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I was at the computer one night last week and having a nice cold beer (Tsingtao). It sat next to me on the sideboard and when I reached for it for a sip, it looked sooo good with the fishtank light illuminating it from behind.

So I held it in front of the tank with my left hand and took the pic with my right.

Now the camera used the flash...which was a good thing 'cos it managed to blacken most of the background and made the beer stand out!

I cropped it, and resized it. Then brought down the light via gamma correction and boosted contrast a bit. Then sharpened it.

Makes me feel thirsty looking at it now...lol.

Title:A Nice Cold Beer
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:21 Sep 2006 - 11:28 PM
Tags:Beer, Close-up / macro, Cold, Drops, Flash / lighting, General, Gold
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Shellbeequick
21 Sep 2006 - 11:31 PM

I don't even drink, but the photo does lend to temptation!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2006 - 11:35 PM

Thank you! That's quite a poetic accolade!!...lol

Andrew

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lisacraig
lisacraig  8
21 Sep 2006 - 11:41 PM

mmmmmmm (in the words of the woman from napoleon dynamite) "i want that." very nice indeed

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2006 - 11:42 PM

WOW..... this is so good.... like Shellbeequick it made me want to reach out for a drink...

This maybe a "nice cold beer" BUT the amber liquid really enhances the 'patterns' on the glass and you've done it again you've got me thinking is it a patterned glass OR is the bubbles from the beer or is it both? The beer is made more prominent by the black b/g its a great pic and gives a feeling of 'warmth' - excellent shot again textures/tones/clarity spot on.. your imagination and perception never ceases to amaze me.... WELL DONE Smile
Karen

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2006 - 1:09 AM

Lol...thanks, Lisa!

And thank you, Karen! Wow...I never thought of the condensation appearing as patterns belonging to the glass! Thanks for all the comments. So glad you like it. As for imagination and perception for this shot, it was SO incidental...lol. I picked it up has a nice crisp tongue-twirling sip, thought, "Will you look at that...so pretty..." Since it turned out well, I thought ok, that's one for the gallery!

Andrew Smile

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david j. green
22 Sep 2006 - 1:09 AM

The lighting is used to good effect showing texture and detail, certainly looks very appealing.

David

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LINDAW
LINDAW e2 Member 8LINDAW vcard United Kingdom
22 Sep 2006 - 2:58 AM

very tempting - nice shot
Linda

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Sep 2006 - 4:41 AM

nice shot, class in a glass, cheers
chris

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DolphinLady
22 Sep 2006 - 6:28 AM

Wonderful use of lighting.
This is one fanatstic reason why we should always have our cameras at the ready.
Crisp, clear, "Amber Nectar".
Well spotted & awell taken shot Andrew.
HilarySmile

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2006 - 10:48 AM

Hi Andrew,Wonderful capture,love the look of the condensation from the coolness of the beer,the bubbles being seen by the excellent lighting and the patterns induced by both,amazingly good shot.I guess you'll have to take a long slow walk to the fridge to get another one now this has been all warmed up photographing it.lol.Outstandingly composed.Take care.AnnSmile

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PaulaLey
PaulaLey  831 forum posts England
22 Sep 2006 - 12:13 PM

Wow - can't wait for hometime to get me a nice cold beer!
Paula

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
22 Sep 2006 - 12:32 PM

Great capture, texture and lighting.
Christine

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84282 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2006 - 1:55 PM

It looks good - and I don't even like beer! I like the colours, and the background is perfect. Good shot.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2006 - 2:20 PM

Fabulous shot Andrew.What made you think of taking a shot of this.If it was me it would not have lasted long enough.
Great lighting and colours.
Looks nice.
Tom.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2006 - 2:33 PM

Wow...thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments!!!!!

Just so you know...if there's anything critical you think about any of my pics, PLEASE TELL ME.

I'm all for alternative viewpoints and they'll help deepen and broaden my mind's eye's vision.

Which would translate into my being able to see more and take better pictures!

By the way, Tom...I have NO idea what suddenly possessed me. I HAVE enjoyed beer visually at different moment from different angles in the past, come to think of it. But this was the first time I'd thought of capturing it.

Might pop a can later on. Dunno. Won't be Tsingtao this time, though. Baron's Strong Brew. It's a richer and thicker yellow, I think. Maybe not as luminant (is that a word? It should be!) as Tsingtao but who knows how it might play with light, eh?

Andrew

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
22 Sep 2006 - 4:51 PM

I big yum for both the beer and the photo! The patterns on the glass are like gold frost.
Allie

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AnnaBanana
22 Sep 2006 - 4:58 PM

This is fantastic -- so appealing!!! Love the colours and the condensation on the glass!

Anna Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2006 - 7:45 PM

Thanks, Possum and Anna! Bottoms up!!

Andrew

PS I like the gold frost bit Smile

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joseph
joseph  8 England
22 Sep 2006 - 9:04 PM

Now if Carlsberg took photo's.....Click.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2006 - 1:01 AM

Lol...thanks, Joe.

Andrew

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
23 Sep 2006 - 7:13 AM

Great shot Andrew, You're making a lot of us thirsty!

Rodd

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AdrenalineJunky

brilliant! I hate beer but I love this!
-Robyn

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2006 - 11:41 AM

Hi Andrew, this is so wicked and cool, could have a glass right now.

Thankyou for all your lovely comments, much appreciated.

Trish x

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2006 - 6:36 PM

WOW...this is one popular glass of beer!...lol

[Tsingtao should send me a crate, for crying out loud]

Thanks for all your compliments, everyone!!

Andrew Smile

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2006 - 9:25 PM

Great textures and colours here. This makes one very satisfying abstract.
Excellent shot.

Eric.

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ChiliMan
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23 Sep 2006 - 9:30 PM

Thank you, Blue!

Andrew

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User_Removed
25 Sep 2006 - 11:22 AM

the patteren and wetmess amke agreat absract, the most common things sometimes make the most fanstatic images

di : )

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ChiliMan
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25 Sep 2006 - 11:46 PM

Thanks, Di!

Andrew Smile

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pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2006 - 11:47 PM

I thought I would just give you my first impression. It looks like an antique artefact embossed and worked in gold, possibly from an archaeological dig, because it shows great age. It could be any object, this is just a close-up of the detail of the artefact.

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stevophoto
28 Mar 2007 - 4:04 AM

Ahhh that was great. Thank again for another Awesome shot.
Steve

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