Uploaded: February 14, 2006


Deborah Sandidge February 14, 2006

This is outstanding, Ursula - the swirls of color and creative composition make this image sing! #392240

Tony Gutowski February 15, 2006

Truly a work of art! Ursula. The compostion is powerful and compelling.-T.G #2423546

She-She Killough March 22, 2006

I think it is AMAZING! But I am not sure how you drink out of it anymore. ;) Awesome Ursula!!! Congrats on your finalist!! #2563459

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 23, 2006

Congratulations, Ursula, on this awesome finalist! Work of art!!! #2567164

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 27, 2006

Very unique and beautiful!
jo ann c. #3089243

RC Fritz November 04, 2006

Very, very creative work! Congrats on your POTD! #3544374

Sam M. Dix April 26, 2007

How exactly did you do this photograph? I'd love to know. #4219330

Ursula I. Abresch April 27, 2007

I don't know if I can remember exactly. It is a composite of a number of images (I think it was five or so), stacked in PS, then blended in normal mode at decreasing percents, where the background is 100%, layer 2 = 50%, layer 3 = 33%, layer 4 = 25%, layer 5 = 20%. The percent amounts come from dividing 100 by the layer #.

After merging (flattening) all the layers, I further processed the image (usual adjustments, curves, colours, possibly cloned out impurities).

Hope this helps :) #4221226

Sam M. Dix April 27, 2007

Did you also use motion blur? #4221344

Ursula I. Abresch April 27, 2007

No. Not at all. I really do not care to use filters such as motion blur. :)
What might look a bit like motion blur is the shadows, overlapping. The individual images were made in bright sunshine light, through a window, glasses layed on their side on white Bristol board. What I was after originally was the play between colour/shape/shadows. As individual images, they're too bright (light is way too harsh). Combined they work (IMHO).

Hope this helps. #4221375

Elizabeth J. Bernier level-classic February 22, 2008

Brilliant! Especially that you had a vision of what you wanted in this and created such beauty!!!Thanks for sharing your technique!!! #5530602

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