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  1. Just Dave

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    That's great, I love it, is it done in Photoshop or modified polo's?
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    That's mint (y) Love the reflection.
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    That's really good, i suspect you cut out a slot ?
  5. Just Dave

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    Hi alan Thanks, No not done in photoshop, I broke one polo in half then damped the ends put it through the hole and pressed it back together till it stuck (y)

    Thanks Dawn, its taken on a 12" Dia, black plate I got from my local pound shop (y)

    Thanks Graham I did try cutting a slot in it but it just kept breaking the polo so I did as above in my reply to Alan (y)
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    T'is good - would suit an advert for Polo Mints. Makes me feel like going to the local shop for a tube.
  7. Just Dave

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    Thanks Dougie, did you get some :)

    Sent it to Nestle see if they get back to me :)
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    Plastics give great reflections, don't they? LOve the reflection but I think the light is a bit all-encompassing. That said, I wouldn't know where to start with rim lighting polos... :)
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    Love the shot,the lighting is spot on.The only thing I would say from a marketing point of view, is its not normal for the Polos to be linked like that, so i dont know how they would view it. I wonder if you could do something similar but set up the 2 polos to get a heart reflection or something like that?
  10. Just Dave

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    Thanks Its a china plate that I used, havent done much rim lighting shot Pat, see below for lighting

    Cheers Tom, the lighting is natural light from the window, yeah know what you mean about the marketing, think they always look for new twists though, love the heart shadow, idea a twist on the wedding ring shot,

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    Wedding Ring Shadow Love Is by Just Daves Photos, on Flickr

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    You can just see the break so may be worth a little cloning to try and get rid of it. Like the reflections though.
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    Like both, I want a polo now.

    I'm not crazy about the background on the ring pic, nice that you have love and loyal though.
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    Ah yeah missed that, thanks (y)

    thanks, seem to remember the next word down didnt fit so opted for that, suppose it would be different for each dictionary, thats a Victorian dictionary, from my wifes great gran passed down, Ill have another look (y)
  14. Just Dave

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    Think I'll dod a re shoot today, try get it better, I think the rough bits of wrapper are letting it down, should have used scissors rather than ripping it, anyone else any thoughts
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    Oooo I like this shot! how do I do that in PS?
  16. Just Dave

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    Its not done in photoshop, place the ring on your book, and use some directional back lighting the higher the light the smaller the shadow the lower the light the longer the shadow, hope that makes sense (y)
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    So simple, yet brilliant.

    I's one of those why-did'nt-I-think-of-that-shots.

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    Didnt get around to do another today so I'll have to have a go tomorrow
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    Great shots especially the ring shot.
  21. Just Dave

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    Thanks Ceri (y)

    under exposed by 2 stops,For the letters. I did try a bit of burn and dodge in PP didnt quite get it right so went with this version.

    Anyway think I need to do a re shoot to improve it, as Im not that happy with it, Looking at it now, dont like the ragged edges on the wrappers, should have used scissors, to cut it straight I think, dunno be interested to hear what members think,

    Ripped ?

    or

    Cut ?

    and turn the mint over in the tube, so Polo word is visible as well

    Also the light is just from natural window light, no other
    lighting

    Not happy with the graining on the blue guess that came from the under exposing as, shot -1 didnt show much and 0 shots showed no graining, any ideas

    thanks again for all your inputs
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    Hi Dave

    I love the concept though I think that it might look better with an unopened pack of polo's as opposed to an open pack, especially from an advertising image point of view.

    The shot has been well executed and the lighting is spot on, as someone said earlier you can just see the break in the mint but a simple bit of cloning/healing will sort that in PP. Love the reflection too.

    Well done, 10/10 for concept and originality :)
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    Many Thanks Gordon, I'll re shoot it today, (y)

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