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Vintage Wine

By digicammad  
Result of an exercise to create some photos for our kitchen wall. The scene was shot against a beige velveteen backcloth, with just subdued natural light, diffused through closed vertical blinds at the other end of the room. Exposure was 70 seconds @ f11.

The image was then processed for white balance and curves in C1.

In PS, the original was sharpened using High Pass. An inverse burlap texture layer was added with normal blend and 14% opacity. Then a paint daubs layer was added with darken blend mode and 45% opacity.

I'm reasonably pleased with the result, first time I have tried anything like this.

All advice, comment and critique most welcome.


Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: accystan, stevenb, Anthony and 3 more

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accystan 17 132 6 Canada
8 Jan 2006 7:40AM
Nice pic. Sounds like a complicated but interesting procedure. Good result which I think works well with the subject. Good compostition too. Well done.

Dave D
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 8:28AM
Thanks Dave, looks like it's kust you and me. :0)

Steven, thanks for the mod. The colour cast is deliberate, the aim was to create an aged effect like in the wine prints you sometimes see for sale.

stevenb Plus
18 281 7 England
8 Jan 2006 8:30AM
Good composition , Thought lighting a bit flat. Thank you for giving me the chance to try out modificationsm maybe yours works out the best for you.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 8:35AM
Cheers Steven. Perhaps the lighting is a little flat, the other 2 (which I printed out) are a little less flat. It's pretty much the effect I was after but thanks for the input.

Anthony 20 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 8:45AM
thats quite cool mate. Good work.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 8:48AM
Cheers Anthony. I found a sample of satin matt paper from HP and have printed a couple out, must admit they look the business. I'll probably post those over the next couple of days.
8 Jan 2006 9:31AM
Larger version shows better details on this. Nice look to this. The larger version you can see better cloth background detail and better lighting details in.
8 Jan 2006 10:16AM
I'll come back to this tomorrow Ian, want to do a mod. Can I just ask is the bottle actually that shaped - wider at the top than the bottom?
On the other hand, if this is what you want it look like, is there a point in doing a mod! Smile
stuwhitt Plus
17 1.4k United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 1:00PM
Like it Ian, may work better if it was taken from a lower viewpoint as opposed to viewing from above the scene

Hope you dont mind the comments

digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 1:07PM
Thanks folks

Tina - glad you think the large version is better.

Lydia - the bottle really is that shape. :0) I'd love to see your mod, I'm always happy to take advice and ideas.

Stu - I took a couple from a lower viewpoint but wasn't keen on them.

digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 1:18PM
I've just realised why the light looks so flat on the bottle. We used a really dusty bottle, so there is no reflection on it at all. Anybody know the best way to add something convincing?
8 Jan 2006 9:13PM
flying through ... I love using dusty bottles purely because they cut down unwanted reflections, LOL. back later. Smile
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
9 Jan 2006 1:10PM
This is rather on the flat side, but if it was what you were after then that's fin. Having said that, the larger version has more interst to it, so I can only extrapolate and surmise that the printed versions look quite good.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2006 1:15PM
Thanks Keith. You are right, it hasn't come out very well in the small version unfortunately.

10 Jan 2006 10:40PM
Ian, I was looking forward to trying a bit of tweaking with your pics but am currently in despair with my settings. I've been wading through numerous forum threads on colour profiles/settings/printers etc, have printed off masses of sheets of info from links to other websites. Changed my camera settings/monitor/PS7/printer - everything has collapsed, everything conflicts, my little head is exploding, I don't understand any of it any more. (and pointless attempting subtle changes to your lovely image now!)

I don't know why I didn't leave my camera alone, I seem to have changed all the wrong things on that and seem unable to even take a picture now, let alone change computer/printer setup. :-(
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2006 10:49PM
Not to worry Lydia, the photos are not going anywhere. Good luck sorting out your settings.

Maybe it's time to reset the camera to factory defaults?

10 Jan 2006 10:55PM
Perhaps I should do that and start again with the manual (although I don't understand some of that!). Getting very tearful. :-(
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2006 10:57PM
Oh dear. Pour it all out in the forums, I'm sure you will get loads of help.
10 Jan 2006 11:01PM
I got myself in this mess to start with by going there in the first place, LOL. Smile
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2006 11:02PM

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