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  #187 Smell, Scent, Aroma
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Cab Sav       ©2017 babysister
Panasonic DMC-GX7       4th place, 148 points
1/5s, f7.1, ISO 400, 50mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Increased exposure and blurred background.       Extra Info: None
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Jun 27, 2017
    babysister - funny how circumstances work out!

Jun 26, 2017
    Congratulations on your 4th place - your model will be pleased.

Jun 26, 2017
    Thanks for all the comments. I had a few chuckles reading them especially remarks about the clothes, the colour of the wine and the unforgivable edge crop on the bottom of the glass. The model had arrived for dinner (Chilli con Carne!) not to be a model. He suggested his work clothes (nerdy computer programmer) were not suitable but I just wanted to try a shot to see if was feasible so took. The wine was from the bottom of a flask and smelled dreadful.
The next week I had the proper lighting all set up in the garage and he was going to tidy himself up a bit, and he had to cancel - so I had no option but to submit this one. I wonder if the other one would have done so well?

Jun 26, 2017
    My #1. A well-shot portrait.

Jun 26, 2017
    Congrats on another fine finish!

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Jun 25, 2017
    A really honest portrait that definitely conjures up the great bouquet of a good wine.

Jun 25, 2017
    Super informal portrait and challenge entry to boot. You have caught exactly the right moment here.

Old Finn
Jun 25, 2017
    Suits well to the topic,Well composed. In my favorites.

Jun 25, 2017
    Judging by the expression on the drinker it wasn't such a good wine, maybe try a Medoc instead. Nicely composed and in my TT.

Jun 25, 2017
    Very nicely shot, though a tighter crop on the face and wine could help emphasize the 'aroma' element more. He seems a bit disinterested in what he is smelling.
Edited on Jun 25, 2017

Jun 25, 2017
    nicely lit and muted colour scheme - a great contrast to the high key short dof portraits that seem ubiquitous nowadays!

Jun 24, 2017
    not sure how i feel about this one. on the good side, it keeps me coming back to view it. lighting, focus, and composition all good. and it is in my favorites.
just my thoughts..... maybe some ambiance.... are we in a wine cellar, restaurant, bodega? he looks dressed more like a working man who (imo) wouldn't normally care about a wine's bouquet. and maybe that is the charm that this shot has.

Jun 24, 2017
    Great idea. Excellent lighting and focus. The scene seems to have occurred indoors, but the fellow is dressed for the outdoors. I find it a bit odd. Should have included the entire glass. Why crop only that tiny bit of it? In my favs.

Jun 24, 2017
    This meets the challenge well and is a nicely shot portrait. In my top few.

Jun 23, 2017
    Super well shot portrait. Light and focus is perfect. On theme too. Choice of his clothes distracts me a bit, but still very high in my TT

Jun 23, 2017
    aaaahh the grapes came from............
the smell is evident

Jun 23, 2017
    Beautiful portrait with perfect lighting. Excellent choice for the challenge. High in my favs.

Jun 23, 2017
    The portrait immediately says smell and what a handsome model! Well lit face and hand. The wine looks a bit muddy. Perhaps dilute it? or back spotlight it?
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