My PPG site

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 27/08/2010 - 09:25
Hi Gabor- Yes, your first guess was very close indeed, but it just needed a little more detail- especially about the wine. The idea of freezing it did cross my mind but my wife did not seem too happy at the prospect of shattered wine glasses. The jelly option ( actually ink jet red, water and gelatine ) was one of two options I could think of. Super glue is a bit hit and miss as the stoneware bottle is quite heavy and I did not want to use very much under the base of the glass or it would show. I used a release agent to free the glass after the shot. Cheers, Gary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/

szgabor

Link Posted 27/08/2010 - 09:46
You gave me an idea with this composition. I have only think out that where and when could I realize it.
I am I looking forward with interest for your more complex 'impossible' still-life composition.
Regards,
Gábor
My website
My PPG site
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