Sonata in Blue

© Jeffrey Levy

Sonata in Blue

Lynne Morris Student 11/30/2007 11:00:08 PM

Wow Jeffrey, what a beautiful creative still life, the colours and lighting are fantastic, excellent work! #798699

Denise Denomy 11/30/2007 11:35:03 PM

THIS IS A PHENOMENAL PIECE, Jeffrey! :0) #5154426

Teri Soares 11/30/2007 11:36:37 PM

Jeffrey, this is FABULOUS! I've tried a few of these images, but yours are very inspiring and blow mine out of the water. Just wonderful!!! Also, thank you for so generously sharing your technique.

Teri #5154433

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 11/30/2007 11:37:31 PM

Very creative and great colors. Thank you for sharing. Great job.
JP #5154435

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/30/2007 11:38:01 PM

Very lovely image you have here, Jeffrey.


Dominick #5154437

Mary K. Robison 11/30/2007 11:58:55 PM

Extremely imaginative and beautiful creation, Jeffrey! The colors, composition and lighting are outstanding.
WINNER! #5154463

Joseph M. Muench 12/9/2007 3:19:55 PM

Jeffrey - Incredibly creative! The lighting, color, lines, and composition are truly outstanding. Awesome! - Joe #5188406

Karen K. Givens 12/19/2007 2:22:36 PM

Congratulations Jeffrey on your finalists. Great image. :) #5228469

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 4:05:49 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Great idea Jeffrey! #5229419

Paul Parent 12/19/2007 4:44:38 PM

Congratulations on your finalist #5229842

Deb Koskovich 12/19/2007 5:20:59 PM

Incredibly clever, and congrats on the Finalist! #5230126

Jeffrey Levy 12/19/2007 6:30:00 PM

Wow, thanks, everyone! As for sharing my technique, I could never have done anything good without others' generosity, so I see it as doing my part to pass along knowledge. #5230759

Mike Perez 12/19/2007 7:40:50 PM

Awesome creativity, clarity and colors, Jeffrey! #5231323

Karen Oldfield 12/19/2007 7:41:35 PM

Congratulations, Jeffrey! #5231333

Kay E. Mahoney 12/19/2007 8:17:12 PM

Congratulations on your first place winner, Jeffrey. #5231586

Susana Heide 12/19/2007 8:45:46 PM

LOVE< LOVE< LOVE this image!!! Intriguing and so very creative! Perfect in every way!! CONGRATS on this fine WIN, Jeffrey!!! #5231894

Sylvia Rossler 12/19/2007 9:49:31 PM

First of all..Thank you for letting us know how you made it ...it is a very deserved 1st place winner...picture perfect!! Big congrats :O) #5232308

Robert Mann 12/19/2007 9:56:19 PM

Hope you got a spot free on your calendar for after the first of the year, Jeff! I feeling a DC day trip or even an overnight coming on. Many congrats on your first place win! #5232358

Paul Vines 12/19/2007 10:54:29 PM

magnificent shot. been away for a while so catching up. but this is fantastic. a very well done and a happy xmas too you
#5232608

Renee Doyle 12/20/2007 1:29:42 AM

A real eye-catcher!!! Congrats on this wonderfully creative and well deserved winner Jeffrey! #5232954

Autum Rhoades 12/20/2007 4:26:04 AM

This rocks! GREAT work! Congrats on your win! #5233600

Neil R. Shapiro 12/20/2007 7:18:51 AM

Big congratulations Jeffrey! A wonderful image, and well deserved win. #5234417

Sherry Sturgis 12/20/2007 8:31:15 AM

Way To Go Jeffrey!!! Many Congratulations to you, on this MARVELOUS winner!!!! #5234718

Kristi A. Howson 12/20/2007 9:47:03 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Jeffrey! Amazing skill in the set up as well as the photography! #5234991

