Orange Crush

Judith G. Secco 5/28/2003 4:01:42 AM

Very nice, Michael. Love the lines and curves. #36998

Mette Vendelboe Allison

What cool work. I really dig it! #104819

Dawn Balaban

I love the curves and the color. It is just great! #104987

Joy Brown

Great image! #105072

Dolores Neilson

Mike... I love this! The excellent color, lines and very creative! I expect to see this in the winners circle!! #105134

Lee Winik

This is a great photo! Would you mind telling me how you did it? I am new to photography and want to learn as much as I can. Thanks in advance. #108728

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Congrats - such an interesting, different look! #113087

A&J

Michael, I love this shot. You've done a great job with the composition. The lines and curves are such a study! Good luck in the finals, and keep shooting! #113221

Cathy Barrows

Congrats and didn't I see this one on photosig also...i'm still trying to figure out what it is...help! #113289

Lem Metro

Given the recent trend toward compositional winners here at BP, I think your wonderful frame has a very good shot at a rewarding finish! Great work, Michael! #114014

Cheryl Meisel

Very pretty. Congrats and GOOD LUCK! Cheryl #114827

Debbie S.

This is such an incredible image...I fully expect it to be in the winner's circle! Would you PLEASE share how you did it? #115454

Michael McMurrough

Thanks everyone!

This image is really rather simple. It's an upside-down martini glass (fancy variety with the curvaceous stem) placed in front of a set of venetion blinds. Light was provided by a table lamp with the shade swiveled to give an interesting effect.

I shot the photo in RAW mode and adjusted the white balance for fluorescent (though it was shot under tungsten) when I developed the TIFF file for processing. This gives it the orange glow. Processing the image was as follows: slight crop to the original, levels and curves adjustment, a few minor spot edits to get get rid of some stray reflections and a couple of hot pixels, resized and sharpened.

I don't think of it as a digital art creation, but rahter, as a photo with a creative white balance.

Michael #115477

Debbie S.

WOW...I had no idea that changing from RAW to TIFF would result in an orange glow! I guess, along with the white balalce set to fluorescent...I'll have to try that one...You got an amazing result! I never would have seen the martini glass...I thought it was some kind of gel-like substance oozing out of a disc-shaped...something! Thanks so much for sharing your secrets...I really appreciate it! #115547

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Congratulations - well deserved! #117251

Terry Gee

Hi Michael!
What brings you over to this neck of the woods?
Congrats on winning with this great shot....I think I've seen it before!
Take Care,
Terry
#117253

Peggy Wolff

Michael, this is absolutly a stunning photograph! Congrats on a well deserved win! What I like even more though is how you spent the time to explain how you created this piece of art. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, and different amounts of experience. To me that is what BP is about is helping others improve their work and sharing our strengths. Thank you for doing that! I would have never known what this photo even was if you had not explained it. LOL #117279

Connie I. Chandler

Congratulations, Michael! This is a very cool photograph! #117373

Debbie S.

A well deserved win Michael!!!!!! It is absoluitely STUNNING and deserves all the recognition and more!!! #117386

Debbie S.

A well deserved win Michael!!!!!! It is absoluitely STUNNING and deserves all the recognition and more!!! #117387

Bernard B. Travers

Great image. Congratulations, Michael. #117434

Patrick Campbell

A striking image, just leaps off the page. Congrats on your win! #117491

Collin Clack

Absolutely superb image, well done on your place in the winners circle!! #117866

Connie L. Carpenter

Excellent.. beautifully abstract. Congratulations. #117938

Damian P. Gadal

WOW - this is great! Congrats! #118115

Wolfgang Dolak

Damian's words are mine also! Congratulations!!
Well-deserved!
birdie #118247

Gary Minish

Great imagination, very well thought out and perfectly executed! Makes for an exceptional abstract image and a very well deserved win! Congratulations, Michael! #118661

Anona W. Boyte

Congrats Micheal!!!! I knew you were gonna win....again! Im so proud to think of you as an aquintance of mine and a fellow photographer/Arkansas.

Keep up the great work.

Anona W. Boyte #120345

Jean Papo

Wow, this is one hottie of a photo! Love it! And, thanks so much for taking the time out to share your techniques used to create this beauty! #125896

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations, Michael!

Cathy :) #126376

Brendan Love 3/15/2007 4:44:31 PM

Very nice and like previous I would also like to say thanks for explaining #4058896

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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