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beer mug

By noseprints  
just a little composition exercise. i thought the light looked nice coming through the mug.

no tweaking. slight crop off the left.

Tags: Light Water Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Beer mug Everyday objects Flash and lighting

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Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
29 Oct 2006 8:02PM
Light always looks nice through a beermug :0)

Sorry to be flippant, couldn't resist...

I think the problem with this is that it's just too dark.You could easily lighten it by about 30%, with a smaller boost in contrast, maybe being selective so as not to blow out any of the highlights. There's a ctually a nice subtle bit of colour in there which I think is worth exploiting. FInally composition wise, the little blur in the bottom right corner is a bit distracting

Just my thoughts, hope they're some use

ron thomas 16 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2006 9:03PM
A very pleasing and thought-provoking image, the king of picture that intrigues the viewer to learn more about the circumstances of the meeting/drinking session/drinkers etc.
This is very accomplished photography.

noseprints 17 576
29 Oct 2006 11:45PM
thanks for taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments.
iansamuel 17 271 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2006 11:05AM
Simple but effective. Does seem a bit flat though. Maybe more contrast + saturation?
noseprints 17 576
30 Oct 2006 12:41PM
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
30 Oct 2006 2:33PM
good camera the sharpness of the beer mug and the blur in the FG....good backlight also....very simply but effectiv

ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
30 Oct 2006 4:52PM
would be better with beer in it Smile

think we've all got a few beery shots in our portfolios !

go superwide and high DOF and get your pub in the background - a nice effect to be had there
30 Oct 2006 11:02PM
Owner of this photo wants to improve and uploaded it to our critique gallery. Please be constructive with your comments
Firebaby 17 1.2k Faroe Islands
1 Nov 2006 12:12PM
I like the subtlety and the interplay of the light as it passes through the glass. The highlight and shadow of the light on the tabletop give a sense of the window opposite. The composition leads the eye into the shot, from the darkness at the bottom, up to the light of the reflection and highlights in the glass itself. Now, I'm curious! what lies beyond? what environment does this exist in? is it in a bar? or on a table at home?

The little bit of blur in the foreground makes me feel that there is someone there, this glass isn't sat there alone!
EmmaG_M 13 136 4 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2008 10:24AM
I love the way you've captured the fluidness of the glass, against the slight texture of the foreground it works really well. Also the light reflecting on to the surface works well, I would of cropped off the bottom a little bit, as it tends to draw away from the main subject, I like this alot.

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