Terry L. Ellis 12/20/2007 10:27:55 AM

Congratulations, Jeffrey, on your expertly done, First Place win! Had to laugh at the color mixing dilemma. #5235128

Colleen Farrell 12/20/2007 11:33:05 AM

Terrific work! Very creative idea. Thanks also for sharing your technique. And congratulations on your First Place Win--WTG! #5235400

Jeffrey Levy 12/20/2007 11:33:20 AM

Thanks, everyone! This is my first first-place finish, so I really appreciate all your messages. :) #5235402

Elida Gutierrez 12/20/2007 11:35:56 AM

A humble Trophy for The Winners
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=5353529&catID=560&contestCatID=4&rowNumber=3&camID= #5235418

Lynne Morris 12/20/2007 2:08:51 PM

Loved this one first time round Jeffrey, delighted to see it with a worth gold badge, huge congratulations! #5235797

RC Fritz 12/20/2007 3:38:26 PM

This image is absolutely fantastic! Very creative, Jeffrey! Congratulations! #5236191

Stanley C. Sims 12/20/2007 4:07:28 PM

Congratulations on this very creative image Jeffrey. Well deserved. #5236267

Amber Kennedy 12/20/2007 7:33:34 PM

What a great imagination you have....image....imagination...hmmm. Great job here, very very interesting a fantasticly set up! #5236981

Ursula I. Abresch 12/20/2007 9:01:08 PM

Congratulations, Jeffrey! Enjoy your sling-pack :) #5237341

Vicki L. Filippin 12/22/2007 6:11:46 AM

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!
Congrats on your win~
:-) #5242554

Jill Flynn 12/23/2007 9:25:03 AM

Awesome work, creativity and vision Jeffrey. Kudos for taking this one right to the First Place Winner's Circle!!! #5246497

Charles Grixti 12/23/2007 8:46:53 PM

Congrts Jeff.... Fantastic work here #5247834

Sky O 12/24/2007 7:49:42 PM

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! Magnificent creativity!!! Great job! :) #5250903

Bill Houghton 12/26/2007 4:32:12 AM

This is such a beautiful win Jeffrey. You did a great job capturing it. Congratulations. Bill

Check out my personal website:

Bill Houghton Photography #5254051

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 1/1/2008 8:23:11 AM

OUTSTANDING!!! Original! Crisp! and outright beautiful! Congratulations!! and a Thank you for sharing your secrets..a true winner. Happy New Year! #5276299

Luca Diana 1/3/2008 5:54:30 PM

Amazing! Great work! I'm glad creativity paid off for you.

Luca #5288381

Kholloud Al-Muraikhi 1/18/2008 12:14:02 PM

Amazing... love the work #5359527

Susie Peek-Swint 11/21/2008 3:47:57 AM

I'm a big fan of your still-life work Jeffrey ~ very inspiring.. thanks for sharing your set-up with us as I'd love to try this.. better stock up on cheap glassware first ~ haha!
Congrats on a well deserved winner that should have taken the grand prize!! #6783414

Leslie Carson Wolfe 12/31/2008 6:43:02 AM

Wonderful shot, and I appreciate the sharing of your techniques as well as the results! Great inspiration for Irene's Photo of the Day today! Congratulations to you both!

Leslie #6961679

Sudipta Das 7/7/2014 10:52:24 AM

wow really nice one. congratulation #11080127

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Description

Blue food coloring in gelatin makes for some amazing "liquid" that defies gravity. :)

The glasses really are stacked that way.

Lighting is three clamp lamps ($5 at a hardware store) sitting on the table behind the glasses, pointing at the yellow wall so no light falls directly into the glasses. The glasses are a few feet away from the wall.

Because blue gelatin plus yellow bounced light = green, I corrected the color in Photoshop. Another issue is that yellow light has very little blue in it, so the gelatin appears very dark. I also corrected that in Photoshop.

Lesson learned: think about color mixing when choosing your food coloring!

Uploaded on 11/30/2007 10:52:27 PM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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